Severna Park BU11 United opened up 2016 on the right (or left) foot with a championship at the PWSI Icebreaker Cup in mid-March. With wins over three Virginia teams (VSA, Chantilly, and SYA) by a combined 11-0 in the preliminary rounds, and a 3-0 lead over Arlington in the first half of the finals ... it looked like smooth sailing to the championship. That was until Coach Souder decided to change the formation to protect their precious lead. Arlington quickly took advantage of the tinkering and poured in 3 goals in the span of about 20 minutes to tie things up. Good job coach ;) Fortunately, Andrew Handen bailed out the coaching staff by hammering one past the keeper from outside the box in a 4-3 victory.
United followed up their tournament victory with the SoccerDome BU11 Gold Division indoor title two weeks later. The final game pitted the top two teams in Severna Park and the Dreamers Soccer Academy. Andrew Handen and Owen Muldoon started off the final game each with a header goal (the last for them for a while with the new heading restrictions put in place). Evan Souder then went into beast mode - proving to be a nightmare for the Dreamers - with a key PK save in the first half and two second half goals to help secure the 4-3 victory.
SP United and that guy!