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
Boyles, central figure in title chase
by Paul Kennedy, February 9th, 2012 12:54AM
Subscribe to Youth Soccer Reporter

MOST READ
TAGS:  u-17 women's world cup

MOST COMMENTED

[FOUR THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ...] After missing out on the 2010 finals, the USA will look to return to the Under-17 Women's World Cup, and one of the stars of the team preparing for qualifying in May is Joanna Boyles, who has been a fixture in the age group. The central midfielder for CASL's Chelsea Ladies plans to stay close to home, enrolling at North Carolina in 2013. For four things to know about Boyles ...

PROUD TO WEAR CREST.Boyles has climbed the ladder through the U-14, U-15 and U-17 girls programs and has loved the experience. "I can't put into words the camp experience on or off the field," she says. "To be part of something so large. Wearing the USA crest gives me chills, especially when the national anthem is played."

TROPHY COLLECTION.Boyles was a key member of the Chelsea Ladies, who won the ENCL national title in 2011 after they reached the semifinals in the first year of the competition. She also won a Super-Y League national title in 2008, and CASL finished second at the U.S. Youth Soccer Championship in 2009 as U-14s.

CLASSROOM WHIZ.With a 4.6 GPA at Raleigh's Sanderson High School, Boyles could pretty much go anywhere she wanted, but she has verbally committed to North Carolina.

FUTURE PLANS.Boyles has played under CASL coach Damon Nahas, whose success earned him the U-15 national team coaching job. She'd like to follow suit and coach one day. "To teach the game I love brings me joy and I want to give back," she says.



5 comments
  1. Andrew Scott
    commented on: February 9, 2012 at 1:18 p.m.
    Damon Nahas is the coach, not Shawn Nahas.
  1. Joette Woodall
    commented on: February 9, 2012 at 6:16 p.m.
    So proud of Joanna Boyles. She is an outstanding soccer player and a wonderful young lady. She absolutely LOVES the game of soccer and gives it her ALL. Praying that she will go all the way to the TOP, no one is anymore deserving than Joanna to represent the USA!!
  1. Gil-Ann Wilder
    commented on: February 9, 2012 at 8:23 p.m.
    Joanna Boyles is a beautiful, very intelligent and talented young lady. She was born to play soccer. She was born with a special gift and is amazing to watch!!!!! She comes from a wonderful Southern Family Heritage and her late Grandfather, Mr. Aaron Guilford Wilder, is looking down from above very proud. I would love to see her represent the USA Women's Soccer Team at the Olympics in the near future. If anyone could represent the USA proudly it would be Joanna Bess Boyles.
  1. Joette Woodall
    commented on: February 23, 2012 at 9:44 p.m.
    WOW....4,000 people like this article on facebook. Joanna Boyles....I would say you are LOVED and thought very highly of as a soccer player. I say, Reach for the Stars...don't let ANYTHING stop you from reaching your goal!
  1. joette woodall
    commented on: May 13, 2012 at 6:45 p.m.
    So PROUD of you!!!

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Youth Soccer Reporter
Roster: U.S. U-15 girls head to Concacaf Championship    
Coach Mark Carr has named an 18-player roster for the 2016 Concacaf U-15 Girls Championship Aug. ...
U.S. U-18 women tie England    
The U.S. U-18 women's national team, coached by April Heinrichs, ended its 10-day training camp at ...
FC Dallas sweeps Development Academy titles    
FC Dallas won 2016 U.S. Soccer Development Academy titles at the U-15/16 and U-17/18 divisions, becoming ...
U.S. U-18 women fall, 1-0, to England    
The U.S. U-18 women's national team fell, 1-0, to England during its July 6-15 training camp ...
Slammers FC take top ECNL prize    
Slammers FC, based in Newport Beach, California, was named ECNL "Overall Club Champion" for the 2015-16 ...
NSCAA aims to combat 'showcase fraud'    
Citing that there are too many cases of showcase tournaments and summer camps promoting college coaches' ...
Semis set for Development Academy national championships    
FC Dallas has reached the semifinals in both U-15/16 and U-17/18 divisions of the U.S. Soccer ...
Girls Development Academy adds 28 clubs    
U.S. Soccer has named 28 more clubs that will be part of the Girls Development Academy ...
Roster: U.S. U-18 women head to England    
U.S. Soccer Women's Technical Director April Heinrichs has named a 20-player roster for the U.S. U-18 ...
Roster: U.S. U-14 girls national team convenes in Colorado    
U.S. U-14 girls national team coach April Kater has called up 36 players for the U-14s' ...
>> Youth Soccer Reporter Archives