GU09, GU10, and BU14 Slammers FC teams Win Copa Laguna Tournament
BU14s with Coach Frank
GU09s Black with Coach Frank
GU10s with Coach Trevor
Holy Cow!!! Congratulations to the Class of 2012, 45 Players Going to Play in College
(NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA) 27APR2012 - Three Slammers FC girls teams and one Slammers FC boys team this season placed 45 graduating athletes from the class of 2012. Players are going to Carnegie Mellon, USC, UCI, Tulsa, Virgina, Stanford (x2), Oklahoma, Maryland, Washington, Johns Hopkins, Auburn, and Brown to name a few. Good Luck Seniors!! We are proud of you all.
Engen and Press Called Up to US National Team
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 13APR2012) - Pia Sundhage, Head Coach for the US Womens National soccer team calls up 2 Slammers, Whitney Engen and Christen Press. This group represents the top 27 players in the country as we prepare for the 2012 Summer Olympic games in London. The Slammers couldn't be more proud of the continued success of it's players at all levels. This is clearly a result of the hard work and effort Whitney and Christen put in every day of their life.
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Maddie Bauer Making an Impact
(NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, 16MAR2012) - Continuing a long line of world class athletes, Maddie Bauer of Newport Beach is making her impact on the soccer world. Recently recognized by Soccer America in the article linked below.
Maddie is coming off a series of great successes:
* All-Trinity league selection as a freshman and sophomore at Mater Dei HS
* Recently anchored the back line for the U-17 US National team in Europe
* Verbally committed to Stanford University
** Congratulations Maddie **
On Behalf of the Entire Slammers Soccer Family, We Offer Our Prayers and Support To The Family and Friends of Kylie Doniak
February 3, 2011
Statement from UT Women's Athletics Director Chris Plonsky regarding Kylie Doniak
"Kylie Doniak, a senior forward on our soccer team, was injured early Friday morning in a pedestrian-auto accident in downtown Austin. Kylie is in the ICU unit of University Medical Center Brackenridge. Her parents have arrived from their home in Chino Hills, California, and they are on site now. Per University policies, updates on her condition will be communicated by appropriate Athletics Department staff. We and the family appreciate the outreach and outpouring of support for Kylie. She is a beloved student-athlete, not just here but in the entire collegiate soccer community. We appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers on her behalf."
Congratulations to our Boys U11 Champions
(IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, 18DEC2011) - Congratulations to the U11 boys for bringing home championship hardware at the Orange County Tournament of Champions tournament last month in Irvine. They combined 14 goals for and 4 against. Awesome job boys.
SLAMMERS CHAMPIONS x3!
MLS Cup Champion
Nov 20, 2011
Dec 03, 2011
Cami Levin & Mariah Nogueira
Dec 04, 2011
The Slammers could not be more proud of the accomplishments achieved by our players, current and former. This continued success at the highest levels is clear evidence of how many great athletes are part of this outstanding soccer family we call Slammers FC.
20NOVEMBER2011 (LOS ANGELES, CA) - Along with fellow teammates, David Beckham, Landon Donovan, and Robbie Keane, Jack McBean (16 years old), a player for the LA Galaxy, won the MLS Cup in a 1-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo . This is an amazing opportunity and experience for Jack in his first year as a professional.
(left, Jack and his proud parents in the photo above)
03DECEMBER2011 (DECATUR, LOS ANGELES, CA) - The Lee women's soccer team made NAIA history defeating Concordia University (Ore.) 3-0 in capturing its fourth consecutive national championship. Amy Cochran. Amy, who is a junior this year also earned COSIDA College Division first team honors. Amy plays predominantly outside back for the Lady Flames and is considered to be one of the strongest players at the position in the country for the NAIA. She has helped anchor the backline, now a member of three national championship teams.
04DECEMBER2011 (KENNESAW, GA) - Cami Levin (senior) and Mariah Nogueira (junior) and the rest of the Stanford University's Womens soccer team beat Duke University 1-0 to win their first ever NCAA Womens D1 Soccer Championship. Cami contributed the game's only assist in the 53rd minute... the game winner. She finished her Stanford career with a 95-4-4 record... two of these losses came in the NCAA D1 championship finals (Notre Dame '10 and North Carolina '09).
Press conference quote from Paul Ratcliffe, Stanford University womens soccer head coach, on his four seniors, "... I don't think it's ever a slam dunk easy sell for the best players in the country when we were recruiting them. The tricky part for me was convincing admissions that I found two of the best players in the country in Teresa Noyola and Lindsay Taylor that were actually across the street from Stanford. We were recruiting nationally and I had to convince admissions I found two players and they proved me right here. Kristy Zurmuhlen is from New Hampshire, who thought you'd find a great player in New Hampshire when you're looking nationally? She's a diamond. Cami Levin is from southern California and played for the Slammers, great club down there. She had fantastic coaching growing up and she's definitely been a diamond. It was hard to sell her on Stanford; I had to work hard to get her. But I'm thankful they all came to Stanford and trumped it up. I think they've benefitted from everything at Stanford, the academics and athletics... "
We are so very proud of our athletes and we applaud them for their hard work, dedication, and success. Great Job Jack, Cami, and Mariah.
