After last weeks successful sessions, we’re pleased to announce that until we can all be back on the soccer field, we’ll be hosting weekly zoom coaching sessions! All you’ll need is a soccer ball, a small area to practice & access to zoom!
Monday @5pm: Ball Mastery for Comp players with Coach Ryan
Tuesday @4pm: Ball Mastery for Rec players with Coach Dom
Wednesday @3pm: Game Analysis with Coach Adam
Thursday @4pm: Ball Mastery for Rec players with Coach Ryan
Friday @5pm: Ball Mastery for Comp players with Coach Dom
All the individual details and meeting links will be sent out prior to the meeting in an email so be on the look out!
The ASC Islanders 2006 Girls brought home the Kick-or-Treat Tournament championship hosted by the Fremont Youth Soccer Club on October 27th and 28th. This tournament was all about the girls showcasing their growth and development over this season. They began the season with a shaky 0-4 tournament performance in August. Now, they dominated their age group by going undefeated and conceding only 1 goal in the final 90 seconds of tournament play. BA-BOOM! This success was truly a team effort.
The impressive defensive stand was led by Kate Sikora (defensive mid), Sophie Moser (right D), Josie Farris (left D), Kate Burgess (center D), Dani Petersen (center D) and 4 shutout halves by Soren Firestone as goalie. Sarah Grace Powell (striker) led the attack with 4 goals and 3 assists over the two-day tournament. Ivy Ausmus (wing forward) scored 2 goals, and Gracie Martin (wing forward), Zuni Zapeta-Huggans (attacking mid), and Sikora each scored a goal. Two of Powell’s goals came off of direct free kicks. Martin’s goal was the most impressive of the tournament, as it was a powerful one-touch finish off of a long cross from Powell. Martin’s goal was in the final game and served as a fitting punctuation to the team’s dominant performance throughout the tournament. Hana Thomas (wing forward, attacking mid), Jaena Freeman (striker, attacking mid), Maddie Sanchez (wing forward), Ruby Rawski (wing and mid), and Savanna Stollman (attacking mid) all made important contributions controlling the mid-field or forward attack with their give-and-goes, overlaps, steals, switches, and through-passes.
Teammates Jardena Kully and Olivia Martin were unable to attend, but have been crucial to helping this team develop and achieve this level of success.
The girls went as hippies on the first day. Thank you to Jen Firestone and Merri Rawski for costume design and coordination! We wish to thank all of the parents for taking time out to support our team and cheer us on!
The Alameda Islanders 2004 Red Team girls achieved 1st place in the Davis Legacy Lily Nisen Memorial Tournament.
The Islanders conceded only 1 goal the whole tournament.
The first game was tied 1-1 against the host Davis Legacy team. The second game was a 1-0 win against Natomas F.A. On Sunday morning, the Islanders needed to better Davis’ 5-0 win from Saturday against Sacramento Soccer Alliance to reach the final, they did so with a 9-0 win against SSA.
The final was against Mt. Diablo Soccer, the Islanders took the lead early with goal straight from kick off and went on to in 3-0 to win their first tournament at gold level.
Players include Kristie An, Ava Banbury, Gala Basco, Emma Bracamontes, Tavi Braun, Marianas Fernandez, Marissa Lekashman, Ava McCracken, Hailey Pallister, Mary Thomas Powell, Fionnuala Schefers, Riley Sims, Avery Sims, Angie St. Denis, Hannah Yadrick, Alyssa Yadrick
Coaches: Adam Butler, Garry Pallister, Renee McCracken
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.
Margaux McNeill header
Sydney Owyang leads the charge
Go ahead goal brings down the back line
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.