Girls Development Academy Winter Showcase

The USSF Girls Development Academy wrapped up their inaugural Winter Showcase in Florida over the last week where all our Legends Academy teams competed to against DA teams from around the nation. Game match ups were based on league standings going into the event, which proved to hand us some very good competition, but teams stepped up to the challenge coming home with an impressive 7-1-1 record. Even better, our teams attracted over 100 college coaches out to watch games.

Academy Director Kevin Boyd said “We were challenged with the travel of going all the way to Florida, topped with weather extremes. It was hot & humid for the first games, then cold, windy & rainy for the last games. Amidst that we played Legends style soccer that generated results as well as compliments in the way that we play the game. All in all a great first event for us.”

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US Youth Soccer National League Recap

Legends recently sent six teams to North Carolina to compete in the first round of US Youth Soccer National league, where teams from across the country play for a league title and a chance to earn a place in the US Youth Soccer National Championships next summer in Texas. Teams that attended include G04 Academy II, G03 Academy II, G02 Academy II, G01 Academy II, G00 Academy II, G00 South FC.

After a four days of top level competition Legend's six teams came home with a 15-5-4 record. "We are proud to have earned as many wins as we did playing Legends style soccer against some very good competition. The girls showed character, resilience when needed and battled each game attracting numerous college coaches to watch. 

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Emily Knous Graduates Early to Start Her College Soccer Career at Arizona

Emily Knous will be the first legends player to graduate the academy program. She had an amazing performance in her last game today scoring a goal and assist. 

"I was blessed to have had the opportunity to coach Emily since U13 season. In all my years I have never seen a more committed person in not just soccer but everything she does. She is a 1st class individual and so is her family. She has influenced this program in many ways and although we will miss her at the club we know she will be very successful at whatever she pursues."

Emily is graduating high school early and going to start her college soccer career for Arizona. She will be greatly missed by her team and the club. We will cheer her on and look forward to seeing her future successes.

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Legends FC Alumni Accolades -D1

NCAA Division 1 All-Conference Performers (pending Big 12)

Congratulations to all the D1 #LegendsAlumni who are making an impact at their respective colleges! Well done, keep up the hard work! 

Brittany Caserma – All Southland 2nd Team

Ally Prisock – All PAC 12 1st Team

Michelle Alozie – Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year and All Ivy League First Team

Hannah Chua – All Conference USA 2nd Team

Sydney Navarro - All Conference USA 2nd Team

Amanda Ball – All Big West 1st Team - 

 Samantha Koemans – All Big West 2nd Team

Marissa Favela – All Big West 2nd Team

Kayla Morrison - All Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and All Big 12 Second Team 

Connie Caliz – All Big West Honorable Mention

 

 

 

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LEGENDS FC Alumni – Week Nine Summary

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Olivia Seddon (Legends FC 97 Academy) – Scored goal for Northern Colorado in 3-1 victory over Southern Utah

Paige Simoneau (Legends FC 96 Academy) – 2-0 shutout win over Nevada

Mikayla Flores (Legends FC 96 Academy) – Scored her first goal of the season, but it was not enough to stop #9 Texas from recording its first loss of the season to Kansas 2-1.

Kayla Morrison (Legends FC 96 Academy) – The All-BIG 12 defender scored the game winning goal for Kansas to help them defeat #9 Texas

Sara Ortiz (Legends FC 96 Gold) – Picked up an assist in a 7-0 McNeese State victory over Incarnate Word

Dayna Garcia (Legends FC 96 Academy) - Picked up an assist in a 7-0 McNeese State victory over Incarnate Word

Hannah Chua (Legends FC 96 Academy) – The midfielder picked up the game winning assist in a 1-0 Western Kentucky over Florida Atlantic. Chua also picked up an assist in the Hilltoppers 2-0 win against Florida International

Brittney Rogers (Legends FC 96 Academy) – Rogers gave up one goal in a 2-1 UC Santa Barbara loss to Hawaii

Amanda Ball (Legends FC 95 Academy) – The senior forward scored two goals to lead UC Santa Barbara to a dominating 3-0 win against Long Beach State

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LEGENDS FC ALUMNI - Week Eight Summary

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Amanda Ball (Legends FC 95 Academy) - Scored 2 goals to help UCSB defeat Long Beach State 3-0.

Marissa Favela (Legends FC 97 Academy) – Scored goal in 2-1 Cal State Northridge win over Hawaii

Paige Simomeau (Legends FC 96 Academy) – Named Mountain West Defensive player of the week, after leading San Jose State to first in the conference with no goals allowed in a 0-0 draw with San Diego State and one goal allowed in a 2-1 victory over New Mexico.

Sydney Navarro (Legends FC 97 Academy) – The junior All-Conference USA defender scored her first career goal, but Middle Tennessee still fell to Marshall in OT by the score of 2-1.

Kayra Dollas (Legends FC 96 Academy) – Scored goal to help #7 Texas earn a 1-1 draw against TCU

Michelle Alozie (Legends FC 96 Academy) – Scored seventh goal of season to help Yale earn a 2-1 victory against Dartmouth

Brittany Caserma (Legends FC 96 Academy) – Scored goal in 3-1 Northwestern State loss to Sam Houston State

Brittney Rogers (Legends FC 96 Academy) – Allowed one goal to help UC Santa Barbara earn a 1-1 draw with Cal State Northridge

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LEGENDS FC ALUMNI - Week Seven Summary

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Paige Simoneau (Legends FC 96 Academy) – 1-0 Shutout win over Colorado State

Kayra Dollas (Legends FC 96 Academy) – Game winning assist in OT for 3-2 win against Texas Tech

Brittany Casserma (Legends FC 96 Academy) – Scored both goals to help Northwestern State earn a 2-1 victory over Incarnate Word

Madison Stark (Legends FC 96 Academy) – Senior defender and captain scored a goal to help Arizona State earn a 1-1 draw with California

Jazzmin Mancilla (Legends FC 94 Academy) – Scored goal in 3-0 win over Northridge

Samantha Koemans (Legends FC 95 Academy) – 2 assists in 3-0 win over Northridge

Avery DeWitt (Legends FC 98 Academy) – Scored goal in 3-2 win over Cal Poly SLO

Maddy Haro (Legends FC 96 Academy) – The starting defender picked up another 2 assists in a 3-0 win over Utah

Michelle Alozie (Legends FC 96 Academy) – Scored the game winning goal to lead Yale to a convincing 3-0 win over Harvard

Amanda Ball (Legends FC 95 Academy) – Earned an assist in a 4-1 UC Santa Barbara loss to UC Irvine

 

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Club Soccer Player Rankings

Legends FC Girls Academy has 12 girls represented on the TopDrawerSoccer.com Club Soccer Player Rankings

For 2021 graduates Legends Players claim the five spots on the list including the #1 spot. Full List . Two players earns spots on the 2020 Full List and the lists wrap up with five more players occupying spots for the 2019 class. Full List

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