Many of our competitive teams participated in Halloween tournaments this past week. All of them had lots of fun playing in awsome costumes. And we got quite a few champions:
Many of competitive teams participated in Halloween tournaments this year. It was a memorable and fun weekend for players, coaches and parents alike. Some great costumes out there as well. Highlites from some of the teams:
- U9G 2009 Green Team and coach Adam Player: 2nd place at the Impact Boo Fest
- U10G 2008 Yellow Team and coach Maryann Nguyen: 1st place at the Fremont Trick or Treat
- U11B 2007 Green Team and coach Garry Agnew: 1st place at the Livermore Ghouls and Goals
- U11G 2007 Green Team and coach Ron Perrault: 1st place at the Orchard Valley Torros Thriller
- U12B 2006 Green Team and coach Brendan McManus: 2nd place at the Livermore Ghouls and Goals
- U12B 2006 White Team and coach Francisco Mendoza: 1st place at the San Ramon Boo Fest
Our competitive teams continued to play in various summer tournaments from end of July through end of August to get ready for the start of the regular fall Norcal season. All teams played very well and showed great effort and making continued progress as the season gets going. And most important they all had fun. Some highlights:
- U9B 2009 Yellow Team and coach Sean Rogers: 1st place at the San Ramon Summerfest
- U11G 2007 Green Team and coach Ron Perrault: 1st place at the Walnut Creek Cup
- U12G 2006 Green Team and coach Alex King: 1st place at the Walnut Creek Cup
- U12B 2006 Geen Team and coach Brendan McManus: 1st place at the San Ramon Summer Classic
- U13B 2005 AFC Team and coach Marcus Watson: 2nd place at the Mustang Boys Stampede
- U14B 2004 AFC Team and coach David Barret: 1st place at the Ballistic Summer Classic
It was a busy, hot and succesful tournament weekend for many of our teams - with temperatures close to triple digits all teams put in an outstanding effort as they brought home medals and trophies from the Livermore Summer Showdown and the Tri Valley Champions Cup on July 22/23 2017:
- U10B 2008 Green Team and coach Alex King: 1st place at the Tri Valley Champions Cup.
- U11B 2008 Green Team and coach Garry Agnew: 1st place at the Tri Valley Champions Cup.
- U10G 2008 Green Team and coach Andy Hulbert: 2nd place at the Livermore Summer Showdown.
- U12B 2006 Yellow Team and coach Adam Player: 2nd place at the Livermore Summer Showdown.
- U14B 2004 Green Team and coach Steve Goswell: 1st place at the Livermore Summer Showdown.
Congratulations to our U10 2008B Green Team and Coach Alex King - capturing the Norcal Region 3/4 Silver 1 2017 Spring League Title. The boys played some great soccer; always working hard and passing the ball around really well which has helped the team create a number of good chances and score over 50 goals during the spring season. The boys had lots of fun together and we are all excited about seeing them play at the Gold level in the fall.
State cup thriller and success! Our U12B 2005 Yellow Team with coach Alex King won a hard fought championship game scoring a deserved equalizer with less than a minute to go in regulation to take the game to penalties. The boys then kept their nerve and prevailed 4-2 in PK. What an exciting game and great end for their 2016 season it was - very well done boys!
Congratulations to our CVM Academy 04 Boys and coach Dave Barrett on a perfect fall season. The team won 10 out of 10 games in the NorCal Region 3/4 PREMIER Division! The team also qualified for the Nor Cal State Premier bracket and will battling it out with the top 32 teams come January. What a great achievement for this academy team and the coach in their first season together - very well done boys!
State Cup SHOUT-OUT to our U13 2004 Girls who clinched a tight final to become 2016 state cup champions in the Gold 3 division. In a game that lacked any clear cut opportunities it was Castro Valley that would be able to find the back of the net, with the only goal of the game coming 4 minutes from time from Charlotte Caistor off a corner kick. The team’s defensive stability has been the basis of their success this year and they were able to hold on for the win, giving them shut outs in their quarter, semi, and final games. This is a huge achievement for the girls and the club, coaches, and parents are extremely proud of the them. Keep up the good work!
HUGE Congratulations to the CVSC U16 2001 Girls Green team on a great showing during the NPL Fall Showcase in Davis the weekend of November 19 & 20! With just six points separating first and seventh place in the NPL2 division heading into the weekend, coach Garry Agnew's Girls leapfrogged Vision Academy to top the table and earn the only NPL 1 spot from their division for the spring. They cleared the way with a decisive 7-1 victory over San Ramon NPL on Saturday - goals by Tanya Brouse (5 of them!), Elma Sabanovic and Yasmeen White. Followed by a division title-clinching 1-0 win over De Anza Force North on Sunday - winning goal scored by Ava Marrama. Wonderful job girls, we are very proud of you! CV You Know!!
