Carrillo to benefit most from Freeze’s success

Of the three Santa Rosa United girls teams involved in championship matches on Saturday, the U13 SRU Freeze might be the most interesting and certainly the most pertinent to next fall’s high school season.

And the biggest beneficiary of the Freeze’s success?

Yep, Maria Carrillo High.

Following are the Freeze players and their probable high school destinations:

Claire Howard – Maria Carrillo

Maddy Gonzalez – MCHS

Brianne Parsons — MCHS

Alison King — MCHS

Bria Varnbuhler — MCHS

Sydney Rickert — MCHS

Faith Diaz — MCHS

Brooke Dunbar — MCHS

Samantha Zepponi — Analy

Izabelle Lilly — Analy

Megan Bertolone — Cardinal Newman

Amara Ortiz — Cardinal Newman

Chloe Colbert — CN or Montgomery

Megan Moore — CN or MCHS

Savannah Stoughton — Sonoma Academy or St. Vincent’s

There are plenty of reasons why the above players will excel at the high school, and here are a few of them:

Overall Record this season: 35-8-6.

Tournaments attended: US Regionals, Surf Cup (SoCal), Mustang Winter Turf, Mustang Stampede, Davis Showcase, Placer Invitational, Santa Cruz, Slammers Invitational (SoCal).

In the two major tournaments they played in in SoCal this year they were 4-0-3

First round of State Cup was at Morgan Hill (Jan. 22-23), Freeze drew the reigning state champions (Santa Clara Sporting Green) in the first game of the first round and won, 2-0.

Second game Freeze defeated Burlingame, 9-1.

Third game in the first round (Jan. 23) Freeze beat Santa Clara Sporting White, 1-0.

Quarterfinals (Feb. 5) Freeze beat Fresno Metro, 9-0

Semifinals (Feb. 6) Freeze downed Orchard Valley Heat in five penalty kicks.

And – FYI – Danville Mustang, Freeze opponent in Saturday’s finale also went to PKs in their semifinal against Modesto before winning on the seventh PK.

And … don’t overlook the coaching they have received from Ursuline (soon to be Cardinal Newman) head coach John Gilson.