US Soccer Development Academy

Winter Showcase

Lakewood Ranch, Florida

December 5th-9th, 2018

Solar U15’s put on a spectacular display of skill and style of play that epitomizes the Solar Way. With calculated build-ups, hard nose defending and total team efforts the team went 3 – 0 playing some of the nations top teams scoring 13 goals and conceding only 2. One of the highlights of the week was an impressive 4-0 shutout victory over the #2 ranked team in the country Cincinnati Development Academy.


Solar U16’s showed the tremendous amount of depth in quality that Solar possesses.  Being one of only a few clubs able to produce a team in the U16 DA pilot division the girls showed a great work ethic and competitive spirit fighting to an impressive 2-1 overall record over the week. With victories over 2 strong California teams the girls have shown their continued growth and progress as they only continue to improve.


Solar U17’s Another incredible performance at the USSF GDA Winter Showcase by our #1 ranked by TopDrawer/IMG and USSF DA U17 GDA team, as they consecutively beat NY City FC, Legends and Beach FC scoring 16 goals while conceding only 2. GDA u16/17 National Standings has an undefeated record of 14-0-1. The team’s statistical numbers are outstanding scoring 86 goals on the year, while allowing 10.

Solar u17’s is captained by Lola Stanley and Hannah Waesch and their success is anchored by a championship defense led by Hannah Wrigley in goal with Lauren Lapomarda, Emily Jane Cox, Morgan Pace, Macy Blackburn, and Gessica Skorka representing the backline. The dynamic midfield play consists of Hannah, Leah Chancey, Jenna Bartels, Lola, Juliet Moore and Quinn Cornog. Solar is led in scoring by Alexis Missimo with 25 goals, Makhiya McDonald with 22 goals, and Trinity Byars with 12, as Missimo leads the team with 19 assists. Again, congratulations to these talented student/athletes for a great fall season.


Solar U19’s were decimated with injury and players out on National team duty and still showed their quality with a 1-1-1 record on the week.  A dominant performance in their opening match saw the girls to a 4-1 victory. On match day 2 the girls showed their perseverance coming back from a 1-0 deficit to take a 2-1 lead. It took a late 89thminute goal to bring the game back even at 2-2 for the teams to share the points. It took yet another late injury time goal to get the better of the girls on match day 3. They showed the Solar spirit and fight in each game fighting with a short roster and doing the club proud with all of their efforts.