The IMG Academy Girls’ Soccer Program made waves during the holiday break with some game-breaking performances at the Disney and Orange Classic Showcases. Most notably, the U18/19 Girls won the Disney Showcase. With the title in hand, the U18/19 team moved up to the No. 1 ranking in both the state of Florida and Southeast Region III for U19 girls.
Full results for IMG Academy U18/19 Girls at Disney Showcase:
W - 4-1 vs. Quickstrike (N.Y. East). Goal scorers: Hannah Babjak (2), Marissa Milazzo, Mackenzie Hinchcliffe
W - 3-0 vs. Tennessee FC (Tenn.). Goal scorers: Hannah Babjak (1), Chatham DeProspo (1), Meggie Howard (1)
W - 4-0 vs. Port Orange (Fla.). Goal scorers: Hannah Babjak (2), Marissa Milazzo (1), Annah Lindberg (1)
FINAL – W - 4-3 vs. Waterloo Minor (Canada). Goal scorers: Chatham DeProspo (1), Annah Lindberg (1), Boston Simeone (1), Hannah Babjak (1).
The U17 Girls also competed in the Disney Showcase and made an impressive run before falling short in the third-place match. However, the U17s improved the rankings, going from No. 15 to No. 5 in the state rankings, and an astounding leap from No. 110 in the region all the way to No. 24.
Full results for IMG Academy U17 Girls at Disney Showcase:
Draw - 1-1 vs. Potomac SA Hotspur (Va.). Goal scorer: Baseley McClaskey (1)
Draw - 1-1 vs. CFC United Scorpions (Conn.). Goal scorer: Sydney Norris (1)
Win - 2-1 vs. FCX SC North Black (Ill.). Goal Scorers: Jade Adams (1), Katie Christenson (1)
L - 3-2 vs. So Cal Blues Dido. Goal scorers: Tyler Gordon (1), Sarah Quick (1)
Meanwhile, the U16 and U14 teams traveled to Miami, Fla. for the Orange Classic Showcase and turned in impressive performances. The U16s finished first in their division with a 2-1-0 record.
Results for IMG Academy U16 Girls at Orange Classic Showcase:
W - 2-1 vs. MAKO (Fla.)
Draw - 0-0 vs. Kendall United (Fla.).
W - 4-0 vs. Miami Premier (Fla.)
The U14s started out with an offensive flurry early in the event, and was able to reach the semifinals and finish third overall in the U14 Orange division.
Full results for IMG Academy U14 Girls at Orange Classic Showcase:
W - 5-0 vs. West Pines (Fla.).
L - 1-0 vs. Boca United (Fla.).
W - 3-0 vs. Fort Lauderdale Select (Fla.)
L - Semifinal - 1-0 vs. Wellington Wave (Fla.)