Congratulations to our U14 2003 Girls Team who finished in first place in their Norcal Silver Fall league campaign going undefeated, scoring 46 goals along the way, and only conceding 6.The girls finished level on points with 2 other teams but managed to take first place due to their superior goal difference. The team has shown huge improvements and their coaches and parents are extremely proud of their achievements. Well done girls, keep up the good work.
Congratulations to our 2007 White Boys team and coach Connor Thornton who won their State Cup Bracket this past weekend. The boys played some great soccer and put up an excellent team effort already in their first elimination game; coming back from a 2-0 deficit with only 15 minutes left to still win the game. In the championship they found themselves down again by a goal two times, against a very good Mill Valley team, but they never gave up and eventually took the lead that they were able to hold on to. These boys have improved continuously over the season, both individually and as a team, and they all gave their very best in these final games.
Congratulations to our U9 Girls Green team. The 2008 girls finished their 2016 season off in remarkable style by winning the Premier 3 State Cup with a 3-0 finals win over Pleasanton Rage Premier. The team had fought hard throughout the tournament and had won their semi final in overtime the day before.
The week before the team had also secured 1st place in their Norcal region 3/4 Silver Elite Fall League with a record of 7-1-0; scoring 33 goals along the way.
It was a truly fun season for the girls and we are excited to see what the future holds for this group of players.
The following girls play for the 2008 girls team: Evie Halverson, Claire Lowery, Daniela Perez, Kaya Bullard, Madison Lew, Malia Robinson, Olivia Villegas, Abby Forsgren, Andrea Alonso and Krystie Gomes
The team is coach by Andy Hulbert and Meg Forsgren.
CONGRATULATIONS to the Castro Valley-Montclair (CVM) U17 Boys Academy Team and Head Coach David Barrett on clinching the U17 NPL 2 2016 Fall League Title this past weekend! The team went unbeaten in the last 4 games, scoring 9 goals and conceding 0. A great effort by the team who battled through some tough games with many members of team sidelined through injury. Great work lads!
Congratulations to our Scoring Dead Soccer Team (aka U8 Girls 2009 Team) - Champions at the 2016 Impact Boo Fest Tournament. These Zombie Girls KILLED IT on the field showing NO MERCY in their 4 wins including a 4-1 finish in the final championship game vs a very strong team from Impact that usually plays up in the U9 age group. What a fun rainy weekend it was. Very good job girls!!
Our U11B (2006) Green Team performed excellently this past weekend at the Dublin Fall Classic taking second place. Having won their 3 group games scoring 13 goals and only giving up 2, they had a heartbreaking loss on PK’s in the final after the game finished 2-2 after overtime. The boys have shown significant improvements and made both their coaches and parents proud. Well done boys!
Congratulations to our U11G (2006) Yellow team - champion in their group at the 2016 Footie Fest. They won by the narrow margin of one point in this group of 5 (round robin style). It was a very exciting group with the top three teams finishing with the exact same 2-1-1 record and the girls secured their number one spot in the last game with a 4:0 shutout to give them the extra points needed. What a great effort by these girls!
Congratulations to our U9B (2008) Green and U10B (2007) Yellow Team. After finishing in 1st and 2nd place in the U10 group phase at the 2016 Footie Fest they met each other in the final championship game. It was a nail-biter: Still tied after overtime it went into PK and ended with the U10B taking the win. Sure had all the Castro Valley families on the edge of their seats! It was a fun weekend for both teams - very well done boys!
Here's to our U11 (2006) Boys Yellow team - celebrating after their second place finish at the Soccer by the Bay Tournament. They finished first in their bracket with 2 wins and one tie to advance to the championship game where they put up a great fight but lost against a very strong opponent. The boys played hard all weekend and had tons of fun along the way!
Congratulations to our U10 (2007) Girls team - taking second place at the 2016 Stanford Summer Classic Tournament. The girls had lots of fun and played hard all weekend. They won their bracket in the group phase to advance to the final which they narrowly lost 1:2. Great effort by all these girls - we are proud of you!
Congratulations to our U11 (2006) Girls Green Team for winning their group at the 2016 soccer by the Bay Tournament. It was great to see them work hard and play some good soccer over the course of the 4 games; finishing with a clean 4 wins record. Great job Girls!
Congratulations to our U17 (2000-2001) Boys team, taking 1st place in the 2016 Dublin Shamrock tournament! They finished first in their group with 3 wins and one tie, while playing their final game with only 10 players. Well done Boys!
Congratulations to our U9 (2008) Girls team - taking second place in the 2016 Walnut Creek Silver Cup. They played hard all weekend with temperatures at 100F and having only one sub for all games. They advanced to the final with a 2 wins and 1 tie record. The final was a nail-biter; going back and forth against the home team from Walnut Creek and losing it in the last minutes 4:5. Great effort by all the girls!
HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to our Castro Valley-Montclair (CVM) Academy 04 Boys team and their coaches Dave Barrett & Rob Busa: CHAMPIONS at the 2016 Ballistic Summer Classic in the Gold (highest) division. The U13 boys went 4-0-0 this weekend, defeating Mustang 4-0 in the Championship Game! What a great team effort and performance by all these boys!
Congratulation to the CVSC 2003 girls. They produced a great display of attacking and defensive soccer to win the Juventus tournament in Redwood City. With a record of 3 wins and 1 tie they managed to score 15 goals, and only giving up 1 on their way to the championship. The girls managed to put a season best performances together over the 2 day tournament to thoroughly deserve the win. Well done girls, keep up the good work
Final game decided in penalty shoot-out..
Roseville Junction City Silver Cup
The Castro Valley United Yellow Under 16 girls soccer team traveled to Roseville for their first tournament of the 2016...
Castro Valley Soccer Club is proud to announce that Suhani Abdullah has been honored as the USYSA Area 4 Female Youth Referee of the Year. Area 4 is comprised of the 13 western states and Suhani is #1 in our part of the world!
Suhani began playing soccer at age 8 and began refereeing in 2011 at age 14. Starting on the touchlines as an Assistant Referee, she was promoted to Center Referee her first year. Early on, she demonstrated by her calls, confidence and grace on the pitch, a talent for refereeing we have all admired. As she was assigned matches of increasing competitiveness with older youth, she began to draw the attention of referee assignors around the area. In 2015, she received the Female Youth Referee of the Year for CYSA Region 4 of Northern California, and earlier this year, was honored as Female Youth Referee of California. Throughout this time, Suhani has been a wonderful mentor and friend to many younger and newer youth referees--part of the referee ethos, "to help others as I have been helped."
As her abilities have developed and become known, she has been invited to referee in soccer tournaments throughout the west, including in Alaska, Idaho, Colorado, Arizona and southern California. And she has attracted the attention of those who train referees for the higher level assignments. Not to mention that she has already earned a grade 7 referee license.
Suhani is currently a sophomore at UC Berkeley reading Economics and Math. She looks forward to becoming a grade 6 referee in 2017, and in the meantime, increase her skills on the pitch.
And, what's it like to referee? Quoting Suhani, "...refereeing has been the absolute best job I could ask for. I get to work in a high-pressure environment that changes every single game, which is really exciting and fun for me. I've also met some of the coolest people and made some fantastic friends along the way, from Castro Valley all to way to..." [Editor left the last place word out, because Suhani hasn't stopped meeting cool new people in cool new places.]
Suhani---Congratulations from all your friends, your fellow referees and everyone at CVSC. Well done!
The CV United 2005 Girls Green U12 team had a great weekend at their 2016 Spring Cal Cup tournament. They made it to the finals with 2 wins and 1 tie. The Championship game that followed was a real nail-biter: Tied after regulation they went into over time, still tied after two more goals, and ultimately they lost it in PKs. The girls put in a great performance and it was a very exciting weekend for all of them. Congratulations to the players and coaches. CV you know!
Our Castro Valley-Montclair (CVM) Academy 04 Boys ended a successful 2016 spring season by making it to the semi finals of NorCal's Cross Regionals. This is a tournament for the top 8 teams from all Northern California's Premier regions!
After taking taking 2nd place in region 3/4 Premier division the team then won a 1/4 final match up against Santa Rosa in a 4-2 thriller. Angel Fernandez leading the team to victory with his 3rd hat trick of the season. The team unfortunately fell short in a tense semi final with the eventual Champions Davis. The 24-7 coaching staff, CVSC and MSC are very proud of the boys and it's a very impressive start to the teams first season together.
Congratulations CVM Academy 04 Boys.
The Castro Valley Soccer Club wishes to congratulate and highlight our U19 (97/98) National Premier League (NPL) Girls team. They just finished their season and are looking back to some outstanding achievements and a great time together in their last year as a NPL team. Several of the girls have already signed college commitment to play soccer at the next level. We are very proud of all these girls and wish the best to all of them for their future. And we are looking forward to seeing more of them - wherever their (soccer) career takes them next.
CVSC's Rebecca Kilmartin recently had the honor of playing for Tonga in the Oceania Football Confederation's Women's Nation Cup in Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. The Cup tournament determines which...
The Castro Valley United U13 girls Yellow team traveled to Pleasanton to participate in the Pleasanton Rage Soccer City tournament, and returned home with the first place trophy and medals. CV United...
CVSC Wolfpack U19 Girls played in the Walnut Creek Fall Classic Tournament September 28-29, 2013 and came in 1st place with 4 shut outs... a clean sheet across the board... 4-0, 4-0, 3-0 and 1-0 in...
