Local CMYS U16 boys soccer travel team Thunder
wins championship against Ecuador at Schwan’s Cup
The CMYS 16U boys soccer travel team, Thunder, recently played in the weeklong tournament starting on July 16 against teams from Columbia, Ecuador, Eagan and Calgary during the Schwan’s Cup in Blaine, Minn. After defeating Colombia in the playoffs they went on to win the champtionship game against Ecuador in the final game on July 20. Team members are the following (front row, left to right) : Andrew McGee of Cold Spring, and Carter Kasianov, Collin Johnson, Brandon Schuchard and Kempton Schneider, all of Sartell, and Josh Fleegel of St. Cloud; (back row) David Verwijs of Avon, Connor Waldron of St. Cloud, Leighton Lommel of Waite Park, David Marquez (player from Mexico), Michael Jacobs of St. Joseph, and Logan Raygor, Joey Froelich and Grady Ewing, all of St. Cloud, and Coach Ed Johnson. Sartell teammate Caleb Forberg is not pictured. The Schwan’s Cup is the greatest international youth soccer tournament in the Western Hemisphere. The event showcases more than 950 teams and 14,000 soccer players from more than 20 states and 16 countries.
Rebecca Pareja of Sartell was recently named to the summer dean’s list at North Dakota State University, Fargo. Pareja is majoring in pharmaceutical sciences. A student must earn a 3.50 grade-point average to qualify.