MVLA Lightning: Links

MVLA Mercury
Our *really* big sisters! The MVLA Mercury ('89/'90) won the State Cup Championship in 2004, 2005 and 2006, were Regional finalists in 2006 and were State Cup Finalists in 2007. Stanford greats Lindsay Taylor and Teresa Noyola were part of this team.

MVLA Avalanche
Also trained and coached by Erin Montoya, our '92/'93 born sister team were the 2007 & 2008 State Cup Champions! Abby Dahlkemper - 2011 National High School Player of the Year and current UCLA standout was on this team.

Montoya Soccer Academy
Our coaches, Erin & Albertin, run the Montoya Soccer Academy. Check their site out. They have a great track record coaching some premier teams including the MVLA Mercury 3x State Cup Champions and MVLA Avalanche 2007 State Cup Champions.

CYSA District 2
We played in CYSA District 2, Class 1. Click on the link for "Abronzino" to see information specific to Class 1 soccer.

CYSA State Cup Information
Link to State Cup website

Surf Cup
The Nike Surf Cup is held in late July. Only the "Best of the Best" are invited to play. The tournament fields are at the Del Mar Polo Fields.

SoCal Blues Cup
The annual SC Blues Cup is held over Labor Day weekend in beautiful Rancho Capistrano, CA.

Mustang Fury
Our friends on the East Bay :)

Bay Oaks Bombers
State Cup Semifinalists 2007 & 2008. Another group of friendly rivals on the East Bay.

National Soccer Rankings
This is a widely used ranking system for all soccer teams in the nation (boys and girls U11 and older). Unlike Got Soccer it does not only use tournaments as the basis for the rankings, it uses other criteria to evaluate the teams. For most age groups ranking at the "national" level is totally random because the teams have never played each other. Information in the "regional" level would have more basis because the teams may have played each other in Premier Elite tournaments such as Mustang Stampede, Surf Cup or Blues Cup.

Got Soccer
This is a website that ranks teams based solely on the number of tournaments that they play and how the teams fared. If your team places as a semifinalist or above you are awarded points. What this is useful for is to see which Premier Elite level tournaments teams in NorCal and SoCal are playing in.

NorCal Soccer Discussion Board
This is a link to a NorCal chat room discussing soccer teams, tournaments, rankings and general gossip (take it all with a grain of salt) in NorCal.

SoCal Soccer Discussion Board
Another chat room only this one focuses on teams in SoCal.