FCB: Team News

Where are they going?
This is an exciting time for all girls in soccer. Everyone is looking at options for college. Its fun to see where everyone is going. Some girls already know. Names in Light blue are those that have firm decisions. Girls with their names in dark blue are still thinking about it. Dark blue names that indicate a school show the girls top choice.

FC Barcelona - Where are they going?

Years with FCB
Current FCB Players:
Gilly Acedo
Leila Amini
Kamille Cawley
Megan Colombo


Gilly - Forward; Committed to UC Irvine Leila - Midfield; Committed to Arizona Kamille - Midfield; Committed to Stony Brook Megan - Forward; Committed to Swarthmore
Katie Davis
Cristen Drummond
Maddie Gonzales
Kimberly Hargrave


Katie-Midfield; Committed to Dartmouth Cristen - Forward; Committed to Nevada, Reno Maddie - Defender Kimberly - Midfield; Committed to University of the Pacific
Kasey Johnson
Kareena Killam
Amanda Koman
Sarah Morgan


Kasey - Defense; Committed to USC Kareena - Midfield Amanda - Midfield: Committed to Arkansas Sarah - Goalkeeper; Committed to Michigan
Marissa Rael
Caitlin Saggese
Green Son
Ginger Sossaman


Bo - Defense; Committed to Long Beach State Caitlin - Defender; Committed to Amherst Green - Goalkeeper Ginger - Forward Committed to Boise State
Sara Turcios
Amanda Valenzuela
Lauren Von Der Ahe


Sara - Midfield; Committed to University of Washington Amanda - Defense Lauren - Midfield; Committed to Georgetown
Graduated FCB Players:
Jenifer Bunch
Michelle Drugan


Jenifer - Midfield; Committed to UC Riverside Michelle - Defense; Committed to University of Pennsylvania
Friends of FCB:
Ayana Sumiyasu
Kate Edwards


Ayana - Goalkeeper; Committed to Yale Kate - Midfield; Committed to Rice

The FC Barcelona Girls '88 team joined CYSA-S and CSL in 1999 as an under 11 team. The team emerged resulted from a merger of the AYSO Region 2 and Region 214 U-10 Section All-Star teams, the latter of which had won the Tri-Sectional Tournament in March of that year. The girls won League and State Cup that first season!

FC Barcelona, Girls Under 11, 1999
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FC Barcelona Coaches:

Coach Cherif Zane
U11 - U15

Coach Bryan Kuderman
U16 - U17

Coach Martik Merikian
U15 - U16

Thursday, February 22
What College Coaches are saying about FCB players....
University of California, Irvine
Gilly Acedo, Midfield, Pasadena, CA, Pasadena HS

"Gilly is a player that will bring an extremely dynamic component to our team," Juniper said about Acedo. "She can play on either side of the midfield or anywhere across the forward line. She loves to run at defenders and will not be an easy player to defend against."

University of Arizona
Leila Amini, Upland, Calif./Upland HS, Midfielder

Amini is one of three California-natives to come to Arizona next year. Amini, from Upland, Calif., attends Upland High School and competes as a midfielder for head coach Kerri Fahres. Amini was named to the All-Conference Honorable Mention Team her freshman and sophomore years. Her team is still competing this year in the CIF Championships after winning the Division I Championship in 2006. Amini also competes for FC Barcelona and head coach Bryan Kuderman. The team was Las Vegas 2003 Region IV champions, Surf Cup XI Champs and 2006 National Cup semi-finalists.

According to head coach Dan Tobias: "Leila is a very savvy and quick attacking player. She has the right mentality and a tremendous work ethic as those things are so important for today's student-athlete. She is an excellent addition to the Wildcat family."

Lauren Von der Ahe, (La Canada, Calif./Flintridge Prep)

Von der Ahe plays for the Barcelona FC club and also plays soccer at Flintridge Preparatory. She was honored as both an All-League and All-Conference selection for the past two seasons and also named as Female Athlete of the Year at Flintridge. Von der Ahe has been the top goal scorer on her team the past two years.

"Lauren is a very skillful player who I believe will be a huge surprise next year," said Nolan. She is a tremendous athlete with solid technical ability and in our environment should go on to have a good college career."

