Please join Cal State East Bay women’s soccer and Pleasanton RAGE on Friday, October 21 at 7:00 PM at Pioneer Stadium as they take on Cal Poly Pomona.
Doors open at 6:00 PM.
Pioneer Stadium is located at 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd, Hayward. Parking is free after 5 PM on Friday. For soccer games, parking is available in Lots N, P, and A along the West Loop.
General Admission: $10.00
Youth (12 & Under): $5.00
Seniors (55+): $5.00
Cal State East Bay has gone completely cashless; fans and spectators can now purchase tickets online below, or at the door using a credit/debit card. (NOTE: The ticket link says 4:30 PM, which is the men’s game time. Tickets will be for the 7:00 PM game time too.)
The first Pleasanton Youth Soccer Parade took place in 1969 and we are very excited to continue this tradition for its 52nd anniversary! The parade has become a fun event for all Pleasanton families to enjoy and we hope you will all join us in this great chance to bond as one community.
6:45am: If you are attending the parade this year, please arrive at St. Mary and Main in downtown Pleasanton to line up and assemble with your team.
Teams will line up by age group, the youngest in the front and the oldest in the back.
RAGE teams will line up on one half of the street, BUSC on the other.
Arrive early as parking can be difficult, and lining the teams up takes some time. Teams MUST be in line by 7:30am to participate.
7:30am: Parade starts at 7:30 am sharp!
Route: South on Main, west on Angela, north on Peters, end at Peters and St. Mary.
Keep our downtown clean
Please do not create costumes that shed – NO feathered boas, beads, or tinsel, all of which require hours of post-parade cleanup by members of our club.
Do not throw candy or trinkets – doing so is a violation of our parade permit.
Clean up trash – Make sure empty donut boxes, cups, etc find a trash can or are packed out. We suggest teams who bring disposable items also bring a trash bag as street trash cans become full VERY fast.
Coaching Credentials: • USSF ‘A’ • USC Advanced National Diploma • Franz Hoek Director of Coaching Certificate
Coaching Experience: • Over 20 years in club soccer in Coaching and Director roles • 6 years Head Coach at Colorado Mesa University • Current NorCal PDP State Coach
Notable Coaching Achievements Coached multiple ECNL Divisional Conference Championships, USYS National Championship team, various State Cup and other tournament Championships (Coach San Juan SC, 2004-2008; ECNL Director and Coach 2014-2019) • Co-Founder, Girl’s Director of Coaching and Coach, Colorado West Select Soccer Club (2011-2014) • NCAA Tournament Selection, 4 Conference Playoff selections and over 80 student-athlete award recipients for athletic and academic achievements at the conference, regional and national levels (Colorado Mesa University 2008-2013)
Playing Experience: • Santa Clara University: NCAA National Champions 2001; 2002 National Finalists; 1999 National Semi-Finalist; 2000 National Quarter-Finalist • Semi-Professional in Switzerland
Favorite Professional Soccer Player(s): Michelle Akers, Heather O’Reilly, Julie Ertz, Kelley O’Hara, Steven Gerrard, Mo Salah
Enjoy About Coaching: I love being a part of a player’s journey as they develop in every facet of the game and in life. I also love helping players achieve their goals and dreams, whatever they may be. For those who aspire to play in college or beyond, I am very passionate about assisting them in this process.
Enjoy Doing in Free Time: Playing Pickleball and spending quality time with my Weimalab, family and friends.
Any Other Notable or Fun Facts: I am the Chair of the NorCal Women’s Committee and am passionate about improving and promoting all aspects of girl’s and women’s soccer, including increasing and retaining the number of women in leadership positions within the game.
Coaching Credentials: • NSCAA Advanced National • NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Diploma • USSF Grassroots
Coaching Experience: 13 years
Notable Coaching Achievements: • Alhambra High School Varsity Men’s coach • Amador Valley High School Varsity Women’s Assistant • Dougherty Valley High School Varsity Women’s Assistant • RAGE Excellence in Coaching Award
Playing Experience: • Sonoma State • Sonoma County Sol NPSL • San Ramon FC NPSL • Diablos Professional Futsal
Favorite Professional Soccer Player(s): Rose Lavelle and Xavi Hernandez
Enjoy About Coaching: What I enjoy most about coaching is the idea of creating a competitive learning environment so that players have the ability to become the best players they can.