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First Half of 2011/2012 ECNL Season Complete
22NOV2011 (NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA) - ECNL is the benchmark for girls’ soccer in the US, if not the world. After 43 games played during the first half, we stand at 36 wins, 8 ties, and 10 losses. This includes 105 goals and 43 against, a 62 goal differential to the positive.
Walid Khoury, Slammers FC Director of Coaching commented, "To finish with this record in the first round is an amazing accomplishment. We are playing in the highest league in the United States, and one of the toughest conferences in the country. To be able to do what we have done with all teams from U14-U18 has been nothing short of amazing. It’s been a great first round for the club, and all our teams are positioned to make a move in the second round."
ECNL Spring season starts back up in March 2012.
Fun with Stanford Cardinal Cami Levin
22NOV2011 (PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA) - Cami continues to enjoy much success in her soccer career. She played for many US Youth National teams, she enjoyed a wonderful career with the Slammers, the Stanford Cardinals, played for ODP teams, and the like.
Cami now finds herself in new territory... emcee and host of two NCAA "All Access" spots providing a glimpse into the behind the scenes fun and hard work which occurs during the day and life of one of the top players in the country helping hold down the defensive for the #1 college soccer team in country, the Stanford Cardinals.
Please enjoy... too bad Cami is not having any fun!!
NCAA All Access: Stanford's Cami Levin (click image below)
NCAA All Access: Road Trip with Cami Levin (click image below)
BU12 Champs - Orange County Kick Off Classic
29AUG2011 (ANAHEIM, CA) - The BU12 boys finished a great tournament picking up the first place hardware and winning all four games by a combined score of 15 goals for and 0 against. Great job boys!
GU11 - Slammers Cup Champs
17JUL2011 (NEWPORT BEACH, CA) - The GU11 girls played as a team all weekend and finished victorious after a hard fought battle in the championship against Los Gauchos Red winning 3-1. Great job girls!
GU08 Eclipse Tourney Champs
06JUN 2011 (Laguna Hills, CA) - The 2011/2012 GU09 girls are getting it done. Another summer tournament championship. Great work girls!
GU08 Newport Mesa Cup Champs
29MAY2011 (Newport Beach, CA) - The girls won all four games on route to their championship. they had 26 goals for and 0 against. Wow... great job girls.
Cami Levin, a great competitor
25AUGUST2011 (PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA) An outstanding article was posted today from an interview with the head womens soccer coach at Stanford University, Paul Ratcliffe about one of the Slammers close family members, Cami Levin.
Writing this article is very easy for me. Below are quotes from the article and her coach...
"I wish I could clone her",
"... one of the best outside backs in the entire country"
"She's so talented..."
"... I want to play her everywhere..."
"... one of the best defenders in the country..."
"... an incredible leader..."
"... great competitor..."
Like I said... very easy. Congratulations Cami.
See full article by clicking below:
Cami Levin, Slammer Alumni, and current Stanford University stand out
Slammers... Building Champions
(17AUGUST2011) NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA - What happens if every day you wake up and vow to be better... and you mean it? I mean you turn those words into actions everyday... truly. What happens when you further surround yourself with coaches and players who believe the same... day after day... week after week... month after month... and year after year. What is possible?
As a person, as a player.. you come closer to reaching your potential than most people ever will.
The lesson... surround yourself with excellence and pursue excellence... ask nothing less of yourself than your very best.
Today the Slammers were blessed with three gifts acknowledging five great players. These recognitions are at the highest levels in the sport.
Three players earned spots on the U17 US National team training camp held in Carson, CA from August 21 - 29. This camp includes two international matches against the U17 Japanese National team. This is an amazing honor recognizing years of dedication from all three players.
Congratulations to Maddie Bauer, Olivia Hazelrigg,
and Kayla Mills
Find the US Soccer article here,
It is without argument the Womens Professional Soccer (WPS) league in the United States is a gathering of the best womens soccer players the world has to offer. As it stands today... it is the benchmark.
We have several Slammers who found themselves fortunate enough to compete at this top level... an honor few can only dream of achieving.
... how are they doing?
hmmm... it seems pretty well.
Today (17Aug2011) in San Francisco, Christen Press and Whitney Engen both were recognized as being the best among the best. Whitney Engen won Defensive Player of the Year... while former Slammer alum Christen Press was awarded Rookie of the Year. An amazing moment for two great soccer players.
The article can be found here, http://www.womensprosoccer.com/news/press_releases/110817-2011year-end-awards
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These two events coinciding on the same day is an amazing recognition which Director of Coaching, Walid Khoury says, "Is one of his proudest days in the history of the club."
