Quad City Strikers U15 Boys Beat Utah To Move Forward At President’s Cup Nationals!
The first club team from the Quad-Cities to make it to national competition has gotten off to a great start!
Quad City Strikers Warriors U15 boys advanced to the President’s Cup Nationals — featuring the final eight teams in the country left after statewide and regional competitions between state-winning teams — by going undefeated in the Midwest Regional in Cincinnati and making it to the final two in the Midwest region.
The team went into President’s Cup Nationals play on Friday, going up against seven other national teams — Utah and Southern California from the Far West, Connecticut and Pennsylvania from the East, North Carolina and Arkansas from the South, and Illinois, the other team from the Midwest.
The Strikers, representing Iowa, face off in group play against a bracket of Utah, North Carolina, and Connecticut, and the team’s tournament got off to an awesome start on Friday, as the boys won a hard-fought battle against a tough Utah team 2-0.
The Strikers defense was dominant in shutting down the Salt Lake City-based team, and the offense put home two strikes to take the early lead and hold on for the win.
The Strikers face off against Connecticut this afternoon, and a win would get them to 2-0 in the bracket, and clinch a spot in the final four, which will be held Monday.
The Strikers are coached by Juan and Christian Nuci, and the roster includes Aiden Nuci, Ben Leinart, Caleb Hythecker, Charlie Blackwell, Cole Brimmer, Colton Schuette, Connor Wehr, Easton Bohnstengel, Fred Callender, Jackson Leary, Javier Alvarado, Joseph Ly, Lance Brock, Luke Jennings, Nathan Winger, Payton Douglas, Seth Utsinger, Wyatt Marshall, JC Nuci and Anthony Linomontes.