Welcome back and a belated Happy Thanksgiving! With Christmas right around the corner, let’s update you on what happened at XF this fall!
'Winter Wonderland' Auction
The Crossfire auction is a night everyone involved with the club looks forward to. The 2019 auction theme was, “Winter Wonderland!” As always, the night began with the silent auction, followed by dinner and the live auction. Some of our auction items included trips to Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska, as well as soccer trips to England and Italy. The band finished off a memorable evening. Thank you to everyone that was involved!
Madrid Cup
The BU-14 ECNL team traveled to sunny Spain to attend Madrid Cup, one of the most prestigious Under-14 tournaments in the world. This is the fourth consecutive year Crossfire has played in the tournament. The team had tough games against Spanish powerhouse Barcelona and Getafe. Wins against Norwegian Soccer Academy, Excellence Academie and Bray Wanderers rounded off a memorable trip. Outside of the games, the boys got chance to explore, including a tour of Real Madrid's iconic stadium, Santiago Bernabeu.
Girls ECNL Showcase
Both the GU-13 and GU-14 ECNL teams competed in the fall ECNL Showcase down in Davis, CA. GU-14 completed a clean sweep, finishing 3-0-0, while the GU-13 went 2-1-0 after unfairly losing a close one, 1-0. Both teams played some great soccer, earning positive results, while enjoying the sun both on and off the field.
West Region Academy Showcase
The BU-13 ECNL team had similar success at the US Soccer Development Academy West Region Showcase in Orange County. The boys had a perfect 4-0-0 record, including 11 goals scored and only one goal against.
NCAA Participants
At Crossfire, we don't just care about the success of our current players, we also keep an eye out to all our alumni! This year, we had 43 former Crossfire players participate in the NCAA tournament for their college team. For boys in Division 1, 2 and 3, there were 16, 1 and 2 players, respectively. For the women in division 1, 2 and 3, there were 18, 2 and 3 players, respectively. We also had one player in the NAIA championships.
College Commitments
Hoping to improve that tally next year, we already have so many commits to play college soccer next year. All players committed thus far are mentioned below!
Team Achievements
Congratulations to all of our teams on their latest victories- keep it going!
 
Developmental Academy Cup
  • Group winners: B-U15, B-U17 & B-U19

Las Vegas Mayors Cup
  • B-06C

Davis ECNL Showcase
  • G-U13 ECNL 3-0-0
  • G-U14 ECNL 2-1-0

DA West Region Showcase
  • B-U13 ECNL 4-0-0

PAC 12 Men's Champions
  • University of Washington (6 Crossfire starters)

Girls High School State Cup
  • Lake Washington (7 Crossfire starters)
Individual Achievements
In the college honors department, UW's Ethan Bartlow and Christian Soto both picked up postseason awards. Bartlow was named Pac-12 Defender of the Year and all Pac-12 first team. Soto was an honorable mention all Pac-12 selection. Simon LeKressner, UC Berkeley, was named PAC-12 Scholar Athlete of the year. Karli White, WWU, was named conference player of the year. Finally, Kelsey Turnbow, Santa Clara, was first team all-West Coast Conference.
College commitments thus far from our Seniors: Sally Menti & Kylie Foutch- Santa Clara, Zoe Burns- USC, Sophia Green- University of Nebraska Omaha, Charley Boone & Kate Doyle- Gonzaga, Nate Jones- UW, Campbell Neste- Western Oregon, Paige Satterlee- University of New Mexico, Cece Maloof- Pepperdine University, Jennifer Estes- Princeton University, Maronne Suzuki- University of San Diego and Brooke Schultz- University of Oregon.
Lake Washington High School (LWHS) women's soccer team recently won the Washington 3A High School State Championship. LWHS had 7 Crossfire players lead them to victory. Savannah Walenczak, Ellie Pederson, Jennifer Estes (KingCo Player of the Year), Waverly Barbes, Abby Nikfard, Caroline Maloof & Kylie Jones all featured.
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Trips

With springtime right around the corner, over twelve Crossfire teams will prepare to travel overseas to play in tournaments, showcases and tours, competing with some of the best clubs in Europe. More details in the next Newsletter!

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