Three United Soccer of Auburn teams will compete for championships this weekend at the 32nd annual Massachusetts Tournament of Champions at Progin Field in Lancaster, MA. USA’s Girls U19 – Chestna; Girls U14-Miranda; and Girls U12 -LaBonte all earned berths in the tournament hosted by Massachusetts Youth Soccer.

The Massachusetts Tournament of Champions (MTOC) is a season-ending tournament that brings together age/gender group champions from participating town-based travel leagues from across the state including Berkshire, BAYS, Coastal, Essex, MAYS, Middlesex, Nashoba, Pioneer Valley, South Coast and South Shore. Auburn competes in the MAYS league.

This tournament brings together nearly 200 teams and over 4,000 coaches and players, each of which have worked hard all spring to earn the honor of representing their league. The tournament is a round robin format, with each team playing preliminary games on Friday and Saturday. The 4 top teams in the preliminaries move on to the semi-final and championship rounds on Sunday. This is the 32nd annual MTOC.

More information, schedules, and results can be found on the Mass Youth Soccer MTOC website.

The Girls U19 team coached by Pete Chestna, Alicia Chestna, and Ken Cavanaugh won their regular season bracket to automatically advance to MTOC. This is Chestna’s 5th straight trip to MTOC. The team is comprised of:

Samantha Boucher
Hannah Brown
Margaret Callahan
Elise Cavanaugh
Sarah Cavanaugh
Kaitlyn Chestna
Megan Chestna
Brianna Courteau
Danielle Dufault
Morgan Emery
Carrie Ann Girardin
Sabrina Grammatic
Obiamaka Igwenagu
Jenna Matthew
Shannon McGrath
Samantha Moreau
Courtney Prescott
Taylor Prescott
Elizabeth Renner

(Photo unavailable at press time)


The Girls U14-Miranda team finished the regular season 6-1-1, scoring 33 goals and allowing just 6. They went 2-1 in the playoffs, including a shootout win over Holden. They fell in the championship game, but earned the league’s wildcard slot to continue on to MTOC.

United Soccer of Auburn's  GU14 - Miranda

United Soccer of Auburn’s GU14 – Miranda

The team is coached by Leo Miranda, Scott Jess, and Heather Johnson. The team is:

Taylor Blanton
Shayleigh Carlson
Alysha Creelman
Kaitlyn Jess
Rebecca Johnson
Liberty Kibbitt
Amanda Loftus
Julia Matthew
Alison McKiernan
Nichole Miranda
Alexia Morawski
Rachel Prescott
Jayda Rodriguez
Emma Scheible
Madison Sullivan
Rachel Toth


The Girls U12-LaBonte team also went 6-1-1 in the regular season, scoring 32 goals while giving up 9. They went 4-0 in the playoffs, including a tight 2-1 win over the second seeded Mountain Club based in Sterling. They defeated Shrewsbury last Sunday to win the MAYS championship.

Girls U12 - LaBonte

Girls U12 – LaBonte (Not picured – Chizoba Igwenago and Morgan Norrman)

This team is coached by Chantalle Diamond, Adam Johnson, and Jeff LaBonte. The players are:

Lily Derenas
Abigail Diamond
Chizoba Igwenagu
Emma Johnson
Lydia Kirkorian
Cecelia Labonte
Jillian Labonte
Kylie Lambert
Morgan Norrman
Kathryn Oreilly
Karina Sargent
Natalie Szabo
Paige Veideman

Congratulations to all the teams, and best of luck this weekend representing Auburn at the state level!