On Saturday, November 19th, Providence University College Pilots Women’s Soccer team won their first national title at the NCCAA Division II Championships in Kissimmee, Florida. In the final, they played against the Great Lakes College Crusaders, who were considered the number one team to beat, winning 2-0.
There are five LUSA Alumnae on the team with three in the starting lineup:
Amalia Major was recognized as Goal Keeper of the tournament and got a shutout at the national final.
Jordyn Briggs – Scored the 2nd goal in the national final
Chloe Jahn – Captain of Providence and was recognized as an all-tournament player at nationals (Chloe is the daughter of our former LUSA President)
Harmony Pack – freshman played 30 minutes in the Semi-Final
Holly Fullerton – Freshman didn’t play.
“From day one us coaches preached buying in and enjoying the process of growing and learning together, the team trusted us and this group has only gotten better each day. It is a coaches dream to have commitment and buy in like that. We have known for a while now that this team was a special group and winning the programs first national championship just proves that. It has been such a joy and honor to coach this team and I am beyond proud. A special thank you to all the players for their commitment to each other and to constantly growing and learning. A special thanks to the coaches for being there day in and day out, and of course a special thanks to all our Pilot family and fans for cheering us on and supporting us along the way” – Coach Tory Walker
Team Captain Chloe Jahn shares: “I can’t even begin to describe what I’m feeling right now. I’m speechless. Coach has been preaching how special this group is from the start, and it couldn’t be truer! What a way to end the year. I couldn’t be prouder to be a part of this team. History. Made.”
LUSA Coach Shane Yarwood shares his memories coaching the girls during their time with the club.
“I had the pleasure of coaching The LUSA girls from U12 until they went off to Prov. I would bring Harmony & Holly up to play for my 2003 team when I need players. Their work ethic and skill made them my 1st choice to be called up. Both Girls great attitudes so when Prov called me looking for a couple players they were easy suggestions.
Chloe, Molly & Jordyn played big roles in the success of the 2000 born team going to back to back Provincial tournaments. Chloe was my captain and lead by example and came up huge in big games. Molly was my left mid that made herself versatile and allowed me to use her as a backup keeper So when Prov contacted me asking if I knew of any keepers available I suggested Molly. I told the coach she was very raw but would do anything to make her team successful and that is what she did for Prov in National tournament. Jordyn was from my 2003 team that I brought up to my 2000 team for cup & provincials because of her heart & work ethic. Jordyn was by far the smallest every game but played like she was 6’ tall. The greatest thing is they are all so proud to represent Langley United and tell everyone who will listen that they are LUSA YELLOW AND BLUE
It has been amazing to watch these young ladies grow into young adults.”