The Castro Valley Soccer Club is proud to announce that U13G United competitive player, Rebekah Valdez was selected to attend a prestigious US National team training center on June 4, 2013, after...
Castro Valley would like to congratulate the following Castro Valley players for their great achievement of representing Cal North at the recent ODP Championships event in Arizona.
All of these...
Congratulations to the Castro Valley U12 Girls & Boys team who both won their respective State Cup finals this past weekend.
The U12 girls coached by Andy Hulbert defeated Tahuichi FC 3-2 in Sunday's...
Andrew Chalker was the first of our older competiitve players to sign a letter of intent to play soccer at College.
We would like to congratulate Andew on his great achievement. Andrew has been part...
The 2012-13 CVSC United U-12 Girls soccer season has been great! This year’s team has placed or made to at least the semi-final of almost every tournament we’ve participated in this year.
The CV U8 Boys (Coach Ben Maxwell) played up in the U9 age group in the San Ramon Azuri Summer Classic Tournament the weekend of July 21 & 22, 2012 and WON!
Their exciting semifinal game involved (2)...
The U12 Girls Premier team (Coach Andy Hulbert) won the Championship title in the 42nd Annual Juventus Tournament of Champions played in the Redwood City area the weekend of August 3rd - 5th, 2012.
CVSC’s U14G Premier team was recently featured on the cover of Compete Nation magazine with lengthy story chronicling their last three years as team. The U14 Castro Valley Girls’ soccer team has...
Four CVSC Competitive players had the experience of a lifetime as they represented CVSC and CYSA at the USSF’s Olympic Development Program Region IV camps in Idaho and Oregon.
Four CVSC Competitive...
The Castro Valley SC Fury 14 Girls Division 1 team advanced to the CYSA State Cup of Round 16 this past weekend with two wins and and loss in preliminary round play.
The Castro Valley SC Fury 14 Girls...
Front row: Alyssa Escoto, Arianna Alfaro, Elizabeth Moreno, Jessica Lima, Selina Wedel, Jessica Ko, Taylor...
Both the U9 and U10 girls had a successful weekend in Sacramento this past weekend where they played 3 2nd round qualifying games followed by a quarter final game.
The U9’s won their quarter final...
Castro Valley U16 Girls team (Wolfpack) took 2nd place in the Petaluma "Harvest Moon" Classic over the 9/25-26 weekend.
Back Row (from left): Kelly Schmid, Brittany McClintock, Bhavisha Bhukhan, Nicole Torres, Danika Perry, Sierra Deaton,
Julie Wilton, Madison Hall, Christina Oliveros, Jasmine Grewal, Savanah Khan
Middle Row (from left): Amanda Rogers, Andrea Oliveros, Alejandra Torres, Maddy Hahn, Jennie Hankins
Front: Tara Dehdari
Not in picture: Coaches David Hahn, Miguel Torres and Emily Hall
The Scramble's 13th year brought sweltering heat and some fierce competition to San Ramon this last weekend. Down two players to injury, the Speed Demons battled but lost to the finalist from last year, Livermore Blue Flames, by the score of 2-1 in a back-and-forth match. Both teams showed off superb passing games, great team defense and keepr play in a game that could have gone either way. The game winner was scored on a free kick just outside the 18 with under 10 minutes in the match.
The Speed Demons defeated a talented Pleasanton Renegades team in the opener and played to a 0-0 tie in the second game against last years Champion, San Ramon Boomers. The Speed Demons closed out group play with a 4-2 victory over Livermore Fusion to reach the finals.
Back row: Mike Hughes - Coach, Katie Sadoff, Julia Ceniceros, Tess Ferrari, Shira Laux, Aliya Hupp, Jackie Reis, Carlo Pizzotti - Coach
Middle row: Monica Gamez, Mac Hughes, Kelsey Kong, Ava Andrade, Haley Gilham, Casie Peterson, Jenny Reis, Kelsey Dunnigan
Front Row: Natalie and Angela Ortiz
FREMONT, CA - The Castro Valley Soccer Club U13 D1 Green girls team won the Mission Valley HK Shoot-Out on Sunday, Sept. 26 in dominating fashion. Securing their 2nd tournament championship in four weeks, United won all 4of their games, scoring a total of 16 goals, while conceding only 1. The girls stayed committed to attractive attacking soccer and were justly rewarded with significant possession of the ball, as the games were predominantly contested in their opponents" half of the field. United got the tournament started on Saturday with a 3-1 win over Palo Alto, followed by a gritty 1-0 victory over the Vacaville Thunderbirds. Sunday morning saw the girls outplay Mission Valley by a 5-0 margin, which represented the first defeat of the season for the host team. United then secured the trophy with a relaxed 7-0 win over Lamorinda White. Building on the success of their previous tournament win, the results brought United's record to 9-1 over their last 10 games, giving the girls significant momentum for continued Fall league success.
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