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College of Idaho defender Gianna Yslava to join SF Glens for USL W League season

By SF Glens SC Staff, 02/22/23, 10:15AM PST


NAIA Honorable Mention All-American brings scoring prowess to back line

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Glens Soccer Club announced today that defender Gianna Yslava has signed on for the 2023 USL W League season, pending league approval.

An NAIA Honorable Mention All-American and United Soccer Coaches All-Region First Team member at the College of Idaho, she tallied 13 goals and an additional four assists in 2022 despite playing from the back line. The Yotes set school records for goals scored and wins during the campaign as Yslava was also named the Cascade Collegiate Conference’s Newcomer of the Year.

“I’m so excited to join the SF Glens this summer and have the opportunity to play with some former teammates and amazing coaches,” said Yslava. “I’ll see you all out there soon. Up the Glens!”

A native of San Jose, California and Wilcox High School graduate, she will reunite with several of her club teammates at the San Jose Earthquakes Academy and Bay Area Surf that won three combined national championships.

“Gianna is coming off a great collegiate season where she earned NAIA All American honors," said Glens head coach Mike Sharabi. "We expect she will have an immediate impact in our squad and are looking forward to seeing her in action."

The San Francisco Glens are entering their first USL W League season in the NorCal Division. Open tryouts will take place March 12 at Skyline College. Register now at


With over 90 total teams and 1,100 youth and adult players, the San Francisco Glens are the largest and most diverse soccer club in The City. Founded in 1961, the Glens have established minor-league men’s team in USL League Two, a women’s team in the USL W League, and a comprehensive youth academy that includes a full pathway in MLS NEXT, the top youth league in America, right down to local micro soccer programs serving kids as young as Pre-K. Last year, the club announced the construction of a soccer-specific facility at Treasure Island with a targeted completion date by end of 2023.

As a community-focused 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Glens are proud to have never turned away a single player or family due to financial hardship thanks to internal fundraising efforts and a scholarship program that distributed over $200,000 last year alone. Visit us at and


The USL W League is the nation’s premier pre-professional league developing the next generation of women’s soccer talent both on and off the field, enhancing the pipeline between college and professional soccer. Since the conclusion of the inaugural 2022 season, 25 W League alums have gone to sign a professional contract. In addition, seven players were drafted in the 2023 NWSL draft, and nine players have been invited to professional preseason training camps home and aboard. The USL W League strives to use women’s soccer as a force for societal good by creating a national platform to increase opportunity, gender equity, and career development. Visit to learn more.

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