State Champions

TULSA SOCCER CLUB: The nationally-ranked Tulsa Soccer Club U-14 boys won their third consecutive State Championship on May 28 by defeating the ESC Royals of Edmond 4-0. Led by a stingy defense that didn’t yield a goal, the TSC team advances to the Region III playoffs in Dallas in late June. Pictured, front row from left, Sidney Stewart, Holland Hall; Josh Wren, Jenks; Austin Gross, Jenks; Josh Pals, Victory Christian; and Nathan Doll, Tulsa Edison. Second row, Andy Johnson, Union; Elliott Kane, Monte Cassino; Juan Sanchez, Jenks; Clint Hummel, Jenks; Scott Zingerman, Rejoice Christian, Owasso; and Cody Mankin, Jenks. Top Row L-R: Cody Mumma, Jenks; Thomas Shannon, Broken Arrow; Denny Mask, Holland Hall; Matt Boullt, Jenks; Jon Wright, Holland Hall; Joe Stall, Tulsa Edison, and Coach Shan Kitterman. (Not pictured is Byron Dale, Cascia Hall, who kicked the winning goal.)Tulsa scored first off the foot of midfielder Sidney Stewart, followed moments later by a blast from co-captain Thomas Shannon. Next came a late goal from striker Jon Wright. The final goal was a volley from Byron Dale assisted with a perfect cross from Jenks’ Juan Sanchez. Tulsa Soccer Club U-14, coached by Doug Wren, is ranked sixth in the US by National Soccer and first in Region III.

Courtesy DOUG WREN