Elite and College Program

The Sharks Elite Program is an extension of the Competitive Program, capitalizing on the higher level of competition opportunities unique to U.S. Youth Soccer Region IV, particularly Southern California.  Elite teams will play in ECNL (Elite Clubs National League), the Southern California Developmental Soccer League (SCDSL), the California Regional League (CRL), US National League and in College Showcases across the United States.

The goal of the Elite Clubs National League is to change the landscape for elite female soccer players in the United States through innovative, player-centered programming and to enhance the overall experience by creating a better, more enjoyable, and more successful player, coach, and club development model.  To learn more, jump HERE.

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College Program

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nsd2016boys500The Sharks College Program offers mentorship and visibility to be identified and recruited into College Soccer Programs in all Divisions. All DMCV Sharks Club team members may participate to help realize future growth opportunities; however, the key program focus is as a college soccer recruiting enabler for Elite Team members.

By partnering with College Fit Finder, we offer our players one of the best tools available to help guide them through their college process.

Within the Sharks organization, players are educated and mentored about the recruiting process, whereas outside the organization, the program emphasizes building relationships, demonstrating player potential, and maintaining clear dialogue with college coaches and staff.

The program is not about “hand-holding” a player into recruiting, but about providing the knowledge, tools, and clear understanding of the various college soccer opportunities that may best fit both the motivated player while also communicating consistent, authoritative recommendations to the college coach seeking specific future team capabilities.

The DMCV Sharks Elite and College Programs are directed by Kelly Wherry.

Kelly grew up in Costa Mesa, CA and played collegiately at Cal State San Marcos from 2006-2009.  While there, she was a 3-year captain, part of two Conference Championship Teams and two NAIA National Tournament appearances.

Kelly graduated with a degree in Liberal Studies in 2011 and then entered coaching.  She coached at Santiago Canyon College as a Volunteer Assistant from 2010-2012, Laguna United FC from 2012-2014, and then at Strikers FC Orange County from 2015-2017. Kelly was also a Varsity Assistant Coach at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana. Currently she is also the Assistant Coach at Cal State San Marcos.

College Commitments

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Grad YearGenderFirstLastCollege
2018GirlsJayleen GNewberry College
2018GirlsAvaDorvillierCal Poly SLO
2018GirlsCassidyLuchtU of Washington
2017GirlsRylieWestU of Nevada
2017GirlsKatieLynnU of St. Thomas
2017GirlsCalliePetrey-JuarezCal State Fullerton
2016BoysElliot CohenCarnegie Melon
2016BoysMiloBartonUC Santa Barbara
2016BoysNoahTekleNotre Dame de Namur
2015GirlsEllissyaAndinoUC Irvine
2015GirlsKristenColePoint Loma Nazarene
2015GirlsCrystalCordovaNC State
2015GirlsJulianne MDe ArmasUSD
2015GirlsAdrianaGutierrezNotre Dame De Namur
2015GirlsHannahKeoghNC State
2015GirlsShelbyLeeUC Irvine
2015GirlsMelissaLowderSanta Clara
2015GirlsNatalieSaddicUC Davis
2015GirlsJordanSandersLong Beach State
2015GirlsSydneyWoottenNC State
2015GirlsBrookeMillerHawaii - Hilo