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MSC World Cup Spring Benefit
Monday, June 3rd 7:00 - 11:00 pm 404 Event Space
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Ajax & PSG win league, on to Region 1 Championships
Boys' U16 PSG (above) and U18 Ajax (top) won Region 1 Premier League titles this weekend, earning a trip to the Region 1 Championships June 28-July 2 in Kingston, Rhode Island. Ajax won their final in PKs vs. PDA, and PSG '96 defeated Century of Pennsylvania while a man down for most of the match. This will be the fifth consecutive trip to the regionals for Ajax, and the third for PSG 96, who advanced to the the national championships last summer. U15 Cruzeiro, who finished the regular season with five straight wins, did not advance, but will continue their defense of their State Cup with the semifinals next weekend.
Introducing the MSC Toddler Program
Introductory Soccer Classes for boys and girls ages 3 to 5
Classes on Wednesdays on the Upper West Side, starting April 24
A great sports experience for your youngest soccer players
Manhattan Soccer Club has played a major role in developing soccer players the New York City area over the past sixteen years. Our current U5-8 Development Academy, U9-14 Youth Academies, and High School Academies have established a track record of excellence on both the state and regional level. The launching of our U3-5 Toddler Program is an effort toward more gradual introduction to soccer for younger children, with an emphasis on having a fun-filled exposure to the sport of soccer while learning the basic skills of the game.
A Boston Strong Weekend for MSC
U15 Girls River Plate made a strong statement in support of the City of Boston this weekend, and they raised $100 for onefundboston.org. Over the weekend, MSC teams went 10-for-11 in elimination rounds of State Cup and NY Cup tournaments.
U16 Spurs' Alexander & ENY make finals at ODP Nationals
Congratulations to Agape Alexander of U16 Hotspurs, a member of the Eastern NY ODP South select team who made it to the finals of the ODP National Championships in Texas this March.
PSG 96 finishes third in National League Division
Boys PSG 96 went 2-1 in Vegas to finish third in the red division of the nationwide USYSA National League. They defeated Libertyville SC of Kansas 1-0 and Sereno of Arizona 4-3, losing in the final minutes to defending national champion Fullerton Rangers from California. This weekend the boys travel to the Dallas Cup where they'll compete with teams from as far away as New Zealand and Germany. Check out the PSG 96 facebook page for updates on the trip to the Dallas Cup.
Help PSG 96 and other MSC teams with travel costs through the College Showcase and Travel Fund
The MSC College Showcase and Travel Fund was established to provide financial assistance to deserving boys and girls on high school teams that may require financial assistance to attend college showcases, ID clinics and national competitions where they can showcase their talents to college coaches. It costs money. To learn more or contribute to this fund, click here.
10 MSC Players Anchor Undefeated ODP Squad in Italy
Ten (count 'em!) MSC players from U13 Santos and U14 Courage helped lead the1999/2000 ENY State ODP to the championship of the 32 Torneo Internazionale di Calcio Giovanile (aka Agropoli Cup) in Agropoli, Italy during the final week of March, winning all four of their matches with a total of 17 goals for and zero against, including a dominant 6-0 win over Napoli in the final.
Pictured above: Front row: Sophia Fikke. Ariana Aliprantis. Jocelyn Mayer (all Santos). Standing: Caitlin Shoemaker (Santos), Mikayla Alcorn (Santos), Grace Meade Sipp (Santos), Ana Garibaldi (Santos), Analiese 'Starbuck' Schwartz (Santos), Rain Condie (Santos), Emma Ladouceur (Courage)
MSC Director of Coaching named to EDP Board
Manhattan Soccer Club is proud to announce that Director of Coaching Ray Selvadurai has just been appointed to the Eastern Development Program (EDP) Board of Directors, in a position as Secretary. Ray will be the only Director of Coaching from the Core Clubs of EDP who will serve as an Executive Board leader.
Other roles assumed by Ray will be the Chairman of the Application Committee, which oversees new club applicants and current membership. Ray will also serve as an evaluator for EDP's prestigious Talent Identification Program (TIP), which has identified numerous players for United States Youth National Team consideration. In the rapidly-changing youth soccer landscape, it is key for MSC to be at the vanguard of restructuring travel soccer to create better programs and more competitive competitions through partnerships, memberships, and associations such as the one we currently have with EDP.
45 MSC Alums Play in NCAA Division I, II, III and Jr. College National Tournaments
Forty-five players who have worn the black, red and white of Manhattan Soccer Club participated in NCAA Division I, II, III and Junior College post-season play. For the complete list, click here.
