Local Roundup: Tracy girl aiming for international soccer opportunity
by TP staff
Jun 20, 2013 | 2706 views | 1 1 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Samantha Tran, 14, of Tracy, returned this week from U.S. Soccer’s under-17 Women’s National Team Camp.

The camp took place June 9 to 16 at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, in San Diego County.

As a member of the 28-player U17 national team, Tran is eligible for the 2014 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica. The final roster will be announced in August, following two more camps this summer.

A chance to practice and play with the U17 team is a step up for Tran, a forward, who is already a member of U.S. Soccer’s U15 girls national team.

She previously played with the U14 girls national team and was selected after she recovered from breaking her leg in a soccer game a year before the tryout for the U14 national team.

A former member of the Tracy Futbol Club Crush, she plays for the DeAnza Force 98 Blue team out of Cupertino.



Meiring wins on SJ Fair half-mile track

Tony Meiring of Tracy won the Lodi Motorcycle Club’s Open Pro event June 13 at the San Joaquin County Fair.

The win on the half-mile dirt track at the Stockton fairgrounds puts Meiring in a first-place tie after six races in the 23-race American Motorcyclist Association’s District 36 Championship Dirt Track Series.

Meiring’s chief rival in the series point standings, Dominic Colindres of Brisbane, had an early lead in the June 13 race before Meiring moved up from fifth place, took the lead in the fifth lap and held on for the win.

He also won his heat race and the Dash for Cash.

• Contact Bob Brownne at 830-4227 or brownne@tracypress.com.
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mtrew
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June 21, 2013
Great job SamTran! Have fun in Spain too!


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