Wisconsin Soccer Central Archives for January 2011

State players headed to Super Y Finals

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The Mequon United Under-15 girls team is off to Florida for the United Soccer Leagues Super Y-League North American Finals.

Mequon is one of the 135 teams shooting for championships in 12 divisions – there are boys and girls brackets in Under-12 through Under-17 age groups – at the event in Tampa, Fla.

Quartet named Academic All-Americans

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Three Wisconsin natives were named to the inaugural NCAA Division III Capital One Academic All-American teams.

UW-La Crosse senior defender Kristin Brown (Madison La Follette) and Edgewood College junior forward Elaine Gerry (Sauk Prairie) made the first team on the women's side, while Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.

Latinovich scores at Interregional

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Vuk Latinovich of the Milwaukee Kickers scored as the 1997 Region II team closed the U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Thanksgiving Interregional with a 2-0 victory over its Region I counterparts Monday at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.

Latinovich opened the scoring in the 19th minute for Region II, which won its final two matches after losing to Region IV 2-0 in its opener.

WYSA lauds annual award winners

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The Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association announced its 2011 award winners, recognizing some of the people who make soccer a success across the state.

The five state winners will be honored at the WYSA Annual General Meeting on March 24 at Monona Terrace in Madison, and are eligible for Region II and national honors as part of the U.

Marquette ranked among nation's best

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Milwaukee Marquette, which went 24-0-1 en route to winning its second straight WIAA Division 1 state championship, finished the season in the top five in both national prep boys soccer rankings.

The Hilltoppers remained third in the ESPNHS Powerade Fab 50 rankings and fourth in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll on Tuesday as both outlets released their final rankings of the fall season.

Von Rueden returns to Under-18 camp

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FC Milwaukee defender Brittany Von Rueden is headed south for the final U.S. Under-18 women's national team camp of the year.

Von Rueden, a Notre Dame recruit, is one of 26 players called in by U.S. Soccer women's technical director April Heinrichs for the camp Dec. 11 to 18 in Sunrise, Fla.

Ribeiro, Creighton make Elite Eight

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Junior midfielder Andrew Ribeiro (Green Bay Notre Dame) scored his fourth goal of the season – and fourth game-winner – as second-ranked Creighton scored twice in the opening 20 minutes and held off No. 13 UC Santa Barbara 2-1 Sunday in Omaha, Neb., to advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I men's soccer tournament.

Wave withstand rally, remain unbeaten

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The Milwaukee Wave posted their fourth straight win to open the Major Indoor Soccer League season Sunday afternoon, but it ended up much closer than anyone would have expected.

The Wave, who didn't allow a goal through the first three quarters, saw the Wichita Wings score five times in the final period but held on for a 13-10 victory in front of 3,059 fans at U.

Colleges: Marquette club makes nationals

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There was more than one successful women's soccer team at Marquette this fall.

While the Golden Eagles varsity team claimed a share of its third straight Big East Conference American Division title and advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament, the school's club team won the Great Lakes Division of the Women's Midwest Alliance Soccer Conference and advanced to the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association National Championships.

Pro notes: Lorenz, Horwath released

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No players with Wisconsin ties were taken by the Montreal Impact and coach Jesse Marsch (Racine) in today's Major League Soccer expansion draft.

However, two former University of Wisconsin teammates were waived by their teams after the draft: Sporting Kansas City released defender Scott Lorenz and the New York Red Bulls cut ties with goalkeeper Alex Horwath.

State quintet available for Marsch, Impact

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Racine native Jesse Marsch will have five players with Wisconsin ties to choose from Wednesday when Major League Soccer holds an expansion draft to help stock the roster for the Montreal Impact.

New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Alex Horwath (UW), FC Dallas keeper Josh Lambo (Middleton), Sporting Kansas City defender Scott Lorenz (UW) and the San Jose Earthquakes duo of defender Tim Ward (Waukesha) and forward Ellis McLoughlin (Madison) are among the players made available.

