STER FC Elite Black 96: Team History

U15, 2011-2012: The Sterling Rapids branch to SYSA's new professionally-coached STER FC program, and are renamed STER FC Elite Black 96. The team will compete in NCSL's U15 Division 3 in Fall 2011.


U14, 2010-2011: Going into the fall NCSL D5 season, three players moved to other sports, while three were added from regional travel teams. The Rapids finished the fall season in third place, earning promotion to NCSL D4 for the spring season. Another player was added during the winter break, bringing the roster to 16. In addition to off-season futsal and speed training, the Rapids participated in a DSP indoor soccer league. They finished the NCSL 2011 spring season in fifth place. 


U13, 2009-2010: As the Rapids transitioned to 11 v 11, the current crop of SYSA All-Stars arrived at the team's summer tryouts; five were added, while one Rapids player returned to the SYSA. 
Rapids Liberty CupThe Rapids finished second that fall season in the NCSL D6. This allowed them to be promoted to NCSL D5, where they finished the spring season in seventh place. Over Memorial Day weekend they represented the state at the regional President's Cup tournament in Albany, NY. The Rapids competed in futsal and indoor soccer leagues between fall and spring seasons.

U12, 2008-2009: The Rapids were promoted to the NCSL Division 6. They finished in fifth place in the fall, and fourth in the spring. These ended in clutch matches, since the bottom five teams of NCSL D6 are relegated to the ODSL. The boys competed in an indoor soccer tournament between fall and spring seasons.
Rapids 2009

U10, 2006-2007: The Rapids played in ODSL Division 1. They came in second place in the fall, and fourth place in the spring season. 
Sterling Rapids spring 2006
U11, 2007-2008: Again the Rapids competed in the ODSL D1, but this time in 8 v 8 play, finishing the fall season in first place undefeated, and coming in third place in the spring

The Sterling Rapids were formed in summer 2005 largely from the Sterling Youth Soccer Association's rising U9 Boys All-Stars. Many of the original team members have remained. Some have rotated in and out from the SYSA, and players from neighboring travel teams have been added.


U9, 2005-2006: The Rapids competed in 7 v 7 games in the ODSL Boys "Patton" Division in the fall and spring seasons. 

Rapids 2009