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2016 Under-17 Girls Preview

 
2016-NCS-NATIONALS
 
 

Group A

Team Chicago Academy     

Team Chicago Acadamy Brasilia (IL)

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Beach FC 98 Academy (CA-S)

Carolina Rapids

CR S Burgundy Rapids (NC)

Eastside FC

Eastside FC 98 Red (WA)

National League Blue Champ National League Red Runner Up Region III Champ Region IV Champ
 

Group A Preview

YMS Premier Xplosion 98 (PA-E) has reached the finals of the US Youth Soccer National Championships in each of the last three years, but the Eastern Pennsylvania side has only come away with three silver medals. YMS will hope the fourth time is the charm after qualifying to the National Championships by winning its first National League title. Legends FC returns to the National Championships after first qualifying in 2014. Legends placed second in the National League Blue Division and will look to improve on its 2014 performance, when it failed to advance out of the group stage. Beadling Bullldogs took advantage of YMS not playing at the 2015 Region I Championships to claim the Region I title, and the Western Pennsylvania side earned back-to-back Region I Championships in 2016 to qualify to the National Championships. EGA Maroon 98 (NE) will look to follow in the footsteps of the lone Nebraska side at the 2015 National Championships, Gretna Prima 95/96 Green (NE), who became the first Nebraska team to win a National Championship.
 
Group B Preview

Group B features three newcomers to the National Championships, as Team Chicago Academy Brasilia (IL), Beach FC Academy 98 (CA-S) and CR S Burgundy Rapids (NC) will all make their National Championships debut. Team Chicago Academy Brasilia won the National League Blue Division in its first year, while Beach FC, who fell victim to a National League tiebreaker in 2014-15, found itself on the other side this season when the Southern California side placed second in the National League Red Division via a head-to-head tiebreaker. Carolina Rapids won their first US Youth Soccer North Carolina State Cup title and won their semifinals and finals matches at the Region III Championships by a combined 7-to-0 goal differential. The 2013 National Champion, Eastside FC 98 Red (WA), returns to the National Championships after missing out in 2015. The Washington side returns U.S. National Team player and 2013 National Championships Golden Ball Award Winner Joanna Harber, in addition to a myriad of US Youth Soccer ODP players.


U-17 Beadling SC

 

How they got to Nationals

Beadling Bulldogs (PA-W) won their sixth straight US Youth Soccer Pennsylvania West State Cup title to advance to the 2016 US Youth Soccer Region I Championships. The defending regional champs won Group C with a 3-0-0 record before defeating Beachside SC (CT), 2-0, in the quarterfinals. Beadling secured back-to-back Region I Championships with a 2-0 victory over FC Copa Celeste (NJ) to return to the National Championships.

National Championship Series History

State Champs: 2011 ,2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Region Champs: 2015, 2016

Region Semis: 2013

2015 National Championships: Group (0-3)

2015-16 National League Blue: 5th (2-2-3)

2013-14 National League Blue: 4th (4-3)

Player Accolades

2015 National Championships Best XI: Makena Silber

2016 Region I Champs Top Scorers: Lauren Bell (Tied 4th)

2015 Region I Champs Top Scorers: Makena Silber (1st)

College Programs

Annamarie Alfery University of Akron
Lauren Bell Duquesne University
Athena Biondi Michigan State University
Taylor Burkley Robert Morris University
Deena DeBaldo Duquesne University
Morgan Henderson University of Dayton
Lexie Kolano University of Cincinnati
Tori Kopchak Duquesne University
Madison McKinley Rollins College
Keli Rosensteel Robert Morris University
Makena Silber University of Illinois, Champaign
Marley Smith Duquesne University
Emma Thomas University of Dayton
Dixon Veltri University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Megan Virgin Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus
Ryley Watt University of Akron
Samantha White Michigan State University

Coach

Rob Fabean

Under-17 Girls Beadling Bulldogs (PA-W)
 

 
Omaha Elite Girls Academy

 

How they got to Nationals

LSC EGA Maroon 98/99 won its second straight US Youth Soccer Nebraska State Cup to secure a spot in the 2016 US Youth Soccer Region II Championships. EGA advanced out of the group stage at Regionals for the first time with a 3-0-0 record and earned a 2-0 victory over 2014-15 National League Red Division Runner Up Kings Hammer Academy Red (OH-S) to advance to the finals. The Nebraska side then defeated FC United (IL), 3-1, to advance to the National Championships.

