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Zoe Foster announced as UND Captain

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UND soccer head coach Matt Kellogg announced that the 2016 squad will be led by five captains: seniors Zoe Foster and Michelle Stingle, junior Liz McDowell, and sophomores Kaylee Kebba and Katie Moller.

Zoe's father Neil wrote us "Obviously all your great training, coaching as well has the competition Zoe went up against while playing for the Hawks prepared her well for her D1 soccer career".

Former Michigan Wolves player, Jacob Petersen gets goal and assist to lead KC past Orlando City

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Sporting Kansas City bounced back into the victory column Sunday with a thrilling 2-1 win over Orlando City SC at sold-out Children’s Mercy Park.

Dom Dwyer’s 50th goal for the club in all competitions drew Sporting Kansas City level in the 74th minute, setting the stage for substitute Jacob Peterson to cap his heroic cameo with the match-winner five minutes later.

Iowa Visit

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IowaThe Michigan Hawks would like to thank Dave Diiani, Head Coach for the University of Iowa for attending last Wednesday's U13-16 Hawks training sessions. Coach Diiani won 2 National Championships at GVSU, before moving to Iowa two years ago..  

We wish Dave and his Hawkeyes all the best this upcoming fall.

Thanks again Dave for coming up and  for your interest in our players 

Doug Landefeld 
Director of Coaching, Michigan Hawks

ECNL National Championship Division

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After sweeping FC Wisconsin Eclipse last weekend, the Michigan Hawks have again qualified all five age groups into the National Championship Division of the ECNL playoffs.  This is the third year in a row that every team in our club in the ECNL has qualified for the top flight.  Last year, the Hawks were one of only 3 clubs in the entire country to put every age group into the highest division helping the club to take home 1 National Championship, 2 National runners up and the overall ECNL National Club Championship.

Congratulations for another terrific year to all the players, parents and coaches.

Good luck in San Diego!!

http://www.eliteclubsnationalleague.com/standings/index_E.html

2016 Jaguar Invitational

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Congratulations to the Hawks '08 girls team on their undefeated win in the U8 Elite Division at the Jaguar Invitational.  Saturday the girls started the tournament off with 7:1win over Pacesetter U8 Red followed by a5:1 win over Michigan Jaguars U8 Green team.  Sunday started out with a 5:1 win over Troy SC Fusion 08 which put them into the finals and a 1:0 win over the Waza Tri Cities 08 Black team.  Way to go girls on another great Championship.

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Congratulations to the Wolves '08 for going undefeated in the Jaguar Invitational Tournament this past weekend. Great job boys and Coach Holly. 

Congratulations to the U12 Hawks '04 for their Jaguar Invitational Championship

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Congratulations to the U07 Wolves who were Finalists in the Elite Division of the Jaguar Invitational and the Wolves 07 who were Finalists in the U09 Elite Division.

U17 WNT calls in 2 Hawks Players

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The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team will hold a training camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., from May 8-14 as the squad continues preparations for the 2017 FIFA Women’s World Cup that will take place in Jordan from Sept. 30-Oct. 21. The final draw for that tournament is scheduled for May 30.

U.S. head coach B.J. Snow has call up 24 players, 17 of whom were on the squad that in mid-March won the CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship played in Grenada while earning a berth to the World Cup.

The players on the roster come from three birth years, with 12 being born in 1999, which is the age-cut for participation in this fall’s World Cup. Nine players were born in 2001 and three were born in 2001, all of whom were on the qualifying squad: defenders Kennedy Wesley and Kate Wiesner and forward Jordan Canniff.

The U-17s are undefeated in eight international games this year after defeating Mexico, 2-1, in the CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship Final on goals from Ashley Sanchez (who will be playing with the U.S. U-20 WNT in the coming months) and Civana Kuhlmann. The USA earned its berth to the U-17 Women’s World Cup by winning it’s CONCACAF qualifying semifinal 5-0 against Canada.

U.S. U-17 WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER BY POSITION:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Hillary Beall (So Cal Blues; Laguna Beach, Calif.), Laurel Ivory (West Florida Flames; Surfside Fla.), Katie Meyer (Eagles SC; Newbury Park, Calif.)                   
DEFENDERS (9): Maycee Bell (Sporting KC; Wichita, Kans.), Naomi Girma (Central Valley Crossfire; San Jose, Calif.), Brianna Martinez (New Mexico Rush; Albuquerque, N.M.), Tara McKeown (Eagles SC; Newbury Park, Calif.), Isabel Rodriguez (Michigan Hawks; Canton, Mich.), Karina Rodriguez (So Cal Blues; Torrance, Calif.) Emily Smith (De Anza Force; Los Gatos, Calif.), Kennedy Wesley (So Cal Blues; Rossmoor, Calif.), Kate Wiesner (Slammers FC; Monrovia, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Ryanne Brown (Indiana Fire; Indianapolis, Ind.), Coriana Dyke (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Jaelin Howell (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.), Brianna Pinto (CASL; Durham, N.C.), Frankie Tagliaferri (PDA; Colts Neck, N.J.), Taryn Torres (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas)                                                             
FORWARDS (6): Jordan Canniff (Richmond United; California, Md.), Jojo Harber (Eastside FC; Bellevue, Wash.), Rachel Jones (Tophat; Lawrenceville, Ga.), Civana Kuhlmann (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Sophia Smith (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.), Alexa Spaanstra (Michigan Hawks; Canton, Mich.)

