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MAC HONOR ATHLETES WITH MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE AWARD
by posted 06/04/2015


Former Gator and Western Michigan Bronco receives MAC Honors

Cleveland, Ohio -- Twenty-three Mid-American Conference (MAC) student-athletes were presented the Medal of Excellence Award during this evening's Honors Dinner Ceremony at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel as part of the MAC Spring Meetings.

The Medal of Excellence is an award presented annually to one male and one female student-athlete from the graduating class of each of the 12 Conference member institutions.

Western Michigan's Austin Richie and Rachel Chaney were the recipients of the 2015 Mid-American Conference Medal of Excellence last night at the MAC Honors Dinner Ceremony on Wednesday evening.

To be honored with the Medal of Excellence Award, student-athletes had to participate on the varsity level in a conference sponsored sport and shown evidence of academic success with a minimum 3.50 accumulative grade-point average, exhibited athletics excellence, leadership and service. Selection of the recipients was made by each MAC institution.

Chaney finished off a stellar career with the women's soccer team this season. She was a three-time Academic All-MAC honoree and a two-time All-MAC honoree, including a Second Team selection this past season. Chaney also sports a 3.92 GPA in occupational therapy.

 

 

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Local legend passes away
by posted 05/18/2015


http://files.leagueathletics.com/Images/Club/13134/Homepage/gilbert.jpg     On Wednesday afternoon, local legend, Neil Gilbert passed away. A native of Argentina, Gilbert continued his professional career in the USA, playing for the Detroit Rockets and many indoor professional teams.  For years, he was a coach in local area clubs and a fixture at soccer events. Neil was a kind man who was always generous with his time to help kids in the sport. His devotion to the game of soccer will be missed.

    Neil had been battling liver problems for a while and was awaiting a transplant, but he passed away at age 45.  He leaves behind a wife and children and many teammates and friends.  the family could sure use your prayers; but they could also use some help with all the expenses that have piled up, so if you are so moved.  click here to contribute.

           Neil Gilbert

 
     Born: November 9, 1969
     Buenos Aires, Argentina
     Position: D
     Height: 5'9" Weight: 180
     Career: 1994-2007

Neil Gilbert scored 71 goals and recorded 71 assists in his 358-game career with the Canton Invaders, Chicago Power, Detroit Rockers, Columbus Invaders, Indiana Twisters, Philadelphia KiXX, Harrisburg Heat, Baltimore Blast, Cleveland Force, California Cougars and Monterrey La Raza. He began playing during the 1994 season and last took the pitch during the 2007 campaign.

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FC Nova 06 Black Wins International Borderstars Tournament
posted 04/21/2015


The PSG FC NOVA 06 Black team entered the U9-10 Gold Division wanting to kickoff the 2015 season on a positive note as well as win their 2nd straight Border Stars Tournament as a team. In the first 3 preliminary games, they played quality team soccer by defeating Waza East 4-1, Waza West 7-2, and PSG Canada White 6-2.

                In the Finals, it was a rematch between PSG Canada and NOVA 06 Black. Coach Garrett Macc warned the boys that PSG Canada would be more difficult to defeat the second time around and his words came to fruition. With just 8 minutes left in the game, Nova trailed 2-1 but earned a penalty shot.  Forward Mason Hillman didn’t give the opposing goalie a chance to stop his shot and equaled the score 2-2.  This seemed to give the team a boost of energy and with 5 minutes left in the game, midfielder Owen Thompson scored on a breakaway and he did the same thing again 2 minutes later giving NOVA a comfortable 4-2 lead which would be the final score.  However, the Man of the Match would have to go to goalie Joe Chirco who made save after save to allow his team to get back into the game.  A well-earned team tournament victory and positive start to the season, go NOVA!

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PSG Nova 05 Win @ Crew Classic and Border Stars
posted 04/14/2015


     The PSG MI Nova 05 Blue team has had a strong start to the pre-spring season, winning two tournaments.  On March 29th they won the Grand Rapids – Crew Spring Classic.  They battled the competition along with the elements playing through an 11 degree wind chill game and winning the finals in a snow and ice mix.  The boys stuck to coach Derin White’s game plan with tough defense and moving the ball to create scoring opportunities.  This led the boys to a 4-0 record, scoring 20 goals over the weekend and beating the local favorites Kentwood Crew in the finals. 

     On April 12th the boys won their second tournament by finishing on top at Border Stars.  Nova had tough competition all weekend battling strong Waza and Jaguar teams.  The boys ended with a Waza re-match in the finals.  The game was tied 0-0 at the half and Waza scored first early in the second, but the Nova boys keep it coming answering quickly with a goal to tie it again.  The defense continued to setup up and our offensive pressure paid off with a score on a direct kick beating Waza  2-1 with only a few minutes left in the game!

 

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PSG MI Gators 05 Blue -- Grand Valley U10 Champs!!
posted 03/19/2015


Gators 05 Blue kicked off the spring season early, in triumphant style, by winning the Grand Valley State Indoor Tournament on Sunday, March 15, 2015.  With great effort throughout a busy 3-game day, the girls went a perfect 3-0, scoring a total of 18 goals and allowing only 3.  Coach Brian Messinger led the girls to victory by encouraging teamwork and smart play.  The girls stayed strong and showed genuine sportsmanship. With great pride knowing that they represent PSG, they honored the game and respected their opponent.
 
Congratulations Gator Girls and Coach Brian - Job Well Done!!
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Meet Haiti Women's National Team member Darline Radamaker
posted 02/27/2015


  

     Michigan Gators ’99 Orange player Darline Radamaker is fulfilling her dream of playing for the Haiti National Team.   Born in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, Darline’s training and hardwork is underway as she and her teammates are preparing for the upcoming U20 World Cup (2016) and Women’s World Cup (2019)

   The Haitian team recently completed a January team camp in Fort Lauderdale, FL where Darline earned the nickname “the Haitian Marta” by reporters covering the National Team Camp.   Described as very quick, clever, and composed under pressure, Darline’s hardwork also drew team assistant coach Christian Castro to make these comments: “Darline ran the 18 year old boys team we played ragged in her third official training session with the team. My jaw literally dropped….it was one of those oh my goodness moments.”

The Haiti team will be playing a series of games in April against various college women’s teams the (Notre Dame, Ball State, Marian University, Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne) to further develop for their upcoming global competition.

Darline plays for Gator coach Henry Steinwascher and has helped the team capture recent championships at the CASL Girls Showcase in North Carolina and the Disney Girls Soccer Showcase in Orlando, FL.   Darline is a member of the Region II ODP team and just participated at the ODP Girls National Camp in Sanford, FL.

We are all very proud of you Darline, keep up the hardwork!

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Michigan gets their Man
posted 02/27/2015


The FC Nova soccer club is proud to announce that Alex Para has signed a letter of intent to play soccer at the University of Michigan - Dearborn. Alex is a life long Nova player who has exhibited a fierce competitiveness since we were helping him tie his shoes before a game. From that time on, as he grew into manhood, Alex has developed great foot skills and a knowledge of the game. With his strength, size, skill and competitive spirit, the University of Michigan knew they had an impact player they could count on for years. We wish him nothing but good fortune and hope to be reading about him in the newspapers for years to come. 

Nova trained.  

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Premier Sports Center to open by this September!
posted 02/27/2015


The new Premier Sports Center, a 60,000 square foot soccer and sport facility, along with 10,000 square feet of retail office space, will open this September on the corner of 23 Mile Road and Hayes. Tucked in between Art and Jakes, and Culvers, the new Premier Sports Center will be a welcomed addition to the hottest corner of retail in Shelby Township.

