Helge Boes Cup

WPL Premier Division Championship

Background

The Helge Boes Cup was initiated in the Fall of the 2012 season to serve as the mechanism of determining the Washington Premier League Premier Division champion.  Prior to the advent of the Helge Boes Cup, the regular season WPL Premier Division winner would claim the title of WPL champion.  At the request of team captains the Helge Boes Cup was createdpitting the top four teams in the final regular standings against each other in a single elimination Cup to determine the league winner. 

About Helge Philipp Boes

The name Helge Boes was chosen as homage to a fallen hero of the WPL, Helge Phillip Boes.  Helge Philipp Boes was born in Germany and immigrated to the United States, where he graduated summa cum laude from Georgia Southern University and cum laude from Harvard Law School before settling in the DC area.  On the weekends, Helge Boes was a standout player for Fados Irish Pub Conquistadores.  A tremendous athlete who excelled on the field and in particular between the nets, he was a cherished team member with an infectious positive attitude  After 9/11, Boes was moved to quit his lucrative law career at Latham & Watkins and enlisted in the United States special forces, ultimately landing a role as an operations officer for the CIA’s Counter Terrorist Center.  On February 5, 2003, Boes was killed while participating in United States counterterrorism efforts in eastern Afghanistan.  He was the second CIA officer to die as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, the first being paramilitary officer Mike Spann on November 25, 2001.  Helge was survived by his wife, Cindy Boes, and his parents Roderich and Monika Boes.  

Helge Boes Cup Champions 

Season Champion Runner Up Score
Fall 2016   Yinz United   Washington Elite FC  4-2
Spring 2016   ASA Reds    Yinz United 3-2
Fall 2015   Capital City FC   Dulles Sportsplex Aegean Hawks FC 2-2(4-2 pks)
Spring 2015   Yinz United   Fighting BOBs 1-0
Fall 2014   Yinz United   Fighting BOBs 2-1
Spring 2014   Dulles Sportsplex Aegean Hawks FC   Soccerdome/ICC 4-1
Fall 2013   Soccerdome/ICC   Yinz United 2-0
Spring 2013   Fados Irish Pub/Conquistadores   Dulles Sportsplex Aegean Hawks FC  4-4(5-4 pks)
Fall 2012   Reds United   Yinz United 2-1

 

WPL Fall 2016 Helge Boes Cup Standings

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