GDA - 2019 - April - U-17 - USSDA Showcase

ACADEMY: U-17 and U-14 Girls earn shutout wins on Day 2 of USSDA Showcase

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – During Day 2 of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Spring Showcase, the San Jose Earthquakes U-14 and U-17 Girls’ Academy teams won their matches against Washington Spirit Academy and the Michigan Jaguars, respectively.


Our U-14s opened up their Spring Showcase with a 2-0 victory over NWSL Academy, Washington Spirit. Quakes forward Alana Owens led the Quakes to victory with her game-winning goal. Although the U-14s will have to wait until next year to get their shot at the USSDA Playoffs, the Spring Showcase serves as the perfect platform for the girls to perform in front of scouts from the nation’s top collegiate programs.

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES U-14 ROSTER: Alexa Muniz; Marissa Arnst, Angelica Chou, Sarah Zhao, Ximena Heredia, Emma Wang, Emma Stahl; Valerie Aguilar, Maia Beltran, Emily Ennis, Madison Juarez, Iris O’Connor, Viet Tran, Eliana Trevino; Akshaya Bahugudumbi, Taylor Farnum, Lissette Gregoris and Alana Owens.

SCORING SUMMARY: SJ – Alana Owens 34; SJ – Emily Ennis 69.



The U-17s defeated the Michigan Jaguars 2-0 in their first match of the USSDA Spring Showcase thanks to goals from Andrea Kitahata and Kirsten Martin. The Quakes, who are just outside playoff contention, earned valuable points in Colorado. “Yes, this win is important,” said Quakes Girls’ Academy Director Andres Deza. “We did not play to our full potential but we competed hard and got an important three points.” The U-17s will look to secure positive results in the remainder of the Spring Showcase in hopes of making a final push for the playoffs.

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES U-17 ROSTER: Amy Stineman, Olivia Molina (USD); Madison Rogers, Sydney Dela Cruz, Adrienne Evans (Pepperdine), Lisimani Helu, Sophie Yasin; Isabella Badillo, Brianna Barrientos, Kayleen Gowers (Princeton), Jessica Halladay, Isabelle Loaisiga, Stella Marcisz; Amaya Bautista, Kirsten Martin (UC Davis), Andrea Kitahata (Stanford), Quinn Ruiz, Alexa Vega (UC Davis).

SCORING SUMMARY: SJ – Andrea Kitahata; SJ – Kirsten Martin.


The San Jose Earthquakes U-14, U-15 and U-17 Girls’ Academy teams will continue to compete in the USSDA Spring Showcase until Tuesday, April 30. See their remaining schedule below:

U-15s vs. Charlotte Soccer Academy  April 26, Won 7-2 RECAP
U-14s vs. Washington Spirit Academy April 27, Won 2-0
U-17s vs. Michigan Jaguars  April 27, Won 2-0
U-15s vs. Cincinnati DA April 28, 12:30 p.m. PT | LIVE STREAM
U-15s vs. New York City FC April 29, 8:00 a.m. PT
U-17s vs. Pateadores April 29, 12:30 p.m. PT
U-14s vs. Weston FC April 29, 2:45 p.m. PT
U-17s vs. FC United SC April 30, 8:00 a.m. PT
U-14s vs. Penn Fusion April 30, 10:15 a.m. PT

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