Congratulations to coach Henry Steinwascher and his U-18 Girls team, the Gators 97 Orange, for winning the 2014 Kalamazoo Invitational Soccer Showcase tournament. The 97 Orange team won Friday's game, 4-2 and tied Saturday's game 2-2. On the last day of the tournament, the team played two grueling games under the blazing sun. The girls won the first game 3-0 and the championship game 5-0. After the game everyone rushed home to watch the US men's team play in the World Cup.
Caitlin Carroll, a lifelong Gator, has won her 2nd
?MAC Conference Player of the Year award.
The MAC red conference is alugned with soccer powerhouses, like Ford,Grosse Pointe South, and Eisenhower, and is considered to be the strongest conference in the state.
In her senior year, Carroll led her team to the state final, succumbing in the end to Northville. Carroll led her team in most offensive categories while spending a good portion of her time as a backline defender and defensive mid. Her versatility is her greatest strength and Coach Mehrdad Nekoogar was never hesitant in placing her where he needed her most.
Carroll follows former Gators, Sophia Maccagnone (Eisenhower),and Diana Dedvukaj (Chippewa Valley) as two time winners of the prestigious award. It also marks the 9th straight tear a Gator player has won the award.
Caitlin Carroll will soon be departing for Dayton University as a scholarship athlete. We are very proud of her and wish her the best in her college career.
On the eastside of town, the only club that can offer a level of play for every type of player is the Premier Soccer Group. With two major clubs housed within the organization - the Michigan FC Nova Soccer Club for boys, and the Michigan Gators FC Soccer Club for girls - the PSG has a team for you! Our history proves that we develop players at every age group and every level of play.
Here are the options for interested players:
MSYSA Welcomes Premier Soccer Group
FC Nova and Gators FC into the
2014-2015 Director’s Academy
Eighteen clubs have been selected to participate in the second year of the MSYSA Director’s Academy. The selection process included a club-wide evaluation in five categories:
(1) Club structure.
(2) Player programming.
(3) Club history of participation in MSYSA events & programs.
(4) Player development.
(5) Coaching development.
Based on their application and the aforementioned selection process, FC Nova and Gators FC have been accepted into the Director’s Academy for the second consecutive year.
About the MSYSA Director’s Academy:
The MSYSA Director’s Academy is a statewide program for U11 and U12 teams who aspire to play at the highest levels of US Youth Soccer in the future (National League and/or Midwest Regional League). The Director's academy focuses on player and club development through coaching education.
About Michigan State Youth Soccer Association:
The Michigan State Youth Soccer Association, Inc. (MSYSA) is a nonprofit organization that represents over 89,000 youth soccer players, 12,000 coaches, and 8,000 referees throughout Michigan. MSYSA consists of a vast number of leagues that register players (boys and girls) from ages 4 through 19 throughout the state. MSYSA is a member of the United States Youth Soccer Association and the United States Soccer Federation.
Premier Soccer Group has announced a new youth program for the 2014-2015 Season. Under the direction of Frank Schodowski, the PSG Youth Academy will offer boys and girls from ages 5-8 an opportunity to receive the same technical training that our club has become famous for. The curriculum will have these players becoming comfortable and confident with the ball as they learn how to break down defenders with ease. The program is an affordable introduction to formal training and games and allows both parents and players to determine if travel soccer is right for them, without long commitments. Open registration is available for Under 6 age groups. Tryouts will be held for the Under 7 and Under 8 age groups. These tryouts will be used to place kids into teams that are compatible with their skill level to ensure maximum development. Tryouts are NOT used to exclude players! For more information, please contact Frank @ 586-206-8196 or email