The attached drawing is a rendering for Phase I of the multi-million dollar project. Plans are already drawn up for additional phases, which include another full field 11x11 pitch, outdoor fields, a lacrosse and football field, a banquet center and a sports training complex. 

The bulldozers are out. The dirt is being moved. The steel has been ordered. Once again, the management team at Premier Soccer Group is vigilant in giving the very best to our customers. We are very excited about this project and the many other phases to come afterward. The future of soccer has never been better. 

 

PSG  

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Four Mi Gators attend 2015 ODP Girls National Training Camp
posted 02/27/2015


Players Emma Boutorwick, Justina Gaynor, Darline Radamaker, and Alana Wood were chosen to train at the National Camp in Sanford, Florida from January 22-27.  These four outstanding players were part of the Region II team that trained and played in front of the National Staff and Team Coaches who were present to identify players for placement in the

national pool and for national team play.

 

Darline participated with the ’99 age group while Emma, Justina, and Alana competed in the ’01 age group. The players did a wonderful job showing off their skills while making the Michigan Gators and Premier Soccer Group very proud.


Way to go ladies!

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ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS DISNEY SOCCER SHOWCASE CHAMPIONS
posted 02/27/2015


PICTURED: Coach Henry Steinwascher, Darline Radamaker, Marissa Parisek, Lindsey Bolas, Marissa Baldo, Kailyn Wade, Cecilia Steinwascher, Sydney Hyatt, Mickey Mouse.  Bottom left: Salena Speagle, Jamie Moceri, Lauren Cimino, Olivia Mears, Mehgan Imms, Aubrey Leggat, Madison Sanders, Ashley Leonard. 

Congratulations to the U16 Gators Now Champions of the prestigious ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS DISNEY SOCCER SHOWCASE.  The U16 Gators qualified and headed down south from 12/31/14 - 1/3/15 to wrestle with some of the toughest teams in the nation.  Placed in the Premier Red division they knew they had an extremely difficult schedule ahead of them.  The first game started with a very highly ranked New York team with several national pool players. 

< CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE STORY>

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Former Gators at EMU receive All MAC accolades
posted 02/27/2015


Emily Dzik and Angela Vultaggio were all named to the All-Mid-American Conference teams, the league announced Thursday, Nov. 6. Dzik and Vultaggio earned First Team All-MAC honors.

 For the full story .....

 

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FC Nova creating Legacy of College
posted 02/27/2015


Boys across America are doing the same thing: try to improve their games while adding a touch of fantasy to the effort by providing their own play-by-play. For players at FC Nova they have plenty of real-life examples of college athletes to emulate.  

 *For the complete story click here*

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Butler Places Three on All-BIG EAST Teams
posted 02/27/2015


A trio of Butler women's soccer players earned All-BIG EAST honors on Tuesday afternoon as the conference office announced the all-league selections. Sophia Maccagnone and Serina Kashimoto represented Butler on the first team while senior forward Elise Kotsakis was voted to the second team.

Click here for the complete story

 

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Michigan Gators invade Australia
posted 02/27/2015


Four Michigan Gators are competing in an International Futsal Tournament in Australia. They are Emma Collins, Katelynn Wade, Marissa Baldo and Madison Sanders.  Katelynn, Madison and Marissa play for our U16 MRL team, while Emma plays on our U14 National league team. All four players are from Canada and are representing their country in the tournament.

We wish them good luck.

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Former Gator ranked in Top 100 Div. 1 Female Players in Nation
posted 02/27/2015


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Megan Marsack named Ultimate Team Player
posted 02/26/2015


     For Michigan State women's soccer head coach Tom SaxtonMegan Marsack is exactly that.  "She's just a wonderful student-athlete," Saxton said. "She's a very pleasant person, kind, and gets along with her teammates really, really well."  The senior midfielder is relishing in a leadership role in her final season......

    Marsack starred as a member of the Gators. She also was a member of the U.S. Olympic Development Program Michigan State Team from 2007-10 and was invited to the U17 Women's National Team camp in Florida in 2009. While playing with the ODP, Marsack met MSU associate head coach Tammy Farnum.

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Gators win U12 Crown!
posted 07/08/2014


     Congratulations to Coach Mehrdad, his assistants: Coach Radek and Coach Lutzee, to the parents, and of course, the great players who brought another Cup to the great legacy of the Michigan Gators soccer club. 

     Coming out of the bracket of death, the Gators team had to defeat the Hawks, the Jags, and the highly ranked Waza East team to take the title. All the games were highly spirited and the Gator players had to adjust to the speed of play and the significant talents of the other squads. In the end, the Gators were able to showcase the Gator brand of high risk, quick passing offense that was fortified by a strong backline and a dominant keeper. In the final, the Gators shut down the Waza team and defeated them 2 to 0. 

     The Premier Soccer Group is very proud of the U12 team. Even under high pressure against top level defenders, they were able to play an entertaining style of soccer. They didn't just boot the ball. They were composed under pressure and allowed all their skills and training to take the forefront in the biggest game of the year.

 

Great job ladies! Great job Coach Mehrdad!  

 

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PSG makes a lasting impact at PACESETTER Tournament
by posted 07/08/2014


2014 proved to be a successful year for

 Premier Soccer Group this past Memorial Weekend  

     Tearing up turf like a Wolverine tailback, the Gator/Nova soccer teams had their way in the Memorial Day Classic down in Sylvania, Ohio. With six teams in the finals and eleven teams in the semi-finals, no other club was better represented than PSG. In a couple of cases, due to their talent level, younger teams had to play up an age group. "We would have had a few more titles had we not pushed our teams to play better competition," said Coaching Director, Jeff Hodgson.

     All in all, it was a great weekend for the club and all the parents and players involved. "There was a real spirit of camaraderie this weekend," said Coach Mac, after leaving the fields. "It was nice having the tournament at one venue. It gave all of us -  our parents, our coaches, and the kids a chance to watch other teams in action. It was a great club experience and great way for many of our club members to see just how good our players really are,"  he added.

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Gator Girls Help Western Michigan Broncos to Success
by posted 06/07/2014

 

Gator Girls Help Western Michigan Broncos to Success

By Michael Strong

 

Tradition. History. That’s what is slowly building between Western Michigan University’s women’s soccer team and the Premier Soccer Group’s girls program, the Michigan Gators FC.

 

One of the pre-eminent clubs in southeastern Michigan, the Michigan Gators have developed several young women who have gone on to play college soccer at institutions including Butler University, the University of Florida, Eastern Michigan University and several other colleges.

 

One of the strongest links between the club and women’s collegiate soccer may lie with the Gators and Western Michigan. In the last five years, several Gators have made the Bronco’s squad, including:

 

  • Liz Abro, a sophomore midfielder from Troy
  • Rachel Chaney: a senior midfielder from Shelby Twp.
  • Diana Dedvukaj: a senior forward from Clinton Twp.
  • Kylie Nylen, a sophomore midfielder from Rochester
  • Heather Piccariello: a junior defender from Shelby Twp.
  • Aubrey Sudomier: a senior forward from Shelby Twp.
  • Irene Young: a junior forward from Troy
  • Lacey Zahn: a junior midfielder from Shelby Twp.
  • Bree Dobbins, who graduated in 2013
  • Stephanie Skowneski, who graduated in 2013

 

The Broncos finished 5-10-4 in Norman’s first season, but rebounded to a 14-7-3 record overall, including 9-2-3 in the conference and the MAC Tournament championship. Norman notes the Gators on his roster are impactful players.

