Shippey to play for NAIA's Lindenwood University Lynx

[July 20, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] Fueled by a passion for soccer she developed at an early age with Quality Distributors FC and through high school, Franshay Shippey is ready for her next challenge – intercollegiate women’s soccer.

Shippey, a 2016 graduate of Simon Sanchez High School, accepted a scholarship to attend Lindenwood University in Belleville, Illinois and to play soccer for the college in the upcoming Fall season. The Lynx are part of the American Midwest Conference in the NAIA.

“I’m so excited and nervous at the same time,” Shippey said. “I really don’t know anyone out there, so there’s so much I have to prepare myself for. I do know that I really want to continue playing soccer at a higher level, so I keep reminding myself to just stay focused and disciplined – I’ll need to be constantly making small goals for myself to achieve to keep me motivated.”


Guam Masakåda, Chinese Taipei honored at EAFF dinner

[July 5, 2016 - Tumon, Guam] The Guam Masakåda and the Chinese Taipei men's team were honored as champions of the their respective competitions of the EAFF E-1 Football Championship Round 1 Guam during an awards dinner at Samurai restaurant at Fiesta Resort Guam.

Recognized during the women's competition awards presentation Sunday evening was Guam's Samantha Kaufman and Paige Surber, the women's competition top scorers. Both players scored three goals in two matches. Kaufman also was selected as the tournament MVP. Guam also received the champions trophy as winners of Round 1. All competing teams also received a diploma from EAFF.


Masakåda win EAFF tourney with perfect record

[July 4, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] The Masakåda, Guam women's national team, qualified for the semifinal round of the EAFF E-1 Football Championship following second win of the Round 1 tournament, a 5-0 contest against the Northern Mariana Islands at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

Guam's Paige Surber finished the match with two goals - one goal in each half - to lead the Masakåda. Simie Willter, Samantha Kaufman and Anjelica Perez also scored in the contest.

With the win, Guam moves on to Chinese Taipei in November, to play in the tournament's semifinal round against Korea Republic, Chinese Taipei, and Hong Kong. Guam is no stranger to the next round of play, also advancing in 2014.


Masakåda open EAFF tourney with win over Macau-China

[June 30, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] The Masakåda, Guam women's national team, opened the EAFF E-1 Football Championship Round 1 Guam with a strong 5-0 victory over Macau-China early Wednesday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

Despite a highly defensive formation utilized by the visiting team, Guam managed to set the pace of the match and find spaces for shots. Skyylerblu Johnson, IIAAG Girls High School Soccer League All-Island MVP, broke the scoring ice for Guam, finishing a cross from Inyssa Perez. Next, 2014 Round 1 MVP Samantha Kaufman put Guam ahead by two with a header off a corner kick play. 2014 Round 1 Top Scorer Paige Surber and team captain Anjelica Perez also scored in the first half for the 4-0 halftime score.


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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