NorCal NPL Spring Showcase – Recap
On a day when league champions for the 2016-17 youth soccer season were officially crowned, the second day of the NorCal Premier Soccer NPL College Showcase lived up to its expectations on a sunny, 70-degree day at the Davis Legacy Soccer Complex.
While some divisions had already been locked up prior to the day’s action unfolding, the vast majority of NorCal’s top, Champions League, divisions came down to the very last moment, with the excitement extending until the very last match of the day.
The two-day showcase, which ensured competitiveness by making the matches coincide with the end of the NPL season, drew over 100 college coaches from all over the country, making it one of the largest events of its kind.
On the girls side of the event, it was the hosts who dominated, with Davis Legacy sides capturing two Champions League titles, while De Anza Force collected a pair of boys titles to continue their run as one of the strongest teams in Northern California.
Lamorinda SC were also able to win two titles, but split them between boys and girls. The San Jose Earthquakes, Sporting Santa Clara, Placer United and FC Elk Grove rounded out the Champions League winners.
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COLLEGE COACHES ATTENDING
A spring record of 112 college coaches attended the 2017 NorCal NPL Spring Showcase.
A total of 55 coaches from 38 women’s programs were in attendance including:
Academy of Art, California Baptist, California Lutheran, Cal Poly SLO, Chico State, College of Marin, College of the Redwoods, Cosumnes River College, CSU Monterey, Dominican, Folsom Lake College, Fresno Pacific, Holy Names, Las Positas College, Mendocino College, Menlo College, Nevada – Reno, Northwest Nazarene, Notre Dame de Namur, Peninsula College, Rogue College, Sacramento State, Saint Mary’s, San Francisco, San Francisco State, San Jose State, Santa Clara, Sierra College, Sierra Nevada College, Simpson, Sonoma State, Southern Utah, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz and Washington State
A total of 57 coaches from 38 men’s programs were in attendance including:
American River College, CSU Monterey, CSU San Bernardino, Canada College, Chico State, Claremont McKenna, Colby College, College of the Redwoods, Cosumnes River College, Dominican, Holy Names, Illinois Wesleyan, Macalester College, Menlo College, Notre Dame de Namur, Occidental College, Ottawa University, Peninsula College, Rogue College, Sacramento State, Saint Mary’s, San Francisco, San Francisco State, San Jose State, Santa Clara, Sierra Nevada College, Simpson, Sonoma State, Southern Oregon, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Merced, UC Santa Cruz, University of Pacific, Washington Saint Louis, Westmont, Whittier and William Jessup
Expert analysis from Mark Torguson and Ron Benjamin heading into the final day of Champions League play.
Interview with UC Santa Cruz Men’s Soccer head coach Michael Runeare.
Interview with NorCal Premier Soccer President Benjamin Ziemer.
Goals and Highlights from the NorCal NPL Spring season.