 

“The Gators we’ve had on the roster are all very technical soccer players,” said Nate Norman, who took over the team two years ago. “It’s obvous there’s a lot of emphasis on technical ability like passing and good movement off the ball. If you’re a college coach looking for players like that, I think the Gators really fit that.”

 

Norman noted that the women on the Bronco roster during his tenure have enjoyed a lot of success. In fact, Nylen, Chaney and Sudomier all capture All-MAC second team honors in 2013.

 

“I’ve loved playing for Western,” Chaney told C&G News last fall. “I really like the girls. We mesh really well together, on and off the field. I’ve had (a) really good experience here.”

 

In Chaney’s debut season for Western in 2011, she was named to the MAC All-Freshman Team. In 2012, she was named Academic All-MAC and leading the Broncos in goals, game-winning goals and points, as her four goals and two assists gave her 10 points for the season.

 

She credited Henry Steinwascher, PSG’s director of coaching, with helping her with getting visibility.

 

“He really helped get my name out there to college coaches — helped me set up visits, along with my parents,” she said.

 

Macomb Township, Michigan-based Premier Soccer Group (PSG) often touts its girls as being “Gator Trained,” which means players have good ball skills, vision and a dedication to their team. The results at the club level are several State Cup and Junior State Cup championships and victories at tournaments across the country as well as success in the U.S. Youth National League, Midwest Regional League, Michigan State Premier Soccer League and Michigan Youth Soccer League.

 

“We want the girls to have success on the field and off,” said Gary Maccagnone, a director at PSG. “Soccer provides so many opportunities for these young women. Yes, many of them play collegiately, but it also helps them beyond college. It teaches them how to work with other people and that a healthy mind and body go hand-in-hand.”

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Gators 02 Orange take top prize at STATE CUP 2014
by posted 06/05/2014


  Congratulations to Coach Mehrdad, his assistants: Coach Radek and Coach Lutzee, to the parents, and of course, the great players who brought another Cup to the great legacy of the Michigan Gators soccer club. 
     Coming out of the bracket of death, the Gators team had to defeat the Hawks, the Jags, and the highly ranked Waza East team to take the title. All the games were highly spirited and the Gator players had to adjust to the speed of play and the significant talents of the other squads. In the end, the Gators were able to showcase the Gator brand of high risk, quick passing offense that was fortified by a strong backline and a dominant keeper. In the final, the Gators shut down the Waza team and defeated them 2 to 0. 
     The Premier Soccer Group is very proud of the U12 team. Even under high pressure against top level defenders, they were able to play an entertaining style of soccer. They didn't just boot the ball. They were composed under pressure and allowed all their skills and training to take the forefront in the biggest game of the year.
 
Great job ladies! Great job Coach Mehrdad!  
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FC Nova 02 Black finish strong against Pacesetter Premier
by posted 06/03/2014


     
Hardwork yields positive results for FC Nova

 

     The Nova boys had a great showing at Pacesetters Invitational this Memorial Weekend.  The boys dominated their first two games with 13 goals for; none against!  Their third game was against the Pacesetter Premier team; the boys continued to control the pitch winning 3 - 1.  

     The finals were a rematch of game three.   Pacesetter took an early lead 1-0; despite the unrelenting sun, Nova fought back matching their opponent goal for goal.  Unfortunately, when the final whistle blew, our boys were down by a goal and finished the match in second.  This has proven to be a great rivalry between the two teams who will surely meet again on the pitch for a rematch.  Congratulations on their success, the boys stayed Nova strong till the end. 

 

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Gators 04 Orange push Ohio Premier to their limits
by posted 06/03/2014


 


Gator girls prove they belong with the best

     The U10 Gators Orange fought their way to the finals in the Memorial Day, Pacesetter tournament, in Sylvania, Ohio.  Playing against stiff competition on sun drenched fields, the Gators Orange team proved they could play with the best U10 teams in the Midwest.  In the final, the Gators were wore down by the hightly ranked OP team that defeated them 4 to 2.  Even so, it was a great game with many spectacular performances by Gator players.  They certainly will be part of the long line of legendary Gator teams.                                                   

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Impressive display of talent for FC Nova 98 Black
by posted 06/03/2014


     U16 boys battle their way into the Finals

 

     What an amazing weekend for the U16 Boys !  After finishing their Saturday round of games with a 1-1-0 record, it was all or nothing going into Sunday mornings match against the undefeated Club Ohio.   Both teams knew that a place in the finals was on the line; only one outcome would send our boys through, a WIN.  Tensions began to escalate rapidly as the our boys went up 2-1 with about ten minutes to go.  Club Ohio persisted and scored the tying goal (securing them a spot in the finals) with three minutes left.  With renewed determination, FC Nova's Javier Steinwascher scored an amazing, up ninety,  go ahead goal with about 30 seconds to spare.   As parents cheered with excitement, Club Ohio tensions poured over and a security presence was needed; our Nova boys held their composure and extended a respectful hand to their opponents.

     In the finals, against undefeated Blast FC, the boys began with true Nova grit.   Fighting every step of the way against a much larger Blast lineup, the first half ended in a 1-1 tie.   Sadly, after several injuries and weak legs, the boys lost their bid for the top prize.   These boys gave everything they had.   Finalist at Pacesetters is a major accomplishment, and we are all very proud of our boys. 

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U11 Gators Orange wins Novi Tournament
by posted 05/30/2014


U11 Gators Orange wins Novi Tournament

     The U11 Gators Orange won the title at the Novi Jags Tournament over the Mother's Day weekend. Playing sound defense in concert with a dizzying combination passing game, the Gators ousted for tough opponents while only allowing one goal. Coach Mac stressed after the game on how well the team now gets along and how every player made a solid contribution to the winning effort. "This is a coachable team with a great group of parents," Coach Mac mentioned after the game.

The team looks forward to playing soon in the Pacesetter Tournament in Sylvania, Ohio, and in the Junior State Cup Tournament.  

 

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Gators 01 Orange qualify for Region II Championships
by posted 05/08/2014


Gators 01 Orange Qualify for Region II Championships and US Youth Soccer National League   

Coach Jeff Hodgson's U13 team's great start this spring is paying huge dividends.....

Midwest Regional League's Premier 1 Blue Division - The team traveled to Ohio Northern University and Indianapolis the last two weekends in April to play six MRL games. Coming away with a 6-0 start has allowed the team to secure first place with one game remaining in Kalamazoo in June. The team has secured a spot in the Region 2 Championships in Dayton OH beginning June 2014. The team will be seeking five victories and entry into the US Youth Soccer National Championships in Maryland in July 2014.

US Youth Soccer National League - An added benefit of it's MRL success will allow next year's team to travel to and participate in the US Youth Soccer National League during the winter month's of 2014-2015. Last year's U14 girls division played 7 games in North Carolina and Las Vegas at two Premier Showcase Events.

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Six Gators head to college
by posted 04/21/2014


Six Gators head to college as area girls soccer on the rise

     On its own, six girls soccer players from six different area high schools signing to play in college doesn’t seem like anything more than it is.

It’s a great sign for soccer in the Blue Water Area, for sure, but six girls, six high schools and five colleges would appear mostly random from the outside.

There’s nothing random about it, however. The six girls — St. Clair’s Nicole Denny, Port Huron’s Britney Schafer, Marysville’s Emily Hall, Marine City’s Christy Routheaux, New Life’s Maddie Guizar and port Huron Northern’s Devin Tomlinson — are actually teammates, all having played on Rich Kern’s Michigan Gators team.

