"The best teams are talent rich. That is a given. We invite the most talented players to challenge themselves to play for the some of the best teams in the country."

Ocelot Cafe Holiday Hours

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Please note the Holiday Hours for the Ocelot Cale at the St. Joe's Sports Dome:

Closed: Nov 20th to Nov 23rd

Closed: Nov 25th - 26th

Closed: Dec 16th - 25th

Closed: Dec 27th - 29th

Closed: Dec 31st to Jan 7th

www.sjsportsdome.com

Michigan Wolves - Hawks Alumni Night

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Michigan Wolves-Hawks Alumni

The Michigan Wolves-Hawks Soccer Club would like to invite you to Schoolcraft College Sports Dome on Wednesday, November 22nd, at 7:30 PM for our annual Alumni Game/Get together.

Please let us know if you are coming by filling out the google form, 

https://goo.gl/pmg7FB


Doug Landefeld   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. cell    660-473-6604

Wolves Alumni named Crossroads League Player of the Year

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Kamara and Sokalski headline Men's Soccer All-League cast

SPRING ARBOR, Mich. – Spring Arbor University junior Morris Kamara has been named the Crossroads League Player of the Year and sophomore Alex Sokalski was selected Defensive Player of the Year as the Spring Arbor University men's soccer team pulled in five year-end honors with four First Team selections and one Second Team.

Joining Kamara and Sokalski on the First Team ballot was senior Lewis Jones and sophomore Isiah Handspike (Wolves Alumni) while sophomore Jacob Crull earned Second Team honors.

Kamara picked up his third straight piece of All-League hardware following a spot on the First Team as a sophomore and Second Team as a freshman. The junior forward enjoyed a career-year as he helped Spring Arbor post a program record 58 goals this season. His led the conference in, both, goals (17) and points (38). His 17 goals also ranked 15th in the NAIA.

Through his first three seasons, Kamara has racked up 37 goals and 12 assists.

"Mo had a monster year, and his accumulated hard work makes this award so deserving for him," said head coach Nathan Miller. "I'm not sure I will have the privilege of coaching a harder working and more committed player. He was targeted all year and was still able to be extremely productive. He is such an unselfish player who leads the line so well. The amazing thing is that he still hasn't reached his peak potential. When your hardest working player is your striker, that is no doubt a platform for success."

Wolves Alumni in NCAA Division 1 Tournament

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Dear Wolves families:

We would like to offer best wishes to our alumni competing in the upcoming NCAA Division 1 National Men's Soccer Tournament.

Colgate: Chase Pagani (Captain) and Ben Snider

Duke: Suniel Veerakone and Daniel Wright

Louisville: Connor Brazil

Michigan: Marc Ybarra, Tristan Jacob, Noah Kleedtke, Lucas Rosendall, Grant Mattia, and Ryan Kobakof

Michigan State: Jimmy Fiscus (Captain), Ken Krolicki, Giuseppe Barone, Michael Pimlott, Hunter Barone, Hunter Morse, Philip Stair, and Zach Kovan

Notre Dame: Blake Townes, Matt Habrowski (Captain), and Simon Roennecke

Western Michigan: Drew Shepherd, Ben Thornton, Kosti Moni, and Brandon Eklund

Upcoming Schedule:

Thursday (November 16) Colgate @ UMass 1:00

Sunday (November 19) Duke vs. FIU/Omaha Winner

Sunday (November 19) Louisville vs. California/San Francisco Winner

Sunday (November 19) Notre Dame vs. Wisonsin/Illinois-Chicago Winner

Upcoming Schedule (Local Games):

Sunday (November 19) UM vs. Colgate/UMass Winner @ 5:00 in Ann Arbor, MI

Sunday (November 19) MSU vs. Virginia Tech/Air Force Winner @ 1:00 in East Lansing, MI

Sunday (November 19) WMU vs. Maryland/Albany Winner @ 1:00 in Kalamazoo, MI

To follow the NCAA tournament, visit  http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/soccer-men/d1

