New Office

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We would like to acknowledge the efforts of Stacy Griffin, Jerry Townes, and Gene Pulice, who transformed our previous office at Wixom into a professional and productive environment for meetings and player evaluations. Stacy directed all efforts to upgrade the office and we are delighted with the result. Please take a look in the upgraded office on your next visit to Total Soccer Wixom.

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Wolves U10 Players Travel To Germany

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Dominic and Ryan received the opportunity to play in Germany against the worlds Top U10 Boys FC Bayern Munich and FC 1860.

They were able to grow in their development and be able to be coached by some of the worlds best!  The opportunity brought new understanding of European Soccer and the development and commitment as young players. While the boys had an amazing time playing soccer they were also able to watch a professional game and sightsee as well.  It was a trip of a lifetime and great memories were made and improved players returned!

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Winter College Combine 2015

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The Michigan Hawks are excited to host their first Winter College Combine, January 24th at Total Soccer Wixom. We have over 130 female athletes participating and over 60 college coaches have committed to come. Thanks to all the people that are helping to make this happen and to the impressive list of soccer players that these coaches are coming to recruit and watch play. Good luck this weekend.

Justin Stack Selected To Regional Futsal Team

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After participating in a 3-day Regional Futsal ID camp, Justin Stack (U16 Wolves Black) was selected to be part of the 2015 Lakes Region team.

The Futsal I.D. program is the nation’s first-ever futsal player identification program and is designed to identify and develop elite Futsal players in the most challenging and competitive environment possible.

Justin’s regional team will participate in the U.S. Youth Futsal National I.D. Camp in Gardner, Kan. from July 8-12, 2015. The top players at that event will be selected for the U.S. Youth Futsal National Teams.

Congratulations Justin!

Former Wolves player Dzenan Catic takes road less traveled as MLS prospect

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LAUDERHILL, Fla. – You’ve never heard a story quite like Dzenan Catic’s.

Just 22, Catic has already had a head-spinning soccer career. Born in Bosnia but raised in Michigan, he was the cream of the crop in high school, leading his team to state championships in 2007, 2008 and 2010 and winning national player of the year honors in his senior season. He played for the Michigan Wolves on the U18 Academy team.

Catic initially spurned the college route, turning pro out of high school when he signed a contract with German outfit Kaiserslautern at 18. He washed out in Germany, making just six appearances for the FCK’s reserve team in two years before being released.

Catic headed back to the States after Kaiserslautern let him go, and, after pro options didn’t materialize, chose to head to college. Of course, he couldn’t play for any of the schools that had recruited him out of high school; his pro deal with Kaiserslautern made him ineligible to compete in the NCAA.

Michigan Hawks College Combine

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The Michigan Hawks are excited to host the first 2015 Michigan Hawks Winter College Combine on January 24th. In coordination with the combine, the Hawks will also host a College Recruiting Forum the night before, Friday the 23rd, (site to be determined). Only players and parents that are registered for the combine will be invited to attend. The guest speakers scheduled to lead the discussion about the college recruiting process will be Erica Walsh, Head Coach Penn State and Dave Diiani, Head Coach, University of Iowa.

The following college coaches have committed to attend our Winter Showcase:

Albion, Alma, California, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Citadel, Dayton, Depaul, Detroit, Duke, Duquesne, Eastern Michigan, Grand Valley State, Illinois, Indiana Tech, Iowa, IPFW, Northwood, Indiana, Kalamazoo College, Kansas, Kent State, Kentucky, Louisville, Marquette, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Miami  of Ohio, Morehead State, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Oakland University, Ohio, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rochester College, Seton Hall, St. Louis, Stanford, TCU, Toledo, Valparisio, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Western Michigan, Wisconsin Milwaukee, Xavier, and Youngstown State.

Buckingham and Peterson opens 2015 on U20 WNT

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CHICAGO (Jan. 11, 2015) – The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team will begin its 2015 programming with a training camp in Sanford, Florida, running from Jan. 24-31.

