The Capital Athletic Soccer Academy BOCA U17 girls’ soccer team, CASA BOCA Jrs ’95, placed first for the second year consecutively at the recent Pleasanton Rage College Showcase.
The girls were placed in a higher bracket this year, the Super 2 flight, and once again came out on top. The tournament hosted by the Rage Soccer Club features teams from Utah, Washington, Oregon, Arizona and California with coaches from more than 50 colleges from all over the country in attendance.
Boca Jrs 95 girls are entering their junior and senior years and are in the midst of the college recruitment process.
BOCA is known for their possession-style game and took every advantage of their solid passing skills and techniques. Conceding only one goal the entire tournament was their strong defense consisting of goalkeeper Nina Grimes, center backs Emily Hansen and Brittany Gisin and outside backs, twins Melissa and Elena Hanson.
Boca Jrs ’95 met tough competition with three teams from Southern California and one from Utah. A 2-0 shutout against So Cal Blues got the girls fired up with goal No. 1 from Selena Brewer assisted by Alyssa Andres and goal No. 2, a breakaway from Elizabeth Hutchison. The second game saw the second shut-out and another goal by Hutchinson for a 1-0 victory over South Valley Strikers. In game three the girls faced a tough Utah team, Black Diamond SC, which ultimately ended in a 1-1 tie with Hutchinson scoring another breakaway goal. The fourth game saw their third shut-out with Boca winning 2-0 against Santa Barbara. This time it was Emily Hansen who took an assist by Julia Crawford to score the first goal and Hutchison with her third breakaway of the tournament for the final goal.
The girls are currently ranked seventh in Northern California by the GotSoccer Ranking system and will be competing next month in the So Cal Blues Cup in San Juan Capistrano over Labor Day weekend.
Capital Athletic Soccer Academy is a competitive soccer club for boys and girls in the Sacramento, Placer, and El Dorado Counties. The club is dedicated to teaching the skills and tactics of the game based on fluid possession and team orientation.
To learn more about the club visit capitalathletic.com.