ECNL Announces Roster For 2016 ECNL/id2 National Training Camp
FC Stars Players Selected
The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) and US Club Soccer have announced the participants and schedule for the 2016 ECNL/id2National Training Camp taking place July 28 – August 1, 2016 at the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon.
The camp will include approximately 85 of the top female youth soccer players born in 1998, 1999, and 2000 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.
3 FC Stars players have been selected, Congratulations to:
To see the full list of players selected, please Click Here.
NEP U21's - GU21's come out on top
GU21's and BU21's
FC Stars GU21's and BU21's enjoyed a good weekend in the NEP U21's.
GU21's - The GU21's beat a strong NEFC team 4-1 Saturday in the Semi Finals, progressing to the Final on Sunday against Aztec GU21's. In a game filled with goals and excitment the FC Stars U21's came out on top, eventually winning 5-3.
Congratulations to all the players and coach Blackwell on successful season.
BU21's - The BU21's came up against a strong Aztec team in the Semi Final on Saturday, the game went all the way to Penalties. The Winning peanlty was deserving of the win - PK Goal, it took them into the Final on Sunday against Western Mass. The BU21's put in a great performance in a thrilling game narrowly losing 3-2.
Congratulations to the BU21's and coach Wangia on a great season.
Thank you to the NEP and all the support.
New Hampshire GU14 - Head to Colorado
Mid-Atlantic Regional Champions
Coach Tony Karibian and the New Hampshire GU14's are heading to Colorado as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Champions. Good luck girls.
All matches played in Aurora, CO.
: vs. Three Rivers Black (Washington)
: vs. Hawaii Rush
: vs. Fusion Soccer Club (Minnesota)
ECNL - FC Stars finish 4th overall
FC Stars reaffirm ECNL membership
Following on from the ECNL Nationals the FC Stars ranked 4th out of 79 ECNL clubs in overall club rankings for the 2015/16 season. Great accomplishment for the Club and everyone involved.
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After the conclusion of the ECNL 2015-2016 season, the league started preperations for a fantastic 2016-17 season.
After initiating this review process, and in discussions with leadership of top performing clubs, the ECNL has approved the membership of the below listed clubs at this time, and each club has re-affirmed its membership in the ECNL in both the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. The ECNL will continue to review other clubs’ eligibility for membership.
ECNL National Finals
FC Stars U15 & U16 Girls compete at the ECNL Finals
The ECNL National Championships took place over the weekend of July 8th at the Maryland Sportsplex in Germantown, Maryland. FC Stars was one of only two clubs to send multiple teams to the National Championships. The FC Stars were represented by the ECNL U15 and U16 Girls.
The draw for the event took place on Thursday, July 7th, at the Hilton Hotel, players and coaches enjoyed the great atmosphere, the draw did not disappoint.
FC Stars U15G drew Mustang Soccer Club in the Semi Final with the other Semi Final being contested between the Slammers FC v West Coast FC.
FC Stars U16G came up against rivals PDA in the Semi Final with Real Colorado taking on Crossfire Premier in the other Semi Final.
FC Stars GU15 v Mustangs SC - Semi Final - The Mustangs SC took an early lead off a well worked corner. Going a goal down could often have a negative affect on a team, unfortuantely for the Mustangs the FC Stars bounced back, equalizing off a corner kick in the first half. The second half saw the Stars take a commanding lead, scoring off a penalty kick, finishing off the Mustangs with a well worked goal from the left hand side - Giving the Stars a 3-1 victory, moving them on to the Final to play Slammers FC.
FC Stars GU15 Final v Slammers FC - The stage was set for the U15 ECNL National Final - FC Stars taking on rivals Slammers FC. The Slammers FC dominated early possession and mid-way through the first half they made their spell of dominance count, taking a 1-0 lead. The Stars came out in the second half looking to take control, unfortuantely with 20 mins remaining the Slammers take a 2-0 from the penalty spot. Slammers then killed the game off, taking a 3-0 lead from a shot from the top of the box, giving the Slammers the National Title.
