Midwest Reds Invitational Champions

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Congrats to the Hawks 2010 for going undefeated this weekend and winning the U8 Division at the Midwest Red Invitational. Great job Girls !!

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Congratulations to the U11 Michigan Wolves!  Champions of the Midwest Reds Invitational.

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Ken Krolicki: Big 10 Player of the Week

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Sept. 13, 2016

 

Offensive Player of the Week
Ken Krolicki, Michigan State
M – Jr. – Plymouth, Mich. – Canton

  • Guided Michigan State to a win over Rutgers in the Big Ten opener
  • Scored one goal and tallied one assist in the 4-0 win over the Scarlet Knights
  • The 2015-16 Academic All-Big Ten selection earns the second Offensive Player of the Week award of his career
  • Last Michigan State Offensive Player of the Week: Ken Krolicki (Nov. 6, 2014)

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3 Wolves Alumni Return to #1 Spot in NSCAA top 25 poll

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- For the seventh time in the last four seasons, the University of Notre Dame men's soccer team has assumed the number one position in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division I National Top 25 poll. The Irish received 15 first-place votes (606 voting points) to move from fourth to first in the most recent NSCAA rankings that were released on Tuesday.

No. 1 Notre Dame opened the 2016 season with a 4-0-0 record after sweeping the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament on Aug. 26-28 at Alumni Stadium, and the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic on Sept. 2-4 at Armstrong Stadium in Bloomington. Key Notre Dame victories have included a 1-0 shutout of New Mexico (Aug. 28), a 2-1 triumph in double overtime against defending NCAA champion and No. 15 Stanford (Sept. 2), and a 5-0 clean sheet in the most recent Irish start against No. 22 California (Sept. 4).

After the first two weeks of the 2016 campaign, Notre Dame ranks in the NCAA Division I soccer top 10 in total goals scored (12, second), scoring offense (3.0 goals per game, seventh) and total points (32, eighth), adding top 10 totals in save percentage (.947, seventh) and goals-against average (0.24, eighth).

Notre Dame was previously recognized as the top team in the NSCAA poll three times in its national championship 2013 season (Nov. 5, Nov. 12 and final), and three times as the defending NCAA champion in 2014 (preseason, Sept. 30 and Oct. 21). A total of eight Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) teams, Notre Dame, Clemson (No. 2), North Carolina (No. 3), Syracuse (No. 6), Virginia Tech (No. 15), Virginia (No. 17), Wake Forest (No. 21) and Boston College (No. 25), were included in the Sept. 6 edition of the NSCAA top 25 poll.

No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 15 Virginia Tech are scheduled to open ACC play on Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. (ET) inside Alumni Stadium. Visit und.com/tickets or call the Murnane Family Ticket Office at 574-631-7356 for more information or to purchase tickets

Original Article: http://www.und.com/sports/m-soccer/spec-rel/090616aab.html

Irish Mens Soccer Ranked #1

Features (3) Michigan Wolves Alum as starters:

Blake Townes  #20 - Junior Center Midfielder (pictured above)

Oliver Harris    #18 - Senior Midfielder

Matt Habrowski #4 - Senior Center Back - Team Captain

See ND vs Michigan Wolverines in Ann Arbor 7:30 pm Tuesday October 11th.  

Another great weekend in college!

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Michigan Hawks have another great weekend in college!

Taylor Petersen scores her first goal of the season for Illinois in a 2-1 loss to TCU http://goo.gl/MGhBzA
Marisa Oleksiak score a goal for MSU but Sam Maher's assists helps CMU past MSU http://goo.gl/5x37Uu
Hannah Drkulec gets assist in Iowa's win http://goo.gl/1Pw0ts
Natalie Winters assists two as Iowa defeats SIUE http://goo.gl/UFu485
Kylie Knight helps Ohio State upset #16 Virginia Techhttp://goo.gl/7hCdAP
Alexis Shamoun helps WMU past Western Illinois http://goo.gl/U0el63
Madi Lewis and Rubina Veerakone help Michigan upset Mississippi http://goo.gl/FOOVdl
Marisa Oleksiak and Lexy Warner scores as MSU gets past Colorado http://goo.gl/5x37Uu
Ally Haran and Monreau Devos get help Wake earn two more shutouts as Wake Forest goes to 6-0 for first time since 2007. http://goo.gl/i8Ibcl
Megan Young gets first career assist as Florida Gulf Coast starts season 2-1 http://goo.gl/EN1brC
Logan Culver and Emma Tokuyama both score in Mercer win http://goo.gl/3M1BSX
Ashton Miller and Megan Buckingham, 96 Hawks teammates draw as UNC ties Duke 0-0 http://goo.gl/5xITkB
Jamie Leas and Avery Hay take Depaul past Army West Point http://goo.gl/CYJGmS
Jenny Fichera gets two more assists as Rice wins again. http://goo.gl/QmByC2
Rachel Winters gets an assist for BGSU but Alison Holland gets the win for Oakland http://goo.gl/nP1C70
Assist for Taylor Tambouris for Loyola, Chicago 110-game that ends in 1-1 tie. http://www.loyolaramblers.com/sports/w-soccer/recaps/090416aac.html

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Hawks 09 Motor City Champions

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The Hawks 09 played in the Motor City Champions Cup, and they went 4-0 to win the Championship.

