Hawks 05 Schaumburg Soccerfest Finalists

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The 2014-2015 tryout season brought many new players to the Hawks 05 team this year, making our first out of town tournament exciting to watch.

Congratulations Hawks 05 in making it to the finals at the Schaumburg Soccerfest!

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Hawks in College #3

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Allison Krause scores golden goal to beat New Mexico. Spartans Vanquish New Mexico in Overtime - Michigan State Official Athletic Site

Ashton Miller scores golden goal for Duke.  Miller's Golden Goal Lifts No. 15 Duke Past Samford

 Michelle Manning scores golden goal for Northwestern NU Defeats Colorado to Close Non-Conference Slate

Courtney Scott scores game winning goal for Northwestern 'Cats Strike Twice in Win Over Rams

Mallory Weber gets game winner vs Santa Clara Weber Tallies Game Winner Against Santa Clara


Weber Tallies Game Winner Against Santa Clara

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Summer Green scores again to help UNC past UCLA.  Green & Scarpa Lift #4 Tar Heels Past Bruins

Rachel Marble assists goal for Miami of Ohio to get past Rice.  Zalar Zaps Owls Twice in RedHawks' 2-0 Victory Miami University RedHawks Official Athletic Site

Jenny Fichera gets goal and assist vs Dayton  Dayton Defeats Soccer Team 5-2 Friday Night

Sam Riga gets two assists for GVSU to beat Cal State Bernadino http://www.gvsulakers.com/news/2015/9/11/WSOC_0911155055.aspx?path=wsoc

Jessie Bujouves scores tying goal for IU.  Indiana Draws with Ball State, 1-1

Captain Shannon McCarthey leads University of Miami Florida to 3 straight wins.  @CanesFutbol Captain’s Corner: Sept. 10, 2015

Caitlin Clem earns first career shutout for Wisconsin.  Battling Badgers earn second-straight double overtime draw - UWBadgers.com - The Official Athletic Site of the Wisconsin Badgers

Hawks in College Labor Day Weekend

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Megan Buckingham scores first goal in first game coming off injury. Buckingham’s Late Goal Earns Tar Heels Draw 1-1

Taylor Lambouris scores first collegiate goal in victory http://www.loyolaramblers.com/sports/w-soccer/recaps/090615aaa.html

Ashton Miller chosen to all tournament team featuring UNC, USC, Duke and California.  Blue Devils Fall, 3-1, to No. 25 California Sunday

Michelle Manning scores for Northwestern.  'Cats Defeat Billikens 2-1 in Toyota Park Debut

Paige Dobbs, Tiffany Buckler help WMU tie Notre Dame. Women's Soccer Ties No. 6 Notre Dame 2-2 in 2OT

Jenny Fichera assists on tying goal for Rice. Owls & SMU Finish In 1-1 Deadlock

Lulu Haidar scores in win vs Portland. Wolverines Thump Portland in Game One of Husky Invite

Blake Townes has game winning assist for Notre Dame

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - After more than 200 minutes of scoreless soccer, the University of Notre Dame men's soccer team got the breakthrough it was waiting for. Freshman Thomas Ueland connected on the winning goal with 1:28 left in the second overtime to send the No. 4/10 Irish to a 1-0 victory over No. 14/13 Indiana on Sunday in the final game of the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic in front of a raucous 4,226 fans at Armstrong Stadium.

Notre Dame (1-0-1) earned its second straight shutout after previously tying No. 13/6 Maryland 0-0 on Friday in the season opener for both teams. Indiana (1-1-0) held a 14-6 edge in total shots, but the Irish finished with a narrow 3-2 lead in shots on goal.

A cross from the left flank by Blake Townes found Ueland in the 18-yard box in the 109th minute. Ueland made the most of the opportunity, sending a high shot past Indiana goalkeeper Colin Webb and into the right corner of the net at 108:32 for the game-winner.

Hawks in College #2

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Mallory Weber scores one and assists one in win versus Arkansas Schafer's Two Goals Leads No. 6 Penn State Over Arkansas, 4-2

Kirsten Evans and Lexi Warner score in 2-1 win.  Spartans Top Flyers in Home Opener - Michigan State Official Athletic Site

Courtney Petersen scores and assists in win versus Cal Poly. Petersen Sparks No. 2 Virginia To 2-0 Win Over Cal Poly

Courtney Petersen scores versus Delaware No. 2 Virginia Downs Delaware 6-1 Sunday

Ashton Miller assists on first goal against William and Mary.  No. 21 Blue Devils Shutout No. 25 Tribe, 2-0

Summer Green scores 2 versus UTSA.  Green & Newfield Lead Tar Heels Past UTSA

Tiffany Buckler scores as WMU defeats UIC.  Broncos Extinguish Flames, 3-0

Kylie Knight helps Ohio State shutout Texas.  No. 18 Ohio State Plays to Scoreless Draw at Texas

Marisa Viggiano and Brenna Lovera help Northwestern stay undefeated. Wildcats Continue Shutout Streak with Win Over Terriers

Lulu Haidar scores for Michigan vs UofD.  MGOBLUE.COM University of Michigan Official Athletic Site

>Alina Weykamp gets assists to help Illinois past SLU.  Coach Freeman Previews the Weekend for @IlliniSoccer

Alexa Spaanstra and Zoe Morse head to U20 National Team Camp

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CHICAGO (Aug. 21, 2015) – The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team will hold a training camp from Aug. 23-30 as U.S. head coach Michelle French has called 31 to the U.S. Soccer National Training Center at StubHub Center in Carson, California.

