Mount Vernon Youth Sports Update

Mount Vernon Youth Sports Update

Soccer Team Wins National Tournament


Front row (left to right): Khalil Davis, Graham Guidry, Julian Cummings, Kyle Draim, John Rangel, Donte Lane, Franklin Aragueta; Back Row: Asst. Coach David Camara, Christian Rodriguez, Obi Enechionyia, Evan Fisher, Asst. Coach Jose Rodriguez, Oscar Gonzalez, Tyler Bozeman, Mike Schoka, Head Coach Paul Ngend

The Lee Mt. Vernon Soccer Club U-13 Hawks, a select travel soccer team coached by Paul Ngend and David Camara, won the prestigious YMS Yardley Soccer Tournament over the Columbus Day weekend, with four straight victories over nationally ranked teams, including shut-out victories in both playoff games.

The YMS tournament, held along the Delaware River in Pennsylvania, is considered one of the premier soccer tournaments in the United States.

As a result of the championship win, the Hawks are currently No. 6 in the nation for their age-group out of hundreds of travel soccer teams from across the country. The team will be traveling to Orlando, Fla. over the Thanksgiving Day holiday to compete in another prestigious tournament, the Disney Junior Showcase, which brings top teams all over the world.

In order to cover their expenses, the Hawks would welcome any sponsorship donations from local Mt. Vernon and Alexandria businesses and individuals. Interested sponsors should contact the Hawks’ team manager, Bob Draim, by email at or by phone at (703) 837-3208.

<b>Youth Wrestling</b>

Registration is underway for the Mount Vernon Mat Monsters. The Mat Monsters is a local youth wrestling club that is part of the Northern Virginia Wrestling Federation (NVWF). Youth between the ages of 7-14 are encouraged to join the team that meets in the wrestling room at Mt. Vernon High School on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-8pm beginning November 11. Meets are held throughout the northern region and wrestlers are paired according to age, weight and experience. Please contact Coach Dick Floyd at 703-780-3414 or e-mail at to receive a registration packet.