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Four Napa Soccer Academy Teams will compete in the National Premier League (NPL). Every year the Napa Soccer Academy club and teams get stronger. The 2018/2019 season will see a record number of team participating in the top boy’s league for the Nor Cal Premier. The top teams from the NPL will earn a chance to play into the ENPL National Finals (partnership between ECNL & NPL), which is the top boys’ competition for US Club Soccer.
2000/2001 Team: The 2000/2001 team will be very much improved for the 2018/2019 season. The team should be one of the top teams in the state, as virtually every top 2000/2001 player in the area has converged to the Napa Soccer Academy. The club has created two teams with close to 40 players competing for a spot on the 1st team.
2002 Team: The two-time state cup semi-finalist will once again be competing with the top teams in the state. The team has added 5 new players to the team and if the team stays healthy, should be competing as one of the top teams in an extremely competitive age group.
2003 Team: The defending Nor Cal NPL champions and ENPL 3rd place national finalist will once again be one of the favorites in the Nor Cal NPL League. The team has picked up 4 new players, which will add depth and more quality to a very competitive team.
2004 Team: The 2004 team has picked up a bunch of new players. With top players arriving to the club from Vallejo, American Canyon, Solano, and Fairfield, this team should look to get better and better over the course of the year. The players are growing more cohesive and have improved by playing with the 2003, 2002, 2001, and 2000 players in practice.
Alianza, the national identification program that discovered Jonathan González, was in Northern California identifying some of the top players for Professional Tryouts. Congratulations to Sucre Herrera, Eric Vargas, Emiliano Hurtado, Sammy Villanueva, and Cristian Ceja for representing the Napa Soccer Academy at the showcase. All 5 players were invited back for the 2nd day (out of 500+ players) and 3 of the players received professional invites to the SJ Earthquakes (USA), Toluca (MX), and Pachuca (MX). This is amazing, considering only 14 players in total received professional invites.
Players from the 2004 and 2003 boys teams had the opportunity to train with Frans Hoek. Frans has coached at some of the top clubs and national teams in the world: Ajax, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, and many more...
A true top level experience for the players!
The 2003 team finished 3rd in the ENPL National Finals. After going undefeated in the ENPL Regionals in San Diego, the 2003 team headed to Aurora, Colorado to play in the National Finals.
The team lost in the semi-final to the eventual champions, Tennessee Soccer Club 1-2.
In the consolation match, the 2003 team took on Phoenix Rising of Arizona. The 2003 team fell behind early in the match from a free kick, but stuck with it's principals of playing attractive- attacking soccer and came back to win the game 2-1.
What the 2003 team did was quite remarkable... They won the Nor Cal Premier League, then went undefeated at regionals (outscoring their opponents 9-0). The Napa Soccer Academy was the ONLY club from Northern California to qualify for the ENPL Nationals. This maybe the best finish ever for a team from Napa, considering the level of the competition. The ENPL is the top boys competition for US Club Soccer.
Congratulations to Carlos Ayala and Julio Alonzo for being selected by the Nor Cal PDP to head to Sweden to play in the Gothia Cup. Both players are standouts in the 2001 age group and will represent the Napa Soccer Academy and Northern California in this prestigious soccer tournament. We wish both players the best of luck!
The 2003 boys went undefeated at the ENPL Western Regionals Playoff in San Diego, California (June 29-July 3). The team is now headed to Aurora, Colorado for the ENPL Finals on July 13-14. The Napa Soccer Academy 2003 team is the only team from Northern California that advanced to the ENPL Finals and will represent the club and Northern California (Nor Cal Premier League) in one of the top competitions in the country.
The team outscored its opponents 9-0 at the Western Regional Playoffs.
1-0: Eclipse Select Soccer Club ECNL U15 (Illinois)
3-0: Houston Dynamo YSC South 03PA (Texas)
3-0: Slammers FC ECNL U-15 (Southern California)
2-0: Turlock Tornados 03B NPL (Northern California)
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