As the women’s college season begins this Friday, the roster is made up entirely of pre-college youth club players, with 12 born in 1997, 13 born in 1998, four players born in 1999 and two in 2000. French will use the camp to continue to deepen the player pool and look at players in various age groups compete against each other as the team focuses on qualifying for the 2016 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup that will be held in Papau New Guinea.

“We have a tremendous opportunity to bring together some of the younger talent that has been identified over the past few months,” said French. “With the depth of our U-20 pool, coupled with the emergence of players from our U-17, U-18, and U-19 National Team programs, I’m confident the camp will feature a highly competitive environment with the naming of the World Cup qualifying roster being just a few months away.”

The age cut-off for this group is players born on or after Jan. 1, 1996. The CONCACAF qualifying tournament is scheduled for the end of 2015 in Honduras.

U.S. U-20 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Brooke Bollinger (Space Coast United; Melbourne, Fla.), Brooke Heinsohn (New England FC; Norfolk, Mass.), Lauren Rood (Crossfire FC; Camas, Wash.), Brittany Wilson (Real Colorado; Littleton, Colo.)
DEFENDERS (8): Tierna Davidson (De Anza Force; Menlo Park, Calif.), Julie Doyle (San Diego Surf; Laguna Nigel; Calif.), Mia Gyau (McLean Soccer Club; Silver Spring, Md.), Samantha Hiatt (Crossfire FC; Newcastle, Wash.), Zoe Morse (Michigan Hawks; East Lansing, Mich.), Taylor Otto (CASL; Apex, N.C.), Kiara Pickett (Eagles; Santa Barbara, Calif.), Amanda Visco (PDA; Manalapan, N.J.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Marley Canales (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Alyssa Baumbick (Internationals Soccer Club; Avon Lake, Ohio), Savannah DeMelo (Beach FC; Bellflower, Calif.), Olivia Erlbeck (San Diego Surf; Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.), Alissa Gorzac (Eclipse Soccer Club; Naperville, Ill.), Jordan Harr (Dallas Sting; Sachse, Texas), Taryn Torres (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas)
FORWARDS (12): Jenna Bike (Connecticut FC; Trumbull, Conn.), Marissa Bosco (Eclipse Soccer Club; St. Charles, Ill.), Kirsten Davis (SLSG – Missouri; Chesterfield, Mo.), Emily Fox (FC Virginia; Ashburn, Va.), Meghan McCool (Penn Fusion; Glenside, Penn.), Katie Pingel (SoCal Blues; Torrance, Calif.), Brianna Pinto (CASL; Durham, N.C.), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Zoe Redei (Eclipse Soccer Club; Highland Park, Ill.), Ashley Sanchez (SoCal Blues; Monrovia, Calif.), Alexa Spaanstra (Michigan Hawks; Brighton, Mich.), Ella Stevens (GSA; Grayson, Ga.)

Birth Year Transition

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Dear Wolves-Hawks families:

As most of you are probably aware, US Soccer has mandated a series of rules changes that each of our various leagues will be implementing at the start of the 2016-17 season. Among these rule adoptions will be one that calls for players to be organized by birth year, rather than according to the traditional August 1 date. While we have just begun this season, and while these changes are 10 months away from being realized, the club would like to briefly address some of these ‎issues now. We know that change can be unsettling, and we suspect that some may feel a sense of anxiety, so we wanted‎ to take a moment to share the Wolves-Hawks perspective.

First, ‎it is important for everyone to know that this change is being implemented by US Soccer, the highest governing body of our sport in this country, made up by our foremost soccer experts. They have made this move after much deliberation and after extensive research in the world's most successful soccer nations. Every state is obligated to follow the new rule, and the state of Michigan will do so beginning with next June's tryout. There is no avoiding it, and individual clubs will have no say in the matter. Our club will embrace the change, and we will work together to make this a positive transition for our players and our teams.

Second, we hope that we provide you with a sense of comfort by saying that we are one of only two Michigan clubs that already has experience with this transition. As a member of the US Soccer Development Academy, our Wolves Academy has been selecting teams by birth year for eight years. As a result, each year, we consider players from across multiple State Cup age groups‎ in selecting Academy rosters. We have come to realize that each player's developmental pathway is slightly different, and we have had regular practice in guiding players toward their "next steps" each year.‎ As a club, we feel well equipped to lead our players and their families through this adjustment period.

Finally, we will begin working on this transition well in advance of the June tryout. We will continue to communicate with all of you throughout the process, and we will share new details of our club strategy as those are put into place. Further, we will organize training opportunities for the players in our club according to their birth year, and our coaching staff will spend much time discussing the best placement for our individual players.

