Five former Hawks help GVSU win a National Championship. Congratulations to Kelsey Fiscus, Kayla Kimble, Jenny Shaba, Taylor Ward and Katie Wooley.
The Michigan Wolves and Hawks will offer a winter soccer camp on December 30th, December 31st and January 2nd, January 3rd at Total Soccer Farmington, 22777 Farmington Rd, Farmington, MI 48336.
Cost for the 4-day camp is $90. In addition to quality instruction by our club coaches with the club’s proven curriculum, each player will receive a camp t-shirt. Players will be placed into groups based on both age and ability after the first day.
Camp Staff – will include Doug Landefeld, Adil Salmoni, Sam Cheaib and Lars Richters
10:00-12:00PM for Ages 5-15
To register for camp, please complete this form including the waiver and send it and a check for $90, if sent before December 14th ($105 after the 14th ). **Daily Rate is $25 per day.
Checks should be made out to Michigan Wolves and Hawks Soccer Camp and sent to :
Michigan Wolves and Hawks Camp
16735 Riverside, Livonia, MI 48154
Rolla, Mo. - Grand Valley State senior defender Kayla Kimble was named the 2013 Daktronics Midwest Region Player of the Year, while five others were chosen to the All-Midwest Region teams.
Kimble, who was also named the GLIAC Defensive Player of the Year this season, helped the Lakers' backline post 20 shutouts, including 13 straight to start the year, which is the second longest streak in NCAA Division II history. She has been the clear-cut leader of a defense that has yielded just three goals and held nine opponents to four shots or less.
Additionally, the two-time All-GLIAC First Team honoree scored the game-winning goal in GVSU's 1-0 victory over Lake Erie on Nov. 1.
This is the third time Kimble has been a Daktronics All-Midwest Region selection, but this marks her first appearance on the first team.
Also garnering first team plaudits were freshman midfielder Marti Corby, senior goalkeeper Abbey Miller, junior forward Jenny Shaba and senior defender Tayler Ward. Freshman forward Kendra Stauffer was voted onto the second team.
In his four and a half years as a Michigan State Spartan, Kevin Cope has been called many things.
“One of the best centerbacks in the country.”; “The toughest player to wear green and white.” But all he’s concerned about is living up to the name he proudly wears on his chest.
“I think that I have a pretty good work ethic and I think that kind of defines what a Spartan is,” said Cope. “You have this image of a person who likes to battle and a person that has a strong physique and that’s what I strive for; to be a leader and to be that rock for the team. If every Spartan tries to do that, every team should be in pretty good shape. That’s what I try to do for the men’s soccer team.”
A prospect out of Canton, Mich., Cope was recruited by some of the top programs in the Big Ten. Though he grew up closer to Ann Arbor than East Lansing, it was the vision that he and head coach Damon Rensing shared that sealed the deal for the future Spartan.
CHAPEL HILL - Summer Green scored a pair of goals and Anna Sieloff had a stellar game in goal to lead fifth-ranked North Carolina past 13th-ranked Texas A&M 2-0 in the third round of the NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament before 806 fans at chilly Fetzer Field Sunday afternoon.
The Tar Heels' win earns them a home quarterfinal game in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2009. The defending NCAA champion Tar Heels will play host to second-ranked UCLA next Saturday at 5 p.m. EST in the quarterfinal round at Fetzer Field. The Bruins beat Stanford 2-0 in NCAA third round action Sunday night in Los Angeles. Purchase NCAA quarterfinal tickets here.
The Tar Heels improved to 20-4 with the victory while Texas A&M finished its season with a record of 18-5-2. This marks Carolina's first 20-win season since the 2009 campaign when that NCAA championship team finished at 23-3-1.
Green scored both of the goals in the game for the Tar Heels. The sophomore striker from Milford, Mich., has been on fire in the last 10 games, recording five goals and five assists during that span. She now has nine goals and six assists in 24 games overall this season.
For sophomore public relations major and soccer standout Shannon McCarthy, the answer was obvious from the get-go.
Fellow students in her CPR 232 class got their choice – take the “easy” route volunteering with any of the listed nonprofit organizations, with full contact information and description provided for initial contact. Or, for those a little more adventurous, choose a non-listed organization and handle all the legwork involved on their own – a daunting task for any student double-majoring with a full course load. But when McCarthy saw Shake-A-Leg Miami (SALM) wasn’t an option on the list, she immediately knew her next move. “I remember one of our former assistant coaches had mentioned something about Shake-A-Leg to me a really long time ago,” she said. “I thought, ‘How cool is that?’ I always remembered that conversation. It’s really different from any other nonprofit because everything is on the water out on Biscayne Bay.”
Shake-A-Leg Miami works with challenged children, helping with therapeutic water activity. SALM works with children & adults with physical, developmental and economic challenges in a marine environment, teaching environmental lessons and helping with therapeutic sailing, swimming, and kayaking, among other watersports activities.
McCarthy had spent some personal time working with organization’s “We Can Sail” event, which is a Saturday recreational program for children with disabilities. And when she approached head soccer coach Mary-Frances Monroe with her idea to get her teammates involved, the first-year coach was all ears. “We hadn’t done much community service up to that point, so it was a different environment for our team to be in,” she said.
“But everyone was really receptive, and when we got out there, I was amazed. Everyone took it by storm and jumped right in.”
McCarthy’s teammates were paired up with the participating children, and lead-up events included basketball and arts & crafts. The mentors and participants socialized before going out on Biscayne Bay together. Before anyone could believe it, the day was over.
Craig Kirk, the manager of the mentor program at Shake-A-Leg, told Shannon afterwards he had never seen a volunteer group perform as well as the Miami soccer team. “You did an awesome job,” Kirk told McCarthy and her teammates. “Really well done. We can’t wait to have you all back out here.”
Though Monroe and her staff couldn’t be at the event due to a prior recruiting trip, the coaches were proud of Shannon and her teammates for taking such initiative. “I’m very excited the team had the opportunity to do something great for the community,” Monroe said. “It’s really important we reach out and help when we can. We definitely can’t wait to get working with Shake-A-Leg again in the near future.”
McCarthy was thrilled with her team’s first venture with the program, and insists there will be similar events in the near future. “We’ll be back,” she said with a smile. “When I got home, I was thrilled with everyone’s attitude and their demeanor there. It was so worth it. It’s as easy as just being able to spend Saturday afternoon together as a team and with these kids.”
Congratulations to the Fall WSSL Division winners.
Wolves 06 won the U8 Boys Division 1
Wolves 05 won the U9 Boys Division 1
Wolves 04 won the U11Y Boys Division 1
Hawks 06 won the U8 Girls Division 1
Hawks 04 won the U11Y Girls Division 1
Hawks 03 won the U11 Boys Division 1
Hawks 03 Black won the U11 Girls Division 1
Hawks 03 Red won the U11 Girls Division 3
Hawks 02 Black won the U13 Girls Division 3
Hawks 97 Black + Hawks 96 Black won the Open Hawks Division