Stars Alum Stephanie McCaffrey scores vs Brasil on USWNT Debut
Stars alum Stephanie McCaffrey scores in USWNT debut vs Brasil![+]
Stars NH Announces November Tryouts
FC Stars NH are excited to announce a set of November tryouts where players and families can see the quality of our club, staff and teams. We have had a busy fall with our three youngest teams competing in the New England Premiership, and various tournaments throughout the fall. We look forward to continuing their hard work and growth over the winter and into the Spring and welcoming new players to join us as well.
Any and all interested players may sign up for tryouts, via our website and join us for our sessions next week! Tryouts are free. Below are the dates, times and locations for our tryouts. Please contact Tony Karibian (email@example.com) with any questions.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
TRYOUT REGISTRATION LINK: http://www.starsofma.
Boys U9-U12 (for players born between 8/1/2003-7/31/07)
Monday, Nov 2: 6-7:30pm
Wednesday, Nov. 4: 6-7:30-8pm
Location: Wayne Eddows Field, (19 Priscilla Lane, Auburn, NH)
Girls U11-U15 (for players born between 8/1/2000-7/31/05)
Tuesday, Nov. 3: 6:30-8pm
Thursday, Nov. 5, 6:30-8pm
Please contact Tony Karibian: tkaribian@starsofma.
Location: Wayne Eddows Field, (19 Priscilla Lane, Auburn, NH)
We are also welcoming U17 players as well. If interested, please contact Tony Karibian.
FC Stars 1st Annual FC Stars Soccer-Thon raises over $30,000
Equally benefiting AccesSport America and F.C. Stars, Inc. Financial Aid Program
October 23-October 24, 2015
Wow! We are blown away by the show of support for our first ever Soccer-thon. It was a huge success and we are thrilled to announce that over $30,000 was raised in pledges and donations. It was amazing to see how many players joined us at the fields at all sorts of crazy hours to play soccer and raise money. And of course we can’t forget about all the parents who came out to play at 4 am on top of driving their kids to their playing times!
Here’s a recap of the 1st Annual F.C. Stars Soccer-thon:
And we are pleased to announce our Grand Prize Winner. The GU13 ECNL team raised over $3,000! The team will get a new custom designed Nike game jersey donated by Wegotsoccer. Thank you WGS!
Thank you to our players and their families. It showed the commitment to FC Stars and our community to have so many people participate. And a huge thank you to our coaches who volunteered their time, got the kids organized and kept the ball rolling.
Stars U18G Goalkeeper Shelby Hogan Called into U18 WNT Camp in San Diego,
FC Stars U18G ECNL goalkeeper, Shelby Hogan was called into the U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team camp from Oct. 18-25 for its fourth event of the year when 26 players travel to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. Shelby is the fourth FC Stars player to be named to a National Team Camp in the last month, joining U16G ECNL players, Maddie Vergura and Kayla Duran who attended the U16 and U17 WNT camps, respectively, and U18G ECNL player Sydney Brackett who was invited to the U19 WNT camp.
The U-18s, who are coached by U.S. Soccer Women’s Technical Director April Heinrichs, are coming off a trip to Mexico City in August where they drew and lost to the Mexico U-20 Women’s National Team. During this event, the U-18s will play the San Diego Sea Lions of the W-League on Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. at Cathedral High School.
All the players in this camp were born in 1998 and all are eligible for the team that will attempt to qualify for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, but the goal for this age group is ultimately the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
Sydney Brackett called up to U19 USWNT Training Camp in California.
FC Stars U18 ECNL player, Sydney Brackett, was selected to the final training camp of the year from Oct. 3-10 at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California. The U-19 WNT is finishing its first year of programing since 2004 when the age group switched to Under-20s as FIFA’s world championship moved from a U-19 competition that was staged in 2002 and 2004 to the U-20 Women’s World Cup which has been held every two years since 2006. All the players in this age group are eligible for the team that will attempt to qualify for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup to be held in Papua New Guinea.
Of the 24 players called up, 15 were born in 1997, and eight were born in 1998. Jan. 1, 1996, is the age cutoff for the next U-20 Women’s World Cup. Jitka Klimkova, one of the USA’s Women’s Development Coaches, will run the camp and has also called up Gabby Seiler from the University of Florida as an overage player to do some evaluation for possible inclusion in upcoming U-23 Women’s National Team events.
U.S. U-19 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Jordyn Bloomer (FC Wisconsin Eclipse; Hartland, Wis.), Lauren Rood (Crossfire Premier; Camas, Wash.) Brittany Wilson (Real Colorado; Littleton, Colo.)