National Championship Series History

State Champs: 2015, 2016

Region Champs: 2016

Player Accolades

State ODP: Hannah Davis, Christina Baxter, Kayleigh Putnam, Brenna Ochoa

2016 Region II Champs Top Scorers: Hannah Davis and Brenna Ochoa (Tied 1st)

College Programs

Alexis Beberniss Hastings College
Mallory Broady University of Central Missouri
Bailey Cascio University of Nebraska at Omaha
Sydney Cassalia U.S. Military Academy
Mackenzie Coons Texas Tech University
Sophia Dineen University of Mississippi
Kailey Lane University of Kansas
Madelyne Lupercio Vasquez Azusa Pacific University
Kaitlin Maxwell Missouri State University
Kelsey McSorley Iowa State University
Brylie Meyer Missouri State University
Brenna Ochoa University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Olivia Pesek University of Kansas
Kayleigh Putnam Missouri State University
Emily Torres U.S. Military Academy

Coach

Marcus Kelcher

U17G - LSC EGA Maroon
 


Carolina Rapids

 

How they got to Nationals

CR S Burgundy Rapids (NC) won their first US Youth Soccer North Carolina State Cup title by defeating PGSA Stars (NC), 3-1, in the finals. Carolina Rapids advanced out of the group stage at the 2016 US Youth Soccer Region III Championships with a 3-0-0 record before needing kicks from the mark to defeat Tennessee SC 17 (TN) in the quarterfinals. The North Carolina side's final two matches had a little less drama, as Rapids defeated Austin Texans 99 NTH (TX-S), 4-0, in the semifinals and Sunrise Sting 98/99 (FL), 3-0, in the finals.

National Championship Series History

State Champs: 2016

Region Champs: 2016

Player Accolades

Region ODP: Alexandra Odle, Olivia Odle, Madison Oracion, Ashlynn Serepca, Mia Thillet, Kursten Von Klahr

U.S. Youth National Team: Ashlynn Serepca

2016 Region III Champs Top Scorers: Molly McGarry (2nd), Ashlynn Serepca (Tied 3rd)

College Programs

Kate Hickson University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Grace Lynn-Lato University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Molly Mcgarry University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Cyan Mercer Clemson University
Emery Noll Carnegie Mellon University
Olivia Odle Virginia Tech University
Ashlynn Serepca University of Virginia
Abigail Stapleton University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Mia Thillet North Carolina State University
Kursten Von Klahr North Carolina State University
Brandi Walker University of North Florida
Courtney Walker Ohio State University

Coach

Nathan Williams

U17 Girls CR S Burgundy Rapids (NC)
 

Eastside FC

 

How they got to Nationals

The 2013 National Champion, Eastside FC 98 Red (WA), will make its return to the National Championships after a one-year hiatus. Eastside won its third straight US Youth Soccer Washington State Cup before advancing out of the group stage at the 2016 US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships with a 3-0-0 record. Eastside defeated 2014 Region IV Champion Pride Predators 99 (CO), 3-0, in the quarterfinals and defending Region IV Champions La Roca FD (UT), 2-1, in the semifinals. Eastside claimed its first Region IV Championship since 2013 with a 2-0 win over Celtic Storm 99 Premier (UT) in the finals.