Gala Sponsorship

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There is still time for you to make the list of Wolves-Hawks Sponsors!  Here is our current list of Sponsors:

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Premier Platinum Schoolcraft College   www.schoolcraft.edu
Premier Platinum adidas   www.adidas.com
Platiunum Carhartt  Carhartt www.carhartt.com
Platiunum Bill Brown Ford  Bill Brown Ford www.billbrownford.net
Platiunum Tony Ambroza Family    
Platiunum Tony Nam family    
Gold Claddahgh Irish Pub  Claddagh Irish Pubs & Restaurants www.claddaghirishpubs.com
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Gold BurgerFi (Northville)  BurgerFi www.burgerfi.com
Gold Eric Spadafora family WOLVES  
Silver LaVida Massage (Canton)   www.lavidamassage.com
Silver Fox Hills - FootGolf   www.foxhills.com
Silver Bahama Breeze   www.bahamabreeze.com/home
Silver soccer.com   www.soccer.com
Silver Rusty Bucket (Northville) www.myrustybucket.com
Silver Doug Landefeld    
Silver Coach Sam HAWKS  
Bronze Embassy Suites (Livonia)   www.embassysuites.com
Bronze Leo's Coney Island (Livonia)   www.leosconeyisland.com
Bronze MOD Pizza (Northville)   https://modpizza.com/
Bronze Arcade Cuts (Northville) www.arcadecuts.com
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Bronze Turton family WOLVES  
Bronze Sklarski Family HAWKS  
Bronze PF Chengs (Northville)   www.pfchangs.com
Bronze Andrew Craig Family WOLVES  
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Bronze Renu Schack HAWKS  

College-bound Hawks-Wolves club players get their due

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Serious soccer players deserve a serious send-off.

On National Signing Day at Total Soccer in Wixom, that’s exactly what was given to a large group of Michigan Hawks and Michigan Wolves elite club players who made official their plans to continue playing the sport at the collegiate level.

“They grow up here at our club and they get to see each other bloom as players and as people,” said Hawks/Wolves coach Scott Duhl, also varsity boys soccer coach at Salem. “And to see the end product of them signing at big-time schools, ... it’s fun not only for us as coaches but for parents and friends’ parents.

“It’s just a fun night that we’re trying to make bigger and bigger, to celebrate the players and all the work they’ve put into it.”

The Feb. 3 event featured nearly 50 student-athletes, coaches and family members for plenty of ceremonial photos, congratulations and conversation — about the role played by the Hawks and Wolves in helping young women and men, respectively, grow into college-bound standouts.

A large gathering of players from the Michigan Wolves and Hawks Soccer Club celebrated together during National Signing Day festivities at Total Soccer in Wixom. In the front row (from left) are Karlie Cummins (Lewis), Brenna Seaman (Ferris), Olivia Janke (Valparaiso), Megan McCurry (Siena Heights), Avery Hay (DePaul), Casey Codd (Grand Valley), Jamie Leas (DePaul), Allison Viazanko (Central Michigan), Michael Cohen (Wisconsin Green Bay), Amy Krause (Michigan State), Natalie Winters (Iowa), Josie Fowler (Marquette), Anabel Nam (Michigan), Leah Moss (Iowa), Emma Tokuyama (Mercer) and Connor Brazil (Louisville). In the middle row (from left) are Emily Boss (Indiana Wesleyan), Lindsey Crawley (Savanna College of Art and Design), Delaney Bussey (S. Carolina Upstate), Harley Gorzelski (Cleary), Anna DeBiasi (Cleveland State), Sydney O’Donnell (Vanderbilt), Madison Archibald (Siena Heights), Casey Muglia (Ashland), Megan Young (Florida Gulf Coast), Madeleine Lucas (Northwestern), Alison Winterfield (Wisconsin), Celia Oatis (Michigan State), Zoe Morse (Virginia), Hannah Drkulec (Iowa), Kate McEachern (Pittsburgh), Katrina Koomen (Charleston), Logan Culver (Mercer) and Justin Murray (University of Detroit Mercy). In the back row (from left) are Ian Adams (Calvin), Bobby Hickson (Princeton), Creaghan Diekema (Belmont), Lucas Rosendall (Michigan), Giuseppe Barone (Michigan State), Suniel Veerakone (Duke), Tommy Tenuta (University of Chicago), Roddy Green (Saginaw Valley State), Nils Valdmanis (Western Michigan), Isiah Handspike (Spring Arbor), Michael Pimlott (Michigan State), Ryan Resendes (Lawrence Tech), Peter Kirouac (Albion), Aidan Taylor (Spring Arbor) and Stephen Wilbur (Hope). (Photo: MICHIGAN WOLVES AND HAWKS SOCCER CLUB)

