How Do You Measure Success?
(NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA - 11JAN2011) How does a club measure success in youth soccer today?... club success, team success, individual awards, college scholarships, coaching awards, national rankings, world championships, professional players, play top competition each week, self confident positive young adults, longevity...? the answer is yes to all of the above.
Inventory please... let's see... done, done, done, done, done, done, done, done, done, done, and DONE!! Year after year the Slammers continue to produce positive results in a growing and ever changing competitive soccer landscape.
Christen Press Wins Hermann Award
Christen Press, Slammers FC alumni receiving the prestigious Hermann Award
The following is a shout out and congratulations to Slammer alum Christen Press on completing an outstanding career at Stanford University. On January 7, 2011 Christen received the Hermann Trophy, which is awarded to the top college player in the country. This is equivalent to the Heisman Trophy in college football.
In response to her receiving the Hermann Trophy, Graham Hays from ESPN wrote a fantastic article about Christen.
(08JAN2010) "... Press made almost everything she did look effortless, be it running by anyone and everyone, dancing around defenders in the box with the ball at her feet or unleashing a shot on frame from outside the 18-yard box..."
OTHER NOTABLE SLAMMERS PLAYER AWARDS OVER THE YEARS
2011 Christen Press, Hermann Trophy
2011 Christen Press, Soccer America Player of the Year
2010 Christen Press, TopDrawerSoccer Player of the Season
2010 Reed Williams, nominee Gatorade National Player of the Year
2009 Christen Press, TopDrawerSoccer Player of the Season
2009 Whitney Engen, Honda Player of the Year
2006 Danesha Adams, US Soccer Young Female Player of the Year
2005 Lexi Orand, nominee Gatorade National Player of the Year
2004 Lexi Orand, NSCAA National Player of the Year