Team Dynamite hitting tourney stride; Unbeaten team brings rivals together
Sierra Soccer Club’s Team Dynamite is wrapping up a successful spring season and is off to a promising start for tournament play.
Composed of players from Incline, North Tahoe and Truckee, the U-16 boys’ team plays in the Great Basin Youth Soccer League.
Going into the final week of league play the team is undefeated with a record of 11-0. With three tournaments under its belt, the team is just hitting its stride for a summer of tournament play.
In Las Vegas on April 5, the team took fifth place. Competition in Las Vegas came from Nevada, Southern California, Arizona and New Mexico.
The Vegas tourney was followed with a first-place finish in the Carson Shoot-Out on April 26.
Dynamite took home the gold after defeating the Concord Storm, a Bay Area team, in the championship game.
Just back from Medford, Ore., over the Memorial Weekend, Team Dynamite took second place in the Rough Valley Cup. The RVC is a premier-level tournament with competing teams from Washington, Oregon, California and Nevada.
Dynamite is coached by John Wojcik of Tahoe City, and Mike Holman of Truckee. Truckee players include Jarrett Bower, Tom Hernandez, Tommy Linnett, Gene Moniz and Chris Holman.
Now in its fourth season, Sierra Soccer Club was formed by Wojcik and his wife Vicki to provide local kids the opportunity to play soccer on teams combined from North Tahoe’s separate communities.
Kids who are fierce rivals part of the year become teammates in the spring league. Starting with one girls’ team, the club has grown to 12 teams with more than 160 players.
Sierra Soccer Club sent seven teams to the Rogue Valley Cup.
The girls’ U-14 team also took second place and the U-12 boys placed fourth.
Upcoming tournament sites include Reno, Morgan Hill and San Diego.
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