U18 WNT vs Norway

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Malia Berkeley, Zoe Morse and Natalie Winters all on the field at the same time for U18 WNT vs Norway

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U-18 WNT Defeats Norway U-19 WNT 1-0 in La Manga, Spain on Goal from Abigail Kim


LA MANGA, Spain (March 7, 2016) – The U.S. U-18 Women’s National won its second consecutive 1-0 match, downing the Norway U-19 WNT as Abigail Kim scored the winner for the second game in a row.

The U.S. U-18s finished up its three-game competition La Manga with a 2-0-1 record against older teams after tying Denmark 0-0 and defeating England 1-0 with Kim scoring in the 78th minute.

Against Norway, Kim tallied in the 36th minute off a corner from Cecilia Gee and the goal held up as Amanda Dennis picked up the shutout.

All the players who traveled to Spain are age-eligible for the team that will participate in the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup which has an age cut-off of players born on or after Jan. 1, 1996, but the goal for this age group is to ultimately qualify for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

U.S. U-18 Women’s National Team Match Report

Match: U.S. U-18 Women’s National Team vs. Norway U-19 Women’s National Team
Date: March 7, 2016
Competition: 2016 La Manga 8 Nation’s Tournament
Venue: La Manga Club Resort; La Manga, Spain
Weather: 50 degrees, cloudy

Scoring Summary:    1          2          F
USA                             1          0          1
NOR                            0          0          0

USA – Abigail Kim (Cecilia Gee)         36th minute

Lineups:
USA: 1-Amanda Dennis; 3-Julie Doyle (17-Julie Mackin, 74), 7-Samantha Hiatt, 13-Taylor Mitchell (12-Marley Canales, 35), 15-Holly Daugirda (9-Malia Berkely, 46), 14-Cecilia Gee, 21-Zoe Morse (capt.), 20-Taylor Kornieck (22-Natalie Winter, 46), 16-Kennedy Goins, 8-Abigail Kim (19-Arlie Jones, 59), 11-Sunny Dunphy (2-Jenna Bike, 77)
Subs Not Used: 4-Marissa Bosco, 5-Alissa Gorzak, 6-Olivia Athens, 10-Kaiya McCullough, 18-Brooke Heinsohn
Head Coach: April Heinrichs

Canned Good Drive Update

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What an amazing club we have!  I am in awe of the donations our club has brought in to help those in need.  At this time, we have collected 3, 294 canned good items.  Almost every team has contributed and we are still awaiting many delivery's tomorrow by teams.  What a wonderful job our Wolves Hawks families have done to help those in need.  Congrats to all.  

I will announce the top teams at this time.

The top team at this time is the U13 Hawks 03, with 670 donated items

2nd- U14 Hawks02 with 327 donated items

3rd- U12 Hawks 04 with 292

4th- U16 Hawks 00 ECNL with 250 

5th- U14 Wolves 02 with 216

6th- U12 Wolves 04 Black with 191

7th- U12 Wolves 04 with 144

We also have a surprise.  Any team that has contributed at least 1 item, and did not finish in the top 3 teams, will be put in a raffle.  We want to reward everyone who has taken time to participate and help the cause of feeding those in need.  Again, we are all so blessed with what we all have, and to be able to share and help others is gift.  We thank you for opening up your hearts and joining our cause.  

We can't wait until the end of the week to see how many donated items we raise. 

The Wolves Hawks Club it truly amazing!  

I will be at Total Wixom tomorrow from 5:15- 7:15p.m. .  I will then be home if you would be able to deliver your canned goods here to my home.  Our address is: 2317 Solano Drive, Wolverine Lake, MI 48390.   Please call me with any questions. 248-761-4300.

Way to go Wolves Hawks!

Silent Auction Needs Donations from you!

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2016 Silent AuctionGoal

The club is looking for donations of silent auction items for the upcoming MWHSC Grand Opening Gala - Starry Nights Event scheduled for June 11th in the modern VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft College.

We hope to raise money to help to purchase new goals and modern training equipment needed to outfit the clubs new soccer complex at Schoolcraft College.  Your contribution will help provide thousands of soccer players with the opportunity to use the most modern and safest equipment available during training sessions and games held there.  Since the club is a 501c3 non-profit organization, your charitable contribution may also be tax deductable. (Please consult your tax advisor regarding specific questions related to qualified deductions)

Who:      MWHSC members & local businesses

What:     Silent auction items needed for fund raising event  (see list below for donation ideas)

Where:   Monies will be used to purchase new/modern/safe goals and field equipment for the new dome and fields at Schoolcraft

When:    Please submit your contribution by March 31st

Why:      Your donation will provide local soccer players with the opportunity to train and play games in an optimal environment with safe/modern equipment.

