ACADEMY HISTORY AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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HISTORY

The Michigan Wolves are inaugural members of the US Soccer Development Academy, which began in 2007.  On October 14th, 2008, the Wolves formed a strategic partnership with England’s Derby County FC. By the following year, both our U16 and U18 teams were ranked #1 in the United States, and our U16's were crowned National Champions.

In 2011, the Michigan Wolves began a 7-year relationship with the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer. During this time, the Wolves have been regular participants in the Academy playoffs, and our players have enjoyed consistent recognition from US Soccer as recipients of their end-of-the-year Conference Best XI honors.

Since the beginning of the Development Academy, the Wolves have been proud to assist 9 players on their path to Major League Soccer rosters and several more to Youth National Teams. In 2012 and 2013, the club was honored when Wolves alum Josh Gatt earned 2 caps with the full US Men’s National team as he competed in matches against Russia and Canada.

After 11 years in the Development Academy, the Michigan Wolves continue to be at the forefront of player development in our country. We are pleased to offer top young players the opportunity to compete at the highest level of youth soccer in the United States.

 

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U16 Wolves Academy crowned National Champions in 2009

2009 US Soccer Academy Showcase Finals at Home Depot Center in Carson, California July 17, 2009.

TEAM HONORS

YEAR EVENT TEAM HONORS
2013 FINALS WEEK U16 QUARTERFINALISTS
2012 FINALS WEEK U16 NATIONAL 3RD PLACE
2010 FINALS WEEK U18 QUARTERFINALISTS
2009 FINALS WEEK U16 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

TEAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS

YEAR PLAYOFF QUALIFIERS
2017-18 U17 & U19
2016-17 U16 & U18
2015-16 U16 & U18
2014-15 U16
2013-14 U16
2012-13 U16
2011-12 U16
2010-11 U18
2009-10 U18
2008-09 U16 & U18

 

INDIVIDUAL HONORS

YEAR NAME INDIVIDUAL HONORS
2017 Daniel Wright U18 Conference Best XI
Nick Stone U16 Conference Best XI
Amy Richters Conference Administrator
2016 Suniel Veerakone U18 Conference Best XI
Lars Richters U18 Conference Coach
2015 Suniel Veerakone U16 Conference Best XI
Daniel Wright U16 Conference Best XI
2014 Lars Richters U16 Conference Coach
2013 Jimmy Fiscus U16 Conference Best XI
Kosti Moni U16 Conference Best XI
Lars Richters U16 Conference Coach
2012 Blake Townes U16 Conference Best XI
2010 Soony Saad U18 Conference Best XI
Sean Cunningham U16 Conference Best XI
2009 Shane Lyons U18 Conference Best XI
Reed Losee U16 Conference Best XI
Lars Richters U16 National Coach

WOLVES PLAYERS - MLS TEAMS

Mitch Hildebrandt - Atlanta United
Mitch Hildebrandt - Atlanta United
Ken Krolicki - Montreal Impact
Ken Krolicki - Montreal Impact
Adam Grinwis - Orlando City
Adam Grinwis - Orlando City
Josh Gatt - Colorado Rapids
Josh Gatt - Colorado Rapids
Soony Saad - Sporting Kansas City
Soony Saad - Sporting Kansas City
Adam Bedell - Columbus Crew
Adam Bedell - Columbus Crew
Freddie Braun  - Portland Timbers
Freddie Braun - Portland Timbers
Colin Rolfe - Houston Dynamo
Colin Rolfe - Houston Dynamo
Jacob Peterson - Sporting Kansas City (2012-16)
Jacob Peterson - Sporting Kansas City (2012-16)