Triple C’s Under-18 boys soccer team won the annual Private School Association tournament at the Cayman International School field in Camana Bay last month.
The team also was the winner of the PSA league, which runs for 14 weeks and wraps up with a one-day tournament. The league is supported by the private schools on the island.
Triple C’s team won all their games at the Feb. 10 tournament, facing off against Cayman Academy in the semifinals and winning 7-0. They sealed their championship victory by defeating St. Ignatius 3–2.
Coach Luis Morejon, a Triple C Parent and coach, said in a press release, “My coaching at Triple C school began nine years ago as a coach for the Under-9 boys soccer team and then expanded over the years to include the under-11, under-15 and under-18 team, which I have coached for the last few years.
“Each year of coaching has been special, but this year’s PSA win for the under-18 team was emotional and momentous as I’ve never coached a group of soccer players that have worked so well together … they all melted together and played as one. Their touches, passes, goals, saves and defending were amazing.
“I find it important to always encourage the soccer team members to be involved when it comes to the team success and I encourage this by asking them questions and listening to their answers/suggestions. Each player has their own opinion and suggestion, so their individual voice is critical to the overall team success. They made me, their school, parents and friends very proud.”
Robert Lankford, Triple C School’s secondary vice principal, congratulated the team and noted that their victory came during the school’s 75th anniversary year, “as well as making history in the PSA for being the first team to win the league and tournament in the same year.”