WSCA lauds boys coaches of the year

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Mark Newman, who led Mount Horeb to its first WIAA Division 2 boys soccer state championship, was named the Large Schools Coach of the Year by the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association.

Milwaukee Marquette's Steve Lawrence, whose team won its second consecutive Division 1 title and is among the top-ranked teams in the country, was chosen the Private/Parochial Coach of the Year.

State duo headed to Division II finals

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Two Wisconsin natives are off to the NCAA Division II women's soccer Final Four.

Senior defender Kelli Bahr (Middleton) and seventh-ranked Armstrong Atlantic State qualified for the national semifinals for the first time, slipping past No. 21 Tampa 2-1 on its home field Sunday afternoon in Savannah, Ga.

Wave's late surge sinks Comets

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The Milwaukee Wave's Brazilian contingent played a big role for the team Sunday afternoon.

Forward Hewerton scored his first goal of the season early in the fourth quarter to give the Wave the lead, and countryman Marcio Leite scored again 44 seconds later as the Wave pulled away to beat the Missouri Comets 11-6 in a Major League Soccer League game in Independence, Mo.

Hammes, Wave overwhelm SharX

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Joe Hammes (Cedarburg) had a first-half hat trick and Greg Howes, Marcio Leite and Evan McNeley also had a hand in three goals apiece as the Milwaukee Wave routed the expansion Norfolk SharX 21-7 in a Major Indoor Soccer League game Saturday night in front of 3,242 fans at U.

Third class set for Madison Hall of Fame

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The Madison Area Soccer Hall of Fame will welcome six new members this month, a class that features three players who learned the game in the Madison Area Youth Soccer Association, two well-known coaches and a longtime club official.

Jim Mullen, Kathleen O'Brien Kim, Debbie Treichel Duerst, Craig Webb, Ron Holzhueter and the late Charles Billings will be honored at a reception on Nov.

College women: State teams ousted

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The season ended for the UW-Milwaukee and Marquette women's soccer teams against Big Ten Conference teams Friday in North Carolina, along with the careers of two players whose accomplishments over the past four years will be prominently featured in the NCAA Division I record book.

Senior Sarah Hagen (Appleton North) scored on the final touch of her career, curling in a free kick from 19 yards out in the 90th minute, but it was the only shot on goal for the 15th-ranked Panthers in their 2-1 loss to Ohio State in an NCAA tournament second-round match in Durham, N.

Wind Lake's Prpa on U.S. Under-14 team

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A third Wisconsin player will be part of the U.S. Youth Soccer Boys ODP Thanksgiving Interregional next week in Chula Vista, Calif.

Wind Lake midfielder Luke Prpa (North Shore United) was one of 36 players named to the U.S. Under-14 national team for the event, which starts Wednesday and runs through Nov.

Naughton picked for All-American Game

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Milwaukee Marquette senior forward Joe Naughton has one more prep soccer game to play this year.

Naughton was one of 40 senior boys soccer players across the country selected for the inaugural High School All-American Game, which is scheduled for Dec. 10 in Birmingham, Ala.

FC Milwaukee set for Academy openers

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FC Milwaukee opens the 2011-12 season in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy this weekend with a pair of matches in St. Louis.

The Nationals' Under-17/18 and Under-15/16 teams will play their counterparts from St. Louis Scott Gallagher-Metro on Saturday and St. Louis Scott Gallagher-Missouri on Sunday in their lone league games of the fall.

Quick kicks: NCAA women's preview

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A trio of Wisconsin women's teams continue play in the NCAA tournament on Friday.

City rivals Marquette and UW-Milwaukee are both in North Carolina for second-round Division I matches – and they'll hope to be playing in the third round on Sunday. UW-Whitewater, meanwhile, plays in the third round of the Division III tournament Friday, shooting to advance to the national quarterfinals on Saturday.

Academic honors for 32 state players

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Wisconsin is well represented on the Capital One Academic all-district men's and women's soccer teams.

Thirty-two players from the state were named to the honor teams across the country, split into eight regions, and are now eligible for Academic All-American teams.

