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Weekly College Update

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Ashton Miller and Duke head to
College Cup - Final 4

Ashton Miller helps Duke past Baylor to go to Orlando and Women’s College Cup
 

https://goo.gl/abhB41

MSU Advances to Elite Eight
Jimmy Fiscus, Hunter Barone, Guiseppe Barone, Ken Korlicki, Michael Pimlott

MSU starts 4 Wolves start and 2 Wolves score as MSU heads to Final 8 with a victory over WMU, and there 3 Wolves, Kosti Moni, Ben Thornton and Drew Shephard

https://goo.gl/fMhZQj

Izzy Verdugo and Alexa Spaastra go to U18 USYNT Camp

Izzy Verdugo goes to first ever YNT Camp and joins Alexa Spaanstra in San Diego.  That makes 10 Michigan Hawks invited to USYNT Camps since September. Also, Izzy becomes the fourth Michigan Hawks in the last 4 years to go to their first YNT Camp at the age of 18, following Lexy Warner, Natalie Winters and Dani Stephen!

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Wolves-Hawks Facebook Links

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The Michigan Wolves and Hawks are excited to announce that we are getting more involved on the internet.  A couple of weeks ago we created Wolves and Hawks specific Facebook pages.

Please visit our Wolves' Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/michigan.wolves.9?hc_ref=NEWSFEED 

and Hawks' Facebook page,  https://www.facebook.com/michigan.hawks.9?fref=ts.  

This is a great way to stay up to date on the with the day to day happenings of the best club in Michigan.

If you have things to add or games to highlight, please send that information to Scott Duhl at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the Wolves and Jeannine Reddy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the Hawks.

Additionally, we will be putting up a temporary, pilot Michigan Hawks Page, http://hawks.soccer/ , which will be used as a past, current and future story of the Michigan Hawks.  See what goes into making the Michigan Hawks the best girl's club in the Nation.   If the feedback is positive a Wolves one will not be far behind.

We would like to use this website as a glimpse into the future as we continue to evaluate how we can give our club members an exceptional experience on and off the field.  Send us your feedback and be ready for a survey to come out in Mid February so that we can keep moving forward. 

Doug Landefeld
Hawks Director of Coaching

Hawks Spring Showcase Teams for 2000 - 2003 girls Deadline is Dec 1st

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The Michigan Hawks are excited to offer a spring showcase team this coming spring for players from all clubs. This team will allow players who chose not to play high school to have a viable option to continue playing. The team will attend at least two top spring college showcases and we will arrange for regional competition for their games. Players can participate in their HS track teams during the spring. Practices will be twice a week and scheduled do make sure all can attend.

Important information

Who - 2 teams - 00, 01 and 02, 03 (Teams will be multiage group teams, but can be single age group if numbers work)

When - March, April, June

Events - Blue Chip College Showcase, Crossroads College Showcase, + one more

Practices - 2 times per week

Cost - The initial deposit is $200 due by December 1st then $200 installments are due 2/17/18 and 3/17/18

TeamSnap Registration Link https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/68644  is due by December 1st and will charge $200 Initial Deposit upon registration. No refunds unless the team does not have enough players to form a team.

Coach for 00, 01, 02 Gene Pulice

Coach for 03's Nate Stovall

For further information please contact Doug Landefeld at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NCAA Third Round for Wolves Alumni

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Congratulations and best wishes to our alumni who have advanced to the 3rd Round of the NCAA Division 1 National Men's Soccer Tournament.

Colgate: Chase Pagani (Captain) and Ben Snider

Duke: Suniel Veerakone and Daniel Wright

Louisville: Connor Brazil

Michigan State: Jimmy Fiscus (Captain), Ken Krolicki, Giuseppe Barone, Michael Pimlott, Hunter Barone, Hunter Morse, Philip Stair, and Zach Kovan

Western Michigan: Drew Shepherd, Ben Thornton, Kosti Moni, and Brandon Eklund

Local Game:  Saturday (November 25) Western Michigan @ Michigan State at 6:00 PM

MSU Spartans won 3-0 in NCAA Tournament second round

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EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State men's soccer battled the wind, rain and snow as well as the Virginia Tech Hokies on the way to a 3-0 victory for MSU Sunday afternoon at DeMartin Stadium in the second-round of the NCAA Tournament.

