Crew SC Academy Wolves Teams Shine at Winter Showcase

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The U16 and U18 Crew SC Wolves had strong performances at the recent US Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. As the premier event of the boys' soccer calendar, the Showcase drew the full US National Youth Team staff and hundreds of college coaches.

The U16 Wolves Academy, coached by Scott Duhl, defeated Pateadores (California) by a score of 3-0, lost to #3 ranked Real Colorado 3-1, and defeated the highly-regarded LA Galaxy Academy by a score of 1-0. The Wolves have closed the midpoint of the season as the overall #7 team in the country. To visit the U16 Academy page, click here.

The U18 Wolves Academy, led by Lars Richters, defeated Sporting Kansas City 2-1, lost to #7 ranked Kendall Soccer Club (Florida) 1-0, and defeated PDA (New Jersey) by a 3-1 margin. After the showcase scores were tallied, the Wolves entered the midyear break as the #9 ranked team in the nation. To learn more about the U18 Crew SC Wolves Academy, click here.

Both teams were assisted at the event by Bryan Thorp and Skip Thorp. Over the course of the event, our boys played in front of over 150 college coaches. For more information on the event, click here.

2015 MHSCCA Boys All State Awards

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The Michigan Wolves-Hawks Soccer Club would like to congratulate all of our High School players that were awarded All State awards for the 2015-2016 season:

Honor Name School Club Team Position
Dream Team Kirouac, Peter Detroit Catholic Central HS Wolves 98 GK
Div 1 - First Team Olson, Hunter Canton High School Wolves 98 F
Div 1 - First Team Kirouac, Peter Detroit Catholic Central HS Wolves 98 GK
Div 1 - First Team Murray, Justin Detroit Catholic Central HS Wolves 98 M
Div 1 - First Team Taylor, Aidan Grand Blanc Community HS Wolves 98 M
Div 1 - First Team Blake, Michael Plymouth High School Wolves 98 M
Div 1 - First Team Massey, Nick Salem High School Wolves 99 F
Div 1 - Second Team Gibbons, Hunter Salem High School Wolves 98 D
Div 1 - Second Team Kaczmarek, Austin Stevenson High School Wolves 99 GK
Div 1 - Third Team Beaton, Zion Belleville High School Wolves 99 Black M
Div 1 - Honorable Mention Ren, Jason Canton High School Wolves 98 M
Div 1 - Honorable Mention Hobbs, Austin Grand Blanc Community HS Wolves 99 Black F
Div 1 - Honorable Mention Shoup, Eli Pioneer High School Wolves 99 GK
Div 1 - Honorable Mention Nguyen, Von Plymouth High School Wolves 99 D
Div 1 - Honorable Mention Czajkowski, Peter University of Detroit Jesuit HS Wolves 98 D
Div 2 - First Team Cormier, Cooper Cranbrook Kingswood School Wolves 98  
Div 2 - First Team Tucker, Anthony Divine Child High School Wolves 99 M
Div 2 - Honorable Mention Sala, Louis St. Mary's Preparatory School Wolves 00 M
Div 3 - First Team DeSana, Kyle Grosse Ile High School Wolves 99 F
Div 3 - First Team Wilbur, Stephen Powers Catholic High School Wolves 98 GK
Div 3 - Third Team Wahoski, Eric St. Mary Catholic Central HS Wolves 99 Black M
Div 4 - Second Team Deruiter, Christian University Liggett School Wolves 99 M
Div 4 - Honorable Mention O'Niel, Conner Muskegon Catholic Central HS Wolves 00 Black GK

2 National Championships! Congratulations!

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The Michigan Hawks would like to congratulate GVSU and Katie Wooley ('94 Hawks ECNL), Sam Riga ('97 Hawks ECNL) and Gabbie Guibord ('95 Hawks Black) on their National Championships. Go Lakers!!!Grand Valley State Wins Third Straight Division II National Championship

The Michigan Hawks would like to also congratulate Penn State and Mallory Weber ('94 Hawks ECNL) on her National Championships.Nittany Lions Capture First National Championship

Wolves Hawks Special Event

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Wolves Hawks Special Event

WHEN

Friday, December 4

6:30 pm

WHERE

Mama Mia’s
27770 Plymouth Rd.

Livonia, MI 48150 (Two blocks west of Inkster)             734-427-1000

Help support the Michigan Wolves-Hawks International Program. Proceeds from the event will go toward the February 2016 Madrid, Spain Trip.

