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September 11, 2008

Montoya to coach Bay Area team

Nancy said she and Brian, CEO of the high-tech company Blue Coat Systems, were approached four months ago about purchasing the Bay Area franchise.
“We were very interested and it happened fairly quickly,” Nancy said. “We met with the other owners and the commissioner, and felt very positive about it.”

Perhaps no one was more positive about it than the NeSmiths’ daughters, both standout soccer players. Sarah – a freshman on an athletic scholarship at Northwestern University – played for Los Altos High and the nationally ranked MVLA Mercury club team. Amanda is a junior at Los Altos who plays for her school and the nationally ranked MVLA Avalanche club team.
A familiar face will coach the team. The NeSmiths last week hired Los Altos graduate Albertin Montoya, who has coached Sarah and Amanda on the club level.
“We looked at a few candidates and he definitely had the best qualifications,” Nancy said. “He’s very well known in the Bay Area and has a lot of experience coaching women. He was the best qualified.”

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