FC Stars Boys Make their Mark in Post-Season Play
The 2015 Spring season was arguably the most successful to date for the FC Stars Boys Central and NPL Region.[+]
U14, U15 and U16G Stars NPL teams triumph at Northeast Girls NPL Play-offs
FC Stars U14G, U15G and U16G teams were crowned Northeast Girls NPL Champions last weekend in Orangeburg, NY and will head to the NPL National Championships in Indiana in July.[+]
More than 100 Northeast Girls NPL girls commit to play in college in 2015.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (May 26, 2015) - The Northeast Girls NPL has reported a total of 118 college commitments from the graduating high school class of 2015 to various colleges around the country. Sixteen of these players were from FC Stars.
Albertson SC, Connecticut FC, FC Bucks, FC Stars of Massachusetts, FSA FC, Match Fit Academy, PDA, Penn Fusion SA and World Class FC all combine for the impressive total of college commitments.
"We're so proud of all these players who are taking the next step in their soccer careers," NPL General Manager Leo Garcia said. "There's no doubt the quality clubs they trained and developed with have prepared them well for the future."
FC Stars 2015 Northeast Girls NPL Graduates
Tryout Dates and Locations Announced for All Regions
FC Stars is pleased to announce a full slate of tryout dates, locations and teams for the upcoming 2015-2015 season.[+]
Stars Cup Returns to Progin Park in 2015. Register now.
Stars Cup 2015
September 4-6, 2015
FC Stars is delighted to announce that the 2015 Stars Cup over Labor Day weekend will return to the Massachusetts Youth Soccer complex at Progin Park, Lancaster after a three-year hiatus. Stars Cup has become one of the top U10-U14 events in the country. Gotsoccer ranks the girls tournament at number 3 in the whole nation and the boys tournament as number 1 in Massachusetts. FC Stars is grateful to MYSA for the opportunity to once again put on a great show at Progin Park. FC Stars Director of Coaching, Jason Dewhurst, was very pleased with the outcome of recent discussions with Executive Director Mike Borislow and MYSA staff and stated; "FC Stars was the first club to support the MYSA facility by staging the first Stars Cup at the venue in 2007 and for a further four years the tournament thrived at Progin Park, growing in scope and stature. We are very pleased to have the opportunity to work once again with MYSA as we continue to build and improve our tournament to attract top quality competition from Massachusetts and beyond. It's good to be going back". The tournament will be headqurtered at Progin Park with additional sites including Forekicks Marlboro, Forekicks Taunton and the new FC Stars Soccer Complex powered by Emerson Hospital, shown below.
The event is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and includes single age brackets from U9 through U14 for Boys and from U9 through U15 for Girls.
Stars Cup is rated as a Premier Elite Tournament by GotSoccer, #1 in New England and #5 in the nation for girls tournaments. Our boys tournament is rated the top boys tournament in New England by Gotsoccer. With a considerably expanded capacity this year we hope to attract many new clubs from New England and beyond. In addition, Stars Cup also features the top referees in the area. Click here to view the teams that participated in Stars Cup 2014.
All teams will play a minimum of 3 full length games. The tournament is held primarily on 2 days (Saturday/Sunday). A limited number of games may be played on Friday afternoon/evening, mostly for local teams, but may be available for out of state teams by request.
Lancaster, MA: Boys - U9, U10, U11, U12 (8v8)
Girls - U9, U10, U11, U12 (8v8 & 11v11), U13, U14, U15
Marlboro, MA: Boys - U12 (11 v 11)
Taunton, MA: Boys - U13 and U14.
Application Deadline: July 27th, 2015
Accepted Teams: August 3rd, 2015
Accepted Teams / Brackets / Locations: August 10th, 2015
Schedules: August 17th, 2015
Regular Updates will be posted on the tournament website - www.starsofma.org
ECNL Player Development Program held at Stars Complex
Thrirteen FC Stars player selected for the ECNL PDP event at the FC Stars soccer complex in Lancaster.[+]
FC Stars Spring and Summer Programs Announced
FC Stars is pleased to announce a comprehensive list of regional and club-wide camps and clinics for the upcoming Spring and Summer seasons.[+]
Great day for FC Stars as Keohan, Murphy and Wingate are selected for U16G National Team Camp
FC Stars were delighted to discover that three U15G ECNL players were selected to the 24 player U16G US National Team Camp Feb. 15-22 at the U.S. Soccer National Team Training Center in Carson, California. Goalkeeper Maddie Murphy will be joined by defender Aza Keohan and striker Olivia Wingate.