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Coach Henry named Coach of the Year 2013
by posted 03/19/2014


 Congratulations Coach Henry


  
 

   Coach Henry Steinwascher recently received honors from the
Michigan Youth Soccer Association
 
Female Competitive Coach of the Year for 2013


 

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Ashton Cassel earns a spot at the Girls National Training Camp
by posted 02/12/2014


MICHIGAN GATORS O1 ORANGE PLAYER EARNS HER WAY TO GIRLS NATIONAL TRAINING CAMP
 

Michigan Gators player Ashton Cassel (Gators 01 Orange - coach Jeff Hodgson) was selected to participate in the 2014 US Youth Soccer ODP Girls National Training Camp held the week of January 27th in Phoenix Arizona. According to reports, Ashton performed very well alongside her other Region 2 teammates against the best players from around the country. Training was conducted by US Soccer and various college coaches and there were three age groups represented for the week ('00, '99, '98). Way to go Ashton!!!!! -

For more information about the National Camp visit

http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/2014_us_youth_soccer_odp_girls_national_training_camp_rosters_and_schedule_announced/
 

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EMU Eagles Find Spots on All-MAC Soccer Teams
by posted 11/25/2013


Vultaggio, Dzik and Kozikowski take All-MAC
honors in true Gator style
 

11/8/2013 8:52:00 AM

CLEVELAND, Ohio (EMUEagles.com) -- The 2013 Mid-American Conference regular season champion Eastern Michigan University soccer team placed six student-athletes on the All-MAC teams, the league announced Friday morning, Nov. 8. Angela Vultaggio (Chesterfield, Mich. -L'Anse Creuse North) was named the MAC's Offensive Player of the Year while teammate Emily Dzik (Troy, Mich.-Troy) garnered MAC Co-Defensive Player of the Year honors. EMU Head Coach Scott Hall was tabbed as Coach of the Year for the third time in his career.

The two juniors, Dzik and Vultaggio, along with seniors Stephanie Clarke (London, Ontario-St. Thomas Aquinas) and Cara Cutaia (Burlington, Ontario-Notre Dame Catholic) earned All-MAC First Team spots while junior Marisa Kozikowski (Troy, Mich.-Athens) earned All-MAC Second Team accolades. In her debut season at EMU, freshman Madison Hirsch (Troy, Mich.-Troy) solidified her place on the All-Freshman Team.

Vultaggio becomes the third student-athlete in program history to win MAC Offensive Player of the Year honors. The junior forward has been on a complete tear as of late, collecting 18 points and leading EMU to a 5-0-1 mark in the last six games after recording 16 points in EMU's first 14 games of the season. With 13 goals this season, the Chesterfield, Mich. native boasts the second-most goals scored in one season at EMU, trailing only Jessica Hupe, who scored 17 in 2002. Vultaggio's 34 points in 2013 are also the second-most for one Eagle in a season, trailing Hupe's 39 points in her historic 2002 campaign. Leading the team in assists with eight, Vultaggio is tied with Stephanie Janssens, Cyndi Mullins and Cutaia for the third highest total in one year.

After being named Captial One Academic All-District last week, Dzik shares the MAC Defensive Player of the Year award with Kent State University's Morgan Mah. The Troy, Mich. native has led a back line that has pitched five shutouts thus far in 2013. Along with her play on defense, Dzik also has proved to be an offensive threat on corner kicks as three headers have found the back of the net this season. Starting every game for the Eagles, Dzik is second on the team in minutes played with 1,840 out of a possible 1,877 minutes. Dzik joins Monique Budani as the only Eagles to be tabbed as the defensive player of the year.

Kozikowski collects her second conference award this week after being named MAC Defensive Player of the Week, Nov. 4. Along with Dzik and the rest of the EMU stingy defense, the Troy, Mich. native has assisted in pitching five shutouts throughout the current 2013 campaign. Speaking of assists, Kozikowski has tallied six of them, including two against Ohio in the MAC Tournament quarterfinals, Nov. 3. She has been a vital factor on the field all season, playing 1,838 minutes out of a possible 1,877. While taking shots is not something she does often, Kozikowski has landed all four of her attempts on goal.

All-MAC First Team
Cara Cutaia, Senior, Eastern Michigan
Stephanie Clarke, Senior, Eastern Michigan
Emily Dzik, Junior, Eastern Michigan
Angela Vultaggio, Junior Eastern Michigan
Katy Dolesh, Senior, Miami
Kayla Zakrzewski, Senior, Miami
Rachel MacLeod, Senior, Toledo
Jessacca Gironda, Senior, Kent State
Morgan Mah, Senior, Kent State
Estee Outcalt, Senior, Central Michigan
Michelle Watson, Senior, Western Michigan

All-MAC Second Team

Marisa Kozikowski, Junior, Eastern Michigan
Kyle Nylen, Sophomore, Western Michigan
Emily Cooksey, Junior, Central
Madison Oyer, Sophomore, Ball State
Kelsey Dinges, Junior, Miami
Lani Smith, Junior, Akron
Rachel Chaney, Junior, Western Michigan
Aubrey Sudomier, Junior, Western Michigan
Courtney Zanotti, Junior, Miami
Lauren Fearday, Senior, Western Michigan
Lindsey Lee, Sophomore, Western Michigan
Grace Labrecque, Senior, Central Michigan


 

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Gator for Life !
by posted 11/20/2013


2013 High School "Dream Team" member signs with
University of Florida Gators


      Sarah Trocolli has been a Michigan Gator since she was four years old. Recently, she signed a letter of intent to play soccer in college at the University of Florida. What is the nickname for their school? You guessed it. They're called, the Florida Gators. That means that Sarah Trocolli will continue to play under the Gator banner for another six years. Who knows? Once she goes pro, perhaps she'll petition the team that drafts her to change their name to the Gators. She has that much pull.  Sarah has been blessed with excellent coaches during her stay with our organization. Originally, she was coached by her father Dan, who, of course, is a Gator staff member. Then she was coached by Jeff Hodgson, Juan Delgado,  Gary Maccagnone, Jeff Hodgson, and finished with a couple of State Cup trophies under Coach Henry Steinwascher. That's a winning recipe if there ever was one.

     Playing for the Troy Colts in high school, Sarah was instrumental in winning the State High School Championship for her school. With two State Cup trophies and a high school championship, it's no wonder that the Florida Gators were quick to sign the well known prospect. Sarah is a great player who always makes her team better. She's a proven winner and that's what the Florida Gators are expecting when she finally arrives on campus.

Congratulations Sarah!
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Former Gator player is now part of DIV 1 NCAA program
by posted 11/06/2013


Running with the Broncos

Former Utica soccer player is now part of a Division I NCAA level program

In Chaney’s debut season for Western in 2011, she was named to the MAC All-Freshman Team. She followed that up in the 2012 campaign by being named Academic All-MAC and leading the Broncos in goals, game-winning goals and points, as her four goals and two assists gave her 10 points for the season.
 

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Former Michigan Gator soccer player finds success at NCAA level
by posted 10/18/2013


For many athletes, the transition from high school sports to Division I athletics can be challenging.

Aside from the difference in the level of competition, many athletes are living away from home for the first time, and that kind of a change in a person’s life can take some getting used to.

This season, she’s a junior and a seasoned veteran. But early in her freshman season with the Eastern Michigan University women’s soccer team, former Macomb L’Anse Creuse North player Angela Vultaggio found herself getting used to a lot.

In order to make the most of her experience as a student-athlete, adjusting to life at Eastern was going to have to be an important part of the equation. Vultaggio made one, and things went well enough for her to come away as the Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year.

