College/Junior college soccer 2007

This will be your source for college and junior college soccer news involving local athletes at schools around the country for the 2007 season.
Throughout the season notes on local players, as their seasons progress, will appear here.
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Your attendance at local games, your comments here and your love of the beautiful game are encouraged as we progress through the season.


Posted Sept. 7

– Cardinal Newman grad Frank Piasta, a junior, started and played the entire game Friday night for Yale in the Bulldogs’ 3-1 loss to No. 10-ranked Northwestern at New Haven, Conn. Piasta almost scored a goal in the right corner but his shot was stopped by the Wildcats’ goalie on a diving effort. It was Yale’s opening game of the season.

Posted Sept. 4

– Goalie Sarah Peters, a Petaluma High product, was named the Big West Player of the Week last week after posting a pair of shutouts (both 1-0) for UC Davis against Kent State and Fresno State.
She saved five shots in last Friday’s win over Kent State and turned away 11 Bulldog shots on goal in Sunday’s victory. The Aggies won Sunday’s game in OT, in the 97th minute.

Posted Aug. 24

– UC Davis women’s team beat Cal, 1-0, in an exhibition match today. The teams featured several local players: UC Davis – Stephanie Schmidt (SRHS ’05); Sarah Peters (Petaluma ’06); Shawna Kelley (Rancho Cotate ’07).Cal – Gina Pellegrini (SRHS ’06) and Natasha Richardson (Ursuline ’07).

Posted Aug. 23

Sigler suffered a devastating injury late last week when he broke his right foot in a scrimmage game. He is currently undergoing tests to determine the extent of the injury and Cal Poly will determine if he will be red-shirted this season, his freshman year.

– At Dominican U., the Penguins have four Sonoma County players on the roster – Ryan Vella (’07 Piner), Derrick Wilkinson (’07 Cardinal Newman), Tim Pinella (’07 Maria Carrillo) and Alec Ziegler (’07 Montgomery). Ziegler is suffering from a leg injury and isn’t expected to play for another week, the other three have been starting through three exhibition games. DU plays their first regular season game Saturday at San Francisco State.

Posted Aug. 21

– Cardinal Newman grad Pat Sigler (’07) is a freshman defender at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and has been named to the “100 Freshmen to Keep An Eye On” list by the College Soccer News.
– Anderson Valley grad (’06) Devin Collins has transferred to SRJC. Collins, a forward, was the leading scorer a year ago as a freshman at Dominican University in San Rafael.
Taylor Amman (Santa Rosa High ’07) traveled and played in Spain this past summer. Amman, a midfielder, tore his meniscus, but he is on the mend and on the Stanford roster.