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ECNL U23 girls finish 3rd at National Finals!
Jul 26 2014 - Jeny Mather
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Our U23 ECNL girls are third in the nation, winning 5-4 in PKs to secure the honors in RIchmond earlier this month.

 

Congratulations girls for a great finish to the season!

2 Lonestar ECNL teams headed to National Championships!
Jun 10 2014 - Jeny Mather
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The U23 ECNL team played FC Dallas Saturday night in Dallas to 1-1 draw. We then played the 2nd leg in Austin Sunday night; the way the conference worked out the team who won on Sunday would advance to the National Championships. The game was great end to end. Both teams hit the crossbar and posts and it looked like it was going to go to overtime. In the 82nd minute FC Dallas hit a great shot to go up 1-0. Lonestar threw everything at FC Dallas trying to tie the game. In the 90th minute Sophia Mundy tied the game up on a goal mouth scramble. With the emotion of the game Lonestar went for it pressing and winning the kickoff. The ball was sent into Jamie French who looped it over the FC Dallas GK to win the game 2-1 in the 92nd minute!

 
"The team now advances to Richmond Virginia July 13-14th where they will play for the National Championship. I am really proud of this group for fighting and staying organized. When we gave up that goal we quickly changed our shape and the team responded," said JD Cochran Coach of the U23s. "After scoring the equalizer I decided to go for it and just pushed everyone forward since there was only a minute left. The team responded again! Thanks to James Crowder, KC Crabb and Jared Chandler for helping the team last night!"
 
This will be the 6th time Lonestar Girls Program has gone to a National Championship. The 91's won in 2010, the 96's won in 2011, 96's placed in 2012 and 2013 and are going again this year!
 
Good Luck to both the 96's and U23's at the National Championships.
 
The 96's are playing in Seattle Washington June 24-29th for their National Championship. 

Tremendous work ladies!
 
96G Red win great performance; Tie for 1st place in state!
Jun 04 2014 - Jeny Mather
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The 96G Red battles in Brenham on Monday night to earn a 2-0 win, falling one goal short of advancing to regionals. They beat Challenge Kingwood to end up tied for 1st place in state—with….12 players!

 

They were amazing as Rob Ferguson will attest.

 

Great job ladies! We are so proud of you and all your your hard work!

ECNL 96 team qualifies for ECNL National Championships!
May 27 2014 - Jeny Mather
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The ECNL 96s qualified for the U18 ECNL National Championships this past weekend with a 5-3 win over Albion.

 

The 96s have qualified for the ECNL National Championships 4 straight years at U15,16,17,18! The team won the National Championship in 2011. The National Championships take place June 24-29th in Seattle Washington. "I know this is the team's fourth appearance at the National Championships but this one is special to me, says ECNL DoC JD Cochran. We have played every game with injured players, down a man or with players helping the team from other rosters. Every player has played out of position to make this happen. I am so proud of this group for pulling through and sticking together to achieve another chance at winning a National Championship. We are into the the sweet sixteen now 5 games away from winning it all. Congrats to the Club, Parents and Players for this years achievement."

00G White South win President's Cup!
May 19 2014 - Louise Swain
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Congratulations to our 00G White South team who won the State Cup this weekend for the second year in a row.

 

The team advance to Regionals in Alabama in June!

 

Good luck girls!

98G White South - President's Cup State Champions!
May 19 2014 - Louise Swain
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Good Luck at Regionals Ladies!

U23 ECNL v Houston Aces
May 15 2014 - Louise Swain
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On Saturday May 10th the U23 Lonestar ECNL team traveled to Carl Lewis Stadium in Houston, TX to play the WPSL Professional Team Houston Aces.  

 

The game was in a great environment.  The players had locker rooms, pre-game food, recovery food and Showers!  The Aces put on a great atmosphere for the team. The game was end to end in the first half, ending 0-0.  Saturday night's U23 Team was comprised of College Players from Baylor, Texas A&M, Rice, Texas Tech, University of North Carolina and University of Texas. The players have been off for 4 weeks finishing school and wrapping things up. "Fitness was a big issue for us in the 2nd half, said ECNL DOC JD Cochran, we had 13 players and we ran out of gas.

 

The U23 program is about getting these players opportunities to stay fit.  This was our first day of preseason and it showed.  We have 21 days to get ready for FC Dallas who went to the National Championships last year.  Our goal is to train and play as much as possible and go to the National Championships in SeattlJune 23rd." The Aces game ended 2-0.

