DEV Bachani, 16, will play soccer for Park University in Gilbert, Arizona. “I chose Park…because I like their soccer program and the team is very friendly,” said Bachani who will be a midfielder/defender for the Park University Buccaneers. The Buccaneers, who have also signed up another NMI U18 national player, Kohtarno Goto, play in the California Pacific Conference which is under the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Their head coach is Jonas Tanzer who h
TAN Holdings and Paire football clubs topped their respective divisions in the Dove Women's League Fall 2021 tournament at the NMI Soccer Training Center. In the premier division, Tan Holdings Football Club notched an overall record of 8 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw. Against the Kanoa Football Club on December 4, THFC fought a very tough battle that ended in a 6-6 draw. THFC's Kaithlyn Chavez led her team with three goals while team mates Allyssya Angeles, Britany Wally and Rizz
GUINEVERE Borja, 20, has joined a new team on the mainland U.S. — the Oklahoma Panhandle State University Aggies.
“Their coaching staff and overall vision for the program were the biggest influence in my decision to commit to OPSU,” she said.
The Marianas High School graduate said the university has a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics D2 soccer program which does not just stop at the college level as many of its players have went on to pursue a professional sp
The Gilbert, Arizona school, who earlier secured a commitment from Bachani’s teammate Kohtaro Gato, plays in the California Pacific Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. “I like the soccer program they had and there team was very welcoming,” said Bachani on why he committed to the Buccaneers. The 16-year-old also said he’s excited that he will have a familiar face in the pitch when he suits up for Park University. “I’m really happy that we commi
Paire Football Club 1 and TanHoldings ruled their respective divisions in the Dove Women’s Fall League 2021. Paire 1 topped the Intermediate Division after nosing out MP United Football Club, 3-2, in the championship game played last Dec. 12 at the NMI Soccer Training Center in Koblerville. In the Premier Division, TanHoldings finished the shortened round-robin competition with an 8-1-0 win-draw-loss record to reign supreme in the group. Lindsay Davis, Lily Muldoon, and Natal
SAIPAN United bested The One, 2-1, thanks to a late-game goal to claim the Hafa Adai Fun Cup title Sunday at the NMI Soccer Training Center. The action started with The One establishing control just two minutes into the game after Zhipeng Lin scored his team’s first goal. However, Saipan United replied six minutes later with Lillian Muldoon finding the back of the net to even the score 1-1. Both teams fought hard in the remainder of the first half with back and forth action,
THE NMI U18 team bagged the Marianas Soccer League title after outpointing the Tan Holdings Football Club, 4-3, in a penalty shootout Sunday at the NMI Soccer Training Center in Koblerville.
It was a true championship battle as both teams gave it their all from start to finish. After over 15 minutes of back and forth action, NMI U18 managed to get past Tan Holdings’ line of defense using long overhead passes to keep the pressure going.
At the 17th minute mark, NMI U18 managed
Kuu Nishimura scored three goals over the weekend to help Saipan United bag the Hafa Adai Cup in the Marianas Soccer League Fall Season 2021. The Saipan International School student first delivered a pair in their 4-1 triumph over Chang Bai Hu in the semifinals last Friday and then hit the go-ahead goal in their 2-1 finals victory against The One FC last Sunday at the NMI Soccer Training Center in Koblerville. Nishimura’s twin goals against Chang Bai Hu was recorded in back-t
The NMI Boys U18 National Team escaped with a 4-3 win in a penalty shootout against TanHoldings Football Club to clinch the MSL Cup in the Marianas Soccer League Fall Season 2021 last Sunday at the NMI Soccer Training Center in Kobleville. Kohtaro Goto hit the game-winning PK, while goalie Dane Hodges made the big defensive stop down the stretch of the closely fought finale to rule the season and foil TanHoldings’ title bid and attempt for a perfect season. TanHoldings came i
Many-time national player Guine Borja will continue her collegiate soccer career after committing to the Oklahoma Panhandle State University. With the OPSU, Borja will now be competing in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The 21-year-old completed her two seasons with the Navarro College in the National Junior College Athletic Association before jumping to the NAIA where her new squad is grouped under Sooner Athletics Conference with nine other teams. The