U-20 head coach Michelle French has called up 28 players: 18 college players and 10 currently still playing for youth clubs. With almost all the players born in 1996 or 1997, the lone player born in 1998 is midfielder Mallory Pugh, who was a starter for the U-20s at age 16 during last summer’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada.

Giuseppe Barone moves from Academy to US U17 National Team

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Giuseppe Barone from East Kentwood has made the U.S. under-17 national team. (John Dorton | US Soccer)

Giuseppe Barone went from East Kentwood High School junior to national soccer prospect over the holidays.

Barone, 16, arrived Sunday in Bradenton, Fla. to join the under-17 United States national team as part of a residency program with IMG Academy. He received an email Dec. 27 notifying him of the selection.

ECNL Conference Review

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RICHMOND, Va. (January 13, 2015) - The Elite Clubs National League is the top female youth soccer competition and development platform in the United States, consisting of 7 conferences across the country and 77 member clubs.

ECNL conference competition is the heart of the ECNL, and the primary method by which teams qualify for the post-season ECNL Play-Offs every year.  Conference games feature some of the most heated rivalries in youth soccer, and winning an ECNL Conference Championship is a matter of huge pride for every player and club.

The ECNL Midwest Conference finished as the top conference in the ECNL last year based on the year-end ECNL OverallClub Rankings, and conference members earned two ECNL National Championships in 2014.

  • Michigan Hawks (featuring the 2014 U14 ECNL National Champions & U18 ECNL National Finalist
  • Eclipse Select (featuring the 2014 U16 ECNL National Champions & U17 ECNL National Finalist

Michigan Hawks and Eclipse Select have consistently been the top two clubs in the conference, and each is also one of the best clubs inthe country - finishing 3rd and 4th respectively in the 2013-14 Overall Club Rankings.

Wolves Academy Staff Changes

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The Michigan Wolves-Hawks Soccer Club is excited to announce some changes to our CSA Wolves Academy staff.

While Lars Richters will continue his duties as the head coach of the U16 team, he will also assume a new role as Academy Director, and he will be responsible for all three age groups.

Scott Duhl, a longtime Academy assistant coach, will expand his role to focus on the day-to-day operation of the U18 Academy team.

Bryan Thorp, the club's Youth Director, will take over as the head coach of the U14 Academy team‎.

Keith Baldwin will continue his vital work as an Academy assistant coach and will interact with all three age groups, while Joe Zawacki will be committed to his ongoing work as the Academy Goalkeeper Coach.

For more information on the US Soccer Development Academy and on the CSA Wolves, please visit http://www.michiganwolveshawks.com/academy-info/introduction.html

U16 Hawks 99 Black Disney Finalists

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After a hard fought battle including two overtimes, the Hawks 99 Black team lost in PK’s in the championship game Saturday, January 3rd at the Disney Showcase Tournament. Congratulations Hawks 99 Black!

 

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Sammy Kleedtke is the 1st 2017 Commit for the University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Sammy tells us why she chose The University of Wisconsin-Madison:

"One of the main reasons I chose Wisconsin was because of the relationship I have developed over the years with head Coach Paula Wilkins. Coach Paula was my Region II ODP coach a few years back and we have stayed in touch ever since. I have always respected and admired her coaching style. She challenges her players to commit 110% of themselves to every aspect of the program. I really love how she motivates her team to stay positive even in the most difficult games. She has a way of connecting with them both on and off the field.

Outside of soccer, I was drawn to the program by the university’s spirit. Wisconsin students are extremely prideful and on game day the whole campus is wearing red. It is a really cool experience to walk through campus and see everyone wearing as much Wisconsin apparel as they can find. Aside from school spirit, Wisconsin also offers amazing academics on a beautiful, lake front campus in the City of Madison.

Coach Paula is one of the most accomplished women's college soccer head coaches in the country. Last year Wisconsin had the most wins (19) in women's soccer history at the school. They were unbeaten in their last 10 games. This proves that Wisconsin has a fantastic soccer program that is growing stronger and stronger each year. I really want to be part of a future winning team. I look forward to improving my game to be the best defender I can be. I am excited to work hard and challenge myself as a Badger. I couldn't imagine playing anywhere else."

