West Coast leads NorCal in college commits

After West Coast Soccer Club’s inaugural team, the Kryptonite, dominated the nation winning 3 State Cup titles and a national title, they thought they just had a special team.  Ten of the eleven graduating Kryptonite seniors went off to play soccer in college on scholarship that year.  For any club, this is an amazing achievement and a hard act to follow.

However, West Coast continues to produce amazing soccer players and “Dynasty” teams!!

The next dynasty team for West Coast is the Wild.  The West Coast Wild could be one the most dominant youth girls’ teams California has ever seen. The Wild already has two back to back national titles, a regional title, and four straight state championships, including cups titles from both California youth soccer organizations, California Youth Soccer Association and Norcal Premier Soccer .

This past year, West Coast advanced every 2016 graduating Wild player off to play in college.  And, several other players from other West Coast teams were recruited to play at the collegiate level making a new NorCal NPL record with the list of players recruited by top colleges at twenty three and continues to grow:

Emilie Allum (Azuza Pacific University), Miciah Madison (University of San Francisco), Tori Nicolo (Fresno State University), Ashley Halen (Sonoma State University), Kasidee Wiley (Fresno State University), Jessica Lima (UC Davis), Maya Lopez (Las Positas College), Jamee Bullock (UC Merced), Isabella Mesa (Delta College), Megan Burke (Stanislaus State University), Megan Amick (Fresno State University), Melissa Ellis (University of San Francisco), Sydni Lunt (Fresno State University), Sydney Torrano (Notre Dame de Namur University), Taylor Boren (Azuza Pacific University), Alyssa del Castillo (George Fox University), Sonia Nichols (Eastern Oregon), Caylin Stanley (Chico State University), Amanda Eijansantos (University of Jamestown), Erica Dias (Cal Lutheran University), Selina Cardoza (Notre Dame de Namur University), Camila Fonseca (Las Positas College), Sienna Zabroski (UC Riverside).

 

With the 2016-2017 season in full swing, the demand for West Coast players is starting to heat up.  The ’99 Wild team has back filled the roster with club developed players and has not skipped a beat.  They are proving they are a force to be reckoned with in youth soccer. The Wild took down three of the top teams in the state this past weekend: Santa Clara Sporting ‘99, Sporting ‘98 & the Bay Oaks Bombers. The Wild’s offense scored eleven goals and only conceding one. Leading goal scorers were Delanie Sheehan who recently committed as a junior to UCLA, Devyn Gilfoy who committed to Pepperdine University, Lauren Sisneros who committed to UNLV, and rising stars Nicole Schaffer and Paola Samaniego. Leading assist makers were Robyn McCarthy who committed to Fresno State, Kylie Martinez who committed to Chico State, and Tori Deihl and Nailah Staples. Sheehan and Gilfoy also got on the assist board.

 

This year marks the second year in a row that this young unique club has led the state in college bound players. West Coast Soccer players are not just going off to college to watch, they are going in to play.  They are already making a huge impact in their freshman year!  “We love our West Coast players! They have all been well coached, they are great teammates and wonderful people,” says Delta College Head Coach Adarienne Sorenson.  Sorenson recruited 7 former West Coast Soccer players, all of who are starting on her roster. Not only are the West Coast Soccer players extremely sought after, but they are now setting a new standard for college-ready players. Autumn Smithers helped the University of San Francisco (D1) get their first ever victory in school history over Santa Clara University.  Smithers started in the USF lineup that night. Two more West Coast players joined Smithers this fall, Miciah Madison and Melissa Ellis.  Both have started for USF, which unheard of with most young players at the D1 level. Madison is scoring and assisting with goals already, while Ellis has been used as a centerback, a position she never even played in her youth days.  This is a credit to how well developed West Coast Soccer graduates are. University of San Francisco Head Coach Jim Millinder on West Coast players – “West Coast Soccer players are unbelievable athletes.  They are fast and know how to get up and down the field. Both Miciah Madison and Melissa Ellis are tough as nails and I think that’s a product of their coach, Troy Dayak.  Dayak has done a really nice job of developing those kids.”

