Hawks 06 Red win Saginaw Classic Championship

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Hawks 06 Red, Coached by Sam Cheaib, were the 2016 Champions in the Saginaw Classic Tournament this past weekend! The girls went undefeated in the tournament, and won the final game 5-0.   Thank you to the Saginaw Twp. Soccer Association for a well organized tournament, and congratulations to the Hawks 06 Red team!

Academy Players to Watch for 2016/2017

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The U.S. Soccer Development Academy season kicks off on Saturday for the U15/U16 and U17/U18 age groups. The Academy is entering its 10th season, and will each passing year new players emerge from the crowd. Either those players use the platform to get recognition from Youth National Team coaches or they launch off into academies abroad in hopes of finding new opportunities. 

This season marks the last for the Development Academy as a boys-only league, as the girls side will join the fray in 2017. With the spotlight firmly pointed at the boys, the Development Academy has a number of possible candidates for players who could be on their way to being the next Weston McKennie or Brooks Lennon or among the others who have used this platform to jump to the next level. 

TopDrawerSoccer highlights some candidates below. 

Wolves Alumni Suniel Veerakone scores for Duke

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DURHAM, N.C.—Duke rookie Suniel Veerakone scored twice as Duke exploded for four second-half goals in a 5-1 victory over UNC Asheville in the John Rennie Nike Invitational finale this afternoon. The Blue Devils came away with the title with a win and a tie in the annual tournament.

Veerakone captured Most Valuable Player honors, finishing the weekend with two goals and 168 minutes played over the two games. Joining Veerakone on the All-Tournament team were Max Moser, Robert Moewes and Brian White.

“[Suniel] is a very good player,” said head coach John Kerr. “We see it every day in practice and how many good things he does and now he’s adjusting to the pace of play in college.”

Wolves-Hawks Add New Goalkeeper Coach - Mike Sheehy

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The Michigan Wolves-Hawks are pleased to introduce Mike Sheehy as an additional goalkeeper coach for our club starting September 6.

Mike brings with him 25 years of coaching experience at all levels of the game.  Along with being part of the Michigan Hawks & Wolves Soccer Club this year, Mike is a staff member of The NCAA D1 University of Detroit Mercy Women's Soccer Team, The Michigan Olympic Development Soccer Program and works with the Cranbrook High School Boys' and Girls' Soccer Programs. Mike is a former outstanding youth goalkeeper in the state of Michigan. As a youth, he led his club team to 5 State Championships, 3 Midwest Regional Finals and 1 National Championship. He played High School Soccer at Farmington High School and was a former All-State player. Mike played soccer collegiately at Oakland University (1990-93) and professionally with the Detroit Wheels (1993-1995). Throughout Mike's coaching career, he has proved to be very successful in helping numerous goalkeepers and players attain college scholarships for their on and off field performances. He is recognized as one of the leading goalkeeper coaches in the state of Michigan.

Please join me in welcoming Mike to our club.

Thank you,

Ed McCarthy
President, Michigan Wolves-Hawks

Former Wolves face off in Preseason scrimmage

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After playing with each other on the Wolves 98 team for several years five players faced off against each other on Saturday August 27th. Saginaw Valley University was represented by Roddy Green #7 and Brian Sockow #2 while Albion College was represented by Jake Silburg #15, Gabe Martinez #19 and Peter Kirouac #00.  The Albion team has four more older Wolves alumni players Bobby Budlong, Andrew Prince, Will Colburn and Brad Wong.

Alexa Spaanstra and Izzy Rodriguez make U17 World Cup team

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U.S. Under-17 Women's National Team head coach B.J. Snow has named the 21 players who will represent the United States at the 2016 FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup being held in Jordan from Sept. 30-Oct. 21.

The U.S. plays its first Group D match against Paraguay on Oct. 1 at Prince Mohammed International Stadium in Al Zarqa (7 p.m. local / Noon a.m. ET) before facing Ghana on Oct. 4 at King Abdullah II International Stadium in Amman (4 p.m. local / 9 a.m. ET). The USA will finish group play on Oct. 8 against Japan at Amman International Stadium (7 p.m. local / Noon ET).

"This is an immensely exciting time for our players and staff," Snow said. "After a thorough evaluation process over the course of the last two years, we feel that we have selected a group of players capable of embracing the challenges that a World Cup presents. The selection process has been excruciatingly intense and this is a direct result of the depth of the player pool for this age group. We evaluated over 120 players within our training camps this cycle and they all deserve a ton of credit."

Snow, who has taken the squad through eight training camps/events and 12 international matches so far this year, will bring the 2016 U-17 Women's World Cup Team to a final camp in Florida from Aug. 26-Sept. 3 before departure for Jordan later in the month. During the camp, the USA will play the Venezuela U-17 WNT twice, on Aug. 30 at the Water Soccer Complex in Tampa, Fla. (7 p.m. ET kickoff) and on Sept. 2 at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. (7 p.m. ET kickoff). Admission is free to both matches.

"We have five weeks left to prepare for our first game in Jordan and we need to take advantage of every day," Snow said. "The two games against Venezuela will provide a very important snapshot of where we are and what we need to continue to focus on. Venezuela is an outstanding opponent that has a history of success at the U-17 level, highlighted by their fourth-place finish in the last U-17 World Cup. Having the opportunity to play them will be a tremendous challenge and we look forward to testing ourselves."

Courtney Petersen makes U20 National Training Camp

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U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team head coach Michelle French has named 20 players to the roster for an almost three-week training camp that will conclude with the 2016 U-20 Women’s NTC Invitational as the U.S. team enters its final stages of preparations for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s world Cup.

