Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Doniak fills sisters' shoes
by Paul Kennedy, January 19th, 2012 3:25AM
Subscribe to Youth Soccer Reporter

MOST READ
TAGS:  under-20 women's world cup, youth girls

MOST COMMENTED

[FOUR THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ...]Makenzy Doniak is the third in line of a sister trio that has been the toast of Southern California girls soccer. She's coming off a strong January camp with the U.S. under-18 national team with which she scored two goals in a 4-1 win over the Shanghai Women's Football Club. For four things to know about Doniak ...

FAMILY AFFAIR.Older sisters Alyssa and Kylie both had outstanding careers in at the youth level and in college. Their father, Dave, was a defensive lineman at Long Beach State and had a tryout with the NFL's Rams.

CAL SOUTH STUD.Makenzy, who plays her club ball for Slammers FC and at Ayala High School in Chino Hills, could be the best of the three sisters. She was named the 2011 Cal South Player of the Year and helped Cal South win the '94 girls title at the 2011 U.S. Youth Soccer ODP Championship with the tying goal in the 90th minute of the final against New Jersey. In one of the great performances of the 2011 high school season in the CIF-Southern Section, Doniak scored four goals to give Chino Hills Ayala a 6-2 over eventual champion Bishop Amat to hand the Lancers their only loss of the season.

YOUTH TEAM FIXTURE.Doniak has been a fixture in the national youth team program in the '94 age group for three years. She was one of nine Californians on the U-18s who were training in Chula Vista, Calif., in early January. They are eligible for the 2012 Under-20 Women's World Cup, but they will more likely form the nucleus of the 2014 U.S. Under-20 Women's World Cup team.

VIRGINIA-BOUND. Alyssa attended UC Santa Barbara and St. Mary's (and is now back home teaching 6th grade at a private school), Kylie just finished his senior year at Texas, but the 5-foot-7 Makenzy is headed all the way to Virginia. She said things felt right about Virginia and turned down offers from such California schools as Stanford, UCLA and USC. She'll be only one of two Californians on the Cavs' roster. Shasta Fisher was a spot starter as a sophomore.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Youth Soccer Reporter
U.S. U-17 boys finish runner-up in India    
A free-kick goal with six minutes left in overtime gave South Korea a 2-1 win in ...
U.S. Club Soccer announces new league: ENPL for boys    
U.S. Club Soccer and the Elite Clubs National League have announced their collaboration to launch the ...
Ella Stevens named Girls Player of the Year    
Ella Stevens of Grayson, Georgia, was named 2015-16 Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year, ...
U.S. U-17 girls head to Italy for World Cup prep    
The U.S. U-17 girls national team continues its preparations for the U-17 Women's World Cup in ...
Roster: 26 players picked for U.S. U-16 girls camp    
Coach Jaime Frias, recently hired U.S. Soccer Development Coach, will run his first camp as U.S. ...
Roster: U.S. U-15 girls to train in Portland    
California and Georgia are the most represented states in the 26-player U.S. U-15 girls national team ...
U.S. U-17 boys beat India    
Will Sands scored twice on Andrew Carleton assists as the U.S. U-17 boys national team beat ...
Roster: U.S. U-18 women convene in California    
U.S. Soccer Women's Technical Director April Heinrichs has named a 26-player squad for a U.S. U-18 ...
Jaime Frias named U.S. Soccer Development Coach    
U.S. Soccer has hired University of Virginia assistant coach Jaime Frias as a U.S. Soccer Development ...
U.S. U-20 women head to Papua New Guinea    
The U.S. U-20 women's national team will hold a training camp and play two games May ...
>> Youth Soccer Reporter Archives