Five helped their teams to the national semifinals:
In the Division II semifinals, MSC Pride teammates Joani Medero and Gianna Smith anchored Saint Rose, who lost a close match 0-1 to West Florida. West Florida went on to win the national championship trophy against UCSD.
More Williams players! In an epic quarterfinal that featured seven MSC alums, arch-rivals Williams (with 3 MSC players) defeated #2-seeded Amherst (4 MSC players) on PKs to advance to the DIII Final Four. Chris Seitz, Josh Miller-Lewis, and Nathan Miller (above) represented Willams in the semis against Ohio Northern, who edged the Ephs 3-2 to go through to the final.
MSC Sirens Alum Named NSCAA College All-American
Chelsea Davies, an alum of the MSC Sirens and a former New York City High School Player of the Year at the Beacon School was named to the 2012 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division III All-America Third Team capping a brilliant four-year career at Williams College (MA). The senior captain led Williams this Fall to the NESCAC Championship and NCAA Tournament. In addition, Chelsea was named to the First Team All-NESCAC. Congratulations, Chelsea!
Chelsea becomes the fifth college All-American in club history. The previous four:
Shaneka Gordon, University of West Florida, First Team NSCAA All-American and National Player of the Year (Currently playing professionally in Icelandic First Division).
Shameka Gordon, University of West Florida, Third Team NSCAA All-American (Drafted by WPS Atlanta Beat, Hampton Roads (USL)).
Catherine Nathans, Western Connecticut State, Three-Time NSCAA All-America (Currently playing professionally for Hibernian Ladies in Scotland).
Andrew Germansky, Middlebury College, First Team NSCAA All-American, National Champion.
3/9/2013: MSC Boys compete at Annandale Cup
January 2013: MSC Hosts College Coaches Panels
MSC Players in NCAA Tournaments
7/2012 PSG '96 Finishes Fourth at Nationals
7/4/2012 Highlights of PSG 96 in Region 1 FINALS
State Cup semis and NY Cup finals results more »
3/10: Cruzeiro lead the way at Virginia boys' tournaments
Fall 2011 Wrap-up
MSC Teams bring home a lot of hardware more »
2/1/2012: Futsal Tournament Champions
Santos repeat as NJ State Futsal Champions; BU13 Cougars win at Rockland CC more »
12/2011: PSG '95 play in final at Disney
12/2011: MSC Players on All-City Teams
Gideon Metrikin trains with U15 National Team more »
10/11/2011: Columbus Day Tournaments
Led by its youngest and oldest teams, MSC brings home 15 first-place trophies. more »
7/5/2011 Region 1 semifinals
U14 PSG into final; Swan Song for the Phoenix more »
7/4/2011 Region 1 Championships
Phoenix and U14 PSG into Semis; Another First for the Club more »
6/12/2011: 2011 State Cup Finals Results
MSC has four Open State Cup finalists, more than any other club more »
5/30/2011: Memorial Day Tournaments
Eight finalists, 4 champions. Well done! more »
5/14/2011: Two Academy teams reach NY Cup semifinal
5/8/2011 MSC sweeps to three league championships
U14 and U16 boys win Region 1 Premier; BU15 wins NERP more »
5/21: Spurs and both PSG's March on to State Cup Finals
Of five semifinialists, three MSC teams advance to the finals, B19 Phoenix roll into quarters more »
5/14: Five of Nine Advance to State Cup Semis
Five to the Open Cup semifinals, one to the Challenge Cup final, and Phoenix through the 1st round: more »
5/7: Two Boys' U14 Teams in St. Cup Quarterfinal
For the third year in a row, MSC placed both an more »
5/14: Exciting State Cup Competition this Weekend
Nine MSC teams play State Cup matches this weekend, many on the friendly banks of Randall's Island. more »
U14 PSG and U16 Ajax head to Region 1 championship May 7-8
Join the teams in Kirkwood, Delaware for a weekend of exciting soccer more »
U16 Ajax vaults to #1 US Ranking
Unseating the previous #1 team 3-0, Ajax clinches Region 1 North Title more »
MSC U10 players train at Ajax, win tournament in Holland
3 Emelec players were part of an all-NYC team which won the huge Haarlem Easter Tournament more »
2011 MSC tournament
371 teams, 4000+ athletes, lots of rain and 10 MSC teams win their brackets more »
Ajax' Axe Keeps Swinging
Doubleheader sweep earns trip to Region 1 playoffs more »
Virginia Spring Tournament Weekends
MSC Alum signs with UK Professional Club
Catherine Nathans has signed a professional contract to play in Scotland with Hibernian FC more »
MSC Santos wins USFF Regional Futsal title
PSG Coaches give clinic at MSC Tournament
MSC Thunder Alums lead Bowdoin College to NCAA D3 Final Four