Girls 15-and-under teams have done especially well in the Three Rivers Soccer Association program this summer, reported Director Ryan Servaty.
The U15C1, coached by Servaty, qualified for state Wednesday, beating the Chaos of White Bear Lake 3-0 to capture one of six state berths from four divisions.
This squad includes varsity players Abby Gearou and Jenna Breseman of Rogers and Liz Holien of the Elks, along with JV players ready to challenge for varsity slots such as goalie Elyse Grunewald of the Elks.
The U15C3 team, coached by Tom Olson, former Elk boys coach, also qualified for state, which begins Saturday at Shakopee for all 15s divisions.
The U15C2 team, coached by Steve Seifert, had a good season as well, losing in the playoff semifinals Monday.
The U12 boys and U15 boys each won league regular-season titles but lost in the playoffs, said Servaty.
TRSA has more than 1,200 participants this summer, with about 450 kids on 29 traveling teams, plus around 800 in the rec teams competing locally.
One TRSA highlight was hosting a five-day camp with head coaches of five Minnesota college teams on hand for one day each.