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Baby Bee Season Review: What Happened Last Season

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Part 1 of 3

Borussia Dortmund U19 v 1860 Muenchen U19 - German U19 Championship Semi Final First Leg Photo by Joachim Sielski/Bongarts/Getty Images

With the 2016/17 season kicking off not just for our main team, but also for our youth teams, we present a three-part all-you-need-to-know summary about the youth teams.

Part 1 of 3 will provide a quick summary off what happened last season. Part 2 of 3 will cover the summer transfers. Part 3 of 3 will tell you what to expect this season.


Holstein Kiel v Borussia Dortmund II - 3. Liga Photo by Martin Stoever/Bongarts/Getty Images

Borussia Dortmund II

League: Regionalliga West (4th tier)

Position: Fourth

Top Scorers:

  • Marvin Ducksch (15 goals)
  • Michael Eberwein (14 goals)
  • Tammo Harder (6 goals)

Top Assisters:

  • Marvin Ducksch (12 goals)
  • Tammo Harder (9 goals)
  • Marco Hober (7 goals)

BVB II spent the first fifteen matches stuck in the relegation zone. The 1-0 loss to TuS Erndtebrück was the final nail in the coffin for former manager David Wagner's BVB II career.

Then new manager Daniel Farke immediately turned things around. 13 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses bought BvB II from 15th place to an astounding 4th place. Part of the credit for this goes to Marvin Ducksch sudden burst in form after recovering from his foot injury, and finally finding a position that worked for him (center forward). Ducksch had 12 goals and 9 assists in his last 15 matches. Unfortunately for BVB II, the 22 year old is on his way to St Pauli now.

Borussia Dortmund U19 v 1860 Muenchen U19 - German U19 Championship Semi Final First Leg Photo by Joachim Sielski/Bongarts/Getty Images

Borussia Dortmund U19

League: U19 Bundesliga West

Position: First

Tournaments:

  • DFB Junioren-Vereinspokal - Semi finalists
  • A-Junioren Meisterschaft - Champions

Top Scorers:

  • Felix Passlack (21 goals)
  • Janni Serra (20 goals)
  • Jacob Bruun Larsen (11 goals)

Top Assisters:

  • Felix Passlack (21 assists)
  • Janni Serra (14 assists)
  • JB Larsen (13 assists)
  • Dzenis Bernic (12 assists)

Our U19's are our pride and joy. Cup and league champions - they were dominant throughout the entire season.

Passlack and Pulisic are already getting minutes with the first team. And Serria, Burnic, JB Larsen, Fritsch, Reimann and Schumacher all have the potential to make it to the first team one day. Our future is looking very bright.

Borussia Dortmund U17 v VfB Stuttgart U17  - U17 German Championship Semi Final Second Leg Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images

Borussia Dortmund U17

League: U17 Bundesliga West

Position: First

Tournaments:

  • B-Junioren Meisterschaft - Finalists

Top Scorers:

  • Dominik Wanner (15 goals)
  • Gabriel Kyeremateng (14 goals)
  • Emre Aydinel (11 goals)

Top Assisters:

  • Niklas Beste (17 assists)
  • Gabriel Kyeremateng (10 assists)
  • Yoel Yilma (9 assists)

Despite losing 20 players to the U19's, the U17's still managed to absolutely dominate the league last season. Managed by 36 year old Benjamin Hoffmann, this team had only one loss this year, scoring 3 or more goals in 15 of their 28 matches and only failing to score in the cup final.

17 year old Niklas Beste was the player of the season - a left-back, who managed 4 goals (!) and 17 assists (!) in 28 appearances.


That's a quick recap of last season - watch this space for parts 2 and 3!