WSSL Champions 2015

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Congratulations to the nine teams that won their WSSL Divisions:

U9 Division 1 Winners - U9 Wolves 06 (tied for 1st)
U11 Division 1 Winners - U11 Wolves 04 Black
U13 Division 1 Winners - U12 Wolves 03 Black
U9 Division 2 Winners - U8 Hawks 07
U9 Division 3 Winners - U9 Hawks 06 Red
U10 Division 1 Winners - U10 Hawks 05
U11 Division 1 Winners - U11 Hawks 04 Black
U11 Division 4 Winners - U11 Hawks 04 Saginaw
U13 Division 1 Winners - U12 Hawks 03 Black

Kaya Frazier heads to Portland for U16 WNT Camp

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The United States Under-16 and Under-15 Girls’ National Teams will hold a combined training camp from May 30-June 6 as 48 players born in 2000, 2001 and 2002 gather in Portland, Oregon.

The U-16s, under the direction of Women’s Development Coach Mark Carr, have called in 24 players almost all of whom were born in 2000, with two born in 2001. The U-15s, under the direction of Women’s Development Coach Tricia Taliaferro, features 24 players born in 2001 and four in 2002.

The players born in 2000 are age-eligible for the next FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, which has an age-cut off of birthdays on or after Jan, 1, 1999. The players born in 2001 and 2002 are age-eligible for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, which will feature an age cut-off of players born on or after Jan. 1, 2001.

U-16 Girls’ National Team Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Katherine Asman (Concord Fire; Roswell, Ga.), Hensley Hancuff (OFC; Edmond, Okla.), Katie Meyer (Eagles; Newbury Park, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (6): Maycee Bell (Sporting Blue Valley; Wichita, Ks.), Cameron Brooks (Lonestar; Round Rock, Texas), Brianna Martinez (New Mexico Rush; Albuquerque, N.M.), Kylie Minamishin (Honolulu Bulls; Mililani, Hawaii), Kennedy Wesley (So Cal Blues; Rossmoor, Calif.), Julietta Thron (Albertson Fury; Caldwell, N.J.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Croix Bethune (Concord Fire; Alpharetta, Ga.), Coriana Dyke (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Kaya Frazier(Michigan Hawks; Rochester Hills, Mich.), Nohemi Mendoza (Heat FC; Las Vegas, Nev.), Allison Schlegel (Colorado Storm; Parker, Colo.), Summer Yates (Pacific NW; Pasco, Wash.), Kali Trevithick (San Diego Surf; Temecula, Calif.)
FORWARDS (8): Sierra Enge (Carlsbad Elite; Cardiff, Calif.), Sophie Hirst (Crossfire Premier; Seattle, Wash.), Catiana Lychywek (Solar Chelsea; Plano, Texas), Rae Perez (Arsenal West; Diamond Bar, Calif.), Ashlynn Serepca (Charlotte Soccer Academy; Cornelius, N.C.), Sophia Smith (Real Colorado; Fort Collins, Colo.), Audrey Weiss (Colorado Rush; Greenwood Village, Colo.), Olivia Wingate (FC Stars of Massachusetts; Wilmington, Mass.)

U12 Wolves '03 Black Junior State Cup Championship Report

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Wolves03Black SCIn our semi final in the pouring rain we started the game strongly and after 10 minutes we scored a goal to fit the occasion with a fantastic drive from 30 yards out from our defensive midfielder, Roberto Molina. We then added a second with a strike from the edge of the box 5 minutes later and we took that 2-0 lead into the break. After the break we quickly added a third and with 20 minutes to go it was 4-0. The whole squad played a part and with 5 minutes left it was 5 - 1 and at the end the Wolves were comfortable winners after a great performance, 5-2.

On Sunday there was no rain but there were winds of around 15 mph or more. In the first half we ended up playing into the wind and we played some great possession soccer the first 15 minutes and moved the ball up the field and were predominantly in the opposition half. At that stage, we then were caught on the break and a momentary lapse in concentration let in Birmingham United to take the lead. Our team had not been behind in any group or qualifying game in the state cup and we did not panic and resumed control and drew level through Jad Yazbeck with 8 minutes left in the half. At 1-1 we started the second half pressing with the wind at our back. The second half was one where there was a lot of tough tackling by both teams and while the Wolves had the majority of possession, Birmingham did not give up many clear chances and were dangerous on the break.

The game moved to extra time and each team had a good chance to score but both keepers made great saves and so the game moved to penalties. Our keeper Haley Craig became the hero pulling off some brilliant saves with Birmingham missing their first 3 penalties and we were able to score our first three to win the cup in dramatic fashion.

