As the Pacific-North Division champion, California Storm will have the highest number of representatives in the division’s All-Star team.
The six chosen Storm players are: Sissi; Katie Hardeman; Katie Oakes; Katie Dry; Marisha Schumacher-Hodge; and Mariah Cameron.
Sissi led the team as captain, not only scoring but also serving as a creative outlet in the midfield. Sissi is currently coaching at Walnut Creek Soccer Club and Solano Junior College.
Katie Hardeman served as a key player this season, helping create goal scoring opportunities, as well as helping out the defense when needed. Katie Hardeman has returned to her job working in the California State Assembly.
Katie Oakes didn’t play all of Storm’s games, but when she was present, Storm’s backline was impenetrable. She led the defense to two consecutive shutouts and helped keep Storm at the top of the Pacific-North division. Oakes is currently living in Southern California, coaching and also continuing to work on her cooking blog.
Katie Dry was a crucial asset to Storm’s attack line, tying for leading goal scorer in the Pacific-North division with five goals. Dry has returned to school at Wake Forest University.
Marisha Schumacher-Hodge and Mariah Cameron did an outstanding job maintaining possession for Storm in the midfield, and generating creative runs down the flanks. Schumacher-Hodge is back to her duties as assistant coach for the women’s soccer team at Sacramento State University. Cameron has also returned to her job in social work.
Storm Head Coach Jerry Zanelli said that picking just six players is not an easy task.
“I feel like we had 12 All-Stars, but unfortunately I can only pick six,” Zanelli said.
Storm was undefeated throughout most of their regular season, winning seven of their ten regular season games, tying two, and losing one. Storm also recorded five shutouts. The six women being recognized had a huge part in making this season successful.
Congratulations to these outstanding ladies for their hard work and well-deserved recognition this season!
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