Michigan Hawks in College Week #13

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Megan Buckingham gets an assist to help teammate Kate Morris and North Carolina advance https://goo.gl/ncP9xi

Cassie Phillips starts as Colorado advance https://goo.gl/Mr5nAv

Ashton Miller helps Duke past UNCG to advance https://goo.gl/PXyMLg

Wisconsin beats Toledo as Caitlin Clem and Sammy Kleedtke get shutout and Allie Winterfield scores a goal https://goo.gl/EnGJ45

Ally Haran and Monreau Devos help Wake Forest past Georgetown https://goo.gl/AETC17

Brenna Lovera scores PK as Northwestern advances past Butler https://goo.gl/uVT1hM

Megan Healy and Pepperdine advance https://goo.gl/YK9BXh

Gianna Parlove helps GVSU past Ohio Dominican to advance to Regional final https://goo.gl/YYWfqF

Three Michigan Hawks go into U16 US Youth National Team Camp. Joyelle Washington, Michelle Cooper and Josie Aulicino https://goo.gl/FW3QQm

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Wolves Alumni Chase Pagani’s letter to the next #2

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To the Next #2,
 
Be a great person. Be a great teammate. Be a great student-athlete.
 
These three simple guidelines will be the very first thing you hear the moment you set foot in the locker room as a member of the Colgate Men's Soccer program. These are the standards Coach 31871Ronning wishes to teach, instill, and perfect in our players each and every year. Four years ago, I was in your position as a freshman that was given the number 2. While I am writing to you as a senior captain now, I can admit that I have struggled with these three guidelines in my development in this program. It takes four years to harness each aspect of Colgate Men's Soccer. This has ultimately led me to the most important lesson I wish to pass on to you: this number 2 is never given, it is earned. 
 
I've had quarrels with teammates. I've made mistakes on the field. I've made mistakes off the field. I've gotten bad grades. I've struggled with injuries. I've had bad games. I've been benched for those bad games. With every setback I've had, I would sense a metaphorical dent being inflicted on my golden plague of these three simple guidelines. But what I have learned from all these experiences is that it's the only way to improve.
 
You will make mistakes. You will struggle with teammates. You will have bad practices. You will not play. You will not start. You will not have a good game. But what each and every one of these moments will do is help you become a better person, teammate, and student-athlete.
 
You will learn to play faster. You will learn to play smarter. You will learn to defend better. You will learn to support your teammates. You will learn to make an impact in games. You will learn to be an impact on this team.
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Once you figure out how to live by these three concepts, once you earn the number 2, you will earn your place in the historic Colgate Men's Soccer family. This is a family comprised of former players, coaches, trainers, and/or anyone that has proudly represented this name on their chest.
 
While this program competes for Patriot League Championships, this program values character, unity, and grit. It values being a member of the community and loving the guys battling on the field with you. While saying the three guidelines is easier said than done, living by them is worth the life that follows as a Colgate Men's Soccer player.
 
Sincerely,
#2
Chase Pagani
Colgate Men's Soccer

Notre Dame beats UNC; Blake Townes Scores

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CARY, N.C. - In a game in which second-seeded North Carolina saw arguably longer stretches of possession, the seventh-seeded University of Notre Dame men's soccer team answered with better quality on offense. A lockdown defensive performance against one of the top attacks in the nation, and timely goals from seniors Blake Townes and Jon Gallagher, were the recipe in leading the Irish over the No. 3 Tar Heels 2-1 on Sunday in a quarterfinal of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championship at WakeMed Soccer Park.

No. 21 Notre Dame (11-5-2) advances to the semifinal round of the ACC Championship on Wednesday, traveling to sixth-seeded No. 16 Virginia (11-3-4) for a 7 p.m. (ET) start at Klockner Stadium in Charlottesville. Coverage will be available on ACC Network Extra.

