The Crescenta Valley Girls' Under 13 team last year won the championship in the silver bracket of the Coast Soccer League.
As they moved to the silver elite bracket this season, they knew the competition would be increasingly tougher as they would play against the top teams in Southern California.
After a grueling 14-game schedule, this talented group of athletes came in second place. They defeated some of the finest teams that can be found in the Southland from Simi Valley to Alta Loma.
The team is currently preparing for the League Cup and National Cup tournaments. Coached by Adam Darby, this team combined phenomenal skill with unmatched determination. "This team is so impressive with their ability to win games against the toughest competition," said Darby in discussing his team's progress this season.
The squad is comprised of defensive standouts Whitney Cowell, Sara Davis, Kelly Clark, Savannah De Sousa, Taylor Anderson, Kate Sappell and Savannah Rhoads. The powerful midfield is anchored by Vanessa Capra, Hannah Gerald, Lisa Lim, Nicole Martel, Danielle Molina and Olivia Sierra.
The dominant forwards are Jordan Royer and Cecilia Martinez. Goal keeper Eirene Kim continues to provide stellar play and is one of the best in Southern California.