06B Arsenal White 1st in NorCal League

[14, June 2018 by Team Manager Tomoko Lee]  For the second season in a row, 06B Arsenal White won the championship in NorCal Spring League of U12 Region 2 North’s Gold Division. The team, led by Coach Esteban Sosa, had by far the highest goals for and the lowest goals against among 11 teams in the division while keeping the rival Palo Alto in a distant second.  Overall, individual players developed better skills and confidence throughout the season.  The boys are looking forward to the upcoming 11v11 season. 

Congratulations 06B Arsenal White!

05G United ECNL Undefeated at Santa Clara Friendly Showcase

[04 June, 2018 by Team Manager Wendy Boufford]  United 05 ECNL finished first and undefeated this past weekend in their Santa Clara University Friendly Showcase. They tied Thorns 04 NPL 1:1, and beat Washington Crossfire Premier 05 ECNL 3:2, Santa Rosa 05 ECNL 3:1 and Thorns 05 Academy 2:1. Congratulations United 05 ECNL and Coach Mykell Bates!

05G United ECNL Davis Cinco de Mayo Champions

The MVLA 05G United ECNL team had a great weekend at the Davis Legacy Cinco de Mayo Tournament May 4-6, placing first in the U13G Premier Division.  The team won two and lost one in the preliminary round (against California Odyssey, their eventual opponent in the finals) before winning in the semifinals against Palo Alto 05G Blue.  Meeting up with California Odyssey one more time, United ECNL turned things around and won the Championship match 2-1 in overtime.  It was an exciting time for all. 

Congratulations 05G United ECNL and Coach Mykell Bates!

03B Fiorentina Blue Undefeated at Boys ECNL Showcase

[30 April, 2018 by Team Manager Dieter Kempf]  The 03B Fiorentina Blue team participated in their first Boys ECNL Showcase event in San Diego. They showed a spirited effort in challenging games against ECNL teams from Ohio, Texas and Colorado, and ended the weekend with one win and two ties. Congratulations and thanks to the boys and Coach Alejandro Mejia for a great soccer weekend, and for their dedication and great team effort.

MVLA Honors Players Committing to Collegiate Soccer

On Monday, April 23, MVLA hosted its College Commitment Celebration to celebrate the 17 MVLA seniors who have committed to playing collegiate soccer next fall.

It was an enjoyable evening for all.  Players expressed their gratitude to their families, coaches and teammates for their support and contribution to their success.  Coaches Seth Alberico, Simon Weiss, and Joe Cannon (who also read notes on behalf of Coach Carlos Menjivar Jr.) each took time to talk about their players. Long-time MVLA parent and Team Manager, Robert Blackburn spoke on behalf of the parents and shared how the club has grown over the years into a well run club and acknowledged the players for years of work, setting goals, and working towards that goal as well as their parents for their time and support.  MVLA Executive Director Joe Cannon and MVLA Director of Coaching Albertin Montoya praised the players for their hard work and expressed how proud they and the club are of them.

MVLA alumna Gabby Matulich, who played for MVLA's Lightning team and is currently playing for UCLA and is a graduating senior was the guest speaker. She shared tips with the players based on her experience as a college player and shared how MVLA prepared her well.

Special thanks to Liz Parry and Dawn Hill for their help putting this event together, George Fox for doing a fabulous job as our MC, Mike Tomz for taking photos all evening and to all the other volunteers who helped make this event possible.  Thank you also to Palo Alto Baking Company and Ah Sam Florist for their support of the 2018 College Commitment celebration! 

For a complete list of the players and the college they committed to click HERE.

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