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2018 17U Girls Preview


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Group A

FC Stars


How they got to Nationals

FC Stars 01 (MA) heads to the National Championships as the Eastern Regional Championships representative. The Massachusetts side made it out of its group with a 2-1-0 record during the preliminary round. After defeating National League qualifier Premier Navy 2001 (MD) in the semifinal, FC Stars faced BC United 01 (NY-W) for the second time that week. As the two teams met in group play and BC United took the win, FC Stars looked for redemption in the regional final match. Despite coming up short by one goal, FC Stars booked a ticket to Nationals thanks to BC United previously qualifying through National League.

National Championship Series History

State Champs: 2018

Region Finals: 2018

Player Accolades

2018 Eastern Regional Championships Top Scorers: Anna Bagley (2nd, 3 goals)

College Programs

Anna Bagley – Virginia Commonwealth University (verbal)

Sophea James – University of Albany (verbal)

Isabella MacNeil – Stonehill College (verbal)

Megan Nguyen – Saint Anselm College (verbal)

Patricia Pallotta – Merrimack College (verbal)

Bianca Resca – Northeastern University (verbal)

Kaitlyn Stephenson – Merrimack College (verbal)


Bobby Redmond


U17G FC Stars 01



How they got to Nationals

Pacesetter Villa Red’s (OH-N) work at the Midwest Regional Championships paid off as it will represent the region at the National Championships. Whereas at the 2017 regional event, Pacesetter did not advance to the knockout rounds, Pacesetter snuck out of its group with a 2-1-0 record this year, scoring six goals and allowing two. Although the Ohio North side fell in the championship match, Pacesetter still earned a shot at Nationals due to the regional champion, FCKC Academy Blues Elite (MO) previously qualifying through the National Championships.

National Championship Series History

State Champs: 2017, 2018

Region Finals: 2018

Player Accolades

2017 Midwest Regional Championships Top Scorers: Gabriella Pool (4th, 3 goals)

College Program

Ashley Barron – University of Cincinnati (verbal)

Taylor Gadus – University of Findlay (verbal)

Addison Graham – University of Findlay (verbal)

Madison Mlsna – University of Findlay (verbal)

Gabriella Pool – University of Toledo (verbal)

Payton Rigg – Ohio University (verbal)

Alyssa Stark – University of Findlay (verbal)


Ella Walsh


17UG Pacesetter - REP


How they got to Nationals

In its third attempt at the Southern Regional Championships, Mandeville SC Lakers LPDL (LA) claimed the 2018 regional title to book a ticket to the National Championships. Mandeville escaped its group with a 2-0-1 record, tallying seven goals and only allowing one. In the knockout rounds, Mandeville earned three shutouts from the quarterfinal to the final match, eventually earning the team the regional crown. With experience from the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Southern Regional Championships, Mandeville has an understanding of the type of competition that it will face, but the team won’t fully know the feeling until the first day of games.

National Championship Series History

State Champs: 2016, 2017, 2018

Region Champs: 2018

Player Accolades

State ODP: Adelaide Gaffney, Susanna-Jane Mull

Region ODP: Adelaide Gaffney

College Programs

Britney Bertram – Stetson University (verbal)

Mya Guillory – Stetson University (verbal)

Isabella Pflug – Spring Hill College (verbal)

Renin Shepherd – Christian Brothers University (verbal)


Shane Jeanfreau


71 17G Mandeville SC Lakers LA



How they got to Nationals

After becoming the 2018 Far West Regional Champions, Rebels 2001 Elite (CA-S) will go to the National Championships ready to compete. Rebels qualified for the regional event through the Far West Regional League. In Hawaii, the Cal South side finished second in its group with a 2-1-0 record but had the opportunity to continue fighting in the quarterfinal. It took a few close calls in the knockout rounds as Rebels had to hold of its opponents while it maintained the lead. After its journey came to a halt in the quarterfinal match at the 2017 Far West Regional Championships and nearly qualifying for Nationals through the 2017-18 National League season – placing second in the Black Division – Rebels will look forward to finally having a shot to win the National title.

National Championship Series History

State Champs: 2017

Region Champs: 2018

2017-18 National League Black Division: 2nd (5-1-1)

Player Accolades

State ODP: Angelina Espinal, Kiera Smeenge, Jordan Norman, Emma Gaines Ramos, Brooke Flores, Gianna Creighton

Region ODP: Angelina Espinal, Kiera Smeenge

2017-18 National League Top Scorers: Angelina Espinal (T-5th, 6 goals)

2018 Far West Regional Championships Top Scorers: Angelina Espinal (T-4th, 3 goals)

College Programs

Gianna Creighton – University of California, Irvine (verbal)

Rylie Curran – Northern Arizona University (verbal)

Krista Eberle – University of Nevada, Las Vegas (verbal)

Angelina Espinal – San Diego State University (verbal)

Brooke Flores – Eastern Washington University (verbal)

Emma Gaines-Ramos – San Diego State University (verbal)

Erin Healy – Gonzaga University (verbal)

Kiera Smeenge – University of California, Irvine (verbal)


Ryan Marquez


17UG Rebels



How they got to Nationals

After finishing 6-0-1 in the 2017-18 National League Black Division, Premier Navy 2001 (MD) claimed the division title and earned an early ticket to the National Championships. Premier Navy generated a total of 21 goals for the season and allowed seven. Its only tie was against 2018 Far West Regional Champion, Rebels 2001 Elite (CA-S), who came in a close second place in the division, but Premier Navy had three extra points over the Cal South team. Premier Navy also went on a run for the 2018 Eastern Regional Championship crown but fell short in the semifinal.

