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NPSA Success on Mercer Island

By Keegan Rogers, 11/26/17, 12:15PM PST

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The NPSA Mercer Island  Titans have had yet another awesome year coaching , educating, and developing young athletes. The club has many strong teams at all ages playing out of Mercer Island and this season has been full of success for the Titans !!!

The Boys 2006 Navy Team deserves special mention as they have accomplished so much this season. This group of boys have been together now as a team for the last 2 years and have been competing at a very high level. This season, all their hard work payed off as they managed to secured the  league title in Fall with a record of 8-1-1 in the SuperLeague 1 Division. Coach Jack Sturgess and the boys now move up to the very top division, the NPL, in Spring and will compete against some of the best teams in State at this age group. This is a very exciting time for all the boys and they can’t wait to get started again in the new year.

The B06 Navy team started the season firing on all cylinders winning 4 out of their first 5 matches and held the top of the league by 1 point. The boys faced their first big hurdle when they made the long trip to face a strong second place team called Hawks Soccer club based out of Pullman, WA. Unfortunately on that day, they got beat 2-1,  losing to a last minute goal from the Hawks. It was a tough loss for the team, especially with all of the travel involved.

With 4 games left in the season, the NPSA Mercer Island 2006 Titans knew they would have to win all 4 remaining games to  clinch the Superleague 1 title. Not only did they manage to accomplish this tough challenge, they went above and beyond and won all 4 games without conceding a single goal, as well as scoring 7 along the way.

This team has some impressive stats keeping 7 clean sheets through 10 games giving them the best defensive record across the whole of the B06 age group. They only conceded 5 goals throughout the entire season. They also know how to put the ball in the net scoring 18 goals along the way, a perfect recipe for success!!

Soccer plays a huge role on Mercer Island bringing the community together and it’s a fantastic achievement that the whole team is Mercer Island based with all players living on Island. With hard work and dedication it shows anything is possible. Here are your Superleague 1 Champs !!

Players: Aidan Rodey, Alexander Findlay, Ben Lamperti, Ben Katz, Chaney Wampold ( Captain), Cody Fosseen , Colby Duenas, Cole Nicholson, Edward Woody Brown, Laken Hykes, Lucas Shelton , Nick Chou, Wyatt Acker and Coach Jack Sturgess



NPSA M.I Titans are committed to improving and developing youth soccer players on the Island and the players on the 2006 Boys team are not the only players who had a tremendous amount of success this season. 

The G07 Titans team have just secured their second division title and promotion in their second consecutive season. They will now have the chance to compete in the Super League next season. This team also has some Mercer Island residents! 

Anna Carson, Camille Rodey,Erika Sutkus, Hannah Hsu , Hannah Moeller , Jordan Balousek and Lis Grove (Team Picture Below)

There were also winners medals for many Mercer Island Titan players, including these B05 players:

Carter Gribble ( Captain), Brandon Kirmer and Jon Lee (Team Picture Below)

NPSA Titans are excited for the journey ahead and will be striving to provide the best possible soccer experience to all its Mercer Island based players and families. GO TITANS !!!!!