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"HEADS UP!" Faces of Nova...
Due to the construction of the new YMCA Facility and Neighborhood being built on the Northwest Corner of Amity and S. Eagle Roads, there is a road closure in effect between Amity and Taconic effecting route to the FCNova Complex. Thanks for your patience as they complete the utilities and construction work for the above projects.
STARTING DATE: JULY 13, 2015 ENDING: SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
For Information Call: 208-466-2871
Alternate routes off of S Eagle and Amity roundabout to FCNova Complex are as follows:
Head West on Amity to Locust Grove, go south to Lake Hazel then East (Left) to Complex
Head East on Amity to Cloverdale, go south to Lake Hazel then West (Right) to Complex
U19G Claim 1st Ever Region IV Championship Title
Historic Achievement for Idaho Soccer
The U-19 Girls FCNN (Nova Nationals), a combined effort between rival clubs FC Nova and Boise Nationals, became the first Idaho team to win a Far West Regional title Friday - June 26, 2015 at Simplot Sports Complex.
The Nova Nationals beat FRAM of Southern California 5-1 in the US Youth Region IV Championship game.
Congratulations to the athletes and staff of the Region IV Championship team headed to Tulsa, Oklahoma to reresent Region IV, Idaho Youth Soccer and the Boise Valley Soccer Community at the US Youth National Championships - July 19-25, 2016! INTERESTED in helping this group offset costs for the trip to Oklahoma? Contact Eric Simmonsen, FCNova Director of Coaching @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
The team and staff included:
Maddie Apsey, Mackenzie Bledsoe, Jenna Clubb, Taylor Cook, Rikki Fix, Akina Fujimoto, Jordan Haggerty, Grace Hancock, Sasha Holt, Sophia Kallas, Courtney Lavin, Michaela Piechowski, Maggie Saras, Kylie Stephens, Alyssa Stewart, Kori Swanson, Lizzy Thometz, Sarah Toney, Allegra Weeks, Hallie Widner and Hailey Woods Coaches:
Eric Simmonsen, Brian Smith, Gavin Kempe and Matt Billings
Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2015/06/26/3870912/historic-title-for-idahos-u-19.html#storylink=cpy
U14 Girls finish the year strong!
Make a run at Region IV Championships
FCNova - Idaho - June 28, 2015: The FCNova U14G ECNL team capped off an amazing 2014-2015 cycle this past weekend with the 2015 US Youth Soccer Regiona IV Championships. On any given year playing in an opening group that housed Arizona, Cal South and Colorado would have been deemed a "froup of death". With experience on their side they handled Day One opponent, San Tan Legacy, out of Arizona and won 3-0. Day Two proved to be a big one with both teams winning on Day One. Beach FC (Cal South) are considered one of the premier clubs in the nation, out of Long Beach, CA. Yet, with discipline and scoring fireworks in the second half, FCNova came out on top winning 3-1. With the group placement heading into the Quarterfinals, Day Three of group play proved to still matter with a Broomfield SC (Colorado) still in the hunt. Some phenominal play and superior defending helped FCNova capitalize with a 4-0 win over the Colorado State Champs, putting FCNova atop the group with 3 wins and 9 points.
Into the knockout rounds, FCNova faced another Cal South juggernaut in Carlsbad Elite SC. Nothing ever comes easy as the group play showed in opponent draw and now facing another perennial power. After taking a 2-0 lead, Carlsbad Elite got a goal back off a set piece, corner kick, with an unmarked Elite player volleying home a knock down in the penalty box. Late in the second half a second goal was scored from distance that caught the entire Nova tea, bench and crowd off guard as Carlsbad pounced on a ball from 50 yards out and lifted the ball over the Nova goal keeper for a tying goal with little time left on the clock. The game then notched at 2-2 went into overtime, where Kayla Soto and her teammates took over. With some great combination play and movement, Soto was taken down in the box for a penalty kick that was converted to make it 3-2 Nova. INto the middle of the 2nd 10 minute overtime, Lily Schlake intercepted a Carlsbad combination, loked up and played a world class service into the run of Soto, who slammed the ball home past the recovering defenders and oncoming goal keeper from 18 yards out with a thundering left footed half volley. The final whistle blows and FCNova make it interesting with a 4-2 win...advancing to the semifinals.
