Inspired by the tragic loss of Rachael Fiege in 2013, the 1st Annual Indiana Memorial Cup is established to honor all of Indiana’s youth soccer players and youth referees that have lost their lives too soon.
Rachael Fiege began her soccer career at Zionsville Youth Soccer Association (ZYSA) at the age of 5. Her journey facilitated the development of numerous friends and a passion for the game as she began playing travel soccer for Dynamo FC, FC Pride and Carmel United. She also participated in Indiana’s Olympic Development Program where she was named to the Indiana State Team and attended several Region ll Camps. Rachael played for Cathedral and Zionsville High School, obtained her TOPSoccer coaching certificate and served as a technical trainer for the ZYSA Girl’s Academy. When permission to name the cup after Rachael was requested, her parents, Rick and Angi Fiege, stated that they would be honored but requested that the event be expanded to honor all of Indiana’s Youth Soccer players and referees that have left us far too early. As a result of Rick and Angi’s personal insight and compassion for those in the Indiana Soccer Family who have suffered the loss of a child, teammate, player and or sibling, Indiana Soccer and the Indiana Soccer Foundation are honored to present the 1st Annual Indiana Memorial Cup.
Indiana Soccer Family in paying tribute to those players and referees whom we have lost much too soon.
In 2014, the Indiana Soccer Foundation Board of Directors established the Rachael Fiege Memorial Outreach Fund. This fund is used to assist programs that were important to Rachael’s heart, like TOPSoccer and Soccer Start.
Net proceeds for the Memorial Cup will be deposited into this designated fund.
Thanks to the 22 clubs for registering their teams for the inaugural cup. A total of 130 teams will participate, including ZYSA, Indy Premier, FC Pride, Dynamo FC, Indiana Fire Jr’s, Carmel FC, Hoosier FC, Delaware County, Hamilton North FC, USAi, Ft. Wayne United, Three Lions United, Vigo County Soccer Club, Kokomo Soccer Club, NP United, GLRSA, Westside United, Plainfiled Optimist Club, Southern Indiana United, Fayette County and Greenfield Strikers.
Location: Grand Park, Westfield, IN. (The Indiana Memorial Cup will be played in conjunction with Indiana Cup Finals weekend and will be also sanctioned by Indiana Soccer)