This year, there are four divisions: Division I, Division II, Division III and the College Division, which is for NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.

2012 President's Cup filling up fast

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Registration for Madison United's 19th annual President's Cup indoor soccer tournament opened on Tuesday.

By Thursday night, nearly half of the spots in the 84-team field already were filled, including all eight openings in the Men's Over-38 competition.

All four reigning division champions – the Madison Fire (Men's Open), Chichitas (Women's Open), Almost Fire (Men's Over-30) and FC Gherkin (Men's Over-38) – have secured their spots for the 2012 tournament, which is Feb.

Ricketts scores as Canada rolls in finale

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FC Politehnica TimiÅŸoara forward Tosaint Ricketts (UW-Green Bay) scored his third international goal as Canada thumped St. Kitts and Nevis 4-0 Tuesday night in Toronto to close out the second round of CONCACAF World Cup 2014 qualifying.

Ricketts, 24, played the full 90 minutes in his first start for the national team and closed out the scoring with his 88th-minute goal for the Canadians, who had clinched a spot in the third round of qualifying with a 0-0 draw with St.

Wave coach Tozer named to USL Hall

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Milwaukee Wave coach Keith Tozer, who has won more than 600 games and five indoor soccer league championships, was one of nine people named to the United Soccer Leagues Hall of Fame Class of 2011 on Tuesday.

He is one of three men named in the MISL category of the Hall, joining legendary player Tatu and longtime Baltimore Blast owner Edwin Hale Sr.

Quick kicks: State men's recap

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The men's soccer season for Wisconsin's Division I men's teams came to an end last week, as UW-Green Bay was knocked out of the Horizon League tournament – done in by two goals scored by a Wisconsin native, no less.

Get all the highlights in our weekly recap.

2011 All-Rock Valley boys team

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After a dominating season in the Rock Valley Conference, the East Troy prep boys soccer team dominated the all-conference team, too.

The Trojans had five of the 12 players on the first team voted on by Rock Valley coaches, led by conference Player of the Year Antonio Gonzalez.

Colleges: Oshkosh, Parkside ousted

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Brittany Walder (Waukesha West) turned in another impressive performance, but it wasn't enough to extend UW-Oshkosh's season.

The senior goalkeeper made 10 saves as the Titans lost to No. 12 Washington-St. Louis 2-0 in a second-round match of the NCAA Division III women's soccer tournament Sunday night in St.

More showings of DeMerit movie added

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After several sold-out shows last week, "Rise and Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story" will get an encore showing at seven Marcus Theaters in Wisconsin next Monday night.

Producers announced the additional showings today. They include three in the Milwaukee area, one in Cedar Creek, one in Madison, one in Green Bay and one in Sheboygan.

Wave win opener on Howes' late goal

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In a back-and-forth game, the team that scored last won.

Greg Howes' goal with 2 minutes, 17 seconds left snapped a tie and gave the Milwaukee Wave a 15-13 victory over the visiting Wichita Wings in their Major Indoor Soccer League season opener Sunday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Arena.

Colleges: Saturday's tournament roundup

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Last Saturday, the UW-Oshkosh and UW-Whitewater women's soccer teams went to penalty kicks following the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament final.

A week later, the conference rivals both advanced in the NCAA Division III tournament thanks to shootout victories.

Oshkosh, making its second NCAA appearance and first since 2006, got past Ohio Wesleyan 2-1 following a 0-0 tie in a first-round match Saturday night in St.

Watch UW-Milwaukee in NCAA action

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Watch live as the UW-Milwaukee women's soccer team plays its first NCAA Division I tournament home match at Engelmann Stadium, tonight against Illinois State. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

(Click the "play" button at the bottom of the video to watch and remain on this page)

Quick kicks: Division I women's preview

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Soccer fans in Milwaukee have two NCAA Division I tournament matches to choose from Saturday night, as both No. 12 Marquette and 15th-ranked UW-Milwaukee are playing host to first-round games.

Both teams are in the tournament for the fourth straight year and the eighth time since 2001 – coincidentally, each team has qualified in the same years in that time.

