Palo Alto 99G Season Review
Palo Alto 99G Blue had a busy November and early December. In the NPL Showcase, they finished their NPL Fall League with a 2-1 win over SF Elite Academy 98G and a scoreless draw against West Coast Soccer Wild, who came in second overall in the league. On the following weekend, the team traveled down to San Diego for the Surf College Showcase, where they were co-champions of the top flight, with a 1-0 win over FC Dallas 99G Premier and a 3-0 win over Colorado Pride SC Predators 99/00G (the Sunday morning game was rained out).
The following week, the team traveled to North Carolina to participate in the National League, where they faced the top teams in the country. In their flight, 99G Blue faced the top teams from South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Missouri. The team had a tough challenge with 3 starters entering the weekend with injuries, and another 4 starters injured through the course of the weekend, and unfortunately lost four very close games. The team is looking forward to the second National League event in Las Vegas next March where they will hopefully have a fully healthy team.
The team now has seven players committed to Division I college programs and after having over 100 college coaches watch their games these last three weeks, most of the remaining players are engaged with multiple schools.