Emilie Allum is starting for Azusa Pacific University down in south California. Emilie helped her team win their first game of the year vs. Cal State Los Angeles.  She even got a header goal in the 5-1 victory. Azusa Pacific Head Coach Jason Surrell, “Emilie has continued to prove herself as an excellent player. Her 1st collegiate goal was a fantastic header, a thing of beauty.”

Three recent West Coast 2016 graduates are making a huge impact at Fresno State as well.   Fresno is 5-3 so far on the season and off to the program’s best start since 1999. Freshman Kasidee Wiley, Tori Nicolo and Sydni Lunt are significant reasons.   They are making making their mark on school history.  Lunt scored the first goal of Fresno State 2016 season with an assist from her West Coast teammate, Wiley. Lunt also scored the game winner vs. Saint Mary’s College last weekend.

2016 West Coast graduate, Alyssa del Castillo, is now playing her college ball in Oregon for George Fox University and having a excellent season already as a starting left back. George Fox Head Coach Corey Hand had this to say about Alyssa and the program at West Coast Soccer Club,  “Alyssa has come in and added an immediate improvement to our backline. The college game is always more demanding than most players anticipate, but her mental fortitude and the caliber of her playing experience at the highest level in club (West Coast) has allowed her to make this transition quicker than most. She has played and started in every game this year, only 1 of 2 freshmen to do so.  Having been on a club team that worked it’s way to the top nationally, she knows what it takes to be successful and is fully committed to bringing the same attitude and commitment to help build a winning culture in her college team. Technically Alyssa is clean, sharp, and reliable.  Tactically she brings a lot to the table due to all the different environments and opponents she’s faced at all levels prior to college.  I can’t wait to see what the rest of this year and the next 3 will look like for her and our team!”

 

2016 graduate Amanda Eijansantos is seeing regular time at Jamestown University. Sienna Zabroski picked up a MCL injury during spring season at UC Irvine but is healing fast and will start playing again in the spring. Ashley Halen is at Sonoma State University helping their program thrive. Jessica Lima is finding her groove at U.C. Davis.  Maya Lopez and Camila Fonseca are tearing it up at Las Positas College.  They recently enjoyed a trip to Hawaii with their college team.

Former Alumni are now setting the bar for other college players. 2014 West Cost Soccer alumni, Misha Brewster, is now a sophomore at Stevens Institute of Technology (New York). Misha scored twice to lead the No. 14 SIT  women’s soccer team to a 2-1 double-overtime win over New York University. Hunter Wells has just been awarded Defensive Player of the week for her stellar performance on the back line for Delta College.  ’16 graduate Selina Cardoza and Sydney Torrano joined their West Coast soccer sisters Abigail Cabrero, Audi Ruiz & Sandra Aguiar at Notre Dame de Namur University and are settling in nicely. Megan Burke joins West Coast Soccer alumni Mireya Magana, Haley Crook, Mariah McDuffie and Demi Gonis at Stanislaus State University.  Stanislaus is off to a tremendous start in 2016. Gabe Bolton Stanislaus State Head Coach –  “My West Coast players are all an absolute joy to coach which is a credit to the program they come from!”

 

Inaugural West Coast Soccer members are making their mark as well. Rachel Leonard (Captain), recently earned dual awards as Big Sky Conference Defender of the week and Student Athlete of the week.  She joins West Coast Soccer teammates Adaurie Dayak and Regan Smithers, who have earned that award previously at Sacrament State University. Brooke Rittmann serves her county at U.S. Air Force Academy.  She helped the Air Force Academy women’s soccer team by scoring in all three home matches earning Brooke conference offensive player of the week.  Stephanie Pawek is setting the scoring standard at Dominican University with game saving goals for her college program.