“At first, when I joined here, I had a rough patch,” she said. “I wasn’t used to being away from home. But then I got to know the girls more and adjusted big-time, and I just love it here. I really like the competition, and I’m still learning. So far, I’ve enjoyed the D-I experience.”

Contributions Vultaggio, whose hometown is Chesterfield, has made to the Eagles’ squad haven’t gone unnoticed by her coach.

“Angela is a great kid from a great family,” said Eastern Michigan coach Scott Hall. “Very hard-working. She’s one of our front-runners. She’s a goal-scorer — very creative. She’s played quite a bit (of) games. For her, it’s been great because she continues to get better year after year. She continues to get more confident. The expectations were for her to score goals, and she’s done that; she’s done a very good job of it.”

Vultaggio credits work and extra training as keys to making it as far as the Division I level. She has also received support along the way from her family, as well as some coaches, such as L’Anse Creuse North coach Scott Boice, and Henry Steinwascher, who coached her at the club level.

“My mom helped me out big time — so did my dad,” she said. “(They have) supported me throughout this whole experience. My high school coach told me tips (about) the school and the coaches. My club coach from the Michigan Gators told me the coaches were great. He’s (Steinwascher) a great coach. They were (looking) out for me. Without them, I don’t think I would be here.”

While some positive memories have come about as a result of her time at Eastern, Vultaggio has also given some thought to life after college. And while part of her future may include continuing to play soccer via summer teams, as far as the work world goes, Vultaggio as has a pretty good idea as to what it is she would like to do.

“I’m taking the classes now for special ed,” she said. “I’m excited because I love working with children with special needs. I’m excited to be their role model. Watching (them) achieve something is really rewarding to me. I’m excited for that.”
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FC Nova 05 Black Champions in St. Louis Fall Festival
by posted 10/17/2013


     Nova 05 Black shows that teamwork is key as they take all four games and win the U9 Gold top division at St. Louis Scott Gallagher Fall Festival tournament Columbus day weekend!

     Starting Game 1 with a slight rain, FC Nova 05 Black came out strong against the SLSG Illinois Green 04/05 team, and scored the only goal in the first half before having a 30 minute delay due to storms. They came back in the second half and scored another 4 goals, while allowing only 2 goals to take the win 5-2.
 
     Game 2 was against SLSG Monaco 04/05. The FC Nova boys dominated this game all the way through, scoring 8 goals from 5 different players. The final score was 8-0 to finish the day with 13 goals while allowing only 2 goals.
 
     In game three on Sunday morning Nova came out strong again beating SLSG Boca Juniors 04/05 6-0, which secured them a spot in the finals.

     FC Nova 05 Black faced SLSG Illinois Navy 04/05 in the finals. The SLSG Illinois Navy team played a very physical game, but FC Nova’s teamwork and determination was too much for them to handle. Nova’s offensive skills, along with a tight defense and great goal tending gave them a 4-0 victory.

Great things to come with the FC Nova 05 Black team!
 
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PSG FC Nova 04 Black leaves Capital Area as Champions
by posted 10/01/2013


      The FC Nova 04 Black team demonstrated that having great ball skills
and utilizing them to keep possession can often times overcome the differences
in athleticism. Playing up a full year against U11 boys that often times dominated
them with size and speed, the U10 Nova 04 Black team won the Capital Area
Classic tournament this past weekend. With a slightly rocky start in their first
game going down 2 goals within the first 10 minutes of the game, the Nova boys
regrouped and recomposed themselves by playing their game instead of the speed
game and towards the end of the first half was dominating play in their opponents
third of the field. Ending the half down a goal, they continued to battle hard in the
second half to tie and then only to go down a goal with less than two minutes left in
the game. Most teams would have given up hope as I am sure it deflated the parents
on the sideline. Kicking off and playing back to set up their attack a well-played through
ball was pushed outside to their right winger who beat his defender down the sideline,
who then played an absolute perfect cross to the middle of the box with two runners
of which the central attacker finished with an amazing volley out of the air…looking
down at his timer, coach Gary saw the clocking ticking down 5,4,3,2,1… Even though
they ended in a tie, this will go down as one of his most memorable finishes.

   The second game went fairly smooth as they beat their opponents 3-1.  The challenge
however came in their 3rd game as the team they tied with in the first game had the
same record and as well same goal differential.  So in the 3rd game, Nova 04 Black
needed to win by at least 3 goals as well as not allow more than 2 goals in case it went
down to the 3rd tie breaker which was “Goals Against”.  This would be no easy task as
the team they were playing, Lyon FC, was a team they had previously beaten at the
PowerAde tournament and had something to prove playing them again.  The first half
was like a street fight, Nova would score, then like a minute later Lyon FC scored, 
this happened again and at half time the score was 2-2.   Not quite the start coach Gary
was hoping for, nor the score they needed to advance.  Finally after about 5 minutes
into the second half and dominating play, you could see Lyon FC losing ground, and
when Nova scored the 3rd goal it took the wind out of their sails.  Nova went on to score
2 more goals that half and finished exactly where they needed with a 5-2 win.  The goals
allowed and the goals against to eliminate the team they tied with in their bracket. 

     The finals gave the Nova team a similar challenge in the essence that they were
outmatched in size with boys that also played physical against them.  The first half
went scoreless however there were a few instances that the dump and run style of game
that SCOR was playing almost caused Nova to let in a goal.  However by sticking to their
style of play, possessing and moving the ball while finding the right space to attack finally
cracked the seal to Nova’s first goal.  Coach Gary witnessed several nice crosses with finishes
that just missed or even caught the cross bar, but the relentless attack allowed Nova to score
2 additional goals finishing with the win at 3-0.  Coach Gary stated, “I was very proud of
their play, as well as them sticking with their game especially when they could’ve just
given up in the very first game going down 2 goals”  

 
Congratulations to FC Nova 04 Black on their Championship Win and demonstrating
the skills our club is known for!

 
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FC Nova U11 Black brings home a Champion Trophy.
by posted 09/05/2013


C Nova “03 Black started the tournament out with a competitive game beating NKSA Strikers from Kentucky 3-2 in the last minute of play.
 
Twenty minutes into game two, FC Nova was dominating play with a 2-0 lead when a rain delay ended play rendering the final score a 0-0 tie.
 
In game three on Sunday morning Nova held nothing back defeating Metro FC Rapids 7-0 securing a spot in the semi-finals on Monday morning.
 
In the semi-final game FCN 01 Black played The Cleveland Futbal Club to a 4-1 victory moving them into the finalist bracket.
 
In the final game Nova had a slow start falling behind 1 goal to the Mi Wolves. FCN was soon able to settle in and begin playing their game finishing the tournament with a 4-2 victory over the MI Wolves 03 Black, clinching the U11 title in the silver division of the 2013 Mead CUSA Cup.
Nice way to start the season.
 