Michigan State 3, Virginia Tech 0 Box Score Get Acrobat Reader

MSU got goals from junior forward Ryan Sierakowski, junior forward DeJuan Jones and sophomore defender Michael Pimlott, with senior midfielder Ken Krolicki assisting on all three goals. The Spartans won in their first action since Nov. 5 when they lost to Ohio State in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament. Michigan State beat the Hokies in their first-ever meeting. With Sunday's win, MSU improves to 12-3-3 overall, while Virginia Tech ends its season with a 10-10-0 record.

"First off, I would like to congratulate Virginia Tech on a well-played game," MSU head coach Damon Rensing said. "I know Mike (Brizendine); he's a first class coach. They've had a great year, and to get to the round of 32 is a good accomplishment. I want to congratulate them on a great season, especially their goalkeeper (Ben Lundgaard) and their forward, number 11 (Marcelo Acuna) were special players. I want to wish them all the best in their careers as well."

The seventh-seeded Spartans advance to the third round, where they'll host in-state foe and 10th-seeded Western Michigan next weekend, with a date and time to be announced later. WMU advanced with a 2-0 win over Albany. The Spartans and Broncos met during the regular season with MSU winning, 1-0, on Oct. 4 in Kalamazoo.

"I'd like to thank Michigan State University. We didn't have the greatest conditions, but the field played great so our grounds crew, our administration, the support that we got here to put this event on in a little 30 degree and snowy weather. I certainly want to thank everybody involved. I could name names, but the whole group of Michigan State from President Simon to Mark Hollis, Shelley Appelbaum and on down," Rensing said.

Sunday's weather was cold with steady snow flurries that increased to blowing, blizzard-like conditions, but would have intermittent cloud breaks, with patches of sunshine.

"Lastly, I just want to congratulate our guys. I mean, what a performance. We've really kind of pushed these guys to come out and start. One of our weaknesses is that we haven't started great. I think we rectified that today, because a goal five minutes in and then we just kept the pressure on and we had a spectacular first half and played really well. These three guys (DeJuan Jones, Michael Pimlott, Ryan Sierakowski) were obviously huge contributors to that along with the whole team. The second half was a little tricky, when you're up a man and three goals. All in all, probably a little boring for the fans, but we'll take boring and a 3-0 win and on to the Sweet Sixteen," Rensing said.

Ocelot Cafe Holiday Hours

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Please note the Holiday Hours for the Ocelot Cale at the St. Joe's Sports Dome:

Closed: Nov 20th to Nov 23rd

Closed: Nov 25th - 26th

Closed: Dec 16th - 25th

Closed: Dec 27th - 29th

Closed: Dec 31st to Jan 7th

www.sjsportsdome.com

Wolves Alumni named Crossroads League Player of the Year

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Kamara and Sokalski headline Men's Soccer All-League cast

SPRING ARBOR, Mich. – Spring Arbor University junior Morris Kamara has been named the Crossroads League Player of the Year and sophomore Alex Sokalski was selected Defensive Player of the Year as the Spring Arbor University men's soccer team pulled in five year-end honors with four First Team selections and one Second Team.

Joining Kamara and Sokalski on the First Team ballot was senior Lewis Jones and sophomore Isiah Handspike (Wolves Alumni) while sophomore Jacob Crull earned Second Team honors.

Kamara picked up his third straight piece of All-League hardware following a spot on the First Team as a sophomore and Second Team as a freshman. The junior forward enjoyed a career-year as he helped Spring Arbor post a program record 58 goals this season. His led the conference in, both, goals (17) and points (38). His 17 goals also ranked 15th in the NAIA.

Through his first three seasons, Kamara has racked up 37 goals and 12 assists.

"Mo had a monster year, and his accumulated hard work makes this award so deserving for him," said head coach Nathan Miller. "I'm not sure I will have the privilege of coaching a harder working and more committed player. He was targeted all year and was still able to be extremely productive. He is such an unselfish player who leads the line so well. The amazing thing is that he still hasn't reached his peak potential. When your hardest working player is your striker, that is no doubt a platform for success."

Wolves Alumni in NCAA Division 1 Tournament

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Dear Wolves families:

We would like to offer best wishes to our alumni competing in the upcoming NCAA Division 1 National Men's Soccer Tournament.