"Great character displayed by the girls in a team effort today!", stated Eric Simmonsen, FCN Director of Coaching and U14G Head Coach.
A first for quite a while, FCNova had a team in the Region IV Championships Semi-Finals. The U14G faced an opponent they played 2 years ago in Park City, UT at the Avalanche Showcase. Though many faces may have changed it proved to be an epic battle for the opponents from California South (3rd Cal South opponent faced in the event for FCNova). Legends FC, one of the top 5 girls programs in the nation, bring in a wealth of experience and talent, showing it from the initial whistle. With a miscue in the penalty area between the FCNova goalkeeper and defender, Legends headed a half chance into the net to take a 1-0 lead at the 3 min mark. Shortly after, with a ball bouncing around the area and no one able to get a foot on it, Legends took advantage of another window. Striking a ball that was challenged by FCNova, deflecting off the defenders foot to redirect up and over the goal keeper's initial reaction to the shot...goal Legends and 2-0 lead. Legends would score another goal off a beautiful strike from disctance that found the net. Showing some grit and determination, FCNova got a goal back with a tremendous combination play that Abby Keeley flicked onto a run by Lilly Gwin, who got to the ball hitting wide, but was taken out by the goalkeeper; resulting in a penalty kick for Nova. Soto converts, 3-1 Legends heading into half time.
Eric Simmonsen mentioned, "Coming into the game we knew we were going to score a goal or two. Even though Legends brought and carried a record of no goals against through the event (and even into the final). The question was how many could we keep out and how many could we score?".
5 minutes into the second half, FCNova came out hot looking to close the gap and gain some momentum. Some superior confidence and build out, had FCNova in Legends half. Grace Pekovich delivered a quality ball into the top of the 18 to Delaney Reed, who held the ball under pressure and looked up to find Olivia Smith for the drop. Smith hit the ball one time, to drive it over the outsretched hands of the Legends FC goalkeeper. 3-2 Legends, Nova closing the gap! Chance after chance, Nova could not put another one away with the game going back and forth. Legends siezed the day with a corner kick goal, that was headed in by the near post runner to the far upper corner off a defending Nova players attempted clear. Truly a day of "whom was going to finish their opportunties" belonged to Legends FC, a very worthy opponent and who eventually went on to claim the 2015 US Youth Region IV U14G Championship. CONGRATULATIONS TO LEGENDS FC!
"We are so proud of these girls! Just a great group of kids for our club, State, age group and community! They represented themselves and soccer for Idaho tremendously playing states like AZ, CO and Cal South (3 times) on a tremedous run of soccer with style. This group also finished 2nd in the NW Conference of the Elite Clubs National League Northwest Division. Missing out on being one of the top 16 - U14G ECNL teams to attend the 2015 ECNL National Championships by 3 points! Overall a truly amazing year for a team from Idaho. To be recognized by TopDrawerSoccer as one of the top 25 teams in the nation is amazing in today's landscape! We'll see where we sit for the June rankings as those were based on May 2015."
WAY TO GO GIRLS! FCNOVA ARE PROUD TO CALL YOU "FACES OF NOVA!"
ECNL: Year Two proves a success before the end of National Events even start
Taking a look back and into the future!
Boise, ID (June 24, 2015) – Tomorrow represents a day of rest after group play for FCNova and other teams in the 2015 Region IV Championships in Boise. THREE FCNova age group teams begin the journey for an Elite Clubs National League National Cup starts on Friday - June 26th in Redmond, WA. After 10 months of grueling competition, where the country’s best female youth soccer teams faced each other in conference and national event games all over the United States, the qualifiers for the 2015 ECNL Post-Season have been determined based on the annual league results. "YEAR TWO" proved to be nothing short of spectacular when you look at the numbers. Below shows the comparison of Year One to Year Two...
The ECNL Play-Offs in Seattle allow clubs to compete for a championship or the chance to advance to the ECNL Finals depending on their age group. At the U14 and U18 age groups, the ECNL Champions League National Champions will be crowned in Seattle. At the U15, U16, and U17 age groups, qualifying teams will be competing in three divisions, battling to advance to the ECNL Finals as part of either the ECNL Champions League, ECNL North American Cup, or the ECNL Showcase Cup.
