September 21, 2000
The Orange Coast United Rush girls under 12 soccer team, currently ranked No. 2 by a national service in both Far West and Cal South Regions, defeated the Newport Beach Slammers, 2-1, in Coast Soccer League action on Saturday. Robin Ibbetson scored both goals for the Rush, with both assists coming from Courtney Anderson. The OCU Rush has won 23 of its past 26 games played this summer, while outscoring the opposition, 67-10. Strong defense was turned in by Amanda Shaw, Brittany Koster, Jennifer Powell, Sasha Key, Chelsea Wisdom, Tori Rocke and Elyse Van Leer.
October 13, 2009
The tide was high Saturday morning (October 10) at Newport Coast Elementary, as the B10 Newport Mesa Soccer Club's Waves soaked the Slammers 3 to 1. NMSC's speedy forwards (Chase Munger, Jesse Camano, Lucas Roland, and Nathan Neglia) were too much to handle. Defensively, the Waves stingy back line consisting of Evan Osterberg, Nicholas Gilbert, Michael Morsey, and Josh Kim, only allowed one shot to trickle in. The Waves field general and goalkeeper John Olmstead, was only tested a few times, but his highlight reel saves were inspirational.
October 15, 2003
50, Costa Mesa ... Local attorney and tournament director of the Daily Pilot Cup, a five-day soccer showdown that attracted 1,800 kids this year and teams from almost every school in the Newport-Mesa area ... This year going to create two tiers of competition to eliminate lopsided games ... Married to Suzanne for 26 years ... Father of five daughters, two in college, one graduated in March ... Says he'll have a kid in...
June 25, 2003
On the heels of gaining "gold team" status for next year, the Orange Coast United's Newport Beach Rush under-11 girls soccer team won the Whittier Tournament on Sunday. The girls outscored their four opponents, 21-1, in winning all four games. The Rush, the only girls under-11 team from Newport Beach or Costa Mesa that will compete in the Coast Soccer League's gold club bracket, join seven other Southland teams . OCU Rush formed four years ago because families wanted a more-advanced level of soccer for their children without the pressure to succeed as can happen in other club soccer organizations.
December 9, 2000
The Slammers, a Newport Beach-based girls under 12 club soccer team, won the 2000 Coast Soccer League championship with a 2-0 win over the Orange Coast United Rush. After losing 2-1 to the Rush earlier in the season, the Slammers jumped ahead early, scoring two goals in the first 10 minutes. Megan Jesolva scored the opening goal off an assist from Christina Murillo, while the second goal was put in by Kim Mercurio minutes later. The Slammers dominated the midfield with Lauren Hernandez, Leslie Grandy and Sarah Naley running the middle.
January 30, 2002
The Newport Beach Slammers boys under-11 Gold soccer team defeated CFC Italia of Cypress, 2-1, to win the Coast Soccer League championship. The Slammers earned the League Cup out of 68 club soccer teams in Southern California and will advance to the State Cup championships next month in San Bernardino. In girls under-10 action: The Newport Beach Slammers won their third tournament of the season by taking top honors at the Orange Coast United Invitational in Costa Mesa.
October 18, 2000
COSTA MESA - The Orange Coast United Rush girls under 12 club soccer team defeated Los Gauchos of Redlands, 5-0, Saturday, to finish the first half of the Coast Soccer League season in first place. Cindy Mendoza scored two goals for the Rush, while Robin Ibbetson, Courtney Anderson and Brittany Koster each added single goals. Goalkeeper Tori Rocke was strong in goal to preserve the shutout, while solid defense was turned in by Amanda Shaw, Elyse VanLeer, Jennifer Powell, Amy Staudinger, Jaque Anderson, Samantha Castillo, Sasha Key and Brianna Baker.
July 20, 2003
The Newport-Mesa Breakers, a club soccer team made up of girls from Costa Mesa and Newport Beach ages 8-9, won the Wolfpack Invitational -- their second straight tournament victory -- July 12-13 in Fountain Valley. The Breakers went 4-0 in the tournament, including a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over the Infinity Soccer Club in the opener. Heather Flores scored in the first half to tie the game, 1-1, and Courtney McIntosh added the game-winner late in the second half.
November 26, 2005
WATER POLO GIRLS UNDER 12 The Newport Harbor Polo Club finished in second place at the Southern Pacific Assn. Water Polo tournament in Irvine. Members of the team include: Sam Archie, Catherine Carpenter, Ashley Erickson, Maddy Mclaren, Presley Pender, Zoe Sanglerat, Mary-Rose White, Sara Wilkey and Alys Williams. SOCCER COAST SOCCER LEAGUE BOYS UNDER 12 The Newport Beach Slammers won their division with a win over the Irvine Lasers. Members of the team include: Greg Allen, Kevin Caskey, Michael Chislock, Connor Cruise, Joe Cvrtelic, Connor Gaal, Grant Garrett, Alec Kotero, Jack McBean, Andrew McCormick, Ethan Morrow, Timmy Root, Jed Thayer, Alex Turney and Chip Zucker.
November 13, 1999
Tony Altobelli NEWPORT BEACH - The Slammers, a Newport Beach-based boys-under-11 soccer club has been chosen as the only school in the United States to compete in France in an international youth soccer tournament in June. "The French Soccer Network wanted our country to send kids to represent the United States and to expose them to what soccer in Europe is really all about." Slammers Manager Rachel Gunther said. "At that level, it's a pretty even playing field against the Europeans.