 

Thanks to the entire Houston Aces Staff and program for the event!

Congrats to LSC North Rec teams U14G Breeze and U12B Infinity for winning Western District!
May 05 2014 - Jeny Mather
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Congratulations LSC CCU Breeze for winning Western District Director’s Cup and LSC CCU Infinity for Winning Western District South Texas Cup!

 

Great work!

Congratulations to our Graduating Seniors!
May 04 2014 - Jeny Mather
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What a great night celebrating all of your successes last night at the Red & Black Banquet! 

Great result for Lonestar v Houston Aces
Apr 28 2014 - Louise Swain
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Lonestar 96,97 and U23 ECNL teams combined to play the Houston Aces to a 0-0 draw.

 

Lonestar was the first team to shut out the Houston Aces and only the second team to tie them this season.  "Our ladies played great today, says ECNL DOC JD Cochran. "With 3 teams combining and playing together you worry that their could be miscommunication.  I was very impressed on how each player worked together.  This was a great opportunity for Lonestar Players and we are very fortunate to have a relationship with Ted Brumbaugh and the Houston Aces.

 

The Lonestar u23 team will travel to Houston May 10th to play the Aces in a rematch at Carl Lewis Stadium in Houston TX @ 6pm.

Lonestar v Houston Aces
Apr 23 2014 - Louise Swain
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Sunday 27th April at 5pm the Houston Aces will play Lonestar SC at St Stephens Episcopal School.

 

The Houston Aces are a professional team from Houston, TX.  They are the 2013 USASA National Open Cup Champions, Midwest Conference Champions, Big Sky Champions, and WPSL Finalists. They have defeated Houston Baptist University 2-0, Lamar 5-1, University of Houston 3-0, tied Texas A&M University 1-1 and lost to the Houston Dash in their preseason so far.

 

The Lonestar team is comprised of ECNL 96, 97 and u23 players. This is a great opportunity to come and watch a very high level of soccer.

 

The game is free and open to the public. Come along and support our girls!

Girls College Information Night - Friday 25th April
Apr 22 2014 - Louise Swain
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Calling all 00s - 96 girls!
 
Join Coach Mark and Coach JD at our Annual College Information Night!
 
 
When: Friday 25th April from 7-830pm
Where:- Build-a-Sign Location: 11525a Stonehollow Dr. #100 Austin TX.
Guest speakers:- G Guerreri (Texas A and M University) and Nick Cowell (St Edwards)
Subject:- Women's College Soccer (Recruiting, Marketing yourself, Rules and Compliance, Timelines and much more)
 
 
Wear:- All players to wear LSC sweats!
Lady Vipers win Class 4A Championships!
Apr 19 2014 - Louise Swain
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Vandegrift play for Class 4A girls championship and win!

 

Huge congratulations to our Lonestar Girls who represented Vandergrift High School in the 4A State Championship on Saturday!

A great win! Well Done Ladies!

 

 

To read more on the Vandergrift girls click here 

 

Or watch the KVUE news report here

Thank you to everyone who made the Murray Hanson Golf Classic a brilliant success!
Apr 17 2014 - Jeny Mather
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This year's Murray Hanson Lonestar Golf Classic was a great success and honored our dear friend so well.

 

We appreciate all of your support in this event and fundraiser. Thank you to all who came out in the windy cold conditions to make this a brilliant time!

 

A special thanks to the Hanson brother's for flying in to join us.

'Hole in One' Prizes announced for Murray Hanson Golf Classic!
Apr 11 2014 - Louise Swain
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The 'Hole in One' Prizes have now been announced:

 

Hole 11 - 2014 Infiniti Car
Hole 6 - Maui Jim - (4) Pair of Maui Jim Sunglasses
Hole 8 - 4 Day/3 Night Accommodations at the French Lick Resort
Hole 13 - Travis Mathew - Head to Toe signature outfie plus $500 Online Shopping Spree
Hole 17 - 4 Day/3 Night Accommodations at the French Lick Resort
 
There is still time to register - Click here to register
2014 Lonestar SC Men's College Combine Dates Announced
Apr 10 2014 - Jeny Mather
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April 29 - May 1, Registration Now Open!

