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SRU Alum…Where are they now?

Many Santa Rosa United players continue to contribute to the game of soccer long after leaving the club. Here are some updates...

Cat Barnekow (SRHS 2008) along with Karli Nestler (SRHS 2010) both played for Elk Grove Storm this summer.  Karli returned to Stanislaus as senior center defender, playing in all 6 games this season and currently has 2 assists.

Cat Barnekow graduated from University of North Carolina-Greensborough and continued play last year as part of the Philippines National Women’s team. She returned to play this summer in the WPSL for Elk Grove and is currently assisting Women’s Soccer at SRJC. 

 Carissa Amiral (SRHS-SSU) joins Cat at SRJC as Keeper Trainer.

 Elise Britt (Montgomery 2007) played for the National Champions San Diego Sea Lions in the WPSL this past summer. Elise who played for UCLA is now in Medical school at UCSD.

 Megan Herring (Montgomery 2009) received “Player of the Week” for PacWest Conference for Sept 9-15. Herring has started every game in goal for Dominican University of Ca for past 4 years. 

 Carli Johnson (Maria Carrillo-SRU Thunder) was recently honored as Mtn West Conference “player of the week”. She anchors San Diego State Aztecs defense notching 2 goals in 9 games this season, and is coached by former SRU coach Mike Friesen. 

 Alyssa Anderson (Montgomery 2012) has started in 7 of 8 games this year and leads Sacramento State with 6 goals and 1 assist.

 John McFarlin (SRHS) is a captain and leads Loyola Marymount in scoring this season.

Taylor Varnadore (Analy 2010) played for Sol (NPSL) scored the game-winning goal in the Sol’s 3-2 win over FC LVU Sonic in the National Semifinal round. The goal, scored off a bicycle kick, was touted to be the goal of the season by many NPSL observers.  Varnadore is a senior for Sonoma State and has notched 1 goal.

 Melissa Knoll (Maria Carrillo) graduated from an outstanding career at Chico and has found a home coaching Technology High while giving back as the Rohnert Park school’s counselor.

 Anonio Garcia (Montgomery High) is also a counselor for SR Middle School while also coaching SRHS. Antonio played for the perennially great Ohio State.

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