Amanda Koman, San Bernardino, Central Midfielder

Rounding out the California signees is Amanda Koman who hails from San Bernardino, Calif. A two-time all-league selection and team MVP as a junior, she has played some of her best soccer with FC Barcelona in Pasadena. There she has won numerous tournaments and since her days in the U11 leagues and has been a member of the ODP pool.

“Amanda is a very gifted central midfield player,” Henderson said. “Traditionally, she plays more of a holding midfield role which suits our style of play and is a very good defender in open space. Amanda is technically very sound and very tough in the tackle.”

Cristen Drummond, 5-4 – Freshman – Forward/Midfielder, Los Angeles, Calif. (Marymount HS)

A native of Los Angeles, Calif., Cristen Drummond earned four varsity letters in both soccer and track at Marymount High School. The 5-4 Drummond won two Sunshine League championships in soccer and one in track. She was a four-time first-team all-league selection in soccer and a two-time CIF honoree. Drummond was captain of her soccer and track team in 2003-04 and helped her 4x400 relay team set a new school record. She plays club soccer for FC Barcelona and was a member of the So Cal ODP state pool team.

“Cristen is a really creative, dynamic player with a lot of speed,” Patraw said. “She will be an exciting presence in the attack. She has a lot of similarities to Sammy Miller and without question will be fun to watch.”

Marissa Rael, Alta Loma, CA, Defender

The seventh member of the 2007 class is Marissa "Bo" Rael from Alta Loma, Calif. The defender was an all-CIF first team performer for Los Osos High School, where her team won back-to-back Baseline League championships.

"Bo is a defender who is great in the air," said Erickson. "She’s a determined, hard-nosed player."

Stony Brook
Kamile Cawley, Chino Hills, CA, Midfielder

Cawley will head east as the California native will don the Stony Brook red next season. A member of FC Barcelona, Cawley led the squad to the National Cup semi-finals in 2006 and to a No.12 national ranking as a relentless midfielder. A two-year letterwinner at St. Lucy's in Glendora, Calif., Cawley led the Regents in goals and assists in 2006 en route to winning the CIF League Championship.

Kasey Johnson, Sierra Madre, Ca, Defender

Also boasting high-level U.S. experience is defender Kasey Johnson, who hails from Sierra Madre, Calif. (La Salle HS) and has also been in residency camps with the U.S under-21 team.

Johnson, Ohai and Sandoval are all ranked as top-75 recruits by SoccerBuzz. Johnson and Ohai are top-30 picks. Johnson has been a pool player with the U.S. under-20 and under-17 squads and was a member of the 2004 U.S. under-16 national team. As a star for La Salle HS, she was selected to All-CIF second and third teams.

Sara Turcios, Altadena, CA, Midfielder

The Huskies collected another player from Southern California in talented midfielder Sara Turcios who hails from Altadena, Calif. The LaSalle High School product was ranked as a top-150 recruit by Soccer Buzz. Turcios was featured on the "Players to Watch" list by Top Drawer Soccer and has been invited to try out for Argentina's National Team.

"Sara is a crafty and skillful playmaker," said Gallimore. "She is a real student of the game and will fit well into our possession-oriented style of play."

Saturday, February 17
Kacey, Sara: Late rally lifts Lancers
Pasadena Star News

Late rally lifts Lancers
Johnson leads La Salle past South Pasadena
By Fred J. Robledo Staff Writer

PASADENA - The visiting South Pasadena High School girls soccer team was clinging to a 1-0 lead and counting the minutes before its upset of No. 3-seeded La Salle in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IV playoffs on Friday.

But La Salle's Kasey Johnson came to the Lancers' rescue with everything but a cape on her back.

The USC-bound senior scored two goals in the final 13 minutes to rally La Salle to a 2-1 victory and a second-round game on Tuesday against Lompoc at a site to be determined.

Just minutes before the dramatic turnaround, Johnson became frustrated and let her temper get the best of her. She was issued a yellow card with 15 minutes left, forcing her to the bench with the Lancers in deep trouble.

"It was the worst feeling of my life," Johnson said. "I couldn't imagine ending our season like this."

Johnson returned as an attacking midfielder and wasted no time in getting the Lancers on the board.

