August 5, 2011

Adams and Balaam Lead Silverbacks to National Title

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SEATTLE, WA – Under the direction of North Georgia women's soccer coach Chris Adams, the Atlanta Silverbacks women captured their first USL W-League Championship last weekend with a 6-1 victory over the Ottawa Fury.

Advancing to the final four for the third time in the last five years, the Atlanta Silverbacks traveled to Seattle, Washington, and Starfire Stadium where they knocked off previous unbeaten and the heavily favored Fury to win the National Championship.

"We weren't focused last year, but this year we came into the weekend with a different mindset," said Women's head coach Chris Adams. "The girls were absolutely outstanding, and they played so hard against a very talented Ottawa team."

North Georgia was not only well represented on the sidelines, but the Lady Saints had one of their on the field for every minute of the championship, as new assistant coach Stacey Balaam was a key member in the title game, playing all 90 minutes for the Silverbacks. 

Adams and Balaam will now turn their focus to what should be one of the most exciting seasons in North Georgia women's soccer history this fall, as the Lady Saints look to advance to the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament in 2011. 

Atlanta Silverbacks Women is an American women's soccer team, founded in 2007. The team is a member of the United Soccer Leagues W-League, the second tier of women's soccer in the United States and Canada. The team plays in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference against teams from Cary, Charlotte, Manassas, Richmond, Tampa and Virginia Beach.

The team plays its home games at RE/MAX Greater Atlanta Stadium, a soccer-specific stadium in Chamblee, Georgia, 15 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta.