2-0 win over Woodbury ... 1 year in the event
4-1 win over Fusion SC ... 2nd Time Champion
2-0 Win over Mpls United ... 2nd Time Champion
Congratulations on all the teams that did well this past tournament weekend. Check out the Academy and Select pages.
Connor Stevenson with George Perry, president of the NSCAA from the All American awards banquet today in Philadelphia, PA.
Here are the players who were invited to be on the Regional ODP Team:
Jarrod Ronquillo - 1997
Keelan Spencer - 1998
Wayu William Orser - 1999
Jack Longville - 2000 Older
Lance Halberg - 2001 Older
St. Croix Academy had three players who were finalists for Mr. Soccer and Connor Stevenson, winning the award.
Kevin Hoof, Connor Stevenson, Tyler King
Lexi Andres University of North Dakota (UND)
Aaliyah Danielson University of North Dakota (UND)
Blakely Fraasch Grand Canyon University
Hannah Holm University of Minnesota
Julianna Gernes University of Minnesota
Natalie Johnson University of North Dakota (UND)
Megan Koenig University of Minnesota
Maia Lunderstrom University of North Dakota (UND)
Tracy Mather University of North Dakota (UND)
Elizabeth McDowell University of North Dakota (UND)
Kallianne Mogler Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)
Leah Nitardy UW-Green Bay
Grace Rogers Valparaiso University
Madison Scheer Winona State
Sydney Senn UW-Milwaukee
Megan Somers Central Michigan University
Sydney Squires University of Minnesota
Good Luck Everyone!
Justin Oliver Easter Illinois
Tyler Oliver Eastern Illinois
Joe Elwell UW Parkside
Scott Nicolai UW Parkside
Tom Molski Augsburg
Sam Clark Creighton (Club)
Alec Tostenrud UW-Madison (Club)
Ben Klundt UW Madison (Club)
Jared Allan U of M (Club)
Jon Bucklew UW Superior
Bryant Malley St. Ambrose University
Isaac Paye St. Ambrose University
Ben Nivala Truman State University
Andrew Gruenwald University of Dubuque
John Anderdon Gustavus College
Emmanuel Ekunseitan UW Green Bay
Andrew Bird U of M (Club)
Steven Jessen-Howard Notre Dame University (Club)
Alex Hinrichs St. John's University
Xander Neve St. Thomas University
Jeremiah Strand Augsburg College
Jason Scheeler Augsburg College
Matt Murakami Gustavus College
Chris Rajvong Normandale College
Sidney Macclain UW Green Bay
Josh Munoz UW Platteville
Travis Mashuga UW Platteville
Patrick Paye Wartburg College
Good Luck Boys!
Congratulations to the U15 Academy girls team for winning the premier level US Club Regional Event in Chicago.
They earned the opportunity to play in the US Club National Cup in North Carolina.
Congratulations for the U18 Academy boys who were runner-ups at the Region 2 Championships. The boys went 3-1-1 and upsetting Columbus Cup (#7 team in the country) in the semifinals.
Congratulations on winning MN State Cup for the U19 boys age group.
Team has won MN State Cup and is a 3-peat winner! (2012*2013*2014)
Congrtulations on winning MN State Cup for U18 boys age group.
Team has won MN State Cup back to back (2013*2014)
Congratulations on winning MN State Cup for the U18 girls age group.
Team has won MN State Cup back to back (2013*2014)
St. Croix Soccer Club, of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area in Minnesota, has officially joined forces with Sporting Kansas City and Sporting Club as the newest Academy Affiliate in the Sporting Club Network. Rebranded as Sporting St. Croix, they will now be the most northern Academy Affiliate, expanding the program’s reach into Minnesota and Wisconsin, while giving players of that region a direct path to the Sporting Kansas City senior team.
Sporting St. Croix is comprised of 56 competitive teams and nearly 800 competitive players, the most elite of which will wear the coveted Sporting St. Croix Academy badge and compete in more competitive leagues such as the MLS MRL-Pro Affiliate League formed by affiliate teams of Sporting KC, the Chicago Fire and the Columbus Crew. In 2013, St. Croix teams took home seven different Minnesota State Cup Championships. Beyond the competitive teams, Sporting St. Croix also helps develop over 300 recreational players annually through their St. Croix Kickers program.
