Signing day had the team together with BC Soccer showed all 10 of the players are from the 'Caps Academy, another pair out of the REX will declare later. Ryan Clark, "caps mg. cll. transition & ID events informed "Without a doubt, this is one of the best recruiting classes from any club in North America. THis class of 2021 furthers our reputationn as a quiality builder of youth soccer talent for some of the top collegiate soccer programs.read
The Mike Berticelli Excellence in Coaching Education Award is aptly given in memory of a great coach. We had met him briefly a few years ahead of his passing and did leave impressed. The honoree selected this year by United Soccer Coaches is Neil Hill.
Named to honor the late USC DOC & VP of Education, Mike was also the HC at Notre Dame, lost in Jan. of 2000. This is awarded annually to a member of the USC Academy Staff as an appreciation for their excellence in educating coaches.read
VA Tech frosh fwd Tori Powell as well as Clemson Sr. fwd Kimarni Smith were given the nod based on their past week of work.
Powell lead her Hokies to a duo of big victories by way of her 2 goals and pair of assists as they gained their ACC Tourney bid. Facing Wake Forest, she hit for her first 2 goals in a game, one being the GWG with an assist in the 4-3 victory. Facing BC, she had her next assist, good for her 3rd game in a row with one. They ran their record to 5-0 when she has a point, VA Tech now has 12 points over their last 7 games.read
The top of the chart this week has remained very close to the last with Pitt topping the men's side and UNC still atop the ladies.
The Panthers ran the table for the fall at 5-0 and are #1 for the 3rd week in a row, Wake Forest is #2 for the same duration and KY gained onto #3, UNC was #4 while Clemson closed out the top 5.
As for the Women, UNC, also perfect at 9-0, have been the best all year, FSU is #2 for the 7th week straight, as TCU gained 2 ranks to 3rd as West VA finally cracked the top 5 reaching 4th and Clemson matched the men as they feel to 5th.read
Samantha Chung of Ontario, playing for South Carolina has been so honored. Her GWG in the 71' brought her team to a 2-1 victory over the then unbeaten Arkansas, it was her 2nd such goal and her team has only defeated one team ranked higher in its history.
We at Soccer Long Island Magazine congratulate her on the goal and her team on the upset victory.read