Parrots just finished forming a team of 16 players interested in taking on the challenges of moving to the next level next fall 2013. The new SF WILD has "signed" some terrific new players and hopes to play in the silver elite division. Parrots is also working with another local club to develop a gold level US Club tournament team.
There are still opportunities to join the WILD side for fall: Ariel email@example.com.
Gena in action -- congrats to her Gateway High School team for winning the spring championships! Special thanks to John Hefti for these photos.
The Spring 2013 standings don't tell the whole story, most of our players have been out with injuries, illness or full time commitment to their high school varsity teams. Even with a skeleton crew we've tied the top three teams in our bracket!
New player Natalie pitches in for our injured goalie, and Nicole defends Parrots turf (above). Below, Kate the Great in action...
Convent, Zoe, Sophomore, Varsity
Galileo, Marisa, Sophomore, Varsity
Lick Wilmerding Maggie, Sophomore, Varsity & Eva, Sophomore, JV (+new player Antonia, Varsity)
Bay Elisa, Sophomore, Varsity
Gateway, Gena, Freshwoman, Varsity
Sacred Heart Torie, Sophomore, Varsity & Zuzka (+ new player Natalie), Freshwomen, JV
Saint Ignatious Molly, Freshwoman, JV
Lowell Jae, Kate, Lauren, Mikki. Sophomores & Sophia Li, Junior, Varsity
Out of all the San Francisco teams, it was Parrots that won the 2012 Golden Gate Invitational in San Francisco.
Highlights of the weekend included a beautiful free kick by Mikki, a 6 pass goal assisted by the whole team, especially Sophia and Maggie, and headed by Torie, two effortless goals by Jae, one off the cross-beam and an opponent, amazing runs and drives by Zoe and Maggie (both of whom scored), and more. The defensive and mid-field lines took a beating and came back kicking every time -- Elisa especially fought for control in the midfield with great skill and fire. While the last game was tough and hot Parrots wanted it bad and held the other team at all costs. Special kudos to our new goalie Molly for mastery of the box, and to our tournament MVP Erika Gomi for awesome defense. PARROTS FLY TOGETHER!
COACH JAIME GETS HIS REWARD!
The Pacifica Coast Cup Aug 25-26 proved hot and cold for Parrots -- with a tough first game in which Parrots shut out the eventual winners of the U16 bracket -- Roseville Spirit. In the second game, Parrots won 3-1 but let in one goal -- then won their third game 1-0 thanks to a beautiful arc of a goal by Sofia Trogu. They missed the championship game by one point, but won 3rd place! A great first start to the fall 2012 season.