WCFC #3 of 76 - Top US Girls' ECNL Clubs

WCFC #3 of 76 - Top US Girls' ECNL Clubs


ECNL is the top girls club soccer league in the US with a total of 77 clubs

in eight regions.  Each club has one team in each age bracket from G14 to

G18 with a National Champion crowned in each as well as an Overall Club

Champion based on accumulative final standings.  In 2013, West Coast

finished 18th in club ranking, in 2014 - 10th and in 2015 - 3rd!!  The U15

team finished 8th, the U18 team finished 2nd and U16 finished as National

Champs!  All U18 players are moving on to D1 college soccer on scholarships.

This progress is a testament to all the hard work and commitment ofthe

entire WCFC coaching Staff, Players and support from the Parents.  Job well

done!

2015 Overall Club Championship - Top 10

1.. Michigan Hawks

2.. Crossfire Premier

3.. West Coast FC

4.. So Cal Blues

5.. Slammers FC

6.. FC Stars of Mass

7.. San Diego Surf

8.. Real Colorado

9.. PDA

10.. Dallas Texans

 

WCFC G16 ECNL National Champs!

In 2015, West Coast earned its 1st ECNL National Championship by winning the

G16 final. The team is led by Doug Swanson ("A" licensed coach of 20 years/

West Coast Coach for 15 years). The journey was long but the team showed

great perseverance by battling through many injuries and low #s.  The team

stayed strong through the Seattle Regional and a grueling 4 games in 5 days

in sweltering Richmond, VA.  In the Finals, West Coast got out to an early

lead with a phenomenal free kick from 35 yards out by Lake Duerksen

(SeattleU commit). West Coast maintained overall control of the game and

took a 1-0 lead into halftime. Early in the 2nd half FC Stars of

Massachusetts tied the game on a strong combination play that ended in a

cross and 1st time finish. But not to be denied, MVP candidate and Stanford

bound Sophia Serafin put away a great feed from Remy Mathews to put West

Coast up 2-1. With about 7 minutes left to play, West Coast was under a lot

of pressure with tired legs and mentally exhausted, Sophia again broke free

and into the box where she was taken down for a PK. Remy Mathews, cool as a

cucumber, slotted the shot to the goalies left for at 3-1lead!   ....But the

game was not over because with 2 minutes left in regulation Stars of Mass

put in a2nd goal to cut the lead to 3-2.  With 3 minutes of added time, West

Coast's dream to be a Champion was not going to be denied as the girls

pushed through the pain to shut down the Stars. The final whistle blew and

the celebration began! With tears of joy/relief and pure exhaustion, the

girls managed give coach Swanson a much needed Gatorade shower.  

Congrats Coach Swanson, Girls and Parents!