National Championship Series History

State Champs: 2014, 2015, 2016

Region Champs: 2013, 2016

Region Semis: 2015

Region Quarters: 2014

2014 National Championships: Semifinals (1-2-1)

2013 National Championships: Champions (3-0-1)

2013-14 National League Blue: Champions (6-1)

Player Accolades

State ODP: Joanna Harber, Cameron Tingey, Mia Powers, Natalie Weidenbach, Zoe Milburn, Kaylene Pang, Makaylie Moore, Sophia Butterfield, Megan Floyd, Laura Roberts, Alexa Kirton, Rilee Castilla, Hannah Taylor, Olivia Van Der Jagt, Molly Monroe

Region ODP: Kaylene Pang, Joanna Harber, Olivia Van Der Jagt

U.S. Youth National Team Joanna Harber

Canada Youth National Team: Hannah Taylor

2014 National Championships Best XI: Joanna Harber, Kaylene Pang, Laura Roberts

2013 National Championships Golden Ball: Joanna Harber

2013 National Championships Best XI: Joanna Harber, Kaylene Pang

2016 Region IV Champs Top Scorers: Joanna Harber (Tied 1st)

2015 Region IV Champs Top Scorers: Laura Roberts (Tied 4th)

2014 National Championships Top Scorers: Joanna Harber and Makaylie Moore (Tied 2nd)

2013-14 National League Top Scorers: Joanna Harber (Tied 2nd)

2013 National Championships Top Scorers: Joanna Harber (1st)

College Programs

Ellie Bryant University of Pennsylvania
Sophia Butterfield Western Washington University
Rilee Castilla Eastern Oregon University
Joanna Harber Stanford University
Alexa Kirton University of New Mexico
Zoe Milburn Western Washington University
Molly Monroe California Polytechnic State University
Makaylie Moore Brigham Young University
Kaylene Pang University of Washington
Mia Powers University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Hannah Taylor Seattle University
Cameron Tingey University of Utah
Olivia Van Der Jagt University of Washington
Natalie Weidenbach University of Texas at Austin

Coach

Tom Bialek
 
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Team Chicago Academy

 

How they got to Nationals

Team Chicago Academy Brasilia (IL) qualified for its first National Championships with a first-place finish in the National League Blue Division. Team Chicago was the only side in its group to go undefeated and claimed the National League title with a 4-0-3 record while scoring 13 goals and conceding six.

National Championship Series History

2015-16 National League Blue: Champion (4-0-3)

Player Accolades

Region ODP: Alyssa Bombacino, Bailee Witt, Sarah Griffith

Mexico Youth National Team: Jasmine Ruiz

2015-16 National League Top Scorers: Sarah Griffith (2nd)

College Programs

Kara Blasingame Texas A&M University-Commerce
Alyssa Bombacino Marquette University
Jade Eriksen-Russo DePaul University
Sarah Griffith Purdue University
Jordan King Miami University (Ohio)
Madison Lockard Ball State University
Keegan Maris Valparaiso University
Nicole Mondi Purdue University
Riley O'Brien Illinois State University
Maggie Roe University of Illinois, Champaign
Jasmine Ruiz Villanova University
Ashley Santos Illinois State University
MaKenna Schoolman Grand Valley State University

Coach

David Lovercheck
 
U17 Blue Champ Team Chicago
 

Legends FC

 

How they got to Nationals

Legends FC 98 (CA-S) will make a return trip to the National Championships thanks to a second-place finish in the National League Blue Division. Legends earned a 4-1-2 record while scoring 13 goals and conceding six, which tied for the least in the group. 

