The Midwest United FC Kalamazoo 04 Girls Royal team capped off a special season this past weekend.
The team, which settled for a tie on both Saturday and Sunday, secured first place in Premier I of the Michigan State Premier Soccer Program. The girls finished with 24 points (7-0-3) to win the league championship over Nationals Canada and Michigan Rush Northville.
The two draws also clinched an undefeated season in all competitions for the 04 Girls Royal team.
"This group has shown consistent improvement dating back to the fall when we finished third in Premier I," coach Todd Wells stated. "During the winter, they set high goals for the spring season and they worked incredibly hard to achieve them."
The Premier I championship was not the only title the girls captured this spring. They also won the KISS Tournament, winning every game by multiple goals.
To start the spring, the girls traveled to Grand Park for the Indiana Fire Juniors Turf Classic, where they showed they could compete with high-level competition from throughout the region. Although they didn't win the championship, they didn't lose a game despite playing three successful MRL teams. The strong performances early set the tone for their impressive spring season.
"I think the first tournament gave us a lot of confidence heading into league play," Wells said. "Once we picked up a few wins, it continued to build from there."
Overall, the girls finished with ten wins and six ties, outscoring their opponents 40-13 in the process.
"This was undoubtedly an exceptional group," Wells reflected. "I'm excited to see where we can go from here and what's in store for the future."