Enjoy Doing in Free Time: I am a teacher, so I love learning new things! I especially enjoy cooking and golfing!
Any Other Notable or Fun Facts: I hold a master’s degree in the arts of teaching from Saint Mary’s College and teach the 5th grade in Martinez.
Family: I grew up in San Ramon with parents Frank and Rene. I am the oldest of three children. I have a younger sister named Colby and a younger brother named Parker.
Coaching Credentials: • USSF ‘C’ • USC Advanced National Diploma
Coaching Experience: • Youth Level 14 years • College: 4 seasons: 2 seasons at NCAA DI level and 2 season at Community College level • Current NorCal Region 3/4 and State PDP Coach
Playing Experience: • Semi-Professionally and Professionally in the USA (Various WPSL and W-League teams across the States) • Two different clubs in Swedish Norettan • 1st Division Bundesliga in Germany • Wake Forest University
Favorite Professional Soccer Player(s): Kristine Lilly, Tiffeny Milbrett, Philip Lamb
Enjoy About Coaching: I have always enjoyed being part of a team and as a coach, that is still an aspect I love! When you are working for something more than yourself, I believe you can become more than you thought possible and a team environment helps provide that. Contributing to development is also extremely rewarding. Most people don’t see the amount of work that goes into getting from point A to B. Being part of the day-to-day effort, overcoming obstacles, celebrating the successes, and ultimately helping guide players to their potential is another special part of coaching I enjoy.
Enjoy Doing in Free Time: Mountain biking and other outdoor adventures, seeking out new experiences and DIY projects.
Any Other Notable or Fun Facts: I tend to read magazines from back to front.
Team(s) Coaching at RAGE: 11v11 (U16-19) AGC, 2006 (U17) ECNL
Coaching Credentials: • USSF ‘A’ • USSF ‘Y’
Coaching Experience: 25 years, including Club, High School and WPSL
Notable Coaching Achievements: Assisting with placing our players into collegiate programs, including 23 players in our biggest class.
Playing Experience: • Real Colimas Colorado League, Team Captain; 2000 League Champions/1998-2001 • Puebla Denver Latin League, Team Captain 1995, 1996, 1997; League Champions/1 • Guadalajara Colorado Division 1/1993-1995 • Club Buenaventura Semi-Professional Team Paraguay, Striker 1990-1991; League Champions/1990-1991
Favorite Professional Soccer Player(s): Alex Morgan and Leo Messi
Enjoy About Coaching: I want kids to learn a sport that will not only make them a good athlete but will make them a good leader on and off the field. I believe soccer gives the opportunity to help build character, discipline, commitment, and the responsibility that an athlete can carry throughout their life. When working with the youth, it is about the ability we have as coaches and parents within a community to bring out the highest playing potential, and in doing so, they become one step closer to achieving their own dreams and aspirations. I love connecting with the needs of youth soccer players of today.
Enjoy Doing in Free Time: I believe every girl has a voice that can change the world, starting with her own. The most impactful way to create change and break the cycle of poverty within any community is to EMPOWER and EDUCATE girls, and that is what I have set out to do. One community, one girl at a time! My goals are centered around empowering the next generation of female student-athletes to rise up, make a difference, and become strong leaders in their own communities. I accomplish this through my work with Girls Soccer Worldwide.
Any Other Notable or Fun Facts: I was in the Argentina Army.
Team(s) Coaching at RAGE: 7v7 and 9v9 team Goalkeeper Director, 2011 (U12) Premier, 2005/2004 Select
Coaching Credentials: • NSCAA Advanced National • USSF ‘D’
Coaching Experience: 16 years
Playing Experience: San Jose State, Goalkeeper 2005-2007
Favorite Professional Soccer Player(s): Briana Scurry
Enjoy About Coaching: I enjoy helping players set goals & reaching them. I love being able to connect with players and help them learn valuable skills (discipline, integrity, resilience, respect) that will help them in all areas of their lives. I also just love soccer – I love playing and watching; I love the creativity players have and the teamwork that they build.
Enjoy Doing in Free Time: I love to read, go hiking, going to the beach & of course playing soccer.
Any Other Notable or Fun Facts: I love to teach and have been tutoring since 8th grade. I have lived in 3 different states in the last 4 years. I have 5 brothers and sisters.
Family: My husband, Mike, also works in sports sales and operations at UOP. I have three kids Mikey (5.5), Matthew (4) & Emily (1).
2022 RAGE Scholarship Award for Excellence in Academic Achievement and Service to the Community
Each year, Pleasanton RAGE Girls Soccer Club recognizes and rewards scholar-athletes who demonstrate RAGE excellence in academic achievement and service to the community. Two $2,000.00 scholarships for college are awarded to high school seniors who plan to attend a 4-year or 2-year college, or a vocational or art school, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher. Applicants are considered based on the following criteria: academic achievement; commitment to volunteerism/service; and number of years playing for RAGE. In addition, an essay is submitted defining one of the RAGE core values (Respect, Attitude, Greatness, Expectations) and explaining how the value is learned while playing soccer and serving the community.
Congratulations to this year’s recipients!
Samantha has played soccer for Pleasanton RAGE for 11 years, most currently as a member of the Competitive Program on the 2003/2004 Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) team.
A senior at Foothill High School, Samantha has a GPA of 4.1 and has committed to playing college soccer at Emory University where she will major in Quantitative Sciences and Business.
To date, Samantha’s awards and accomplishments include the Pleasanton Community of Character Award for Responsibility; four-year Varsity letter for both Soccer & Track, and Co-Captain her senior year; CIF President’s List for Varsity Soccer; NCS/CIF Scholar-Athlete Award; two-time East Bay Athletic League (EBAL) All-League Second Team Award recipient; Pleasanton RAGE Scholar-Athlete Award.
Equally important and inspiring is Sam’s long list of community service and outreach, specifically her involvement in the following school clubs, and also church-based programs that minister to children: Helping Hearts, as a volunteer with a mission to help end homelessness; UNICEF, as a member and an officer, participating in fundraisers and volunteering at food banks and kitchens to support an organization working to provide equal opportunities for children around the world; Vacation Bible School; Samaritan’s Purse/Operation Christmas Child; and Awana, where she spent her Friday nights teaching Bible lessons, playing games, and doing projects with children.
Samantha chose the RAGE core value “Attitude” for her essay topic. She says that “wearing the orange jersey represents the lessons that RAGE has taught me. The most important to me being that my attitude matters more than my abilities. If I have the right mindset, improvement will follow.”
Sadie has played soccer for Pleasanton RAGE for 14 years, most currently as a member of the Competitive Program on the 2003/2004 Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) team.
A senior at Foothill High School, Sadie has a GPA of 4.17 and has committed to playing college soccer at Claremont McKenna College where she will major in History.
To date, Sadie’s academic awards and honors include the Juanita Haugen Memorial Scholarship Award; AP Scholar with Distinction & with Honor Awards; California Scholarship Federation, Life Member; three-year Varsity letter for Soccer & four-year Varsity letter for Lacrosse; Co-Captain for Soccer & Lacrosse; East Bay Athletic League (EBAL) All-League Honorable Mention Award recipient; North Coast Section (NCS)/CIF Scholar-Athlete Award; Pleasanton RAGE Scholar-Athlete Award.
Rounding out Sadie’s excellence in academics and honors is her community volunteerism, specifically her service to the following: Pleasanton Parks & Rec Committee, as the Youth Commissioner working with City Council on issues related to facilities, programs, and services; Girl Scouts; National Charity League where she has spent the last six years volunteering many hours at and for local organizations including the Pleasanton Public Library, PPIE, Culinary Angels, Sunflower Hill, and Hively, as an elementary grade tutor during Covid.
Sadie chose the RAGE core value “Attitude” for her essay topic. She says that “attitude is key to my personality, and the influence that RAGE has had on developing a positive attitude that I can rely on day in and day out is something for which I will always be grateful.”
Open to all girls ’08 and older (through Jr. College) interested in playing collegiate soccer, regardless of club membership. The camp is coached entirely by College Coaches. Saturday and Sunday sessions include small group training and 11v11 play. Goalkeeper training is also included.
Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend the College Coach panel
Arrive at 3:30pm for check-in
Sunday, April 10th, 2022 (Morning & Afternoon)
Field Session 2/Training and Games: 9:00-10:45am
Field Session 3/Training and Games: 12:30-2:15pm
Colleges confirmed to attend this year are below and include coaches from NCAA Division I, II, NAIA, and Community College programs. Additional colleges have been invited as well. This list will be updated and is subject to change; more coaches may be added or removed.
Laney Stadium, 900 Fallon St, Oakland, CA 94607, is located on the west campus of Laney College. Free parking is available on gameday in the student parking lot, 37 7th St, Oakland, CA 94607, located just south of campus.
2021 RAGE Scholarship Award for Excellence in Academic Achievement and Service to the Community
Each year, Pleasanton RAGE Girls Soccer Club recognizes and rewards scholar-athletes who demonstrate RAGE excellence in academic achievement and service to the community. Two $1,500.00 scholarships for college are awarded to high school seniors who plan to attend a 4-year or 2-year college, or a vocational or art school, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher. Applicants are considered based on the following criteria: academic achievement; commitment to volunteerism/service; and a number of years playing for RAGE. In addition, an essay is submitted defining one of the RAGE core values and explaining how the value is learned while playing soccer and serving the community.
Congratulations to this year’s recipients!
Isabel has played soccer for Pleasanton RAGE for 5 years, most currently as a member of the Competitive Program on the 2003 Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) Composite team.
A senior at Castro Valley High School, Isabel has a GPA of 4.23 and is undecided as to where she will attend college although her first choice is University of California, Santa Barbara. She plans on majoring in Biology.
To date, Isabel’s academic honors and accomplishments include the Castro Valley Honor Roll Society; Latino Achievement Award; Experience Berkeley Program Participant; Society of Women’s Engineering Club Member; Castro Valley Varsity Athletic Award (GPA); North Coast Section (NCS), CIF President’s List for Varsity Soccer & Scholastic Championship Team.
Equally important and inspiring is Isabel’s long list of community service, specifically her involvement in the following: Interact Club, earning recognition for many hours serving as a volunteer at food banks & festivals, and providing childcare for young children & support for senior citizens; Castro Valley Today Internship for which she created web pages for local businesses to help promote themselves during COVID-19; CV Tutors; Transfiguration Church Youth Group; Summer Volunteer at the Oakland Zoo, and the California Academy of Sciences where she was honored by the museum director for creating and performing a visual project presentation.
Isabel chose the RAGE core value “Greatness” for her essay topic. She says that “we can all play a part in improving and helping our community through communication and collaboration,” and she is “thankful to RAGE for teaching me valuable lessons on greatness and the value of community.” Isabel will carry these lessons with her to college, and will always have the RAGE core values as inspiration to continue helping her community.
Hayden has played soccer for Pleasanton RAGE for 13 years, most currently as a member of the Competitive Program on the 2003 Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) team.
A senior at Foothill High School, Hayden has a GPA of 3.95 and has committed to playing college soccer at University of California, Riverside where she will major in either Finance, Economics, or Marketing.
To date, Hayden’s academic honors and accomplishments include member of DECA; North Coast Section, CIF Distinguished Scholar-Athlete Award, for her 4 seasons of Varsity Soccer; two-time East Bay Athletic League (EBAL) All-League Honorable Mention Award recipient.
Rounding out Hayden’s excellence in academics is her community volunteerism, specifically her service to the following: National Charity League where she has spent the last 6 years volunteering more than 300 hours at and for many local and national organizations; Girls Soccer Worldwide, as an Ambassador participated in fundraising for school supplies and collecting soccer equipment for girls in Paraguay. In her role, Hayden traveled to Coronel Bogado and spent time with the girls there, giving them the inspiration to become leaders in their own community.
Hayden chose the RAGE core value “Greatness” for her essay topic. She says that “greatness is essential in achieving success in every aspect of life while creating a legacy to inspire others. … while playing soccer for RAGE I learned how to achieve greatness by perpetually demonstrating my strengths and learning from my weaknesses, to develop my character and skill.”
RAGE is pleased to offer “pick-up style” soccer on Friday nights – there will be sun, fun AND lots of soccer – come out and enjoy playing with your friends!! If you are interested in trying out for RAGE Competitive or Select soccer this would be a great way to get some touches on the ball and prepare.
**Players will be divided by birth year and may be combined with neighboring birth years depending on numbers**