     

Spain Trip Fundraiser

ADVANCE TICKETS

$80 per person

Only 200 tickets available (first come first serve)

Purchase tickets online at http://www.adisal.com/camps/?p=2110

INCLUDES

All-You-Can-Eat Dinner
Open Bar
Live Band or DJ
50/50 Raffle

Silent Auction

Silent Auction Items

Contact Amy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. If you have items to donate.

Parking

Please park in the banquet parking lot.

ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional 2015

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FRISCO, Texas (Nov. 11, 2015) — US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the participants of the annual US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Girls Thanksgiving Interregional, held Nov. 20-27 at Spanish River Athletic Park and Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla. Rosters will be comprised of over 350 elite players in the 1998-2002 age groups, from each of the four US Youth Soccer Regions. The event will consist of training sessions and matches in front of U.S. Soccer national staff and collegiate coaches to maximize their exposure for selection to the next level of play.

*Regional Rosters: 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 |  2002

US Youth Soccer ODP is the original Olympic development program. With programs in all 55 US Youth Soccer State Associations, it is available to any player.  US Youth Soccer ODP is the only elite player development program that can claim members of Major League Soccer and the National Women’s Soccer League, as well as the majority of current and past national and youth national team members, as alumni.

The thirteen Hawks that made the rosters are:

1998 ODP Thanksgiving Roster

Name Position Club Hometown
Josie Fowler 6 Midfielder Michigan Hawks Perrysburg

1999 ODP Thanksgiving Roster

Name Position Club Hometown
Bethany Kopel 0 Goalkeeper Michigan Hawks Novi
Danielle Stephan 2 Midfielder Michigan Hawks Lansing
Madison Myers 21 Defender Michigan Hawks Grand Rapids

2000 ODP Thanksgiving Roster

Name Position Club Hometown
Samantha Lopez 6 Midfielder Michigan Hawks Sterling Heights
Kaya Frazier 12 Midfielder Michigan Hawks Rochester Hills

2001 ODP Thanksgiving Roster

First Last Position Club Hometown
Maciah Lipsey 1 Goalkeeper Michigan Hawks Southfield
Allyson Childers 3 Midfielder Michigan Wolves-Hawks Soccer Club Grand Blanc
Emma Hiscock 8 Midfielder Michigan Hawks Fenton
Bria Telemaque 14 Forward Michigan Hawks East Lansing
Gabrielle Mueller 18 Midfielder Michigan Hawks Macomb

2002 ODP Thanksgiving Roster

Name Position Club Hometown
Josephine Aulicino 2 Defender MI Hawks Northville
Joyelle Washington 14 Forward Michigan Hawks Canton

ECNL Phoenix Top Players

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Top Drawer Soccer reported on the Phoenix ECNL Showcase which produced several impressive performances:

Saturday:

D Megan Young, Michigan Hawks U17: Solid right back. Moves well on the flank and is a strong defender.

M Emaly Vatne, Michigan Hawks U16: Plays extremely well on the flanks. Works well in small spaces, and delivers good crosses.

M Alexxis Lipsey, Michigan Hawks U17: She’s clever with the ball and has a good first touch. Has good vision, and is looking to put teammates in promising positions.

F Alexa Spaanstra, Michigan Hawks U16: Positions herself well with her back to the opposing net. Clever off the ball, and has a strong shot.

The ECNL Phoenix Showcase produced many top players, but the the Hawk that made their final list was:

M Emaly Vatne, Michigan Hawks U16: Excelled in small spaces, had some of the best ball control I saw

Thornton Duo

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MICHIGAN WOLVES/HAWKS BROTHER/SISTER DUO RECEIVES COLLEGIATE RECOGNITION.

Samantha and Ben Thornton were both recognized for their defensive talents this Fall by their collegiate leagues

Slippery Rock’s junior defender Samantha Thornton (U9-U19 Hawks 95 Black) received a second team selection for the 2015 All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Team. Thornton has helped anchor one of the best defenses in the region. Thanks in part to the junior; Slippery Rock has allowed just 13 goals on the season, the second fewest in the PSAC.  Thornton has started 18 of 19 games played, adding three points off of one goal and one assist for The Rock's top-ranked offense.

IUPUI’s freshman Ben Thornton (U10-U19 Wolves 97)was named to the Summit league's All-Newcomer Team. Thornton's place on the All-Newcomer Team is well deserved. The rookie from Linden, Mich., headed in two goals and assisted on two goals this season from the center back spot. Thornton started all 17 games for IUPUI and led the team in minutes played (1636 minutes).

