Emaly Vatne starts when U-16 WNT Play Historic Match in Italy

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Italy may seem like an odd place to host historic U.S. Women’s National Team matches, but for the third time in 31 years, the country that features one of the world’s greatest sporting landmarks – the famed Colosseum in Rome – has done just that.

Jesolo, Italy played host to the first U.S. Women’s National Team match in 1985, and in 2010, Padova was the site of the Women’s World Cup first leg playoff match in which the USA defeated Italy, 1-0, on a late goal from a young Alex Morgan. It was a victory that spurred the USA to the 2011 Women’s World Cup where it almost won the tournament before falling in penalty kicks to Japan.

Now, on April 26, 2016, in Monfalcone, Italy, the U.S. Under-16 Girls’ National Team broke new ground, becoming the first U.S. Women’s National Team at any level to face a team from the Middle East.

The fact that the USA defeated Iran, 6-0, in the 1st International Women’s Tournament of Gradisca – a tournament that has existed for boys’ U-15 teams for 13 years but is being played for the first time as a girls’ competition – is a side-note to the significance of the match, which is representative of the growth of women’s soccer worldwide.

While there is still a massive amount of work to be done in the development of the women’s game in many corners of the globe, and especially in the Middle East, the fact that girls’ teams from the USA and Iran could compete in an official tournament in Europe is a sign of things to come.

There are also other positive indications of a continuing positive shift for women’s soccer. Jordan will become the first country from the Middle East to compete in a FIFA event when it hosts the U-17 Women’s World Cup later this year, but the day a country from the Middle East – which features several excellent men’s national teams – qualifies for a Women’s World Cup, we can look back at this U-16 girls’ match as an early stepping stone.

“It was a really cool experience to be able to play a team that the U.S. has never played before and it’s a game that none of us will ever forget,” said Sierra Enge, who captained the USA in the match. “It was an incredible way to see how soccer can bring people and countries together. It also showed how soccer can help with the empowering of women across the world and we were humbled to be a part of that.”

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U.S. U-16 GNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Hensley Hancuff (Oklahoma FC; Edmond, Okla.), Katie Meyer (Eagles SC; Newbury Park, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (8): Maycee Bell (Sporting KC Blue Valley; Wichita, Kan.), Madelyn Desiano (So Cal Blues; San Clemente, Calif.), Sierra Enge (Carlsbad Elite; Cardiff, Calif.), Shae Holmes (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Brianna Martinez (New Mexico Rush; Albuquerque, N.M.), Kylie Minamishin (Honolulu Bulls; Miliani, Hawaii), Makenna Morris (Bethesda Tempo; Germantown, Md.), Sarah Piper (Texas Rush; The Woodlands, Texas)           
MIDFIELDERS (6): Croix Bethune (Concord Fire; Alpharetta, Ga.), Coriana Dyke (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Nohemi Mendoza (Heat FC; Las Vegas, Nev.), Jenna Nighswonger (Slammers FC; Huntington Beach, Calif.), Madeline Vergura (FC Stars; Concord, Mass.), Summer Yates (Pac NW; Pasco, Wash.)      
FORWARDS (4): Lia Godfrey (JFC Storm; Fleming Island, Fla.), Rebecca Jarrett (World Class; Washington Township, N.J.), Emaly Vatne (Michigan Hawks; Sterling Heights, Mich.), Olivia Wingate (FC Stars; Wilmington, Mass.)

ECNL Eclipse Weekend

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The Michigan Hawks went 5-2-2 versus the powerful Eclipse Soccer Club in Chicago.  Saturday saw the 18's lose a tough game 2-1 to start the day.  The 17's dominated winning 2-0, with goals by Madi Lucas and a late goal by Lexxe Lipsey.  The 3rd game at Oak Brook saw the 15's win 2-0, goals by Madeline Carlson and Kaya Frazier put the 15's on top of the table in the conference.  The fourth game of the day took place at Toyota Park, home of the Chicago Fire and Chicago Red Stars.  The game saw the 16's tie the game with a goal by Riley Tanner.  Despite the disappointing draw, playing in the stadium was a memory the kids will not soon forget.

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The group traveled to play the next set of games at the University of Notre Dame.  The day again went very well, started by the 15's.  Kaya Frazier's late goal ensured a 1-0 win and a spot a top the standings.  The 16's played their best game in the spring, winning 2-0.  Two more goals by Riley Tanner secured a come from behind victory.  That keeps the 16's undefeated in the conference.  The 17's ended up with a 2-2 draw.  Up 2 goals throughout the game with 2 goals from Lexxe Lipsey, the Hawks were unable to keep the lead and ended the weekend with 4 tough points.  The 18's, without Malia Berkeley, Natalie Winters and Zoe Morse, again fell to a very good Eclipse side, 2-0.  The finale of the day saw the 14's rout the Eclipse 4-0.  Michele Cooper scored 3 goals and Emma Hiscock score the other keeping the 14's on top of the table in the Midwest Conference.