The harder you practice - The harder it is to lose.
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PSG GATORS 02 ORANGE BRINGS HOME MEAD CUPS TO PRIZE
by posted 09/05/2013


PSG MI Gators won the 5-Star, U12 11 v 11 division against AC Milan Waza East in a match that saw double overtime followed by and intense PK shootout.  Earlier in the day MI Gators 02 Orange were victorious over the MI Hawks, in the semi-finals, to clinch a spot in the finals.  The girls began their weekend going 2-1-0 in their preliminary bracket defeating Tennessee State Cup Champs, Cleveland FC and tying CUSA Courage.    Way to go girls, keep working hard!
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Powerade Cup Girls U13 Silver Champs!!!
by posted 08/26/2013


Congratulations to coach Mehrdad and the '02 Orange team for clinching the top prize at the 2013 Powerade Cup.   Way to go girls!  Keep practicing hard and more victories are sure to come.
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MI GATORS FC 96 ORANGE ACCEPTED TO US NATIONAL LEAGUE
by posted 08/06/2013


2013-2014 US Youth Soccer National League teams announced


FRISCO, Texas (Aug. 5, 2013)– US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the 160 teams that have qualified to compete in the 2013-2014 US Youth Soccer National League season. The league, entering into its seventh season, is for the nation’s top Under-14 through Under-18 Boys and Girls club soccer teams, with each team having an individual proven track record of continued success in US Youth Soccer programs.New to 2013-2014, the National League has added the Under-14 Boys and Girls age groups and automatic qualification was given to the champions/top finishers of the US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues.  Each gender age group will field 16 teams divided into two divisions, and the top two finishers from each division receive an automatic berth to the US Youth Soccer National Championships, the oldest and most prestigious youth soccer national championship competition.  The four National League representatives will join the four Regional Champions for a total of eight qualifiers per age group at the National Championships in the U-14 through U-18 divisions.The 2013-2014 National League field includes 50 of the 56 teams that qualified for the 2013 National Championships, 14 of the 16 finalists and six of eight champions.  Last season, 27 National League players were invited into youth National Team camps, and the majority of U-17 and U-18 players have committed to play collegiate soccer at some of the top programs in the country.“The US Youth Soccer National League continues to provide the top competition for boys and girls in the country as each team must prove itself to gain entry into the league,” said Paul Luchowski, National League commissioner.  “National League teams have claimed 13 of 16 National Championships in the past two years, which speaks to the quality of the teams in the league and the value of the competition.  Hundreds of collegiate, professional and national team scouts attend each National League date for just that reason.”2013-2014 US Youth Soccer National League Teams [link]

The National League is an extension of the highly successful US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues [Region I (East) Premier League, Region II Midwest Regional League, Region III Southern Premier League and Region IV Far West Regional League] in which the top teams are eligible to continue the path of success into the National League where the ultimate prize is qualifying for the prestigious US Youth Soccer National Championships.

The 2013-2014 National League will consist of 32 of the 55 US Youth Soccer State Associations, from Region I (East): Eastern New York, Eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania West, New Jersey, New York West and Virginia; from Region II (Midwest): Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio North, Ohio South and Wisconsin; from Region III (South): Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, North Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Texas and Tennessee; from Region IV (West): Arizona, California North, California South, Colorado, Idaho and Washington.

The seven game season will begin in Wilson, N.C., alongside the CASL Showcase with the boys playing Nov. 21-24 and girls Dec. 5-8.  Under-15 through Under-18 teams will participate in one of two other locations, the first being in Orlando, Fla., alongside the Disney Soccer Showcase, Dec. 27-29 for the boys and Dec. 31-Jan. 2 for the girls.  The final play date will be held in Las Vegas, March 14-16 for the boys and March 21-23 for the girls, and be held in conjunction with the Player's College Showcase.  All Under-14 teams will complete their seasons in Las Vegas.  In 2012-2013, just five of the 16 division titles were clinched and 16 of 32 automatic slots to the National Championships had been claimed prior to the final weekend of play.  The complete schedule will be announced in mid-September.Since its inception, National League teams have captured a combined 26 national championships. In 2008, seven of the eight championship finals slots in the Under-15 and 16 age groups were won by National League teams, which resulted in the League's first four national championships. The League notched four more National Championship titles in 2009 including the Under-15 Boys and Girls, as well as Under-16 Boys and Under-17 Girls. At the 2010 National Championships, League participants took home titles in the Under-15 Boys and Under-17 Girls age groups. In 2011, eight National League teams advanced to the National Championship game and claimed three more national titles. In 2012, 16 league teams qualified for the national final, with seven taking home national championships.  And in 2013, 14 of 16 finalists were league participants, with six claiming the national title.  For a list of past National League champions and history, click here.As is the case with the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series events and the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program, the National League creates another significant opportunity for the nation's collegiate, professional and national team staffs to see players in an environment of meaningful play.###About US Youth Soccer National League -Formed in 2007, the US Youth Soccer National League was developed as a path of advancement for the top teams from the US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues. In addition to meaningful matches, development and identification, the league created a direct path to the annual US Youth Soccer National Championships. League play features the Under-14, Under-15, Under-16, Under-17 and Under-18 age groups for boys and girls who are seeking to advance their college, professional and U.S. National Team aspirations. Learn more at USYouthSoccer.org/National_League/.
About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer - "The Game for ALL Kids!®" is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org.

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Caitlin Carroll earns MAC RED player of the year
by posted 08/01/2013


 Seventh year in a row that a Gator wins prestigious award


As only a Junior, Caitlin Carroll was awarded the MVP of the conference for her outstanding all around play. The Gator standout, since she was eight, led her team to the conference championship in one of the state's most difficult leagues. Unique to Caitlin's game is her versatility. Throughout her playing career, she has transitioned easily from the sweeper position, to an attacking or holding mid, and then to a dangerous striker. Perhaps that's why the University of Dayton offered her a scholarship and is looking forward for Carroll to get on to their campus. Like all of us in the Gator family, the Dayton staff recognized Caitlin's ability and her importance on the field for any team she plays for. Please take the time to congratulate Caitlin when you see her.
 
Past Winners:

 
YEAR PLAYER TEAM HIGH SCHOOL
       
2013 Caitlin Carroll Gators Eisenhower
2012 Sophia Maccagnone Gators Eisenhower
2011 Sophia Maccagnone Gators Eisenhower
2010 Didi Devukaj Gators Chippewa Valley
2009 Didi Devukaj Gators Chippewa Valley
2008 Alyssa Telang Gators Eisenhower
2007 Olivia Stander Gators Grosse Pointe North

 
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PSG welcomes Rick Christensen and the U.S.L. recreational soccer
by GregVeilleux posted 05/28/2013


PSG welcomes Rick Christensen


Rick Christensen has joined the staff of the Premier Soccer Group. As Rick has had a lengthy career as a coach of high stature in the soccer community, we are very pleased to finally have him on our team. Coach Rick has developed teams that have played at all levels of the MYSL, MSPSP, and the college level. Many of his teams have achieved State Cup Championship statue and two have won the National Championship. Here is his resume:
 
Playing experience:
 
Macomb Community College
 
Detroit Sport Club
 
Ukrainian Sport Club 
 
Gold Coast - Florida, professional
 
 
Coaching Experience:
 
Coached for over 30 years
 
Olympic Development Coach
 
USL Director of Coaching
 
Michigan Coach of the Year
 
National FIFA Fair Play Award
 
National Coaching license
 
Macomb Community College (8 years)
 
Macomb Community College National Champions
 
 
In addition, the U.S.L., recreation league, will now be staffed and registered through the Premier Soccer Group. Though this league is a separate entity, our partnership with the league will allow a seamless transition for players and parents hoping to move from recreation to high level soccer.
 
Please welcome Coach Rick Christensen aboard!
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Eisenhower coach joins the PSG coaching staff
by posted 05/24/2013


Welcome coach 

Mehrdad Nekoogar 


The Premier Soccer Group is pleased to announce that Mehrdad Nekoogar has joined our coaching staff. The highly respected high school coach for Eisenhower carries himself in a quiet and dignified grace, and yet is as passionate as any great coach for teaching the game and developing players. Over the years, he has established himself as one of the premier coaches in the State of Michigan.
 