How:      email Amber Townes - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to submit a donation (734-812-8207)

Ideas for Silent Auction Items:

Experiences:   Create an exciting experience by offering the bidder to: Spend the day behind the scenes of a TV set, have a chef prepare a meal at their residence, fly on a private plane, meet a celebrity, go hot air ballooning, or reserve a spot in a building overlooking Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. These types of experiences are worth bidding on.

Sports Memorabilia: Signed t-shirts, soccer balls, photos other sport items.

Jewelry – all types: necklaces, bracelets, watches, etc. Fine costume jewelry also sought.

Pampering: Gift Certificates for: Facial/Massage, Nail Salon or Hair Salon. Brand name sun glasses and handbags, Gift baskets with unusual or exclusive facial and hair products are also highly sought after.

Pampered Pets: Gift Certificates for: Grooming or boarding, doggie daycare. Baskets with leashes, collars or pet supplies.

Culinary: Gift Certificates for: Restaurants, upscale groceries (Whole Foods, Morton Williams), or Bakeries. Actual fresh baked goods (cupcakes etc.)

Great Escapes: Homes in the Caribbean, Vermont or other destinations, Cruises, Spa Vacations, Gift Certificates to a Bed & Breakfast or tickets to adventure parks.

Services: Limousine, Car Detailing, Maid, Catering, Repair, Personal Sports Training, Tutoring, Photography Session, or Florist Services.

Memberships: Fitness Centers, Yoga, Golf, Tennis or Summer Camps.

Odds & Ends: All items are welcome including cappuccino makers, perfumes, soaps, decorative pottery, artwork, fine pens/stationary, signed books, wine/champagne, luggage, electronics, or gift certificates to stores or coffee shops. We ask that all items be in new condition. Appliances should be in original boxes which should also be in excellent condition.

Theme baskets

Golf outings / equipment

Gift Cards

These are just ideas so please contact us with your donation idea!

MSYSA Elimination of Heading U11 and below

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Effective immediately, the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association has eliminated heading for players U11 and younger. This directive is to protect players 10 years old and younger regardless of what age group they are playing in. A purposeful header by these players shall result in an indirect free kick awarded to the opponent at the spot of the infraction. This mandate is for all MSYSA affiliated activities, including but not limited to, MSYSA affiliated member organization league play, practices and tournaments. MSYSA’s current Concussion Protocol remains in effect..

Note: The Michigan State Youth Soccer Association will post and appropriately disseminate any additional changes to rules, policies, guidelines, etc. when determined and as timely as possible.

As you may know, a resolution was reached in concussion litigation (filed in August of 2014) against US Soccer Federation, US Youth Soccer, AYSO, US Club Soccer and California Youth Soccer Association. In brief, and as part of the settlement, US Soccer and the member defendants agreed to work towards specific initiatives with respect to concussions including recommendations on:

  • Modifying substitution rules to allow players who may have suffered a concussion during games to be evaluated without penalty.
  • Eliminating heading for
    • All players age 10 years old and younger, regardless of what age group program they are playing in.
    • All players in U11 programs and younger.
    • Limiting the amount of heading in practice for all players in U12 and U13 programs, no limit on heading in games.
    • US Soccer also recommends Health Care Professionals (HCP) be on site for major tournaments.

    For reference, US Soccer’s Recognize to Recover (R2R) program describes the specific initiatives and provides guidelines, resources and information on a variety of other player safety and health related issues.

    Canned Food Drive March 7th-11th 2016

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    Get ready for our first club wide Canned Good Drive. This Canned Good Drive will take place the week of March 7-11th. We would like every team in the club to get involved. To make this a little more exciting for the players- we are creating a friendly competition within the club. The top 3 teams, meaning the 3 teams that collect the most canned goods- will receive prizes. The top 3 teams will get an extra training session of their choosing, and the top team will get some awesome Wolves Hawks spirit wear.

    We are asking that each team collect canned good items (food items- not empty soda cans) during the week of March 7-11th.  We ask that you bring them to practice.  We are going to ask a member from each team to be responsible to collect the canned good items each practice and keep track of the number of canned goods.  We will be collecting these every night at Wixom Total Sports and placing them in our office there.  Molly Midgley will be picking up the canned good items each night of the week and taking them back to her home.  She will keep a running tally of how many canned good items each team has collected.

