"The best teams are talent rich. That is a given. We invite the most talented players to challenge themselves to play for the some of the best teams in the country."

Michigan Hawks '02 at ECNL Nationals

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U15ECNL HawksThe Michigan Hawks '02 are headed to the national semifinals games, to be played on Friday in San Diego.  The Hawks beat TopHat in the quarterfinals in Rockford, behind 2 goals by Michelle Cooper and 1 by Josie Aulicino.    That win culminated an undefeated week of soccer against some of the top teams in the country in front of over 125 college coaches who came to the 02's 4 games.  The Hawks will find out who they play on Thursday afternoon at the finals draw and then take the field against either, So Cal Blues, Slammers or Solar FC.  The games will all be televised live, more info to come.

http://www.eliteclubsnationalleague.com/ecnl-national-finals/

Good luck girls, we are all very proud of you.

Michigan Hawks '00 at ECNL Nationals.

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U17TeamThe Michigan Hawks '00 are headed to the National Semifinals games, to be played on Friday in San Diego.  The Hawks beat OP in the quarterfinals in Rockford, behind 3 goals by Alexa Spaanstra.    That win culminated an undefeated week of soccer against some of the top teams in the country.  The Hawks will find out who they play on Thursday afternoon at the finals draw and then take the field against either, Crossfire, Slammers or Colorado Storm.  The games will all be televised live, more info to come.

http://www.eliteclubsnationalleague.com/ecnl-national-finals/

Good luck girls, we are all very proud of you.

Danielle Stephan named Michigan's Miss Soccer

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The idea of capturing the state's highest individual soccer honor always sat in the mind of Danielle Stephan.

The midfielder said she understood the importance of Michigan's Miss Soccer award when she first stepped foot in the halls of DeWitt High School four years ago. However, it wasn't until her junior year, she said, that she believed the opportunity to obtain the prestigious title was within reach. 

A year later, it became a reality.

The Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association announced Monday that Stephan is Miss Soccer for the 2017 season. 

Head coach Jamal Mubarakeh, who has been at the helm of the Panthers' program for the last 21 seasons, said the senior is the program's first-ever player to be given the sport's highest accolade.

Stephan is the Lansing area’s first player to earn the award since Holt grad Megan Pipkens did in 2003.

"I remember a few years back, when I was just starting, thinking about how cool it would be and how great of an accomplishment it is as a soccer player," Stephan said. "After hearing that I won it this year, I was like, 'That's awesome. There's no way I did that.' I should be proud because it's pretty cool. And I am (proud)."'

Stephan, who scored 57 goals and had 59 assists during her four-year varsity career, finished her senior season with 14 goals and 10 assists.

She missed a few matches early in the season after being invited to the U.S. Under-19 Women's National Team training camp in Sunrise, Florida. The midfielder was one of 26 players who attended the camp and was the only one representing Michigan.

Stephan, who is a three-time Division 2 first team all-state selection, helped DeWitt reach the regional semifinals the past two seasons. As a sophomore, she was key part in the Panthers' run to the state semifinals — they lost, 1-0, to eventual state champion Richland Gull Lake.

The senior said helping DeWitt get a state championship during her career was something she wanted to get done before exiting high school.

"I can say with confidence, every year that I've been at DeWitt, we've been a really strong team all four of those years," Stephan said. "I guess I'm disappointed that we couldn't do it, because I know we had the ability, talent, and coaches and players to make it happen. And the community behind us.

"It stinks, but we've done a lot of great things over the years."

The DeWitt grad will make her way to Michigan State this summer to further her soccer career. She said she chose to play for MSU because she has always envisioned herself as a Spartan, and the opportunity to play near her family and friends was a draw, as well.

Stephan said she hopes to contribute right away at the college level.

"I like to hold myself to a higher standard," she added. "Like people say, 'You are your biggest critic.' 

"Miss Soccer is something I take pride in because I think it's really cool and I think I've worked really hard. I have had the players and coaches to push me in order to get that (award). But going into college, there are other goals and other things that I'd like to do. Although I have this under my belt, I think I still have so much more that I need to move forward with and keep trying to achieve."

2017 Summer Goalkeeping Camp

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For: U10-U18 Goalkeepers from any club or team.

When: July 21st 5:30-8:30pm
          July 22nd 8:30am-11:30am and 12:30-3:30pm
          July 23rd 8:30am-11:30am
Where: Schoolcraft College, Outdoor Turf Field, 18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia MI, 48152
Cost: $225 (deadline to register is July 10th)

How to register:
Please complete form, including waiver, and mail in check. The check can be made out to “Michigan Wolves and Hawks GK Camp” and mail to:
Michigan Wolves and Hawks GK Camp
61140 Palomino Ct
S. Lyon, MI 48178
Confirmation: You will receive an email confirmation when registration is received (24-48 hours).
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U18 Michigan Hawks ECNL National Champions

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The U18s Michigan Hawks beat the San Diego Surf to capture the ECNL National Championship on Tuesday morning in Rockford, Illinois, becoming the first Hawks team to win back to back national titles.

The Hawks were down 1-0 at halftime but rallied for 3 second half goals, 1 by Madi Wolfbauer and 2 Riley Tanner.  The Surf would score a goal late but could not find the equalizer due in large part to the defending of Abby Willerer and Sarah Clark and clutch goalkeeping by Bethany Kopel.

