2000, 2001 & 2002 Maryland State Champions and 2003 & 2004 Finalists

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5/20/05: A new U19 Bethesda team, the United, was formed to compete in the 2005 Maryland State Cup and was coached by Dave Nesbitt. It was composed of 9 recent players from the Rowdies plus 4 from the Bethesda Strikers, 1 from the Bethesda Dragons, 1 from the Frederick Sting and 2 from the Olney MD United. The players were: Danielle Devereux (Maryland), Jen Dunbar (Air Force Academy), Ali Feldman (George Mason), EJ Goldman (Delaware), Melissa Hornfeck (Monroe College), Kara Lewis (Cornell), Christina Mann (NC State), Shelley McDuff (Maryland), Amy Morrison (UMBC), Chrissy Parks (East Tennessee State), Ali Reinhart (Towson), Leslie Schulz (Bucknell), Jackie Stromberg (Cornell), Kathleen Vistica (Miami of Ohio), Melissa Whitley (Princeton), Jessica Young (UMBC), and Rachel Young (Virginia Tech).
6/5/05: United defeated the Damascus Spirit of Freedom 5-1 in the U-19 semifinal.
6/12/05: United defeated the Freedom Vipers 2-1 in the U-19 state championship.
7/3/05:The United defeated Rhode Island #2 (Bruno United) 7-0 and Pennsylvania West (Century V) 6-1 to grab the wild card semi-final spot after losing a hard-fought game to Eastern New York (Albertson Fury) 0-1.
7/4/05:The United played a tough Conecticut United team, losing 1-2. The United can take pride in being the first and only Maryland '85/'86 team to win a bronze medal at the Regionals. See pictures here. Good luck ladies upon your return to college.

The Bethesda Rowdies (girls born on or after Aug. 1, 1985) won 3 Maryland State Championships in 2000, 2001 and 2002 and were finalists in 2003 and 2004. The Rowdies were coached by Julian Etches from U12 to U17. You can read more about our coaches below.

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2000 State Cup Champions

Front Row: Leslie and Christina. Middle Row: Julie, Rachel, Ali, R.B. Back Row: Val, Allison, Christina, Katie, Laura, Alison, Emily, Sarah, Coach Etches.

2001 State Cup Champions

Front Row: Leslie and Christina. Middle Row: Julie, Rachel, Dani, Christina, Ali, Emily, Kristina. Back Row: Val, Katie, Jenny, Allison, Alison, Sarah, R.B., Coach Etches.

2002 State Cup Champions

Front Row: Kristina Bryn, Emily Azarian, Rachel Boyer, Alison Reinhart, Amy Morrison, Danielle Devereux, Julie Steffen. Back Row: Coach Julian Etches, Christina Mann, Uju Ogbuawa, Jennifer Legge, Erica Goldman, Katie Haggerty, Alison Feldman, Jennifer Dunbar, Sarah Jung, Valerie Zimmerer, Rachel Young.

2003 Region 1 Premier League Semi-Finalists and State Cup Finalists

Front Row: Christina Mann, Julie Steffen, Rachel Young, Robyn Bishop, Danielle Devereux, Ali Reinhart, Emily Azarian, Kristina Bryn. Back Row: Valerie Zimmerer, Jennie Legge, Maddie Stevens, Uju Ogbuawa, Alison Feldman, Jen Dunbar, Amy Morrison, Allie Wilkerson, EJ Goldman, Coach Julian Etches. Absent: Gretchen Auer, Rachel Boyer, Katie Kuhn

2004 State Cup Finalists

Front Row: Jessica Young, Rachel Fry, Rachel Young, Emily Azarian, Ali Reinhart, Danielle Devereux, Amy Morrison. Back Row: Allie Wilkerson, Gretchen Auer, Jennifer Dunbar, Alison Feldman, EJ Goldman, Lindsay Lowder, Lea Erculiani, Robyn Bishop, Coach Michelle Salmon. Absent: Christina Mann, Val Zimmerer.

Click here to learn more about each Rowdies player

See Rowdies History and archived Pictures (9.2mb).

Rowdies highlights include:

Finalists, U18, Maryland State Cup 2004
Fair Play Award at Regionals, 2003
Region 1 Premier League representative to Regionals, 2003
Finalists, U17, Maryland State Cup 2003
Third Place, U17, Region 1 Premier League, Spring 2003
Champions, U16, Maryland State Cup 2002
Rowdies donate $600 from car wash to American Red Cross, Oct. 2001
Champions, U15, Maryland State Cup 2001
Champions, U15, Champions Division Virginian Memorial Day Tournament, 2001
6-2-1, U15, Division 1 WAGS, Fall 2000
Champions, U14, Maryland State Cup 2000
Champions, U14, Division 2 WAGS, Spring 2000
Semi-finalists, Premier Division, PWSI Toys-for-Tots Tournament, 2000
Champions, Premier Division, Downingtown Kick-Off Classic, 1999
Finalists, Chesapeake Cup Tournament, Spring 1999
Champions, George Mason Indoor Tournament
Champions, U13, Division 2 WAGS, Fall 1998
Semi-finalists, "B" Division, WAGS Tournament, 1998
Semi-finalists, Premier Division, PWSI Toys-for-Tots Tournament, 1998
Semi-finalists, Maryland State Cup Tournament, 1998
Semi-finalists, Premier Division, Jefferson Cup Tournament, 1998
Champions, Our Lady of Good Counsel Indoor Tournament, 1998
Champions, Bullis Academy Indoor Tournament, 1998
Champions, MLK CISC Indoor Tournament, 1998
Champions, Premier Division, Bethesda Tournament, 1997
Finalists, Premier Division, FPYC Labor Day Tournament, 1997
Champions, Kirkwood Indoor Tournament, 1997
Champions, U11, Division 2 WAGS, Fall 1996
Champions, Premier Division, Dulles National Soccer Tournament, 1996
Champions, PWSI Icebreaker Tournament, 1996
Finalists, Downingtown Fall Classic, 1995

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About our coaches:

Julian Etches:
Mr. Etches retired from coaching after 20 years to focus more on his family and business. Mr. Etches coached the Rowdies from U-12 through U-17 and guided them to 3 (U14-16) state championships. He was associated with winning teams his entire soccer career. He captained 2 teams in National youth finals, winning the McGuire Cup (U-19 Boys Championship) with the Montgomery United Ponies. Mr. Etches had extensive Olympic Development Program (ODP) experience as a regional player and coach. He coached league champion high school teams and was voted 1996 All-County girls soccer "Coach of the Year." He guided the Bethesda Broncos to their last two Maryland State Cup Championships and was the 1998-9 Bethesda Soccer Club Girls "Coach of the Year.

Michelle Salmon:
Michelle Salmon, a former All-American at Maryland, coached the Rowdies at U-18. She served as UMBC's assistant coach in 1999 before being appointed head coach prior to the 2000 season.

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