U17 Islanders Girls Win Norcal Gold League Championship

The Alameda Islanders 2001 Red U17 Girls team defeated Marin FC on Sunday by the score of 2-1 to win the Norcal Section 2/3/4 Gold League championship. Marin FC equalized early in the second half after Sydney Owyang put the Islanders ahead with a composed finesse shot from the edge of the penalty area. It wasn’t until late in the game that Juliene Grandy scored the decisive goal, putting in a rebound of Elle Kallsen’s free kick which rattled off the cross bar with three minutes to play. The Islanders finished League with a record of 7-1-1 with twenty-one goals scored to only five allowed.

With this title, this team represents the first Alameda Islanders club ever to win a league championship in the Gold division.

The Islanders are coached by Adam Butler, assisted by Pia Abola. The champion Alameda Islanders 01 Red are: Alina Soto, Zoe Peterson, Sydney Owyang, Elle Kallsen, Megan Stilling, Claire Rizzo, Kate Crawford, Sofia Faaland, Margaux McNeil, Molly Cha, Juliene Grandy, Julia Kennedy, Anya Balthasar, Leah Rice and Olivia Sprouse.

Team parent shared this video of the go ahead goal in the final minutes that secured the championship.

Photo Day is Sunday October 1st

The Alameda Soccer Club picture day will be this weekend, Sunday October 1st at Tillman Park.

  1. Check in with Shooting Stars staff 15 minutes before your photo appointment.
  2. Assemble players in height order.
  3. Make sure each player has an order form ready to hand to the photographer.

Your access code is: AL63517

HEAD COACHES
If your team is unable to attend the photo time assigned and would like to reschedule, click HERE.

Rescheduling is available until Thursday 5pm prior to Photo Day and limited to available photo times.

PARENTS
The league will schedule one Make-up Day for players who missed their team’s photo time or need a retake.

To sign-up for Make-up Day, which generally takes place after photos are distributed, click HERE.

ASC day at the Earthquakes (09/30/2017)

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In what is now a seasonal tradition, the San Jose Earthquakes have reserved a block of seats at their September 30th match against the Portland Timbers. Invite your friends, family, and neighbors and cheer on the local pros!

The game is in Avaya Stadium about an hour’s drive down in San Jose. The game is on Saturday at 7:15 pm so plan ahead for Saturday evening traffic on the drive down to San Jose.

Visit their special ticket site or click the banner above to purchase tickets in ASC’s block of seats at Avaya Stadium. Tickets are $35 with $5 of each ticket going back to Alameda Soccer Club as a fundraiser.

Stadium Map (ASC block in Section 123)

Avaya Stadium Map

Parking info

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Registration Open for Champions Soccer!

ASC’s Soccer Program for Children with Special Needs

 

Registration is now open for the second season of Champions Soccer. The Champions League provides the opportunity to play soccer for those children who have not been able to play under the typical league circumstances. The goal of the program is to provide an opportunity for children with physical and mental challenges to experience the fun of playing soccer and the joy of being part of a team.

The Champions League is an all-volunteer, inclusive soccer program where children ages 7-17 years old with special needs can participate in a fun, supportive environment, coached by experienced soccer coaches. We provide the opportunity for the children to learn and play in a safe and fun environment.

Games will be played weekly in Alameda on Sunday afternoons from September 10 to November 12 during the typical fall soccer season. By participating in the Champions League our hope is that all players will develop social skills, better motor coordination, improved communication skills and get exercise while having a fun time. The registration fee is $25 for the season.

To register, please register through Sportability.

For questions or further information please email Conor Neal at championsleague@alamedasoccer.org or call (510) 517-0508.

Registration is open until September 1st.

2001 Islanders Girls place 2nd at Stanford Classic

This weekend we played in the Stanford Summer Classic D1 tournament competing with teams from both premier and gold levels.

For the second year in a row we played a tournament just before the season starts and straight after our team camp to prepare for the fall league. I like to treat it as a pre-season, understand our strengths and weaknesses so we are fully ready for the first game of the fall season.

This season was different, after the work the girls have put in throughout the summer through various camps and the team camps the girls were more than ready for the challenge awaiting.

