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U16 Girls Champions League Update: 2019

After a long break winter break, league action is now back in Northern California as the NPL resumes with games all across the state this Spring for girls from the U14-U19 age groups. Culminating with the NPL Spring College Showcase at Davis Legacy Soccer Complex on May 18-19, the NPL features some of the highest level of play in the country. The top finisher from each Champions League division will earn a berth in the NPL National Finals, due to be hosted in Denver, Co. from July 11-15.



While there are seven teams that can realistically say that they are in contention for the U16 Champions League title, only one club comes into the spring with a perfect record: MVLA (18 points). The Bay Area club have won all six of their games so far and with 26 goals scored, have hit the back of the net nine more times than the second-place club. On the other side of the field, Pajaro Valley (16 points) are also unbeaten, though they have done most of their work through their stellar defense that has allowed just four goals. Helped by four goals from both Mailee Smith and Emily Johnson Pleasanton Rage (17 points) sit 2nd in the table, though the Rage have played two more matches than each of MVLA and Pajaro VAlley. Also still in the conversation, but needing points and the other three to slip up, are PSV Union (13 points).



Head Coach: Erin Montoya

Current Position: 1st Place
Points: 18
Games Remaining: 9
Key Matches: 3/16 vs. Pleasanton Rage, 5/5 @ Pajaro Valley



Head Coach: Luis Guerrero

Current Position: 3rd Place
Points: 16
Games Remaining: 9
Key Matches: 5/5 vs. MVLA


Head Coach: Walter Pratte

Current Position: 2nd Place
Points: 17
Games Remaining: 7
Key Matches: 3/16 @ MVLA, 5/19 vs. PSV Union*


PSV Union

Head Coach: Carine Ireland

Current Position: 4th Place
Points: 13
Games Remaining: 8
Key Matches: 5/19 vs. Pleasanton Rage*


*Game played @ NPL Showcase