Palmdale Thunder has been providing the communities of the A.V. the opportunity to compete at the highest levels of youth soccer since 1995. Our focus is on the development of soccer players, but more importantly the life skills and lessons of team sports that leads to a well-rounded young adult. Our record of players that have gone on to play in College is unmatched in the A.V.
Palmdale Thunder is a member Club of Cal South, and plays in the Coast Soccer League. The Club has won Coast Soccer, Cal South and US Soccer Federation Championships at the League, State and Regional Levels.
Thunder BU13's supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month
BU12's Capture the Championship at Lake Tahoe
Coach Martin's BU12's took first place in Lake Tahoe at the "Come Up For Air" Tournament. The boys played solid defense in the thin air of Lake Tahoe to go 4-0 and capture the Championship. Congratulations boys!
GU16's Having Tryouts
Nishimoto signs with Red Hawks
GU19 Gold Sweeper and Lancaster H.S. Fullback Katherine Nishimoto has signed to play soccer in the fall with D3 Illinois Tech. Katherine will study Bio-mechanical Engineering at the Chicago, Illinois School. Katherine played Thunder her whole club career, and is the 3rd player to sign from her team. Congratulations Katherine!
GU11's Champions of Cali-Crown Classic!
Coach Paul Zappula's GU11's continue their Tourney roll, following up their State Cup Championship with the Gold Bracket Championship of the Cali Crown Classic in Bakersfield.
The girls went 4-0, conceding only twice and putting up 19 goals in their run to the medals. Congrats to Paul and his girls on their continuing development!
Gomillion signs with Masters
GU19 Gold Center-Midfielder Hailey Gomillion signed with the Masters College in Santa Clarita last week. Hailey joins her sister, Sophomore Whitney, on the Women's team that is Nationally ranked and played in the National Championships the last 2 seasons under head Coach Curtis Lewis. Hailey joins a long list of Thunder standouts that have played for the Masters, a top Liberal Arts Christian University. Congratulations Hailey!
Coach Curtis Lewis and Hailey Gomillion
GU11's Crowned State Cup Champions!
In another close match last Saturday (Feb.7th) during their Mayors Division State Cup run, Coach Paul Zappula's GU11's defeated the Rebels Soccer Club, 2-1 in overtime to be crowned State Cup Champions! The match, at the I.E. Surf Complex in San Bernardino, was a tight defensive battle,tied at halftime, 0-0. Blast opened up the scoring early in the second half when they were awarded a pk. About 10 minutes later, Azha Dickson equalized on a beautiful free kick to tie the match. It stayed tied to the end of regulation, forcing overtime. About 3 minutes into ot, Thunder broke the deadlock when Laila Jimenez slotted the perfect ball to Darien Ritchie, who scored to put Thunder up, 2-1. Thunder held on through the rest of ot to secure the State Cup Championship. Congratulations to Coach Paul, his Staff, and Manager for developing this team that was formed just 6 months ago- an incredible accomplishment! This is Palmdale Thunder's 4th appearance in a State or Regional Championship match since 2007, and their 3rd title- which leads all clubs in the valley.
Thunder BU12's finalists at the Anaheim Surf Winter Classic
Coach Martin Maguellal's boys played great soccer over the holiday break, advancing to the Championship Match in the Anaheim Surf Winter Classic. The defense was strong in securing 2 shutouts in pool play, and surviving a thrilling 3-2 win over CVU White to advance to the finals. The boys gave it their all but came up short against Coast Silver SMU Blue to finish 2nd overall. A great warm-up tourney for this weekends State Cup. The boys play at LNSC this weekend in pool play. Congrats and good luck!
PALMDALE THUNDER TRYOUTS-
If you are interested in trying out for a team, you can contact the specific teams Coach or Manager in your child's age group by e-mail. If we don't have a team for your child, we will be glad to refer you to the appropriate Club that does. Because, "that's how we roll". We do have additional new teams forming in the boys and girls age-groups. For additional information, please contact email@example.com