FC Stars GU16 v PDA - Semi Final - The Stars came up against a tough PDA team in the Semi Final, PDA were unbeaten in the regular season. It was a hard fought contest, both teams competed to the highest level. PDA managed to score in the first half from a breakaway, this was enough to give PDA the victory and move them into the Final against Real Coloardo.
Congratulations to both teams on a succesful season, it's a great achievement.
FC Stars Sends Two Teams to ECNL National Finals!!
U15G and U16G ECNL teams triumph in ECNL National Play-Offs
The U15G and U16G FC Stars ECNL teams had outstanding performances at the ECNL Champions League Play-Offs in San Diego, CA. Both teams qualified as winner of their four-team brackets to face a quarter-final game to advance to the ECNL National Championships and were ultimately successful and will represent the club next week at the Maryland Sportsplex in Germantown, Maryland. FC Stars was one of only two clubs to send multiple teams to the National Championships. Congratulations to both teams on this great achievement!
The U15G Stars ECNL team started off their campaign with an amazing 5-4 victory over Eclipse Select from Illinois, then follwed up with a more comfortable 3-1 win over San Juan SC. Results elsewhere meant that the U15G Stars team was already assured of progress as winner of the group and the third game was a dead rubber that finished with FC Stars losing 0-2 to pre-tournament favorite, Solar, in the last game. As winner of the bracket, the U15G faced local rivals, FC Boston, for a place at the National Champioships. With a dominant performance translating into a 3-0 victory, the U15s were on their way to Nationals! Potential semi-final opponents are Slammers, West Coast and Mustang.
The U16G ECNL team also had a tough path to Nationals starting with a 2-1 win over FC Dallas, followed by a terrific 4-0 victroy over DeAnza Force. Results elsewhere meant then FC Stars were tied on 6 points with SoCal Blues, but Blues had a one goal advantage in goal differential, and Stars would need to win the final match in the bracket against Blues, widely regarded as one of the best teams in the country. In an intensely competitive match, Stars prevailed 2-0 to set up a quarter-final match with perennial contenders, Eclipise Select. The U16s played with intense desire for a 1-0 victory over Eclipse to clinch their berth at the National Championships. Potential semi-final opponents are PDA, Crossfire and Real Colorado.
FC Stars #6 in the Nation in Supplying the most US Girls National Team Players!
FC Stars was highlighted in a recent SoccerWire article investigating which clubs supplied the current US Girls National teams with the most talent. Leading the way were Michigan Hawks and San Diego Surf with 14 current players on girls NT duty. FC Stars contribution of 8 players is comprised of Shelby Hogan, Maddie Murphy, Alexandra Keohan, Maddie Vergura, Olivia Wingate, Kayla Duran, Payton Linnehan and Sydney Brackett and puts FC Stars at T6 in the ranking of clubs supplying NT talent, a marvellous achievement for the club.
To date, FC Stars has provided 17 players for US Girls National Team duty, including WNT player, Stephanie NcCaffrey. A full list can be seen here.
FC Stars U17G NPL team head to NPL National Finals in Colorado
U13G, U15G and U16G NPL teams lose out on PKs.
FC Stars had the honor of hosting the 2016 Northeast Girls NPL Play-Offs with a spot on the line for the NPL National Finals in Aurora, Colorado for the winner in each age group. After a long regular season the top 4 teams in each age group came to the FC Stars Soccer Complex powered by Emerson Hospital for the Final 4 weekend. FC Stars were represented by the U13, U15, U16 and U17 NPL teams, with the U13G Pre-ECNL also participating in the Championship weekend.
The U13G Pre-ECNL team had a strong regular season showing, coming second overall and then came through a tough semi-final game against Alberston, winning 3-1, to set up a championship game against a strong Penn Fusion side the following day. In what turned out to be a thrilling battle, the U13G Pre-ECNL team won with a goal in the last seconds of overtime to win the championship!
The U17G NPL team had finished the regular season in top sot with a 15-1-1 record and also ran out winners of their division with two very strong back-to-back performances, starting with a 3-0 win over PDA North in the semi-final, followed up by a thrilling 3-2 victory over PDA South in the Final. The U17G NPL team now heads to the NPL National Finals in Colorado from July 14-18.