Sara Turcios slid a pass to Johnson in the penalty area with two defenders on her back. Johnson turned, squeezed past them, and rifled a right-footed shot inside the near post to tie the score 1-1 in the 67th minute.

"That was just me wanting to score, and nothing was going to stop me," Johnson said.

Johnson's game-winner came on a line-drive cross from Laura Hill, which Johnson chested down and finished in the 78th minute to keep the Lancers' season alive.

"Trapping that ball was a struggle, but once I settled it, I finished it with everything I had," Johnson said. "We all showed a lot of heart today. But for me personally, down a goal with 15 minutes left, something inside just clicked and I wanted it more than anything in the world."

The Tigers came with a determined effort, scoring on a set piece in the 32nd minute. Defender Ashley McKenzie sent a long free kick into the box and Aubrey Thurman got a head on it and crossed it to Aubree Gorman, who one-touched it for the 1-0 lead.

The Tigers stayed in their defensive posture throughout and won nearly every 50-50 ball, but they couldn't hang on.

"I think our girls started to run out of gas," Tigers coach Terry Cassidy said. "But they can look back and know they gave their heart and soul and had the No. 3-seed on their heels."

La Salle (22-2-1) outshot the Tigers (10-9-6) 22-7, but Lancers coach Sal Lopez was impressed with the Tigers' effort.

"They played a great game and were very organized in the back," Lopez said.


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Saturday, February 17
Megan: Arcadia stunned by Irvine
Pasadena Star News

Arcadia stunned by Irvine
By Scott Galetti, Staff Writer

ARCADIA - Arcadia High School's girls soccer team seemed destined for a victory over visiting Irvine on Friday.

The Apaches held a one-goal lead late in the contest, but then Irvine rallied to pull out the victory."

The Vaqueros revitalized themselves with a tying goal two minutes before the end of regulation, and Alisha Smith completed the comeback with a shot over Arcadia goaltender Dana Lockie's head with five minutes to play in the second overtime, giving Irvine a 2-1 victory in the opening round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs at Salter Field.

The Apaches (14-7-3) got on the board in the 22nd minute of the first half when Ann Marie Tangorra chased down a pass from Donna Bennett and put it past Irvine keeper .

It appeared that goal would be enough before Veronica Lujano broke Arcadia's heart with a soft shot over Lockie's head.

"It was an outside shot that went in, and that turned around the momentum," Frandsen said. "I don't think we let down, they just picked up."

Irvine (12-12) received a huge pickup from Simpson.

Simpson, under relentless pressure the entire contest, made 29 saves to keep her team in the game.

"I'm just speechless," Arcadia coach Ashley Frandsen said. Shannon Simpson scott.galetti@sgvn.com
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Saturday, February 17
Lauren: Upset bid comes up short for Rebels
Glendale Newspress

Upset bid comes up short for Rebels
Soccer: Flintridge Prep girls go to overtime again, but come up short at Santa Monica, 1-0.

By Jonathan Raber

SANTA MONICA — For 98 minutes, the improbable seemed possible for the Flintridge Prep's girls' soccer team.

Yet, with one bounce of the ball, the Rebels' upset hopes were crushed, as host Santa Monica, the No. 3 seed, scored the game's only goal with two minutes remaining in overtime, ending Flintridge Prep's season with a 1-0 loss in Friday's CIF Southern Section Division III first-round playoff match.

"No coach could be prouder of any team," Flintridge Prep Coach Sean Beattie said. "We played [Santa Monica] as hard as I could've asked them to play."

Play hard the Rebels (12-10-3) did, as they gave the heavily favored Vikings (22-1-3), the Ocean League champions, a run for their money.

It cames just two days removed from the Rebels' 2-1 overtime win against Righetti in a wild-card match.

Fueled by a steady defensive backline and anchored by the superb play of senior goalie Ayana Sumiyasu, the Rebels, the Prep League's third-place finisher, were able to negate the Vikings' potent offensive attack.

Despite being outshot, 27-7, the Rebels continued to come up with big stops.

Nobody came up bigger than Sumiyasu, who finished with 16 saves in only her second full game back from a serious knee injury.

"Ayana had incredible saves in goal," Beattie said. "She kept us in the game and gave us a boost."

