CONGRATULATIONS! Girls’ soccer team wins surprise state championship, heads to regionals – with community help

Congratulations to the HSA Select G07 soccer team, the Washington State U15 Division 1 President’s Cup champions this year, which means they’re heading to Arizona to compete in regionals – with community assistance. The photo and information are from parent Krista McInerney, who explains:

This is kind of a rare occurrence, as they were competing against premier-level teams in a division they’d never experienced before. Click through to their GoFundMe page to read more about their road to the 6/15-6/19 Far West Regionals. The team is made up of players who live in West Seattle, White Center, Burien, and Normandy Park. Players on this team attend Madison MS, West Seattle High School, Chief Sealth International High School, Summit Atlas, Vashon High School, and Highline schools. We would love to put the call out for community support.

Champions at the Arizona tournament move on to national competition in North Carolina in July.

12 Replies to "CONGRATULATIONS! Girls' soccer team wins surprise state championship, heads to regionals - with community help"

  • JC May 23, 2022 (9:51 am)

    GoFundMe Link:

    • WSB May 23, 2022 (10:01 am)

      Sorry, meant to add that in a couple spots in the story, there now.

  • NWMama May 23, 2022 (9:59 am)

    Congratulations! To those who are interested: kids have to try out for select and premier teams.  Premier is considered a higher caliber, but in my opinion it is not.  They play year round, while select is half the year (fall and into part of winter for finals)- which allows for kids to participate in other sports -making them a more well rounded athlete and less likely to burn out and get injured.  So while this parent says that this was a surprise win, I’m not surprised at all!  We explicitly don’t allow premier tryouts in our family.  Our premier caliber player plays select because they want to enjoy the fun of multiple activities   

  • SLJ May 23, 2022 (10:05 am)


  • Lina May 23, 2022 (10:09 am)

    So exciting!

  • Nice job! May 23, 2022 (10:18 am)

    What a huge accomplishment! This is the soccer equivalent to the Little League World Series! Good luck and go make West Seattle and all of Washington proud! Nice work ladies, 

  • WS Mom May 23, 2022 (10:41 am)

    Such a great achievement! Congratulations!

  • Howard R Chilcott May 23, 2022 (11:30 am)

      These girls are truly AMAZING!! Their work and dedication for the past 2 years is second to none. So very proud to be a part of this – Coach Howard  Let’s go!!

  • Jay Sievertson May 23, 2022 (3:39 pm)

    What an incredible team and giant family we are! So proud! GO WESTSIDE!! – Coach Jay

  • Soccer Fan May 23, 2022 (4:39 pm)

    Semi final…what a battle…came down to PKs… then a really physical final…got up 1 zip, got tied with 5 min left…then the Cup winner in extra time!!@!@

  • Local supporter May 23, 2022 (8:55 pm)

    This is such an amazing journey for a special team of young women from our local community! According to the WS Chamber of Commerce site, “almost one-fifth of Seattle’s total population resides in West Seattle.”  With an estimated city population of 770,000, that’s over 150,000 residents in WS.   Surely, we can get this fundraiser to its goal of $10K (or more!).  By way of example, if 20% of WS’s residents donated only 33 cents a person, we’d hit $9,900.  So let’s do this WS!! (BTW, I’m not advocating that anyone only donate 33 cents…)

  • Super! May 24, 2022 (5:35 am)

    This is amazing! With so many expensive pay-to-play clubs around, it’s refreshing to see our community club, and the players’ true grit and spirit, winning through. Congrats ladies! Just donated. Good luck in AZ!

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