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February 4th 2015 is the day that thousands of college bound athletes across the country will sign their letters of intent. Signing this letter will commit these young athletes to the Universities where they plan to spend their next four years earning their degrees while playing collegiate sports. Today Utah Avalanche Girls Soccer Club will have Twenty-Three young women sign these letters with only a few remaining in the club's 2015 class waiting to decide their futures. The club is well on its on the way to completing yet another class of 100% placement so we will report those decisions as they are made, but for now we will recognize those that will be signing their letters throughout the day.
Congrats ladies and we will be watching for the great things that you will continue to do!
Presley Azarcon - Gonzaga
Anesa Curic - MidAmerican Nazarene University
Ashley Doyle - Utah State University Eastern
Caitlin Gomez - University of Texas Permian Basin
Ali Koehler - Saint Martin's University
Emily McIntyre - North Park University
Alyssa Montoya - Iowa Central
Anne Powell - Southern Virginia University
Kate Weil - St Edward's University
Brittany Garrett - Idaho State University
Liz Newman - Dixie State
Cecile Murdock - Westminster
Brittany Terry - Concordia
Bayley Bruner - University of Oregon
Caroline Coats - Swarthmore College
Kyra Fawcett - University of Oregon
Jordyn Goodrich - Dixie College
Lexi Holden - Fairleigh Dickinson University
McKell Kellogg - Westminster College
Tatum Lefler - Idaho State University
Allie Millerberg - University of Utah
Hanna Robertson - Fairleigh Dickinson University
Hailey Skolmoski - University of Utah
Grace Sponaugle - University of Oregon
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01/28/15 9:13 pmhere. Congrats Ireland!
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These two teammates showed the country what Utah and Avalanche soccer is all about. Hailey started the scoring for the West by breaking through a tough East defense on a well played ball to the top left corner of the 18. She calmly chested it down around the keeper who was coming out hard and gently settled it far post back of the net. She continued to cause the East defense stress throughout the game opening up opportunities for her teammates. Kyra's goal came in the second half on a beautifully crossed ball to a wide open Kyra who calmly placed it into the back of the net! The West went on to win 5-0. They were both awarded game balls for their goals.
Both girls said they had an amazing time at this once in a lifetime experience and really enjoyed playing with some of the top talent in the country.
Hailey was also named to the Best XI team for the All-American game by Top Drawer Soccer:
"Hailey Skolmoski, Riverton (Utah), Utah : Skolmoski was a very underrated player, but emerged simply as a finisher. She just has a way of getting the ball in the net. Once the whistle blew, she simply made the defense work. She made a great play to get the West on the scoreboard. The profile on her was that she is a scorer, and she came through, sparking the West victory."
Way to represent ladies and congratulations to both of you!
08/21/14 4:14 pmOn August 16, 2014, Karen Chin was inducted into the Utah Soccer Association Hall of Fame. The Utah Soccer Association administers, regulates, and promotes the development of soccer within the State of Utah. The Association runs the adult leagues within the state, as well as creates programs and player opportunities at a regional and national level. The Hall of Fame recognizes the contributions at a state, region, and national level made by people within the organization. There have been 44 people inducted into the Hall of Fame since its inception in 1997. You can see pictures of all of the Hall of Fame inductees at Rio Tinto stadium on the west side of the stadium.
Karen helped form FC Utah, a women's team that played locally as well as out of state. During a six year span between 1995-2000, FC Utah won five State Championships, five Nikolai Challenge Cup Championships, and two Utah Open Cup Championships. The team traveled extensively to tournaments in Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, and New Mexico on an annual basis. In addition, Karen also formed the first over-30 women's team in Utah, which was put together to compete in over-30 tournaments outside Utah. During her playing time, she also served on the Board of Directors of the Association as a Vice President overseeing the women's league and was instrumental in helping to build new teams with interested players who needed a team. Her efforts were exceptional as that league had been in disarray and her organizational skills were instrumental in the revival of the women's league. Karen has been with Avalanche for 14 years now and has coached multiple teams with the club including the 92s, 93s, 94s & 99s. Since then she has taken over the Avalanche Academy program, driving the development of our youngest players. Karen is a beloved member of the club and we are very happy for her achievements and this award is a great indication of not only her value to the club, but her value to the state of Utah as a whole. Congratulations Karen!! Here's to another 14 plus years with the club!
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04/27/14 5:00 pmUTAH AVALANCHE SOCCER CLUB, UTAH’S PREMIER GIRLS-ONLY COMPETITION SOCCER CLUB ALONG WITH THE AFC APEX BOYS-ONLY CLUB, WILL BE OFFERING FREE SKILLS CLINICS IN MAY FOR GIRLS CURRENTLY AGE 5 TO 8. GET INSTRUCTION FROM NATIONALLY LICENSED COACHES, FORMER COLLEGE PLAYERS, AND CURRENT ELITE CLUB NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYERS. WHERE: East Layton Elementary 2470 E Cherry Ln. Layton 84040 South side of school DATE: MAY 3 & 10 TIME: 6 to 7:15PM FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE EMAIL UTAHAFCCAMPS@GMAIL.COM
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03/03/14 1:51 pmKealia Ohia has come up big again for the USWNT. This time with the game winner for the U23s against Japan in the Six Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain. The 56th minute goal was all the U23 needed to overcome a very good Japanese side. Read More... wn.com KealiaOhai.com ussoccer.com You can also visit the Avalanche Invitational Facebook page
02/28/14 5:20 pmIn the last week of February 2014, our U15, U16 & U17 ECNL teams made their way to Dallas for the ECNL's Texas National Event. As is the usual, it was very well attended by college coaches. The ECNL has become the place to play according to topdrawersoccer.com "As each year passes, the Elite Clubs National League seems to add some speed to its growing head of steam. With 76 member clubs for the 2013-14 season, the girls answer to the U.S. Soccer’s Development Academy has flourished as the country’s premier stop for elite girls club development. Since its founding in 2009, the ECNL has consolidated its power nationally in a girls soccer landscape previously dominated by hyper-local high school programs. That meant shorter seasons, more unbalanced games and existent but more fragmented college identification formats. In that sense, the ECNL is beginning to grow into its next stages of life as the nation’s club league of record." If you don't believe them just take a look at who was watching Avalanche teams first hand over the weekend. This is just a list of the colleges (and other organizations) that sat down to watch an Avalanche game, although there were many other schools in attendance as well.
