Chantilly Firecats: Welcome

2011 State Champions
The Firecats have a new website:  it has improved player profiles for college recruiters.

With the win in the Vegas Cup, the girls have pushed up in the rankings to #2 in the nation

3/2011 Vegas Cup:   The girls went to the Vegas Cup sporting a national ranking of #6 and swept the way clean with a 4-0-0 record against some of the best competition of the west. Notable was the first win against Lamorinda (Oakland) who came into the game as the defending Golden State Girls League champions and who were also last summers San Diego Surf Cup Champions with victories over the Slammers FC and the SoCal Blues, two other highly ranked national level teams. The girls played tenaciously this weekend and made a great start to the spring 2011 season.

1/2011: Disney:  The girls had a great time in Disney this December/January and came away with two wins.  On the first day, they lost a tough game with National League Champion Dallas in a game that could have gone either way, then came roaring back with wins against formally undefeated Tampa Bay and Chicago.  The weather was great and the sun was shining and there was some great soccer on the fields.

2010/11 "National League"  National League competition started on December 2 near Raleigh NC.  The Firecats girls finished the weekend with 2 wins and 2 losses.  They opened the weekend with the former top ranked national team the SoCal Blues from Southern California.   The Virginia girls played well, but couldn't contain the National League leading scorer who got 2 goals for a 0-2 score.  On the second day, the girls faced Albion SC from San Diego and controlled much of the game, but couldn't put away a goal and dropped the contest 0-1.  The Firecats acclimated to the level of competition and rallyed on the 3rd day for a 2-1 win over Cleveland and then wrapped up the weekend with a 4-0 win over Westchester NY. (video clips and standings from the national league)

2010/11 U16 State Championship: The Girls won the Virginia State Championship on Halloween 2010 and are back-t0-back winners (U15 and U16).  Region 1 Championships will be played in Hershey PA in July 2011. 

2010 Fall:   The girls are 15-4-1 against teams their own age this fall so far.  The "Champions" Division in WAGS was a great experience. 
For information on the Firecats email Coach Nadir Moumen at

2008:  Overall the girls finished 40-7-3 for the year and wrapped it up with a championship in the Bethesda Thanksgiving Tournament in November.   The girls had 4 tournament championships over the year.  The team wrapped up the season with a #5 national ranking.

We stay in accordance with WAGS rules regarding recruiting, so if you're interested, please contact us first...Nadir at (703) 403-0545 or Rich at (703) 378-7667 or

We believe in The Pursuit of Excellence.

Donations:  We are always looking for donations to offset the cost of uniforms, travel, tournament fees, league fees, insurance and myriad other expenses.   
Team Events
  • Jefferson Cup  - Richmond VA March 2011
  • PDA Tournament - NJ - May 2011 
  • Region 1 championships - Hershey PA - July 2011
  • National Championships - Arizona - July 2011
  • Surf Cup San Diego, CA  - August 2011


  • 2011 Mar - Vegas Cup - Champions 
  • 2011 Jan - Disney Showcase - Semi-finalists 
  • 2010 Nov - Bethesda Thanksgiving Tournament - Finalists 
  • 2010 Oct - Virgina State Cup - Champions (Repeat)
  • 2010 Sep - OBGC Capital Cup Champions 
  • 2010 Aug - San Diego Surf Cup 
  • 2010 Jul - Region 1 Tournament in West Virginia 
  • 2010 Mar - Jefferson Cup Championship Bracket (top Bracket) - Finalists  
  • 2010 Jan - Disney Showcase - Qtr Finalists 
  • 2009 Dec -  Virginia State Cup - Champions
  • 2009 Nov - Bethesda Thanksgiving Tournament Undefeated (2-0)
  • 2009 Oct -  WAGS Tournament Semi-finalists (wins over PA & NJ State champions)
  • 2009 May - Columbia Memorial Day  Finalists
  • 2009 May - State Cup Finalists
  • 2009 Mar - Arlington Invitational Champions 
  • 2008 Nov - Bethesda Thanksgiving Tournament Champions 
  • 2008 Nov - WAGS Division 1 Finalists 
  • 2008 Aug - Capital Cup Finalists 
  • 2008 Aug - Spirit Kickoff Champions 
  • 2008 Jun - WAGS Division 1 Champions 
  • 2008 May - Virginian Champions 
  • 2008 May - State Cup Finalists 
  • 2008 Mar - Jefferson Cup - won 2 of 3 
  • 2008 Mar - Arlington Invitiational - Champions 
  • 2007 Nov - Bethesda Tournament - Finalists
  • 2007 Oct - WAGS Tournament - Top Division -"Cup" flight with the best teams in the nation
  • 2007 Aug - Cardinal Cup, Played "up" and tied the year-older 2006 State Champions
  • 2007 Jun - SAC McSoccerfest 4x4 U12 Elite Division Champions 
  • 2007 Jun - US Club Soccer Regional Championships (VA, MD, NJ, NY etc) Finalists
  • 2007 Mar - Jefferson Cup 
  • 2007 Mar - Arlingtion Invitational (VA) Finalists
  • 2006 Nov - Bethesda Thanksgiving (MD) - Rained out after 1 day
  • 2006 Nov - CASL Raleigh (NC) Shootout Finalists
  • 2006 Nov - WAGS Fall League Division S Champions
  • 2006 Sep  - Prince William (VA) Toys for Tots Premier Champions
  • 2006 Aug - August Cup (MD) Premier Champions
  • 2006 Jun - Hershey (PA) Kicks for Kids Premier Champions
  • 2006 Mar - St. Paddy's Day (VA) Premier Champions
  • 2005 Nov - MCSA (VA) Fall Classic Premier Champions 
  • 2005 Sept - Prince William (VA) Invitational Toys for Tots Premier Finalists 
  • 2005 Aug - Dulles (VA) National Soccer Tournament Premier Champions 

Words of Wisdom: 

  • "The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it." - John Ruskin
  • "Practicing with the same intensity as games is key and critical to good execution" - Gary Smerdzinski
  • "Not everyone who practices every day is a champion, but everyone who is a champion practices every day"
  • Don't knock your competitors.  By boosting others you will boost yourself.  A little competition is a good thing - Jacob Kindleberger.
  • "There's only one way to succeed in anything and that is to give it your all"  - Vince Lombardi
  • "Never give up, things aren't always going to be how you want them to be. If you keep working hard, eventually you'll get it." Jarrett Payton
  • "Nothing great was ever acheived without enthusiasm" - Ralph Emerson
  • "I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."   - Thomas Jefferson
  • "Energy and persistence conquer all things." - Benjamin Franklin
  • "Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts." Winston Churchill.
  • "The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than events." --Vince Lombardi
  • "The vision of a champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion when nobody else is watching."  -Anson Dorrance
  • "The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime." - Babe Ruth

Accept defeat with dignity.  Winning is the object of playing any game. Never set out to lose. If you do
not play to win, you are cheating your opponents, deceiving those who are watching, and also fooling
yourself. Never give up against stronger opponents but never relent against weaker ones. 
It is an insult to any opponent to play at less than full strength. Play to win, until the final whistle.  But remember nobody wins all the time. You win some, you lose some. Learn to lose graciously.  Do not seek excuses for defeat. Genuine reasons will always be self-evident. Congratulate the winners with good grace. Do not blame the referee or anyone else. Be determined to do better next time. Good losers earn more respect than bad winners.  
"FIFA's fair-play code for Football