Pleasanton Weekly

Sports - August 26, 2011

RAGE players recognized at Denver event

Names posted on Nike 'Wall of Fame'

by Jeb Bing

Pleasanton RAGE soccer players were recognized for star performances at the recent Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) event national championships in Denver.

The players were awarded all-event recognition, including having their photos taken for the league's postings and their names listed on the "Nike All-Event Wall of Fame."

Those at the event representing the RAGE were Alexandra (Lexi) Nicholas, who plays on the Under 15 team, for goalkeeping in the Fall National Showcase in Temecula; Haley Chow, also a U-15 player, a defender for the National Showcase in San Antonio ECNL event; Nicole Heller, U16, a midfielder; and Gabriella Strange, U17, a forward, in the Temecula competition.

Pleasanton Rage Premier teams from U15-U18 compete in the ECNL, which is a national youth soccer league founded in 2009 for U-15 through U-18 girls' teams. Its purpose is to provide a high level of competition and a developmental environment for American female youth soccer players.

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