Homestate Heroes (updated 12/4/09)

The rosters for the four remaining teams in the 2009 NCAAs include players from 29 home states, plus Washington D.C., three Canadian provinces, England and France (quarterfinal team breakdowns also included below, along with several new categories and notes) ...

Home States for Players from 2009 Semifinalist Teams

36 – California  (UCLA 15, Stanford 14, Notre Dame 4, UNC 3)

10 – Texas  (Notre Dame 6, UNC 2, Stanford 1, UCLA 1)

6 – Illinois  (Notre Dame 4, North Carolina 1, Stanford 1)
6 – North Carolina  (North Carolina 6) 

4 – Arizona (1 each from UNC, Notre Dame, Stanford & UCLA)
4 – Indiana (Notre Dame 2; 1 each from Stanford and UCLA)
4 – New Jersey (North Carolina 2, Notre Dame 1, Stanford 1)
4 – Ohio (North Carolina 2, Notre Dame 2) 

3 – Alberta (1 each for North Carolina, Notre Dame and UCLA)
3 – Florida (North Carolina 2, Notre Dame 1)
3 – New York (North Carolina 2, Notre Dame 1
3 – Washington (UCLA 2, Stanford 1)

2 – Colorado (UNC, UCLA) .... Iowa (UCLA) ... Maryland (Stanford 1, UCLA 1) ... Massachusetts (UNC) ... Missouri (ND) ... Nevada (UNC, UCLA) ... Oregon (Stanford) ... Pennsylvania (UNC) 

1 – Alabama (UNC) ... British Columbia (UCLA) ... Connecticut (ND) ... England (UNC) ... Georgia (STAN) ... Hawaii (UCLA) ... Kansas (ND) ... Kentucky (ND) ... Mississippi (UNC) ... Nebraska (ND) ... New Hampshire (STAN) ... Ontario (UCLA) ... Virginia (STAN) ... Washington, D.C (STAN)

Home States for Players from 2009 Quarterfinalist Teams

43 – California (UCLA 15, Stanford 14, Notre Dame 4, Portland 4, UNC 3, BC 2, Wake 1)

15 – North Carolina (Wake Forest 9, North Carolina 6)

14 – Florida (Florida State 11, Wake Forest 3, North Carolina 2, Notre Dame 1)

13 – Texas (ND 6, UNC 2, Wake Forest 2, Portland 1, Stanford 1, UCLA 1)

11 – New York (Boston College 8, North Carolina 2, Notre Dame 1)

9 – Illinois (Notre Dame 4, Florida State 3, North Carolina 1, Stanford 1)

8 – Massachusetts (Boston College 5, North Carolina 2, Wake Forest 1)

7 – New Jersey (Boston College 2, North Carolina 2, Notre Dame 1, Stanford 1, Wake 1)

6 – Arizona (1 each from Boston College, UNC, Notre Dame, Portland, Stanford & UCLA)

6 – Ohio (North Carolina 2, Notre Dame 2, Florida State 1, Wake Forest 1) 

6 – Oregon (Portland 4, Stanford 2)  

6 – Washington (Portland 3; 1 each from Florida State 1, Stanford 1, UCLA 1)

5 – Colorado (Portland 3, North Carolina 1, UCLA 1)

5 – Indiana (ND 2; 1 each from Boston College, Stanford and UCLA)

5 – Maryland (1 each for Boston College, Florida State, Stanford, UCLA and Wake)

4 – Pennsylvania (Wake Forest 2, Florida State 1, North Carolina 1)

3 – Alberta (1 each for North Carolina, Notre Dame and UCLA)

3 – Connecticut (Boston College 2, Notre Dame 1)

3 – Georgia (1 each from Portland, Stanford and Wake Forest)

3 – Utah (Portland)

3 – Virginia (1 each for Florida State, Stanford and Wake Forest)

2 – British Columbia (Portland, UCLA), Iowa (UCLA) Kentucky (ND, WFU), Missouri (ND) and Nevada (UNC, UCLA) 

1 – Alabama (UNC), England (UNC), France (FSU), Hawaii (UCLA), Idaho (PORT), Kansas (ND), Manitoba (FSU), Mississippi (UNC), Nebraska (ND), New Hampshire (STAN), Ontario (UCLA) and Washington, D.C (STAN)

CALIFORNIA GIRLS – The 36 California natives from the semifinal teams include players from 31 hometowns (three from San Diego; two each from Danville, Oakland and Rolling Hills Estates) ... they are products of 22 different primary club programs, most notably the Pleasanton Rage (5 players), Slammers FC (5), the San Diego Surf (3) and the MVLA Mercury (3) ... there also are three players (one from Nevada) who played for the SoCal Blues ... two high schools – Mater Dei and St. Mary's – are repeated among these 36 players ... see lists below for the names of players for each hometown/club (note that club listing refers to most recent and/or prominent)

