The trio was named to the elite team in January and trained together at the end of the school year, first in Northern California, then at Bryant University in Rhode Island, and then on to the Nationals in Orlando at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in DisneyWorld.
Miller (goalie), LaCourse (midfielder) and Tomonari (defender), helped Talon to a 5-1 record through the first two days and a spot in the semifinals of the tournament.
Highlights of the first two days included a 9-7 win over the Long Island Outlaws and a 6-5 win over the Long Island Jesters. In the semifinals, Talon fell to the eventual champions -- the Long Island Express -- and then dropped a tough 9-8 contest for third place to Team Florida.
The fourth-place finish matched the best ever finish from a West Coast team in the national tournament.
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