Colleges: Warhawks win NCAA debut

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The UW-Whitewater women's soccer team couldn't have asked for a better way to make its NCAA tournament debut.

Riley Kirchoff (Pewaukee) and Kaitlyn Fritsch (Monona Grove) scored and fellow freshman Jordan Myers stopped two shots for the shutout as the Warhawks blanked Aurora (Ill.

Penn State blanks UW in Big Ten semi

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The University of Wisconsin men's soccer team waited for its offense to arrive Friday afternoon, but it just never happened.

Now the Badgers will have to wait until Monday night to see if they did enough this season to earn an at-large berth in the NCAA tournament.

Junior midfielder Minh Vu scored in the 29th minute and Penn State held UW without a shot on goal in a 1-0 victory in the Big Ten Conference tournament semifinals in Ann Arbor, Mich.

WIAC honors All-Time Best teams

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The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference is unveiling All-Time Teams for each of the 21 sports it sponsors, as the NCAA Division III conference celebrates its 100th anniversary in the 2011-12 school year.

Teams were selected based on information provided by sports information directors from each school, with additional input from media representatives helping to determine the honorary coach for each of the teams.

Watch UW-Green Bay men vs. Wright St.

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Watch live as the UW-Green Bay men's soccer team faces Wright State in the semifinals of the Horizon League tournament at 4 p.m. today in Valparaiso, Ind. The winner advances to Sunday's championship game.

The Phoenix (11-6-1) beat Illinois-Chicago 2-0 behind goals from sophomores Luke Goodnetter (Brookfield East) and Sam Krenzien (Wauwatosa West) in Tuesday's quarterfinals to earn the matchup against the Raiders (10-6-2), who beat Green Bay 2-1 on Oct.

Quick kicks: Division II/III women's preview

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Three Wisconsin teams qualified for the NCAA women's soccer tournament, and all three will be looking for their first NCAA victories when the 64-team event kicks off with first-round matches Friday and Saturday.

Meanwhile, UW-Parkside – the state's lone NCAA Division II program – earned its second straight berth in that division and faces a potentially intriguing weekend.

Sesselmann, Canada off to Phoenix

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After helping Canada win the gold medal at last month's Pan American Games in Mexico, Lauren Sesselmann (Green Bay Notre Dame) will be back training with the national team on Saturday.

The Atlanta Beat defender was one of 21 players called in for a 12-day training camp in Phoenix that includes a closed-door friendly against Sweden on Nov.

UW rides late goals to Big Ten semifinals

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For the second straight year, the University of Wisconsin men's soccer team advanced to the semifinals of the Big Ten Conference tournament.

Sophomore midfielder Nick Janus scored in the 84th minute and senior forward Josh Thiermann (Stoughton) added an insurance goal in the 89th as the third-seeded Badgers blanked No.

Quick kicks: Division III men's preview

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Three Wisconsin teams qualified for the NCAA Division III men's soccer tournament, two earning automatic berths by winning their respective conference tournaments last Saturday and the other landing an at-large bid in the 61-team championship.

Here's a look at the state sides that will be in action in first-round matches Thursday, Friday and Saturday:

Racine's Lieberman signs MISL deal

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It's been quite an exciting couple of months for Jamie Lieberman (Racine Prairie School/UW-Parkside).

In late September, Lieberman was named to the U.S. Futsal national team. Now the goalkeeper is a professional soccer player.

Lieberman recently signed with the Norfolk SharX, an expansion team in the Major Indoor Soccer League.

Tourney time: Nine state sides in NCAAs

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Nine Wisconsin college soccer teams got their NCAA tournament assignments Monday, as brackets were announced for all three women's divisions and two of the three men's divisions – the Division I field will be released next Monday.

Here's a look at the state teams that earned spots in their respective tournaments.

Paradigm, Wizards reign in MSA

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One team repeated at the Madison Soccer Association finals Friday night at Breese Stevens Field, while another came up just short.