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Standouts from the U17/U18 WNT scrimmage

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CARSON, California — The U.S. U17 Women’s National Team defeated the U18 WNT in a scrimmage on Friday at the National Training Center in Southern California. The game wrapped up a weeklong camp for each youth national team group. 

The game featured a number of strong performances from some of the best players in the world in these age groups. TopDrawerSoccer was on hand for the scrimmage. Here are the players that stood out to TDS from the game. 

Isabel RodriguezMichigan Hawks / Alexa SpaanstraMichigan Hawks - The Hawks teammates both had positive spells at outside back during the game for the U17 squad. While Rodriguez has settled into the position well, it is still a learning process for Spaanstra, who is more frequently deployed at forward at the club level. Spaanstra and Rodriguez both had their best showings of 2016 with the youth national team on Friday as they were difficult to beat on the dribble and composed with the ball.

Player action photos needed for the upcoming clubwide GALA event

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The club is proud to announce details for the first ever Michigan Wolves-Hawks Club Gala Event. The purpose of the event is to celebrate the Grand Opening of the clubs new home at Schoolcraft College in Livonia and to raise funds to help pay for the modern/safe field equipment needed to outfit the complex.  (see details below)

Event organizers are looking for player action/soccer photos to include in it's presentation during the GALA.   Photos of MWHSC will be showcased for public view at the event.   If you are interested in having your players photo included please upload your photo to https://www.dropbox.com/request/t7FdGIUXU1pdx7KjjB26.  By uploading photo(s) you acknowledge legal release and grant permission for publication by the club for promotional/educational purposes via various media.

GALA DETAILS

This formal all-inclusive event offers adult club members, friends, coaches, soccer fans, and local businesses members a fun packed evening of:

  • LIVE ENTERTAINMENT - Featuring Special Guest John Pullum (America's Funniest Mind Reader, you may recognize him as the host of the Discovery Channel series "More Than Human" (Now viewable on HULU) as well as numerous other national and international television shows)
  • FOOD & DRINKS (one free drink ticket per attendee)
  • DANCING
  • SILENT AUCTION
  • IMPORTANT CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • SPECIAL CLUB MEMBERSHIP CARDS($20.00 value) included in ticket package

To learn more and to order tickets, please visit the event website at www.starrystarrygala.com. Tickets are limited so order early, while supplies last. Credit cards accepted.  Donations to 401c3 non-profit organizations can be tax deductable, consult your professional tax advisor for details regarding eligibility.  (approximately 1/2 of the ticket proceeds will go directly to the clubs Equipment and Player Safety Fund)

Hawks 05 Black win Championship

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The U11 Michigan Hawks 05 Black team won the Michigan Club Challenge U11G White division over the weekend. The girls compiled a record of 3 wins and 1 tie in winning the tournament. Guest Players were Katherine Bergman, Rachel Jackson and Lucy McCardell

Congratulations!!!Hawks05Black

adidas Blue Chip Showcase 2016

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The adidas Blue Chip Showcase on April 22-24th, 2016 showcased many great teams from the midwest.  Our U18 Michigan Wolves 98 coached by Ed McCarthy held to their Championship form and won for their thrird year in a row.  They finished the weekend with 11 goals and only 2 against. Our U17 Michigan Wolves 99 coached by Scott Duhl won the Championship with 6 goals and only 1 against. The U16 Michigan Wolves 97 coached by Dave Hicklin finished third on goal differential with 3 goals and 2 against.

Go Wolves!

 

Hawks 08 Black win Championship at MI Club Challenge

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The U8 Michigan Hawks 08 Black team started the tournament with a 3:2 win against Michigan Alliance. On Saturday they scored 11:3 againt Michigan Rush Northville and Sunday brought a third win of 4:1 againt Michigan Rush Northville Academy.  The final Championship match of the U8/9 White division was against Michigan Rush Northville Academy with a final win of 4:2.

Go Hawks!!

Gala Sponsorship

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There is still time for you to make the list of Wolves-Hawks Sponsors!  Here is our current list of Sponsors:

Level Sponsor Logo Website
Premier Platinum Schoolcraft College   www.schoolcraft.edu
Premier Platinum adidas   www.adidas.com
Platiunum Carhartt  Carhartt www.carhartt.com
Platiunum Bill Brown Ford  Bill Brown Ford www.billbrownford.net
Platiunum Tony Ambroza Family    
Platiunum Tony Nam family    
Gold Claddahgh Irish Pub  Claddagh Irish Pubs & Restaurants www.claddaghirishpubs.com
Gold Soccer World  SWLOGO5b.png www.soccerworldonline.com
Gold BurgerFi (Northville)  BurgerFi www.burgerfi.com
Gold Eric Spadafora family WOLVES  
Silver LaVida Massage (Canton)   www.lavidamassage.com
Silver Fox Hills - FootGolf   www.foxhills.com
Silver Bahama Breeze   www.bahamabreeze.com/home
Silver soccer.com   www.soccer.com
Silver Rusty Bucket (Northville) www.myrustybucket.com
Silver Doug Landefeld    
Silver Coach Sam HAWKS  
Bronze Embassy Suites (Livonia)   www.embassysuites.com
Bronze Leo's Coney Island (Livonia)   www.leosconeyisland.com
Bronze MOD Pizza (Northville)   https://modpizza.com/
Bronze Arcade Cuts (Northville) www.arcadecuts.com
Bronze Wendy's (Northville)   www.wendys.com
Bronze Turton family WOLVES  
Bronze Sklarski Family HAWKS  
Bronze PF Chengs (Northville)   www.pfchangs.com
Bronze Andrew Craig Family WOLVES  
Bronze Dave & Busters (Livonia_   www.daveandbusters.com
Bronze Renu Schack HAWKS  