DEFENDERS (8): Malia Berkely (Michigan Hawks; Liberty Township, Ohio), Brooke Bingham (NC Fusion; Jefferson, N.C.), Holly Daugirda (Utah Avalanche; Salt Lake City, Utah), Taylor Hallmon (Concorde Fire; Panama City, Fla.), Gabby Seiler (University of Florida; Peachtree City, Ga.), Mackenzie Smith (Empire United SA; Bath, N.Y.), Amanda Visco (PDA-Arsenal; Manalapan, N.J.), Natalie Winters (Michigan Hawks; Plymouth, Mich.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Grace Bahr (Internationals SC; Broadview Heights, Ohio), Alyssa Baumbick (Internationals SC; Avon Lake, Ohio), Angeline Daly (Jacksonville FC; Ponte Vedra Beach Fla.), Cadie Higginson (Albion Hurricanes FC; New Orleans, La.), Julia Lenhardt (Dallas Sting; Frisco, Texas), Christina Trickett (Internationals SC; Independence, Ohio)
FORWARDS (7): Jenna Bike (Connecticut FC; Trumbull, Conn.), Sydney Brackett (FC Stars; Hollis, N.H.), Mia Corbin (Crossfire; Maple Valley, Wash.), Stefani Doyle (Dallas Sting; Lewisville, Texas), Cyera Hintzen (Dallas Sting; Plano, Texas), Malia Lyken (Cook Inlet Soccer Club; Anchorage, Alaska), Katie Pingel (So Cal Blues SC; Torrance, Calif.)
Kayla Duran Selected to U17 Womens National Training Camp in Carson, California
FC Stars player Kayla Duran became the fifth member of the rising U16G ECNL team to have been selected for National Team Camps when she attended the recent U17 Womens National Team training camp at the US Soccer National Team Training Center in Carson, California from August 9-16. Head Coach B.J. Snow called up 24 players in total with 16 of those born in 1999, the cut-off year for the 2016 U17 Womens World Cup with the remaining eight players born in 2000.
FC Stars Well Represented at US Club Soccer id2 Camp in New Jersey
FC Stars was well represented at the recent US Club Soccer id2 Camp in New Jersey. Payton Linnehan, Michaela Agresti and Samantha Agresti of the U15G ECNL team were joined by Lily Lagrassa of the U14G ECNL team at the camp. Part of the coaching staff at the camp was FC Stars Director of Coaching, Jason Dewhurst. The players performed in front of the US U15 Girls National Team Head Coach, Mark Carr, who was at the camp for the full 3 days watching and evaluating the players. The ID2 Camp consisted of 58 players from different clubs around the nation who were either 2001 or 2002 birth year. This was a fantastic opportunity for our players and a great achievement for the club to have as many as four players selected to participate.
FC Stars Achieve Highest Ever Placing at #6 in the ECNL Overall Club Championship
At the conclusion of the recent ECNL National Championships in Virginia the Michigan Hawks club was crowned the overall ECNL National Club Champion for 2015 and FC Stars achieved its highest ever ranking at #6, a phenomenal achievement for a Northeast club with the challenges that our weather presents compared to many other warmer regions of the country. The overall club championship is determined via points earned in Conference play, National Playoffs and National Championships. FC Stars won the conference at all ages for U14 to U18 and was one of only 6 clubs in the country to send all teams from U14-U18 to the top Champions League flights of the National Playoffs in Seattle and the U16G ECNL team went all the way to the National Championship game where they lost narrowly to West Coast FC.
Director of Coaching, Jason Dewhurst was dellighted with the club's performance and remarked "As a club, FC Stars sets out each year to be one of the most competitive clubs. Once again we have done that in the most competitive girls league in the country. To finish 6th as a club in a league as tough as the ECNL is a fantastic achievement. Day in and day out, our teams have to show up and perform to have success in this league. A huge thank you to all of the parents, coaches, and especially to our players at FC Stars for making this possible."
Maddie Vergura selected to U16 US Girls National Team Camp in San Diego
Rising U16G ECNL player Maddie Vergura has been selected as one of 24 players to attend the US U-16 Girls’ National Team training camp from Aug. 1-9 at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. This will be the third camp of the year for the U-16 GNT, which features 21 players born in 2000 and three born in 2001. The U-16 camp will be run by Women’s Development Coach, Tricia Taliaferro, who is U.S. Soccer’s main scout for the ’00 birth year. All of the players in this camp are age-eligible for the next FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2016, but the main birth year for that tournament is 1999.This age group is in a two-year cycle that will graduate the players to the U-18 and then the U-20 WNT with the goal of playing in the 2020 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup.
Five FC Stars Players Selected to Roster for the 2015 Nike National Training Camp Powered by ECNL/id2. Brummett selected to top 11.
