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The Strikers FC Newport Mesa Club Academy Soccer League (NMCASL aka "the Academy") for boys and girls ages 4-7 is one of Orange County’s most popular after school developmental programs.  Join now!


We are currently holding tryouts for next years team,
please contact the appropriate coach directly.
Any questions contact Coach Nick Dodd


Girls Team
Flight Coach Email Phone
2010   Nick Dodd 619-988-8010
2009 2 Nick Dodd 619-988-8010
2009 3 Nick Dodd 619-988-8010
2008 2 Chris Granados 714-270-7393
2008 3 Carina Taboada 714-600-2022
2007 3 Nick Dodd 619-988-8010
2006 EGSL Geo Hernandez 714-909-5535
2005 EGSL TC Valentine 714-473-0386
2004 2 Gus Gomez 714-813-8229
2003 1 – EGSL Gus Gomez 714-813-8229
2003 3 Geo Hernandez 714-909-5535
2002 EGSL Gus Gomez 714-813-8229
Boys Team
Flight Coach Email Phone
2010 2 Nick Dodd 619-988-8010
2010 3 Jose Duarte 714-343-4821
2009 2 Nick Dodd 619-988-8010
2009 3 Ben Jones 714-510-4499
2008 Pre-Academy Jose Duarte 714-343-4821
2008 2 Ben Jones 714-510-4499
2007 1 / Pre-Academy Gus Gomez 714-813-8229
2007 2 Jose Duarte 714-343-4821
2007 2 Cesar Onofre 714-390-7414
2007 3 Cesar Onofre 714-390-7414
2006 2 Armando Gandara 949-891-3950
2005 1 Walter Olmedo 714-398-7714
2005 2 Sergio Suarez 714-904-5971
2004 2 Sergio Suarez 714-904-5971
2003 2 Hector Jimenez 714-833-7599
2002 2 Miguel Ramos 714-315-2382
2001 2 Walter Olmedo 714-398-7714
2000 2 Nick Dodd 619-988-8010



2016 Alumni

Player University National Team/ ODP Pro League
Darriel Franklin San Jose State U19 USA WNT  

2015 Alumni

Player University National Team/ ODP Pro League
Bailey Selecky University of Southern Oregon    
Bailey Webster University of New Mexico    
Christina Rodriguez CSU San Bernardino    
Dana Jacobs San Francisco State    
Darriell Franklin San Jose State    
Maddie Zimmerman Biola University    
Rebecca Romero California Baptist University    
Stephanie Hosband Cal State Fullerton    

2014 Alumni

Player University National Team/ ODP Pro League
Alexa Orrante CSU Bakersfield    
Ashley Ballantyne University of New Mexico    
Aubrie Coley University of Texas—Pan American    
Fabiana Peiro Southwest Minnesota State University    
Janelle Flores Boise state    
Jessie Vogel Boise State    
Katelyn Largent CSU San Marcos    
Katie Saavedra San Diego State University    
Megan Pfunder CSU San Marcos    
Nicole Robertson Purdue    
Paige Posvar Presentation College    
Perry Guinn BYU    
Riley Eggeman University of Denver    
Riley Phillips California Baptist University    
Stephani Martinez Hawaii Pacific University    
Victoria Gama The Masters College    

2013 Alumni

Player University National Team/ ODP Pro League
Chaylin Couzens California Baptist University    
Isalei Tauaese California Baptist University    
Anne Hinman University of Wyoming    
Brooke Webster University of New Mexico    
Jordyn Belanto Santiago Canyon College    
Lauren Kwasny Sonoma State    
Megan Stoll Vanguard University    

Lucy Almao


Natalie Argueta

Pacific University Oregon


Cal State Monterrey Bay



2012 Alumni

Player University National Team/ ODP Pro League
Annie McKee Cal Poly San Luis Obispo    
Annie Wedel Pomona College    
Courtney Ligtenberg Hope International University    
Gabby Cohen Chapman University    
Josie Jogwe Sacramento State    
Katie Hinman University of New Mexico    
Laikyn Koss Colorado State Pueblo    
Morgan Dano Dominican University    
Rebekah Foreman Texas Christian University Region IV ODP  
Sarah Davis Cal State Monterey Bay    
Shanay Fischer Saint Peter's College    
Sydney Telson University of San Fransisco    

2011 Alumni

Player University National Team/ODP Pro League
Alexis Leyba University of New Mexico    
Alex Reisinger Lafayette College    
Ally Lambros Stony Brook    
Alyx Williams Chico State    
Amanda Harryman Mesa State    
Cassidy Glass Colorado State    
Cailey Starck Ball State    
Dani Hansen Cal State San Marcos    
Halle Bissiin University of San Francisco    
Jessica Hill UC Santa Cruz    
Kaiyln Provin Colorado State Pueblo    
Kim Allard California Baptist University    
Lindsay Vesling California Baptist University    
Marina Rodriguez Biola University    
Nikki Fedele Georgia State    
Olivia Engelsman Abilene Christian University    
Taylor Krebs Boston University    
Samantha Nerney Cal Poly San Luis Obispo    
Tori Sims Chico State    


Newport Mesa Cup 2018
May 26 - 27

Click to learn more and register!



Our mission is to develop high quality soccer players through exceptional training methods and by dedicated professional coaches in a challenging, but fun environment.  Our focus and our efforts are on our players.  This club exists for the benefit of our children and not for the benefit of any director, coach or volunteer.  That simple philosophy separates us from the rest of the club soccer world. 

Stucturally, we are a non-profit youth soccer club.  Founded in 2005. Based in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District area.  We compete in the Southern California Developmental Soccer League (SCDSL) -- the best league in SoCal for the serious youth soccer player.

If you want your child to learn to play this game the proper way -- keeping the ball on the ground, connecting, and working hard -- join NMSC.