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Medina youth soccer teams join new summer league

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 30 April 2014 at 12:00 am

After several years of competition in the Genesee Youth Soccer League, Medina’s upper age group teams will be competing in the Buffalo and Western New York Junior Soccer League this summer.

Medina will have boys teams in the U17 and U19 division and a girls team in the U14 Division.

Roy-Hart will also be competing in the boys U19 Division after competing in the GYSL the last couple of summers.

“The competition will be top notch,” said Medina Coach Steve Luksch. “The league has some really quality teams and this is a good opportunity for our guys to see tougher teams. It will give us an idea of where we are. I think we can play with them, It should be fun.”

Medina and Roy-Hart will be joined in the U19 B North Division by the Akron Fusion, Lockport Lightning and Niagara Pioneer Militia.

In the U17 Division Medina’s foes will include the Newfane Panthers, Grand Island United, Niagara Pioneer Cyclones and Northtown Thunder.

Medina’s U14 girls team is scheduled to open the season at Grand Island on May 5, the Medina boys U17 at home on May 28 against the Niagara Cyclones, the Medina U19 boys team at home on May 21 against Amherst AC United and the Roy-Hart U19 boys team at home on May 28 against the Lockport Lightning.

Medina’s U15, U12 and U10 boys teams and U12 girls team will still be competing in the GYSL this coming season.