Wisconsin Soccer Central Archives for January 2010

College women's news and notes

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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 tournament.

Another accolade for Finlay

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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.

Pro news and notes

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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.

President's Cup nearly full

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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.

College women's news and notes

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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.

Red, white and blue news

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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.

News and notes on Wisconsin's pros

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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 last week.

"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 Ermakoff an ODP All-Star

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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, Fla.

Ermakoff, who plays for the Madison 56ers, was one of 18 players honored among the younger 1987 players.

State trio fare well at girls ODP event

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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, Fla.

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.

Catching up on campus

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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.

State players head to Under-19 camp

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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.

NCAA Division III women's awards

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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).

NCAA Division III men's awards

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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 18 shutouts.

Pro news and notes

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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.

Dalton, Nosbusch headline UW honors

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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.

NCAA Division II and other awards

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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 (22-1-2).

NCAA Division I awards and honors

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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.

WSCA salutes boys coaches of the year

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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.

News and notes on Wisconsin's pros

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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.

Trask in Israel with U.S. Under-18 team

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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 the side.

Trask again will be an assistant for coach Mike Matkovich at a four-team tournament in Tel Aviv.

President's Cup filling up quickly

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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.

Crew claim Hohlbein in Re-Entry draft

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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 Re-Entry Draft.

MSOE plans soccer field on parking ramp

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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.

FC Milwaukee U17/18 solid at Showcase

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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.

State teams earn academic honors

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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.

UW recruit Cochran an All-American

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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.

Another first for UWM's Hagen

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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 All-American team.

Hohlbein won't return to Kansas City

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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.

Mighty Messiah ends Oshkosh's season

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The UW-Oshkosh men's soccer team gave up just five goals in its first 23 matches of the season.

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.

Badgers' Prince earns national honor

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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.

UW women's news and notes

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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.

Botts, GVSU back in Division II final

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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.

Quick kicks: NCAA Division III finals

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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.