Photo courtesy of Liz Alva Rosa

WYOMING — For the first time ever, Wyoming is sending two teams from the soccer club to the U.S. Club Soccer Championships. Two Jackson girls are on the roster.

Both the U16 and U17 girls teams of the High Plains Select soccer club, which includes more than 60 players ages 13-18 from all over the region, took home a regional championship in Washington last month. They’ll go on to fight for the national championship this weekend in Colorado.

More impressive still is that the team seldom practices more than once per season together. When they get on the field, they just have to give it their all.

Phoebe Alva Rosa and Selah Hunter are both representing Jackson on the championship-bound team, though Hunter is currently injured. The players will compete in Commerce City, Colorado this weekend for the National Cup XVIII. But they’ve already made history by becoming the first Wyoming soccer team to make it to a national championship.