In summary, ‎we encourage all of you to focus on the current season. We hope that your families will enjoy the experience and that the players will continue working to improve. As a club, we are confident in our ability to navigate through another new time in club soccer, and we will endeavor to make decisions that will benefit our players. We are grateful for your support.


Michigan Wolves-Hawks Soccer Club

PowerAde Invitational Champions 2015

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The U8 Wolves 08 went undefeated to win the PowerAde Invitational on August 22-23rd, 2015.

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Congratulations to the Wolves 08 Black Team for going undefeated through the semi-finals and finishing strong in the finalist spot at the Powerade Invitational Tournament!

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The U9 Wolves 07 team went undefeated in the Powerade Tournament August 22-23, 2015 to take home the Championship. 

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The U9 Wolves Black went undefeated in the Powerade tournament in their division ( U9 second division ). They won the championship game 2-0 against MI Alliance. It was a very competitive game and our boys played very smart and defended as a team. Congrats to the U9 Black Wolves!


Congratulations to the Hawks 08 girls team and coach Tim Ernst on their undefeated win at the PowerAde Invitational.  With the help from Kenna and Allie from our 08 Black team these girls racked up a whopping 44 goals with on conceding 2 goals.  Way to go girls on another great Championship.

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The U9 Hawks '07 coached by John Buchanan won the U10 Division I.


Hawks hit the news after the first College Weekend

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New Baby Wolf

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Congratulations to the Zawacki family!

Beckett Andrew Zawacki was welcomed into our life on August 21st. weighing 7 lbs 3 oz and 20 inches long. Mom and baby are doing well, Keaton is an excited big brother and dad, Goalkeeper Coach Joe Zawacki, is overjoyed.

ECNL Club Champions

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Richmond, VA (August 13, 2015) - The ECNL Overall Club Championship is the most coveted award in the ECNL, as it recognizes consistent competitive excellence across every age group in the club. Previous winners of the ECNL Overall Club Championship have been PDA (NJ) (2013, 2014), Slammers (CA) (2012), and Eclipse Select (IL) (2011).  The 2014-15 season has seen a new winner of the award, but a club that has been consistently in the top 10 every year of the ECNL - congratulations to the 2015 ECNL Overall Club Champion Michigan Hawks!
The Michigan Hawks have been in the top 10 of the ECNL club standings every year, and every year have multiple teams challenging for ECNL National Championships.  This year, the Michigan Hawks U14, U15 and U16 each teams finished first in the Midwest Conference, and the Hawks U17 and U18 teams both finished second.  The Michigan Hawks ECNL teams had a combined conference record of (56-8-16), with the ECNL U14 team going undefeated in conference play.  While playing in one of the most difficult conferences in the country, the Hawks’ 2014-15 dominating performances are even more impressive.      
 “We are thrilled to have won the ECNL Overall Club Championship this year.” said Doug Landefeld, Director of Coaching.  “The Michigan Hawks set out to be the top club in the country every year, and to have accomplished this goal is surreal.  Thank you to all of the parents, coaches, support staff and especially to our players in the Michigan Wolves and Hawks Soccer Club for everything you do to make this possible.  Thank you for an incredible year!” 
Below is the Overall Club Top 10 Ranking for the 2014-2015 season
2015 Overall Club Championship - Top 10
  1. Michigan Hawks
  2. Crossfire Premier
  3. West Coast FC
  4. So Cal Blues
  5. Slammers FC
  6. FC Stars of Mass
  7. San Diego Surf
  8. Real Colorado
  9. PDA
  10. Dallas Texans
ECNL Crowns 2015 Champions League National Champions
Congratulations to the teams that won the 2015 ECNL Champions League National Finals! The ECNL Champions League is the most difficult and demanding female youth soccer competition in the world, requiring consistent performance at the highest levels throughout the entire year, against the most competitive teams in the United States.  Teams that win the ECNL Champions League have proven over 12 months to be the best teams in American female youth soccer. 
  • U14 – Slammers FC
  • U15 – So Cal Blues
  • U16 – West Coast FC
  • U17 – PDA
  • U18 – Michigan Hawks
  • U23 – FC Virginia
The six different National Champions across the five youth age groups represent every area of the country and clearly show the strength and scope of the ECNL and ECNL clubs.  The ECNL National Finals in Richmond, VA were a tremendous event, made possible through the work and dedication of a tremendous staff and many different partners.  A special thank you goes out to Henrico County, Richmond Region Tourism, and the Richmond Strikers for their support of the 2015 ECNL National Finals!
The ECNL also congratulates the 2015 ECNL North American Cup winners, crowned in Seattle, WA:
  • U15 – Dallas Sting (TX)
  • U16 – Minnesota Thunder (MN)
  • U17 – Minnesota Thunder (MN)
The ECNL Champions League and North American Cup competitions celebrate the best in female youth soccer. Congratulations to the teams, players, and coaches for their fantastic achievement.