The U15-U17 ECNL Champions League consists of the top 32 teams in each age group in the ECNL and is the most competitive female youth club soccer competition in the world. 24 Conference champions or top finishers, and 8 wildcards make up the field in each age group of the ECNL Champions League Play-Offs. Over the course of 3 group games, 8 teams in each age group will qualify to advance to the ECNL Champions League Finals in Richmond, VA. The current FCNova U15G ECNL team, coached by Jim Thomas, missed out on this grouping by points per game, after earning a wild card spot based on tehir second place finish in the NorthWest Conference of the ECNL.
The U15-U17 ECNL North American Cup consists of the additional seven (7) teams that were in contention for the ECNL Champions League wildcard berths, INCLUDING Thomas' FCNova U15G ECNL team that did not finish high enough in the wildcard standings to qualify for the ECNL Champions League, automatically qualify for the ECNL North American Cup. The remaining teams that did not qualify for ECNL Champions League will be ranked based on points (PPG) from all games played, including conference and national event games. FCNova U15G ECNL finished as one of the top nine (9) teams in the North American Cup rankings, qualifying for the ECNL North American Cup. The 16 teams in each age group will play a 4-game knockout cup competition, including placement consolation games, to crown the ECNL North American Cup Champion.
The U15-U17 ECNL Showcase Cup consists of the next 16 teams that did not qualify for the ECNL Champions League nor the ECNL North American Cup, teams ranked 49-64, in the ECNL based on PPG from all games played, including conference and national event games. These teams will play in a guaranteed 3-game knockout competition with a fourth game to crown the champion in Seattle. In the ECNL Showcase Cup, the qualifying teams are seeded based on their results over the entire season. The FCNova U16G coached by Ed Moore, are returning for their second straight berth in their end of the season qualifying showcase, attempting to capture FCNova's First ECNL Cup. Joining them with a tremendous run from April up to now are Brian Smith's U17G FCNova ECNL group. The U17's started a massive run at the San Diego National Showcase event and continued to get results to position themselves not only a spot, but a seeded spot in the U17 ECNL Showcase Cup!
“Qualifying for the ECNL Play-Offs is one of the most difficult things to do in youth female soccer, requiring players and teams to prove their quality and vigor against the very best in the country over a 10 month period,” said ECNL Commissioner Sarah Kate Noftsinger. “The list of qualifying teams for the 2015 ECNL Play-Offs is full of talent, and the emotion on the field in Seattle will be second to none.”
GOOD LUCK & CONGRATULATIONS to our student-athletes, staff and families for your time and commitment to being a part of the best!!!
FCNova Age Groups Dominate
2015 End of Season Events Titles
FCNova (FCN) age groups cleaned up at the end of the 2015 competitive cycle within Idaho Youth Soccer and The Elite Clubs National League regular season of play.
A total of 9 teams earning spots into Regional and National advancement play opportunities in June of 2015.
Congratulations to all of our staff, players and parents on a tremendous 2015 that is not over yet.
The following are the end of 2015 accomplishments, scroll down the list is amazing...
2015 ELITE CLUBS NATIONAL LEAGUE (ECNL) - National Playoffs Qualifiers - June - Redmond, WA:
U15G FCN ECNL - North American Cup Qualifiers - 2nd place finish in ECNL NW Conference Division - behind Crossfire Premier (WA)
U16G FCN ECNL - National Showcase Qualifiers
U17G FCN ECNL - National Showcase Qualifiers
***U14G FCN ECNL - 2nd place finish in ECNL NW Conference Division - behind Crossfire Premier (WA), missing out on U14 ECNL National Championships by 3 points - only top 16 - U14 age division teams in the nation qualify
2015 IYSA DIRECTORS CUP:
U10G Gold Division - FCN Gunners Black - CHAMPIONS
U10B West Division - FCN Gunners Red - CHAMPIONS
U10B East Division - FCN Gunners Black - CHAMPIONS
U10B North Division - FCN Gunners White - CHAMPIONS
U11G East Division - FCN Gunners White - CHAMPIONS
2015 IYSA STATE CUP CHAMPIONSHIPS:
U12B - FCN Academy Black - 3RD PLACE
U12G - FCN Academy Pink - FINALISTS - Losing on PK's
U13G - FCN Pink - STATE CHAMPIONS
U14B - FCN Black - FINALISTS
U14G - FCN ECNL - STATE CHAMPIONS
U14G - FCN Reserves - 3RD PLACE
U16B - FCN Black - 4TH PLACE
U16G - FCN Schatz - FINALISTS
U17G - FCN Black - STATE CHAMPIONS
U19G - FCNN - STATE CHAMPIONS
2015 US YOUTH Presidents Cup - REGION IV Championships - Snohomish, WA:
U14B - FCN Black - 2015 USYouth Presidents Cup - Region IV - Quarterfinalists
U16B - FCN Black
2015 US YOUTH Far West Regional - REGION IV Championships - Boise, ID:
U13G - FCN Pink - IYSA STATE CHAMPIONS
U14G - FCN (ECNL) - IYSA STATE CHAMPIONS
U17G - FCN Black - IYSA STATE CHAMPIONS
U19G - FCNN - IYSA STATE CHAMPIONS
FCNova, Les Bois, Centennial and now Santa Clara Alum drafted #11 overall by the Chicago Red Stars of the NWSL!!!