We are always humbled by your perserverence, passion, and dedication. Congratulations girls on behalf of the club.
GU15s Finish a Great Season
(05AUG2011) NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA - The GU15 Slammers team experienced an amazing season which involved a few more frequent flyer miles than planned at the start of the season. Including trips to Oregon, New Jersey, Idaho, Colorado, Arizona, and a few other locales, this team continued to face the top competition in the country and battled day after day.
They played in the top national tournaments, they competed for national championships, and walked away with a new foundation of learning that most teams dream of experiencing.
Congratulations girls on a great year of hard work, dedication, and coming together as a team... and yes... we had a little bit of fun as well.
The 2011 Trophy Room:
* Surf Cup - Champions
* CalSouth State Cup - Champions
* USYSA Region IV - Champions
* Manchester United Cup - Finalists
* ECNL National Championship - Fourth
* USYSA National Championships - Fourth
GU15 Team at USYSA National Championships
U17 Wins Surf Cup Super Group
(01AUG2011) SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - One of the toughest girls tournaments in the country, Surf Cup... the toughest bracket, Super Group.
The U17 girls faced great competition and rose to the top. Facing Real So Cal in the semis (2-1) and Surf in the finals (1-0), the girls emerged victorious as Surf Cup Super Group champions after several hard fought battles.
GU17 Slammers - Surf Cup Super Group Champions
GU16 Maroon Wins Slammers Cup
GU13 Wins Irvine Summer Classic
Slammers Success at 2011 Eclipse Cup
(23January2011, San Juan Capistrano, CA) Congratulations to both the GU13 FC and GU13 Maroon teams for winning their respective brackets in the 2011 Eclipse Cup. Great job girls!
GU13 Maroon With Some Deserved Hardware
GU13 White Finalists in Bayern Jr Cup
(29AUGUST2010, HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA) Congratulation to the GU13 White team for acheiving the finals in the 2010 Bayern Jr Cup. The team is below with their medals. Great job girls.
BU10 are Finalists in Irvine Showcase Tournament
(15AUGUST2010, IRVINE, CA) After 3 wins during preliminary play with GF-12 vs. GA-4 the boys earned there away to the championship game in the Irvine Showcase Tournament. The boys 2010 total summer tournament win/loss/tie record is: 7-2-4 with GF-37 vs. GA-22.
Congratulations to all the BU10 boys and Coach Russ Martin:
Gunnar Gehl, Clay Rolfes, Connor Schimmelpfennig, Nicolas Ayala, Tyler Beteag, Blake Rovsek, Wyatt Burris, Caden Campbell, Chris Rosensitto, James McConnaughey, George Busick
Slammers Success at Surf Cup
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (02AUGUST2010) The prestigious Surf Cup soccer tournament held on the beautiful fields of Del Mar, California brings together some of the best soccer teams from across the USA every year. An invite to this tournament alone is an achievement... success against this field is an accomplishment on another level. The Slammers sent seven teams southbound on the 5.
Slammers teams have a history of rising to the occasion against the best of the best. This event is no exception. The GU18s reached the quarterfinals, the GU17s made the elite super group semi-finals, the GU16s were super group finalists, and the GU13s and GU15s were both crowned champions... an absolute awesome showing considering the level of competition. A great job by all teams.
2010 GU13 Surf Cup Champions beat Arsenal 1-0 in the finals
Congrats to Boys and Girls U12 Teams
LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA (14MARCH2010) - The GU12 team had a phenomenal season. The girls won the top bracket in Coast Soccer (Gold) with a 9-0-5 record. They also made the finals this past weekend in their first ever Cal South National Cup. Amazing season girls. Another big congratulations goes to the U12 boys making the quarter-finals for National Cup. The boys lost to eventual champions Santa Barbara FC
Slammers FC GU12 Win the Gold Bracket with Two Games Remaining in the Season
NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA (07NOV2009) - The GU12 team beat West Coast FC today at home and clinched the Gold bracket league championship with two games left to play. Coach Trevor Ickes said, "I am so proud of the girls and how disciplined they played this season from beginning to end." The girls made great showings during the tournament season; Slammers Futbol Classic, West Coast Futbol Classic, and Surf Cup specifically. They continued this positive energy and teamwork right into the regular season and the hard work yielded a League Championship. Great job girls!!!
Adversaries on the soccer fields... yet off the field joined by a common goal of offering the joys of soccer to the youth of southern California.
The entire Slammers family would like to extend our prayers and support for SC Blues GU11 player Katie Hawley.
Katie is fighting Stage 3 Neuroblastoma in her liver, adrenal glands, and lymph nodes. In July, what presented as a stomach ache was diagnosed as cancer. Within two weeks of receiving this news, Katie had surgery at LA Children's Hospital, and began a seven-round treatment process of chemotherapy, which will include stem cell chemotherapy.
If you would like to make a donation you can mail a check to the address below.