North Carolina (14-3-1) finished the contest with a 12-7 edge in total shots, but Notre Dame controlled the shots on goal count by a 4-3 margin. The Irish held North Carolina to five total attempts in the second half, on their way to outshooting the Tar Heels 6-5 in the frame.

In the early going North Carolina may have had the best of the ball, but Notre Dame struck decisively on one of its first trips up the pitch in the sixth minute. Sean Dedrick dropped a through pass for Thomas Ueland on the right flank. Ueland sent a perfect pass in the air to Blake Townes near the right post, and a Townes header found its way past Tar Heel goalkeeper James Pyle. Townes' second goal of the tournament, and season, made it 1-0 Irish at 5:12.

2017 MAC Men's Soccer Postseason Awards Announced

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CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Mid-American Conference announced the 2017 Men's Soccer postseason awards Thursday. The league’s six head coaches selected the All-MAC First and Second Team, Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year and the Gary V. Palmisano Coach of the Year. Due to ties, the 2017 All-MAC First Team is comprised of 12 players instead of 11.

Western Michigan senior forward Brandon Bye was named the 2017 Mid-American Conference Men's Soccer Player of the Year. Bye, who played in 17 games for WMU this season, led the MAC in points (29), goals (12), and shots (77), as well as finishing tied for 4th in the MAC in assists (5).
 
Bye is joined on the All-MAC first team by teammates Jay McIntosh, Tommy Clark, Zach Bock and Drew Shepherd. McIntosh and Clark combined with Bye to lead the Western Michigan attack this season, both finishing the season tied for first in the conference in assists (8). Goalkeeper Drew Shepherd led the MAC in shutouts this season with 11, and did not allow a goal in five conference games.

Western Michigan head coach Chad Wiseman was named the 2017 Gary V. Palmisano Coach of the Year. The Broncos come into the MAC Championship as the number one seed, after clinching the MAC regular season title for the first time in school history. WMU finished with a school record 15 wins this season and went 5-0 in conference play. The Broncos are currently ranked fourth in the nation by the NCAA, marking the highest men’s soccer ranking in program history.
 
Akron freshman Joao Moutinho was selected by the coaches as the 2017 Freshman of the Year. Moutinho played in all 18 games for the Zips, and totaled three goals, as well as a team-high 5 assists this season. Akron finished the season 14-3-1 and enter the MAC Championship as the second seed.
 
Moutinho was joined on the First Team by teammates Stuart Holthusen, Sam Gainford, Nick Hinds, and Manuel Cordeiro. Despite playing in only 12 games this season, Gainford finished tied for third in the MAC with six goals, and landed fourth in the conference in total points (16). Fellow forward Stuart Holthusen finished the season in dramatic fashion scoring six goals in the final 2 weeks, ranking him second in the league in goals (8) and points (19). 

West Virginia’s Jad Arslan, and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville senior Devyn Jambga round out the All-MAC First Team. Arslan played in all 18 games for the Mountaineers this season, scoring four goals, including three game-winners, and an assist. Jambga started in 13 games for the Cougars this season, tallying 3 goals, 1 assist, and 2 game-winners.

The 2017 All-MAC Second Team was headlined by WMU juniors Kosti Moni, Ben Thorton and Jake Rufe. Akron also landed three names on the team, as the Zips are represented by Pau Belana, Nate Shultz, and Niko De Vera. Bowling Green standouts Alexis Souahy and Chris Brennan each held up a spot in the second team, while SIUE’s Jorge Gonzalez and Johan DePicker, and WVU’s Steven James earned their place respectively.

The 2017 Mid-American Conference Men's Soccer Championship will begin Friday at Western Michigan University. No. 2 Akron will face No. 3 SIUE in the first semifinals match, beginning at 11:00 a.m. EST. Top-seeded Western Michigan will take on No. 4 West Virginia at 2:00 p.m. EST. The winners of the two semifinal games will meet in the championship match on Sunday, November 12 at 1:00 p.m. EST. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3. For more about the 2017 MAC Men's Soccer Championship, click here.

