Monday, November 30, 2009

 The Juniors find Success at Home

KCW Juniors played Scott Gallagher Metro out of St.Louis yesterday, which was a very chilly afternoon for soccer. The U16's took the field first at 10am with a slow start and unfortunately went down a goal right before half-time. The second half was dominated by KC and Derek Schrick found the net in the 70th minute to tie the game for us. After 80 minutes of play the game ended in a 1-1 tie.

The U18's played directly after at 12pm. The game was full of action straight away with a lot of back and forth play. Wizards found the net around the 20th minute with a left-footed bomb outside the 18yd box from Tony Young (pictured above, #21). They went into half-time up 1-0. Mbulunji Mhango sealed the win with another goal in the second half, which made the final score 2-0 and already three goals for Mhango this season.

The Juniors will travel to Phoenix AZ on Thursday, Dec 3rd to prepare for the Winter Showcase where they will take on teams from California and Virginia.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

 Juniors to make home debut Sunday-Nov. 29th

The U16's hope to continue their strong start to the season.

The Juniors will be taking on "cross state" rivals this coming weekend. Both teams will play St. Louis Scott Gallagher Metro on Sunday, November 29th. The U16's kick off first at 10:00am and the U18's directly after at 12:00pm. Both games will take place at Swope Training Center.

Entrance and Parking is FREE so please come out and support.

Monday, November 23, 2009

 Juniors Win to Open DA Play

The KCW Juniors U-16 and U-18 squads both won their first-ever U.S. Soccer Development Academy matches Saturday outside of Houston with victories over teams from Texas Rush. The U-16s won 1-0, while the U-18s twice came from behind to win 3-2. The U-16 team then registered a come-from-behind 1-1 tie Sunday against Dallas Texans Houston, while the U-18 team lost 2-0 to a team from the same club. Jordan Rideout scored both goals on the weekend for the U-16s, including the first Developmental Academy goal in KCW Juniors history. Mbulunji Mhango had two goals and Michael Oakley scored one goal for the U-18s.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

 Winter Showcase set for Dec. 4-8 in Phoenix

The 2009 Development Academy Winter Showcase and Nike International Friendlies are set for Dec. 4-8 at the Reach 11 Sports Complex in Phoenix, Ariz. All 154 teams representing 77 Development Academy clubs will participate in 234 games during the extended weekend, while six Under-17 international matches will highlight Friday, Saturday and Monday.

*Nike International Friendlies to Coincide with Showcase, Featuring the U.S., Netherlands, Portugal and Brazil U-17 Men’s National Teams

*Three U.S. Games to be Televised Live on Fox Soccer Channel at 7 p.m. MT on Dec. 4, Dec. 5 and Dec. 7

*A Total of 240 Games to Take Place During Five Days at Reach 11 Sports Complex

For the full article on U.S. Soccer, click here.

Monday, November 16, 2009

 St Thomas Aquinas is Unstoppable

Aquinas boys won the 5A State Championship and ended up being ranked #2 by ESPN Rise. This is coming off the heels of winning its seventh straight state championship and completing its first undefeated season since 1994. Check out the article from ESPN Rise.

 Nine Players Honored....

Below is a list of the boys who received honors from NEKSCA (All Northeast Kansas Soccer Coaches Association)

1st Team All NEKSCA
1. Ben Coyle-U18
2. Brad Barclay-U18
3. Jordan Rideout-U16
4. Lucas Throckmorton-U16

1. Alex Pilsl-U18
2. Andrew Garcia-U18
3. Tom Adams-U18
4. Garrett Pulliam-U16
5. Jon Kempin-U16

Congrats Boys!

Friday, November 13, 2009

 Quezada receives "Athlete of the Week" Honors

Emilio Quezada

•SCHOOL: St. Thomas Aquinas

•YEAR: Junior

•SPORT: Soccer

Aquinas finished the second perfect season in school history (the other was in 1994) last week by winning its seventh consecutive state title — thanks in no small part to Quezada. After scoring twice in a 2-1 Kansas 5A quarterfinals win over Shawnee Heights last Tuesday, Quezada scored both goals in the Saints’ 2-0 win over Bishop Miege in the state championship game Saturday. He finished the season with a team-high 14 goals as Aquinas finished with a sterling 21-0 record. Source-KC Star

Quezada currently plays on the U16 Juniors team.