Rancho Santa Fe Attack Girls celebrate last tournament together with a big win

Front row:  Sarina Rogers, Gracie Dhanens, Mackie Gaurano, Sarah Dohl, Cathie Haynor, Kate Larkin, Genna McGrath, Hope Donovan, Katie Boyle. Back row:  Nicole Hickman, Rachel Larkin, Lena Ohlson, Nikki Benatar, Jasmine Griggs, Claire Wolcott, Nicole Gilliland, Maddie Scott, Coach Nate Hetherington.

The Rancho Santa Fe Attack Girls U18 White team captured the First Division trophy at the Las Vegas Premier Invitational soccer tournament held on March 22-24.  Allowing only one goal the entire tournament, they tied Hemet and then beat teams from Nevada, Utah, and San Bernardino.  The tightly bonded team has played together under Coach Nate Hetherington for five years, and this tournament will be the last time the team competes together as the players now prepare to graduate and go off to college.

The tournament trophy marks a sweet end to a string of highly successful soccer seasons, but also celebrates the warm and wonderful friendships among its players and coach.