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Youth Girls May 29, 2020

The St. James FC Virginia celebrates 26 seniors moving on to play college soccer

The St. James FC Virginia, an elite youth soccer program geared towards girls and boys U-9 through U-19, has announced that 26 of their student-athletes will be going on to play college soccer in Fall 2020.

Like many clubs around the country, TSJ FC Virginia has been honoring its graduates virtually, in order to maintain social distancing guidelines. As players faced the negative effects of COVID-19 lockdowns at home, especially for those who have dedicated themselves to the sport, TSJ FC Virginia worked to ensure that their players would not succumb to the challenges of quarantine.

Emphasizing the well-being of players, TSJ FC Virginia teams were able to keep up with online tools to complete assigned workouts, time trials, game scenario questionnaires via SportsLab360, tactics analysis programs on YouTube, and other activities that brought a sense of community off the field.

In addition to at-home programming, TSJ FC Virginia players were able to interact with college scouts through the efforts of the coaches, who developed a virtual scouting program.

Girls Academy Director Bobby Puppione stated: “This class not only represents talented players on the field, but first class women and men off the field; and we are looking forward to following their journey at the next level.” With places secured at the University of Virginia, College of William and Mary, Virginia Tech, Duke and Wake Forest, TSJ FC Virginia is proud to be developing athletes that are able to face adversity head on.”

See below for a full listing of TSJ FC Virginia’s 26 seniors moving on to play at the college level:

Name Team at TSJ FC Virginia College
Brianna Arevalo U19 United Girls
Marymount University
Kassidy Borden U19 Academy Girls
United States Naval Academy
Christopher Chaplin U19 Boys
Shenandoah University
Allison Embroski U19 Academy Girls
University of Chicago
Vinay Gadde U19 Boys
Concord University
Schae Groton U19 United Girls
Fordham University
Molly Grubbs U19 United Girls
Bridgewater College
Jasmine Hamid U19 Academy Girls
George Mason University
Victoria (Dori) Haugen U19 Academy Girls
Virginia Tech Unviersity
Jaylin Hunt U19 United Girls
Point Park University
Hassan Kanu U19 Boys
Shenandoah University
Brooke Kirstein U19 United Girls
Duquesne University
Abigail Little U19 United Girls
University of Lynchburg
Ashleigh Lockard U19 United Girls
Virginia Wesleyan University
Riley McCarthy U19 Academy Girls
Virginia Tech University
Carrie McIntire U19 Academy Girls
Wake Forest University
Riley Melendez U19 Academy Girls
Towson University
Olivia Migli U19 Academy Girls Duke University
Bunny Nazari U19 Academy Girls
College of Charleston
Victoria (Tori) Powell U19 Academy Girls
Virginia Tech University
Katie Saunders U19 Academy Girls
George Mason University
Nicole Sellers U19 Academy Girls
College of William & Mary
Lauren Teuschl U19 Academy Girls
University of Pennsylvania
Alexis Theoret U19 Academy Girls
University of Virginia
Ellis Wheeler U19 Academy Girls
Penn State University
Kenna Zier U19 Academy Girls
College of William & Mary