Next Stop for Herndon United 99: College
July 1, 2018
 
 
Herndon United '99 ended its impressive run through the gauntlet of youth soccer league and tournament competition ranked #2 in the state of Virginia,  #8 in Region I and #16 in the nation, according to gotsoccer.com. Thirteen of its current players will play in college this fall and one former player started college last year.
 
In its final spring season of youth soccer, the team competed in the prestigious G19 Elite Blue division of the Region I Eastern Regional League, finishing in second place. In the fall of 2017, the team advanced to the Final game of the U19/U20 Virginia State Cup Championship and took home silver medals after a narrow one-goal loss. For each of the last four years (fall 2014-fall 2017), Herndon United finished as either Finalists or Semi-Finalists in state cup competition.
 
Herndon United cut a wide swath through prestigious soccer tournaments, always competing at the highest levels. For example, from August 2016 through January 2017, the team competed in a total of eight tournaments and won five of them. Among their achievements, they were Champions at both the Disney Soccer Showcase and the NSCAA’s College Showcase.
 
 

Herndon United Players in College 

Chloe Brown
Howard University
Kaitlyn Cox
Longwood University
Charlotte Davis
Christopher Newport University
Ciara Diederich
Lynchburg College
Ana Elson
Bridgewater College
Layne Fadely
Longwood University
Casey Flynn
Fort Lewis College
Abbey Hoisington
Southwest Minnesota State
Sophie Karas
George Mason University
Mackenzie Kerns
Virginia Wesleyan University
Dacheka Kolcum
George Mason University
Kylie Martino
Randolph-Macon College
Morgan Pettit
Belmont University
Jessica Touve
Bridgewater College
 
 
 
 
 
Herndon United players are shown here after finishing as 2017-18 Finalists in their last-ever Virginia State Cup competition, the U19/U20 Championship game in fall of 2017. In the next picture, you can see how they looked in the fall of 2014, when they also finished as Finalists -- this time in the U15 Championship.
 

 

 

 
Two Herndon United players express their love for the impressive Disney Showcase Trophy they won in January 2017.
 
 
 
And we'll end on this... a photo from the team's website that expresses the philosophy that drove their success.