Hawks win ECNL Title

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REDMOND, Washington — The Michigan Hawks U18 side had plenty of motivation burning in its furnace headed into the ECNL Playoffs here this week. Much of it stemmed from last season.

While the Hawks’ U14 side was busy winning a national title in Seattle in 2014, the Hawks U17 side was handed a difficult draw and couldn’t advance out of its group to make the next month’s final grouping. For a team this talented, it was a bitter pill and a tough way to end the season.

But there was another season left in the core of that U17 team. And as U18s, they made good on their desire to go out on the highest note possible.

The Hawks put in a masterclass defensive display, and a pair of headed goals on either side of the half sent them off to a 2-0 victory over West Coast FC on the last of six straight days of soccer at Sixty Acres Park. For the U14s and U18s, Tuesday represented the end of the road for the 2014-15 season. While the winners of U15, U16 and U17 groups here will move on to the ECNL Finals in Richmond, Virginia later this month, Tuesday was do-day for four sides caught in finals.

As for the Hawks, their performance was vindication for a week spent playing at a breakneck pace. The Hawks were a rolling pin in the group stage with seven points from nine matches, and a 2-1 win in the semis over a Crossfire team that had knocked out the No. 1 Dallas Sting was impressive. But this was the crowning achievement. West Coast FC actively attempted to play out of the back and through the talented Christina Settles, but it was no use. The Hawks were swarming.

They opened the scoring about 15 minutes into the match on a headed goal from Maya Piper, and they got the clincher about 10 minutes into the second half on another header from Brenna Lovera, this time off a corner. Those two, Lovera up top and Piper off her back as a second striker in attack, caused so many problems that the WCFC back line couldn’t deal with aerially. Two moments of magic ultimately proved that in spades.

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U18 Hawks ECNL win Nationals

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The U18 Hawks '97 team won the ECNL Champions League National Final match 2:0.  Congratulations to Doug Landefeld and his fantastic team on their win.  Maya Piper scored an early goal off a cross by Courtney Peterson and then at the 49 minute mark Alexis Warner sent in a cross to Maya Piper for the second goal of the match.  Bethany Kopel played well in goal and with the strong defense line the West Coast were held to no goals against.

Congratulations on winning the 12th star for the Michigan Wolves-Hawks Soccer Club!


U18 Hawks ECNL via for National Title today

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The U18 Hawks ''97 coached by Doug Landefeld go up against West Coast FC today in Seattle for the National Championship.  Kick off is 10:15 am in Seattle so you can watch the game at 1:15 pm local time at https://www.youtube.com/user/TheECNL

Good Luck to all of the players, parents and coach!  We are cheering for you!


August Summer Camp

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The Michigan Wolves and Hawks will offer a summer camp at Jaycee Park, 32500 Pembroke, Livonia, MI 48152. Cost for the 4 day camp is $115 if registration is received by July 20th. After July 20th, the camp is $135. Drop in is $35 per day. In addition to quality instruction by our club coaches with the club’s proven curriculum, each player will receive a camp t-shirt. Players will be placed into groups based on both age and ability after the first day.

The camp is open to players from any club.

Camp Staff: will include Doug Landefeld, Adil Salmoni, Sam Cheaib and Lars Richters
Dates: August 3rd - 6th
Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Cost: $115 if received by July 20th, after July 20th $135. Drop in is $35 per day.
To register for camp, please go to: http://www.adisal.com/camps/events/
Or complete form, including the waiver and send a check for $115 (or $135 after July 20th).The checks should be made out to Michigan Wolves and Hawks Soccer Camp.

Hawks chasing history as ECNL heats up

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REDMOND, Washington — In the brief history of the ECNL, no team has ever pulled what TopDrawerSoccer.com has, today, so loftily dubbed the “Five-Fecta.” That is, no team has won all five championship trophies stretching from the U14 to the U18 age levels.

It’s far too early to determine whether the Michigan Hawks’ U15 squad is capable of becoming the first. But the stars are beginning to line up for the comically deep squad to kickstart a hearty discussion.

Just a year after winning the U14 national title, the Michigan Hawks U15s continued barnstorming through the ECNL Playoffs here Sunday with a smashing 5-0 win over the San Diego Surf. This was no pushover Surf team, either. The Hawks took apart a team that lost just five games in the regular season and entered the tournament on a heater. The Hawks’ impossibly talented team took them down with a practiced ease.

It helps that this team boasts the No. 2 IMG Academy 150 recruit for the 2018 class in Alexa Spaanstra, who’s already pledged to Virginia(w). Spaanstra put in two goals, including a penalty early in the first half, but even she was outdone by attacking teammate Camryn Evans, who rang up a hat trick.

