Michigan Hawks ECNL sweeps Chicago Sockers

The Michigan Hawks ECNL teams continue to play at a top level beating the Sockers in all 5 games on Saturday October 11th, 2014. The U14's scored 4 goals in a very competitive game to win 4-1. The goals were scored by Sam Sklarski, Bria Telemaque, Ashley Armstrong and Kaya Frazier. In the closest game of the day, Morgan Kloosterman scored after a corner late in the game to push the U15's to a 1-0 win, keeping them a top of the division. The U16's busted open a tightly contested contest with a late first half goal by Maddy Lucas. That was followed by three quick second half goals, two by Madison Wolfbauer and one by Cathy Dager. The 16's are also top of the standings in the Midwest Division. The U17's controlled most of their game getting goals from Hannah Drulak and Ani Ramon to win 2-0. In the last game of the day, the U18's had to work hard for their win. An early first half goal by Maya Piper proved to be enough with great goalkeeping play from Megan Bricely and a couple of key stops from Emily Purdy. Fanastic goals late in the second half from Justine Lynn and Alexis Warner resulted in the 3-0 score.

In the Alumni news for the weekend:

Ashton Miller scores winning goal to help Duke past Wake Forest.  http://www.topdrawersoccer.com/college-soccer-articles

Jamie Cheslik, Ali Krause and Courtney Clem play well in MSU's victory over Purdue.  http://www.msuspartans.com

Madisson Lewis scores first goal in Michigan's win at IU.  http://www.mgoblue.com

Alison Holland records second shut to help Oakland get past UIC. http://www.goldengrizzlies.com

Chay Mcnitt plays 110 minutes in Ball State win over Kent State.  http://ballstatesports.com

Melanie Pickert, Katie Brown and Natalie Krygier play well for Iowa in 0-0 vs #14 Wisconsin.  http://www.hawkeyesports.com

Synthetic Turf

In response to the recent NBC news story on the health effects of crumb rubber in synthetic turf, the number one priority of the Wolves & Hawks Soccer Club is the safety and well being of our players. After reviewing the NBC story the Wolves Hawks Board of Directors looked deeper into this issue and as sighted by the Synthetic Turf Council and based on over 60 independent studies (many of which can be viewed via the web link below) the idea of synthetic crumb rubber being related to cancer has not been substantiated in any of these independent scientific studies. In addition, a direct response by the Synthetic Turf Council can also be viewed through the link below refuting the idea of any ill effects of synthetic turf crumb rubber on players associated with the material.

As previously stated the health and well being of the Wolves & Hawks players is and will always be the number one concern of the club. With that said we will continue to monitor the continued research on this and any other subject related to player safety and make decisions accordingly that fully support our priorities as a club.

Sincerely,

Wolves-Hawks Board of Directors

STC Response to NBC National News Story on Health Effects of Crumb Rubber in Synthetic Turf - Synthetic Turf Council

Hawks in College - Weekend Report #3

Natalie Krygier and Melanie Pickert score goals for Iowa.  Lulu Haidar assists in Michigan win.  http://www.hawkeyesports.com

Jamie Cheslik scores and assists, Mary Kathryn Fiebernitz scores as MSU beats Nebraska. http://www.msuspartans.com

Megan Buckingham scores off a Summer Green assist to help UNC beat #5 Virginia Tech. http://www.goheels.com

Ally Haran plays 110 minutes to help Wake Forest tie Clemson. http://www.wakeforestsports.com

Hannah Scafaria assists two and scores one for Toledo as they beat Ball State. http://ballstatesports.com 

Mallory Weber gets an assist as Penn State beats Wisconsin 2-0. http://www.gopsusports.com

Kourtney Scott helps Northwestern get past Illinois and former Hawks, Alaina Weykamp and Casey Conine.  http://www.fightingillini.com

Courtney Petersen and Marisa Viggiano head to U20 National Camp

The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team will begin a new cycle with a training camp running from Oct. 12-19 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. Head coach Michelle French has called 32 players, nearly all of whom were born in 1996 or 1997. This age group will be focusing on qualifying for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, which has an age cut-off of players born on or after Jan. 1, 1996.

The lone player born in 1998 is midfielder Mallory Pugh, who was a starter at age 16 during the most recent FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada.

Being that the training camp takes place during the college season, there is only one current college player in the group in goalkeeper Rose Chandler, who is red-shirting her freshman year at Penn State. Chandler, as well as defender Kaleigh Riehl and midfielder Taylor Racioppi, were also on the USA’s 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Team that fell in penalty kicks to Korea DPR in the quarterfinal.