California Hometowns and High Schools (semifinalist teams)

Acampo – UCLA sr. D Dea Cook (St. Mary's HS)

Anaheim – UCLA fr. M/D Sierra Mack (Fullerton HS)

Atwater – Stanford fr. G Aly Gleason (Buhach Colony)

Carlsbad – Stanford jr. M Allison McCann (La Costa Canyon HS)

Danville – UNC so. F Courtney Jones (Monte Vista HS) ... ND so. F Jennifer Nordine (San Ramon Valley HS)

Diamond Springs – Stanford sr. D Alicia Jenkins (Union Mine HS)

Encintas – UNC sr. M Ali Hawkins (La Jolla Country Day HS)

Huntington Beach – UCLA jr. F Liz Zadro (Mater Dei HS)

Ladera Ranch – ND fr. M Lindsay Brown (Mater Dei HS)

Los Altos – Stanford so. F Lindsay Taylor (Castilleja HS)

Los Gatos – Stanford fr. G Lindsay Dickerson (St. Francis HS)

Manteca – Stanford sr. D Katie Riley (St. Mary's HS)

Mission Viejo – UCLA sr. F Kristina Larsen (Mission Viejo HS)

Newport Coast – Stanford so. D/M Camille Levin (Tarbut V' Torah HS)

Oakland – UCLA fr. M/F Ahsha Smith (Skyline HS) & jr. F Iman Bearde (Bishop O'Dowd)

Orinda – UCLA so. M/D Summer Williams (Miramonte HS)

Pacific Palisades – Stanford sr. D Ali Riley (Harvard-Westlake HS)

Palo Alto – Stanford so. M Teresa Noyola (Palo Alto HS)

Palos Verdes Estates – Stanford jr. F Christen Press (Chadwick HS)

Pleasanton – UCLA fr. D Sophie Metz (Foothill HS)

Rancho Santa Margarita – UCLA jr. M Kylie Wright (Tesoro HS)

Redwood City – UCLA so. G Yiana Dimmitt (Woodside HS)

Rolling Hills Estates – UCLA sr. D Jenna Belcher (Palos Verdes Peninsula HS) ... UNC sr. D Whitney Engen (Palos Verdes Peninsula HS)

San Diego – UCLA fr. D Courtney Lovelace (Westview HS) ... ND sr. G Kelsey Lysander (Rancho Bernardo HS) ... Stanford so. F/M Katie Finley (Francis Parker School) 

San Francisco – Stanford fr. M Nina Watkins (University HS)

San Jose – ND fr. G Madeline Fox (Leigh HS)

Santa Rosa – UCLA jr. M Elise Britt (Montgomery HS)

Upland – UCLA jr. D/M Lauren Barnes (Upland HS) 

Ventura – UCLA so. D Amelia Mathis (Beuna HS)

Westminster – Stanford fr. M Mariah Nogueira (Marina HS)

Winnetka – Stanford so. M/D Lindsey Forte (El Camino Real HS)

California Club Affiliations

Arsenal FC – UCLA's Lauren Barnes

California Cougars – UCLA's Dea Cook ... Stanford's Katie Riley

California Northstars – UCLA's Iman Bearde

Camarillo Eagles – Stanford's Lindsey Forte

Cypress FC – UCLA's Liz Zadro

DeAnza Force – Stanford's Lindsay Dickerson

Eagles SC – UCLA's Amelia Mathis

Irvine Strikers – UCLA's Sierra Mack

Laguna Hills Eclipse – UCLA's Jenna Belcher

Mustang Fury – UNC's Courtney Jones ... UCLA's Summer Williams

MVLA Mercury – UCLA's Yiana Dimmit ... Stanford's Teresa Noyola and Lindsay Taylor

Pleasanton Rage – UCLA's Ahsha Smith and Sophie Metz ... Stanford's Alicia Jenkins and Nina Watkins ... ND's Maddie Fox

San Diego Surf – UCLA's Courtney Lovelace ... Stanford's Katie Finley and Allison McCann ... UNC's Ali Hawkins ... ND's Kelsey Lysander

San Juan – Stanford's Aly Gleason

San Ramon FC – ND's Jennifer Nordine

Santa Rosa United – UCLA's Elise Britt

Slammers FC – UNC's Whitney Engen ... Stanford's Camille Levin, Mariah Nogueira and Christen Press ... ND's Lindsay Brown