The one ball Sumiyasu, an All-CIF selection last year, couldn't get to proved to be a costly one.

Eighteen minutes into the 20-minute overtime session, Santa Monica's Daniela Da Costa deflected in a loose ball in the goalbox following a throw-in.

It was the first goal of the match that counted, but it wasn't the first ball to find the back of the net for the Vikings.

In the 59th minute, following a header off a long free kick, the ball was volleyed past Sumiyasu. As the Vikings celebrated the goal, the referee held up his hand, signaling an offsides call which negated the goal, much to the chagrin of the Santa Monica players and coaches.

With the scoring chances coming few and far between for the Rebels, the best opportunity came in the 18th minute. Flintridge Prep's Lauren Van Der Ahe had a shot from a few feet in front of the goal that soared to the upper-left corner, only to be tipped away at the last second.

But in the end, the Rebels fell just short of extending of a hard-fought season.

"You coach to watch your team get to this spot and play as hard as they can," Beattie said. "This team has miles and miles of heart, I couldn't be prouder."

Friday, February 16
CIF Games
Wednesday's Games
GILLY: Westlake 3, Pasadena 1: Kylie McDonald, who has signed with Pepperdine, scored twice and Bridget Berman added a goal and an assist for host Westlake (10-2-8), which plays Friday at Highland of Palmdale (12-4-7) following their Div. II wild-card victory over the Bulldogs (11-5-3).

LAUREN: Flintridge Prep 2, Righetti 1 (2 OT): Michelle Bigony converted a corner kick in the 95th minute for host Flintridge Prep of La Canada Flintridge (12-9-3) in a wild-card victory at Glendale Sports Complex.

Lauren Von Der Ahe tied the score with 15 minutes left in regulation for the Rebels, who rallied after Righetti of Santa Maria (11-11-3) scored in the first 10 minutes.

Friday's Games of Local Teams

Division 1
LEILA: Upland (Baseline #1) vs Woodbridge (Sea View at large)
BO, KAMILLE: Los Osos (Baseline #2) vs St. Lucy's (Sierra #2)
KAREENA: Palos Verdes (Bary #2) vs Marina (Sunset #2)
Harvard Westlake (Mission #1) vs Glendora (Sierra #3)

Division 2
Westlake (Wildcard) vs Highland (Gloden #1)
MEGAN: Arcadia (Pacific #2) vs Irvine (Pacific Coast #2)
Crescenta Valley (Pacific #1) vs West Covina (San Antonio #3)

Division 3
LAUREN: Flintridge Prep (Wildcard) vs Santa Monica (Ocean #1)
KATIE: Westridge (Prep #2) vs Wilson (Miramonte #2)
KIMBERLY: Kennedy (Empire #2) vs Colton (San Andreas #2)
Chadwick (Prep #1) vs San Luis Obispo (Pac-7 #3)

Division 4
KASEY, SARA: La Salle (Del Rey #1) vs South Pasadena (Rio Hondo #3)
CAITLIN: La Canada (Rio Hondo #2) vs Santa Fe (Del Rio #2)
Monrovia (Rio Hond #1) vs Palm Desert (Wildcard)

Division 5
CRISTEN: Marymount (Sunshine #1) vs North Torrance (Pioneer #3)
Maranatha (Alpha #1) vs Nordhoff (Wildcard)

Division 6
AMANDA: Marshall (Delphic #1) vs Sierra Vista (Wildcard)

Monday, December 4
FCB is now ranked #12 in the country!
National Soccer Ranking.com has ranked FCB #12 in the country for U18 girls teams.

1. Eclipse Select 88/89 (Libertyville, IL)
2. Spirit United Gaels (Downingtown, PA)
3. Dallas Texans 89 Red (Dallas, TX)
4. Bloomfield Hills Force (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
5. Slammers (Newport Beach, CA)
6. Jacksonville YSC Fury (Jacksonville, FL)
7. PDA Fury (Zarephath, NJ)
8. West Coast FC (Mission Viejo, CA)
9. CUFC Wolves (Fairfield, CT)
10. Ohio Premier Green (Columbus, OH)
11. St. Louis SC (St. Louis, MO)
12. FC Barcelona (Pasadena, CA)

Tuesday, May 30

Friday, September 1
New to the website
Calendar: College games for some teams are included. If you want to see the calendar without all the cluter, uncheck the "All College Schedule" button and then click the "Redisplay Calendar" button. Want a team added? Let Caroline know.

