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SC Surf Girls Team Wins Pateadores Cup

The San Clemente Surf girls 2003 team placed first in the G’03 Mercurial Division at the Pateadores Cup on July 24 in dramatic fashion. The local club defeated Pateadores LA in a penalty kick shootout, 5-4, to claim the championship.

The tournament was held throughout Southern California over a two-day stretch. San Clemente Surf defeated FC Golden State, Mission Viejo Pateadores and the Rancho Santa Margarita Pateadores to reach the finals.

The San Clemente Surf team includes: Natalia Almazan, Jiselle Banuelos, Grace Cason, Bridget Garner, Madison Gonzales, Mara Herrbach, Madelyn Kenney, Cecily Mitzev, McKenna Nelson, Madelyn Poole, Aviana Reynard, Katrina Shoga, Ava Sinacori, Gracie Sinclair, Julia Tanner, Kinsie Kellerman and Emily Schad. The team is coached by Horacio Almazan.

CFA Beach Soccer Team Places First in Huntington Beach

The California Football Academy’s G’01 team bested the field at the Copa Cabana Beach Soccer Tournament in Huntington Beach on July 31.

The team, which draws players from San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano, scored 28 goals in four games to win its division at the tournament.

The team includes: Isabelle Peloso, Paige Campbell, Brianna Mendosa, Dafne Saldivar, Charlotte Jones, Anabel Caudillo, Caitlyn King, Gianna Garrido, Hadley Thorsell, Alyssa Smith and Lucy Terry. The team is coached by Paul Caligiuri.

Shootout For Soldiers Coming to Dana Hills High School

The California stop of the Shootout for Soldiers charity lacrosse exhibition will be held at Dana Hills High School from August 6-7.

The event, which aims to use the sport of lacrosse to engage communities across the nation with local military veterans, is a day-long, continuous lacrosse game that features dozens of local teams. Shootout for Soldiers has become famous for providing teams the chance to compete in one of 24 one-hour games.

One of the highlights of last year’s Shootout for Soldiers event in Dana Point was a game between active-duty soldiers and veterans. The event raised $23,975, which was added to the program’s nationwide total of $408,931 raised in 2015.

Proceeds raised at the event will directly benefit Shootout for Soldiers’ four national charities as well as two California-based charities, the United States Veterans Initiative and Team Rubicon.

For more information on the event, visit

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