Alexa Spaanstra to National Camp

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 U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team head coach B.J. Snow has named 24 players for a training camp running from Jan. 3-10 in Lakeland Ranch, Florida, which will kick off the 2015 programming for this age group.

The camp features 16 players born 1999 and eight born in 2000. The age cut-off for the next FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2016, which is currently scheduled to be played in Jordan, is for players born on or after Jan. 1, 1999.

U.S. U-17 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Kat Asman (Concorde Fire; Roswell, Ga.), Brooke Bollinger (Orlando City; Melbourne, Fla.), Mattison Interian (Arsenal; Pasadena, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (8): Kerry Abello (Team Chicago; Aurora, Ill.), Chai Cortez (Surf Hawaii White; Wailuku, Hawaii), Campbell Dopke (LA Premier; Pasadena, Calif.), Sierra Enge (Carlsbad Elite; Cardiff, Calif.), Jojo Harber (Eastside FC; Bellevue, Wash.), Karlie Paschall (Tennessee Soccer Club; Brentwood, Tenn.), Kiara Pickett (Camarillo Eagles; Santa Barbara, Calif.), Karina Rodriguez (So Cal Blues; Torrance, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Rachael Dorwart (Penn Fusion; Mechanicsburg, Pa.), Jaelin Howell (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.), Ashley Sanchez (So Cal Blues; Monrovia, Calif.), Jordan Taylor (Ohio Premier Eagles; Wadsworth, Ohio), Taryn Torres (Solar Chelsea; Frisco, Texas), Olivia Wade (La Roca FC; Kaysville, Utah), Sydney Zandi (Penn Fusion; West Chester, Pa.)
FORWARDS (6): Emina Ekic (Javanon; Fairdale, Ky.), Rachel Jones (Tophat; Lawrenceville, Ga.), Civana Kuhlmann (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Sophia Smith (Real Colorado; Fort Collins, Colo.), Alexa Spaanstra (Michigan Hawks; Brighton, Mich.), Frankie Tagliaferri (Players Development Academy; Colts Neck, N.J.)

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U17 Wolves Win Bracket at Disney

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After winning the bracket Championship for the Blue Bracket at Disney with 3 straight wins, the U17 Wolves advanced to the final against Triangle Alliance (NC).  After regulation play, the teams were tied 3-3.  Goals were scored by Roddy Green (2) and Hunter Olson.  Despite only having 2 field player subs the entire tournament, the team began over time with an aggressive approach.   Justin Murray, who moved from the back line to forward, nearly had the go ahead goal until a Triangle defender cleared a sure score off the goal line.  After a scoreless overtime the teams moved to penalty kicks.  After 2 outstanding saves by keeper Peter Kirouac, the Wolves celebrated victory 4-3.  Penalty kicks were scored by:  Roddy Green, Hunter Olsen, Micah Charlick, and Aidan Taylor. 

Go Wolves! 

ECNL Monday Recap

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The day started with a 3-2 win, U16 Hawks vs FC Virginia. The Hawks equalized after 20 minutes with a goal from Cathy Dager. FC Virginia went up 2-1 before another Cathy Dager goal and then the game winner from a great leave by Gigi Parlove and a fantastic 1st time finish from 20 yards out by Sarah Clark. The 16's will finish tomorrow vs CASL.

The U17's lost 2-0 despite having most of the play.

The last game of the day saw two of the top teams in the U15 division square off, Solar, ranked 4th in the age group nationally, and the Hawks ranked, 8th. The game ended in a fair 1-1 draw after a first half finish by Alexa Spaanstra and great second half goalkeeping by Alex DeRuvo and Julia Lower.

Good luck to all the girls in their games tomorrow.

