Minnesota teams made marks in several prominent national girls soccer tournaments, including two in California and Colorado.
Former Eagan High School coach Bulut Ozturk led a Minnesota Thunder Academy Under-15 team to the Elite Clubs National League Playoffs in San Diego, where MTA won one of three games. Playing goalkeeper for the Thunder was Bayliss Flynn, who will be a ninth-grader at Lakeville North High School in the fall.
Salvo Soccer Club won the U15 girls Super Group at the U.S. Club National Cup XVII Championship, a tournament that featured more than 200 girls and boys teams across a number of age groups. More than half of the Salvo players will be students at Lakeville North, Eagan, Eastview, Farmington and Rosemount high schools.