U12 Hawks '03 Black win Junior State Cup Championship

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Congratulations to the Hawks U12B team on winning the Michigan Junior State Cup this weekend!

It was hard to believe it was the last weekend in May as the rains came pouring down and the temperatures dropped to, what felt like, sub freezing temperatures due to a nasty wind. The otherwise maintained field became a bog of standing water, yet the girls fought for every square inch of it. The Hawks and their Midland foes traded goals back and forth in a physical battle, ending at 2-2 in regulation time. The girls came off the field shivering and blue, but determined. As they slogged their way through two 10 minute overtimes, they continued to have faith in themselves and each other until they were able to sneak a goal into the corner of the net 5 minutes before the end of overtime. Final score 3-2.

Luckily, Sunday wasn't raining, though the winds had everybody decked out in full winter gear. Lakeshore FC showed up with a fast and furious frontline, which the Hawks were able to match due to smart play and physicality. On the attacking end, the Hawks made good use of wing play and quick passing to set up 3 good goals from open play to win the Championship. Final score 3-0.

All in all a truly great team performance and one each and every member should be proud of. Go Hawks!Hawks03Black SC

Megan Buckingham and Courtney Petersen go to U20 4 Nations tournament

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CHICAGO (May 25, 2015) – U.S. Soccer will stage a four-team Under-20 women’s international tournament from June 2-6 as the USA will host Brazil, Japan and Mexico in the 2015 U-20 Women’s NTC Invitational. All the matches will be played on the Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California.

Each of the match days – June 2, 4 and 6 – will feature a doubleheader with the USA playing the second game of the day. The winner of the competition will be based on total points with the first tiebreakers being overall goal difference and then total goals scored. Admission to the matches is free to the public. Parking is free on June 2 and 4, but not on June 6 as there is a Los Angeles Galaxy game that evening at the StubHub Center. All tournament matches will be streamed live on ussoccer.com.

Date

Teams

Kickoff (PT)

Location (U.S. Soccer NTC at StubHub Center)

Tues., June 2

Mexico vs. Brazil

3 p.m.

Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field – Field #1

Tues., June 2

USA vs. Japan

6 p.m.

Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field – Field #1

Thurs., June 4

Brazil vs. Japan

3 p.m.

Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field – Field #1

Thurs., June 4

USA vs. Mexico

6 p.m.

Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field – Field #1

Sat., June 6

Japan vs. Mexico

12 p.m.

Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field – Field #1

Sat., June 6

USA vs. Brazil

3 p.m.

Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field – Field #1

All of the teams are currently preparing for qualifying for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup which will be held in Papau New Guinea. Like the USA, Brazil has participated in all seven of the FIFA U-19/U-20 Women’s World Cups that have been contested thus far. Japan has participated in four tournaments and Mexico has played in all but the 2004 tournament in Thailand that was a U-19 event.

U-20 Women’s National Team head coach Michelle French has called in 20 players for the tournament, seven of whom are already in college (two players enrolled early and have yet to play a college season in forward Kelcie Hedge (University of Washington and defender Kaleigh Riehl (Penn State) with seven more graduating this summer and heading off for their freshman seasons this fall.

Seven players on the roster were born in 1996, which is the age cut-off for next U-20 Women’s World Cup. Nine were born in 1997 with midfielder Jordan Harr, midfielder Savannah DeMelo and forward Mallory Pugh (all 1998s) and forward Ashley Sanchez (1999), the youngest players on the roster. Pugh was a starter for the U.S. team at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, while Sanchez was recently called up from the U-17 WNT and is age-eligible for the 2016 U-17 Women’s World Cup to be held in Jordan.

U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team Roster by Position
2015 U-20 Women’s NTC Invitational:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Samantha Leshnak (Ohio Elite; Liberty Township, Ohio), Casey Murphy (Rutgers; Bridgewater, N.J.)
DEFENDERS (6): Alana Cook (Match Fit FC; Far Hills, N.J.), Maddie Elliston (Penn State; Omaha, Neb.), Sabrina Flores (Notre Dame; Livingston, N.J.), Natalie Jacobs (Slammers FC; Coto de Caza, Calif.), Courtney Petersen (Michigan Hawks; Canton, Mich.), Kaleigh Riehl (Penn State; Fairfax Station, Va.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Megan Buckingham (UNC; Novi, Mich.), Marley Canales (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Savannah DeMelo (Beach FC; Bellflower, Calif.), Jordan Harr (Dallas Sting; Sachse, Texas), Mikaela Harvey (Texas A&M; Liberty Hill, Texas), Kelcie Hedge (Washington; Post Falls, Idaho), Emily Ogle (Penn State; Strongsville, Ohio), Parker Roberts (KC Metro Dynamos; Leawood, Ks.)
FORWARDS (4): Hana Kerner (Match Fit FC; Upper Saddle River, N.J.), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Taylor Racioppi (PDA; Ocean Township, N.J.), Ashley Sanchez (SoCal Blues; Monrovia, Calif.)

