Thomas Tabbed Finalist for 2017 Senior CLASS Award

Thomas Tabbed Finalist for 2017 Senior CLASS Award

The Weston FC membership & family have a unique opportunity to help one of our alumni to achieve a national award. Martha Thomas, the daughter of Christine Thomas, our Executive Administrator who we all know and love, is the Captain of The University of North Carolina Charlotte 49er’s, and has been shortlisted as one of the Top Ten Senior soccer athletes for the annual National senior CLASS Award. Martha is a great athlete and scholar, having been named to the All Conference USA First Team for both soccer and academic excellence. Martha became the number one goal scorer in the history of the school this year and has received many national awards.   Votes can be made for Martha everyday between now and November 20th. Here is the link to vote and to read Martha’s Bio (click Candidates on the link): http://www.seniorclassaward.com/vote/womens_soccer_2017/ Martha first played for Weston Fury aged 7, when she moved here from England. She was recruited by UNC Charlotte while playing for the Weston FC U17 team at a Disney tournament, coached by Carlos Parra. Martha remains very connected to Weston FC and will be watching and supporting our Girls Development Academy teams when they play in Charlotte later this...
de Castro Uses Head Against La Verne

de Castro Uses Head Against La Verne

PASADENA (Sept. 21, 2017) – Freshman Gianfranco de Castro (Weston, Fla. / Cypress Bay) scored an early goal-of-the-year candidate Thursday when Caltech Men’s Soccer hosted the University of La Verne.de Castro, who scored his team-leading third goal of the season, connected on a header in stride thanks to a perfect pass from sophomore forward Kevin Yu (Park Ridge, N.J. / Park Ridge). With the ball in the air, de Castro showcased his great soccer sense, placing the shot in the left side of the net to freeze the opposing keeper, all within a matter of two seconds. de Castro led his side individually with two shots, both of which found a path to the net. Yu had one shot on goal. The freshman attacker’s goal came just over two minutes into the game, meaning the host Beavers still had 88 minutes to protect the lead. Head Coach Phil Murray’s squad was successful in doing so for the first 45 minutes, but the Caltech defense wore down in the second half as the Leopards eventually imposed their will and put things out of reach. The visitors did not score their first goal until the 48-minute mark, a testament to the Beavers’ defensive workrate. Freshman goalkeeper Joe Como (Glen Cove, N.Y. / Friends Acad.) did his part with four saves. Freshman forwards Charles Thut (Dover, N.H. / Berwick Acad.) and Rohan Mirchandani (Pleasanton, Calif. / Foothill) also generated chances for the Beavers. Head Coach Phil Murray and the Beavers will return to North Field on Saturday, Sept. 22 to host Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges at 11 a.m. [original article:...
Thomas Makes History as 49ers Roll to Fifth Straight

Thomas Makes History as 49ers Roll to Fifth Straight

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – There’s a new queen on top of two prestigious records in Charlotte women’s soccer history, as senior All-America candidate Martha Thomas moved herself into sole possession of two program standards after a standout performance Friday night in the 49ers’ 3-0 triumph over Marshall in the Conference USA opener. Thomas’ two scores, on a career-best nine shots, not only crowned her high honors in school history for career goals, but they also raised her into first place for all-time points. She surpassed Whitney Weinraub (2007-10) in both categories on her way to cementing herself with the best all-around offensive resume by any individual in the program’s 24 years. And she still has at least a half-season remaining to further boost her case. The Weston, Florida, product set the career goals mark with the only first-half tally, giving Charlotte (6-3, 1-0 C-USA) the edge in the 29th minute. Senior Virginia Lingo played a long serve down the right side to sophomore Megan Greene. Greene continued with the ball forward before sending a cross into the penalty area, where Thomas out-ran her marking defender and blasted the ball into the back of the net at 28:01 for career score No. 40, topping the 39 by Weinraub. After the Thundering Herd helped tighten up during the latter stages of the opening period, the Niners entered the break with the one-goal cushion. The margin doubled in the 62nd minute, as Greene did her best to keep pace with Thomas as the leading goal scorer for the team over the last two years. Her goal was set up by a service into...
C-USA Goalkeeper of the Week

C-USA Goalkeeper of the Week

Congratulations to Weston FC Alumnus Jen Ocampo! C-USA Goalkeeper of the Week – Jennifer Ocampo, Florida Atlantic, RS Jr., Pembroke Pines, Florida Redshirt junior Ocampo earned her second and third shutouts of her career, and led Florida Atlantic to an undefeated weekend at the FAU Adidas Owl Classic. She had eight saves against the 19 attempts by opponents in the tournament in her 180 minutes of play. Ocampo has only allowed two goals all season, with 21 saves, giving her a .913 save...
U-16 keeper Defreitas-Hansen signs with Everton

U-16 keeper Defreitas-Hansen signs with Everton

U.S. under-16 national team goalkeeper Nicolas Defreitas-Hansenhas joined the Everton academy program from Florida’s Weston FC, which is developing a reputation for producing youth international goalkeepers. Defreitas-Hansen was the youngest starter on the Everton U-18s, who won the Generali CEE Cup this summer in the Czech Republic. He is the latest youth national team player to leave Weston FC. After the end of Bradenton residency in Florida, starting U-17 keeper Justin Garces joined Atlanta United FC and U-17 midfielder George Acosta moved to North Carolina FC. Another Weston FC keeper, Henry Mashburn, represented Honduras at the Under-20 World Cup and will attend the University of Michigan as a freshman this...