As noted in another story earlier this season, over on the Travel side of BRYC soccer, every team is simply called "Elite." But on the Recreational side of the BRYC soccer program, almost anything goes. The Webmaster fully expected some zaniness among the younger age groups but was recently surprised to see some of the older players being equally creative.
Take, for example, the U9 Girls coached by Dalila Belmadani. Linda Campbell, mother of one of the girls, submitted a zany team photo (left) to go along with the equallly zany name "OMG LOL". Thanks, Linda. That made the Webmaster ROFL.
Then there’s Kayla Yaglou’s team of U10 Boys (right) who were previously identified as the "Strykers". Apparently that name didn’t stick and the boys had a hard time deciding between the Lions and the Tigers. In a compromise that should embarrass our lawmakers on Capitol Hill for it’s simplicity, the team adoped the name "Ligers". If only we had a few "Repubocrats" or "Demlicans" maybe we’d get something done in Washington!
And then there’s the team of U14 Girls who, after their "official" photo was taken, were lucky enough to get their picture taken with Washington Spirit star Kika Toulouse on Photo Day. (See their picture in the story below). Co-coach Barbara Murrillo wrote that early in the season the girls were having a hard time coming up with a name so the coaches were simply going to choose one for them. Not one to let that happen, one of the team suggested "Fierce Babes" and the rest of the team thought that was just fine!
Time is running short. The webmaster is still looking for a few more of the better team names this season and how they were arrived at. Whatever name your team has selected, be it traditional or "off the wall", drop an email to the webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "TEAM NAME" and let him know how it was chosen. If you can attach a team photo, so much the better.