Grand Haven's Nate Rose and Jake Vanderlaan will again have the opportunity to play for a national championship with their travel soccer team.
The U-17 Grand Rapids Crew Juniors were victorious during the U.S. Youth Soccer National League Region II Championship on June 29 in Appleton, Wis. The tournament featured teams from 14 different states.
In the championship game, Rose, a forward, scored a goal in the second minute, then assisted on the second score in the 2-1 final. Solid play by Vanderlaan on defense helped secure the tight victory.