The Hawks run a three-player front line that mostly looks like Evans in the middle, Spaanstra arrayed wide right and the quick-footed Madison Donley on the left. Those three gave Surf fits, notably when Spaanstra floated deeper to overlap on Evans, and the two rammed possession through the middle channel. There aren’t many defenses in the nation that can cope with that kind of concentrated firepower, if there are any at all.

Evans kicked off the scoring with a purely struck one-touch volley about 35 minutes into the contest, and Spaanstra doubled it just before half with a well-struck penalty. Evans scored twice more in the second half, and Spaanstra rounded out the blowout with a curling lofted shot from 18 yards.

The Hawks have a long way to go to capture four more national championships, a nearly impossible ask for any side. But they set the foundation for a run last year, and they’ve certainly lived up to the billing in Seattle.

Spring MRL Champion

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The U18 Wolves '97 team coached by Dave Hicklin won the Midwest Regional League First Division East with a 8:0:0 record.  They scored 37 goals with only 3 against to win the league championship.


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Sunday in Seattle

The U15s started the day with a 5-0 win over San Diego Surf.  An early goal by Camryn Evans, followed by a late first half goal by Alexa Spaanstra put the Hawks in position where a tie on Sunday gets them onto Nationals.

The U16s rebounded from a disappointing result on Saturday with a 2-0 win vs the Richmond Strikers.  Jillian Winarski netted her 2nd goal of the tournament and Madison Wolfbauer scored late to secure the win.  They will need to win on Tuesday and get a little luck to move on.

The U17s followed up their miraculous 4-4 draw, where they scored 3 goals in the last 12 minutes, with a 2-1 win over Penn Fusion.  The Hawks went down 1-0 early in the second half, but Natalie Winters scored 2 goals in 2 minutes to get the Hawks the win.  The 17s have to win their last game vs the Surf to advance.

Today the U14s play in the National SemiFinal.  They will take on the Slammers from California. Over the last few days, the Hawks have gotten through a group of death, beating, SoCal Blues, drawing with the Colorado Rush, and then beating CASL out of North Carolina.  Good Luck today girls!

The 18s are also in the National SemiFinals.  The will take on Crossfire from the state of Washington.  The marks the second year in a row that the Hawks have had the two ages in the final four.  The Hawks scraped out a win vs Washington Premier, beat up on FC Bucks and then drew with Ohio Elite to advance.  Good Luck today girls.

Both of the National Semifinals will be live streamed.

2014-2015 Crew Soccer Academy Wolves

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Our U15/16 Development Academy had a phenomenal season finishing 1st in the Central Conference Mid-American Division with a record of 20-2-5.

Our keepers, Jake Crabtree and Hunter Morse, along with our strong defensive line including Bobby Hickson, Quinn Loosle, Louie Meeks, Dominic Nardozzi, Napoleon Outlaw, Matt Phillips, and Michael Pimlott allowed only 24 goals this season. Our midfielders, Giuseppe Barone, Brayden McNitt, Jordan Salhani, Tommy Tenuta, Suniel Veerakone, and Marc Ybarra, along with our forwards Farai Mutatu, Val Qejvani, Anthony Tocco, and Daniel Wright worked seamlessly together scoring a total of 61 goals leading the division in goals scored.

Ranked 4th nationally out of 77 Academy teams, the U15/16 CSA Wolves are attending playoffs in Indianapolis the week of June 22, 2015. Good luck Wolves!


2015 Summer Goalkeeping Camp

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The Michigan Wolves-Hawks Soccer Club will be holding a summer Goalkeeping Camp.

For: U10-U18 Goalkeepers from any club or team.
When: July 7th 5:30-8:30pm
             July 8th 5:30-8:30pm
             July 9th 5:30-8:30pm
Where: Jaycee Park, 19800 Mayfield Street in Livonia.
Cost: $175 (deadline to register is July 1st)
How to register:  Please complete form, including waiver, and mail in check

4v4 Scramble

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The 4v4 Scramble is a modern version of the 4v4 Games made famous with the Dutch Coaching Schools. The 4v4 Scramble involves every player being shuffled or scrambled every game. Simply, each game will involve new players to form a team. Scores will be kept on a win, loss, and draw basis, with individual prizes for the highest tally. Space is LIMITED. The 4v4 Scramble is limited to 60 players. You must attend each day. Cost, $60.00 for a complete Session (3days)

MON - WED Aug 10,11,12

Session ONE- $60.00 Birth Years - 04, 03, 02 10am to 11.30am

Session TWO- $60.00 Birth Years - 01, 00, 99 12 to 1.30pm

TO REGISTER FOLLOW THE LINK: https://docs.google.com/


ADDRESS CHECKS: 21252 Parklane St. Farmington Hills, MI 48335


All queries, contact Bryan Thorp, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

YOU must mail payment to SECURE your spot prior to the session.

MDL Regionals

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Good Luck to the U14 Wolves 01 team and Coach Dave Hicklin at the NPL/MDL Regionals this weekend in Waukegan, IL

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