Here is the college list for the Dec 29th U16 Hawks vs FC Virginia match:

ECNL Sunday Recap

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The Michigan Hawks ECNL teams went 2-1 on Sunday in Sanford, FL. The U16's started the day with a 2-1 win. Cathy Dager combined with Maddie Lucas to create the first goal. Then Maddie Lucas scored on a free kick to help the Hawks beat Connecticut FC. The U15's lost a very tightly contested match to Charlotte Soccer Academy 3-2. Cam Evans scored early in the game and then Alexa Spaanstra added another. The U17's finished the day with a resounding 4-1 score. Amy Krause scored two goals, and Emma Toykayama and Kaya Frazier each added one. The list below are the college coahes who attended the U16 game. Great job and good luck on Monday.

Iowa, University of Delaware, Fordham (New York), Pitt, University of Kentucky, Dartmouth, Seton Hall (New Jersey), Albany, Wake Forest, Rhode Island, College of Charleston, Notre Dame, University of South Carolina, University of Vermont, Davidson, Cornell, Region II ODP, Northwestern University, University of Maryland, John Brown University, Troy, University of Dayton, Ohio State University, University of Lafayette (Pennsylvania), Santa Clara, U Conn, Wisconsin, Army, Brown, Colorado, North Carolina State, Central Michigan, Sacred Heart Academy, Pepperdine, Michigan State Univ., Cincinnati, West Virginia, Harvard, Boston University, Bucknell, North Carolina, Marist, Fairfield, DePaul, Illinois, Connecticut College, Stetson University, University of Massachusetts, Morehead State University, University of New Hampshire, Ball State University, University of Michigan, Hamilton College, Ohio University, Minnesota, Purdue, Ohio University, Syracuse, St. Louis University, University of Miami (FL), Cedarville (Ohio), Hofstra University, Bowling Green University, University of South Florida, Clemson University, Baylor University, USC, Murray State University, Rutgers, Mississippi State University, Ole Miss, Providence, U.S. Soccer, East Carolina University, and University of Rochester

ECNL Preview: Focused on Florida

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The ECNL squads from the U15 through U18 age groups are flocking to Florida this weekend to battle in the Orlando region for three days.

Below is a look at some of the top teams in action.

U15

Solar Chelsea SC has yet to lose during the 2014-15 season, with a record of 12-0-1 heading into the event in Florida. Catiana Lychywek currently tops Solar’s scoring charts with 11 goals on the year, while Peyton Bauman has 12 starts in goal and Courtney Sebazco has 11 assists. Games against FC Stars of Massachusetts, Michigan Hawks and FC Bucks are on the docket.

The Hawks are another team to watch out for, like Solar, without a loss in the current season. Camryn Evans and Madison Donley pace the team’s offense, while No. 1 ranked recruit from the class of 2018 Alexa Spaanstra is also rostered. Along with the solar matchup, Michigan has games against Charlotte Soccer Academy and CASL.

It’s the final three ECNL games of the season for Charlotte Soccer Academy, which faces FC Bucks and World Class FC to go with the opening game against the Hawks. Double-digit goal scorers Mary McCabe, Ashlynn Serepca and Courtney Walker leads the team’s offensive prowess.

U16

After just starting the season in the beginning of December, Penn Fusion only has three games under its belt prior to Florida. The Fusion, which boast the talents of Gianna Yurchak, Cashlin Copley and Rachael Dorwart, have games against Solar Chelsea, West Coast FC and Charlotte Soccer Academy.

Another team in the early stages of its campaign is PDA, which has the makings of another quality team from the New Jersey powerhouse. Attacking midfielder Alexa Ferreira is one of many dangerous attacking options along with Zoe Steck, while goalkeeper Evangeline Soucie provides a talented security blanket at the back. Matchups with FC Virginia, Dallas Texans and Texas Rush await in Florida.

Michigan Hawks carry an unbeaten record to Florida in this age group as well, with an 11-0-1 record on the year. Boasting a stout defense that has conceded just seven goals from those 12 games, the Hawks will be tested by FC Virginia, CASL and Connecticut FC.

Vardar, FSA FC and East Meadow SC are the three teams Orlando City SC faces this weekend, as attackers Sarah Thrush and Kaley Verpaele will look to keep the team running in the right direciton. The defense, which is backstopped by goalkeeper Brianna Waggoner and features Margot Cockerell, Vanessa Pajotte, Princess Salazar and Molly von Eschenbach, has conceded just five goals in 12 games so far.

