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MSC 2014 KICK-OFF CLASSIC TOURNAMENT
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Columbus Day Tournaments
MSC Teams Paint Northport Red, White & Black
MSC Teams competed in five tournaments from Long Island to Washington, DC over Columbus Day weekend, but the young contingent competing at Northport Cow Harbor really went to town, bringing home a virtual hardware store: seven champions and seven runner-ups.
Some of the highlights:
Boys U13 Sao Paulo, repeat champions
A winning pair of 10's: Boys U10 Sounders (left) and Rockers.
Champions GU11 Timbers (left) and BU12 Rowdies
U9 Finalists Tornado (left) and Earthquakes
GU9 Stars, finalists at Kirkwood, in Delaware.
E3Sports Provides Team Fitness Training
In cooperation with Manhattan Soccer Club, E3Sports is pleased to offer a 4-week team Athletic Development (speed & agility), Injury Prevention (corrective exercise, yoga, stretching) program in late October and November. For more details about the program. please use this link. To register, click here.
4 MSC Players Selected for Region 1 ODP
Congratulations to the four MSC players who have been selected to Region 1 Olympic Development Program (ODP) Squads:
MSC U23 Teams Sweep Eastern NY State Championship
MSC's U23 women (top) and men brought home both championship trophies from the Eastern NY U23 State Championship in LaGrange, NY on July 28. The men defeated FC Dutchmen from Guilderland 2-0, while the women - many of whom also won the U19 State Cup earlier this summer - defeated LaGrange Hawks 5-1 in front of their hometown crowd. For the full story, click here. For details on the players and where they play in college, click here.
State Cup Finals
GU19 Pride, coached by Jay Myers, defeated Quickstrike FC to win the U19 State Cup. The Pride will join U18 Ajax and U16 PSG 96 at the Regional Championships. Pride are the first girls team from MSC to advance to the Regionals.
Four MSC boys teams competed in the ENY State Cup finals In Lagrangeville, NY on the weekend of June 1-2, with two teams bringing home State Cups in the U90 division.
U17 Red Bulls, coached by Sean Peckett, shut out Farmingdale Cosmos 6-0 to bring home their first U90 State Cup.
U16 Espoli, with coach Colin Hutzler, defeated a strong team from Met Oval 2-1.
BU18 Ajax and BU16 PSG '96 lost close 1-0 finals in defense of their State Cups, but both teams now turn their sights on the Region 1 Championships in Rhode Island in late June.
Brandi Chastain joins MSC for a Training Session
MSC teams Fire, Fury and Titans got a special treat at their practices on Monday when they were joined by legendary player Brandi Chastain.
Brandi, a 12-time national team member, two-time World Cup champion and two-time Olympic champion, worked out with the teams while in town to promote Play for a Change, part of the Active Family Project, which supports family participation in sports and healthy active lifestyles. A heartfelt thanks to Brandi for taking so much time out of her busy day to join us. For more on her visit, see the Eastern NY Soccer article here.
U12 Crew defend NY Cup; Ajax & PSG 96 to State Cup Final; U16 Hotspur win NERP
U12 Crew raise the NY Cup for the second year in a row, defeating World Class 1-0.
In the ENYYSA State Cup, PSG '96 edged Blackwatch 1-0 and will defend their state title against archrival Smithtown Arsenal. U18 Ajax came back from a 3-0 deficit to win their semi vs. Westchester Flames in OT and earn a chance to win their fourth State Cup vs. Lake Grove.
In the Upper 90 division of the State Cup, BU16 Espoli and BU17 Red Bulls both won their semis to advance to the finals June 1 & 2.
In a league final, Girls' U16 Hotspur defeated Lindenhurst 2-0 to win the U16 Northeast Regional Premier League title. Hotspur went 6 and 2 with 21 goals for and just 3 against and will move up to Region 1 Premier League next year.
Memorial Day Tournaments
MSC teams competed from Massachusetts to Maryland on Memorial Day tournaments weekend, producing four champions, seven finalists, and two semifinalists. For all the details, click here.
Boys U13 Sunderland, coached by David Sykes, winners of the elite division of the Massapequa Lincoln Page Memorial Tournament.
U11 Titans, winners at FC Delco, with coach Neri Amaducci. Coach Amaducci had a Delco double, as his Boys U9 Thunder also won.
GU17s Invited to Portuguese & Puerto Rico National Team Camps
Two players from GU17 United have been invited to national team tryouts outside the USA. Izzy Branco-Lo (left), Captain of United, will train at the Portuguese National Team Camp in Lisbon June 28-30. Isabella Newsom (right) will head to Puerto Rico's tryout in July. Afterward Izzy, Bella and other United players will be attending the US Regional ID Camp in July.
Ajax & PSG 96 win league, on to Region 1 Championships
Boys' U16 PSG (above) and U18 Ajax (top) won Region 1 Premier League titles this weekend, earning a trip to the Region 1 Championships June 28-July 2 in Kingston, Rhode Island. Ajax won their final in PKs vs. PDA, and PSG '96 defeated Century of Pennsylvania while a man down for most of the match. This will be the fifth consecutive trip to the regionals for Ajax, and the third for PSG 96, who advanced to the the national championships last summer. U15 Cruzeiro, who finished the regular season with five straight wins, did not advance, but will continue their defense of their State Cup with the semifinals next weekend.