    We will be donating all of these canned good items to the Hospitality House in Walled Lake, MI.  The Hospitality House helps feed over 15,000 people a year.  There are so many that are struggling at this time, and our club can be such a blessing to many.  

    Our kids are all blessed beyond belief- while 90 % of the world live in a one room home with no running water.  There are many in our local areas that are struggling to put food on the table and We Can Help!  

    We will be delivering these canned goods to the Hospitality House on Saturday, March 12th while both Doug's U12 girls and Michele's U13 girls help sort and stack canned good items at Hospitality House that day.

    Community Service is something our club has wanted to get involved in for a long time.  Holding a canned good drive is a very easy way to help.......and it impacts so many in need.

    We are hoping each team will bring in at least 100 canned good items. Please start gathering canned good items to give to those in need.

    Also, if you do not have practice at Wixom Total Sports the week of March 7-11th- please have a player collect the canned good items and drop them off to Wixom Total Sports by Friday evening, March 11th at 9 p.m. or to Molly Midgley at 2317 Solano Drive, Wolverine Lake, MI 48390.  You can also e-mail Molly and she will make arrangements to pick up the canned good items before Saturday, March 12th. Her e-mail is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Molly's cell is: 248-761-4300 if you have any questions.  

    Let's get psyched as a club to make a difference in helping feed those in need.  I am so proud of our club and can't wait to see how many Canned Good Items we can collect as a club.  We will be a huge blessing to the Hospitality House in providing canned good items that they can pass out to so many that they feed.  

    Thank you so much and Go Wolves Hawks!  

    Academy Players Sign Off on College Commitments for Fall 2016

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    National Signing Day took place on Wednesday, Feb. 3, with multiple U.S. Soccer Development Academy players announcing their college commitments starting this fall.

    Of the 48 clubs that submitted college commitments, Players Development Academy led the group with 17 players heading to the collegiate level. The 48-club group includes 414 Academy players.

    To submit Academy college commitments and updated signings for the Class of 2016, emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Here is the breakdown by Academy club:

    Livonia Chamber of Commerce Membership

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    Livonia Chamber Logo Solid 2

    The Michigan Wolves-Hawks Soccer Club joined the Livonia Chamber of Commerce today as part of its community outreach program.  In addition to networking opportunities the Chamber offers its members unique access to community developments, promotional opportunities, member programs and local communication.   With the club moving its offices and operation to Schoolcraft College this summer it made sense to join with other like minded credible Livonia based organizations. 

    The Chamber extends a very warm welcome to the Michigan Wolves-Hawks Soccer Club and its members.  They too are very excited about the new developments with Schoolcraft College and the club's relocation to Livonia.  We look forward to a long term cooperative relationship with the local business community and our fellow citizens of Livonia.

    Wolves Hawks trip to Madrid Part 3

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    Today, February 16th, we got to train and take a tour at the Real Madrid training complex. Seeing the coaches today, once again they were very welcoming. After playing against their team the previous night we got feedback on what we need to work on as a team. We practiced on not always going forward but passing the ball back to keep possession. The lunch after the training was some of the best food we've had in a long time. Seeing the facilities we got a view of the players life, responsibilities and challenges they face living away from home. The fields we saw and played on were all very well taken care of and organized. Later in the evening we got to enjoy the flamenco dancing while eating some new foods. Watching the traditional dancing was a once in a life time experience that we will never forget. Today we really got to experience the Spanish culture and the player's lifestyles.

    From the U16 Hawks on the Spain trip.

    Wolves Hawks trip to Madrid Part 2

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    Our first days in Madrid have been spent watching soccer games including Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. These past days have been spent playing and training. We have trained at the Real Madrid training complex and played a game. The training complex is amazing, we have our own locker room for every training session and then we go out to the fields (which are artificial turf). The complex is super nice and huge. Along with a ton of fields, including the trading fields that are grass for the first team there is a sweet stadium for the second team. It is called the Alfredo DiStefano stadium and it is super cool!

    Along with training we have played a game so far. We played the best academy in Madrid and one of the best academies in Spain, Rayo Vallecano. Rayo's first team is in LaLiga and plays the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona. It was special to play them and go to their training facility. The first days have been great, the following days, awesome, and the next days include playing two more games against Spanish opposition. We are looking forward to more games and more training in Madrid.