“We’re really fortunate to come from a place that’s had a lot of success over the years, that is a big draw to players,” Duhl said. “And even myself, I’m fortunate to work with some good coaches, that have lots of contacts. Because of it, we have over 40 kids signing today.

“Half of them are Division I schools and the other half are really good NAIA, Division II, Division III schools. And places where they’re really comfortable and excited about going and playing.”

Ramping it up

Several of those future college players live in Canton and Plymouth, two of the club’s top areas for recruits (along with Livonia, Novi, Northville and Walled Lake).

“Can’t wait to be a Hawkeye, from (Michigan) Hawks to Hawkeyes,” said Leah Moss, a Salem senior who is a center-defender for the Hawks’ Elite Clubs National League Under-18 team. “It just happened like that.”

Moss will be going to play Division I soccer for the University of Iowa, as will Canton High School senior Natalie Winters.

“Hawks just really helps you because it’s intense and they help you get better soccer-wise,” Moss said. “Going there with Natalie? That will be nice, seven hours from home (Iowa City) it’s nice to see a familiar face.”

Winters, a speedy forward, is in her fifth year with the Hawks after cutting her soccer teeth with the Canton Celtic club.

“I’ve known Leah since I was like three,” Winters said. “I think it (both going to Iowa) was coincidence, mostly, but it’s going to be fun.”

She stressed that although high school soccer is fun (she is not playing her senior season at Canton, however), “club is more serious and hey help you a lot with recruiting.”

Getting noticed

For anybody hopeful of getting the attention of college scouts, “it would be beneficial” to play with the Hawks or Wolves, Winters continued.

“We go to a lot of showcases and a lot of college coaches come and watch us,”

Plymouth senior Anna DeBiasi joined Moss, Winters and other club players from the Canton and Plymouth communities for a group photo. She also is thrilled about how playing for the Hawks helped her land a D-I scholarship with Cleveland State University.

“I really like it, it’s really close to home, and it’s a good college in academics,” said DeBiasi, a midfielder who unlike Winters will play this spring with her high school team. “It’s D-I, so it was the full package for me.”

DeBiasi said she benefited from playing both high school and club soccer complemented the other in helping her grow as a player, although her time with the Hawks “really pushed me to be a better player.”

Also gearing up for D-I soccer is Justin Murray, a senior at Novi Detroit Catholic Central and Canton native who will play defense at University of Detroit Mercy.

“Here, I played two years and Canton Celtic for nine years,” Murray said. “It just feels like it’s paid off, it really feels good.”

Murray stressed that playing for the Wolves was instrumental in UDM spotting him and ultimately signing him.

“They offer big tournaments, Disney (in Orlando, Fla.) being one, that’s where I was seen,” Murray said. “I think club is more beneficial for a college scholarship. You just see more college coaches, you’re playing better teams. But high school is more pride.”

Family support

Other area players on the Hawks taking part in the National Signing Day celebration included the following: Madison Archibald (Canton HS), Siena Heights; Olivia Janke (Plymouth HS), Valparaiso; Madeleine Lucas (Canton HS), Northwestern); Megan McCurry (Plymouth HS), Siena Heights; and Casey Muglia, (Canton HS), Ashland;

In addition to Murray, area players from the Wolves signing with colleges included Hunter Gibbons, a Salem senior going to Spring Arbor, and Hunter Olson, a Canton senior who signed at Calvin College.

Duhl — whose duties at the club include coaching the Hawks’ U18 Black squad as well as the U17 Wolves and U16 Academy Wolves — also made sure to praise the players’ parents for their significant role in helping their athletes stay the course, which veered far away from the club’s metro-Detroit hub more often than not.

The families “provide a lot for their kids, they give them opportunities to play in our club. They travel and take them all over the country to play in games, different training environments. I think it goes to show you what a great community we have, more so than just a great club,” he emphasized.

Link to original article in hometimelife

Wolves-Hawks announces new home at Schoolcraft College

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The Michigan Wolves-Hawks Soccer Club would like to announce a new partnership with Schoolcraft College. This partnership with Schoolcraft provides an optimal training environment for our athletes and a home base for our club. This state of the art facility will provide an ideal training and game environment for players of all ages to maximize their abilities preparing them for their next step.

Check out the artistic renderings link and the official Schoolcraft College Press Release below:

 

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.

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