It certainly was a spring to remember for Somerville Youth Soccer, as several travel teams enjoyed extended post-season runs at both the MYSL Commissioner’s Cup and MTOC tournaments in Lancaster. Those crowning achievements followed a highly successful campaign for the organization that saw over 1,200 players and 83 teams participate in respective SYS programs at all levels.
After a five-year hiatus, both the boys’ & girls’ high school programs returned to the competitive scene for U-17 play in 2022. Somerville’s B911 Blue squad made the most of that opportunity by posting a perfect 7-0 regular season slate and capping MYSL play with a 3-1 win over Soccer Without Borders (SWOB) in the Commissioner’s Cup title contest. Head Coach Dean Williams then guided his team to round robin victories over Topsfield (3-1) and Arlington (4-1) as well as a late 1-1 draw with Webster to advance to the MTOC semifinals, where Somerville suffered a tough 2-0 setback to Fall River to finish the spring at 11-1-1 overall.
A total of 10 SYS teams qualified for Commissioner’s Cup play, as Somerville posted an overall mark of 11-9-4 during the competition. Both B56 Blue & B56 Red just missed out on making the trip to MTOC after falling in their respective title contests, while B3 Blue and B4 Red also recorded two wins in three outings during the tournament. B3 Red and B4 Blue notched a win and a tie on the weekend, while B4 Grey registered a pair of draws in their outings.
Head Coach Marcos Trivino guided a pair of SYS girls’ teams to Commissioner’s Cup qualification this spring, as his G78 Blue and G911 Blue squads suffered opening round setbacks after outstanding regular season finishes in their respective divisions.
“The level of achievement on the field, coupled with the camaraderie enjoyed off of it, made this a very special season for all of our Somerville teams,” SYS President Dominic Lachowicz said. “We are extremely grateful to our volunteer coaches for continuing to instill the values of fair play and leadership, and I especially want to congratulate those teams who represented our city in Lancaster. It was a great season and a reflection of all the positive things happening within our organization."
Congratulations to all our players, coaches, and families on representing SYS with great pride both on and off the field this spring!