After missing the first half of the Surf’s season with an injury, 2017’s No. 1 ranked recruit Catarina Macario has been back in the team’s lineup, and should be on the plane to Orlando. The Surf, which also boasts Julie Doyle, Arlie Jones and Ana Gil in the attack as well, plays Texas Rush, Albertson Fury and Eclipse Select.

U17

Tough matchups await FC Virginia in Florida, with games against San Diego Surf, East Meadow SC and Atlanta Fire. North Carolina recruit Emily Foxleads the team in scoring with 15 goals in 13 games.

Eclipse Select’s talented U17 squad will be in Florida as well. The high-flying offense boasting the likes of Zoe Redei, Marissa Bosca, Alissa Gorza and Foster Ignoffo, lines up against the Dallas Sting, Concorde Fire and Dallas Texans.

Texas recruit Haley Berg leads the Texans in scoring with 13 goals so far this season. The team will also take on FC Stars of Massachusetts and PDA.

Just three games into their season, PDA already has 16 goals from that stretch and has yet to concede any. Sean Sinko patrols the net for the NJ side that faces a trio of Dallas clubs in Florida: FC Dallas and the Sting, to go with the meeting with the Texans.

Gabriela Rivera and Reagan Glisson pace the Concorde Fire’s attack thus far in 2014, and the duo will look to help the Fire past Maryland United FC, Eclipse Select and Match Fit Academy.

U18

Boasting an array of Division I-bound talent, Match Fit Academy faces a gauntlet of games against Eclipse Select, Gwinnett Soccer Association and McLean Youth Soccer. Bridgette Andrzejewski (North Carolina), Alana Cook (Stanford), Hana Kerner (Virginia) and Julia Ashley (North Carolina) should all be available to the NJ side that’s right at the start of the season.

At the polar opposite of its ECNL schedule is GSA, led by Notre Dame commit Jennifer Westerndorf and her 29 goals. Ella Stevens is the main supply line in midfield with 15 assists this year, and they’ll face tough opposition aside from Match Fit, going up against Eclipse and FC Stars of Massachusetts as well.

Facing Eclipse and Match Fit Academy, not to mention a match with West Florida Flames, McLean Youth Soccer heads to Florida in flying form. Without a loss in 11 ECNL games this season (all wins), the Northern Virginia outfit has outscored its opponents 41-8, led by Jarena Harmon’s 14 goals in 10 games.

Coach Doyle Announcement

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Dear Wolves-Hawks coaches, players and parents:

We would like to inform you that Brian Doyle, one of our longtime coaches and leaders, has decided to move on from the club. Most of you surely know Coach Doyle well, but for those who don't, he has spent the past 14 years working with and overseeing our players and teams. Over this time, he has served as our Director of Coaching, our Academy Director, and as the head coach of a number of teams on the boys' and girls' side.

During his tenure as our D.O.C, the club achieved a great amount of success. ‎Since 2001, Wolves-Hawks teams have earned 7 National Championships, have placed numerous players on US National teams, and have cemented our reputation as one of the top soccer clubs in the country.

Ed McCarthy, club president, said, "Coach Doyle is one of the top soccer educators in the country. Our coaches and players have been extremely fortunate to benefit from his knowledge, passion, and commitment to quality training. Brian Doyle also led our club through a critical time period including the launches of the Development Academy and ECNL. Under his direction, our national club ranking and consistency improved dramatically."

Fellow Academy coach, Lars Richters‎, added, "I will always be grateful to Brian for his efforts and for providing our club with a blueprint on the right way to play the game. He has been instrumental in our partnerships with Derby County and now the Columbus Crew, and he has brought a true sense of professionalism to our program. On a personal level, I will always appreciate his friendship and his work as a mentor to me and to my colleagues."

We are extremely grateful for the contributions he has made to our club over these years, and we know that his footprint will be visible on the field for years to come. We wish him the very best in all his future endeavors both on and off the field.

Sincerely,

Michigan Wolves-Hawks