Colgate: Chase Pagani (Captain) and Ben Snider

Duke: Suniel Veerakone and Daniel Wright

Louisville: Connor Brazil

Michigan: Marc Ybarra, Tristan Jacob, Noah Kleedtke, Lucas Rosendall, Grant Mattia, and Ryan Kobakof

Michigan State: Jimmy Fiscus (Captain), Ken Krolicki, Giuseppe Barone, Michael Pimlott, Hunter Barone, Hunter Morse, Philip Stair, and Zach Kovan

Notre Dame: Blake Townes, Matt Habrowski (Captain), and Simon Roennecke

Western Michigan: Drew Shepherd, Ben Thornton, Kosti Moni, and Brandon Eklund

Upcoming Schedule:

Thursday (November 16) Colgate @ UMass 1:00

Sunday (November 19) Duke vs. FIU/Omaha Winner

Sunday (November 19) Louisville vs. California/San Francisco Winner

Sunday (November 19) Notre Dame vs. Wisonsin/Illinois-Chicago Winner

Upcoming Schedule (Local Games):

Sunday (November 19) UM vs. Colgate/UMass Winner @ 5:00 in Ann Arbor, MI

Sunday (November 19) MSU vs. Virginia Tech/Air Force Winner @ 1:00 in East Lansing, MI

Sunday (November 19) WMU vs. Maryland/Albany Winner @ 1:00 in Kalamazoo, MI

To follow the NCAA tournament, visit  http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/soccer-men/d1

Michigan Hawks in College Week #13

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Megan Buckingham gets an assist to help teammate Kate Morris and North Carolina advance https://goo.gl/ncP9xi

Cassie Phillips starts as Colorado advance https://goo.gl/Mr5nAv

Ashton Miller helps Duke past UNCG to advance https://goo.gl/PXyMLg

Wisconsin beats Toledo as Caitlin Clem and Sammy Kleedtke get shutout and Allie Winterfield scores a goal https://goo.gl/EnGJ45

Ally Haran and Monreau Devos help Wake Forest past Georgetown https://goo.gl/AETC17

Brenna Lovera scores PK as Northwestern advances past Butler https://goo.gl/uVT1hM

Megan Healy and Pepperdine advance https://goo.gl/YK9BXh

Gianna Parlove helps GVSU past Ohio Dominican to advance to Regional final https://goo.gl/YYWfqF

Three Michigan Hawks go into U16 US Youth National Team Camp. Joyelle Washington, Michelle Cooper and Josie Aulicino https://goo.gl/FW3QQm

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Wolves Alumni Chase Pagani’s letter to the next #2

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To the Next #2,
 
Be a great person. Be a great teammate. Be a great student-athlete.
 
These three simple guidelines will be the very first thing you hear the moment you set foot in the locker room as a member of the Colgate Men's Soccer program. These are the standards Coach 31871Ronning wishes to teach, instill, and perfect in our players each and every year. Four years ago, I was in your position as a freshman that was given the number 2. While I am writing to you as a senior captain now, I can admit that I have struggled with these three guidelines in my development in this program. It takes four years to harness each aspect of Colgate Men's Soccer. This has ultimately led me to the most important lesson I wish to pass on to you: this number 2 is never given, it is earned. 
 
I've had quarrels with teammates. I've made mistakes on the field. I've made mistakes off the field. I've gotten bad grades. I've struggled with injuries. I've had bad games. I've been benched for those bad games. With every setback I've had, I would sense a metaphorical dent being inflicted on my golden plague of these three simple guidelines. But what I have learned from all these experiences is that it's the only way to improve.
 
You will make mistakes. You will struggle with teammates. You will have bad practices. You will not play. You will not start. You will not have a good game. But what each and every one of these moments will do is help you become a better person, teammate, and student-athlete.
 
You will learn to play faster. You will learn to play smarter. You will learn to defend better. You will learn to support your teammates. You will learn to make an impact in games. You will learn to be an impact on this team.
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Once you figure out how to live by these three concepts, once you earn the number 2, you will earn your place in the historic Colgate Men's Soccer family. This is a family comprised of former players, coaches, trainers, and/or anyone that has proudly represented this name on their chest.
 
While this program competes for Patriot League Championships, this program values character, unity, and grit. It values being a member of the community and loving the guys battling on the field with you. While saying the three guidelines is easier said than done, living by them is worth the life that follows as a Colgate Men's Soccer player.
 
Sincerely,
#2
Chase Pagani
Colgate Men's Soccer