The Avalanche teams had an overall record of 3-2-4 on the weekend against some very tough competition, and got some very good exposure. This was a very average weekend for us in terms of attendance, stay tuned to see who comes to watch us play in the next coupe events. With the ECNL's San Diego National Event about a month away, we expect to see a great turnout at the polo grounds. In San Diego last year we saw nearly every school in the west out and about. If you noticed, we also had a couple different representatives from US Soccer on hand to give our girls the opportunity to show themselves, in their natural environment, to National staff coaches which is another great opportunity for the girls.
US Soccer rep US Women's youth national team rep Top Drawer Soccer journalist Air Force American - (Washington D.C.) Baylor University Belmont Boise State University Boston College Brown University Carnegie Mellon Chicago University Colorado College Colorado School of Mines Colorado State university Cornell Creighton Dallas Baptist University Denver University East Carolina University Eastern Kentucky University Eckart College (Florida) Eckert College ELON Emory Evansville Florida International University Florida International University Fort Hayes State George Washington U Georgia State Universty Jacksonville Florida James Madison University John Brown University Liberty University Louisiana Lafayette Louisiana Monroe University Louisiana Tech University Louisville Loyola Marymount Loyola University Lynchburg College Macon University Memphis University Mercer Missouri Southern State University Montana University North Dakota State University North Georgia University Northeastern State University Northern Illinois University Notre Dame Ohio State University Oklahoma Baptist University Oklahoma State University Penn Penn State University Pepperdine Princeton University Providence Purdue Rochester University Seattle University Seton Hall South Carolina University Southeastern Louisiana Southern Illinois University Southern Mississippi U Southwestern University at Texas St. Edwards University (Austin , TX) St. Louis University St. Louis University at Edmunds Stetson University Stevens Institute Tech Stony Brook Temple University Texas A&M at Corpus Christi Texas Christian University (TCU) Texas Women’s College Towson University Maryland Trinity University Union University of Alabama Birmingham University of Albany University of Arkansas University of California University of Central Arkansas University of Central Florida University of Connecticut University of Florida University of Houston University of Illinois University of Indiana University of Iowa University of Kansas University of Maryland University of Michigan University of Milwaukee University of Minnesota University of Minnesota University of Nebraska University of North Carolina University of North Carolina at Charlotte University of North Dakota University of Oregon University of Pittsburgh University of Portland University of Southern California (USC) University of Tampa University of Texas University of Utah University of Virginia University of Washington University of Wisconsin University of Wyoming UNLV Utah State University Vanderbilt University Villanova Virginia Commonwealth --University Virginia Tech Wake Forest University Washington State University Wellesley College (MA) Wesley College West Carolina University West Texas West Virginia University Western Washington University William & Mary University Williams-Smith these schools (along with many others) have seen us recently too Arizona State University Brigham Young University Dixie State University Idaho State University Oregon State University Southern Utah University Stanford University University of Arizona University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) University of Colorado Utah Valley University Weber State University
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01/10/14 3:34 pmWe'd like to congratulate our players that have earned their 1% club wristbands! Here's the list 96 ECNL - Hailey Skolmoski 97 ECNL - Ireland Dunn 97 Black - Lindsey Beeny, Kennedy Hibbard, Becka Olivares 99 ECNL - Haley Farrar, Hanna Olsen, Katie Whittington 00 ECNL - Gabrielle Beesley, Emily Boyce, Aubrey Butler, Alyssa Smith, Riley Wood, 01 White MM - Katie Reading, Taysia Webb 02 Black North - Taelor Anderson, Ashlyn Hall, Berkley Heileson, Sophie Henley, Jenna Kelly 03 Black North - Aspyn Linke, Alyssa Seaich 03 White SB - Kamay Aldous, Sage Burt, Sophie Burt 03 White MM - Anna Gleason, Emily Werner 04 Black North - Erin Bailey, Marianne Barber, Mylee Carver, Alli Heath, Lyndi Meyers, Taryn Steiner 04 White North - Karly Lastra 05 Black North - Lizzy Oldham 05 White North - Alli Barber06 Black North - Avery Dain, Edi BaylessBehind all the hours of practice, all the coaches that pushed you, there's the girl that kicked the ball, fell in love with the game and never looked backIf you're not sure what the 1% club is yet, talk to your coach.We love the dedication these girls have shown to earn their wristbands. Keep up the great work girls!