FC Stars Players, Kayla Duran, Maddie Murphy Alexandra Keohan, Shelby Hogan and Gabi Brummett were selected to attend the 2015 National Training Camp powered by ECNL/id2 at the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon from July 28- August 1. For the list of attendees for the camp, click here. For a tentative schedule of the camp, click here. In addition, Maddie Murphy and Alexandra Keohan were selected to a team of the top 16 players born in 2000 from the id2Training Camps held in the past 12 months to participate in the camp and play 2 friendly representative games. Kudos to rising U17 ECNL striker Gabi Brummett for being selected as one of the top 11 players at the entire camp by camp and US Soccer staff.
Highlights included a visit and motivational speech to the players by NBA legend Kobe Bryant and another by Portland Thorns players Tobin Heath and Allie Long and a visit to the Portland Thorns stadium for a game.
The camp included approximately 80 of the top female youth soccer players born in 1997, 1998, and 1999 from across the United States. Players have been selected based on their performances at ECNL competitions, ECNL/id2 PDP events and other events throughout the year.
Participants will have the opportunity to play with and against the best athletes in the country, and be coached by an elite staff of youth coaches from across the country. U.S. Soccer National Team Scouts will also be in attendance to observe and evaluate players for inclusion in Youth National Team programming. Beyond the trainings, competitions, and presentations scheduled for the camp, players will also attend a Portland Thorns NWSL match to watch the highest level of women’s professional soccer in the world in person.
The 2015 Nike National Training Camp Powered by ECNL/id2 is a joint effort between the ECNL, U.S. Club Soccer’s id2 National Player Identification and Development Program, and Nike. The camp is open to all players regardless of U.S. Soccer affiliation, or lack thereof, and is sanctioned as an Olympic Development Program by US Soccer and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).
“The Nike National Training Camp powered by ECNL and id2 is one of the most elite training environments in the country, and is an opportunity for some of the country’s best young players to train and compete at the highest level, at a world-class facility” said ECNL Commissioner, Sarah Kate Noftsinger. “The collaboration between ECNL, US Club Soccer, and Nike is an example of how great organizations can come together to create more opportunities and programs that can help raise the level of play in this country.”
There is no cost to players aside from travel to and from the camp. Lodging, meals and training gear are provided by the ECNL, US Club Soccer and Nike.
Keohan and Murphy Represent id2 National Selection Team at the 2015 Nike National Training Camp powered by ECNL and id2
FC Stars rising U16G ECNL team players Alexandra Keohan and Maddie Murphy were included in the sixteen elite girls players born in 2000 to represent the id2 National Selection team at the 2015 Nike National Training Camp powered by ECNL and id2, July 28-Aug. 1.
This is the third year of the National Selection programming element for the girls id² Program, as the event returns to the prestigious Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore. The id2 National Selection team will play a pair of games against older teams made of players selected from NorCal and Washington Player Development Program (PDP) events held in the region over previous months:
FC Stars BU16 NPL Team: US Club Soccer National Cup XIV Finals - Champions!
The FC Stars BU16 NPL team, coached by Tony Marino, qualified for the US Club Soccer National Cup XIV Finals held in Westfield, Indiana from July 17th-20th by winning the New England Regional event in June. The boys returned home National Cup Super Group Champions ! Results and details below:
The FC Stars boys topped the group with 6 points after wins against Stronghold SC Falcons and Roadrunners SC Select. The weather-affected game vs West Florida Flames 98 Elite was eventually lost 1-2 after T-Storms wiped out Friday’s games.
- FC Stars BU16 NPL 4 - 1 Stronghold SC Falcons
- FC Stars BU16 NPL 1 - 2 West Florida Flames 98 Elite
- FC Stars BU16 NPL 2 - 1 Roadrunners SC Select
The FC Stars boys reached the final after a solid 3-1 win in the semi-final vs PSAFC 98 with goals from Nahuel Aligbay (2) and Michael Ward. Nick Resca in goal also saved a PK. The final was a tight game vs LDC United Italia 98-99, with FC Stars going into HT 1-0 up after a goal from Nahuel Aligbay. LDC United equalized after HT, the winner for FC Stars was scored late on by Liam Donelan to take the National title.
- Semi-Final: FC Stars BU16 NPL 3 - 1 PSAFC 98
- Final: FC Stars BU16 NPL 2 - 1 LDC United Italia 98-99
Click on the link below for the full schedule and results:
Congratulations to the BU16 NPL team and coach Tony Marino on this great success !
U16G ECNL go all the way to ECNL National Championship Final!