The camp,m will be supervised by the Women’s Development Coach, and staff will include U.S. Soccer Women’s Technical Director April Heinrichs, Head Development Coach April Kater and newly hired Development Coaches Mark Carr and Jitka Klimkova.
The U16 age group starts a two-year cycle before becoming the U-18s and then the U-20s with the goal of playing in the 2020 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup. 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.
Bumper Crop of FC Stars 2015's sign National Letters of Intent for College Soccer
FC Stars class of 2015 signed their National Letters of Intent to play soccer in college as Freshmen this Fall. The class of 2015 was an excellent group for FC Stars with more than 45 players from our ECNL, NPL and United teams committed to play college soccer later this year. Click here to view a slideshow of our happy players on signing day. We are very proud of all the 2015s listed below and congratulate them all on achieving their goals of playing in colege. A full list of our current college commitments can be viewed here.
Ex-Stars Player Stephanie McCaffrey called up to full US Womens National Team!
Stars alum, Stephanie McCaffrey, has been added to the roster for the current full USWNT Training Camp at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California , from Jan. 13-25, following a standout performance at the U23 USWNT camp immediately prior to the camp for the full USWNT. Stephanie is the first Stars player to have had the opportunity to join the full womens national team and Director of Coaching Jason Dewhurst was clearly delighted in saying, "This is an extremely proud moment for the club and myself. To have a player like Stephanie to go all the way through the FC Stars sytem from age 9 and now being called into the full US womens national team is just fantastic. It is a great achievement for Steph and I am sure she will excel in that environment."
The call-up to the U23 camp was Stephanie's second call-up, following on from the same invite from Head Coach Steve Swanson in May 2014. Stephanie was a member of the highly successful 1992 FC Stars United team, coached by Jason Dewhurst, that won 4 Massachusetts State Championships, two USYSA Region 1 Championships, 2 time winners of the Region 1 Premier League and Red Bull League Finalists. Stephanie, or "Bacon" as she was commonly known, was a tremendous part of that team which yielded 3 US National Team players in Hayley Brock, Morgan Andrews in addition to Stephanie.
Stephanie was a true Stars success story as she joined the club as a U10 player and played her entire youth career with FC Stars. She was recruited by Boston College, where she just finished a successful college career as team captain, playing in an incredible 84 games, scoring 32 goals and assisting on a further 28 goals. At BC she played alongside other notable ex-Stars players as Haley Dowd, Patrice Vettori, Coco Woelz and Alex Johnson. She was named to the 2014 All-ACC first team, the 2014 NEWISA All-New England Division 1 first team and was also a 2014 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Women's All-Southeast Region second team honoree. She is also a three-time All-ACC honor roll student and an Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement honoree. Stephanie will graduate from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College later this this year and all at FC Stars wish her well with her future career.
January NPL Round-Up Features Benefits of Northeast Girls NPL and FC Stars Teams in Video Action
The monthly round-up of US Club Soccer's National Premier League focuses on the Northeast Girls Premier League, of which FC Stars are a member club, and also reports on the recent first NPL Girls College Showcase in Florida where two FC Stars teams (U15G NPL and U17G NPL) were featured in games that were subject to live streaming from the tournament. See below.
NPL Roundup: January 15, 2015
In this National Premier Leagues (NPL) Roundup: learn about the Northeast Girls NPL in the newest NPL Roundup spotlight, watch the archived live-streamed games from the 2014-15 NPL Showcase (Girls), find out about the initial post-qualification process to the NPL Finals, look ahead to the NPL teams competing at the Jefferson Cup Boys Weekend, and join us in welcoming our new CEO Kevin Payne.
FC Stars ECNL Teams Produce Huge Performance at ECNL Sanford National Event
FC Stars U15, U16, U17 and U18 girls were all in action in their first National ECNL event in Sanford, Florida from Dec 28-30. Coming off an arduous Hgh School season and with only limited time to prepare the Stars ECNL teams went 8-1-3 overall against some of the highest ranked teams in the country in front of a huge turnout of college coaches. More..[+]
F.C. Stars opens the doors to their new home
F.C. Stars of MA opened its new state of the art multi field turf complex for games this past weekend. The complex located in Lancaster MA, will be home for many F.C. Stars teams practices and games.[+]