*     19 years of coaching experience at the club and high school level.
*     Eisenhower girls varsity soccer coach since 2005.
*     1 runner up state champion.
*     2 regional championships.
*     4 district championships.
*     Two time Regional Coach of the Year.
*     Four time District Coach of the Year.
*     Five time MAC Coach of the Year.
*     Collegiate player at Eastern Michigan University.
 
 
Welcome aboard Coach Mehrdad.
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Gators '05 Orange captured the U8 Elite division
by posted 04/24/2013


Renee Van Gampelaere and her Gators '05 Orange captured the U8 Elite division championship of the Club Ohio Nike Challenge Cup on April 21.  The girls finished 4 - 0 and outscored their opponents by a cumulative score of 35 - 4.  Congratulations girls!
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Annandale Trip Successful
by posted 03/23/2013


What a weekend!   After traveling 550 miles to attend the Annandale Premier Cup, the #1 ranked boys’ event in the Nation, our five FC Nova teams made a strong impression on the competition.  After a weekend of intense battles and strong competition the efforts of the boys produced;   

     1 Champion, 1 Finalist, 2 Semi-finalists and 1 Undefeated College Showcase Team.

U13:  Adidas Copa - Champions

The boys had an unrivaled weekend going 4 -0 in the tournament. They plowed their way into the finals winning their championship game 2-1 over the Arsenal Gold 99/00 of Colorado. 

U15:  Adidas Predator II - Finalists

Nova 98 Black also battled their way into the finals this weekend;  falling only in their championship game to Ohio Galaxies FC 97 Elite 4-2.
 
U14:  
Adidas Copa - Semi-Finalists

The U14 boys advanced their way into the semi-finals where they lost a close match 1-0 to OBGC Roadrunners of Maryland ranked 56th in the Nation

U12:  Adidas Premier – Semi-Finalists

The U12 boys made a strong showing, advancing into the semi-finals were they fell short 3-2 to Lower Merion of Pennsylvania ranked 12th in the Nation.

U16:  Showcase II

The 97 boys had a good showing this weekend allowing only a single goal against them.
 
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Kelly Hawthorne signs with Stetson University
by posted 03/17/2013


Kelly Hawthorne has decided to continue her soccer career at the collegiate level by signing a commitment to Stetson University. Stetson is a private Florida university that competes at the NCAA Division l level and is a member of the Atlantic Sun Confrence. Hawthorne said, "Stetson was always one of my top choices. I liked the schools academic reputation and the fact that they have a law school. The campus was beautiful and the proximity to the beach was a big plus. The soccer program is on the move and I liked the coaches. I am very excited to be heading to Stetson."  Stetson University is located in DeLand Florida near Daytona Beach.  Stetson is coached by Julie Orlowski. Hawthorne will join the Stetson soccer program in 2013 and is expected to compete for a starting position as a defender.
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Nova boys excel on and off the soccer field.
by posted 03/07/2013


After 25 nail-biting rounds, Shelby Junior High eighth grader Gurjiwan Chahal emerged as champion at the thirteenth annual Macomb Daily Regional Spelling Bee after correctly spelling ‘p-u-r-v-i-e-w’ and then ‘s-e-d-a-t-i-v-e.’  

Gurjiwan had been locked in a duel with last year’s winner through the final half of the countywide event hosted February 24 at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts at Macomb Community College.

In all, 75 finalists in fifth through eighth grades qualified for the regional by winning spelling bees at their respective Macomb County public or private school. 

UCS students Gillian Hanton, a Havel Elementary sixth grader and Ethan Dondonan, a fifth grader at Oakbrook Elementary, were also among the county’s best spellers. 

Gurjiwan is a veteran of the regional bee since earning second place in 2010 as a Monfort Elementary fifth grader. 

His formula for consistent success is simple – “Be prepared to work hard. That’s all it is,” he said. “And it’s fun when you win.”

His preparation this year began in November with an hour or more of study each day since. He also credits his parents Tejpal and Davinder Chahal and even his sister Davpreet, a Wayne State University medical student, with helping him do well.

After reaching this goal, one might think Gurjiwan is resting on his laurels, but not so! He’s busy studying for his next challenge – the Scripps National Spelling Bee at the end of May in Washington, D.C.

The expense-paid trip to the nation’s capital was part of his prize, along with the first-place trophy, a copy of Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, an online subscription to Encyclopedia Britannica and more.  

In addition to his spelling prowess, Gurjiwan is Shelby’s Geography Bee champion. He’s also eager to begin attending Utica Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology in the fall. Looking ahead, he hopes to pursue a degree in finance from Harvard University or The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. 

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Region II ODP 1998 team travels to Costa Rica.
posted 02/25/2013


Update on Javier Steinwascher and his ODP 1998 team in Costa Rica.


The 1998 Boys lost their first game against Alajuela, 1 - 0. Notable play from Region II:  Will Laufer, Javier Steinwascher, and Tim Dolan.  

San Carlos on Saturday which resulted in a 1-1 draw, an improvement. Players with a notable game were: Javier Steinwascher (Michigan), Elvir Ibisevic (Iowa) and celebrating a birthday, Michael Pimlott (Michigan). Region II held the lead for a while after halftime.

Monday the squad will take on the Costa Rican U15 National team.

Congratulations to Javier and his teammates on all their accomplishments!
 Keep up the hard work.

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Gators win another prestigious tournament
by posted 02/09/2013


     The 96 Gators orange team has had a historic run through their age group since they were 8 years old. They've won Ford Cups, Mead Cups, Elite Cups, two State Cups, and a host of other tournaments, ranging from indoor national championships, to local tournaments like Novi or Borderstars. At this point, nothing they accomplish seems to faze anyone anymore. They just keep piling on the hardware.

     The 96 Gators orange team has had a historic run through their age group since they were 8 years old. They've won Ford Cups, Mead Cups, Elite Cups, two State Cups, and a host of other tournaments, ranging from indoor national championships, to local tournaments like Novi or Borderstars. At this point, nothing they accomplish seems to faze anyone anymore. They just keep piling on the hardware.
 
     Last weekend, they won the prestigious Disney showcase, blowing out the other finalist by a score of 6 to 0. That type of score is unheard of at that level, at that type of tournament, but like I said earlier, the 96 Orange Gator team has been on a mission since they were whipping teams on the boards in our toddler program. It's a team of girls that just doesn't like to lose.
 
     Currently, they are ranked #1 in the State of Michigan and #2 in the Region. With their victory in Florida, they are sure to climb up from their national ranking of #22. At Disney, along with the Japanese international team and Team Chicago, they were one of only three teams to finish the tournament undefeated.
 
Great job girls. Great job accolades go to Coach Henry Steinwascher. The great just keep getting better.

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PSG FC Nova teams heading to Virginia
posted 01/07/2013

Premier Soccer Group is excited to announce five FC NOVA teams U12- U16 have been accepted to compete in the
Annandale Premier Cup the weekend of March 8th 2013.



 This prestigious, five star tournament is being held in historic Annandale, Virginia.  The teams will be traveling together to the tournament via chartered buses. Due to the high cost associated with travel expenses, we are reaching out to local business for any monetary donations to help defer the cost for these players.  If you have contact with any businesses, or own a business of your own, and are willing to make a donation please contact Teresa Nardozzi.  PSG is excited to make a group appearance at this event and showcase our boys’ talent.  