 

 

List of scholarship athletes coming from West Coast Soccer Club:

Brooke Rittman – Grad Year 2013- US Air Force Academy

Rachel Leonard – Grad Year 2013- Sacramento State

Grace Cabri – Grad Year 2013- Creighton University

Amber Lennier- Grad Year 2013- Corban University

Regan Smithers – Grad Year 2013- Cal State Long Beach

Ebony Ezeji Grad Year 2013 UOP- University of the Pacific

Jessica Hufford Grad Year 2013 Southern Oregon University

Adaurie Dayak Grad Year 2013- Sacramento State

Tayler Lennier- Grad Year 2013- Holy Names University

Stephanie Pawek- Grad Year 2013- Dominican University

Haley Crook- Grad Year 2014- Cal State Stanislaus

Kori Altmann- Grad Year 2014- Notre Dame University

Mireya Magana- Grad Year 2014- Cal State Stanislaus

Karly Passmore- Grad Year 2014- UC Davis

Alyssa Stevenson- Grad Year 2014- Las Positas JC

Abigail Cebrero- Grad Year 2014- Notre Dame University

Rebekah McCarthy- Grad Year 2014- Brigham Young University- Hawaii

Nicole Lutz- Grad Year 2014- Cal State East Bay

Sharon Singh- Grad Year 2014- University of San Francisco

Analissa Bautista Grad Year 2014- Notre Dame University

Karla Uribe- Grad Year 2014- San Francisco State

Karlee Hall -Grad Year 2014- Wayne State

Kylie Long- Grad Year 2015- Portland State

Autumn Smithers- Grad Year 2015- University of San Francisco

Mariah McDuffy- Grad Year 2015- Chico State

Jacey Luzzi- Grad Year 2015- Chico State

Amanda Valentine- Grad Year 2015- Chico State

Misha Brewster- Grad Year 2015- Stevenson Institute of New York

Eliana Mendoza- Grad Year 2015-Cal State East Bay

Hunter Wells- Grad Year 2015- Delta College

Mariah McDuffy- Grad Year 2015- Chico State

Sandra Aguilar – Grad Year 2015- Notre Dame de Namur

Adi Ruiz – Grad Year 2015- Notre Dame de Namur

Demi Gonis- Grad Year 2015- Stanislaus State

Rachel Tungol- Grad Year 2015- Redlands

Alyssa Rodriguez- Grad Year 2015- Sonoma State

Rachel Braun- Grad Year 2015- Knox College

Emilie Allum- Grad Year 2016- Azuza Pacific

Miciah Madison- Grad Year 2016- USF

Tori Nicolo- Grad Year 2016- Fresno State

Ashley Hallen- Grad Year 2016 – Sonoma State

Kasidee Wiley- Grad Year 2016- Fresno State

Jessica Lima- Grad Year 2016- UC Davis

Maya Lopez- Grad Year 2016- Las Positas

Jamee Bullock- Grad Year 2016- UC Merced

Issa Ella Mesa- Grad Year 2016- Delta College

Megan Burke- Grad Year 2016- Stanislaus State

Megan Amick- Grad Year 2016- UC Davis

Melissa Ellis- Grad Year 2016- USF

Sydni Lunt- Grad Year 2016- Fresno State

Sydney Torrano- Grad Year 2016- Notre Dame de Namur

Taylor Boren- Grad Year 2016- Azuza Pacific

Alyssa del Castillo- Grad Year 2016- George Fox University

Sonia Nichols- Grad Year 2016- Eastern Oregon

Caylin Stanley- Grad Year 2016- Chico State

Amanda Eijansantos- Grad Year 2016- University of Jamestown

Erica Dias- Grad Year 2016- Cal Lutheran University

Sienna Zabroski- Grad Year 2016- UC Riverside

Selina Cardoza- Grad Year 2016- Notre Dame de Namur

Camila Fonseca- Grad Year 2016- Las Positas