Grand Opening Gala on June 11th 2016

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To Michigan Wolves-Hawks Families,

By now you have probably heard the exciting news about the club's partnership with Schoolcraft College.

On June 11th the MWHSC will be hosting a formal Grand Opening Gala event. The celebration will go from 7pm - 11pm at the VisTaTech Center located at Schoolcraft Colleges Livonia campus and will include live entertainment, dancing, fine food and beverages. Door prizes and special club membership/discount cards will be included in the cost of admission. The evening promises to offer a wonderful opportunity for adults to spend a pleasant evening out in a formal environment. Tickets for the Gala will go on sale in March.

To help outfit the state-of-the-art facility with new goals, benches and other modern field and training equipment, the Gala will also offer a Fund Raising component. We hope to raise money to cover the one-time cost to purchase these items so that our players and guests can enjoy the safest, most productive environment possible. This long term investment will benefit players and families for years to come. If interested you will be able to join with our sponsors and others to support this important cause.

At this time we are seeking contributions of items for a planned silent auction and raffle. If you would like to donate please contact Amber Townes via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you are welcome to hand deliver items to Bryan or Skip Thorp. We are in the process of developing a specific web page to advertise the items that will be available, so feel free to donate soon so that we can include your donation on the site.

Thank you in advance for your support. We look forward to this memorable event and sharing a fun evening together. Stay tuned for more information regarding this special moment in our clubs history in the coming weeks.

Sincerely,

MWHSC Fund Raising Team

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:

 

Wolves 00 win Disney Showcase

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Congratulations to the U16 Wolves 00 and Coach Hicklin for winning the 2015 Disney Men's Soccer Showcase.

After starting out with a 0-0 tie against Pachuca FC (MD) the team went on to win the next two games 3:1 against Tennessee SC and 2:1 against Louisiana Fire Juniors.  The Final match against FC Dallas (TXN) was a resounding win of 3:0 to clinch the Championship trophy.

ECNL Sanford Showcase Best XIs

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SANFORD, Florida — Opening day of the Elite Clubs National League Florida National Event in Florida highlighted a new crop of standouts. Here are some standout players from Monday's action according to TopDrawerSoccer.com:

Sarah Mitchell, Michigan Hawks ECNL U17: Solid all-around defender. Made a habit of being the one that consistently killed opposing scoring chances.

Lilian Lucas, Michigan Hawks ECNL U15: Did a nice job of patrolling the middle of the field. Lucas was one of her team's main threats on offense.


LAKE MARY - The second day of the Elite Clubs National League Florida showcase highlighted a new crop of standout players. Here are some standout players from Tuesday's action.

D/M Samantha Kleedtke, Michigan Hawks ECNL U16: Versatile athlete that played in multiple spots all over the field. When she moved to the defender spot, it raised her entire team's intensity on the defensive side.

M/F Isabel Rodriguez, Michigan Hawks ECNL U17: Disruptive force in the middle of the field. She was one of the main reasons the ball spent more time in her opponent's attack zone and helped build an early lead.


LAKE MARY - The third and final day of the Elite Clubs National League Florida showcase highlighted a new crop of standout players. Here are some standout players from Tuesday's action.

Madison Wolfbauer, Michigan Hawks ECNL U17: A good blend of size and speed in the middle of the field. Good shooter and passer that gives opposing defenses headaches.

Alexxis Lipsey, Michigan Hawks ECNL U17: Good nose for the ball. A consistent scoring threat that's always flying in from the wing.

GK Alexandra DeRuvo, Michigan Hawks ECNL U16: Great range and patience in the box. Made several athletic saves in a shutout performance.

U17 WNT kick off World Cup year in Florida

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The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team, under head coach B.J. Snow, will kick off an important year with a training camp from Jan. 3-10 in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

Snow has called up with 26 players for the second-to-last event before the squad enters CONCACAF qualifying in early March that will qualify three teams for the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup to be held in Jordan in September. The USA will also host a four-team international tournament at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif. in mid-February.

The 2016 CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship will be held on the Caribbean island of Grenada from March 3-13. The tournament will send three teams to the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup to be played in Jordan in September of 2016.

The roster for this training camp spans three birth years from 2001 to 1999, which is the age cut-off year for the 2016 U-17 Women’s World Cup.

The Under-17 Women's Championship will feature eight teams, three from the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), two from the Central American Football Union (UNCAF) and three from North America.

Canada, Mexico and the United States are automatically qualified from North America, Guatemala and Costa Rica qualified from the Central American Zone and Jamaica and Haiti qualified from the Caribbean Zone. As host country, Grenada is automatically qualified as one of the three representatives of CFU.

The eight teams will be drawn into two groups of four teams each and after the group stage, the winner and second-place team from each group will cross-over for the semifinals. The winner of each semifinal match qualifies directly to the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup while the two losing semifinalists will play a third-place match with the winner also advancing to the World Cup.

