Ryan Fessler Ends 2012 with Huge Achievements!

Date Posted: 1/15/2013

Congratulations to Ryan Fessler (CUFC 99 Gold Boys) and his AC Milan International Junior Elite team for winning the U12 Championship at the Copa Americana Tournament in Pereira, Colombia on Nov. 30th- Dec. 2nd. The tournament hosted highly competitive teams from the Dominican Republic, Dutch Carribean and throughout Colombia.

Ryan was honored to be selected for the AC Milan International Junior Elite Team following his performance at the Milan Junior Camp Day in Milan, Italy in November 2011. He will have the privilege of playing a few tournaments each year with other youth talents from around the world. Ryan's current team is comprised of players from Colombia, Venezuela, Zimbabwe and the United States. Participating athletes have the opportunity to play against top teams from across the U.S. and around the world. The most outstanding talents selected during previous AC Milan events are part of the Elite International teams. These groups are focused on high level competitions and events. Players age ranges from 9 through 17, and may participate in up to 4 international tournaments every year; they are part of one of the most complete development processes for young players from around the world. There are currently 3 Elite International teams from the Americas.

In addition, Ryan was recently awarded "2012 Male Young Player of the Year" at the Greater Charlotte Soccer Gala on December 7th.