FCMN U15/16s and U17/18s to Face Mid America Conference Leaders, Crew Soccer Academy Wolves (MI) Saturday; Vardar SC Freiberg (MI) to visit Sunday
Germantown, WI (April 13, 2013) - This weekend's USSDA home matches feature U16 league leaders Crew Soccer Academy Wolves (14-1-3), on Saturday. 2nd place Vardar SC Freiberg 10 (10-4-5) are set to visit on Sunday. Both USSDA clubs are based in the talent rich state of Michigan.
A Special Evening to Honor All FCMN Seniors, Sarah Hegarty Award and MVP Award Winners
Wauwatosa, WI (March 28, 2013)- FC Milwaukee Nationals honored each of its U18 graduating senior players and their parents at its annual 'Senior Night' event hosted at Cafe Hollander in Wauwatosa Village on March 24th, 2013.
The evening featured the announcements of each players' college of choice (if determined), whether choosing to continue play at the next level or to instead focus on their academics and other interests. Additionally, the club presented the club's Sarah Hegarty and Most Valuable Player Awards to 2 girls and 2 boys respectively.
For descriptions of each award, a full list of the club's seniors, their college commitments to date and the individual 2013 Sarah Hegarty and MVP Award winners, please click "More" below.
Brookfield, WI-FC Milwaukee club wide girls concluded participation in the annual indoor 'Champions League, at Brookfield Indoor Soccer Complex.
FCMN's Champions League is intended to foster a sense of club among our older aged girls by mixing teams by age group and level and having them play together during 2nd session indoor. The season is a send off prior to players departing for their respective high school seasons.
Special thanks to all participating players and all particpating coaches.
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FCMN USSDA Head Coach Phil Presser to Return Home, FCMN USSDA Welcomes UW- Madison Assistant Coach Keith Tiemeyer to USSDA Staff
Butler, WI (March 23, 2013)- When presented with a chance to move his wife and 2 young daughters back home to Indiana where he played the game both as a youth and in college and where he would be closer to family and friends, Coach Phil Presser saw an opportunity that he simply had to take. As a result, effective April 1st, Coach Presser will leave his post with FC Milwaukee's USSDA program to become the USSDA Director of the Indiana Fire, based not too far away from his hometown. FC Milwaukee Nationals extends its sincerest thanks to Coach Presser for the great work he has done to promote the value of the USSDA to the State's aspiring elite boys players.
In the interest of maintaining a consistent NCAA Division I level presence on our USSDA staff, FC Milwaukee is pleased to announce that University of Wisconsin-Madison Men's Assistant Coach, Keith Tiemeyer (pictured at right) will replace Presser on FCMN's USSDA Coaching Staff.
Tiemeyer, who has been UW-Madison Men's Assistant Coach for the past 3 years, will join FCMN's USSDA teams on the bench this Sunday, March 24th for the club's matches against Crew (MI). Tiemeyer is scheduled to join staff members Jon Coleman, Dave Madsen and Chris McCreary, 2 out of 3 trainings per week, beginning the week of April 1st.
"The old cliche, 'the only constant is change' is a poignant one in the world of high level youth soccer coaching opportunities," said FCMN Interim DOC Chris McCreary. "Seeing coaches move on to take advantage of opportunities like Presser's in this case, is really not much different than encouraging individual players to take advantage of opportunities that are right for them," McCreary added.
Schaumburg, IL (March 24, 2013)-This Saturday, FC Milwaukee U13 USSDA Juniors players Evan Donini and Cameron Eccleston, both born in 2000, were selected to participate in the National Premier League (NPL)/Midwest Development League (MDL) Player Development Program (PDP). The event took place in Rockford, IL.
US Club Soccer PDP events such as the one Donini and Eccleston attended this weekend are horizon broadening experiences earned at no cost to the player. Participation can lead to advancement to id2 National Player Identification and Development Program Training Camps. Additionally, elite players are also scouted for inclusion in U.S. Soccer's National Team Programs because both PDP and id2are sanctioned Olympic Development Programs as approved by the U.S. Olympic Committee and the U.S. Soccer Federation.
Evan and Cam whose U13 team competes in the NPL predominantly against players born in 1999, were among 27 players all born in 2000 from around the Midwest invited to the camp.
"Whenever a player has an opportunity like this, the potential impact on their development is phenomenal. In some cases, it immediately opens the door to more elite opportunities, while in other cases, it inspires players to raise their level of commitment to the game to close the gap between themselves and those they witness first hand earning such advanced opportunities," commented FCMN Interim DOC, Chris McCreary. "I was happy the boys had the opportunity. It sounds like the experience was enlightening and inspiring and that they both represented themselves and our club well."
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For more information on the id2 program, click here.
Congratulations to FCMN's Girls Student Athletes
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USSDA Debuts Result in Victory for U18s and former FC Magic Trio
Nike Park, Naperville, IL (March 20, 2013)-The U18's spring season opening 3-0 victory over Sockers FC Chicago, last weekend, featured the USSDA debuts of 3 new players who recently joined FC Milwaukee Nationals from FC Magic (Fox Valley). The players welcomed to FCMN's USSDA program are: Austin "Audi" Jepson (F), Jeremy Nji (DF), and Adam Pohlman (MF).
FC Milwaukee would like to acknowledge FC Magic and the players' former coach Joe DeCoursin for his club's success developing players with the ability to compete and challenge themselves at the USSDA level.
Jepson, Nji, and Pohlman have each made commitments to play NCAA Division I soccer. Jepson and NJI, both seniors, have committed to play next fall at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Pohlman has committed to play at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the fall of 2014. Click here to reference ESPN.com's August 31, 2012 article breaking down the 2013 NCAA Division I commitments by college, high school and club of player origin.
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