Hawks 06 Red win Saginaw Classic Championship

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Hawks 06 Red, Coached by Sam Cheaib, were the 2016 Champions in the Saginaw Classic Tournament this past weekend! The girls went undefeated in the tournament, and won the final game 5-0.   Thank you to the Saginaw Twp. Soccer Association for a well organized tournament, and congratulations to the Hawks 06 Red team!

Academy Players to Watch for 2016/2017

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The U.S. Soccer Development Academy season kicks off on Saturday for the U15/U16 and U17/U18 age groups. The Academy is entering its 10th season, and will each passing year new players emerge from the crowd. Either those players use the platform to get recognition from Youth National Team coaches or they launch off into academies abroad in hopes of finding new opportunities. 

This season marks the last for the Development Academy as a boys-only league, as the girls side will join the fray in 2017. With the spotlight firmly pointed at the boys, the Development Academy has a number of possible candidates for players who could be on their way to being the next Weston McKennie or Brooks Lennon or among the others who have used this platform to jump to the next level. 

TopDrawerSoccer highlights some candidates below. 

Wolves Alumni Suniel Veerakone scores for Duke

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DURHAM, N.C.—Duke rookie Suniel Veerakone scored twice as Duke exploded for four second-half goals in a 5-1 victory over UNC Asheville in the John Rennie Nike Invitational finale this afternoon. The Blue Devils came away with the title with a win and a tie in the annual tournament.

Veerakone captured Most Valuable Player honors, finishing the weekend with two goals and 168 minutes played over the two games. Joining Veerakone on the All-Tournament team were Max Moser, Robert Moewes and Brian White.

“[Suniel] is a very good player,” said head coach John Kerr. “We see it every day in practice and how many good things he does and now he’s adjusting to the pace of play in college.”

Wolves-Hawks Add New Goalkeeper Coach - Mike Sheehy

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The Michigan Wolves-Hawks are pleased to introduce Mike Sheehy as an additional goalkeeper coach for our club starting September 6.

Mike brings with him 25 years of coaching experience at all levels of the game.  Along with being part of the Michigan Hawks & Wolves Soccer Club this year, Mike is a staff member of The NCAA D1 University of Detroit Mercy Women's Soccer Team, The Michigan Olympic Development Soccer Program and works with the Cranbrook High School Boys' and Girls' Soccer Programs. Mike is a former outstanding youth goalkeeper in the state of Michigan. As a youth, he led his club team to 5 State Championships, 3 Midwest Regional Finals and 1 National Championship. He played High School Soccer at Farmington High School and was a former All-State player. Mike played soccer collegiately at Oakland University (1990-93) and professionally with the Detroit Wheels (1993-1995). Throughout Mike's coaching career, he has proved to be very successful in helping numerous goalkeepers and players attain college scholarships for their on and off field performances. He is recognized as one of the leading goalkeeper coaches in the state of Michigan.

Please join me in welcoming Mike to our club.

Thank you,

Ed McCarthy
President, Michigan Wolves-Hawks

Former Wolves face off in Preseason scrimmage

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After playing with each other on the Wolves 98 team for several years five players faced off against each other on Saturday August 27th. Saginaw Valley University was represented by Roddy Green #7 and Brian Sockow #2 while Albion College was represented by Jake Silburg #15, Gabe Martinez #19 and Peter Kirouac #00.  The Albion team has four more older Wolves alumni players Bobby Budlong, Andrew Prince, Will Colburn and Brad Wong.

Alexa Spaanstra and Izzy Rodriguez make U17 World Cup team

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U.S. Under-17 Women's National Team head coach B.J. Snow has named the 21 players who will represent the United States at the 2016 FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup being held in Jordan from Sept. 30-Oct. 21.

The U.S. plays its first Group D match against Paraguay on Oct. 1 at Prince Mohammed International Stadium in Al Zarqa (7 p.m. local / Noon a.m. ET) before facing Ghana on Oct. 4 at King Abdullah II International Stadium in Amman (4 p.m. local / 9 a.m. ET). The USA will finish group play on Oct. 8 against Japan at Amman International Stadium (7 p.m. local / Noon ET).

"This is an immensely exciting time for our players and staff," Snow said. "After a thorough evaluation process over the course of the last two years, we feel that we have selected a group of players capable of embracing the challenges that a World Cup presents. The selection process has been excruciatingly intense and this is a direct result of the depth of the player pool for this age group. We evaluated over 120 players within our training camps this cycle and they all deserve a ton of credit."

Snow, who has taken the squad through eight training camps/events and 12 international matches so far this year, will bring the 2016 U-17 Women's World Cup Team to a final camp in Florida from Aug. 26-Sept. 3 before departure for Jordan later in the month. During the camp, the USA will play the Venezuela U-17 WNT twice, on Aug. 30 at the Water Soccer Complex in Tampa, Fla. (7 p.m. ET kickoff) and on Sept. 2 at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. (7 p.m. ET kickoff). Admission is free to both matches.

"We have five weeks left to prepare for our first game in Jordan and we need to take advantage of every day," Snow said. "The two games against Venezuela will provide a very important snapshot of where we are and what we need to continue to focus on. Venezuela is an outstanding opponent that has a history of success at the U-17 level, highlighted by their fourth-place finish in the last U-17 World Cup. Having the opportunity to play them will be a tremendous challenge and we look forward to testing ourselves."