March 27 Technical Training Cancelled

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Temperature today between 5 and 6 pm will be between 28 and 30 degrees, for the safety of our players, technical training today Friday the 27th has been cancelled, I promise to add another one at the end of the technical training schedule,
Thank you and have a great weekend.
Coach Sam

Spring 2015 Technical Training

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Coach Sam Cheaib has announced the schedule for technical training sessions. These sessions are offerred to all Wolves-Hawks players as part of their club training opportunities at no additional cost. Take advantage of these sessions and get some extra touches on the ball.

Sessions are offered at Jaycee Park starting March 27th on the listed dates:

5:30pm to 6:45pm for U9 - U12
6:15pm to 7:30pm for U13 - U18

The times will be adjusted as the daylight increases

March 27th - cancelled due to cold temperatures
April 3, 10, 17
May 8, 15, 22, 29
June 12

Coach Sam hopes to see all of you there!!

Zoe Morse Shoots for Soccer’s Top

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EAST LANSING – Zoe Morse, a junior at East Lansing High, has been in love with soccer since she was a little girl. Recognized as an All-American and representing the U.S. as part of the Women’s National Team, she’s beginning to realize her dreams of playing in the World Cup are within reach.

Morse is one of 24 players in the country named on the U.S. U-18 Women’s National Team (WNT). The team’s first training camp of the year was held in February at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. Soccer’s “U” system denotes players under a certain age, grouping them by team.

“It’s amazing,” said Morse, who plays midfielder. “All the staff there just really helps you out, it’s that kind of environment where everyone just wants you to succeed.”

Morse and her team will be eligible to qualify for the 2016 FIFA U-20 World Cup. However, the next World Cup in 2018 might be more realistic. The WNT program starts with U-17, running through U-23. The final level is the elite WNT, which includes players like Abby Wambach and Shannon Boxx and will represent the U.S. this summer in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.

Morse holding a plaque from the U-17 NTC Invitational in Carson, California.
Morse holding a plaque from the U-17 NTC Invitational in Carson, California.
Credit Zoe Morse

  Morse considers her involvement with the national teams to be her greatest achievement. The All-American honor in January comes at a close second. She also played on the U-17 WNT in 2013, and helped her team defeat Japan in the Women’s NTC Invitational.

Aside from the national team, Morse is a midfielder for the U-18 Michigan Hawks coached by Doug Landefeld. The Hawks program has been a springboard for Michigan’s best players, such as former star defender Kate Sobrero Markgraf.

“The competition is really kind of what separates us (from most programs), it’s why we’re in this league and why people like Zoe are playing for us,” said Landefeld.

Twenty-one of the 22 players on Landefeld’s roster will play collegiate soccer, with 20 in Division I .

Coach Sam inducted into HYPE Sports Hall of Fame

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Congratulations to Coach Sam Cheaib after being selected to the 1st Annual HYPE Sports Hall of Fame! The inductees were selected based on each person’s service to the community and HYPE and their impressive athletic achievements. The following people will be inducted at HYPE’s Annual Dinner “The Village That Raised a Child” Thursday April 16, 2015 6:00pm at the HYPE Recreation Center:

  • Herman Moore – Former Detroit Lion & Pro Bowl WR
  • Sam Cheaib – Legendary Soccer Coach
  • Cullen Finnerty – 4x National Champion QB @ GVSU & All Time Winningest QB in College Football History

1st Annual Michigan Hawks Appreciation Banquet

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HawksBanquet2015Doug Landefeld, Director of Coaching for the Michigan Hawks, hosted the 1st Annual Appreciation Banquet for the U14-U18 Hawks teams on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Laurel Manor. There were over 320 people that attended including Honored Guests and Founding Directors of the Club - Tom Coyne, Paul Dugan and the Scicluna family along with Special Guest Speakers (former Hawks players) University of South Carolina-Upstate Head Women’s Soccer Coach Abby Minihan and Rock Valley College Head Women’s Soccer Coach Carrie Barker. The graduating senior Hawks were recognized and honored while two girls from each team shared some insight about their teammates.   It was a fun evening of laughs (some tears by Coach Doug), lots of pictures and great stories. If you were not able to attend this year, we hope you can make it next year.