The Marco Island Surge 3v3 teams are gearing up for the Challenge Sports 3v3 National Championships, at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, July 31-Aug. 2.
The Under 9 boys and U15 girls are rated No. 1 in Florida. The U6 boys are rated second, while the U12 boys are ranked third. The U6 team won the Cape Coral and Fort Myers tournaments, played at Jet Blue Stadium. In the Cape Coral tourney, Surge U6 split with the top-ranked U6 team, Parma FC.
The U10 boys and U11 girls also qualified for the Disneytourney with strong showings at the Bonita Springs 3v3 Tournament.
All the teams will compete at the San Carlos 3v3 tourney this weekend as a tune-up for the Disney tourney.
“The teams practice hard one to two times a week and have played in a number of tournaments to gain their rankings,” Chadd Chustz, Marco Island Soccer Club president and coach of the U6 boys said.
“Jim Watt has been coaching for a while and does an outstanding job,” with the U9, U12 boys, and U15 girls. “The kids are having fun and doing well,” Chustz said.
Here are the team members of all Surgeteams and coaches.
U6 boys – Coach Chadd Chustz: Gabe Polanco, Aeden Chustz, Tyler White, Mario Guzman, Evelyn Vizcaya, Justin Martinez and Luke Trebilcock.
U9 boys – Coach Jim Watt: Jake Watt, Lucas Chustz, Nick Gionet, AJ Hobbs, Alex Macko. Lincoln Labutte, Andrew Nava-Espinoza.
U10 boys – Coach Brandon Rea: Kenny Coates, Emiliano Nicasso, Sergio Pena, Isaiah Barajas.
U11 girls – Coach Chustz: Madison Champeau, Nicole Rodriguez. Daelynn Aguilera, Ashley Lerma, Andrea Bautista.
U12 boys – Coach Watt: Johnathon Watt, Nicholas Vergo, Matthew Vergo, Armando Anaya, Kevin Nava-Espinoza, Kirra Polley.
U15 girls – Coach Watt: Mercedes Mertens, Hailey Karp, Madeline Grucci, Olivia Watt, Julia Wagner, Elizabeth Schultheis, Kayla Kladis, Morgan Jones.