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Cooper, Craig and McConnell off to U15 & U16 GNT Camp

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CHICAGO (Jan. 25, 2018) – The U.S. Under-16 and Under-15 Girls’ National Teams will hold concurrent training camps to kick off 2018 programing for both teams when 48 players gather at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida from Jan. 27-Feb. 3.

Almost all the players called by head coach Kacey White for the U-16 camp were born in 2002, with three born in 2003, and one, midfielder Allyson Sentnor, born in 2004. All the players called into the U-15 group by head coach Tracey Kevins were born in 2003.

The teams will scrimmage against each other several times during the camp.

U.S. U-16 GNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Leah Freeman (Mustang SC; Berkeley, Calif.), Taylor Fox (Orlando Pride; Titusville, Fla.), Alia Skinner (United Soccer Alliance; Fleming Island, Fla.) 
DEFENDERS (7): Katie Groff (NC Courage; Raleigh, N.C.), Samar Guidry (FC Dallas; McKinney, Texas), Baleigh Bruster (NTH Tophat; Atlanta, Ga), Tabitha LaParl (So Cal Blues; Lakewood, Calif.), Elaine Rouse (NC Courage; Cary, N.C), Kayla Colbert (Legends FC; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), Nya Harrison (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Samantha Kroeger (World Class FC; West Milford, N.J.), Allyson Sentnor (South Shore Select; Hanson, Mass.), Maggie Graham (NTH Tophat; Atlanta, Ga.), Alexis Theoret (FC Virginia; Oakville, Va.), Jillian Martinez (Lonestar SC; San Antonio, Texas), Peyton Goldthwaite (NC Courage; Durham, N.C.), Abby Allen (Lonestar SC; Austin, Texas), Zoe Burns (Crossfire SC; Issaquah, Wash.)
FORWARDS (6): Reilyn Turner (So Cal Blues; Aliso Viejo, Calif.), Michelle Cooper (Michigan Hawks; Clarkston, Mich.), Dilary Heredia-Beltran (Sporting Blue Valley; Overland Park, Ohio), Kailyn Dudukovich (Cincinnati DA; West Chester, Ohio), Alexis Missimo (Solar SC; Southlake, Texas), Abbie Kotter (La Roca FC; Providence, Utah)  

U.S. U-15 GNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Haley Craig (Hawks-Wolves SC; Dexter, Mich.), Olivia Molina (California Thorns FC; Burlingame, Calif.), Neeku Purcell (Seattle Reign Academy; Seattle, Wash.)
DEFENDERS (7): Andrea Kitahata (San Jose Earthquakes; Hillsborough, Calif.), Aidan McConnell (Hawks-Wolves SC; Dexter, Mich.), Phoenix Dawn Miranda (Leahi; Aiea, Hawaii), Ayo Oke (Concorde Fire; Lawrenceville, Ga.), Kellie Pagador (Placer United; Roseville, Calif.), Lilly Reale (South Shore Select; Hingham, Mass.), Alyssa Stadeker (Concorde Fire; Smyrna, Ga.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Colby Barnett (Strikers FC; Los Alamitos, Calif.), Emily Colton (L.A. Galaxy San Diego; Carlsbad, Calif.), Emma Egizii (Beach FC; Downey, Calif.), Tatiana Fung (LAFC Slammers; Fullerton, Calif.), Carina Lageyre (Weston FC; Cooper City, Fla.), Devin Lynch (Eclipse Select SC; Naperville, Ill.), Isabella Piete (San Diego Surf; Alpine, Calif.)
FORWARDS (7): Trinity Byars (Solar FC; Richardson, Texas), Amelia Horton (Sporting Blue Valley; Olathe, Kan.), Simone Jackson (LAFC Slammers; Redondo Beach, Calif.), Arianna Manrique (NTH Tophat; Buford, Ga.), Jillian Shimkin (FC Fury NY; Rockville Centre, N.Y.), Farrah Walters (SC del Sol; Scottsdale, Ariz.), Amelia White (Fort Wayne United; Fort Wayne, Ind.)