National Championship Series History

State Champs: 2017, 2018

2017-18 National League Black Division: 1st (6-0-1)

Player Accolades

2017-18 National League Top Scorers: Madison Carr (T-5th, 6 goals)

2018 Eastern Regional Championships: (T-1st, 4 goals)

College Programs

Phoebe Canoles – St. John’s University (New York)

Alyssa Minnick – Virginia Commonwealth University

Elyssa Nowowieski – Campbell University

Hannah Steele – Charleston Southern University


Val Teixeira


17 Black - Premier Navy (MD)



How they got to Nationals

FCKC Academy Blues Elite (MO) took home the 2017-18 National League Blue Division title in order to earn a spot at the National Championships. The Missouri side went 6-1-0 for the season with Lily Farkas and Madilyn Hamline contributing 19 of FCKC’s 25 goals. Coming off of its National League win, FCKC went on to also win the 2018 Midwest Regional Championships. After finishing in fourth place in the 2016-17 National League season, FCKC has worked hard to come out on top, and it will definitely head to Nationals on a positive note.

National Championship Series History

Region Champs: 2018

2016-17 National League Black Division: 4th (4-1-2)

2017-18 National League Blue Division: 1st (6-1-0)

Player Accolades

State ODP: Emma Yackley, Lily Farkas, Mollie Plas, Alaina Werremeyer, Taylor Reid

Region ODP: Lily Farkas, Alaina Werremeyer, Taylor Reid

2018 Midwest Regional Top Scorers: Lily Farkas (1st, eight goals), Madilyn Hamline and Karoline Nelson (T-4th, three goals.)

2017-18 National League Top Scorers: Lily Farkas (2nd, eleven goals), Madilyn Hamline (T-4th, eight goals)

2016-17 National League Top Scorers: Lily Farkas (1st, fourteen goals) Madilyn Hamline (T-5th, four goals)

College Programs

Taylor Dolt - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (Verbal)

Lily Farkas - University of Michigan (Verbal)

Brianne Severns - University of Kansas

Sophia Stram - Saint Louis University

Alaina Werremeyer - Kansas State University

Emma Yackley - Creighton University


Goran Karadzov

17 Blue - FCKC Academy Blues Elite (MO)

BC United


How they got to Nationals

BC United is headed to its second National Championships after topping the National League Red Division with a 5-0-2 record. BC United earned a crucial tie against Nationals Union 01 Red (MI) to keep itself on the top of the Division. BC United also took on the challenge of the Eastern Regional Championships winning its group with a 3-0-0 record. In the semifinals, it defeated 1776 United FC 01 Xtreme (PA-E), 1-0, and then earned another close 1-0 victory over FC Stars 01 (MA) to claim the title. Even with its Regional crown, BC United heads to Nationals to represent the National League.

National Championship Series History

State Champs: 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018

Region Champs: 2014, 2017, 2018

2017-18 National League Red: 1st (5-0-2)

2016-17 National League Blue: 2nd (4-1-2)

2015-16 National League Blue: 6th (1-4-2)

2014-15 National League Blue: 5th (3-3-1)

2017 National Championships: Group

*BC United was formerly Greater Binghamton FC

Player Accolades

State ODP: Melina Ortiz, Alexia Bartlow, Gabrielle Davis, Kaitlyn Cooke, Angelina Fahrenkrug, Jasmine Fahrenkrug, Olivia McKnight, Victoria McKnight

Region ODP: Victoria McKnight, Olivia McKnight, Lauren Ashman

2017-18 National League Top Scorer: Angelina Fahrenkrug (T-4th, eight goals)

2018 Eastern Regional Top Scorers: Victoria McKnight (T-1st, four goals), Catherine Collins and Angelina Fahrenkrug (T-3rd, Two goals)

2017 Eastern Regional Top Scorers: Angelina Fahrenkrug (T-3rd, three goals)

2016 Eastern Regional Top Scorers: (T-2nd, five goals)

College Programs

Kaitlyn Cooke – Manhattan College (verbal)

Olivia McKnight – Binghamton University (verbal)

Victoria McKnight – Binghamton University (verbal)


Jackie Firenze


tfa elite1


How they got to Nationals

Despite falling in the Eastern Regional semifinals to the eventual champions, TFA Elite 1 (OH-S) is headed to the National Championships via a top finish in the National League White Division. TFA earned a 5-1-1 record, improving off its last year finish to punch its ticket to its First National. TFA earned scored 16 goals through its seven games while allowing just two goals – good enough to tie for the least conceded in the entire age group.

National Championship Series History

State Champs: 2017

Regional Semifinalists: 2017, 2018

Regional Finalist: 2015

2016-2017 National League Black: 5th (2-4-1)

2017-18 National League White: 1st (5-1-1)

Player Accolades

State ODP: Maddy Pittman

2018 Midwest Regionals Top Scorer: Madelyn Pittman (3rd, four goals)

2017-18 National League Top Scorer: Madelyn Pittman (7th, four goals)


Jay Kiley

17 White - TFA Elite (OH-S)