The U-16 Albion Blue select soccer team, with girls from Lumberton, Beaumont, Nederland, Vidor and Jasper are headed to the Orlando, Florida area this week to play for the national championship of the US Youth Soccer Association.

The Albion Blue team won their Houston district, the state championship and the regional title over the defending champs from North Carolina to become one of four teams to qualify for the national finals.

They'll play in a round robin with teams from Colorado, South Dakota and Virginia starting Thursday. The top two teams play for the President's Cup on Sunday with the other two playing for third place.