San Diego Surf SC ’07 Girls Win Cal South State Cup
Coached by Craig Barclay, the San Diego Surf SC Girls Academy Select 2007 team win Cal South State Cup.
“I’m really proud of the girls through the entire course of the year,” said Craig Barclay.
The San Diego Surf SC Girls 2007 team, coached by Craig Barclay, won the prestigious 2018 Cal South State Cup.
Surf SC Girls ’07 defeated the Slammers FC G07 PA 3-2 in the Cal South State Cup Final to win the 11U Presidents State Cup and become champions.
“After the game, I asked the girls to celebrate every practice, every game and every failure leading up to the championship, rather the final itself — Those are the moments that truly lead to them becoming champions,” said Barclay.
“Winning state cup two years in a row with different coaches not only speaks volumes about the talent of the team but also the standard of the coaching and philosophy at Surf SC,” said Barclay.
The Road to The Championship Title – Surf 07 Girls Journey to Victory:
The Surf Academy Girls Select 2007 team defeated Beach FC, LAGSD, and SGV Surf in bracket play, earning a total of 11 goals and allowing only 2 goals in. After winning all 3 bracket games, the Surf team took on another Surf Affiliate, Anaheim Surf G2007 White coached by Romeo E Aguinaldo in the Round of 16, winning 2-1 in a tough match.
In the Quarterfinals, the team shutout Legends FC 4-0 coached by Josh Hodges to advance to the Semifinals where the team defeated So Cal Blues coached by Robert Mulligan 2-1.
This talented team also won last year’s Cal South State Cup. Coached by Danny Tonks, the team played 7v7.
Barclay took over the team from Tonks in March 2017 and the team then began playing the 9v9 format.
Coached by Barclay, the team also won Manchester City Cup and Surf Thanksgiving Cup this season.
“The development of players and the team is the priority for us,” says Barclay.
“Winning State Cup is a fantastic reward for their hard work and certainly a by-product of the development.”
“We will continue with them for the 2018/19 season which will be their last season playing 9v9 before the team moved on to playing 11v11 on a larger sized field,” said Barclay. “Our aim, as always, is to continue teaching the right habits that will allow the players to become successful when they progress into our U.S. Soccer Development Academy program.”
“At Surf, we pride ourselves on teaching and playing the same style from our U18’s to our U8’s,” said Barclay. “This vertical integration between coaches and teams provides a great platform for players to continue along the same development pathway. Our goal is to always be the #1 club in the nation, known for producing college athletes and national team players.”