The U15G NPL team overcame a slow start to finish in second spot in the regular season table with a 12-2-3 record. In the semi-final game the 15G NPL team had a comfortable 4-2 win over Penn Fusion to set up a final tilt with old rivals PDA South. The Stars 17s twice led at 1-0 and 2-1 with PDA coming back to tie the game 1-1 in regular time and then 2-2 in overtime to force a penalty kick shoot-out. Unfortunately, Stars missed a couple of PKs early on and ended up disapointed as PDA made their shots to grab the championship.
The U13G NPL team had played very well in the regular season, compiling a record of 20-4-0 to finish second in the standings and setting up a semi-final match with 3rd placed PDA North. In a gruelling game that was scoreless in regulation and then two periods of extra time, the game was decided on PKs, with PDA North gaining the advantage over Stars to progress to the final, where they lost to PDA South. The FC Stars team had the consolation of winning the third place game 3-2 over CFC.
It was a very similar story for the U16G NPL team that had gained the #1 seed in the the Final four by cruising through the regular season with an unbeaten record of 14-0-3. Unfortunately the 16s ran into a tough East Meadow side that had tied them in the regular season and the semi-final was an intense game with Stars equalizing at 2-2 late in regulation, only to be held tied through extra time to force a PK shoot-out. The Stars scoring touch deserted them in the shoot-out and East Meadow converted to win the semi-final and go on to win the final over FC Boston.
STARS CUP 2016 - Sign up now for the Premier Tournament in New England
We are delighted to announce that the 10th Annual Stars Cup will be held at four primary locations in the Greater Boston area in Massachusetts - Progin Park – 16 field complex and home of the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association, Forekicks Marlboro, Forekicks Taunton and the FC Stars Soccer Complex powered by Emerson Hospital.
The event is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and includes single age brackets from 2008 through 2002 for Boys and Girls.
Stars Cup is rated as a Premier Elite Tournament by GotSoccer, #1 in New England. 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.
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.
Application Deadline: July 29th, 2016
Accepted Teams: August 5th, 2016
Accepted Teams / Brackets / Locations: August 12th, 2016
Schedules: August 22nd, 2016
Click here for full Stars Cup 2016 Tournaments details
FC Stars Begin Inaugural Women's Premier Soccer League Season
(May. 9, 2016) – FC Stars contest their first Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) game on Monday (May 16th) against Boston Breakers U20 team.
The game will take place at the FC Stars Complex powered by Emerson Hospital on Monday May 16th with a kick off time of 8.00pm. The FC Stars team, although in their inaugural season of the WPSL, boast a wealth of quality and experience in their squad. Made up almost entirely of FC Stars alumni and current FC Stars players the team hopes to have a successful season on and off of the field.
Entrance to the game on Monday night will be FREE for all spectators.
FC Stars Director of Coaching, Jason Dewhurst said “It’s great to add the WPSL to the top of our developmental pyramid. We are looking forward to getting the season started on Monday night against Boston Breakers U20. It will be great to expose our current players to the highest level local, national and international college players. In addition those players at FC Stars now have the opportunity to continue with the club after they enter college and beyond. We have a fantastic record of developing players to play in college and beyond at the very highest levels. We are excited to continue the development of the FC Stars players currently playing in college and providing the high level opportunity to other local college players.”
Former FC Stars player Stephanie McCaffrey is one example that progressed through the current FC Stars pathway. McCaffrey played college soccer at Boston College and was the No. 5 overall selection in the 2015 National Women’s Soccer League College Draft. Stephanie has since been capped five times by the U.S. Women’s National Team, scoring one goal.
The FC Stars WPSL Team will play in the North East conference and will compete against Seacoast United Mariners, Seacoast United Phantoms, Rhode Island Reds, Aztecs and the Boston Breakers Reserves, Academy and U20 teams. The team will provide opportunities to current FC Stars players, FC Stars Alumni and other high level players based in the New England.
