December 12, 2019–8:00 a.m.
The Rome Soccer Stars won the Georgia Recreation and Park Association’s U12 Coed Class A Soccer State Championship this past weekend in Dalton.
The team comprised of local players from Rome began the single-elimination tournament with a 3-2 win over Colombia County in the semifinals. The squad then topped Bartow County 1-0 in overtime to capture the state crown.
Although the squad competed in the U12 division, several of the players were much younger, competing against players two to three years older than them.
The team is comprised of Cristian Vicente, Oliver Vicente, Matthew Monzon, Alberto Monzalvo, Mauricio Martinez, Alan Lopez, Juliocesar Cux, Jason Cruz-Reyes, Andy Chanchavac, Michael Calel White, and Bryan Peinado and is coached by Julio Myia.