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Region I: VSA Heat Blue (VA)

 
How they got to Nationals
After being one place away from quallifying to the National Championships via National League, VSA Heat tallied 19 goals and only gave up one in four games to win the Virginia State Cup. Heat defeated fellow National League competitor Herndon Firecats 2-0 in the finals. In the 2012 Region I Championships, Heat scored 15 goals and conceded four. VSA Heat came from behind to defeate Seacoast United (NH) in overtime 2-1 in the finals.
 

National Championship Series History

State Champs: 2007, 2009, 2012

Region Semifinalists: 2009

Region Champs 2012

2011-2012 National League 2nd Place Blue Division: 2012 (4-0-3)

2010-2011 National League 6th place (2-4-1)

Key Players

Daniela Neves tied for the most goals scored at the 2012 Region I Championships with four goals, including both in the final.

College Commitments

Ashley Herndon - James Madison
Meghan Cox - James Madison
Savannah Miller - Auburn
Haley Roberson - Auburn
Lindsay Egbers - Richmond
Caitlin Hite - East Carolina
Autumn Berry - East Carolina
Daniella Neves - West Virginia
Taylor Kerxton - Wake Forest
Vanessa Kovar - South Carolina
Christina Corbin - Coastal Carolina
Alexa Wagoner - Iona
Bergen Elkjer - Indiana State
Ivana Szwejkowski - George Washington

Interesting Facts

Head Coach Steve Smith and Assistant Coach Keith Cox led PWSI Cardinals to the National Championship Finals in 2007.

Coach Info

Steve Smith - Head Coach

Keith Cox - Assistant Coach

Kevin Hilton - Assistant Coach

 

 U-17 VSA Heat Blue
 

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How they got to Nationals
Botafogo scored four goals in each of their four games en route to an Illinois State Cup championship. Botafogo defeated FC United Select 4-3 in the finals. Boafogo scored 18 goals and only conceded three in the 2012 Region II Championships and defeated North Shore United (WI) 3-0 in the finals.
 

National Championship Series History

State Champs: 2012

Region Champs: 2012

Key Players

Zoe Swift led all scorers in the 2012 Region II Championship with five goals. Ashley Handwork and Bryce Banuelos tied for third with three goals apiece.

College Commitments

Meegan Johnson - Illinois
Rachele Armand - Louisville
Gianna Dal Pozzo - Miami (Fla.)
Jorie Clawson - Southern Illinois Edwardsville
Zoey Goralski - UCLA
Jenna Romano - Wake Forest
Ashley Handwork - Marquette
Zoe Swift - Kentucky
Bryce Banuelos - West Virginia
Hope D'Addario - Illinois
Karla DiJohn - Notre Dame College
Kaitlin Johnson - Toledo
Brooke Ksiazek - Illinois State
Dana Miller - Miami (Fla.)
Darby Moran - Wisconsin Parkside

Coach Info

Phil Nielsen

Region II ODP Head Coach

Smith College Soccer Head Coach (2000-2008)

Kalamazoo College Head Coach (prior to 2000)

U-17 Team Chicago Academy Botafogo

 

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How they got to Nationals
CESA won all three of their games at the South Carolina State cup and had a goal differential of 12:1. CESA defeated SCUFC 2-1 in the finals. After previous attempts to advance past the quarter-finals of the Region III Championships, CESA finally broke through in the 2012 and won the tournament by defeating Brandon FC Flames (FL) 2-1 in the finals.
 

National Championship Series History

State Champs: 2008, 2009, 2010 2011 2012

Region Quarterfinalist: 2009, 2010

2011 Regionals: Eliminated in the group stage (1-2)

Region Champs: 2012

Key Players

Chelsea Drennan and Meaghan Carrigan were the leading scorers throughout the season. Drennan also tied for third among leading scorers at the 2012 Region III Championships with three goals.

