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July 2013 – Historic Nationals Boys Sign National Letters of Intent

The 2013 U18 Boys will go down as perhaps the most successful team in the history of Idaho Youth Soccer, and now the players that made them so successful are headed to play college soccer, while one member of the U17 Celtic team is also headed out to play as well.

  • Austin Azevedo: Dixie State University, NCAA DII
  • Derek Pascal: Lake Forest University, NCAA DIII
  • Jacob Szuch: Oregon State University, NCAA DI
  • Jake Nelson: Yavapai College, NJCAA
  • Kevin Field: Northwest Nazarene University, NCAA DII
  • Layne Leisten: Northwest Nazarene Univesity, NCAA DII
  • Luke Becia: South Dakota School of Mines, NCAA DII
  • McKay Moffat: Dixie State University, NCAA DII
  • Michael Mollay Jr: Walla Walla Community College, NJCAA
  • Morgan Ciavarella: College of Idaho, NAIA
  • Peter Busche: Yavapai College, NJCAA
  • Sid Rayne: North Idaho College, NJCAA (member of U17 Celtic squad)
  • Tyler Blackmer: Wright State University, NCAA DI

Note on 2012 graduates from this team: Erik Anderson signed for NCAA Division I Wright State, Logan Tooley and Robert Wilson signed for NJCAA North Idaho College.

Note: Trevor Brand has elected to forego college soccer opportunities and will instead attend the University of Oregon, a school without Men’s Soccer.

More about the team: After winning their first available State Cup at U13, the team has repeated….six times in a row, having never lost or tied a State Cup match over that six year period. During that time the team has played more knockout games at Far West Regionals than any team in the history of Idaho Youth Soccer, while also becoming the first team to make two finals. The following is a history of their performances at Far West Regionals:

  • U13: Opted not to attend – FWR in Hawaii
  • U14: Quarterfinalists
  • U15: Finalists
  • U16: Did not advance, lost out on tie-breaker, third in group
  • U17: Semifinalists
  • U18: Finalists

July 2013 – Senior Nationals Girls Sign National Letters of Intent

The 2013 U18 Girls, in the minds of many, will go down as the first Boise Nationals Girls team. Having joined the club at U13, this is the first group to spend the great majority of their youth soccer-playing career with BNSC. In addition, one member of the U17 Premier Team has graduated and is heading off to play as well. As such, it gives us great pride to announce their college commitments.

  • Alayna Campbell: Treasure Valley Community College, NJCAA
  • Alex Kinnaman: Northwest Nazarene University, NCAA DII
  • Ashley Snider: Treasure Valley Community College, NJCAA
  • Aubrey Peterson: Weber State University (Division 1)
  • Jessica DeBoer: Saint Martin’s University, NCAA DII
  • Jessica Klemetson: Dodge City Community College, NJCAA
  • Julianne Mitchell: Olivet Nazarene University
  • Mallory Cripps: College of Idaho, NAIA (U17 Premier)
  • Mariah Ziemer: Biola University, NAIA
  • Sarah Clare: Northwest University (NAIA)
  • Sierra Halbesleben: Treasure Valley Community College, NJCAA
  • McKenzie Bledsoe: Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT

Other players attending, but not playing collegiate soccer:

  • Bergen Finch: Purdue University
  • Courtney Anderson: University of Idaho
  • Emily Neufeld: Idaho State University
  • Emma Douglas: Brigham Young University
  • Gabrielle Ririe: Brigham Young University – Idaho
  • Kaitlin Carlson: University of Idaho
  • Madison Stimpson: University of Idaho
  • Megan Martinez: Washington State University

More about the team: Upon joining BNSC at the conclusion of their U12 season, the team was an IYSA District 3 2nd Division team. Once the girls moved to BNSC, and under the steady guidance of coach Ryan Scott, the team quickly elevated to the elite levels of Idaho Youth Soccer. On two occasions (U16 and U18) the team lost heart breakers in the State Finals, settling for 2nd place finishes on both occasions. At U16, the team lost on a questionable penalty in the final minute of the 2nd overtime, while at U18, a 90th minute goal against resulted in yet another gut-wrenching finish.