ANNOUNCEMENT: 2017 NWSL Goalkeeper of the Year Makes Appearance at THE SILVERLAKES COLLEGE SHOWCASE
Aspiring female athletes competing to take their game to the next level will have the chance to meet Adrianna Franch of the Portland Thorns FC in action and learn about her path from college standout to NWSL Best XI
This weekend, thousands of female soccer players are coming to SilverLakes to pursue their college dreams at the second annual women’s “College Showcase” event held November 24 – 26, 2017, at SilverLakes, the 130-acre premiere soccer, equestrian, event, and entertainment facility located in the City of Norco. This year’s event adds some star power with the addition of National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) star, Adrianna Franch. Franch was recently recognized as the 2017 NWSL Goalkeeper of the Year, was selected to the 2017 NWSL Best XI. Franch led the Portland Thorns backline to an impressive 0.83 goals against average only conceding 20 goals all year. Join us in The Players Lounge for a meet and greet at 12:00 noon on Saturday, November 25 followed by a Goalkeeper discussion.
“Having Adrianna join our signature event this year offers these talented young women the unique chance to learn and accept guidance from an incredible athlete that has been a real trailblazer in athletics. She has done it all and has a great deal of experience to share for these players that are looking to follow in her footsteps and play collegiate and professional soccer. We are pleased to have Adrianna here to demonstrate the character, intellect and perseverance needed for success,” said Josh Hodges, Executive Director of Sports for SilverLakes.
The SilverLakes College Showcase offers a unique opportunity for teams from across North America to play together in one location in front of many of the nation’s top coaches and scouts from universities all over the country. SilverLakes has focused this signature event on young women in an effort to expand scholarship opportunities for these athletes.
“About 150,000 student athletes win scholarship dollars each year at Divison I or II schools. The College Showcase event is providing a more level playing field for athletes to compete for these important educational and athletic opportunities. It is a natural fit for us to have a focused effort in support of women’s athletics.” Said RJ Brandes, General Manager of SilverLakes. We are so excited to the showcase is finally here. We hope everyone enjoys all the new amenities to SilverLakes.”