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Super Y League Alumni: Where are they now?

04/30/2021, 11:00am EDT
By Staff

SYL alumni make moves to advance their soccer careers

TAMPA, Fla.- The Super Y League (SYL) has no shortage of successful alumni with players like Tyler Adams, Brooks Thompson and Joey Dezart making up just a few of SYL Hall of Fame names. With youth players all around the country striving to reach the professional ranks, it is more critical now than ever to begin competing at a young age to define your unique soccer skills. For these SYL alumni, the Super Y League did just that, allowing these players to test their soccer grit among the nation’s best. Ultimately, only a few will reign supreme and earn chances to advance their soccer careers beyond youth play. 

The following SYL alumni are some of the few that have continued their soccer careers beyond the youth realm and into collegiate play with hopes of reaching their highest potential within the game. 

Sofia Black

United Futbol Academy & Atlanta Fire United | Indiana University

SYL Accomplishments: 2015 Super Y North American Finals Qualifier (United Futbol Academy), 2016 U16 Girls Super Y North American Finals Champions, (Atlanta Fire United) 2016 SE Super Y Regional Champion (Atlanta Fire United), 2016/17 First Player selected to the USL Experience, SYL National Player Pool, 2016 Top 5 Scorers Super Y South East Region (Atlanta Fire United)

What did you enjoy most about the SYL and how did it help you to develop as a player?

“I enjoyed the atmosphere SYL created and at each event, whether it was watching the pro team train at USLX or playing in a playoff game, it gave you a look into who you are and what you can accomplish with the right mindset. SYL Finals were more than just soccer games. SYL created an atmosphere where you could be yourself and showcase your talents on and off the field, while still enjoying competing to win SYL Finals. The way everything was set up was so professionally done.
SYL helped me develop as a player because it provided the tools necessary to become better through strong competition and being able to watch players and teams from across the country. SYL gave me a view into what it would take to become the best player I could be in the future. They have fostered an environment of growth and development where everything we did, especially at USLX, was geared toward providing the best coaching, training environment and matches possible. Being able to train and play alongside other great players helped me to become more confident in my abilities on and off the ball and the coaches at SYL helped to develop all of us in the game; technically and tactically.”

Current Accomplishments: #129 Top Drawer Soccer ranked player - 2020 High School Graduating class, Scored 1st Collegiate goal with Indiana University against Michigan in the Big 10 Conference game , Attended U18/19 Sweden National Team Camp - 2019, USSDA SE Regional Champion (2018, 2019) - TopHat Soccer Club, USSDA Championship Qualifier (2018, 2019) - TopHat Soccer Club, ECNL Final 4 - ECNL National Finals Championship 2018, ECNL SE Conference Champions 2017, ECNL SE PDP Selection 2017, US Soccer National Training Centers selection 2015 - 2017

Isabelle Lee

DDYSC | High Point University

SYL Accomplishments: Qualified for the Super Y National Finals two years in a row and advanced to the semifinals the second year

What did you enjoy most about the SYL and how did it help you to develop as a player?

“I enjoyed the competitive atmosphere and getting to attend Nationals. As a player, it helped me develop my speed of play and confidence while playing against really good teams.”

Current Accomplishments: Signed to D1 High Point University for the 2022 school year, Club team was State Cup Finalists, High school team won Region Championship and is currently in playoffs, Began coaching U12 girls soccer at former club, Inter Atlanta FC

Ryan Foley

Long Island Rough Riders | St. John's University

SYL Accomplishments: Made it to the 2015 SYL Finals Championship, Qualified for the U12 All-Tournament team, Golden Glove winner

What did you enjoy most about the SYL and how did it help you to develop as a player?

“I enjoyed playing at the highest level possible against great competition throughout the country. Playing in the Super Y League taught me how good you had to be in order to win and be great, which all starts at training and working on your game.”

Anna Doane

Michigan Rush Jackson | University of North Carolina-Asheville

SYL Accomplishments: Super Y National Champion 2018, USLX Experience 2019

Current Accomplishments: All-State (freshman and sophomore year), All-Conference (freshman and sophomore year), PDT Champion (2020), Weston Cup Champion (2021), National Rush Select 03G, State Cup Champion 2020

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