Sofia Huerta Taken 11th Overall in NWSL Draft
Meridian, Idaho – Coming off her second straight All-American nod and a co-WCC Player of the Year award, Sofia Huerta of Santa Clara women's soccer was taken with the second pick of the second round (11th overall) in the National Women's Soccer League Draft by the Chicago Red Stars on Friday.
Sofia also joins FC Nova (Boise Capital/Les Bois) Alum and current Associate Women's Head Coach at the University of San Francisco; Maite Zabala as female alumni whom have gained opportunity within the highest levels. To our account, becoming only the second women from Idaho to gain an opportunity to play in the top women's professional league. Zabala played in the then named WUSA starting for the Atlanta Beat, Philadelphia Charge and Carolina Courage.
Huerta was second in the West Coast Conference with 17 goals and 37 points this past fall. She attempted 94 shots and 49 on goal while scoring a WCC-best six game-winners. She accounted for over 50% of the Broncos goals this year. This is the 10th time a Bronco as won WCC Player of the Year. Gaining experience with both the US Soccer Youth Regional and National teams, and most recently with the Mexican National Teams, there is talk of Sofia gaining ground and opportunities with the US Women's National Team through her performances.
Beyond the FC Nova family; Boise, Meridian and Idaho are very proud of Sofia and all her dedication to taking advantage of her opportunities. She has proven over her short time, that "opportunity looks alot like hard work" as a multiple sport student-athlete. Sofia continues to hold local, State, Regional and National accolades in swimming, track, basketball and soccer at all levels prior to her collegiate and future professional career. We know she'll continue to make her mark and establish herself on future "halls of fame"!
WAY TO GO IDAHO! WAY TO GO SOFIA!
You believe, we believe and now so many youth coming up can believe in dreams through had work!
What is your path?
FCNova College Advisory Program
Always known as the premier provider in the valley, JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER!
The FC Nova College Advisory Program is proud to announce a partnership with the College Fit Finder in an effort to further our progressive approach in connecting our players to the collegiate level.
As we strive to engage players, parents, and our own staff in the recruiting process, the club is providing this robust tool to EVERY High School age player/family at NO CHARGE.
The College Fit Finder provides our players with a competitive advantage over a typical student-athlete navigating the recruiting process. This comprehensive system allows for individuals to take ownership of their future by equipping them with tools necessary to find a home at the college level. As a club, we are committed to not only player development, but truly being a catalyst in helping our players fulfill their dreams of playing collegiate soccer and accessing higher education. The College Fit Finder will provide uniformity to the club's recruiting efforts and will allow for our coaching staff to take a much more personal approach in helping our athletes throughout the process.
FC Nova looks forward to facilitating the recruiting efforts of every family looking to play at the next level.
a.College Search: Find schools that a great match for you based off of academics, athletics, location, cost, enrollment, major, campus setting, schools type, and/or religious setting
b.Favorites List: Save schools to your favorites list to continuing researching
c.Correspondence Tracking: Track and organize all of your communication with every college program
d.Calendar: See all of your communication with all colleges in a calendar view
e.College Calculator: Decide which school is right for you by comparing colleges side by side
f.Branded Player Profile: Send to college coaches to review your information.
a.Online Team Website: College Coaches can view all player's individual profiles from one screen
b.Printable Team Brochures: Push one button and create a team brochure to hand to College Coaches at your showcases.
c.Monitor Player Activity: Staff Coaches have access to see how proactive each player is being and can better facilitate a player's individual process.