GBSSAA Soccer Championships Preview

Sunland Baptist Academy Lady Stingers

Soccer is all about stamina, speed and ball control. A match can change in no time. A perfect pass, an excellent header, or an accurate spot kick can seal the game.

The unpredictability is such a cruel thing, which makes the game of soccer so beautiful.

Will Sunland come out on top as they did during the GBSSAA Finals 2016? Will Tabernacle Boys continue their dream run? Or will the Underdogs share the glory this time?

The GBSSAA Senior boys and girls Play-offs kick off on Monday.

GBSSAA Senior Boys Play-offs Preview
Teams to watch

In senior boys’ Soccer, Grand Bahama Sports .com Player of the Year Isiah McPhee and Tabernacle Baptist is the hot favourite to add to its hardware that it won at the GBSSAA Junior Boys Championships 2016. Jack Hayward and St. Georges are the other teams that will surely give Tabernacle a tough time in the play-offs. Bishop Michael are the underdogs and could cause an upset.

1. Tabernacle Baptist (4-0-2)
2. Jack Hayward (3-0-3)
Favourites to win and why?
Tabernacle Baptist
What they do well
“Very focused, Play together as a team, more athletic, a lot of heart Great defence.”
~ Coach Philip Wedderburn
Players to Watch
Isiah McPhee-Player of the Year 2017
Cameron Russell –Junior Championship MVP 2016
Seandre Todd, Tyler Foster -“Rock of the team”
Demeko Johnson – Most improved
Trevaugh Cox-Best defender
Keano Miller – Most Consistent
Shyron Kemp —“The best goalkeeper I have seen this year.”
~ Coach Wedderburn

GBSSAA Senior Girls Play-offs 2017 Preview
Teams to watch

After their dominating win in last year’s GBSSAA Soccer Championships, Player of the Year Alexzandra Austin and the Sunland Baptist senior girls’ soccer team are the heavy gold medal favourites. Lucaya International are the top contenders to Sunland Supremacy. Mary Star is the underdog here and can cause an upset.

1. Sunland Baptist (6-0-1)
2. Lucaya International (5-0-1)
Favourites to win and why?
Sunland Baptist (6-0-1)
What they do well

“Confidence, will, and want to win it a second time, not being at nationals made is hungrier ….we want to prove they are the best in the country.” Coach Eon Austin
Key Players

Alexzandra Austin: Alexzandra was named “Player of the Year “by Grand Bahama Sports.com.

“Her knowledge of the game makes her a great player, she can play any position on the field defender, understands game and direct play from back.” Coach Austin.
McKell Yallop: best midfield in the high school “ ~ Coach Austin
Kezia Brown
Abigail Victor
Alina Austin
Savanna “Happy Feet “Sawyer – “Most improved player”-Coach Austin
Kiara Russell-Goal Keeper
Will Sunland come out on top as they did during the GBSSAA Finals 2016? Will Tabernacle Boys continue their dream run? Or will the Underdogs share the glory this time?

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