NWU Success Stories!

Brendan Reiff Joins The TOVO Academy In Spain!

Brendan Reiff Joins The TOVO Academy In Spain!

Brendan Reiff, a member of the NWU B06 Black team coached by Marcos Vega, has been training in Spain with the TOVO Academy under the direction of Todd Beane. Brendan is spending six weeks with TOVO along with a small group of players from all over the United States and New Zealand. TOVO training is designed to develop players of great cognition, competence and character. Brendan is looking forward to bringing back his new skills to contribute to his NWU team as they finish up their season and head to State Cup.

Stories

Not only do Northwest United strive for achievement on the field throughout the whole club, we also want to assist and praise our family off the field too!

See below for success stories outside of soccer, and the achievements our families are having in the Skagit County and surrounding areas!

Avery Carson leaves NWU for Reign FC Academy!

Avery Carson leaves NWU for Reign FC Academy!

Since Avery was 9 years old, she has been wearing the black and red colors of Northwest United FC and representing our club at several different levels. This year, Avery joined the Reign FC Academy as a full-time player! At 15 years old and training 3-4 times a week in Seattle, their team has just finished the fall season in November. Avery played half of the season with the 02/03 team, and the other half playing with the 00/01 team, scoring 2 goals with them. She also played in the DA showcase in Florida. 

Quote from Avery:

The coaches for NWU have taught me everything I know today, from ball skills, different passing techniques, positioning, and finally how to work and push yourself harder for something you want. Kristian has been a huge impact on my journey with all he has taught me, the extra elite player practices, and letting me practice extra with the 04 and 03 boys.

The tools that United has given me has transformed me into the player I am today with the Reign Academy.

Playing with the Reign is very challenging, the foundation that United has given me helped me transition to my new team.

From Coach Kristian:

Avery has put in a tremendous amount of work here at Northwest United to get where she wanted to go. She started at U-11 for me as a half-outfield player and keeper solely to help the team, and it is exactly her “team first” attitude that I think has really set the foundation for where she is today. Avery

Since Avery was 9 years old, she has been wearing the black and red colors of Northwest United FC and representing our club at several different levels. This year, Avery joined the Reign FC Academy as a full-time player! Training 3-4 times a week in Seattle, their team just finishing the fall season in November, Avery played half of the season with the 02/03 team, and the other half playing with the 00/01 team, scoring 2 goals with them.  She also played in the DA showcase in Florida. 

Quote from Avery:

The coaches for NWU have taught me everything I know today, from ball skills, different passing techniques, positioning, and finally how to work and push yourself harder for something you want. Kristian has been a huge impact on my journey with all he has taught me, the extra elite player practices, and letting me practice extra with the 04 and 03 boys.

The tools that United has given me has transformed me into the player I am today with the Reign Academy.

Playing with the Reign is very challenging, the foundation that United has given me helped me transition to my new team.

From Coach Kristian:

Avery has put in a tremendous amount of work here at Northwest United to get where she wanted to go. She started at U-11 for me as a half-outfield player and keeper solely to help the team, and it is exactly her “team first” attitude that I think has really set the foundation for where she is today. Avery enthusiastically did the work required to reach her goals.

An opportunity arose with Sam Laity, with whom the club has a good relationship. He's an Academy coach and assistant coach of the Seattle Reign Woman's professional team, where the likes of Megan Rapinoe and Hope Solo have played. He looked at Avery and saw that she would be a great fit for the Development Academy there, and she worked her way into the team. We at Northwest United wish her the best of luck with all her aspirations in the game and are so proud of what she has achieved.

Congratulations Avery, the whole club is proud of your effort and achievements!

Girls represent NWU at Winter Showcase!

Girls represent NWU at Winter Showcase!

Congratulations to our NWU girls' as they travel to North Carolina for a College Winter Showcase!

Sammy Dziminowicz (04), Maya MacDonald (04) and Mikhaela Cortez (02), all were selected to travel to Raleigh, through the Puget Sound Premier League Surf Academy teams. Great work girls!!

          

Girls High School All Conference Recognition!

Girls High School All Conference Recognition!

Congratulations to all the Northwest United players who earned All Conference recognition for excellent contributions to their high school teams:

 

 

We are proud of your hard work, effort, and achievements in your high school season. We look forward to having our girls back with us for their club season!

Deziree Gutierrez stars in Annie!

Deziree Gutierrez stars in Annie!

Northwest United and the NWU G07 Red team want to wish Deziree Gutierrez good luck and to 'break a leg' with her role as an orphan in the play Annie! Congratulations, we are all thinking of you!

Grace Dilworth joins the Fidalgo Youth Symphony!

Grace Dilworth joins the Fidalgo Youth Symphony!

This is Grace Dilworth's 3rd year playing for NWU on the G06 Red team.  As much as she enjoys soccer, she also loves to play the violin!

Grace has taken private lessons for almost 8 years and currently plays for the Fidalgo Youth Symphony.  Just like soccer, violin requires constant practice and attention to detail.  When she is not on the pitch with her teammates, she is most likely playing the violin. When she is older, she has visions of playing college soccer and performing in a professional symphony. 

Well done Grace!

Mikhaela Cortez Verbally Commits to UTSA Road Runners!

Mikhaela Cortez Verbally Commits to UTSA Road Runners!

Northwest United is thrilled to announce that Mikhaela Cortez has achieved this success as she has made a verbal commitment to play Division 1 College Soccer at the University of Texas San Antonio!

Mikhaela, Class of 2020, will be moving to Texas to play in Conference USA for the UTSA Road Runners! Alongside her sporting achievement, Mikhaela plans to study either biology or chemistry to work towards becoming a psychiatrist. While attending UTSA, she also plans on exploring the possibility of coaching at the collegiate level.

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