The first game on Saturday was against Almaden FC Quicksilver, a team we will face in the fall gold league. Our performance in this game was incredible, taking a 2-0 win with goals from midfielders Zoe Peterson and Sydney Owyang. The first half performance was up there with the best I have ever seen from this talented group of girls, the second half the attacking play dropped a little but the defence remained solid throughout with the defensive trio of Julia Kennedy, Alina Soto and new islander Elle Kallsen getting the girls of the game (GOG).

The second game was a very hard fought game against SACYSL California Northstars, another team we will face in the fall league. 0-0 throughout with both defenses standing firm not giving away many chances until the last minute of the game, 3 players Elle Kallsen, Sydney Owyang and Molly Cha able determined to find that last bit of energy after 119 minutes of soccer to win the ball, beat a player, find a killer pass and finish a high pressure chance to win the game 1-0. The girls of the game, once again Elle Kallsen for winning every single challenge against some dangerous wingers and Molly Cha for being everywhere she needed to be on the field, running at players with the ball, winning every 50/50 and most importantly scoring the game winning goal. 2 wins out of 2 going into Sunday’s game.

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Game 3 on Sunday was against Alternativo Futbol. This was the most physical game of the weekend with 3 players from the opposition getting yellow cards for a numerous badly-timed tackles. The Islanders stepped up their game, competed physically and technically to take a 3-1 win with goals from Olivia Sprouse, Alina Soto and Leah Rice. The girls of the game for game 3 were Zoe Peterson who ran the game from the start, linking defense to attack and creating numerous chances throughout the game. Alina Soto was the other girl of the game, a goal scoring centre defender who won every single 50/50 challenge against a very physical team. Alina scored from a corner to make the game 2-1 before leah added the third goal. Julienne Grandy another new islander was the final girl of the game for a physical performance wanting to win every challenge and being a machine in the midfield. 3 wins from 3, into the final.

The final was against SACYSL California Northstars who beat FC13 3-0 to get to the final, not an easy task! FC13 took the lead from a corner in the first couple of minutes. The Islanders equalized through a determined run and calm finish from Leah Rice. Both teams had chances before Northstars took the lead and went on to win the game 3-1 with a last minute goal. The GOGs in this game were Alina and Zoe with Zoe also getting the girl of the tournament for her performances throughout the weekend.

This tournament was chosen as a pre season tournament, to get the girls warmed up for the season, to find our weaknesses. This turned out to be a great weekend with some performances which will remain long in the memory for a lot of players, coaches and parents.

Alameda Islanders 2001 girls are a special group of girls, they set targets high and surpass them, this tournament was a sign of things to come and we expect to have a successful season playing against some top quality opposition.

Challenger British Soccer location change

To those that have registered for the Challenger British Soccer camps with Alameda Soccer Club this Summer:

Due to field maintenance at Atlantic Field the location of the camp has been changed and the camp will now be held at Bayport Park.

Address: Bayport Park, 301 Jack London Avenue, Alameda, 94501

I hope this does not cause too much inconvenience. All other camp details will remain the same.

Finally; don’t forget to tell your friends about camp; the more people who register the more fun will be had! We also have a special refer a friend promotion in which you can receive $30 credit for each new camper that you refer to our program.

Check out this link for details; https://challenger.configio.com/refer/friend

Kevin Comer 

Last Minute Offer – Summer Camps – FREE SCHOLARSHIP TO GIVE AWAY

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If you’re going to the Quakes game tonight

Please contact Scott MacAskill at scottmac132@gmail.com to see if you can get an invitation to participate in the on field flag ceremony. You need to be there by 3:45!

4:00pm: Meet at the large free standing Quakes logo located outside the Box Office windows. From here you will need to check in, get a wristband, go through security and enter the stadium. Please keep in mind that once inside the stadium you cannot leave. Practice will take about 30 minutes.

Field Entrance Location – 6:40pm: Meet at the ramp leading to the field near Section 101 to perform the ceremony.

Attire: Jeans and sneakers (no heals or sandals!). Quakes will provide shirts.