With High School soccer just ending, West Coast wasted no time preparing their college recruitable soccer players & teams for the first College Showcase of the year. “This is what we do, if you want your child to have an opportunity to play at the next level they need to be in a club that really understands how to get them there,” says Troy Dayak, Director and coach of the college showcase teams at West Coast Soccer. Training for West Coast began at the new lighted turf field at Cayetano Park in Livermore where their teams U15 Girls Wildfire, U16 Girls Wonder & U17 Girls Wild all began training in preparation for the prestigious Northern California College Showcase held in San Francisco. The new Livermore turf field proved to be very valuable as the showcase was played on all turf fields.
For the first two days of the showcase West Coast went undefeated through 10 games against top teams from all over California & the Pacific Northwest. U17 Wild finished top in the showcase with 35 points and a 4 game domination over Cal South teams winning the Diamond division. Wild, the defending State & National Champions, scored 7 goals while not allowing any goals against.
West Coast Wonder competed in the U16 Premier bracket and played top teams from Oregon, California and Nevada. “Wonder played some of the best soccer of the showcase and it was easy for us to promote them with so many college coaches in attendance,” said Coach Dayak, who had discussions with several of his college coach connections and heard great comments from them. Wonder went undefeated, outscoring their opponents 11-3 and cruising to the top of the showcase bracket with 33 points.
U15 Wildfire, West Coast’s youngest college showcase team played in the U15 Diamond Division and surprised some of the very best teams in the state defeating the #3 state ranked MVLA (ECNL) team 1-0. They also earned a second shutout with a 0-0 tie vs Woodland SC. West Coast proved to be one of the top clubs in the Northern California College Showcase with a record of 8 wins, 2 ties & only 1 loss, scoring 19 goals while only giving up 5 goals.
Players interested in playing for a West Coast College Showcase team should contact their director, Troy Dayak, for more information on tryouts.