Additional Notes:

  • The CONCACAF qualifying tournament 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup will be held in December in Honduras.
  • Each team is allowed to name 20 players on its tournament roster.
  • Teams will be allowed six total substitutions per game with no re-entry. In the second half of the matches, a team may stop the game a maximum of three times to make substitutions. During each of these stoppages, a team may make more than one substitution, up to the limit of the six total per match.
  • After goal difference and goals scored, the next tie-breakers will be the head-to-head result.
  • Players eligible for the 2015 U-20 Women’s NTC Invitational must have been born on or after Jan. 1, 1996, which is the age cut-off for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
  • There will be no suspensions for accumulation of yellow cards during the tournament, but a player receiving a red card will have to sit out a minimum of one match.

2015 State Cup and Junior State Cup

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The race is on for State Cup titles. Who will advance to the State Cup Finals and Regionals?

Going into the Semi-Finals of Junior State Cup and State Cup the Michigan Wolves-Hawks Soccer Club will have the most teams per club with14 teams competing to advance to the Finals.
Join the action on Saturday May 30th and Sunday May31st in Saginaw, MI as the Michigan Wolves-Hawks reach for the stars.  Each year our teams strive to put another star on our club logo by winning a National Championship.  The drive starts at the semi-finals but how far can each team go?  Check out our teams:
Saturday, May 30, 2015
TimeHome TeamResultsAway TeamLocation
9:00 AM
U18 GR CREW JUNIORS 97 GOLD 3 - 0 U18 MICHIGAN WOLVES 97 Saginaw #2
11:30 AM U17 MICHIGAN WOLVES 98 1 - 2 U17 MICHIGAN IMPACT 98 WHITE Saginaw #7
2:00 PM U16 CANTON CELTIC 99 BLACK 4 - 1 U16 MICHIGAN WOLVES 99 BLACK Saginaw #2
11:30 AM U15 MICHIGAN JAGUARS 00 GREEN 1 - 0 U15 MICHIGAN WOLVES 00 Saginaw #2
2:00 PM U13 MICHIGAN WOLVES 02 2 - 1 U13 WAZA FC WEST 02 JUNIORS Saginaw #6
4:30 PM U13 WAZA FC EAST 02 JUNIORS 1 - 0  U13 MICHIGAN HAWKS 02 Saginaw #7
9:00 AM U12 MICHIGAN WOLVES 03 DA 1 - 2 U12 KINGDOM SELECT 03 DA Saginaw #19
11:00 AM U12 MICHIGAN HAWKS 03 DA 8 - 2 U12 MI JAGUARS GREEN 03 DA Saginaw #20
 1:00 PM U12 KINGDOM SELECT 03 RED 2 - 5 U12 MICHIGAN WOLVES 03 BLACK Saginaw #20
 3:00 PM U12 MIDLAND FUSION 03 GREEN 2 - 3 U12 MICHIGAN HAWKS 03 BLACK Saginaw #20
 1:00 PM U11 MI JAGUARS GREEN '04 DA 1 - 0 U11 MICHIGAN WOLVES 04 DA Saginaw #18
 3:00 PM U11 MICHIGAN HAWKS 04 DA 2 - 1 U11 MI JAGUARS GREEN '04 DA Saginaw #17
 9:00 AM U10 MICHIGAN WOLVES EAST 05 2 - 3 U10 CANTON CELTIC 05 BLACK Saginaw 5A

The '03 Michigan Hawks beat the Michigan Jaguars 8-2 today. Eva Gaetino started off the scoring with a goal and quickly followed up with 2 more. Jenna Faybrick scored two goals. Kylie Cabana, Erin Benitez and Sam Woods each had one goal. The Hawks were up 8-0 before giving up 2 goals in the final minutes. They will play Waza tomorrow in the Finals.

Six Michigan Wolves-Hawks teams advance to the Finals and we end the day with two Junior State Cup Champions and two State Cup Champions.  Congratulations!!