Zoe and Izzy make U20 CONCACAF

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Zoe Morse and Izzy Rodriguez make U20 Concacaf Roster
 U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team head coach Jitka Klimkova has named the 20-player roster for the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship to be held Jan. 18-28 in Trinidad & Tobago.

The roster is made up of 16 collegiate players and four youth club players, all of whom play for U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy teams. Players born on or after January 1, 1998 are eligible for the 2018 U-20 Women’s World Cup, and Klimkova has named players from three birth years: six born in 1998, 11 born in 1999 and three born in 2000.

The roster’s youngest player is 17-year-old Real Colorado forward Sophia Smith, recently named 2017 U.S. Soccer Young Female Player of the Year.

2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship Roster (College or Club; Hometown; Caps/Goals)

GOALKEEPERS (2): Laurel Ivory (Virginia; Surfside, Fla.; 5/0), Amanda McGlynn (Virginia Tech; Jacksonville, Fla.; 2/0)

DEFENDERS (7): Tierna Davidson (Stanford; Menlo Park, Calif.; 6/0), Naomi Girma (California Thorns FC; 6/0; San Jose, Calif.), Tara McKeown (USC; Mission Viejo, Calif.; 11/0), Zoe Morse (Virginia; East Lansing, Mich.; 9/0), Kiara Pickett (Stanford; Santa Barbara, Calif.; 2/0), Isabel Rodriguez (Ohio State; Canton, Mich.; 8/0), Karina Rodriguez (UCLA; Torrance, Calif.; 3/0)

MIDFIELDERS (5): Samantha Coffey (Boston College; Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.; 7/1), Savannah DeMelo (USC; Bellflower, Calif.; 23/4), Jaelin Howell (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.; 12/0), Brianna Pinto (NTH Tophat; Durham, N.C.; 9/0), Viviana Villacorta (UCLA; Lawndale, Calif.; 10/1)

FORWARDS (6): Abigail Kim (California; Vashon, Wash.; 11/3), Civana Kuhlmann (Stanford; Littleton, Colo.; 12/8), Ashley Sanchez (UCLA; Monrovia, Calif.; 20/6), Sophia Smith (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.; 11/8), Taryn Torres (Virginia; Frisco, Texas; 3/1), Kelsey Turnbow (Santa Clara; Scottsdale, Ariz.; 8/2)

The 2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship features eight nations divided into two groups of four teams. The top two finishers in each group will qualify for the semifinals, with the winners of those games along with the winner of the third-place match earning berths to the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in France.

All 16 matches of the tournament will take place across eight matchdays at Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad. The United States will open the tournament on Jan. 19 against Nicaragua, face Jamaica on Jan. 21 and finish group play against Mexico on Jan. 23.

2018 NWSL Draft

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The Michigan Hawks were more than helpful in reaching the highest level of soccer. They provided a top environment to train in daily, and I never went a day without having a team or coach to train with. The staff networked endlessly to land me at the Duke University which was another stepping stone to get to where I am today. Overall, the Michigan Hawks put me on a path towards success and are still to this day willing to help me train and move forward in my career. - Ashton Miller

The Michigan Hawks is a great organization with wonderful coaches who want nothing more than to see their players succeed. The Hawks not only gave me the opportunity to play at the highest levels, but also taught me the skills and discipline needed to continue the process into college and eventually the draft. I will cherish the time and memories I had at the Michigan Hawks. - Ally Haran '95 Hawks

The Michigan Hawks were a great stepping stone into the collegiate game. Not only did they help me prepare for the next level physically and technically, but they also offered a more nurturing side.  When you get the best girls in the state all in one place they created a competitive but loving atmosphere.  The Hawks have given me life long friends and a whirlwind of lessons that I will take with me yet again as I move on to the next step in my soccer career.  - Megan Buckingham '95 Hawks

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Wolves-Hawks Soccer Club helps Angela Hospice pediatric patients

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More than 600 people headed out in the cold Dec. 16 for the Michigan Wolves-Hawks soccer club’s Freezing Fun Charity Run at Schoolcraft’s St. Joe’s Sports Dome. Thanks to the efforts of volunteers and sponsors, the Wolves-Hawks raised more than $12,500 for Angela Hospice’s My Nest is Best Pediatric Program, a special program for children living with a terminal illness.