“We are thrilled to have Sporting St. Croix as the newest member of the Sporting Club Network,” Sporting Kansas City Academy Director of Coaching Jon Parry said. “Sporting St. Croix is a strong program that has become a staple in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region. We look forward to growing this partnership with them and continuing our quest to find more talent for Sporting KC.”
In an effort to better scout and improve the youth talent throughout the Midwest, and more importantly support the overall growth of the game throughout this region, Sporting Kansas City is continually looking to develop new Academy Affiliate relationships. Sporting St. Croix Coaching Director Nathan Klonecki believes this new partnership with the 2013 MLS Cup Champions will serve both purposes.
“The knowledge and connections that Sporting KC offers will give Sporting St. Croix players a better opportunity and greater potential to continue their sporting careers beyond youth club soccer,” Klonecki said.
Players that participate and compete through the Academy Affiliate program will be directly connected to Sporting Kansas City’s Academy and youth development initiatives. In turn, they will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience while receiving heightened levels of training and development. Beyond this, all Sporting St. Croix players will now be invited to partake in the annual Academy Affiliate Tournament, an event that brings together many of the most competitive and talented youth soccer players from across the Midwest, all under the Sporting Club umbrella. Select Sporting St. Croix players will also be named to Academy Affiliate All-Star Teams throughout the year, offering these players a chance to learn the game in the same environment and setting as Sporting KC’s own Academy and first-team players.
As an Academy Affiliate member, Sporting St. Croix becomes an extension of the Sporting KC Academy and therefore an extension of the club’s scouting network. The relationship between the Sporting Club Network and Sporting St. Croix will be play a large part in the overall growth of soccer in the Midwest by elevating the level of youth soccer in the region, while also offering extensive new benefits that will directly impact the improvement of these players. In the search for the next homegrown star that will wear the Sporting Kansas City crest and win championships at Sporting Park, the St. Croix Valley and surrounding area will now be a location closely linked with Sporting KC to look for and develop future talent.
St. Croix Soccer Club and St. Croix Academy
Minnesota’s Elite Soccer Experience
· 2012: Three Minnesota State Cup Champions (no club had more).
· 2012: Two USCS Regional Champions (the only MN club to earn regional titles).
· 2012: Two Midwest Regional League Champions (most of any MN club).
· 2012: U14-19 boys premier teams; U16, U18, U19 girls premier teams.
· 2012: Both U13 boys and girls earn premier status for 2013.
· Comprehensive player development at every level.
· St. Croix Academy, the elite player development and college placement arm of St. Croix Soccer Club, saw dozens of its players earn NCAA Division I and II scholarships again in 2012.
· St. Croix Academy now fields U9-U19 teams for both genders.
· The most decorated and educated coaching staff in Minnesota.
· Minnesota’s best indoor and outdoor facilities.
Join us: Click on the Tryout tab in the St. Croix SC and SC Academy areas for specific tryout dates and times.
Members of the U12 and U13 Boys Academy and U14 Girls Academy teams served as demonstrators at the Minnesota Coaches Academy Clinic at Macalester College on Saturday, March 10th. St. Croix Soccer Club Director of Coaching Nathan Klonecki also presented a session.
Photo courtesy of MYSA and Christopher Mitchell
Members of the U17 Girls and U17 Boys Academy teams served as demonstrators at the opening session of the 2012 MYSA Winter Symposium at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, February 4th. St. Croix Assistant Director of Coaching Tony Englund and Goalkeeping Coach Allie Byron led the session.
Phil Johnson, longtime coach of the Stillwater Boys High School program, will be honored at the 2012 Gala For Goals. Coach Johnson has lead the Stillwater boys to multiple MSHSL championships and his contributions at the youth level are equally impressive, as he continues to serve as a clinician for MYSA youth and coaching programs. Congratulations Phil!
Gala for Goals is the benefit program founded by Minnesota-born Tony Sanneh, who starred for the United States at the 2002 World Cup. The group makes charitable donations to many organizations and is focused on providing at-risk youth the opportunity to experience the joy of playing soccer and learning leadership skills. For more information or to make a donation, please visit the Sanneh Foundation website:
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