SoCal United – Stanford's Ali Riley

Southern California Blues – UCLA's Kristina Larsen and Kylie Wright
note: UCLA fr. M Zakiya Bywaters (Las Vegas, NV) also played for SoCal Blues

MOST COMMON – Here's a look at the hometowns, club teams and high schools that appear multiple times among the semifinalist team osters:


3 – Calgary, Alberta ... San Diego, CA 

2 – Danville, CA ... Oakland, CA ... Rolling Hills Estates, CA ... Naperville, IL ... Indianapolis, IN ... Wellesley, MA ... Parsippany, NJ ... Plano, TX


10 – Dallas Texans (TX)

5 – Pleasanton Rage (CA) ... Slammers FC (CA)

4 – Carmel United (IN) ... Eclipse Select (IL) ... Sereno Eagles (AZ)

3 – MVL Mercury (CA) ... San Diego Surf (3) ... Southern California Blues (3)

2 – Calgary Foothills Colts (ALB) ... California Cougars (CA) ... Mustang Fury (CA) ... Boston Renegades (MA) ... CASL Spartan Elite (NC) ... Greensboro Twisters (NC) ... Arsenal World Class (NJ) ... Parsippany Mischief (NJ) ... Ohio Internationals (OH)

2 – Chapparal (AZ) ... Mater Dei (CA) ... St. Mary's (CA) ... Neuqua Valley (IL) ... 
Wellesley (MA) ... Plano West (TX)

NOTEWORTHY MATCHUPS – When looking at players with common soccer resumes (hometown/HS/club), there are two noteworthy semifinal subplots ... five different ND starters (Henderson, Knaack, Barg, Schuveiller and Ford; see below) are products of the Dallas Texans club program (as is UNC senior right back Kristi Eveland) – while two other Texans products (UCLA senior Lauren Wilmoth and Stanford freshman Alina Garciamendez) willl look to help their team's defensive cause i the other semifinal ... also of note, both of the goalkepers in semifinal #1 – Stanford jr. Kira Maker (Potomac/Wootton HS/Bethesda Extreme) and UCLA jr./RS-so. Chante Sandiford (Owings/McDonough HS/Bethesda Rapids)) are from the state of Maryland and played for rival clubs.

LONE-STAR STATERS – All 10 of the players listed below are products of the elite Dallas Texans club programs (ND's Melissa HendersonCourtney Barg and Jessica Schuveiller followed their former Texans coach Kenny Medina to the Sting Dallas in 2007) ... Barg and Schuveiller both grew up in Plano and attended Plano West), while Henderson and UCLA's Lauren Wilmoth both are from Garland (different high schools) ... 

Texas Hometowns and High Schools
Arlington – ND jr. F Taylor Knaack (Martin HS)
Fairview – Stanford fr. D Alina Garciamendez (Fairview; Ursuline Academy)
Garland – ND so. F Melissa Henderson (Berkner), UCLA sr. D Lauren Wilmoth (Garland)
Highland Village – ND fr. D Jazmin Hall (Marcus HS)
Mesquite – UNC sr. M Nikki Washington (Spring Creek Academy)
Midland – ND sr. D Haley Ford (Midland HS)
Plano – ND so. M Courtney Barg  and so. D Jessica Schuveiller (both Plano West HS)
Southlake – UNC sr. D Kristi Eveland (Carroll HS)

Illinois Hometowns and High Schools

Naperville – ND sr. M Amanda Clark, ND sr. F Michele Weissenhofer (Neuqua Valley HS)
Hinsdale – ND jr. F Erica Iantorno (Hinsdale HS)
St. Charles – ND so. D Ellen Bartindale (St. Charles HS) 
Elk Grove Village – UNC jr. F Katie Klimczak (Elk Grove Village HS)

Illinois Club Affiliations
Eclipse Select – Amanda Clark, Michele Weissenhofer, Erica Iantorno 
Fox Valley Strikers – Ellen Bartindale 
KUFC Premier – Katie Klimczak
Note: UCLA fr. M Chelsea Cline (Des Moines, Iowa) also played for Eclipse Select)  

North Carolina Hometowns, High Schools & Clubs (all from UNC)
fr. F Megan Brigman (Laurinburg; Scotland HS; Charlotte SC)
fr. M Kim Currie (Lumberton; Lumberton HS; CASL Spartan Elite)
so. M Maria Lubrano (High Point; Wesleyan Christian Academy; Greensboro Twisters)
jr. D Katie Lutz (Waxhaw; Weddington HS; ; Greensboro Twisters)
sr. F Casey Nogueira (Raleigh; Broughton HS; CASL Spartan Elite
sr. F Sterling Smith (Chapel Hill; East Chapel Hill HS; PTCYSA Lazers)
Notes: Nogueira and Currie both are products of CASL Spartan Elite ... Lubrano and Lutz from the Greensboro Twisters