“This event was whimsical and wonderful. But the most wonderful part was young people and their families who reached out with compassion and support to peers – other children and their families – going through the most challenging days of their lives,” said Bob Alexander, director of development for Angela Hospice. “It was touching and remarkable to see that kind of heart and kindness so fully expressed toward children in our pediatric hospice program.”

“My big thing was, let’s keep it local,” said Molly Midgley, a Wolverine Lake resident and parent volunteer who became involved with the Hawks when her daughter started playing five years ago. Now Midgley helps with the club’s charitable outreach efforts.

Midgley and Wolves-Hawks coaching director Doug Landefeld worked with partners from Schoolcraft College’s Fitness Center, where the Wolves and Hawks practice, to plan the 5K and chose Angela Hospice to benefit from the event.

“We wanted to donate 100 percent of the money,” Midgley said. “As we got going and we asked all these companies to donate, every one of them, every single one, said, ‘Oh, that’s so great you’re giving it to Angela Hospice. They are such a great organization.’ It was amazing.”

Trader Joe’s in Northville donated all the food for the event and Casey Cook of Running Fit helped organized the 5K, which saw more than 300 runners participate. Schoolcraft Fitness Center was another of the top sponsors for the event.

“They were instrumental,” Landefeld said. “Everybody helped to make it happen.”

This isn’t the first time the Wolves-Hawks club has shown charity to the community. Two years ago, it held a canned food drive for Hospitality House.

“We collected over 10,000 pounds of food,” Midgley said. “It was great. We fed 500 families for a month. We started doing an outreach so the kids can give back, because these kids all have so much.”

Midgley said that’s why the group chose Angela Hospice’s My Nest is Best Pediatric Program: So the Wolves-Hawks would be helping other kids who were less fortunate.

The Livonia-based Michigan Wolves-Hawks soccer club is an elite club for players under age 18. For more information, go to www.michiganwolveshawks.com. For more on Angela Hospice and the My Nest is Best Pediatric Program, go to www.AskForAngela.com .

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MLS invites Ken Krolicki to the 2018 MLS combine

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Major League Soccer announced on Thursday the initial list of 60 NCAA Division I college players invited to participate at the 2018 MLS adidas Player Combine in Orlando.

The league will hold its annual combine from Jan. 11-17 at Orlando City Stadium, with representatives from all 23 MLS clubs scouting the top college prospects ahead of the Jan. 19 MLS SuperDraft in Philadelphia.  

A committee of MLS coaches and NCAA D1 coaches from every conference selected the invitees, all of whom completed their college eligibility this season. Further invitees, including Generation adidas signings and non-college players, will be announced in coming weeks.

2017 MAC Hermann Trophy finalists Wake Forest forward Jon Bakero and Stanford defender Tomas Hilliard-Arce headline the list of invitees, who will be coached at the Combine by a mix of college soccer head coaches and MLS academy personnel.

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NWSL unveils 2018 draft-eligible list

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The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) announced Dec 21st  the preliminary list of more than 80 players eligible for selection in the 2018 NWSL College Draft, which will take place on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. ET, one hour earlier than previously announced, at the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Philadelphia.

4 Michigan Hawks made the NWSL Short list for the draft:

Caitlin Clem, Wisconsin
Jamie Cheslik, Michigan State
Ashton Miller, Duke
Megan Buckingham, North Carolina

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Charity Fun Run THANK YOU!

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Wolves-Hawks families,

Thank you to all of the participants, volunteers, and donors at the Freezing Fun Charity Run event this morning.  We had over 400 participants today and were able to dontate $12,500 to Angela Hospice, which doesn't include the many donations that were made this morning on site. 

Thank you for your generosity to a great cause.  We will continue to take donations up until Sunday Night.

In appreciation,

Michigan Wolves-Hawks Soccer Club