National Championship Series History

State Finals: 2014

Region Finals: 2014

2014 National Championships: Group (0-1-2)

2015-16 National League Blue: Runner Up (4-1-2)

2014-15 National League Blue: 5th (2-4-1)

2013-14 National League Red: 7th (2-4-1)

Player Accolades

State ODP: Hannah Goff, Avery Dewitt, Lydia Buggs

U.S. Youth National Team: Arlie Jones

College Programs

Avery DeWitt California State University, Northridge
Channel Felix California State University, San Marcos
Hanna Goff Washington State University
Gabby Hinojosa California State University, Northridge
Arlie Jones University of Southern California
Taylor Kornieck University of Colorado, Boulder
Madison Lindsay University of California, Riverside
Presley Moreno California Baptist University
Caitlin Rogers University of Montana
Ariel Torres Saint Katherine College

Coach

Josh Hodges

U17 Blue 2 - Legends FC 98
 

YMS

 

How they got to Nationals

YMS Premier Xplosion (PA-E) qualified for its fourth straight National Championships by claiming its first National League title. YMS won the National League Red Division with a 6-1-0 record while scoring 20 goals and surrendering only five, which was the least in the age group. YMS won its fifth US Youth Soccer Eastern Pennsylvania State Cup title to qualify to the 2016 Region I Championships. The three-time Region I Champions qualified to the knockout stage with a 2-0-1 record in group play, but YMS fell to FC Copa Celeste (NJ), 2-1, in the semifinals.

National Championship Series History

State Champs: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016

Region Champs: 2012, 2013, 2014

National Championships Finalist: 2013, 2014, 2015

2015-16 National League Red: Champion (6-1)

2014-15 National League Blue: Runner Up (4-0-3)

2013-14 National League Red Runner Up (4-2-1)

Player Accolades

State ODP: Danielle Samson, Murphy Agnew, Margaret Daeche, Brie Pavol

Region ODP: Murphy Agnew

2014, 2015 National Championships Golden Ball: Murphy Agnew

2015 National Championships Best XI: Murphy Agnew, Maddie Elwell

2014 National Championships Best XI: Murphy Agnew, Brynn Skelly

2013 National Championships Golden Glove: Danielle Samson

2013 National Championships Best XI: Bri Pavol, Margaret Daeche, Caoroline Foley, Danielle Samson

2016 Region I Champs Top Scorers: Murphy Agnew (Tied 4th)

2015 National Championships Top Scorers: Murphy Agnew (Tied 3rd)

2014 National Championships Top Scorers: Murphy Agnew and Andrea Amaro (Tied 2nd)

College Programs

Murphy Agnew Harvard University
Julia Andreozzi Campbell University
Margaret Daeche Drexel University
Maddie Elwell Vanderbilt University
Brie Pavol Mercer University
Danielle Samson Philadelphia University

Coach

John Greaves
 
U17 Red Champ - YMS Premier Xplosion
 

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How they got to Nationals

After missing out on a bid to the 2015 National Championships on a tie breaker in the National League Red Division, Beach FC 98 Academy (CA-S) qualified to its first National Championships by placing second in the 2015-16 National League Red Division. Beach sported a 5-1-1 record while scoring 17 goals and conceding six.

National Championship Series History

State Champs: 2015

Region Semis: 2015

Region Quarters: 2014

2015-16 National League Red: Runner Up (5-1-1)

2014-15 National League Red: 3rd (4-1-2)

Player Accolades

State ODP: Aaqila McLyn

Region ODP: Megan McComas, Madison Kennel, Whitney Davis, Nadiyah Siqueiros, Ruth-Maria Soto, Jennifer Burr

2015-16 National League Top Scorers: Nadiyah Siqueiros (Tied 3rd)

College Programs

Myah Baksh Santa Clara University
Jennifer Burr University of San Diego
Kimberly Butland Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus
Whitney Davis University of California, Berkeley
Emily Duenas University of North Carolina, Asheville
Madison Kennel Northwestern University
Megan McComas Long Beach State University
Aaqila McLyn Washington State University
Catherine Post University of California, Santa Barbara
Nadiyah Siqueiros Long Beach State University
Ruth-Maria Soto California State University, Dominguez Hills
Delaney Whittet University of North Carolina, Asheville

Coach

Mauricio Ingrassia
 
U17 Red 2 - Beach FC with Coaches
 
 
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