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Saint Mary's goalkeeper Isa Bañuelos joins SF Glens for USL W League season

By SF Glens SC Staff, 03/10/23, 12:00PM PST


Two-time club national champion shot-stopper to reinforce strong back line

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Glens announced today that Isa Bañuelos has signed with the club for the 2023 USL W League season, pending league approval.

The Saint Mary’s goalkeeper is coming off her first season with the Division I Gaels after a club career that includes two national championships with Bay Area Surf. Bañuelos will be reunited with several players from that team.

“I’m so excited to be joining SF Glens this summer as well as play with some former teammates,” said Bañuelos. “Up the Glens and see you guys out on the field soon.”

Originally from Union City, California, Bañuelos also enjoyed a stellar high school soccer career at James Logan. Not only did she captain the Colts her senior year and concede just one goal all season, she also found the net twice on her own.

"Goalkeeper is the most important position on the field; [it's] the last line of defense," said Glens head coach Mike Sharabi. "Isa has proven that she can be counted on to keep her team in every game with her athleticism and shot-stopping ability. We are looking forward to having her in goal with the Glens this summer."

“We are excited to have Isa back with us," said Glens assistant coach Heath Piper. "Not only is she a great shot-stopper, but she always has the ability to come through with the big saves in the big games for us. She is also very good with her feet. Which is very important for the way we want to play.”

The San Francisco Glens are entering their first USL W League season in the NorCal Division. Open tryouts will take place March 11 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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