Ryan Compty (Mukwonago/UW-Oshkosh) scored on a breakaway with approximately 10 minutes remaining as Team Paradigm edged the Madison Fire 2-1 to claim its second straight Division 1 championship – the teams played to the same result in last year's final, with an 85th-minute goal the difference on that night.

Quick kicks: State women's recap

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UW-Milwaukee celebrated another Horizon League championship on its home field Sunday, now the Panthers will wait to see where they end up in the 64-team NCAA tournament bracket.

City rival Marquette also will learn its NCAA tournament assignment when the field and pairings are announced Monday.

Quick kicks: State men's recap

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The UW-Green Bay men's soccer team secured a home match for the Horizon League tournament and will head into the postseason coming off a win over the previously unbeaten conference champions.

Meanwhile, UW-Milwaukee saw its season come to an end after losing a regular-season finale that ended up being like a playoff game.

UW wins on late penalty, ties for second

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Heading into the final 30 seconds of the second overtime Saturday afternoon, the University of Wisconsin men's soccer team continued to attack.

And it paid off in grand fashion for the Badgers.

Penn State was called for a handball in the box with 21 seconds left and junior Tomislav Zadro converted the ensuing penalty kick to give UW a 1-0 victory in State College, Penn.

Wave overwhelm Kings in exhibition

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Tenzin Rampa (Madison West/UW-Milwaukee), Ian Bennett, Hewerton and Marcio Leite scored two goals apiece as the Milwaukee Wave routed the Cincinnati Kings 31-4 in an exhibition game Saturday night at U.S. Cellular Arena.

The reigning Major Indoor Soccer League champion Wave led 4-2 at halftime against the Professional Arena Soccer League side, but dominated the second half in their warmup for next Sunday's league opener against the Wichita Wings.

Wave overwhelms Kings in exhibition

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Tenzin Rampa (Madison West/UW-Milwaukee), Ian Bennett, Hewerton and Marcio Leite scored two goals apiece as the Milwaukee Wave routed the Cincinnati Kings 31-4 in an exhibition game Saturday night at U.S. Cellular Arena.

The reigning Major Indoor Soccer League champion Wave led 4-2 at halftime against the Professional Arena Soccer League side, but dominated the second half in their warmup for next Sunday's league opener against the Wichita Wings.

Ex-West coach wins state title in Idaho

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Donal Kaehler, who led the Madison West girls soccer program to two WIAA Division 1 state titles before resigning in 2008, has guided another team to a state championship.

Rocky Mountain beat two-time defending champion Boise 1-0 in overtime to win the Idaho High School Activities Association 5A girls state championship last Saturday in Meridian.

Most Wave games to be streamed live

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All but three of the Milwaukee Wave's 24 Major Indoor Soccer League matches this season will be streamed live online for free.

The league, which is now affiliated with the United Soccer Leagues, launched the MISL Live site as teams kicked off the 2011-12 season this week.

In addition to live matches, which will be archived, the site will have highlights, feature stories and interviews.

Marquette in national title contention

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Depending on results in New Jersey and Maryland, Milwaukee Marquette could be crowned the national champion in prep boys soccer on Sunday.

The Hilltoppers (24-0-1), who completed their season by winning the WIAA Division 1 state title last weekend, are ranked third in the ESPN RISE Fab 50. The two teams ranked ahead of them – No.

Familiar faces play for MSA titles Friday

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Madison's top amateur men's league will crown its 2011 champions Friday night, with the Madison Soccer Association playoff finals set for Warner Park Field 1.

The Division 1 final at 8 p.m. pits top-seeded Team Paradigm (13-1-2) against second-seeded Madison Fire (9-3-3) in a rematch of last year's championship – Paradigm won that game 2-1 thanks to an 85th-minute goal.

Ricketts recalled for Canadian qualifiers

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FC Politehnica TimiÅŸoara forward Tosaint Ricketts (UW-Green Bay) will continue his run with the Canadian national team, as he was called into camp for the team's final two second-round CONCACAF World Cup 2014 qualifiers against St. Kitts and Nevis.

