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Breakers Senior Erin Woods signed her letter of intent to Chico State. Erin is very thankful for the opportunity to continue playing soccer in college. Erin knew as a freshman and sophomore that she wanted to play soccer in college. Erin began looking into college ID camps. The first one she attended was at Chico State. Erin chose Chico for their soccer program, as well as the school atmosphere. Erin plans to study kinesiology and has plans to become a Physical Therapist. Erin is thankful for her parents and brother for supporting her. She is also thankful for Breakers coaches: Ashley Edgar, Matt Biggam, Emiliano Aragon and Frank Barsamela for pushing her to achieve her full potential.
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Breakers Pick-Up is a free additional day of soccer for Breakers players. Players will be warmed-up and then grouped into small sided games and allowed to “just play”.
Groups will be across gender and age lines so that girls and boys will play together and get to know each other. The groupings will reflect skill, experience and physical stature, but will not follow any strict age guidelines. The “Pick-Up” days are intended for Breakers players ages U14 and younger. The Pick-Up days will be hosted by a Breakers staff coach.
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Continuing its tradition of taking teams to experience top-level international soccer, the Breakers Academy is proud to announce its participation in the 24th Annual U13 Mondial Futsal Competition in the south of France this December. The Breakers will play against top competition from youth professional academies around the world. Clubs participating in this tournament include Sao Paolo (Brazil), Borussia Dortmund (Germany), Fiorentina (Italy), Newcastle (England), Tottenham (England), Bale (Switzerland), Selection of Morocco, Olympique Marseille (France), Olympique Lyonnais (France), St. Etienne (France), OGC Nice (France), Girondins Bordeaux (France), Bastia (Corsica), among others.
The players participating in this trip will also play some friendly games before the tournament, and will attend professional training sessions as well as Ligue 1 professional games.
The players representing Santa Cruz Breakers Academy in this tournament are the following: Julian Contreras, Danny Dahel, Connor Dawson, Pierce Gallaway, Mario Hernandez, Anthony Rivera, Jake Rodhouse, Ritchie Rutledge. The team will be led by Head Coach Raul Olvera and Coaching Director Paolo Carbone. The team will leave for France on December 16th and will return on December 23rd
The Breakers 02B White (U11) played in the Juventus Coppa d’Oro this weekend, in Redwood City. The U11 boys played up an age group, in the U12 “Samba” division. Breakers played their first match against East Bay Eclipse SC Boys U12 and ended up with a 4-0 shutout win. Their second game resulted in a very close 2-1 win over SMC Star 01B Premier. They boys came back the next day to face San Carlos United Stealth Blue in their third match. They won 4-1 sending them onto the final. Breakers faced Ballistic United SC U12, in a very hard fought match. The boys won the match 3-2, winning the championship.
Breakers 02B (U11) White won the championship at the Santa Cruz Breakers Halloween Cup. The boys played their first match against ACC Mavericks and won 9-1. Their second match resulted in a 3-2 win over Sunnyvale Alliance SC Bulls, in a tough fought match. Match three of the tournament was an 8-0 shout-out win over West Marin YSL/Ross Valley, sending them to the final. The Breakers faced Sunnyvale Alliance SC Bulls again in the final. Breakers won 3-2 over Sunnyvale to win the championship.
Breakers alumni Kendra Bonsall and Emily Johnson played against each other recently. Kendra plays for Cal Poly and Emily plays for Santa Clara University. Kendra and Emily graduated last year and moved onto college, after many years with the Breakers. Below are links to their college videos we did last spring.
Congratulation and best of luck to Kendra and Emily.
Breakers 98g, played in the 2013 Breakers Cup and not only came in first place, they made a clean sweep of beating all 4 teams. Of note was the the amazing defense demonstrated from the impenetrable back line and goalie during all 4 games, two games being shut outs! (Goalie: Sadie Collins, Right Back: Lauren Winkler #21, Center Right Back: Genevieve Plageman #16, Center Left Back: Mikayla Reed #25, Left Backs: Lauren Inman #4 and Alyssa Miller #7).