 

Click here for more information

Sade Adamolekun receives invite to U.S. U15 National Team Camp
Apr 02 2014 - Jeny Mather
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Sade Adamolekun, a member of the Lonestar U14 (00) ECNL team, has received an invitation to participate in the U.S. U15 National Team camp to be held April 19 – 26 in Carson, CA. Sade has 9 goals and 4 assists so far this season with her 00 ECNL team that currently sit undefeated atop of the Texas Conference.

Sade recently showcased her talents at the ECNL Dallas National Event after U.S Soccer Officials requested to ECNL coach Darren Warham to see her play. She didn’t disappoint them playing 2 games with the Lonestar 97 (U17) team and scoring 2 goals in the 3-0 win over the Colorado Storm.

 

Don Cameron, Executive Director of Select Soccer, had this to say: “I am delighted to hear of this great opportunity for Sade.  To be selected for a National Camp two years up is an outstanding achievement. I have known Sade since she was a young girl in the club and she has an outstanding skill set and work ethic. I am sure she will make the most of this opportunity. Sade will be a great ambassador at the National Camp for all the outstanding female soccer players at Lonestar Soccer Club.”

U.S. Soccer chats with McKinze Gaines in "Opportunity Knocks" series
Mar 27 2014 - Jeny Mather
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U.S. Soccer highlights Lonestar SC and U17 USMNT forward, McKinze Gaines, this week in their "Opportunity Knocks" video series - see video here

 

McKinze was also profiled in "Person of Interest" series by the professionalfoul.com - read more here

 

We are so proud of you McKinze!
 

LSC Alum's face off in MLS: Chivas USA's Kris Tyrpak vs Whitecaps Kekuta Manneh
Mar 17 2014 - Jeny Mather
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Lonestar SC and Austin Aztex alumni, Kris Tyrpak and Kekuta Manneh come off the bench in the Chivas USA vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC game last night and make an instant impact! Kekuta ties up the game in the 80th minute with this great counter-attacking goal - watch here!

 

See more game highlights here

 

Great work guys! Brilliant watching you out on the field, and we look forward to see what's next for you both!

 

Another recent article illuminates the achievements of recent Lonestar SC alums in the MLS - Tyrpak, Manneh, and Lisch.

Acevedo could fill in for Morgan
Mar 14 2014 - Jeny Mather
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National Women’s Soccer League preseason officially began for all nine clubs on Monday, and the kickoff to the 2014 season is now just a month away. The Thorns continue to operate without the services of U.S. striker Alex Morgan, who has considerable recovery left — there is not even a timetable — on a stress reaction in her left ankle. So with Danielle Foxhoven shipped north to Seattle this offseason, who could fill in alongside Christine Sinclair in the interim?

 

Mexico forward and former Lonestar player Jackie Acevedo could have her opportunity, the Oregonian’s Jamie Goldberg reports.

 

“I love her,” Thorns coach Paul Riley said of Acevedo. “I hadn’t seen much of her, just game tape. But just to see her with our kids – she’s good, she’s sharp, she’s got a good brain on her, she moves well off the ball and she’s crafty around the net.”

 

Read more here

 

We will be watching Jackie!

 

Former '87 Lonestar SC forward, Jackie Acevedo, talks about her move to Portland and life in the National Women's Soccer League with Portland Thorns FC here.

Hat-trick hero, McKinze Gaines, puts on a show with the U17 MNT in Portland
Mar 14 2014 - Jeny Mather
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Lonestar SC's own Orrin McKinze Gaines put on a show for all in attendance on Wednesday night, scoring all three goals as the U.S. U17 Men's National Team defeated Portland 3-2 at Merlo Field.

 

See the article here

 

Great work McKinze!

Congratulations to our ECNL players selected for the Texas ECNL Player Development Program
Mar 11 2014 - Louise Swain
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The Elite Clubs National League has released the roster for its upcoming Texas ECNL PDP (Player Development Program) being held at Toyota Park, in Frisco, on March 8-9, 2014. Player selections are made based on individual performance in all ECNL competitions as well as by ECNL staff coach recommendations. Final rosters and selections are then formed by ECNL PDP Director Sean Nahas and other non-affiliated ECNL National Staff members. 

 

Lonestar  players attending the PDP include: 

Katie Uhler: Lonestar 96 ECNL/ Notre Dame

Patricia Fernandez: Lonestar 97 ECNL/ West Virginia

Katie Glenn: Lonestar 97 ECNL/ University of Texas

Claudette Lassandro: Lonestar 97 ECNL/ Texas A&M University

Nakia Graham: Lonestar 98 ECNL/ University of Texas

Emily Strouphauer: Lonestar 99 ECNL/ US U15 National Team Player
 

A seventh and eighth Lonestar Player was also selected (Chrissy Pitre and Mikaela Harvey) but was unable to attend. 