College Commitments

Gina Cardenas - North Carolina Greensboro
Tahirih Nesmith - Penn
Kaleigh Kurtz - Richmond
Chelsea Drennan - South Carolina
Madeleine Brock - Wake Forest
Mercedes Ducker - Western Carolina
Meaghan Carrigan - Richmond
Emily McCord - Presbyterian
Maylyn Parsons - Columbus State
Mollie Waters - South Carolina Upstate


Coach Info

Andrew Hyslop

U-17 CESA 94 Premier 

 

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CVC
 

 

How they got to Nationals
Chilipeppers won the California-North State Cup by scoring 13 goals and giving up four and defeated Orchard Valley 2-0 in the finals. At the Region IV Championships, the Chilipeppers won all of their games leading up to the finals by scoring 17 goals and allowing four. The Chilipeppers lost to Legends Breakaway in the finals, but advanced as the Region IV representative due to Breakaway already quallifying for the National Championships via the National League.
 

National Championship Series History

State Champs: 2012 

College Commitments

Victoria Walker - San Diego
Nicole Bare - California State Stanislaus
Jacqueline Locke - California Davis
Nicole Bouvia - California Davis

Coach Info

Chris Behler

U-17 CV Chilipeppers 

 

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Legends FC
 
National League Blue: Legends FC 94 (CA-S)
 
How they got to Nationals
Legends FC qualified to the National Championship through the National League where they went 5-0-2 and scored the most goals in the league (22) and surrendered the least (3). Legends advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2012 Region IV Champinhsips with a 1-1-1 record in the group stage, but they were defeated by Arsenal Colorado, 2-1.
 

National Championship Series History

2012 National League Blue Division Champions (5-0-2)

Region Quarterfinalist: 2012

Key Players

Alexandra Moon tied for second in goal scored in the 2011-2012 National League with five goals.

College Commitments

Tanya Samarzich - USC
Hannah Seabert - Pepperdine
Emily Catellano - Seattle
Shavonn Johnson - Lamar
Brooke Boothe - Denver
Daniela Alvarez - Massachussetts
Kennedy LaNier - Syracuse
Krista Meaglia - Northeastern
Savannah Viola - New Mexico
Danielle Giltner - California Riverside

Coach Info

Josh Hodges

USSF A License

PDL Franchise Owner, LA Legends/LA Storm

Former Men's Assistant Coach and Player at Azusa Pacific University

 

U-17 Legends FC 94

 

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National League Red: Legends Breakaway (CA-S)

 

How they got to Nationals
Legends Breakaway qualified for the National Championships by winning the 2011-2012 National League Red Division title with a record of 5-1-1. Breakaway scored 16 goals and only gave up four. Breakaway also won the California-South State Cup and the 2012 Region IV Championship.
 

National Championship Series History

State Runner-up: 2011

State Champs: 2009, 2012

Regional Semifinalist: 2008, 2009, 2011

Region Champs 2012

11-12 National League Red Division Champions (5-1-1)

10-11 National League Red Division Runner-ups (4-1-1)

Key Players

State ODP Players Sydney Raguse, Savanna Vaughan, Taylor Vargo, Karsten Sigband

Regional ODP Players: Nicolette Martino, Karsten Sigband

National Team Player: Jordan Jesolva

Martino tied for second among goal scorers in the 2011-2012 National League with five goals.

College Commitments

Jordan Jesolva - Santa Clara
Meranda Salazar - Boise State
Amanda Stephenson - George Mason
Nikki Martino - Loyola Marymount
Annie Alvarado - UCLA
Cabria Turang - Utah
Dominique Banks - Boise State
Jill Messersmith - Boise State
Sydney Raguse - Michigan
Taylor Vargo - Pepperdine
Kylie Sincox - San Diego
Amanda Marinko - Cal State Monterey Bay
Nicole Smolinski - Cal Davis

Interesting Facts

2012 Far West Regionals Champion

Coach Info

Greg Baker

U-17 Legends Breakaway

 

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