2017 MAC Player of the Year:
Brandon Bye, Forward, Western Michigan

2017 MAC Freshman of the Year:
Joao Moutinho, Defender, Akron

Gary V. Palmisano Coach of the Year:
Chad Wiseman, Western Michigan
 
First Team All-MAC:
Stuart Holthusen, Forward, Akron
Sam Gainford, Forward, Akron
Joao Moutinho, Defender, Akron
Nick Hinds, Midfielder, Akron
Manuel Cordeiro, Midfielder, Akron
Devyn Jambga, Forward, SIUE
Jay McIntosh, Forward, Western Michigan
Tommy Clark, Midfielder, Western Michigan
Zach Bock, Defender, Western Michigan
Brandon Bye, Forward, Western Michigan
Drew Shepherd, Goalkeeper, Western Michigan
Jad Arslan, Midfielder, West Virginia


Second Team All-MAC:
Nate Shultz, Defender, Akron
Niko De Vera, Defender, Akron
Pau Belana, Midfielder, Akron
Alexis Souahy, Defender, Bowling Green
Chris Brennan, Forward, Bowling Green
Johan DePicker, Defender, SIUE
Jorge Gonzalez, Midfielder, SIUE
Kosti Moni, Midfielder, Western Michigan
Jake Rufe, Midfielder, Western Michigan
Ben Thornton, Defender, Western Michigan
Steven James, Defender, West Virginia

Hawks Spring Showcase Teams for 2000 - 2003 girls Meeting Nov 13th

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We will be holding an informational meeting for the Hawks Spring Showcase Teams on Monday November 13th at 7 PM at Total Soccer Farmington.

The meeting is for all paid and unpaid players that are interested in participating on the Spring Showcase Team

The purpose of the meeting is to answer any questions and help players from outside the club to meet and coordinate carpooling opportunities.

 

The Michigan Hawks are excited to offer a spring showcase team this coming spring for players from all clubs. This team will allow players who chose not to play high school to have a viable option to continue playing. The team will attend at least two top spring college showcases and we will arrange for regional competition for their games. Players can participate in their HS track teams during the spring. Practices will be twice a week and scheduled do make sure all can attend.

Important information

Who - 2 teams - 00, 01 and 02, 03 (Teams will be multiage group teams, but can be single age group if numbers work)

When - March, April, June

Events - Blue Chip College Showcase, Crossroads College Showcase, + one more

Practices - 2 times per week

Cost - The initial deposit is $200 due by December 1st then $200 installments are due 2/17/18 and 3/17/18

TeamSnap Registration Link https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/68644  is due by December 1st and will charge $200 Initial Deposit upon registration. No refunds unless the team does not have enough players to form a team.

Coach for 00, 01, 02 Gene Pulice

Coach for 03's Nate Stovall

For further information please contact Doug Landefeld at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thanksgiving 3v3 Turkey Kick

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We invite you and your friends to come and enjoy some small sided soccer action at our new state of the art indoor dome on November 24th.  All teams get a minimum of 3 games.  Sign up now for the Thanksgiving 3v3 fun soccer event.

Registration Link

WHO - Divisions u7-u18 boys and girls and Adult Men, Women, and Coed

WHAT - 3v3 tournament – Roster Max of 6 and guaranteed 3 games

WHERE - Schoolcraft College St. Joe’s Sports Dome

WHEN - 4 Holiday Dates Below

COST - $125

WHY - Benefits more touches on the ball, skills, quick decision-making, technical attributes, tactical knowledge, physical conditioning, allows more opportunities to score and FUN!!!

3v3 Series

Sponsored by: Michigan Wolves-Hawks

  • Thanksgiving 3v3 – “Turkey Kick”

Friday November 24, 2017

  • Holiday 3v3 – “Holiday Season”

Tuesday December 26, 2017

  • New Year’s – “Soccer Tennis” 2v2

Saturday December 30, 2017

  • MLK 3v3 – “I Have a Dream”

Monday January 15, 2018