U.S. U-20 WNT Roster by Position:

GOALKEEPERS (4): Rose Chandler (Penn State; Atlanta, Ga.), Samantha Leshnak (Ohio Elite; Liberty Township, Ohio), Sabrina Macias (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Hunter Peifer (Colorado Soccer Club; Colorado Springs, Colo.)
DEFENDERS (9): Gabriella Carreiro (FC Stars of Mass; Upton, Mass.), Lucy Davidson (FC Portland; Warren, Ore.), Natalie Jacobs (Slammers FC; Coto de Caza, Calif.), Ellie Jean (Oakwood Soccer Club; Coventry, Conn.), Tegan McGrady (MVLA; San Jose, Calif.), Kaleigh Riehl (BRYC; Fairfax Station, Va.), Parker Roberts (KC Dynamos; Leawood, Kan.), Ally Watt (Pride Soccer Club; Colorado Springs, Colo.), Michelle Xiao (Gretna SC; Omaha, Neb.)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Alyssa Baumbick (Internationals Soccer Club; Avon Lake, Ohio), Betsy Brandon (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Marley Canales (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Katie Cousins (Richmond United; Forest, Va.), Julie James (Sting; Fairview, Texas), Courtney Petersen (Michigan Hawks; Canton, Mich.), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Taylor Racioppi (PDA; Ocean Township; N.J.), Marissa Viggiano (Michigan Hawks; Macomb Township, Mich.)
FORWARDS (10): Bridgette Andrzejewski (PSC Baltimore; Lutherville, Md.), Alissa Gorzak (Eclipse Select Soccer Club; Naperville, Ill.), Kelcie Hedge (Washington Premier FC; Post Falls, Idaho), Hana Kerner (Match Fit Academy FC; Upper Saddle, N.J.), Reilly Martin (Eclipse Select Soccer Club; Carmel, Ind.), Kayla McCoy (Sockers FC; Lincolnwood, Ill.), Leah Pruitt (West Coast FC; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), Zoe Redei (Eclipse Select Soccer Club; Highland Park, Ill.), Kelly Sweeney (Vardar; Bloomfield Hills, Mich.), Kaycie Tillman (Sting; Rowlett, Texas)

Hawks Weekend Report for Sept. 20-21

The Michigan Hawks went 5-0 vs the Chicago Sockers in ECNL matchups this weekend. Saturday got started with a convincing 5-0 victory by the U14 National Finalists. Then, the reigning national champions put in 5 goals to win 5-1. In the toughest match of the game, the U16 Hawks scored late with a goal from Lexxe Lipsey to win 1-0 versus a very good Sockers team. In the U17 game, 3 early goals made for a comfortable 4-2 victory. In the last game of the day, the U18s trailed 1-0 at halftime, but used a second half hat trick by Courtney Petersen to end up with a 4-1 victory. The Hawks ECNL teams return to action next week at home vs St. Louis Scott Gallagher, check out the ECNL Schedule and come out to watch some awesome games.

Summer Green and Megan Buckingham help UNC to comeback win. http://www.goheels.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=3350&ATCLID=209666699

Mallory Weber leads Penn State to rout over OSU. http://www.gopsusports.com

Ariana Donohue helps Western to another win. http://www.wmubroncos.com

Madi Lewis scores only goal in win over Maryland. http://www.mgoblue.com

Eliza Van de Kerhkove scores for Central Michigan in win. http://www.cmuchippewas.com

Rice wins again with a Jenny Fichera goal. http://www.riceowls.com

Rachel Marble scores first goal of the season as Miami wins again. http://www.muredhawks.co

Monreau Devos plays 90 minutes in 1-0 shutout of NC State. http://www.wakeforestsports.com

Wolves sportsmanship applauded

On, Friday, September 19, sportsmanship was on full display in a hard fought contest between the MPSA Crush 2004 KTB team and the Michigan Wolves 04 Black teams in the WSSL U12 Division 1.  With the contest still undecided the Wolves scored on what appeared to be a ball that went over the end line.  Dark was coming on and the AR did not have the best view.  MPSA coach Kevin Taylor asked the officiating crew about it, but did agree the call could go either way and let the matter drop.  Then Wolves Player Ryan Hannosh told his coach, Aaron Brown, that the ball was out.  Coach Brown had him tell the referee and the goal was waved off.  For this he gained honor for himself, his coach, his team, his club and the game.  And he justly received a round of applause from his opponents and the parents on both sides.  Well done, Ryan.

Submitted by:

Brian Fitzgerald
MPSA Coach & High School Coordinator