GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

Community invited to meet the Masakada team at GFA

[June 24, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] The local community will have the opportunity to meet the players, coaches, and staff of the Masakåda, Guam women’s national team on Sunday in a community event presented by Grey Goose at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

The team will be having a training session beginning at 5 p.m. that will be open for fans to watch. After the session, all players, coaches and staff will be available for photos, autographs, and interviews. The team is currently in a training camp ahead of the EAFF E-1 Football Championship Round 1 Guam tournament.

“The community support for the Matao, the Guam men’s team, from last year’s FIFA World Cup qualifiers was tremendous, and we are hoping to get that same atmosphere for the Masakåda, our women’s team,” said Mark Chargualaf, Masakåda head coach.

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Masakåda shortlisted for Round 1 of EAFF tourney

[June 18, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] After a series of training sessions and weekend training matches, Masakåda head coach Mark Chargualaf has released the names of 24 players selected to the team’s training camp beginning June 22.

Selected for the week-long training camp are Ariya Cruz, Jena Cruz, Gabrielle Evaristo, Jalana Garcia, Kaycee Hoover, Maria Abbey Iriarte, Skyylerblu Johnson, Samantha Kaufman, Yae Kawauchi, Brianne Leon Guerrero, Koharu Minato, Colleen Naden, Randi Jo Paulino, Anjelica Perez, Inyssa Perez, Arisa Recella, Mya Jade Sanchez, Kimberly Sherman, Demi-Rae Shimizu, Franshay Shippey, Paige Surber, Kaeliana Taitano, Sabrina Wiegand, and Simie Willter.

Guam’s final roster for the EAFF E-1 Football Championship Round 1 Guam will be released at the conclusion of the training camp. Only 18 players will be selected for the final squad, as well as two alternates.

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Masakåda play first June training match ahead of EAFF tourney

[June 5, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] The Masakåda training squad played its first official training match of the month against the Guam U14 Boys national training squad Saturday in preparation for the EAFF E-1 Football Championship Preliminary Round set to kick off June 29.

The training match is the first of weekly matches ahead of the team’s first match of the regional tournament. The women’s team defeated the U14 Boys team 3-0 at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Skyylerblu Johnson, Bud Light Women’s Soccer League Spring 2016 Golden Boot winner and IIAAG Girls High School Soccer League All-Island MVP, scored the team’s first goal in the first half. Anjelica Perez, former captain of the St. Martin University Saints, an NCAA Division II university in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, scored for the Masakåda training squad in the second half. The other goal came on a U14 Boys squad own goal.

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Current NAIA women's soccer champs sign Guam's Surber

[March 10, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] The 2015 NAIA Women’s Soccer National Champions, the Spring Arbor University Cougars, have added Guam’s Paige Surber to their roster in preparation for their title defense beginning Fall 2016.

The Cougars capped a banner season with its first-ever national championship win, boasting five shutouts in five matches and outscoring opponents 12-0 en route to the NAIA Women’s Soccer crown. Surber, currently a student at Highline College in Des Moines, Wash., was offered an athletic scholarship to play for the Cougars during a trial visit to Michigan earlier this month.

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Para i onra, para i gloria - Masakada Installment 5

Para i onra, para i gloria is a recurring feature on GuamFA.com, with profiles of selected players from Guam's national teams.

In the fifth and final 2014 installment for the Masakada, featured player is Samantha Kaufman. Kaufman is part of the Masakada, the team that were recently crowned as champions of the EAFF Women's East Asian Cup Round 1 tournament in Guam. In addition to helping the team win the tournament, Kaufman also was recognized as the women's tournament MVP.

The Masakada played against Macau and the Northern Mariana Islands, racking up 18 goals in two matches. Guam will now move on to the tournament's semifinal round in Chinese Taipei in November to face Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei, and Korea Republic. The team leaves next week and will meet in Chinese Taipei for a short training camp before the tournament.

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