U.S. U-17 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brooke Bollinger (Orlando City; Orlando Fla.), Laurel Ivory (Sunrise Sting; Surfside, Fla.), Katie Meyer (Eagles SC; Newbury Park, Calif.)                                                         
DEFENDERS (7): Naomi Girma (Central Valley Crossfire; San Jose, Calif.), Karlie Paschall (Tennessee Soccer Club; Brentwood, Tenn.), 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.), Sydney Zandi (Penn Fusion; West Chester, Pa.)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Ryanne Brown (Indiana Fire; Indianapolis, Ind.), Jordan Canniff (Richmond United; California, Md.), Emina Ekic (Javanon; Fairdale, Ky.), Sierra Enge (Carlsbad Elite; Cardiff, Calif.), Jaelin Howell (Real CO; Windsor, Colo.), Brianna Pinto (CASL; Durham, N.C.), Alyssa Poarch (FC Delco; Middletown, Delaware), Ashley Sanchez (So Cal Blues; Monrovia, Calif.), Taryn Torres (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas)
FORWARDS (7): Rachel Jones (Tophat; Lawrenceville, Ga.), Civana Kuhlmann (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Sophia Smith (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.), Alexa Spaanstra (Michigan Hawks; Brighton, Mich.), Frankie Tagliaferri (PDA; Colt Neck, N.J.), Jordan Taylor (Ohio Premier Eagles; Wadsworth, Ohio), Kate Wiesner (Slammers FC; Monrovia, Calif.)

Courtney Peterson heads to U20 WNT Camp in January

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After a successful World Cup qualifying campaign in December that also yielded a CONCACAF title, the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team begins its almost year-long preparation for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup with a training camp in Los Angeles from Jan. 3-10.

The USA earned its berth to the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup by winning its semifinal match of the qualifying tournament against host Honduras and then defeated Canada for the regional title, 1-0. The eighth FIFA Women’s World Cup for this age level (the first two were held as U-19 events) will take place from Nov. 13-Dec. 3 in Papua New Guinea. 

The 16-team field for the tournament is now set and it’s a strong one, featuring Canada, Mexico, the USA, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Japan, Korea DPR, Korea Republic, Ghana, Nigeria, Brazil, Venezuela, France, Germany, Spain, and Sweden.

U.S. head coach Michelle French has named 26 players to this camp being held at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif., with part of the event overlapping the full U.S. Women’s National Team camp. 

Due to the CONCACAF qualifying tournament taking place during the end of the NCAA playoffs, French brought a young team to Honduras which featured just eight college players and 12 high school-aged players. For this January event, 22 of the 26 players are in college and just 13 of the 20 players from the qualifying roster are in camp, although there are several injuries and team captain Mallory Pugh was called up to the senior team. Ashley Sanchez, who scored three goals with five assists in qualifying, including the game-winner in the championship game, will return to train with the U-17 WNT this month as that squad prepares for its World Cup qualifying tournament in March.

U18 Wolves Win Disney Showcase

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After going 3-0, in bracket play, an exhausted U18 Wolves entered the finals at Disney against AFC Lightning (GA).  After a scoreless 70 minutes Hunter Olson scored on a diving header on a perfect cross from John Florczak.  An insurance goal was added after a long punt from keeper Stephen Wilbur.  The defense lead by Hunter Gibbons and Pete Czajkowski  was excellent over the 4 days and yielded only 3 goals.     

Go Wolves!!   

ECNL Sanford Event Day 2

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The U17 Hawks followed up a win versus DeAnza by beating FC Stars of Massachusetts 4-1.  This FC Stars team was the national runner up last year in the ECNL.  Jillian Winarski started the scoring 20 minutes into the game to make it 1-1.  The Hawks then had goals by Madison Wolfbauer, Gianna Parlove and Lexxe Lipsey to finish off a very good day.  Next up for the Hawks is FC Dallas.  Good luck girls.

The 18 Hawks scored two goals in the second half to beat GSA our of Georgia.  Zoe Morse scored both goals and then Natalie Winters, Leah Moss and Goalkeeper Katelyn McEachern kept ECNL leading scorer Jennifer Wiesendorf from scoring in the second half.  Good luck today girls.

ECNL Sanford Event Day 1

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The U17 Hawks began their Winter ECNL Showcase in Sanford with a 1-0 win over DeAnza out of Southern California. It was only DeAnza's second loss and moved the Hawks up to 12th in the national standings. Dani Stephen scored the game winner off a corner that bounced off multiple people. The game had numerous scoring opportunities for both teams, but Bethany Kopel and Jamie Leas kept the clean sheet for the Hawks.

The U15 Hawks beat the Dallas Sting 2-1 on two second half goal, one by Lillian Lucas and the second with 2 minutes left by Emma Hiscock. It was the second loss for the Sting this season. ;The defense let by Madeline Carlson, Erin MacDonald and Sam Sklarski shutout the Sting the second half.

Youth Academy Winter Sessions

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Wolves-Hawks Youth Acadmey player and parents thank you for a great 1st session!!! Happy Holiday and Happy New Year!!! See you all in January for YA Session #2.

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Zoe Morse and Malia Berkeley Youth All-Americans

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The National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced the 2015 NSCAA Youth All-America Teams, as well as the 2015 Youth Players of the Year.

Mallory Pugh from Real Colorado is a repeat selection as the 2015 NSCAA Youth Girls Player of the Year, while Cameron Lindley from Indiana Fire DA was named the 2015 NSCAA Youth Boys Player of the Year.

A total of 81 players (40 boys, 41 girls) were named All-Americans. Six boys players join Lindley as repeat All-America selections, while 24 girls, including Pugh, also make repeat appearances.

All-Americans and their accomplishments will be celebrated and recognized at the NSCAA All-America Luncheon held during the 2016 NSCAA Convention in Baltimore on Saturday, Jan. 16 at noon. Luncheon registration for players, coaches, and their families will be made available in early December at NSCAA.com.

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