Player Development Programs (PDPs) are regionally-based identification and development programs within US Club Soccer’s id2 Program with three primary goals: 

(i) Provide the top players within specified elite leagues with an opportunity to be identified and evaluated for higher levels of play
(ii) Provide a high quality developmental experience
(iii) Recognize and reward individual performance and achievement.  

The ECNL PDP in Dallas will include a training session and two 11 vs. 11 games for each player. Top players from each ECNL PDP, along with other players scouted in ECNL competition throughout the year, will be considered for invitations to the ECNL / id2 National Training Camp in August and potential inclusion in US Youth National Team training camps. 

 The ECNL will be hosting nine PDP events across the country between February and May 2014, providing an opportunity for top players in every ECNL club. There are no player costs for participation and the ECNL covers all staffing, facility rental and equipment costs for each event. The only responsibility for participating players will be the cost of travel and accommodation (if necessary).    

 

About Elite Clubs National League:  The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) was founded in 2009 to enhance the developmental experience of female youth soccer players in the United States through: (i) Improving the competitive environment through creation of a true national competitive league; (ii) Improving the process for identifying elite female soccer players for the U.S. Soccer youth national teams through a systematic scouting and identification program based on national competitions; and (iii) improving the daily training environment at top female youth soccer clubs through developing best practices and training and organizational guidelines for its member clubs.  The ECNL is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and is sponsored by Nike Soccer.  The Army National Guard is the official military branch of the ECNL.

LSC Alumni Satara Murray added to The Washington Spirit Reserves roster for 2014
Mar 05 2014 - Louise Swain
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The Washington Spirit Reserves officially began to shape their 2014 season roster today by announcing the signing of University of North Carolina defender Satara Murray to the W-League squad. A stalwart force on the Tar Heel backline, Murray is expected to immediately bolster the Spirit Reserves defense for the upcoming season.

 

As a youth player, Murray led her Lonestar ‘93 club team to two consecutive state championships in 2010 and 2011 as well as running track and playing basketball for McNeil High School. Murray also earned a spot on the 2010 NSCAA Youth All-Region Soccer Team during her young soccer career.

Congratulations Satara!

 

Read the full story here!

Fejiro Okiomah, another former LSC player makes move up to MLS!
Feb 26 2014 - Jeny Mather
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Chivas USA have signed defender and former '90 Lonestar SC player for their upcoming season - making a total of 5 Lonestar Alumni going pro just this Spring!

 

The 23-year-old last played for the Charlotte Eagles in the USL PRO. Okiomah, whose brother Karo was a Supplemental Draft pick of the Houston Dynamo in 2012, played four years at High Point University in North Carolina from 2009-12. He also featured for the USL PDL's Carolina Dynamo while in college. Listed as a midfielder by his college, it will be interesting to see if he will play in central defense or as a full back with Chivas.

 

He also has been around the Chivas set-up for some time, as he played in the friendly against FC Tucson last November and also featured in MLS Reserve League action for the Goats.

 

Read more about Fejiro Okiomah's move to the MLS here, and here!

 

Everyone at Lonestar is so proud and look forward to watching your further success with Chivas USA!

Thorns FC add LSC Alum and Mexico Nat'l Team striker Jackie Acevedo
Feb 26 2014 - Jeny Mather
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The former '87 Lonestar SC forward Jackie Acevedo moves up from the Houston Aces to the NWSL after earning her first Mexican cap in November. The NWSL revealed its national federation allocation list for the 2014 season and in Portland, where the Thorns are holders of the league's inaugural championship, only one change came through the allocation process - Jackie Acevedo, a 5'1" Mexican-born forward from Austin, Texas has been added to the Thorns' roster through the Mexican Football Federation (FMF).

 

Acevedo, 26, an impact player for the Houston Aces of the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) in 2013, Acevedo ranked among the league’s scoring leaders with five goals and four assists in nine league appearances and earning All-WPSL Team honors. Her assist total was tied for third-best in the league. Acevedo helped the Aces to a 12-1-0 (36pts) record, capturing both the division and conference titles as the team reached the WPSL Championship match, and she scored the team’s lone goal in the final.

 

Read more of her achievement here

 

Brilliant work Jackie, best of wishes to you in Portland!