CONGRATULATIONS TAYLOR SMITH – SOLAR PLAYER TO PROFESSIONAL PLAYER:
We are so incredibly proud of our former Solar Red ’94 player as she pursues her dream to become a professional women’s soccer player. She is now the newest player on WNY Flash based in Western New York. You’ll find her playing forward as #11.
Originally from Fort Worth, Taylor started her journey as a member of Solar Red ’94. Taylor is 100% a product of Solar Soccer Club as she played with the highly acclaimed Solar Red ’94 team (solely coached by Adrian Solca) from U-11 to U-18! Taylor led the team to multiple championships including USYS National Championship in 2010!After her time with Solar Red 94, she went on to play with the UCLA Bruins in California. Once again, she had the privilege of earning another National Championship. The UCLA Bruins won the NCAA Championship in 2013. Throughout her 4 seasons at UCLA, she started 80 games, scored 27 goals, and had 22 assists.
Finally, in addition to her time with Solar and UCLA, she was part of the USA National Team Programs from U-14 to U-23! She even scored the game winning goal for USA against England to help the U-23s secure the winning title in the 2015 Four Nations Tournament!
Solar is very happy and proud of you for being part of our Solar Soccer family, Taylor! We can’t wait to see where your soccer career takes you. Impreuna forever!
IN THE NEWS:
- Check out our COLLEGE COMMITMENTS, congratulations Solar Seniors!
- (5/2) Thanks the Stephen F. Austin University women’s soccer program for hosting an open clinic at practice last week for our U14-U16 girls.
- (4/25) Big shout-out to Solar Chelsea 01 G Red (Bates) as they are the new LHGCL U-15 Champions!
- (4/24) The Solar Red 03B (Stricker) won the Southern Regional Premiere League this weekend! This secures a spot in the USYS Regional finals this June! Solar Red 02B (Stricker) also won the Southern Regional Premier League in the fall and will also be going to Regionals in June.
- (3/27) *GO SOLAR BOYS U-13! DALLAS CUP CHAMPIONS!*
SOLAR PLAYERS on the NATIONAL STAGE:
- Congrats to Solar Chelsea DA player Blaine Ferri for his call up to residency in Florida! Blaine plays midfield for the U-17 Men’s National team
- Congratulations to former SOLAR players selected in the MLS Draft 2016: Zachary Mathers (Duke University, drafted by Seattle Sounders) and Cole Missimo (Northwestern University, drafted by Philadelphia Union).
- Solar ECNL had THREE players called up to the U-14 YNT! Congratulations Trinity Byars, Leah Chancey and Lexi Missimo! Read all about it here.