Hawks 99 win National ECNL Championship

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Both teams took the field less than 24 hours after lightning delays pushed back the U17 semifinals, leading to a plodding, tired affair between the Hawks and Force.

Drama took the forefront once again when Catherine Dager beat the offside trap, latching onto a driven long ball from one of the Michigan center backs. De Anza’s goalkeeper stopped Dager’s initial effort, but she followed up to slot home and put the Hawks on top in extra time.

A fascinating tactical battle between De Anza’s whirring possession machine and Michigan’s effective counter attacking, the fatigue certainly left its mark on both sides. Michigan’s attackers Alexxis Lipsey and Grace Krygler looked to take advantage of opening on the break, with Lipsey coming close on more than one occasion during the first 90 minutes.

Golden chances were few and far between. Michigan’s Sarah Clark fired a dangerous free kick into the wall.Luca Deza got on the end of a Samantha Tran cut back, only to spurn it high of the goal in the second half, in what turned out to be one of De Anza’s best chances of the game.

As the game progressed, Deza looked the most likely to create for the Force, though Michigan’s impressive back line was consistently up to the task. Abby Willerer led the effort from central defense, with Jaimie Leas solid and steady in goal.

In the end, Dager’s effort proved to be enough, as the Hawks held on over the final 10 minutes of extra time to kick off the celebrations.

Congratulations to Coach Doug Landefeld and the U17 Hawks for beating De Anza Force in the ECNL National Championship.  The Hawks won in double overtime 1 - 0. 

Congratulations girls on adding another star!!

Our Wolves-Hawks crest will now have 13 stars to represent the 13 National titles our teams have won!

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Michigan Wolves-Hawks Youth Academy

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Michigan Wolves-Hawks Youth Academy is your first step to a solid soccer foundation. If your 3-8 year old son or daughter is interested in trying to develop their soccer skills and love for the game this program is for YOU. We have highly skilled and licensed coaching staff. Michigan Wolves-Hawks Soccer Club is ranked #1 in Michigan!


Training Dates: Wednesdays - September 14, 21, 28 October 5, 12, 19, 26

Game Dates: Saturdays - September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22

Times: Wednesdays – 5:30-6:30pm or 6:30-7:30pm

             Saturdays – 9:00-10:00am or 10:00-11:00am

Locations: Training - Bicentennial Park - 35400 7 Mile Road, Livonia

           Games - Total Soccer - 22777 Farmington Road, Farmington

Cost: $175 (includes uniform kit)

Register at: https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/?ProgramID=51398

Summer Camp

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Enjoy the summer while refining your skills before you join you’re new teammates. This Summer Training Camp was created to enhance and continue the development of the individual. For the fifth straight summer we are offering 9 total sessions that cover different areas of the game (Dribbling, Passing, Finishing and Small Sided Games). This camp is a great tool to stay sharp throughout the summer in addition to attending weekly camps. Our camp is offered Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for 3 weeks of July. So come out and join us at the friendly confines of Jaycee Park in Livonia!

When: Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s and Thursday’s in July (12,13,14 and 19,20,21 and 26,27,28)

Who: All Players (U8-U16 5:30-7pm)           Where: Jaycee Park 32501 Pembroke St. Livonia, MI 48152                  

Cost and Packages: $180 for 9 Sessions, 6 Sessions for $150 or 30$ per session.      Registration is still OPEN

What you get: Tuesday- Dribbling.   Wednesday- Striking and Finishing. Thursday- Passing and Receiving

* If you have any question please contact Scott Duhl at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (734) 891-6272            

Coaching Staff: Wolves and Hawks coaches

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2016 Summer Goalkeeping Camp

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For: U10-U18 Goalkeepers from any club or team

Coaches: Joe Zawacki, Skip Thorp plus additional Staff.

Dates: July 18th, 19th, 21st and 22nd from 5:30 - 8:30PM

Location: Jaycee Park 19800 Mayfield Street, Livonia, MI

Cost: $220 (deadline to register is July 9th)

To register: Please dowload and complete registration form and mail to address on form with check

Soccer Scramble

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The event is a modern version of the 2v2 and 4v4 Games made famous with the Dutch and Belgium Coaching Schools. The Scramble involves every player being shuffled or scrambled every game. Simply, each game will involve new players to form a team. Scores will be kept on a win, loss, and draw basis, with individual prizes for the highest tally. Space is LIMITED. The Scramble is limited to 60 players, PER SESSION. REGISTRATION IS DUE PRIOR TO MONDAY, AUGUST 1. Cost, $60.00 (3days) Cost, $25.00 (1day)

Registration Link and further details: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1GRE53clSc-3WAG13AjimKST9tbRd-3kPR-kgwcREdE4/viewform

Questions - contact Bryan Thorp- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hawks US Soccer Development Academy Announcement

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We are pleased to announce that the Michigan Hawks have been invited to be a founding member of the US Soccer Girls Development Academy that will start in the fall of 2017.

US Soccer is the highest governing body for soccer in the country and we are already one of two clubs in Michigan involved with the Development Academy on the boys side. We also currently have 14 of our players participating in the National team program through US Soccer. 

The Michigan Hawks have always been committed to providing its players with the highest levels of training and competition. Our teams have excelled in the ECNL (Elite Clubs National League), which is the best girls soccer league in the country. And we will continue our involvement with the ECNL's outstanding platform of competition and player development.US Soccer Girls Academy Annaouncement

Novi’s Katrina a force to be reckoned with

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Novi senior defender Katrina Koomen played soccer this spring with the force of a Category 5 hurricane.