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Hawks sweep 4 divisions of WSSL

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Congratulations to our four Hawks teams that won their WSSL Divisions:

U8 Hawks '08 won the WSSL U8 Girls Division 1Hawks08

U9 Hawks '07 won the WSSL U10 Girls Division 1

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U10 Hawks '06 won the WSSL U11 Girls Division 1

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U10 Hawks '06 Black won the WSSL U10 Girls Division 2

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Spain Trip Fundraiser

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Michigan Wolves-Hawks Soccer Club

Spain Trip Fundraiser

All friends, family, and supporters of the Michigan Wolves-Hawks Soccer Club are invited to participate in their fundraising event on

Monday, November 16, 2015

Everyone is invited to gather at Plato’s Coney Island in Canton (42405 Ford Rd. Canton, MI 48187) for dinner, or a snack from 4:00 – 9:00 PM (includes dine-in or call ahead carry-out orders 734-981-7301). On this day, 25% of the purchases will be donated to the Michigan Wolves-Hawks Soccer Club for the Generation Adidas International trip to Madrid, Spain.

In February 2016, 60 Wolves and Hawks players will be traveling to Madrid, Spain for an exciting international soccer experience. The program provides team training, competitive friendlies and sightseeing in Spain. Plus opportunities to see professional games in Madrid, including a match played at the famous Santiago Bernabeu Stadium featuring one of the world’s greatest professional soccer clubs…Real Madrid CF!  

Birth Year Transition

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Dear Wolves-Hawks families:

As most of you are probably aware, US Soccer has mandated a series of rules changes that each of our various leagues will be implementing at the start of the 2016-17 season. Among these rule adoptions will be one that calls for players to be organized by birth year, rather than according to the traditional August 1 date. While we have just begun this season, and while these changes are 10 months away from being realized, the club would like to briefly address some of these ‎issues now. We know that change can be unsettling, and we suspect that some may feel a sense of anxiety, so we wanted‎ to take a moment to share the Wolves-Hawks perspective.

First, ‎it is important for everyone to know that this change is being implemented by US Soccer, the highest governing body of our sport in this country, made up by our foremost soccer experts. They have made this move after much deliberation and after extensive research in the world's most successful soccer nations. Every state is obligated to follow the new rule, and the state of Michigan will do so beginning with next June's tryout. There is no avoiding it, and individual clubs will have no say in the matter. Our club will embrace the change, and we will work together to make this a positive transition for our players and our teams.

Second, we hope that we provide you with a sense of comfort by saying that we are one of only two Michigan clubs that already has experience with this transition. As a member of the US Soccer Development Academy, our Wolves Academy has been selecting teams by birth year for eight years. As a result, each year, we consider players from across multiple State Cup age groups‎ in selecting Academy rosters. We have come to realize that each player's developmental pathway is slightly different, and we have had regular practice in guiding players toward their "next steps" each year.‎ As a club, we feel well equipped to lead our players and their families through this adjustment period.

Finally, we will begin working on this transition well in advance of the June tryout. We will continue to communicate with all of you throughout the process, and we will share new details of our club strategy as those are put into place. Further, we will organize training opportunities for the players in our club according to their birth year, and our coaching staff will spend much time discussing the best placement for our individual players.

In summary, ‎we encourage all of you to focus on the current season. We hope that your families will enjoy the experience and that the players will continue working to improve. As a club, we are confident in our ability to navigate through another new time in club soccer, and we will endeavor to make decisions that will benefit our players. We are grateful for your support.

Respectfully,

Michigan Wolves-Hawks Soccer Club

Jaycee Park Parking/Speed Reminders

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It is very important that all drivers are aware of the speed limit and the parking restrictions in the neighborhood and in the park itself. Again, I was notified last night that there were multiple cars parked on the grass.

For all home games at Jaycee Park, please ask all of your families to park on the school side parking lot. This will allow our visitors to park in the main parking lot on the west side of the field and hopefully avoid the grass parking.

Jaycee Park is in a residential neighborhood. The speed limit is 25 mph in the neighborhood. Police presence is very high during the soccer seasons. The speed limit in the park is 15 mph. In the community and within the park there is high pedestrian traffic, please adhere to the posted speeds and stop signs.

Jaycee Park has parking on both sides of the park. As you enter the park, you may want to turn to the left where there are ample parking spots available near the play structure. There is absolutely NO PARKING on the grass or along the drive. Cars not parked in designated parking spaces will be ticketed. The circle drive MUST be kept open for emergency vehicles.

As a club we take pride in our relationship with the city of Livonia and its residents. Please help us maintain that relationship by following all of the above rules, by disposing of all garbage in the trash receptacles, and by treating the entire park with respect and care.