The Hawks have had an unprecedented run at the oldest age groups recaching 5 out of the last 6 U18 ECNL National Championships and winning 3.

Topdrawer Soccer interview - https://goo.gl/dkD2jV

Watch the replay of the game at https://goo.gl/iptMQe

The U18/19 Champions with their hardware. Congrats Hawks! https://twitter.com/hashtag/goingbacktoback?src=hash

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Hawks wow hotel guests at ECNL Playoffs

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Doug Landefeld received a glowing email from the hotel manager in Rockford, IL after the Michigan Hawks stay for ECNL playoffs:

"Good morning Doug!

Hope you enjoyed your weekend! I just wanted to send you a quick email to let you know we have received nothing but good comments from other guests at BOTH hotels letting us know how great the teams have been! All weekend we received comments about how polite and respectful the girls and their families have been, and how usually when sports teams are at a hotel, it can be chaos, but with them, you wouldn’t even know they were a team if they weren’t wearing uniforms! I just thought you should know so you can pass the news along to the coaches/managers!

Thank you and we loved having the Michigan Hawks stay with us!"

Our players show class and grace on and off the field - Way to go Hawks!!!

Still Looking

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Open Cup: 'Mitch Says No!' for FC Cincinnati

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For the second game in a row, FC Cincinnati set a U.S. Open Cup attendance crowd and sent the crowd home happy with a win over an MLS club. The second-year USL team beat the Chicago Fire in a shootout before 32,287 fans at Nippert Stadium.

Goalkeeper Mitch Hildebrandt (Wolves Alumni) was the hero, making saves on Nemanja Nikolic, Arturo Alvarez and Juninho to give FC Cincinnati a 3-1 shootout win after the game finished 0-0.

Hildebrandt was the 2016 USL Goalkeeper of the Year in FC Cincinnati's first year after serving mostly as a backup in four years in the NASL at Minnesota. Cincinnati fans took to Hildebrandt's shot-blocking early in his year, and chants of “Mitch Says No!” soon led to T-shirts with the slogan.

Both FC Cincinnati and Chicago had their chances, combining for 46 shots. Hildebrandt made 10 saves, the best in overtime on a shot by Nikolic from short range.  FC Cincinnati thought it had a late winner in overtime, but Andrew Wiedeman's goal was called off for offside.

In the shootout, recent Spanish signing Josu, Harrison Delbridge and Jimmy McLaughlin scored after Aodhan Quinn, son of former U.S. international Brian Quinn, missed the opening attempt.

“This win is for every single guy in that locker room," Hildebrandt said, "and I’m thrilled for the entire club.”

The loss eliminated Chicago, winner of the Open Cup in its first season, 1998, and again in 2000, 2003, and 2006, in the round of 16 after reaching the semifinals four years in a row.

The Fire, winner of seven straight MLS games, showed its determination to come out of Nippert Stadium with a win by starting German star Bastian Schweinsteiger and Nikolic, MLS's leading scorer.

"We didn't expect anything but a difficult game and we were mentally prepared for that," said Fire coach Veljko Paunovic. "We just weren't clear, sharp on the ball in the final third when we created these opportunities. Now we have to adjust our goals. We wanted to win this competition. It's important to the club and important for us to get trophies, and win trophies for our team, for our club, but now we have to move forward and we have to think about playoffs."

In the fourth round, FC Cincinnati beat its Buckeye State rival, the Columbus Crew, 1-0, before 30,160 fans, which was a Open Cup record for a non-final match that lasted all of two weeks.

 

CSA Wolves’ Andy Chung Secures a Spot for 2017 generation adidas international A.F.C. Ajax Select

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Andy Chung will travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands to train with A.F.C. Ajax Academy coaches through invite only generation adidas international Select.

PRESS RELEASE:
ATLANTA, GA - This year CSA Wolves is proud to announce that Andy Chung has been selected for one of the 32 spots for the generation adidas international A.F.C. Ajax Select Program.

Each year the top adidas youth soccer clubs nationwide have the exclusive opportunity to nominate players and coaches to participate in the generation adidas international Select program. 96 talented players have been invited to train this August at Real Madrid Foundation, A.F.C. Ajax, and Olympique Lyonnais - three of the world’s most powerful soccer clubs.

Chung is 13 years old and plays for CSA Wolves. He prides himself on his composure and ability to anticipate the game. He looks forward to gaining insight into the game as well as a new perspective from the coaches to help him improve his game. For a more detailed player profile, see his SoccerScout profile.

WSSL Champions

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Congratulations to our 2017 Spring WSSL division winners.

Wolves '09         U9Y Boys Select Division 1
Hawks '07           U10 Boys Select Division 1
Hawks '06 Red    U11 Girls Select Division 1

Academy Playoffs

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Reigning Academy Champs FC Dallas Battle Crew SC Wolves to Scoreless Draw

WESTFIELD, Ind. (June 26, 2017) - On the third and final day of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy U-15/16 and U-17/18 playoff games, the stage was set for the first featured game between FC Dallas and Crew SC Academy Wolves: very simply, it was win or go home, at least for Crew Wolves. For FC Dallas, the reigning 2015-2016 Development Academy Champions had three options: win or tie and advance, or lose and go home.