Junior Abby Wambach’s, Lionel Messi’s, and Alex Morgan’s took to the field recently for La Mesa AYSO’s Mt. Helix Labor Day Classic soccer tournament.
A total of 38 teams from La Mesa and neighboring regions competed for pre season experience, fun, and the chance for a champion’s medal. The teams featured players ranging in age from 8 to 13. The games were played at Spring Valley and La Mesa Middle Schools and the event was made possible by a dedicated group of parent and community volunteers.
The competition was sometimes fierce and always in the spirit of fun with every game ending in mutual team high fives to show good sportsmanship.
After three days of play, La Mesa AYSO finished strong, taking championship medals in 5 of 6 groups. The final first place teams were:
Boys U10… Brian McMann from La Mesa
Girls U10....Lori Harper from Santee
Boys U12...Steve Sneed from La Mesa
Girls U12....Craig Angarola from La Mesa
Boys U14....Michael Nenn from La Mesa
Girls U14....Rob Will from La Mesa
PR Coordinator, La Mesa AYSO