FC Elk Grove 02B Platinum 2 win the 2017 Pacifica United Coast Cup.
FC Elk Grove 04B Premier traveled to San Ramon for the San Ramon Soccerfest tournament, August 26-27, 2017. Through extremely hot weather the 04B came emerged as champions with shutouts in all 4 games while scoring 18 goals.
Andrew Donnery, CEO of Elk Grove Soccer said, “As the longest-established soccer organization in Elk Grove we are both proud and excited to have entered into a sponsorship and partnership with Dick’s Sporting Goods.
We are delighted to welcome Dick’s Sporting Goods to our growing portfolio of partners, in a summer that has seen the club grow dramatically. Everyone at the club is looking forward to collaborating with Dick’s Sporting Goods. This begins with a 20% discount day on August 26 for all our families. Through a creative activation program, we can really bring this partnership to fruition and provide a valuable service to our ever-growing soccer community”.
FC Elk Grove 06G Platinum 1 with Coach Bryan Caulboy took 1st at the 2017 Union FC Champions Cup in Sacramento.
FC Elk Grove 00G Crush won the U19 Girls division at the 2017 Dublin Shamrock tournament. The Crush used a very balanced attack in route to a 4-0 record with 7 different players hitting the back of the net led by captains Ashley Blake and Olivia Foulk with 2 goals each. Also with 2 tallies each were Hailee Kesler and Alexis Dixon while Bella Meza and new comers Katarina Azzimonte and Kassidy Hembree each added goals. The defense also pitched shutouts in all 4 matches led by goalkeepers Tori Stutzman and Olivia Foulk.
Congratulations to FC Elk Grove 07B Elite 1 for finishing 1st Place at the Dublin Shamrock Tournament, August 12-13, 2017. The boys played an exciting final and controlled most of the game, but went scoreless through regulation and overtime and was forced into a penalty shoot-out. The boys capped off their 3rd shutout of the weekend in dramatic fashion with goals from Andrew Crippen and Pierce LaVine, and Goalkeeper, Daniel Feliciano, saving 4 PK’s in a row to seal the victory for Elk Grove!
Recreation Dates you need to know:
July 20: Coaches Meeting
July 20 – 31: Coaches begin contacting players
July 31: Practice begins
August 14: Jamboree Schedule Posted
August 19: Jamboree and Picture Day at the Elk Grove Regional Park
August 21: Fall Recreation Schedule Posted
August 26: First game
September 2: Labor Day – no games (2003 and above may have games)
October 14 – 15: Elk Grove Recreation Invitational (EGI) Tournament
November 4: 2009 – 2014 age groups – End of the year tournament begins
Nov 11 & 12: District Cup round-robin play for 2002-1999
November 18 & 19: District Cup Finals 2002-1999
November 11: Last game
December 3: Soccerfest for 2010 – 2004 age groups
December 3 – 4: District Cup for U10/U12/U14 (Finals December 9)
National Premier League Champions
Elk Grove Soccer 02G Platinum
The championship was FC Elk Grove’s third major title of the calendar year with the side having picked up NPL Champions League and State Cup honors as well, while the Earthquakes come home with the national title as well as a Champions League victory.
Thanks to a strong defense that only allowed one goal throughout five games, Elk Grove captured the title early Monday with a 1-0 overtime victory over FC Stars West, a top side from Massachusetts.
“A lot of it was defensive just because the teams we played were very direct, there wasn’t a lot of build up play from our opposition, they weren’t really trying to play the ball on the floor,” said head coach Ben Ormsby. “We had to be tight in our lines and organized.”
For Ormsby and FC Elk Grove, the title will go down in the annals of the club’s history as a high point.
“We’ve had really good girls teams in the past,” Ormsby said. “Some of the older staff members, board members, were telling me that when we had Megan Rapinoe in the club, we took them to a national title and got second.
“For the club [this title is] one of those beacons,” he added. “The club’s been around for a long time…for us it’s now just trying to get players to understand that we’re trying to develop good soccer players.”