13 year old phenom goal scorer Cameron Silva and 15 year old shutdown defender Jayden Sanders both play for West Coast Soccer under head coach Troy Dayak, former US National and Olympic team player. The Western Region ODP Championships is an event for the State ODP teams to compete against the other state teams in the Western Region. This is a major recruiting event for college coaches around the nation in addition to the US Youth National teams. Players attending this event are identified to the current US Regional Pools.
Cameron Silva grew up in Manteca area and has always been a talented soccer player. Cameron caught the eye of coach Dayak when she was only 11 years old. “Cami has the ability and technique to be a top level goal scorer, she is wizard with the ball, its amazing”. Silva is a forward on the high performance West Coast Wildkatz 05 team that are ranked #1 in the state of California and #2 in the Nation. The Wildkatz lead the country in goals scored with 218 goals. Wildkatz have a staggering 51-9-6 record in past year of competitive high level games. “I love to take players on and help my team do well says Silva, I would love to represent my country someday on the US Youth National Soccer team and this is a great pathway for me to get there”
Cameron’s parents AJ and Jennifer Silva are excited to see her progress “We try to support Cameron in anyway possible so that she has the opportunity to succeed” says mom Jennifer who played soccer at Granada High School under legendary Livermore coach Julie Macias. Cameron also trains extra with Dayak Training Academy and Coach Adaurie on her non soccer days. The extra effort and guidance has worked as Silva was also invited to participate at the US Soccer Interregional girls ODP tournament held in Boca Raton Florida back in November.
Jayden Sanders (15 years old) grew up in Brentwood California and has always dreamed of representing her state, region and country. “When I was very little I always wanted to play a sport where I can represent my community, playing at West Coast Soccer has helped me get on that path”. Sanders since joining her club team West Coast Kaos has had a whirlwind of of success. Last summer team Kaos 03 started winning matches at the Davis Legacy College Showcase, besting the reigning U15 girls Norcal State Cup Champions, Central California Soccer Alliance to make advance.
Two weeks later, Sanders traveled to Aurora, Colorado with West Coast Kaos to represent the Region at the U.S. Club National Championship. Sanders helped her team beat out teams from Texas, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Maine to bring home the U15 Premier National Championship title. This was the first national championship for Kaos and the fourth for West Coast Soccer Club. “We are extremely proud of Jayden, West Coast Soccer Club has delivered exceptional guidance, training and competitions for our daughter” says Mr Sanders.
“Jayden is a fierce competitor, she has a super hero mode that she gets into at times which is so fun to watch” says coach Dayak. Since joining the club she has thrived in the competitive environment playing in huge matches including 5 college showcases a Regional Championship, National Championship, Surf Cup Championship, Silver Lakes Cup Championship. Sanders already has several college programs interested in her. Jayden is currently a freshman at Heritage High School where she starts and plays for the girls varsity soccer team.