Progressive Cabinetry crowned champions

Center soccer champions
Team Progressive Cabinetry defeated top-ranked Bins Be Clean to capture the championship Wednesday night. Pictured left to right: Ewen Cloutier, Laila Yavalar, Lily Kawahata, Assistant Coach Gary Harlan, Magness Rollins, Jack Whiteside, Head Coach Rick Cloutier, Kieran Cloutier, Gregory Jordan, Liam Coleman and Ava Harlan. - Monica Simpson | Sun

The spring youth soccer season came to an exciting end May 23 at The Center of Anna Maria Island with the number one- and number two-ranked teams meeting up on the pitch for the championship game.

Coming into the battle, Bins Be Clean was the top seed looking to retain its status as the best in the league.

Progressive Cabinetry, an arguably equally matched team finishing second in the regular season, had nothing to lose and a championship to win in the final game of the season.

With three of the league’s award winners, Bins Be Clean did not go down without a fight. Goalie of the Year Victor Albrecht was recorded to have three saves in his team’s strong effort in the game.

Overall MVP Jackson Pakbaz and Defensive MVP J.M. Feeney played a smart game for Team Bins Be Clean. Despite their best efforts, the team could not stop the critical and lone goal of Progressive Cabinetry’s Gregory Jordan.

Progressive Cabinetry’s victory came with the assistance of Female MVP Lily Kawahata and Most Improved Liam Coleman.

As the Island area kids finish their season, the big kids in the adult co-ed league start playoffs this week. Middle of the pack #4 Slim’s Place takes on #5 Ross Built Construction in the 6 p.m. game Thursday, May 31.

The second head-to-head match-up finds #6 Moss Builders versus #3 Sato Real Estate. At 8 p.m., #2 Lancaster Design meets #7 Mar/Kis Insurance on the field. The last game of the night pits undefeated first seed Legler Flynn against last place Acqua Aveda.