45 MSC Alums Play in NCAA Division I, II, III and Jr. College National Tournaments
Forty-five players who have worn the black, red and white of Manhattan Soccer Club participated in NCAA Division I, II, III and Junior College post-season play. For the complete list, click here.
Five helped their teams to the national semifinals:
In the Division II semifinals, MSC Pride teammates Joani Medero and Gianna Smith anchored Saint Rose, who lost a close match 0-1 to West Florida. West Florida went on to win the national championship trophy against UCSD.
More Williams players! In an epic quarterfinal that featured seven MSC alums, arch-rivals Williams (with 3 MSC players) defeated #2-seeded Amherst (4 MSC players) on PKs to advance to the DIII Final Four. Chris Seitz, Josh Miller-Lewis, and Nathan Miller (above) represented Willams in the semis against Ohio Northern, who edged the Ephs 3-2 to go through to the final.
MSC Sirens Alum Named NSCAA College All-American
Chelsea Davies, an alum of the MSC Sirens and a former New York City High School Player of the Year at the Beacon School was named to the 2012 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division III All-America Third Team capping a brilliant four-year career at Williams College (MA). The senior captain led Williams this Fall to the NESCAC Championship and NCAA Tournament. In addition, Chelsea was named to the First Team All-NESCAC. Congratulations, Chelsea!
Chelsea becomes the fifth college All-American in club history. The previous four:
Shaneka Gordon, University of West Florida, First Team NSCAA All-American and National Player of the Year (Currently playing professionally in Icelandic First Division).
Shameka Gordon, University of West Florida, Third Team NSCAA All-American (Drafted by WPS Atlanta Beat, Hampton Roads (USL)).
Catherine Nathans, Western Connecticut State, Three-Time NSCAA All-America (Currently playing professionally for Hibernian Ladies in Scotland).
Andrew Germansky, Middlebury College, First Team NSCAA All-American, National Champion.
U23 Teams Sweep ENY Championship
3 MSC Teams at NPL Nationals
Hotspur, PSG '95 and PSG '96 head to Colorado July 18-22 more »
Memorial Day Tournament Recap
4 Champions, 7 Finalists, 2 Semifinalists more »
3/9/2013: MSC Boys compete at Annandale Cup
January 2013: MSC Hosts College Coaches Panels
MSC Players in NCAA Tournaments
7/2012 PSG '96 Finishes Fourth at Nationals
7/4/2012 Highlights of PSG 96 in Region 1 FINALS
State Cup semis and NY Cup finals results more »
3/10: Cruzeiro lead the way at Virginia boys' tournaments
Fall 2011 Wrap-up
MSC Teams bring home a lot of hardware more »
2/1/2012: Futsal Tournament Champions
Santos repeat as NJ State Futsal Champions; BU13 Cougars win at Rockland CC more »
12/2011: PSG '95 play in final at Disney
12/2011: MSC Players on All-City Teams
Gideon Metrikin trains with U15 National Team more »
10/11/2011: Columbus Day Tournaments
Led by its youngest and oldest teams, MSC brings home 15 first-place trophies. more »
7/5/2011 Region 1 semifinals
U14 PSG into final; Swan Song for the Phoenix more »
7/4/2011 Region 1 Championships
Phoenix and U14 PSG into Semis; Another First for the Club more »
6/12/2011: 2011 State Cup Finals Results
MSC has four Open State Cup finalists, more than any other club more »
5/30/2011: Memorial Day Tournaments
Eight finalists, 4 champions. Well done! more »
5/14/2011: Two Academy teams reach NY Cup semifinal
5/8/2011 MSC sweeps to three league championships
U14 and U16 boys win Region 1 Premier; BU15 wins NERP more »
5/21: Spurs and both PSG's March on to State Cup Finals
Of five semifinialists, three MSC teams advance to the finals, B19 Phoenix roll into quarters more »
5/14: Five of Nine Advance to State Cup Semis
Five to the Open Cup semifinals, one to the Challenge Cup final, and Phoenix through the 1st round: more »
5/7: Two Boys' U14 Teams in St. Cup Quarterfinal
For the third year in a row, MSC placed both an more »
5/14: Exciting State Cup Competition this Weekend
Nine MSC teams play State Cup matches this weekend, many on the friendly banks of Randall's Island. more »
U14 PSG and U16 Ajax head to Region 1 championship May 7-8
Join the teams in Kirkwood, Delaware for a weekend of exciting soccer more »
U16 Ajax vaults to #1 US Ranking
Unseating the previous #1 team 3-0, Ajax clinches Region 1 North Title more »
MSC U10 players train at Ajax, win tournament in Holland
3 Emelec players were part of an all-NYC team which won the huge Haarlem Easter Tournament more »
2011 MSC tournament
371 teams, 4000+ athletes, lots of rain and 10 MSC teams win their brackets more »
Ajax' Axe Keeps Swinging
Doubleheader sweep earns trip to Region 1 playoffs more »
Virginia Spring Tournament Weekends
MSC Alum signs with UK Professional Club
Catherine Nathans has signed a professional contract to play in Scotland with Hibernian FC more »
MSC Santos wins USFF Regional Futsal title
PSG Coaches give clinic at MSC Tournament
MSC Thunder Alums lead Bowdoin College to NCAA D3 Final Four