Freshman midfielder Meagen DeGroot (Racine Horlick) was named to the second
team of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America NJCAA Division III women's All-American
team after helping Rochester (Minn.) Community and Technical College finish sixth at the national
Creighton junior forward Ethan Finlay (Marshfield) made the first team of the
Soccer America MVPs, the publication's version of an All-American team.
Finlay, who previously was named a second-team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches
Association of America, had 15 goals and four assists in 20 matches for the Bluejays.
Forward Casey Nogueira (Cedarburg) signed with Sky Blue FC, the third Women's
Professional Soccer team in less than a year for the former North Carolina standout.
She was drafted by the Los Angeles Sol last January, but the team folded just a few weeks later.
The Chicago Red Stars selected Nogueira in a dispersal draft, and she played in all 24 matches (12
starts) and finished with three goals and four assists – she was tied for second on the team in
goals and tied for first in assists.
Just two spots remain open for Madison United's 18th annual President's Cup indoor tournament,
both in the Men's Over-30 field.
All 32 places in the Men's Open bracket are filled, as are the 24 spots in the Women's Open
competition and the eight openings in the Men's Over-38 division, according to the tournament
website Monday night.
The national honors continue to roll in for two women's soccer players from Wisconsin.
UW-Milwaukee junior forward Sarah Hagen (Appleton North) and Marquette junior
defender Kerry McBride (Milwaukee DSHA) were second-team choices on the Soccer
America MVPs list – the publication's annual version of an All-American team.
Midfielders Leslie Osborne (Brookfield/Waukesha Catholic Memorial) and
Lindsay Tarpley (Madison) are among the 26 players invited to the U.S. women's
national team training camp ahead of next month's Four Nations Tournament in China.
The camp runs from Jan.
FC Dallas technical director Barry Gorman shed some light on the status of
goalkeeper Josh Lambo (Middleton) after the team acquired Chris Seitz in a trade
"We looked at our goalkeeping situation and made the decision that we wanted to have a good,
young goalkeeper in the mix," Gorman said in an MLSSoccer.
Madison's Max Ermakoff was named to the All-Star team for his age group at last
month's U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Thanksgiving Interregional in Orlando,
Ermakoff, who plays for the Madison 56ers, was one of 18 players honored among the younger 1987
Three Wisconsin players were part of the 1993 Region II team that went unbeaten at the U.S.
Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Thanksgiving Interregional last month in Boca Raton,
Pewaukee's Nikki Condit, McFarland's Jacie Jermier and
Mequon's Brittany Von Rueden helped the team go 2-0-1 at the event, the best
record in its group.
UW-Platteville senior forward B.J. Gottschlich (Germantown) completed an
impressive career sweep, as he was named to the All-Wisconsin State Division III men's soccer team
for the fourth consecutive season.
Gottschlich, the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year the past two
seasons, headed up the 14-player first team as the Player of the Year.
Six Wisconsin players will be part of the U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program girls
Under-19 winter training session this weekend in Bradenton, Fla., vying for spots on an all-star
team that will travel to next summer's Women's World Cup in Germany.
Iowa midfielder Alex Melin (Verona), Marquette midfielder Taylor
Madigan (Waunakee), Hartland Arrowhead defender-midfielder Amy Kauffung
– a UW-Milwaukee recruit – University of Wisconsin midfielder Alev Kelter,
Marquette forward Maegan Kelly and UWM midfielder Helen
Steinhauser are among the 45 players chosen for the camp, which is Saturday through Monday
at the IMG Academy.
A pair of Wisconsin players were named to the second team of the National Soccer Coaches
Association of America women's NCAA Division III All-American team.
Rochester (N.Y.) junior forward Ellen Coleman (Wauwatosa West) earned the honor
for the second straight year, and was joined by UW-Stevens Point senior midfielder Mary
Jean Cornelius (West Bend West).
The UW-Oshkosh men's soccer team, which advanced to the NCAA Division III national semifinals
and finished the season ranked third in the country, racked up eight National Soccer Coaches
Association of America national and regional awards.
Senior defender Jack Borski (Madison West) was a third-team All-American for
his work on a Titans backline that allowed just nine goals in 24 games and posted a program-record
The Chicago Red Stars are the latest Women's Professional Soccer team to halt operations,
leaving the fledgling league with just six teams for the 2011 season.
In a statement, the team said it hopes to return to the league in 2012.
"Chicago is a women's soccer town. WPS will succeed here," the statement read.
Michele Dalton and Laurie Nosbusch (Mequon Homestead) capped
the women's soccer season with one more award.
Dalton was named the University of Wisconsin's Most Valuable Player at its annual awards banquet
last weekend after her stellar season in goal for the Badgers, while Nosbusch earned the Offensive
Player of the Year award for the third time in as many years.
After helping Grand Valley State (Mich.) win its second consecutive NCAA Division II women's
soccer title, forward Ashley Botts (Beloit) was one of two sophomores named to the
first team of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-American team.
Botts finished with 14 goals (six game-winners) and eight assists in 19 matches for the Lakers
Creighton Ethan Finlay (Marshfield) earned a pair of second-team All-American
honors, as the junior forward was lauded by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and
College Soccer News.