The U.S. team will be encamped at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif. from Sept. 1-19 and will face Brazil, England and the Korea Republic in tournament play at the end of camp. Each of the match days – Sept. 14, 16 and 18 – will feature a doubleheader with the USA playing the second game of the day. The winner of the competition will be based on total points with the first tiebreakers being overall goal difference and then total goals scored.

The USA, Brazil and the Korea Republic are currently preparing for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup which will be held in Papua New Guinea from November 13-Dec. 3. England did not qualify. Admission to the matches and parking is free to the public. All the matches will be streamed live on ussoccer.com.

U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Rose Chandler (Penn State; Atlanta, Ga.), Brooke Heinsohn (NEFC; Norfolk, Mass.), Casey Murphy (Rutgers; Bridgewater, N.J.)
DEFENDERS (7): Madeline Elliston (Penn State; Omaha, Neb.), Emily Fox (FC Virginia; Ashburn, Va.), Sabrina Flores (Notre Dame; Livingston, N.J.), Ellie Jean (Penn State; Coventry, Conn.), Natalie Jacobs (Notre Dame; Coto de Caza, Calif.), Taylor Otto (CASL; Apex, N.C.), Kaleigh Riehl (Penn State; Fairfax Station, Va.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Marley Canales (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Katie Cousins (Tennessee; Forest, Va.), Savannah DeMelo (Beach FC; Bellflower, Calif.), Kelcie Hedge (Washington; Post Falls, Idaho), Emily Ogle (Penn State; Strongsville, Ohio), Courtney Petersen (Virginia; Canton, Mich.), Parker Roberts (Florida; Leawood, Kansas)
FORWARDS (3): Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.); Jessie Scarpa (North Carolina; Lakeland, Fla.), Ally Watt (Texas A&M; Colorado Springs, Colo.)                                                                                   

Mallory Pugh, a member of the USA’s 2016 Olympic Team who became the youngest U.S. player to score in an Olympics Games, returns to training camp with the U-20s. Pugh captained the team last fall as it won the CONCACAF title in Honduras and earned a berth to the World Cup in PNG.

In addition, French will bring in three players to train who have seen most of their National Team action this year with the U.S. U-18 WNT in defender Julie Doyle (San Diego Surf; Laguna Niguel, Calif.), midfielder Shea Moyer (FC Revolution; Wyomissing, Penn.) or forward Parker Goines (TSC Hurricane; Broken Arrow, Okla.).

French will choose the final roster for the tournament prior to the start of the games

Top Drawer Soccer College Top XI Freshmen List - Two Wolves players

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The start of the men’s Division I season is nearly here. The official start date of the 2016 campaign is August 26. With Friday’s opening games on the horizon, TopDrawerSoccer awards the annual Preseason Best XI honors as well as the Freshman Team for the upcoming season. 

Check out which players earned a place on the preseason teams. 

TopDrawerSoccer 2016 Preseason Honors

Freshman First Team 

GK: Kevin Silva (UCLA

D: Reggie Cannon (UCLA), Mauricio Pineda (North Carolina), Hector Montalvo (Grand Canyon), Nicholas Hinds (Akron)

M: Cameron Lindley (North Carolina), Handwalla Bwana (Washington), Giuseppe Barone (Michigan State), Suniel Veerakone (Duke)

F: Achara (Georgetown), Ema Twumasi (Wake Forest)

2017 ODP GIRLS NATIONAL TRAINING CAMP ROSTERS ANNOUNCED

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The Hawks-Wolves will be well represented at this years ODP National Training camp in Phoenix in January for the 2002 and 2003 birth years.  The goal of this developmental camp is to train the payers within environments allowing them to grow in the interpretation and understanding of the game, including problem solving and self-reflection.  

2003 Roster: http://regionii.usyouthsoccer.org/ODP/girls/03ntcroster/2017/

2002 Roster: http://regionii.usyouthsoccer.org/ODP/girls/02ntcroster/2017/

ODP GIRLS THANKSGIVING INTERREGIONAL 2016

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This event is one of the highlights of US Soccer ODP Girls and brings together the best players from all our regions of US Youth Soccer into one venue with National Team staff and college coach exposure.  The goal of this interregional event is to create an environment similar to what players encounter when invited to travel internationally with the Regional team.

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Wolves-Hawks Cup 2016 Champions

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Congratulations to all of the teams that attended our Wolves-Hawks Cup!  It was a great weekend of competition and we hope everyone enjoyed their games.  The Michigan Wolves-Hawks team provided some stiff competetion in some divisions and finished the weekend with 10 Championships and 6 Finalists.

Please enjoy our picture gallery of some of the Championship teams:

Holly Peters and the Wolves 08 team win at Wolves-Hawks Cup

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Scott Lemay and his U10 Wolves celebrate their Championship

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Congratulations to the Wolves 07 Black team for making it to the Finals at the Wolves Hawks Cup. The team showed tremendous effort, spirit, determination and sportsmanship on and off the field!!!

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The 2005 Black Wolves went undefeated in the Wolves & Hawks tourney.  They played in the finals against Liverpool FC Ann Arbor and won 3-1.  The boys played hard and very good possession soccer.  Congrats to a great start of the season.

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Hawks 09 Red showed their skills in the U8 Coed Division

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Coach Tim Ernst with his U9 Hawks 08 Champions:

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Congratulations to the U11 Michigan Hawks '06 winners of the U12 2005 9v9 Girls Division I at the Wolves Hawks Cup.with their Coach Adil Salmoni.

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The U11 Hawks '06 Black we're finalist in the U11 Division 1 for the Wolves-Hawks Cup. 

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