Three Siblings, Three Teams, Three 2018 Maryland State Cup Titles
For the Eharts, soccer is almost a way of life.
Jordan (18), Skylar (14), and Logan (12) each started playing soccer at five years old. The Ellicott City natives each have several practices and games at multiple locations every week.
“Soccer has taught them great personal traits such as dedication, commitment, competitiveness, and sportsmanship. It has also taught them to have a healthy lifestyle. They realize that they also have to take care of their body. More importantly, they enjoy the sport and have fun playing it,” Tom Ehart, the children’s father, said. “Another huge side to the sport is its social aspect. Our kids love hanging out with their teammates both on and off the field. These long lasting friendships are evident even as the kids get older and are playing against some of their old teammates on an opposing team.”
This year, all three Ehart children won the 2018 Maryland State Cup championship title in their teams’ age groups and will be advancing to the 2018 US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Championships in Spotsylvania, Virginia, at the end of June.
Yes, you read that right. Three siblings, three teams, three age groups, three 2018 Maryland State Cup titles.
Jordan graduated from Mount Saint Joseph High School just hours before his championship game and turned 18 years old the day after. He has played for the Baltimore Celtic Soccer Club since the club formed in 2013. Jordan is no stranger to the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series – he has played in Maryland State Cup every year since 2013, secured three State Cup Champion titles, and won the National Championship in Frisco, Texas last year. He will play soccer for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County as a freshman this fall.
Skylar has played with the Bethesda Soccer Club for two years. This year is her second year playing in the Maryland State Cup. Her team was defeated in the Maryland State Cup Finals last year, but they came back strong and secured the title this year. In addition to soccer, Skylar also plays lacrosse.
This is Logan’s first year with the Baltimore Celtic Soccer Club. He plays for the Elite 2005 team. This is his first State Cup experience, as he played for a Development Academy team before joining Celtic.
“We are extremely proud of our kids, their commitment and all of their accomplishments,” Ehart said. “Soccer has provided us with a lifetime of memories that our family can cherish forever. One of those memories was last weekend when all three kids were fortunate enough to win their State Cups thanks to their teammates and coaches.”
Follow their journey through the National Championship Series with us! The Eastern Regional Championships will begin on June 29.
About the Maryland State Youth Soccer Association: MSYSA is a US Youth Soccer National State Association and is affiliated with both US Youth Soccer and the US Soccer Federation. The mission of MSYSA is to serve as the primary advocate for youth soccer in the state. MSYSA is dedicated to offering the highest quality soccer education, player development and programs while fostering sportsmanship, fitness, diversity, teamwork and passion for the game.