Teams Bring Home SAC Columbus Day & ASA Thunder Columbus Cup Tourney Titles
Severna Park, MD – The Severna Park Venom and Severna Park Girls United – two Green Hornets Girls U9 Select Soccer teams – won competitive Columbus Day tournaments earlier this month.
After advancing through regular play, Venom won the SAC United Premier Columbus Day Tournament defeating Arundel Soccer Association (ASA) Arsenal 2-1 in the semifinals and suburban Philadelphia’s FC Brandywine Gold 1-0 in the championship game. Also competing in the division were teams representing SAC (Columbia), Premier (Towson), and Beadling (Pittsburgh) soccer clubs.
The Venom roster includes players Gillian Bean, Parker Collins, Abby Cover, Annie Gage, Emma Lawrence, Addison Mahaney, Olivia Nardone, Sally Reed, Nathalie Shaw, Lacey Toth, Brooke Velez, and Ava Zimmerman. Venom is coached by Dan Gage, Mark Cover, and Chris Nardone. Girls United championed their division in the ASA Thunder Columbus Day Tournament in Crownsville. Also competing were teams from Pasadena Soccer Club, Arundel Soccer Association, and South County Youth Association.
The Girls United roster includes players Nina Ambro, Ava Baselga, Kate Behe, Maeve Byrne, Isabella Dorn, Stella Habashi, Rebecca Jimeno, Kaiya Norton, Jessica Ricci, Lena Slade, Nora Tipton, and Athena Vangraefschepe. Girls United is coached by Jeanne Byrne, Kurt Vangraefschepe, and Jen Habashi.
Both teams are currently compiling winning fall seasons in their respective leagues – Venom in CMSSL and Girls United in AAYSA.