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Mercer Island U17 team plays in Founders Cup tournament

The Mercer Island U17 Islanders select team recently played in the Founders Cup tournament. - Contributed photo
The Mercer Island U17 Islanders select team recently played in the Founders Cup tournament.
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The U17 Islanders, a select soccer team on Mercer Island, recently played in the Founder's Cup, making it all the way to the championship game.

The team was undefeated during the season with a 12-0 record, outscoring opponents 56-6.

The team earned a spot in the semi-finals after beating teams from Vashon, Seattle and Federal Way. They also beat 2011 Founders Cup finalists PSC Hurricanes 2-0.

In the title game the Islanders lost 2-0 to Crossfire O'Melia.

The team includes: McKenzie Schlamp, Erik Dekker, Blake Wright, Douglas McLellan, Geoffrey Leach, Alexandre Vesselle, Jack Allenbaugh, Tyler Nakagawa, Alberto Perez Araluce, David Woolston, Matthew Valuet

Erik Laszlo, David Adler, Jacob Eisner, John-Eric Nader, Grant Hilfinger and Nathanael van der Veen.

The team is coached and trained by Zeke Halilovic.

 

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