West Coast Wild do it again! How many athletes in the country or the world for that matter can say that they are three time state champions? Well there is a group of young athletes right here in the Livermore Valley that can say just that! The U17 Girls West Coast Wild have been following in a tradition of exceptionally talented soccer players. West Coast Kryptonite was the
first flag ship team to win the Cup for back in 2011. This marked the team and club as top flight new club in the country, Kryptonite went on to win the Premier Cup championship in 2012 and the State Championship again in 2013. Kryptonite won all of the biggest local tournaments along the way as well as the regional and National championship. Some tough shoes to fill for sure, but the Wild began to blaze their own trail as they have been in the state final the past three years and won all three consecutively!
In sports a three-peat is one of the hardest things to do as everyone is gunning for you, but it seemed that was not the case for Wild as they defeated top quality teams along the way, Sporting in the quarterfinals, Deanza Force in the Semifinals and a convincing 4-0 win over long time rivals Juventus Zebre in the State final. This is something special considering the game was played for the first time in over a decade in Livermore at Robertson Park sports complex. Along with a regional championship and a national championship, Wild have become one of the most feared and dominant youth teams in the country reaching the #1 National ranking earlier this year. West Coast Wild will have the chance to defend their national title in Indiana this July.
Along with the national title the Wild will be competing in the USYSA Western Regionals in June. “It is very rare to have teams that win state, regional and national titles but when you consider the feat of a repeat and a three-peat, now that’s special! Coach Troy Dayak has done this with a couple of West Coast teams. He is no stranger to competing or success. On
the field he has claimed 4 national Championships himself as a player including titles in three different professional leagues; MLS, APSL and NPSL. His understanding of how to prepare players mentally, physically and emotionally are evident in his teams success. It seems that Dayak, 2013 NSCAA National Youth Coach of the Year, has laid down a solid blueprint for the
club as his teams Wild and Kryptonite are a part of a dynasty in their era. Interestingly, Dayak now as a coach has won 2 National championships, 2 Regional championships & 6 State championship since the club’s inaugural year in 2011.