Finlay finished with 15 goals and four assists for the Bluejays, and moved into a tie for sixth
place in program history with 29 career goals.
Three coaches who led their teams to the WIAA state semifinals, including Corey
Oakland of Division 3 state champion Racine Prairie School, were named the 2010 boys
coaches of the year by the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association.
Oakland, whose team beat La Crosse Aquinas 5-0 in the state final to finish the season 24-2-0,
was honored as the Private Schools Coach of the Year.
Helmond Sport defender-midfielder Charles Kazlauskas (Milwaukee Thomas More)
was suspended for three matches in Holland's second-division Jupiler League as the result of an
incident with a linesman during a game.
According to a report on the team's website, Kazlauskas' suspension for "alleged threats to the
linesman" during a match against RBC Roosendaal on Nov.
University of Wisconsin men's soccer coach John Trask is continuing to work
with the U.S. Under-18 men's national team, as he left Friday for an eight-day trip to Israel with
Trask again will be an assistant for coach Mike Matkovich at a four-team
tournament in Tel Aviv.
Is your team registered for the President's Cup? If not, you might want to act soon to secure
your place in Madison United's 18th annual indoor soccer tournament.
At least 64 teams are registered, according to the tournament website, leaving just 20 spots
available for the Feb. 19 and 20 event at Keva Sports Center in Middleton and BreakAway Sports
Center in Fitchburg.
Aaron Hohlbein (Middleton/UW) has been planning to pursue trials with
professional soccer teams in Norway, Sweden and Germany this offseason.
But those plans might have changed Wednesday afternoon, when the Columbus Crew selected the
former Kansas City Wizards central defender in Stage 1 of the inaugural Major League Soccer
Multi-purpose complexes are pretty common when it comes to athletic facilities.
But Milwaukee School of Engineering's proposal for a facility that would include a field for its
men's and women's soccer teams has quite the unique pairing.
The school got the first go-ahead Monday for a 780-car, in-ground parking ramp that would be
topped with an athletic field.
South Milwaukee's Kelmend Islami, a Marquette recruit, had a pair of goals as
FC Milwaukee's boys Under-17/18 team closed out the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase
with a 3-1 victory over D.C. United on Monday in Phoenix, Ariz.
Islami snapped a 1-1 tie in the 49th minute and added his third goal of the season in the 65th
as the Nationals (3-1-1) finished 2-1-0 in the event at the Reach 11 Complex.
Three Wisconsin schools – Fond du Lac, Kenosha Christian Life and Pewaukee – were among 61
nationwide to receive the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award for
their boys and girls soccer teams.
To earn the honor, teams must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.
Defender Alec Cochran, a University of Wisconsin recruit from Christian
Brothers High School in St. Louis, was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America
boys All-American team.
As previously reported, Milwaukee Marquette senior midfielder Alex Megna – a
UW-Milwaukee recruit who was the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association Player of the Year – also
made the team.
It's fitting that Sarah Hagen (Appleton North) is the first UW-Milwaukee
women's soccer player to earn first-team All-American honors.
In a season during which Hagen set program records for career goals and points, the junior
forward recently was named to the first team of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America
Just where Aaron Hohlbein (Middleton/UW) continues his professional soccer
career is unknown right now.
But this much is clear: It won't be in Kansas City.
Hohlbein's contract with Major League Soccer's Sporting Kansas City – formerly known as the
Kansas City Wizards – expired at the end of the 2010 season.
The UW-Oshkosh men's soccer team gave up just five goals in its first 23 matches of the
NCAA Division III power Messiah (Penn.) nearly matched that in 90 minutes Friday.
The third-ranked Falcons scored twice in the opening half hour, then added two in 74 seconds in
the final four minutes as they secured a 4-1 victory over the fifth-ranked Titans in a national
semifinal at the Blossom Complex in San Antonio.
Forward Chris Prince, who led the University of Wisconsin men's soccer team in
scoring this season, was an honorable mention selection on the Goal.com All-Freshman Team.
Prince had seven goals and 14 points for the Badgers, and also was a second-team All-Big Ten
Conference pick and a unanimous choice for the Big Ten All-Freshman Team.
There will be something new and something old on the University of Wisconsin women's soccer
team's 2011 schedule.
The Badgers will have a new Big Ten Conference foe in Nebraska, which makes the move from the
Big 12 Conference next fall. UW coach Paula Wilkins said the addition of the
Cornhuskers will change the dynamic of the conference.
Sophomore forward Ashley Botts (Beloit) scored both goals in a late 10-minute
span, leading defending champion Grand Valley State past Florida Tech 2-0 in an NCAA Division II
national semifinal Thursday in Louisville, Kent.
The fifth-ranked Lakers (21-1-2) will face No.
UW-Oshkosh takes aim at its first NCAA Division III men's soccer national championship this
weekend in San Antonio, part of an impressive final four semifinalists.
The unbeaten Titans, ranked fifth in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll,
have allowed just five goals and posted 18 shutouts this season.