After taking a year off to play with the Michigan Hawks of the Elite National Club League, Koomen re-emerged for Wildcats during her senior year and made quite an impact.

Finishing with 13 goals and 15 assists, Koomen was dangerous with her left-footed free kicks, even from 50 yards out.

“Katrina was one of our biggest offensive weapons this season,” Novi coach Todd Pheiffer said. “Even though she played outside back, she was constantly a threat whenever she had the ball. She is not only technically very good dribbling the ball and taking on her opponents, there is no player that serves the ball better into the box than Katrina. Whether she is serving a ball in from a corner kick, a free kick or just off the dribble, she knows exactly how hard to hit the ball and exactly where to play it.”

“Hurricane Katrina” was one of the big reasons the Wildcats, who finished 16-2-5, captured the KLAA Central Division, Kensington Conference, Association, Division 1 district and regional titles this season.

Koomen, named All-Area Girls Soccer Player of the Year, also earned all-KLAA, all-district and all-region honors while making first team Division 1 all-state.

“She is one of the hardest working players both on the field and in the classroom, which is why she is both a scholar-athlete and a Dream Team selection,” Pheiffer said of the College of Charleston (S.C.) signee.


Watch Michigan Hawks U17 ECNL Semi Finals Live

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Michigan Hawks U17 vs Slammers U17 at 1:00PM

The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) will provide ongoing live coverage of the 2016 ECNL National Final Four, with all the Semi-Final and Finals games available on Stream Sports. The U15, U16 and U17 National Semi-Finals take place today, with the first games taking place at 9 AM EST.  The games can be viewed on the ECNL National Finals event homepage (click here), or via www.streamsports.com/live-streaming/.

U13 Wolves win Regional Championship

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U13Wolves RegionIIChampsFrom June 24th to 29th, in Westfield, Indiana, the U13 Wolves, coached by Sam Cheaib, achieved a perfect balance of technique, tactics, grit, cohesion, and joy and now find themselves one of four U13 boys teams heading to Frisco, Texas, to compete for a 2016 US Youth Soccer National Championship (July 26th - 30th).

At the Region II Championships, the U13 Wolves earned solid pool play victories over SC Waukesha Impact, Sporting Saint Croix, and Indy Premier, leading them into what proved to be a thrilling semifinal match against Chicago Fire Academy. Down 0-2 to Fire at half, the boys, with the help of their coaches, found a way to shift the momentum and work themselves back into the match with passion and play of the highest quality, ultimately resulting in a 3-2 victory and a spot in the finals.

In the finals, the Wolves faced a skilled Cincinnati United Premier team they lost to (0-1) and drew with (0-0) in the fall and spring, respectively. Once again, the match-up revealed itself to be an even one,  with both teams threatening to score at various points throughout the game, but an early goal off a set piece starting just outside the CUP box was the only one the Wolves would need to win (1-0) and become Region II Champions.

As their now-extended season moves toward its finale in Texas, the boys are playing their best soccer and having fun doing it. A National Championship is in sight, and they are looking forward to doing their best to give the Michigan Wolves and Hawks another star.

2016 ECNL National Finalists

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Congratulations to the U18 Michigan Hawks ECNL 2016 ECNL National Finalists!!

I would like to thank the '98 Michigan Hawks ECNL players for their tremendous contributions to the club over the years.  This team is everything we want a Hawks' team to be.   They work hard, they play great soccer, they laugh a lot and they are great kids on and off the field.  

Thanks also to all of their parents for their support and trust throughout the years.  When a team gets to their first National Championship game at U18, it means that the parents have had to trust in our process, coaches and club in the "lean" years.  Thanks most of all for letting us get to know and work with your families.

We wish everyone all the best in college and know that we will always be here if you need anything.


Doug Landefeld
Director of Coaching, Michigan Hawks

Which youth clubs produce the most U.S. Girls National Team players?

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With U.S. Soccer’s expanded Youth National Team programming over the past couple of years, more players than ever are getting the chance to represent the United States at the international level.

Since the start of the 2015 cycle, no youth soccer club has had more players named to U.S. Youth Women’s National Team rosters than the Michigan Hawks or San Diego Surf SC, which have each sent 14 players to Team USA events at the U-14 through U-20 levels.

Each of the top 13 clubs in terms of number of U.S. Youth Women’s National Team players represent the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL). In total, more than 80 percent of the total U.S. Soccer girls player pool is composed of players developed by ECNL clubs.

+Read: Which USSDA clubs have the most U.S. Youth National Team players?

See below for the full list of clubs that have been represented on U.S. Youth Women’s National Team rosters over the past two years.

U.S. Youth Women’s National Team call-ups by club (2015-2016)

MichiganWolvesHawks-logoT-1. Michigan Hawks (14)

Goalkeepers: Maciah Lipsey (U15)

Defenders: Isabel Rodriquez (U17), Ally Haran (U19), Malia Berkely (U19), Megan Buckingham (U19), Courtney Petersen (U19, U20)

Midfielders: Kaya Frazier (U16), Zoe Morse (U18, U20), Natalie Winters (U18, U19)

Forwards: Joyelle Washington (U14), Emma Hiscock (U15), Emaly Vatne (U16), Natalie Viggiano (U16), Alexa Spaanstra (U17, U20)

Original Article from Soccerwire.com