First game on Saturday vs Tracy Knocks was won handily with the defense shutting down the opponent’s offense completely, resultng in a shut out, final score 5-0. Alyssa Miller #7, who spent last season as an outside back was placed as a left mid in this first game. Miller scored the first game of the tournament. (Alyssa Miller #7 – 1 goal, Geneva Travers #8 – 1 goal, Paloma Hernandez-Torres #20 – 1 goal, Veronica Roth-Madrid #13 – 1 goal, and MacKenzie Wessell #3 – 1 goal).
Second game on Saturday, Breakers played a tough, very physical match against Central Valley, ending in a score of 2 – 1. Breakers scored first and lead in goal count for the entire game.(Goals scored by Geneva Travers, Carson Cash)
Sunday’s morning game was against De Anza Sparx. This was the first game the Breakers didn’t score first. Minutes before the end of the first half the defense had a temporary lapse in focus; the goalie, Sadie Collins made an excellent save but the ball bounced off her body and the defense couldn’t clear the ball out of their own third in time. De Anza exploited the opportunity to the fullest by scoring a goal to end the first half with a lead of 0-1.
Minutes into the 2nd half, the Breakers charged forward causing a corner kick. The corner kick was taken by Carson Cash who succinctly dropped the ball into the perfect spot for Keeley Christiansen to head the ball into the back of the net to tie the game. Soon after, a goal was scored by Geneva Travers, followed by another goal by Paloma Hernandez-Torres. Game ended 3 -1, sending the Breakers to the play offs.
The play off game was between SCC Breakers vs Vacaville United. The game started off at a fast pace and within the first few minutes Geneva Travers was passed a threw ball by Carson Cash and in a 1 v 1 wth the goalie she scored the first goal for the Breakers. Travers was then part of the next play when she ran down another threw ball served up by Mackenzie Wessell #3, but this time Travers being double teamed, passed the ball across the mouth of the goal to Paloma Hernandez-Torres who easily found the back of the net. The final Breaker’s score was an ‘own goal’ scored by Vacaville off a cross sent in front of the goal by Keeley Christiansen. The game wasn’t all celebratory of course, the opposing team put up a great battle but unfortunately emotions got the best of them, or at least their coach. Three quarters through the game the coach was put out of his misery by the referee who issued him a red card after warnings regarding his dissent were ignored.
Special thanks goes out to Coach Mick Rivas who covered for the team’s normal coach, Coach Amy Rivas. Coach Amy was disappointed she couldn’t make the tournament but was told the news of the win via speaker phone with Coach Mike and the team after Champion Cup and medals were delivered.
The Breakers came off a tough Spring Season with a record of 0-7-1, but with the success experienced in this tournament, the girls are looking forward to a strong showing in this Fall season.
Breakers 97GW (U16 Girls) team took first place in the Gold division at Breakers Cup 2013. On the first day, the girls won both of their matches: 4-1 against Mustang Impact and 3-1 against Ajax United Elite. On the second day, the team beat Diablo FC 3-0 and finished at the top of their group, taking them to the championship match against Cal Blues. The final game ended 2-0 in favor of Breakers 97GW.
Breakers 97GW are coached by Heidi Petruzzi.
Breakers 02B White won the championship at the Ballistic United Summer Classic, in Pleasanton, CA. The boys played their first game against Ballistic United Premier and won 6-0, in what would be their fist of many shutouts that weekend. They won their second game 10-0 against South San Jose Strykers Blue. They came back the second day and won their third game 6-0 against Ballistic United Elite. This put them at the top of their group and sent them on to the semi-final playoff match against Ballistic United Elite. The boys won the semi-final match 4-0, sending them onto the final the following day. They boys faced Diablo FC in the final and won the final match 2-0, winning the championship. They boys did not allow one goal all weekend.