The U16G ECNL team completed an incredible season last weekend by going all the way to the final of the ECNL National Championships in Richmond, VA. Attaining the dizzy heights of an ECNL National Championship is one of the hardest things to achieve in youth soccer. Initially you have to finish in the top two of the Northeast Conference at the end of the regular season and then the top 32 teams from ECNL conferences across the nation proceeded to the ECNL National Chanpions League Playoffs in Seattle, WA. The 32 teams are seeded and are drawn into 8 groups of 4 teams with only the group winner qualifying for the ECNL National Championships.
After a shaky start the U16G ECNL team roared through the final stages of the regular season to take top spot in the North section of the Northeast Conference of the ECNL with a record of 11-3-2.
At the National Playoffs in Seattle over June 27-30, the U16G ECNL team opened up with a tough 1-2 loss in a very tightly contested game against Colorado Storm. However, they bounced back well in the second game the following day with a tremendous 3-1 win over Eclipse SC. At the conclusion of the day's play their destiny was not in their own hands as even with a win over Indian Fire Juniors in the last game it would be Colorado Storm that would progress with a win over Eclipse SC in a game that was being played at exactly the same time at the same complex. The Stars 16s took care of their side of things by opening up a good lead on Indiana Fire Juniors, putting pressure on Colorado Storm as their game remained scoreless. With coaches and Stars players running back and forth between games, things got really exciting as the Eclipse keeper saved a PK ! Stars ran out 3-0 winners but had to wait for a good few minutes until the text came through that the other game had ended scoreless and the Stars girls had qualified for the National Championships.
At the National Championships in Richmond VA, the girls attended the live draw on the evening before the start of games where they learned they had been drawn in the same group as So Cal Blues (CA), Orlando City (FL) and Matchfit Academy (NJ). The team started group play with a great 2-1 win against So Cal Blues who were one of the overall favorites to win the ECNL National Championship. In the second game the team played Orlando City who tied Matchfit in the first game and again the team came through with another hard fought 2-1 win. This win, combined with So Cal Blues win over MatchFit Academy meant that the girls were already guaranteed to win the group and contest the ECNL National Championship Final. A meaningless 1-2 loss in the final group game against Matchfit Academy was of no consequence and other results determined that the opponent in the National Championship game would be West Coast (CA).
The National Championship Final was a was a very tight game in the early stages with chances for both sides, but West Coast made the most of a free kick opportuniy to blast home a shot to take the lead just before half time. However, Stars came flying out of the blocks at the start of the second half and equalized almost immediately and carried the game for some time. After both teams had passed up excellent scoring opportunities, West Coast got their noses back in front after a goalmouth scramble and seemed to put the game to bed with a PK conversion to go 3-1 up. But Stars showed great heart to come back once more but despite late pressure the team came up just on the short side of a 2-3 loss to Champions, West Coast.
However, to finish as National Championship Finalists in the ECNL is an unbelievable achievement for the team, especially so since Coach Tom Phillips was unable to attend the Seattle and Virginia events due to the imminent birth of his baby daughter to cap off a fantastic year for all concerned!
Stars ECNL Teams Sweep First Place at Every Age Group in Northeast Conference Play
FC Stars ECL teams swept the board with first place finishes at every age group from U14-U18 at the end of regular Northeast Conference play.
The U14G ECNL team, coached by Jason Dewhurst, had a fantastic unbeaten season, going 18-0-4 and qualified for the ECNL National Playoffs in Seattle where they finished with a record of 2-1 and came second in their bracket.
The U15G ECNL team, also coached by DOC Jason Dewhurst, went 13-1-2 to win their conference bracket in a canter. At the National Playoffs in Seattle the U15G ECNL team won their first two games and went into a third bracket game knowing that only a win would do but despite taking a 1-0 lead, the 15s were left devasted by a late equalizer that allowed the Real Colorado U15G team to progress to the National Championships on goal differential.
Tom Phillips' U16G ECNL team had a Cinderella season, recovering from some shaky Fall results to win the Conference with an 11-3-2 record and then go on to win their brackets at the ECNL National Playoffs in Seattle and National Championships in Richmond to reach the Championship Final where they lost 2-3 to West Coast in the Final. A truly wonderful achievement!
Jason Dewhurst's U17G ECNL team also ran the table in Northeast Conference play with a strong 11-3-2 record to finish well ahead of their nearest rivals. However their season ended in disappointing fashion at the National Playoffs in Seatlle as they failed to progress from their group.
The graduating U18G ECNL team overcame injuries and a short roster to achieve a superb 12-2-2 record under the circumstances and progress to Seattle where they had a credible 1-1-1 record in their bracket, that included a superb Dallas Sting side.
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