College Schedules: Click on the tab for each school to see the schedule. Or Click on "All College Schedule" on the right hand side to see all games that have been listed. Also, the little note icon next to the game listing will give you a link to the full team schedule on the team website.

College Commitments: Has a listing of where all Premier Players have committed, as far as we are aware. Please let Caroline know if you have any updates.

Website Name: FCBSoccer.com is the easiest to remember. But if you don't like the way it takes you to the homepage when you refresh, use this ulr: http://eteamz.active.com/FCB/

Friday, October 27

Tuesday, October 31
NCAA Clearinghouse
It is imperative that you are registered with the NCAA Clearinghouse. This is separate from any interaction you have had with colleges. Until you are cleared by the NCAA you can NOT play or practice this coming August with your college teams. You need to initiate the process NOW, whether you have verbally committed or not, if you have not already done so.

    You can access the NCAA Clearinghouse at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net . Click on prospective student athlete and you can register. The NCAA Clearinghouse will also have an additional requirement for amateurism that will need to be met by all 2007 graduates.

    Once you register you will need to:
    1. Arrange to have your SATs (or ACTS) sent directly to them. You can get the NCAA code (like a school code) to use with the College Board to request the scores.
    2. You will need to fill out the release form, print it, have your parents sign it if you are under 18 and take it to your HS counselor so that they can send your transcripts to date directly to the Clearinghouse.

    The NCAA Clearinghouse is an additional layer that Student Athletes have to deal with over non athlete students.

Wednesday, March 1
Keep your profiles up to date!
Yes, I know there are a lot of different profiles out there. But for best exposure to college coaches, you should keep them all up to date. Here are the links to update your profiles. User names and passwords will be resent by email.

CSL Premier offers player profiles that are used by college coaches to get player information. Over 1,000 colleges access the player profile website. Coaches are vetted for approval for access. Once they get in, they can search all player profiles based on several categories.

See your profile here

Update your profile here (Be sure to click the "Players login HERE" button)

Got Soccer Scheduler Is used by many of the tournaments we attend, including the Las Vegas Showcase. The tournament produces books for college coaches. They also have access to the database and can pull up players based on criteria they input including State, Position, Graduation date, GPA, and indicated college of interested. For a $50 fee, players can also get access to their college search information. It is similar to what you find in all those books, but is done in a nice format. Also, if you pay for the college services, you can produce a nice pdf of your profile that you can use to send to coaches.

Update your profile here

Surf Cup also provides On-line Profiles. These are a lot like the Got Soccer profiles. They allow college coaches to search on various criteria for players. There is a $25 fee for these profiles.

Update your profile here

National State Cup Cal South is now also offering profiles for National Cup. The cost is $25
Update your profile here

Great article about the Premier League
    In the December 18, 2000 issue of Soccer America, the CSL Premier League was featured. Just click here and read the article.

Friday, September 1

Sonic Boom - Where are they going?

Graduated Cheerleaders in 2009:







Sunday, November 12
North - South Tournament Update
Wonder why some of the Premier teams are not in League Cup? They may be at the North-South Tournament where the top teams of Cal South play the top teams of Cal North.

This year Cypress Elite and SWSC Premier are at the tournament.

Games are being played in Fresno, Nov 11, 12. Coast Soccer has the schedules and results under the Premier Playoffs on their front page

CSL Premier has a new Website
If you have bookmarked the CSL Premier Website, its time to change your link. CSL has revamped their website and created a new URL: http://cslpremier.com/.

First headline on the new website, if you haven't seen it already, is the list of 2005-2006 Premier teams!

Wednesday, September 1
CSL Official Premier Schedule now posted!
Click for Here for the FC Barcelona CSL Schedule.

Please note that the schedules change. Be sure to check the schedule before games! If you printed the first version of the schedule, there has already been a change: Oct 3, 8:00 am vs Eagles at Oaks Polo Fields, Field 4

Friday, October 9
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