West Coast Soccer Club capped off their 6th season by hosting a college showcase in their backyard, Robertson Park in Livermore. Four of West Coast’s recruiting age teams participated in the event – Wild U19, Katz U19, Wildfire U17, and Kurse U16
The West Coast Final Four College Showcase, a first of its kind for Livermore, took place over the weekend at Robertson Park. Teams from both northern and southern California competed in the showcase. And college coaches from multiple universities came to recruit. The event aligned with the NCAA Women’s Soccer Final Four Tournament being held at Avaya Stadium.
The weekend started Friday night with several West Coast players traveling to Avaya Stadium to see the NCAA semi-finals match. On Saturday morning, the West Coast Final Four College Showcase kicked off with teams in the U15, U16, U17, and U19 age groups competing. Over 18 teams participated and over 20 college coaches came to watch. In the span of 48 hours, 36 matches were played. The event wrapped up Sunday afternoon, just in time for all players and families to head back to Avaya Stadium to watch the NCAA final match of the University of Southern California vs. the University of West Virginia.
At the NCAA finals, West Coast Kaos U14 girls were asked to participate in the pre-game festivities. The girls and their coach, Dave Mahabali, had honor of holding the American flag on the field during the national anthem. West Coast Soccer Club was well represented at the NCAA Women’s Finals with nearly 400 members in attendance watching the match live making West Coast Soccer Club the largest group in attendance for the NCAA Womens Soccer final.
The Showcase idea came from WCS Director Troy Dayak, “We were the one club in the entire Bay Area took advantage of this once in a generation opportunity to host a college showcase during the national finals. It was an amazing experience for the players and family members of West Coast Soccer Club.”