Sunday, May 31, 2015
TimeHome TeamResultsAway TeamLocation
4:30 PM
U19 MICHIGAN WOLVES 96 1 - 0 U19 WAZA FC EAST 96 JUNIORS Saginaw #6
2:00 PM U13 Michigan Wolves 02 2 - 0 U13 Michigan Jaguars 02 Green Saginaw #6
11:00 AM WAZA FC East 03 Juniors 2 - 1 Michigan Hawks 03 Saginaw #7
1:00 PM United FC 03B-GR 1 - 2 Michigan Wolves 03 Black Saginaw #7
 3:00 PM U12 Lakeshore Premier SC 03 0 - 3 U12 Michigan Hawks 03 Black Saginaw #7
3:00 PM U11 Michigan Hawks 04 0 - 2 U11 WAZA FC East 04 Juniors Saginaw #14

Hawks ECNL teams qualify for National Championship Tournament

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The U16 Hawks ECNL team ended the weekend with a 2-1 vs Penn Fusion.  An early goal by Megan Young  and then a late goal by Maddie Lucas proved to be enough to cap off a tremendous weekend for the team.  This game followed yesterday's 3-3 tie with National Runner-Up DeAnza Force.  In that game, the Hawks were down 3-0 with 15 minutes left in the game.  Lexxe Lipsey then scored 3 goals in 7 minutes tie the gamet.   The 16s ended the regular season ranked #3 in the nation.

The U15s registered three 2-1 victories vs FC Stars of Mass, PDA and World Class.  Goals today by Madison Myers and Ariana Griffin secured the win vs host club PDA.

The 17s tied Penn Fusion today 3-3, with goals by Emma Toykuma, Josie Fowler and Ani Ramon.

For the second year in a row all 5 Hawks ECNL teams qualify for the National Championship Tournament.  Last year the Hawks were one of 3 clubs to have all 5 in the Championship.  Great job girls and thanks to the parents for all your support.

Canton Cup Champions

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Congratulations to the Hawks 06 for winning the U9 Girls Division 1 Canton Cup Championship by outscoring their opponents 25:1. Coach John Buchanan also brought home the Championship in the U8 Girls Division 1.

Lots of smiles!  Go Hawks !!!

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US Youth Soccer National League announces expansion for 2016-17 season

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Beginning in the 2016-17 season, the US Youth Soccer National League will expand from 16 to 32 teams in each of the Under-15, Under-16 and Under-17 gender age groups.

The National League will continue with the same two-event format, as each gender age group will be split into eight-team divisions, with each side playing seven games. The increase in teams will allow for more qualification opportunities for the top performers from the four US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues, as the automatic qualifying spots for each Regional League doubles from two to four teams for the Under-15, Under-16 and Under-17 age groups.

“We have received feedback from club leaders in support of expanding the National League based on their positive experiences in the league,” National League commissioner Paul Luchowski said. “We value the input of those in the league and look forward to welcoming even more proven, top-level teams to the league.”

The National League is designed to reward teams for developing elite talent and earning success in US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues and Regional Championships, as the top finishing teams in these competitions directly qualify for the National League. Once in the National League, the top teams from each age group division also secure a spot to return to National League play the following season.

The league’s qualification format provides teams with an opportunity to test themselves against some of the most talented competition in the country, as each team has to earn its place in the National League based on league or cup success. With meaningful matchups against proven competition from across the country, the National League provides an avenue for continued development and opportunities for exposure at the collegiate, professional and National Team levels.

The 32 teams that qualify for the 2016-17 National League in the expanded age groups are expected to come from the following:

-- 4 top returning 2015-16 National League teams (a total of 4 teams)

-- 4 top teams from each of the four Regional Leagues (a total of 16 teams)

-- 4 Regional Championship Representatives to the 2016 National Championships (a total of 4 teams)

-- 8 additional teams to come from either Regional League, Regional Championship or National League play yet to be determined (a total of 8 teams)

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In addition to recruiting opportunities, the top National League teams earn a ticket to the US Youth Soccer National Championships, making each match valuable and creating an added element of pressure as players compete for a chance to play for the National Championship.

Beginning in the 2016-17 season, the Under-15, Under-16 and Under-17 gender age groups will be split into four divisions of eight teams, with the top finisher in each division earning an automatic berth to the National Championships. The National League’s automatic qualifiers will retain the current structure for the Under-14 and Under-18 age groups, with the top two teams from each of the two divisions advancing to Nationals.

Since its inception, National League teams have captured a combined 31 of 48 possible National Championships. For a list of past National League champions and history, click here.

Entering its ninth season in 2015-16, the National League’s alumni have gone on to prove themselves at the collegiate and professional levels, with former players competing in NCAA Division I, II and III, Major League Soccer, National Women’s Soccer League, English Premier League and the UEFA Champions League.

This summer, National League alum Morgan Brian will add the FIFA Women’s World Cup to the list when she competes in Canada with the U.S. Women’s National Team.

The National League is an extension of the highly successful US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues (US Youth Soccer Region I Champions League, Midwest Regional League, Southern Regional Premier League and Far West Regional League). For more information on the National League, visit USYouthSoccer.org/National_League/.