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DNST Finalists Fall 2018

2006 Girls

Alianza Black

Herndon Alianza Black is a 2007 age group elite team.  The team is playing in CCL Premiership and also competes in top tournaments throughout the region. 

Alianza made it to the Final Four in the Virginia State Cup in May 2019.  Additionally, Alianza competed in the Jefferson Cup (semi-finalist) and Baltimore Mania tournament (semi-finalist) and will compete in the Virginian Elite tournament over Memorial Day weekend. 

In Fall 2018, besides Alianza Black's successful inaugural season in CCL, the team was a finalist in the Dulles National Soccer Tournament, a semi-finalist in the Capital Fall Classic and a finalist in the Southampton Cup.

In 2017-18, Alianza Black girls had a very successful season in NCSL, were champions at the 2018 Alexandria Soccer Kick-Off, and finalists at the 2018 Arlington Invitational. 

Coach - Michelle Alioto

Team Manager - Eva Katsari


Capital Fall Classic Semi-finalists Fall 2018

Head Coach Michelle Alioto



Michelle Alioto has over 20 years coaching experience covering the youth, ODP, high school and college levels. She is currently the head coach of the 07 Alianza Black and 04 Deportivo at Herndon, and a Virginia Olympic Development Program District and State coach. She also leads the U5 Microkicks Program for Herndon year round.

The Wisconsin native coached Milwaukee area boys and girls travel soccer and high school soccer at Rufus King. She was the head women’s soccer coach at MSOE, an NCAA Division III university, from 2002-2004, while also coaching for Wisconsin state and district ODP.

Coach Michelle played NCAA Division I Soccer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she captained the team and help lead it to league championships and to the NCAA Tournament.

She has worked with Herndon Youth Soccer since 2012, and has led her 04 and 07 girls teams from the beginning of travel at U9.


Our official try-outs are on May 6 (Monday), May 9 (Thursday), and May 13 (Monday) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Bready Park.  If you can't make these dates or try-outs have concluded, please contact us and we'll be happy to have your daughter come to one of our practices. Please contact Eva Katsari at 


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“I’m proud of our team’s performances to advance us to the Final Four and represent Herndon, where many of our players have been developing since our U5 program. It has been rewarding to watch how close knit this group has become.." - Coach Alioto