Banner year for Lutz soccer team

It’s a season they’ll surely never forget. Under the umbrella and storied history of the FC Tampa Rangers soccer organization, the Lutz U13 Lady Rangers’ 2018-2019 campaign will go down as one of the more impressive in memory. The squad went 34-6-5 overall this season — including an 18-3-2 run since the beginning 2019. Ranked as one of the state’s top teams and earning a top seed in the … [Read more...]

Sunlake soccer success is no fluke

When a team finishes in the exact same spot for three years in a row, you might think that's cause for concern. Unless, of course, that “spot” is the state semifinals. Then, that consistency is a cause for celebration. The Sunlake Seahawks boys’ soccer team didn't feel like celebrating immediately after last month's 2-0 loss to Choctawhatchee. Despite the loss, though, the game capped … [Read more...]

National soccer scoring title belongs to Sunlake’s Pimm

Any soccer team that played the Sunlake Seahawks this season knew that Remi Pimm was a scoring threat. The sophomore forward was by far the best scorer on his team this season. Of course, he also was the best scorer in the district. And the region. And the state. In fact, Pimm finished the year as the top scorer ... in the nation. He had 64 goals and 39 assists. Pimm’s total not … [Read more...]

Rangers join youth soccer elite, take national showcase

December's Disney Soccer Showcase attracted teams from all over the country, including Ohio, New York, Texas, Tennessee and Michigan. But the winner of the Boys Under-16 division traveled less than 90 miles to get to the tournament at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee.  The FC Tampa Rangers, based in Lutz, won the U-16 tournament Dec. 27-30. They got past three other teams … [Read more...]