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WORKING HARD, BEING HUNGRY, STAYING HUMBLE… Congratulations to the RAGE U12 Orange team as they battled to the last kick to win the consolation match against Novato United at the Soccer by the Bay Tournament. Coach NIna Cefalo showed a strong offensive front with Tiana Cello, Ashleigh Garcia, Olivia Martin, Alexa Ruiz, Riann Sarno, and Carolijn Steele. The opponents faced the pressure from the defensive force of Erica Haley, Analise Hernandez, Sierra O’Donnell, Kathryn Pearson, Lauren Reeves, and Ava Ricker. After regulation time and two periods of overtime had expired, the contest was tied 4-4. The game was decided by penalty kicks. The team united behind the feet of Kenna Asmussen, Kayla Cameron, Jasmine Cochiaosue, Shay McIntyre, Kayla Robertson and the hands of goalie Sadie Brown. RAGE lead 4-3 as goalie Sadie Brown clinched the win by blocking the last kick. The success of the RAGE team stems from their consistent hard work, defining themselves with their continuous improvement and growth. Congratulations again, RAGE U12 Orange!!!
In our continuing efforts to maintain a positive, supportive culture within our club, we are partnering with the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) again this year. Upcoming workshops for parents have been scheduled, and we strongly encourage one parent from every household to attend. This will help foster respect on the sidelines for officials, opponents, players and coaches. Coaches will also be completing the PCA Double-Goal training this month.
Please pick from one of the following 4 sessions. We look forward to seeing you there!
Thanks in advance for your time!
Dan Copenhagen & The Rage Board of Directors
In our continuing efforts to maintain a positive, development oriented culture for our recreational and competitive players, we are again partnering with the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) this year. As part of this effort, we have scheduled workshops for both coaches and parents, with an emphasis on getting new coaches and one parent from every household through a PCA workshop.
As coaches, we need your attendance, as well as assistance to get the word out to parents involved in your team(s). An email blast will also be going out directly.
Weds August 26, 7:00 to 9:00 pm @ Pleasanton Middle School multi-purpose room
* All new coaches are required to attend; and the workshop is recommended for all Rec and Comp coaches as a valuable refresher. If you are out of town, please contact me to make other arrangements for attendance.
Thanks for committing your time and energy as a coach for Rage. And remember to “honor the game” as you embark on a new season.
Dan Copenhagen – PCA Director, RAGE
U12 Orange “RAGE” through to win the VACAVILLE SHOOTOUT
Hustle and heart set the RAGE U12 Orange team apart from the competition as they went undefeated in the Vacaville tourney. They totaled 19 goals and allowed 0 making it a true championship run. When asked how it felt to win the championship… ”It’s GREAT, but we know that as a team and only as a team can we make a championship dream come true.”
Congratulations to the Pleasanton RAGE u9 Orange on winning the 2015 Pleasanton Rage Showcase. The team, coached by Axel Thibodeau, went undefeated (4-0) to win the championship. Following the Spring season where the girls played up at u10, this was their first time playing at their age group – and they didn’t disappoint. They beat Santa Rosa, Clovis, and Mustang Mercury before heading into the championship game against Mustang’s #1 team, Xplosion.Led offensively by Giana Owens, Giana Guerrero, Riley Horn and Aishwarya Anburaja – the girls went ahead early with two quick goals. Alden Hofstede, Ava Haviley and Aleka Mandava held down the midfield; while Abby Mai, Eva Torrico, Presley Cash and Reese Gotchall stellar defense limited Mustang’s scoring opportunities. At full time the game was 3-1, Orange on top and riding momentum into the Fall season.
The other day I was in the Pacific Association Championship track meet in Sacramento running the half mile. It was my second competitive track meet and my first competitive meet in the half mile. There were over 70 other runners who were seasoned track competitors. I was in the last and fastest heat based on my being a fast runner and having a fast 400 time. When the gun went off I decided to hang back like my coach said. I stayed near the back of the pack for the first lap and a half.. Then I was feeling good so decided to turn on my sprinting. I caught at least five girls. Then I came up on the one girl who everyone knows for winning so many medals. I passed her then on the final 100 meters was able to catch the last girl and win gold! My current time of 2:29 puts me in the top 10-15 nationwide. If all goes well I am going to the Junior Olympics in Florida in late July. – Lizzy. Schreiber – RAGE U12