Fox Hills FootGolf Sponsors Wolves-Hawks Gala

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FOX HILLS -  FOOTGOLF(a fun team-building activity for soccer players)

Footgolf combines the popular sports of Soccer and Golf. This new sport is sweeping the country with its popularity; anyone of any age and skill level that enjoys being outdoors will enjoy this game. FootGolf is played with a regulation sized soccer ball, cleat less soccer shoes or tennis shoes, a 21” diameter cup and on our Strategic Fox Course. The rules of Footgolf largely correspond with the rules of golf. 18 holes of Footgolf can be played in approximately 3 hours and Fox Hills is open from dawn to dusk, 7 days a week to enjoy this tremendously fun sport. You can call us at 734.453.7272 or go to our website: www.foxhills.com  to make a tee time. Fox Hills also offers group outings (great team-building), weekly leagues and 2 special nights during the summer to play “Glow Footgolf”. For groups of 20 or more players, please contact Kristina Fetter at 734.927.1021.  Put your skills to the test at the renowned Fox Hill Golf Course in Plymouth. 

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Michigan Hawks Spring Combine

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MICHIGAN HAWKS INVITE YOU TO OUR THIRD ANNUAL SPRING COLLEGE SHOWCASE

“This Showcase is open to any and all female soccer players limited only by number, age, and/or grade level” 

  • Where: JayCee Park, 32500 Pembroke, Livonia
  • Who: Uncommitted Female Freshman, Sophomore and Junior Soccer Players
  • Cost: $85
  • When: Sunday June 12th  10:00 am-4pm
  • Format: There will be 4 X 1 hour and 30 minute sessions.  (Each player will be invited to attend one session.)  There will be goalkeeper specific sessions that each goalkeeper will be invited to in addition to their scheduled game.
  • Registration Deadline – May 25th
  • Acceptance and options for payment will be emailed out – May 27th
  • Payment Due – June 1st

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

http://www.adisal.com/camps/events/michigan-hawks-spring-showcase/

Important: Registering for this event does not guarantee you a spot in the combine.  Only those who confirmed after May 27th and have submitted their payment by the June 1st deadline will have a spot at the combine.  

For additional information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The following college coaches attended this year’s Winter Combine:
Albion College, Notre Dame, Alma CollegeOakland University, Ashland, Oakland University, Bluffton University, Ohio Northern University, Bowling Green State University, Olivet College, Butler, Pittsburgh, California, Purdue, Calvin College, Ripon College, Central Michigan, Saginaw Valley State University, Clarion University, Siena Heights, Concordia University – Ann Arbor, Siena Heights, Dartmouth College, Slippery Rock, DePaul University, Spring Arbor, Eastern Michigan, Tennessee, Ferris State, Troy, Ferris State, Tiffin University, Findlay University, University of Findlay. Grand Valley State University. University of Florida, Illinois. University of Michigan, Indiana Tech, Washington&Jefferson College, Iowa, West Virginia, Kalamazoo College, Western Michigan University, Kent State University, Wisconsin, Lincoln University, WKU, Lourdes, University of Akron, Loyola University Chicago, Manchester University Marian Michigan State Northwestern
 

Michigan Wolves-Hawks Club Gala Event

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The club is proud to announce details for the first ever Michigan Wolves-Hawks Club Gala Event. The purpose of the event is to celebrate the Grand Opening of the clubs new home at Schoolcraft College in Livonia and to raise funds to help pay for modern/safe field equipment needed to outfit the complex.

This formal all-inclusive event offers adult club members, friends, coaches, soccer fans, and local businesses members a fun packed evening of:

  • LIVE ENTERTAINMENT - Featuring Special Guest John Pullum (America's Funniest Mind Reader, you may recognize him as the host of the Discovery Channel series "More Than Human" (Now viewable on HULU) as well as numerous other national and international television shows)
  • FOOD & DRINKS (one free drink ticket per attendee)
  • DANCING
  • SILENT AUCTION
  • IMPORTANT CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                                 
  • SPECIAL CLUB MEMBERSHIP CARDS: ($20.00 value) included in ticket package

To learn more and to order tickets, please visit the event website at www.starrystarrygala.com .   Tickets are limited so order early, while supplies last.   (approximately 1/2 of the ticket proceeds will go directly to the clubs Equipment and Player Safety Fund)