Two-time National Champions: Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks GU17 Elite

lifting the trophy 7.27.13Friends, families, coaches and other supporters all turned out at the airport recently to greet the Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks GU17 Elite soccer team members as they returned victorious from the 2014 U.S. Youth National Championships in Germantown, Md. The team, coached by Felicia Kappes, also won the national championship last year.

Here is the team roster. Asterisks indicate graduating seniors and their chosen universities:

*Jennifer Ballez (Pt. Loma Nazarene)

*Mari Briggs (Cal Poly SLO)

*Rachel Carroll (Utah State)

Crystal Cordova ( NC State)

Julianne M De Armas (University of San Diego)

*Dominique DeCoy (Cal State Fullerton)

Brooklyn Gonzalez (Fordham)

*Hailey Harbison (Pepperdine)

Hannah Keogh (NC State)

Franzisca Komar

Shelby Lee (UC Irvine)

Melissa Lowder (Santa Clara)

Kirsten McBeain (Mercer University)

*Angelina Meriwether (University of Nevada, Reno)

Gianna Montini (Auburn)

Natalie Saddic (UC Davis)

Jordan Sanders (Long Beach State)

Samantha Staab (Clemson)

Sydney Wootten (NC State)