A Championship Year In Review
(NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA) – Another season comes to a close for all our teams. From the younger boys and girls to the older nationally competitive teams, we all strived for success at both personal and team levels.
A core thread and philosophy common in every coach and team within the club is the constant focus on being your best. Personal skill development within a team environment drives our day-to-day motivation.
Congratulations to everyone on a great season of lessons learned, positive team building, and deepening relationships with teammates.
Below is high level recap of some key 2015-2016 season highlights:
ECNL Team Success
- 4 of 5 Slammers teams qualified for the ECNL Playoffs (U15, U16, U17, U18)
- All 4 teams made the quarterfinals (1st in ECNL history with 4 teams in quarters)
- 3 teams made it to the semi-finals (U15, U17, U18)
- 2 teams made it to the finals
- Both teams in the finals won the National Championship
- U18 National Champions
- U15 National Champions (back to back National Champions)
- Combined playoff run includes 13 wins – 2 losses – 6 ties, 42 goals for – 17 goals against
EGSL Team Success
- U13 League Champions
- U14 League Champions
- U15 League Champions
- U17 National Cup Semi-Finalist
Great New Faces
Adding an outstanding new group of coaches led by Tamiko Davila and Jerry Laterza which are focusing on improving development and focus of our youth boys and girls programs
- 12th team to win a National Championship
- First time in club history we achieved 2 team national championships in the same year
- Awarded 2nd Overall ECNL Club National Championship
- Most points ever scored by a club for the ECNL Overall Club National Championship
- A record breaking 70+ athletes were promoted to play at the next level in college
- (June 2016) LAFC Slammers accepted as inaugural club for US Soccer Girls’ Development Academy
- (July 2015) 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Champions
- Christen Press and Whitney Engen were crowned World Cup Champions
- (July 2016) 2016 Summer Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Christen Press and Whitney Engen, were announced to the USA Women’s National team roster going to Brazil
EPIC!! RECORD BREAKING!! INSPIRATIONAL!!
LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCES
MEMORIES OF A LIFETIME
Thank you to every player, coach, parent, affiliate program, and team.
This success is not a result of one team, one coach, or one player… it is the result of a club wide philosophy towards hard work, smart work, passion, and constant improvement as a player and as a team.
One Family, Committed to Excellence!