Arizona Hometowns, High Schools & Clubs  
ND so. D Haley Chamberlain (Chandler; Xavier Prep; Sereno Eagles)
Stanford fr. F Marjani Hing-Glover (Scottsdale; Chapparal HS; Sereno Eagles)
UNC jr. F Jessica McDonald (Glendale; Cactus HS; Sereno Eagles)
UCLA jr. M/D Dana Wall (Scottsdale; Chaparral HS; Sereno Eagles)
Notes: all four players are products of the Sereno Eagles club ... McDonald and Hing-Glover both attended Chapparal HS


Indiana Hometowns, High Schools & Clubs 
UCLA sr. F/M Lauren Cheney (Indianapolis; Ben Davis HS; Carmel United Heat)
Stanford jr. M Morgan Redman (Indianapolis; North Central HS; Carmel United Crossfire)
ND jr. D Julie Scheidler (Indianapolis, Bishop Chatard HS; Carmel United Crossfire)
ND sr. D Rachel VanderGenutgen (Scherville; Lake Central HS; Carmel United Cyclones)
Notes: Cheney and Redman both hail from Indy; all four players are products of the Carmel United, which used different nicknames for specific age groups –  Redman and Scheidler both played for the C-United Crossfire)

New Jersey Hometowns, High Schools & Clubs 
ND sr. M Micaela Alvarez (Parsippany; Peddie HS; Parsippany Mischief)
Stanford so. M Shira Averbuch (Upper Montclair; Montclair; Arsenal World Class)
UNC so. F Brittany Bartok  (Parsippany; Pingry HS; Parsippany Mischief)
UNC sr. M Tobin Heath (Basking Ridge; Ridge HS; PDA Wildcats)
Notes: Alvarez and Bartok both hail from Parsippany and played for Parsippany Mischief ... UNC fr. M/D Amber Brooks (New Hope, Pa.) also played for Arsenal World Class (as did Stanford's Averbuch)
Ohio Hometowns, High Schools & Clubs 
ND jr. M Rose Augustin (Silver Lake; Walsh Jesuit HS; Ohio Internationals)
Erin Mikula (New Richmond; New Richmond HS; Hammer FC)
Alyssa Rich (Cincinnati; Milford HS; Ohio Elite Soccer academy)
ND sr. M Courtney Rosen (Brecksville; Hathaway Brown HS, Ohio Internationals)
Notes: Rosen and Augustin both played for Ohio Internationals

Alberta Hometowns, High Schools & Clubs 
ND fr. F Tereza Stastny (Calgary; Bishop Carroll HS; Calgary Foothills Colts)
UNC fr. M Ranee Premji (Calgary; Edge School; Calgary Callies)
UCLA so. D Robyn Dutton (Calgary; Western Canada HS; Calgary Foothills Colts)
Notes: all three hail from Calgary ... Stastny and Dutton both played for the CF Colts

Florida Hometowns, High Schools & Clubs 
ND fr. F Leah Fisher (Palm Harbor; East Lake HS; Clearwater Soccer Club)
UNC sr.G Ashlyn Harris (Satellite Beach; Satellite HS; Seminole Ice)
UNC jr. G Amanda Tucker (Seminole; Seminole HS; Clearwater Chargers)

New York Hometowns, High Schools & Clubs 
UNC sr. F/M Caroline Boneparth (Lawrence; Woodmere Academy; E. Meadow ISA Magic)
UNC sr. F Ashley Moore (Clifton Park; Shenendehowa HS; Empire Alleycats)
ND jr. D Stephanie Sohn (Ronkonkoma; Sachem East HS; Albertson Fury)

Washington Hometowns, High Schools & Clubs 
UCLA jr. M Taylor Cochran (Lake Stevens; Lake Stevens HS; NWN Fusion)
Stanford st. M Hillary Heath (Seattle; Garfield HS; Parrots)

UCLA fr. D Lucretia Lee (Bothell; Cedar Park Christian HS; Washington Crossfire)

Colorado – UNC so. F Emmalie Pfankuch (Ft. Collins; Ft. Collins HS; Denver Nike Rush) ... UCLA fr. M Karly Findorff (Colorado Springs; Cheyenne Mountain HS; Real Colorado)

Iowa – UCLA so. D Whitney Sharpe (West Des Moines; Valley; Chicago Magic) and fr. M Chelsea Cline (Des Moines; Shattich-St. Mary's; Chicago Eclipse Select)

