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Boyles, central figure in title chase
by Paul Kennedy, February 9th, 2012 12:54AM
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[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!!!

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