Thank you for your support

Teresa Nardozzi: (586)557.4773 
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Gators Wrap Up MYSL White Title
posted 12/21/2012


Gators Wrap Up MYSL White Title


     It was a terrific season, and for a few players, introduction to travel soccer as the U-9 Gators blue team captured the MYSL’s White Division.  The Gators went into their final game of the season tied with the Grosse Pointe Breakers and needed a win to take home the championship.  It was a hot start for the Gators, with guest coach Hodgie, as they blasted in four goals in the opening 25-minutes and then held on for an exciting 4-3 victory.
Congratulations to Cecilia, Grace, Jessica, Lauryn, Madeline, Paris, Reese, Vanessa and Coach Renee as they finished with the fall campaign with a 9-1 record and outscored their opponents 49-14.
Go Gators!
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Gators FC 96' Orange Win 2013 State Cup
posted 12/20/2012


Gators FC 96' Orange Win 2013 State Cup


The Michigan Gators FC ’96 Orange U-17 girls captured the coveted State Cup for a second 
straight year, defeating the Grand Rapids Crew Juniors Gold, 4-3, in the MSYSA Michigan 
State Cup Championship game on Oct. 27, at Ultimate Soccer Arena in Pontiac, Mich. The 
game was a tight affair, with both teams having plenty of scoring chances. The Crew capitalized early on, converting on a free kick just minutes into the game. The Gators rallied late in the first half to tie the score at 1-1. The second half saw the Gators go up 2-1 but with less than 4 minutes left, the Crew scored the tying goal, making it 2-2 going into overtime. Overtime was a seesaw battle with the Gators going up 3-2 and, a short time later, the Crew once again tying it 3-3. Like last year, Sarah T provided the game winning goal, with the Crew unable to tie the score as they had been able to do twice before. Goal scorers for the Gators were Jordan N (2), Franny W, and Sarah T. The Gators finished the 2013 Michigan State Cup Championship tournament with a 6-0 record. In preliminary matches, the Gators beat Grand Rapids Crew Juniors 96 Premier Black (10-2), Alliance FC (2-0) and PSG Michigan Gators 96 White (5-1). In the quarterfinals, the Gators defeated LCSC 96 Meteors, 6-0; and in the semifinals, the Gators beat Michigan Hawks 96 Black, 3-0. As State Cup Champs, the Gators will once again represent 
Michigan in the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, the country’s most prestigious national youth soccer tournament, in Des Moines, Iowa in June 2013.
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PSG closes out 2012 Football Mania season in grand style!
posted 12/18/2012


 

Thank you very much for a great and successful season!   I can't believe the volume of winners and prize money.    Already looking toward next year and my goal is to have tickets available for those interested teams and families at tryouts in mid-June.  This will allow folks to have June and July (Fourth of July holiday season) to help sell tickets and raise more funds for your soccer expenses.  

-Week 16 - 2 winners for $75.00
-Week 17 - 7 winners for $450.00
-Grand Prizes - 3 winners for $1550.00

ALL OF OUR WINNERS COMBINED ADDED UP TO 93 WINNERS AND $8580.00 IN PRIZE MONEY....

 

Click here for a list of all winnners

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GATOR TRAINED!
by Premier Soccer Group posted 12/08/2012


It's unprecedented. It's downright historical. It's the greatest testimonial to what Coach Hodgson and Coach Mac have been saying for years.
The Gator trained player will have more success at the collegiate level than any other club player. This comes from a philosophy that is rooted in a more noble belief, a belief that it is more important to train a player with foot skills and technical prowess than it is to merely push for wins at all costs. That's what separates us from all other clubs, that's what allows a player to mature and develop so she can be a standout on the bigger college or world stage. Here are 5 players who prove that.
 
Gator Trained:
 
Erika Tymrak             

Trained by Coach Jeremy Harkins
 
Finalist for the Missouri Athletic Clubs Hermann Trophy, the most prestigious award in the land for a female soccer player. The Florida Gator star tallied 30 points this year with 9 goals and 12 assists.
 
Chelsea Parise           

Trained by Coach Jeremy Harkins, Jeff Hodgson
 
Chelsea is a two time All American who finished her career at Grand Valley State with an 84-4-13 record. Her goals against average this year was a paltry 0.41 per game.
 
Maria Jaramillo            

Trained by Coach Mac, Jeff Hodgson, Henry Steinwascher
 
The Windsor, Ontario native made the Columbian National team at the young age of 17. Look for this Gator standout to play soon in the Olympic games and a Division I college. .
 
Angela Vultaggio       

Trained by Coach Jeremy Harkins, Henry Steinwascher
 
Playing for Eastern Michigan University, Angela was voted as the rookie of the year in the competitive MAC conference. 
 
Sophia Maccagnone   

Trained by Coach Mac, Coach Jeff Hodgson, Coach Gene Harkins, Coach Garrett Maccagnone.
 
Playing for Butler University, Sophia was voted rookie of the year in the Atlantic 10 conference as well as being placed on the 1st  team as a freshman. She was also voted to the 1st team in the Atlantic east region by the college coaches association.                  
 
These are major achievements in the college game, or on the world stage. No other club will be able to present this level of success by female athletes in their club. We are proud of all our Gators, and we are thankful that our hard work has allowed so many players a college education. As you know, that's our goal.
 
Merry Christmas!
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FC Nova 00 Black travel to Disney
posted 12/07/2012


November 23 - 25:

PSG FC Nova 00 Black traveled down to Orlando Florida to participate in the prestigious Disney Jr. Showcase.   

 Disney's Soccer Showcase is the ultimate place for top clubs to compete against the nations highest ranked teams. Rated #1 youth soccer tournament in the U.S,  Disney's Soccer Showcase gives athletes a chance to shine on one of the biggest stages set for youth soccer in this country. 

The boys finished a hard fought weekend of soccer with two ties and one loss. 
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Former Nova Keeper stands out at the University of Detroit
posted 12/05/2012


INDIANAPOLIS -- Detroit sophomore goalkeeper Nathan Steinwascher (Sterling 
Heights, Mich.) has earned Defensive Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 17-
23.
 
     Steinwascher made six saves across the two matches, recording five in Detroit’s 
victory at Bowling Green. The shutout was the second of the year for the sophomore, who leads the Horizon League with 41 saves. The lone goal against Steinwascher on the week came on a penalty kick in the 90th minute versus Cleveland 
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Sophia Maccagnone Picked A-10 Rookie Of The Week
posted 12/05/2012


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Sophia Maccagnone, who scored three goals over the weekend, has been named Atlantic 10 Women's Soccer Rookie of the Week. It is the first career award for Maccagnone, a freshman from Shelby Township, Mich. "It is great for Sophia to be recognized," head coach Tari St. John said. "We haven't even scratched the surface with her 
potential. She has a great work ethic and is good on both sides of the ball. You can see the stats on offense, but she also does a lot for us on defense."  Maccagnone, Butler's leading scorer, found the back of the net three times in leading BU to a pair of wins over the weekend. Maccagnone scored twice in the second half of Butler's 3-0 win over Eastern Illinois at home on Friday night. On Sunday, with BU trailing on the road at Ball State, she scored in the 45th minute to help Butler to a 2-1 comeback win. For the week, Maccagnone totaled six points on three goals and 12 shots (seven on goal). She has scored half of Butler's 10 
goals this season and leads the team with 34 shots. She currently ranks fourth in the A-10 in both shots and goals.  Maccagnone's performances over the weekend were also recognized by the website College Sports Madness.
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Gators 01' White reign over Waza Spooktacular
posted 11/08/2012









Gators 01' White spook the competition
 at Waza Tournament

     Proving Gator talent reigns supreme;  Eric Steinwascher and his 01' Gators White lay waste to their competition at the Waza Spooktacular Tournament Oct. 27 - 28th.  The girls went undefeated in all four of their games.   They not only devestated their opponents, but allowed just one goal through the entire weekend.  Congratulations on an impressive showing. 

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