Maryland – Stanford jr. G Kira Maker (Potomac; Wootton HS; Bethesda Extreme) ... UCLA jr. G Chante Sandiford (Owings Mills; McDonogh HS; Bethesda Rapids)

Massachusetts – UNC fr. M Kristine Welsh-Loveman (Wellesley; Wellesley HS; MPS Boston Renegades) and jr. G Monica Welsh-Loveman (Wellesley HS; Boston Renegades)

Missouri – ND jr. F/D Lauren Fowlkes (Lee's Summit; St. Teresa's Academy; KC Dynamite) and so.  D/M Ellen Jantsch (Kansas City; Kansas City, KS, Dynamos)

Nevada – UNC fr. G Hannah Daly (Stateline; Whittell HS; Sereno Eagles (AZ) ... UCLA fr. M Zakiya Bywaters (Las Vegas; Rancho HS; Southern California Blues)

Oregon – Stanford fr. F Courtney Verloo (Tualatin; Tualatin HS; FC Portland) and fr. D Madeleine Thompson (Corvallis; Corvallis HS; FC Williamette Pride)

Pennsylvania – UNC fr. M/D Amber Brooks (New Hope; Pennington HS; Arsenal World Class) and jr. M Megan Klingenberg (Ginsonia; Pine Richard HS; Penns Forest Nighthawks)

Different Home States/Provinces/Countries (semifinalist teams)
17 – North Carolina (15 states; 2 foreign countries)
15 – Notre Dame (14 states; 1 foreign country)
13 – Stanford (12 states, plus D.C.)
13 – UCLA (10 states; 3 provinces)
(avg. of 11 home states/foreign countries/provinces per team)

Different Home States/Provinces/Countries (quarterfinalists that did not advance)
12 – Wake Forest (12 states)
10 – Florida State (8 states; 2 foreign countries)
10 – Portland (9 states; 1 foreign country)
8 – Boston College (8 states)

Home States Represented on the Most Semifinalist Teams
4 teams – Arizona
4 teams – California
4 teams – Texas

3 teams – Alberta

3 teams – Illinois
3 teams – Indiana
3 teams – New Jersey

Home States Represented on the Most Quarterfinalist Teams
6 teams – Arizona
6 teams – California
6 teams – Texas
5 teams – New Jersey
4 teams – Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Ohio and Washington

Home States – By The Numbers ... (Semifinal Teams)

15 – UCLA players from California

14 – Stanford players from California

6 – North Carolina players from North Carolina

6 – Notre Dame players from Texas

4 – Portland players from California

4 – Portland players from Oregon

4 – Notre Dame players from California

4 – Notre Dame players from Illinois

Home States – By The Numbers (Quarterfinal Teams)

15 – UCLA players from California

14 – Stanford players from California

11 – Florida State players from Florida

9 – Wake Forest players from North Carolina

8 – Boston College players from New York

6 – North Carolina players from North Carolina

6 – Notre Dame players from Texas

5 – Boston College players from Massachusetts

4 – Portland players from California

4 – Portland players from Oregon

4 – Notre Dame players from California

4 – Notre Dame players from Illinois

North Carolina (15 states; 2 foreign countries; 31 players)
6 – North Carolina
3 – California
2 – Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvanoa and Texas
1 – Alabama, Alberta, Arizona, Colorado, England, Illinois, Mississippi and Nevada

Notre Dame (14 states; 1 foreign country; 29 players)
6 – Texas
4 – California and Illinois
2 – Indiana, Missouri and Ohio
1 – Alberta, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, New Jersey & New York

Stanford (12 states, plus D.C.; 27 players)
14 – California
2 – Oregon
1 – Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Washington, D.C.

UCLA (10 states, 3 Canadian provinces; 28 players)
15 – California
2 – Iowa and Washington
1 – Alberta, Arizona, British Colorado, Hawaii, Indiana, Maryland, Nevada, Ontario and Texas 

Boston College (8 states; 22 players)
8 – New York
5 – Massachusetts
2 – California, Connecticut and New Jersey
1 – Arizona, Indiana and Maryland

Florida State (8 states, 2 foreign countries; 22 players)
11 – Florida
3 – Illinois
1 – France, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Manitoba, Virginia and Washington

Portland (9 states, 1 foreign country; 23 players)
4 – California and Oregon
3 – Colorado, Utah and Washington
1 – Arizona, British Columbia, Georgia, Idaho and Texas

Wake Forest (12 states)
9 – North Carolina
3 – Florida
2 – Pennsylvania and Texas
1 – California, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio  and Virginia