In their first tournament of the new season, the U16 Boys won the Coeur d’Alene Tournament Championship on May 17th! Playing up one age bracket in order to challenge themselves, they won the 8-team bracket with four straight wins - defeating the Penticton Pinnacles (2-1), Sandpoint Strikers (1-0), Idaho Thunder (2-0) and Missoula Strikers (3-0) in the championship.
Coached by Ray Smith, the BU16 Shadow team consists of one player from Cheney, two players from Moses Lake, one player from Pullman, one player from Sandpoint, eleven players from Spokane and one player from the Tri-Cities. This summer the team will travel to three out of area tournaments: June (U.S. Regionals in Southern California); July (Crossfire Tournament in Seattle); August (Denver Cup). In September, they will begin league play in the the state’s highest league, the PDL 1st Division.