Jasmine Nickelberry of Turlock High and her Mustang Rampage (of Danville) won the inaugural National Championship of the Elite Clubs National League earlier this month in Seattle. Twenty of the best under-16 girls soccer teams from across the U.S. competed over the last year in the ECNL Challenge A Division.
The Mustangs finished first in the standings, ahead of No. 2 Stars of Massachusetts, No. 3 Players Development Academy Charge (of New Jersey) and No. 4 Crossfire Premier of Washington. The Mustangs now become an under-17 team and return to San Diego at the end of the month to defend their Surf Cup championship title.