Two DA Players Make National Team

Two DA Players Make National Team

Congratulations to 01/02 DA players Milan Pierre-Jerome and Lilliana Graves!  This past week, both girls have represented and qualified, with Haiti and Puerto Rico respectively, in the U17 qualifying Championships to attend the U17 CONCACAF Championships to be held in Nicaragua in April, 2018. Congratulations to both...
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...
Danone Cup 2017

Danone Cup 2017

Every time there is a tournament being played, you always want to see who will do well and get deep into the tournament. Well this one will be hosted by Danone which is the parent company to Dannon and will be played for those in the 10-12 age range for the right to lift the Danone Nations Cup. Thirty-two nations in the boys tournament and now six nations in the first girls tournament as both sides will have the right to try and compete for this prestigious award and at the same time Dannon is the sponser to promote health through food. Four pots for the boys to be placed in eight groups of four as the Seeded Teams in Pot 1 as Japan, Mexico, France, Brazil, Germany, Indonesia, Spain & Argentina would take the top spots in all eight groups. Pot 2 has eight sides from Europe, Pot 3 with the three sides remaining from Europe, along with the USA & Canada from the Americas and then the three Asian sides and then in Pot four the South American sides along with some from Africa. After all pots were drawn and placed in their respective groups the USA has been drawn into Group E along with France, Russia & Morocco. It looks to be a tough group, but to be honest all the groups are tough and we will see who will play in the final on Septmber 24th that will be held at Red Bull Arena. For the first time this season the Danone Cup will have a girls tournament as two groups of three will fight...
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...