The Buffalo Soccer Academy Invaders Under-18 girls won the top-ranked division in Canada's No. 1 ranked soccer tournament --The Umbro College Showcase. The team defeated premier teams from Toronto, Ottawa and Nova Scotia to earn their third-straight Umbro championship. The BSA Invaders have been ranked as high as No. 10 in the United States.
The team is coached by Buffalo Hall of Fame player Rudy Pikuzinski, Jr. Players include Gabby Balseca, Emma Bracken, Brittany Brown, Nickie Charboneau, Rachel Cook, Tori Corsaro, Kristi Delabio, Zoe Jackson-Gibson, Alexis Koral, Lexi Kroese, Marissa Lombard, Jenna Panepinto, Lexi Panepinto, Jenny Piaggione, Jenna Raepple, Kori Thorne, and Catherine Williams.
The Great Lakes Cup Ukrainian soccer tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sahlen's Soccer Complex in Elma. This tournament is held in Buffalo once every five years. Seventeen teams and their families will be visiting Western New York from Ukrainian communities in cities all around the Great Lakes Region. The tournament is sponsored by Eurodeli and Y.Darmograi.
COACH: Hilbert College, an NCAA Division III institution, is seeking qualified applicants for a graduate assistant coaching position with a background in either baseball, women's basketball, cross-country, men's lacrosse, softball, men's volleyball, or women's volleyball. Send resume, cover letter, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.hilbert.edu.
GYMNASTICS: Kiera Callahan (beam) and Taylor Jones (vault) of the Orchard Park Gymsters came in first place at the Level Five State Championships for gymnastics last weekend. Jones also won the bronze medal in the all-around. Emily Zimmerman won silver on vault and fourth all-around. Jordyn Moonan was fifth on beam. Hannah Selden was third on bars and Rachel Donaldson took silver on beam.
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