2013 College News.

It is the goal of SCA to prepare every player to compete at the college level.  SCA is proud of the fact that many of our players move on to play soccer at colleges all over the country including University of Portland, UC Santa CruzCal State Monterey BayBelmont Abbey College, UC San Diego,UC Santa BarbaraSt. Mary’s College, Humboldt State UniversitySouthern OregonWillamette UniversityLoyola MarymountLamar UniversityNotre Dame de Namur, and UC Davis.   Here is some news from the 2013 college season.

Theresa Mateo (95 Girls) and Mariah Meuse (95 Girls) are both starting midfielders for Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina.  The Crusaders made it to the Sweet 16 round of the Division II NCAA tournament. Theresa scored 1 goal and had 2 assists and Mariah had 3 assists this season.

Noelle LaPrevotte (94 Girls) and the University of Portland Pilots made it to the second round of the NCAA Division I tournament.  Noelle had 4 goals and 2 assists this season.

Colette Behen (92 Girls) and Lizzie Mitchell (92 Girls) are both junior starters and team captains for the Humboldt State University Jacks.  Colette scored 3 goals and 3 assists and Lizzie scored 2 goals and 2 assists.  Lizzie also received All-CCAA Honorable Mention Midfielder.

Jennifer Yacuta (95 Girls) had a great freshman year at Lamar University in Texas.  Playing forward, she scored 4 goals and had 2 assists.

Emily Sewall (95 Girls) started 7 games as goalie at Willamette University.  She was chosen Conference Athlete of the Week on October 23rd.

Rika Goto (94 Girls) is a starting defender for UC Santa Cruz.  Rika started all 18 games this season for the Slugs.

Michelle Garone and Hannah Roberts (94 Girls) play for Cal State Monterey Bay.  Michelle is a forward with one goal this season. Hannah is a starting defender.

Kayley Evans (92 Girls) is a starting defender for Cal State Dominguez Hills.

Lindsay Gehring (94 Girls) and Casey Parisi (92 Girls) play for the UC San Diego Tritons.

After 3 stellar years at Barry University in Florida, Melissa Madrid (92 Girls) played her final year of collegiate soccer at St. Mary’s College in Moraga.  She scored 3 goals and had 1 assist for the Gaels.

Taylor Gehring (92 Girls) had a great year as starting senior defender at UC Santa Barbara.

Danielle Stave (92 Girls) had another great year as a starting senior defender at Southern Oregon University.  Also playing for Southern Oregon this season was Chloe Welch (92 Girls).  She started 14 games and had 3 goals and 3 assists.

Taylor Halstenson is a starting midfielder for Santa Rosa Junior College. The Bears finished second in the Big 8 Conference and made it to the second round of the CCCAA playoffs.  Taylor had 3 goals and 2 assists this season.

Rebecca Yim (94 Girls) who was a starting defender for Notre Dame de Namur the last 2 years, was a red shirt this year because of a concussion she sustained playing for the U23's last summer.  She looks forward to playing for spring season.

Dayna Dolcini (95 Girls) is a freshman defender for Loyola Marymount,  and Kirsten Holmberg (94 Girls) senior defender for UC Davis.


National Signing Day-February 6, 2013

Mariah Meuse signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina on National Signing Day.  Mariah plays for the SCA 95 girls currently coached by Vinnie Cortezzo.  She is also an All-League standout player for Rancho Cotate High School.  High School seniors from all over the country made their college athletic commitments official on Wednesday, February 6.  More of the SCA 95 Girls will be ready to commit to schools in the coming weeks!

Six Sonoma County Alliance Players Sign Letters of Intent!

 Six players from the Sonoma County Alliance Soccer Club - Noelle LaPrevotte, Theresa Mateo, Michelle Garrone, Phoebe Hendry, Lyndsay Gehring and Emily Wilbur - will be signing letters of intent to play college soccer on National Signing Day 2012.   

Noelle LaPrevotte will be playing for the University of Portland Pilots.  Noelle currently plays for the SCA 94 Girls and was a standout player for Casa Grande High School earning SCL league MVP for the 2011 season.  Noelle has been playing with the SCA club for 9 years.

Theresa Mateo will be playing for the Belmont Abbey Crusaders in North Carolina.  She has played on the SCA 95 Girls for 8 years as well as 3 years for Ursuline High School and one year for Cardinal Newman High School.

Michelle Garrone will be playing for the Cal State Monterey Otters.  She currently plays for the SCA 94 Girls and was an All-League player for Petaluma High School.  Michelle has played in the SCA club for 6 years.

Phoebe Hendry will be joining Michelle at Cal State Monterey Bay.  Phoebe has been an SCA player for the last 2 seasons.  She attends Ukiah High School where she was an All-League player this past season.

Lyndsay Gehring will be playing for the University of California Riverside Highlanders.  Lyndsay currently plays for the SCA 94 girls and was an All-League player for Petaluma High School.  Lyndsay has played for SCA for 9 years.

Emily Wilbur will be travelling to the University of Mississippi to become a member of the Ole Miss Rebels.  Emily is the goalie for the 94 Girls team and has competed in the SCA program for 3 years.  She attends Sonoma Valley High School where she earned All-League honors.

"Signing a National Letter of Intent is exciting for everyone involved - Noelle, Theresa, Michelle, Phoebe, Lyndsay and Emily as well as their families, their coaches and the SCA club," said Director of College Guidance Chris Ziemer.   These six girls, as well as a few others who are in the final stages of making a decision on colleges, have worked hard to have the chance to compete at the college level.  Special thanks to their current SCA coaches, Vinnie Cortezzo and Mark Carr, as well as their former coaches over the years who have helped them develop and achieve their soccer goals," added Ziemer.