Slammers Culture

The Slammers FC culture fosters personal growth and respect in a team environment. It embodies principals of hard work and being the best you can be in all aspects of your life, on and off the field. This passion expresses itself as personal and team success on many levels.

Slammers FC World Champions

Slammers FC College Champions

Slammers FC Club Champions

A club built on character, integrity, and personal growth. Learning how to be a champion in life
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One Family, Committed to Excellence


 SLAMMERS FC 

  • Founded 1994 in Newport Beach, California
  • Directors of Coaching, Walid and Ziad Khoury
    • 3x Nike Coach of the Year
  • 3x Nike World Champions
  • 12x National Champions (USYSA, US Club Soccer, ECNL)
  • 6x National Championship finalists
  • Overall Club Champion 2012 & 2016 – ECNL

PLAYERS ACCOLADES

  • 2005 Gatorade National Player of the Year (A. Orand)
  • 2006 MLS Rookie of the Year (S. Klejstan)
  • 2009 Honda Player of the Year (W. Engen)
  • 2010 MAC Hermann Trophy Award (C. Press)
  • Multiple High School and Collegiate All-Americans
  • Countless individual player recognitions

SLAMMERS ALUMNI 

  • College
    • Nearly 500 athletes played or playing at the college level (DI, DII, DIII, NAIA)
    • Dozens of team captains, countless All-Americans, and repeated All-Conference honors
    • 8 of the last 11 NCAA DI Champions had Slammers alumni contributing on their roster (2006 – 2016)
    • 5 of these 8 championship teams were captained by Slammers (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2016)
    • NCAA DI Champions  (© indicates captain of team)
      • 2016 – Southern California   (J. Murphy, J. Bingham, L. Pruitt, K. Mills, S. Levin ©)
      • 2013 – UCLA  (C. Proctor)
      • 2011 – Stanford   (M. Nogueira, C. Levin ©)
      • 2010 – Notre Dame   (L. Brown)
      • 2009 – North Carolina   (W. Engen ©)
      • 2008 – North Carolina   (R. Wood, W. Engen ©)
      • 2007 – Southern California   (A. Massey, A. Davila, A. Nick ©)
      • 2006 – North Carolina   (W. Engen)
  • Professional   (Slammers alumni play or played in the below leagues)
    • Australia: W-League
    • Belgium: First Division A
    • Cyprus: Cypriot First Division
    • Dutch: Eredivisie
    • England: English Football, League Two & FA Women’s Premier League
    • France: Division 1 Féminine
    • Italy: Serie A, womens
    • Norway: Toppserien
    • Spain: LaLiga Iberdrola
    • Sweden: Damallsvenskan
    • USA: Major League Soccer (MLS) & National Womens Soccer League (NWSL)
  • International Players & World Champions   (current and alumni included)
    • USA
      • 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics (USA – S. Klejstan)
      • 2015 FIFA World Cup Champions (USA – C. Press & W. Engen)
      • 2016 Rio Summer Olympics (USA – C. Press & W. Engen)
      • Full Women’s national team and girls teams at U14, U15, U16, U18, U20, U23
      • Full Men’s national team and youth boys teams at U17, U18, U20, U23
    • Mexico
      • Full Women’s national team and girls teams at U16, U18, U20
    • Costa Rica Full Women’s team
    • Italy U17 girls team
    • Ireland U20 girls team
    • Philippines U18 girls team
    • Honduras U20 girls team
    • US National team captains; C. Levin (U14, U16, U18, U20, U23), M. Bauer (U17), K. Wiesner (U17)

WPS/NWSL/MLS DRAFT RECORD 

  • 2006 MLS Sacha Klejstan, Chivas USA (1st round, 6th overall)
  • 2006 MLS Tyson Wahl, Kansas City Wizards (2nd round, 19th overall)
  • 2009 WPS Danesha Adams, Chicago Red Stars (1st round, 6th overall)
  • 2009 WPS Ashley Nick, Boston Breakers
  • 2010 WPS Whitney Engen, Chicago Red Stars (1st  round, 4th overall)
  • 2010 WPS Ashley Bower, FC Gold Pride
  • 2011 WPS Christen Press, Washington Freedom (1st round, 4th overall)
  • 2011 MLS Jack McBean signed with LA Galaxy at the age of 16
  • 2012 WPS Camille Levin, Sky Blue FC (1st round, 4th overall)
  • 2013 NWSL Zakiya Bywaters, Chicago Red Stars (#1 overall)
  • 2013 NWSL Mariah Nogueira, Boston Breakers (2nd round, 13th overall)
  • 2016 NWSL Makenzy Doniak, Western NY Flash (2nd round, 11th overall)
  • 2016 NWSL Lindsey Luke,  Seattle Reign FC
  • 2017 NWSL Kayla Mills, Sky Blue FC (1st round, 4th overall)
  • 2017 NWSL: Maddie Bauer, Seattle Reign FC (1st round, 6th overall)

Summary:  A #1 overall pick, 8 first-round picks, 15 total players drafted to the MLS/WPS/NWSL since 2009, and a 16 year-old boy signed to an MLS contract with the LA Galaxy.

Choose a phase of development; early elementary, junior high school, high school, signing for college, playing in college, professional and beyond… the Slammers are a family rooted in family ways.  We care about each other and what is best for us all.  A passion for excellence, a passion for family.