For Second Straight Year, Mary of Nazareth Wins Three Washington Archdiocese Soccer Championships
For the second-straight year, the student-athletes at Mary of Nazareth Catholic School in Darnestown have been crowned soccer champions in three of the four top divisions of the Washington D.C. Archdiocese CYO. Both the Mustangs’ U14 Boys and U14 Girls teams won the City Championship and the U12 Boys team also won the title City Champs this season.
It is the first time in Washington Archdiocese history that the same school has won both the Boys and Girls title in back-to-back seasons. Last year, the school won the U14 Boys and Girls titles and the U12 Girls title.
"Six out of eight CYO City Championships in the past two years is a testament to our entire soccer program. I am grateful to our Athletic Director and Sports Committee for their ongoing stewardship as it relates to the administration of a high-level soccer program,” said Mary of Nazareth School Principal Michael Friel.
Many of the players on all three teams live in the Germantown area. Weather caused the games, which are usually played on the same weekend to be spread out over a two-week period. The U14 and U12 Boys championship games were played on November 4, while the U14 Girls championship had to be pushed back until Monday, Nov. 12.