Last Updated: February 4, 2015 
Since 11/13/2009

  • Ranked #4 in Virginia, #7 in Region 1, #21 in the Nation - 6/1/2010
  • First Place, Spring 2010 RSSC Jefferson Cup
  • First Place, Fall 2009 CASL Girls Showcase
  • First Place, Fall 2009 BSC Thanksgiving Tournament
  • First Place, Fall 2009 WAGS Tournament

The Arlington Pride is a U18 girls travel soccer team representing the Arlington Travel Soccer Club (ARL/ATSC) in Arlington, Virginia, since 2001. Players are born on or after August 1, 1991 (Class of 2010 or later). The Pride is professionally coached and trained by coach Tom Torres and fitness trainer Claudia Helmick.

The Pride will enter the following competition during the 2009-2010 seasonal year. See the respective league or tournament links below for game schedule detail. See the Pride Calendar for training schedule detail and the overall team schedule:

Summer 2009
Jul 25-28 The Score Showcase & Tournament ***Semi-Finalist***
Division Schedule | Championship Schedule | Standings | Fields
Greensboro, NC
Fall 2009
Sep 5-6 PWSI Toys for Tots Tournament ***Semi-Finalist***
Schedule | Fields
Woodbridge, VA
Sep 12,13,20,27
Oct 4,18,25
Nov 1,8,14*,15*
*Rain dates
WAGSL, U19 High School Division ***Second Place***
Division Schedule | Team Schedule | Fields
Northern VA
Sep 19,26
Oct 3,17,24,31*
Nov 1*,7*,8*
VYSA State Cup ***Semi-Finalist***
Schedule 10/3 | Schedule 10/17 | Schedule 11/7 | Scores | Fields
Oct 10-12 WAGS Rael Vodicka Memorial Tournament ***First Place***
Division Schedule
Team Schedule | Scores | Fields
College Coaches
Bel Air, MD
Nov 14-15 BSC Thanksgiving Tournament ***First Place***
Division Schedule | Division Scores
Team Schedule | Team Scores | Fields | Plan
College Coaches
Boyds, MD
Nov 20-22 CASL Girls Showcase ***First Place***
Division Schedule | Division Scores
Team Schedule | Team Scores | Fields
WRAL Soccer Center | Plan
WakeMed Soccer Park | Plan
College Coaches
Research Triangle Park, NC
Winter 2009-2010
Dec 31-3 Disney's Soccer Showcase (Girls) WAIT LISTED
Schedule | Scores | Fields
Orlando, FL
Jan 30-31 Lynchburg College Women's Soccer Showcase CANCELED, snow
Saturday Schedule | Sunday Schedule
Lynchburg College Shellenberger Field (turf) | Plan | Map
E.C. Glass High School (turf)
Lynchburg, VA
Feb 27-28 RK Kickers Club Invitational ***Fourth Place***
Division Schedule | Team Schedule
Fields | University of Richmond Stadium | Lowes Soccer Complex
Richmond, VA
Spring 2010
Mar 19-21 RSSC Jefferson Cup ***First Place***
Division Schedule | Division Standings
Flight Schedule | Flight Standings
Fields | Striker Park | Map
College Coaches
Richmond, VA
Apr 10-11 TCYSA Southern Soccer Showcase ACCEPTED
Schedule | Scores | Fields
BB&T Soccer Park | Plan | Map
College Coaches
Winston-Salem, NC
May 29-31 PSA Adidas Potomac Memorial Tournament ACCEPTED
Division Schedule | Fields
Maryland SoccerPlex | View | Plan | Map
College Coaches
Boyds, MD
Summer 2010
Super-20 League, South Atlantic U20W Division
Division Schedule | NOVA FC Team Schedule | Fields
NOVA FC Team Page

The Pride is profiled on the following event management and ranking service websites:

Please contact the Coach or download the Team Brochure for additional information about the Pride.

Headline News

Pride Compete at PSA Adidas Potomac Memorial Tournament

May 30, 2010

Boyds, MD -

Pride Compete at TCYSA Southern Soccer Showcase

April 11, 2010

Clemmons, NC -

Pride Champions at RSSC Jefferson Cup

March 21, 2010

Richmond, VA -

Stephanie Megas Selected for ODP Winter InterRegional

December 14, 2009

Frisco, TX - The Arlington Pride's Stephanie Megas represented US Youth Soccer Region 1 at the ODP Winter InterRegional Tournament December 27-29, 2009 in Jackson MS. Megas was selected for the Region 1 team following the ODP Region 1 1990-91 Camp held at the University of Rhode Island in July 2009. The team was coached by John Byford (Villanova) and played 3 matches against teams representing Region 2 - Midwest, and Region 3 South. The teams were composed of college first year players and high school seniors looking to earn selection to the U20 National pool.

Pride Champions at CASL Girls Showcase

November 22, 2009

Raleigh, NC -

Pride Champions at BSC Thanksgiving Tournament

November 15, 2009

Boyds, MD -

Pride Runner-Up in WAGSL, U19 High School Division

November 8, 2009

Northern VA -

Pride Semi-Finalist in VYSA State Cup

November 7, 2009

Northern VA -

Pride Champions at Rael Vodicka Memorial WAGS Tournament

October 11, 2009

Bel Air, MD -

Pride Semi-Finalist at PWSI Toys for Tots Tournament

September 6, 2009

Woodbridge, VA -

Pride Semi-Finalist at Summer Score Showcase & Tournament

July 28, 2009

Greensboro, NC - The Arlington Pride competed in the Score Showcase Tournament this weekend and finished with a 4-1-1 record. The Pride advanced to the semifinals with 3 of the top 20 teams in the country. They started the tournament with 15 players and ended with 12. Three new players on the Pride roster contributed in many ways. GK Sam Cormode had an outstanding weekend in goal and made a huge save during the Pride's PK victory on Monday morning over the Medford Strikers (NJ). Midfielder Stephanie Megas had two goals including a game winning goal in the final minute against the New Jersey Township Terminators. Midfielder Claire Krejci sparked a come back win over the Medford Strikers after scoring a goal in the second half.

Striker Ellie Mills had two goals this weekend including a game winner against the HBC Elite (NY). Center Back Logan Knowles held the back line in check all weekend and made numerous tackles and had the assist on Megas's game winning goal. Helping Knowles's in the back with very physical play were defenders Eryn Hurley, Denesha Soto and Jordan McElwain. Guest player Sydeny Morris also contributed all weekend and scored a goal on a break away in game three. The weather conditions this weekend were very warm with temperatures near a hundred degrees on the field. The midfield never stopped moving this weekend, Lousia Pitney, Nicole Blixt, Emily Mullaney, and Colleen Kerins ... provided the forwards with lots of scoring chances and numerous tackles. Forward Alex Maddox.. is well on her way back from her ACL injury and provided lots of hustle and mucsle to the front line.

The best show of the VA State finalists was their penalty kick win vs Medford. The Pride was down two goals with 20 minutes remaining, and showed a tremendous amount of courage to tie the game and take it to PKs.

In the semi final, the Pride took on the Shockwave, who also bested them in the state cup final. In this game, the Pride showed why they belong among the elite with quality attacking and defense, but succumbed to the tiresome game schedule and lack of depth from the bench.

The Pride can hold their heads high with this accomplishment and with the addition of new players work to reach their goals this year. Congrats girls and thanks to the parents and coach for all of their work.