Canada (3-0-1) needs just one point out of the two games against the tiny Caribbean country to win Group D and advance to a third-round qualifying group with Honduras, Panama and Cuba.

Madison teen asks you to Pass It On

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Vivek Ramakrishnan doesn't sound like your average high school student when he speaks.

Maybe it's the detailed manner with which he talks. Or maybe it's what he's talking about. Ramakrishnan is a 17-year-old senior at Madison West who for the past two-plus years has been operating Pass It On Soccer, an organization that aims to address the need for proper soccer equipment in Africa by collecting gently used items in the U.

Gophers strike early, stop Badgers

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Needing a win to bolster its chances of making the NCAA tournament, the University of Wisconsin women's soccer team gave up two goals in the opening 11 minutes and lost to Minnesota 2-0 in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Conference tournament Wednesday night in Evanston, Ill.

The Badgers (10-7-3) had only one shot on goal in the match at windy Lakeside Field on the shores of Lake Michigan, and that came with just 6 minutes left.

Catching up on campus

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State players collected several individual awards Tuesday as the first college women's soccer all-conference teams of the season were announced.

UW-Milwaukee dominated the Horizon League honors: Senior forward Sarah Hagen (Appleton North) was named the league's Player of the Year for a record third consecutive season and was the Offensive Player of the Year, junior goalkeeper Jamie Forbes was the co-Defensive Player of the Year and Goalkeeper of the Year, freshman defender Amy Kauffung (Hartland Arrowhead) was the Newcomer of the Year and Michael Moynihan was the Coach of the Year.

Prep boys notes: Hodan's goal haul

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Patrick Hodan was among the state's top goal scorers this season, finding the back of the net 45 times.

But the Milwaukee Marquette senior forward was at his best in the biggest games.

Hodan finished his career with 14 goals in seven WIAA state tournament matches, including eight last weekend at Milwaukee's Uihlein Soccer Park as the Hilltoppers (24-0-1) won their eighth Division 1 title in the past 12 years.

2011 WSCA All-State boys team

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The Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association changed the format of its all-state boys soccer team.

But under any setup, there was little doubt who the state's top player was this fall.

Milwaukee Marquette senior forward Patrick Hodan, who led the Hilltoppers to an unbeaten season and their second consecutive WIAA Division 1 state championship, headed up the new-look WSCA all-state teams as the Player of the Year.

2011 All-Big Eight boys team

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One of the two unanimous selections on the All-Big Eight Conference boys soccer team ended his career this fall, while the other was just starting his.

Madison Memorial senior forward Lucas Cardona and Middleton sophomore defender Jack Hagstrom, whose teams shared the conference title, were the unanimous picks in voting done by Big Eight coaches.

2011 All-Rock Valley boys team

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After a dominating season in the Rock Valley Conference, the East Troy prep boys soccer team dominated the all-conference team, too.

The Trojans had five of the 12 players on the first team voted on by Rock Valley coaches, led by conference Player of the Year Antonio Gonzalez.

2011 Madison All-City boys team

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Madison Memorial's Lucas Cardona closed out his prep soccer career with a hat trick of Madison All-City awards.

The senior forward was the lone repeat selection on the 15-member team, which was selected by coaches of the five city sides and honored at the 31st annual All-City Banquet on Wednesday night at Madison Edgewood High School.

2011 All-Northern Badger boys team

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It was an incredible season for the Mount Horeb boys soccer team.

The Vikings, who won their first WIAA Division 2 state championship, claimed seven of the 11 spots on the All-Northern Badger Conference team.

2011 All-Capitol boys team

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Sugar River senior forward Otto Kienitz, who averaged more than two goals per game in conference play, was named the Capitol Conference Player of the Year.

Kienitz finished with 13 goals and three asists for the Raiders, who went 7-1-0 to share the Capitol title with Lodi and Cambridge-Deerfield.

2011 All-Southern Badger boys team

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After its third straight perfect Southern Badger Conference season, it only makes sense Oregon had a strong presence on the all-conference team.

Six of the 11 spots on the first team chosen by league coaches went to Panthers players, five of them seniors.