The Mercer Island Warriors, a 16U boys team, were finalists in the team's first tournament of the season. The team competed in the Washington Premier FC 21st Rainier Challenge, held in Puyallup June 15-16.
The team competed against other top teams in the Copa division, earning a spot in the championship match. The Warriors scored the most goals in their division, 10, but fell to Crossfire B97 James in the title game. The final score was 2-1.
The team includes: David Braman, Nick Umlauf, Josh Park, Jules Van de Bospoort, Austin Taylor, Jason Zhu, Noah Talerman, Cameron Wittman, Artemis Zafari, Tiger McBurney, Max Boksem, Ramsey Attisha, Brian McGinley, Jonathan Perr, Ethan Iano and Caden Condor. The team is coached by Farzad Zafari and assistant coach Roy Umlauf.