MT. HAMILTON GIRLS WIN SILVER
Recognizing Hamilton’s amateur athletes and teams
The Mount Hamilton Youth Soccer Club’s under-11 girls’ team made it to the championship game of the Schwan’s USA Cup in Minnesota. This was no small feat as the tournament is the largest in the Western Hemisphere, with 1,178 teams from around the world — including China, Japan, Africa and throughout the U.S. — participating.
After earning a win, a loss and a draw in the round-robin, Mount Hamilton beat Tonka United 5-0 in the quarter-finals and beat the Centennial Crushers 4-2 in the semis. The championship game against Sporting St. Croix Academy of Minnesota was tied 1-1 after regulation, still tied after two five-minute overtime periods and remained tied through penalty kicks. Mount Hamilton finally lost in sudden death penalties.
The players are from Hamilton, Binbrook, Ancaster, Mount Hope and Winona.
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Members of the Mount Hamilton under-11 team (in no order) are: Grace Ammendolia, Lola Chithalen, Ava Colterman, Samantha DeStephanis, Kathryn Dzioba, Clea Hastings, Indee Kwajah, Nadia Marchese, Kaylee McGinnis, Francesca Pugliese, Mackenzie Scanlon, Janelle Sylvestre and Fiona Thompson.