The 2016/2017 season schedule is shown below.
For full rosters, schedules and current standings please click on the following link-
About the WPSL - The Women's Premier Soccer League is an independent highly competitive national league whose main focus is on the development of highly competitive premier women's soccer teams. The league has over 100 teams participating from all over the United States. The WPSL was formed in 1998. It is sanctioned by the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA), who is an affiliate of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the ruling body of soccer in the United States and FIFA the world's ruling body for soccer.
More about the WPSL; http://www.wpsl.info/about/
FC Stars Girls NPL Program Approaches 50 College Commitments in First 3 years
FC Stars joined US Club Soccer's Northeast Girls National Premier League (NPL) in season 2013-2014, following a similar format to the Northeast Conference of the ECNL. Now approaching the conclusion of the third season of play in the Northeast Girls NPL, the league has further strengthened and FC Stars teams continue to impress on the NPL stage, with multiple teams poised to qualify for the final four weekend, hosted by FC Stars in 2016, with a berth at the NPL National Finals in Colorado this summer at stake. Additionally, our Stars West satellite also qualified its U17G team for the New England NPL this season.
The NPL platform has proven highly successful for FC Stars players with regard to attracting college interest and securing commitments. To date, 48 NPL players have committed with over 50% of these commitments to D1 schools, with the remainder split between D2 and D3 programs. At the conclusion of just three years of play, FC Stars expects more than 50 NPL players to be committed, almost every player to have gone through the platform at this time. In addition to our ECNL teams, the FC Stars NPL teams provide excellent college exposure from NPL league games and participation in high profile tournaments like CASL Girls Showcase, PDA Girls Showcase and Jefferson Cup.
Maddie Vergura and Olivia Wingate join FC Stars DOC Jason Dewhurst on U16G USWNT Trip to 1st International Women's Tournament in Gradisca, Italy
Madeline Vergura and Olivia Wingate from the FC Stars U16G ECNL team were selected for the U16 WNT for a trip to Itlaia, Croatia and Slovenia to particpate in an international women's tournament agaont other top international sides. They will be joined by FC Stars Director of Coaching who will be in attendance as part of the National Team coaching staff. A great achievement for players and Coach! Way to represent the club!
The Under-16 Girls’ National Team will travel to Italy from April 19-29 to participate in the 1st International Women’s Tournament of Gradisca. These will be the first international matches of the year for the U.S. U-16s and first since the program was re-instated last year.
The six-team tournament will take place in Gradisca d’Isonzo, which is located in northeast Italy close to the border with Slovenia. The USA will compete in Group A with Italy and Iran. It will be the first meeting between the USA and Iran in women’s international soccer at any age level. It will also be an historic match of sorts as it will be the first time a U.S. Women’s National Team at any age level has ever faced a country from the Middle East.
The tournament has existed for boys’ U-15 teams for 13 years, but this is the first year to feature a girls’ competition as well. The U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team will also be competing in the tournament.
Head coach Tricia Taliaferro has called up 20 players to the U.S. squad for the tournament, featuring 17 players born in 2000, two in 2001 and one in 2002. The USA will be playing against older sides made up of players born in 1999, which is the age cut-off year for the upcoming 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan.
France, Mexico and England are in Group B. The USA will face Italy on April 25, Iran on April 26 and play a placement match on April 28.
After the group stage, the top two teams in each group will play for the championship, the two second places teams will play for third and the two third place teams will play for fifth.
The group matches will be feature 35-minutes halves while the placements games will be 40-minutes halves.
This age group is in the second year of 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.
U.S. U-16 GNT Roster by Position:
FC Stars Announces Residential Camp 2016
FC Stars is proud to announce the 6th Annual 2016 Residential Camp at Franklin Pierce University, 40 University Drive, Rindge, New Hampshire 03461. The camp will take place from July 17-22, 2016.
Please click here for full details
Stars Alum Stephanie McCaffrey scores vs Brasil on USWNT Debut
Stars alum Stephanie McCaffrey scores in USWNT debut vs Brasil![+]