Former USSDA and Lonestar player Felipe Giesen Linssen doing well in Spain.
Lonestar SC's staff is very proud of you Felipe and will be watching your continued success!
Congratulations to former Lonestar USSDA player Michael Nelson (94) who was selected by Seattle Sounders in the recent MLS Draft. Michael continues the tradition of former Lonestar players being selected at the highest level of professional soccer in the US. "We are very proud of Michael, he has worked hard, shown leadership and perseverance to make into the next level", said Victor Pace Executive Director of USSDA program.
Well done Michael Nelson!
Congratulations to the U16G CCU Sirens for winning the South Texas Cup Western District Championships, finishing an undefeated Fall 2015 Division 2 season and placing Second at the State Championships.
Way to go LSC-CCU Sirens!
The coaching staff at Lonestar SC would like to congratulate Mikaela Harvey on being selected for the US U20 National team. Don Cameron, Executive Director of Select Soccer, adds, "We are all so very proud of her! Mikaela was the captain of our 96 ECNL National Championship winning team and is a great role model and inspiration for all our young female players at LSC. Well done and good luck Miki!!"
Congratulations to Former Lonestar USSDA player Thomas Haws (94) and his Wake Forest Demon Deacons as they advanced to the NCAA Elite 8 and will face Stanford University. Good Luck to Thomas and his Wake Forest Teammates.
We are very proud to announce that USSDA U18 player Orrin "McKinsie" Gaines has been named to National Soccer Coaches Association of America 2015 Youth All -American Team. This prestigious honor goes out to those players that have been recognized by coaches for excellence on and off the field. "We are very proud of McKinsie and are honored that our players continued to be recognized Nationally for outstanding play on the field and excellence off the field", said Victor Pace Executive Director of Lonestar USSDA program.
Former Lonestar 96G Red South player Malorie Lara scores first career hat-trick for Southwestern University in a win vs University of Dallas.
Great work Malorie!
Kyle Nelson, former Lonestar USSDA player and native of Austin,Texas, started all 18 matches on the backline for the Terriers. He led the team in minutes played and scored one goal on seven shot attempts while playing at the center back position. Congratulations Kyle and the Wofford mens soccer team!
Former Lonestar standout Thomas Haws (94) and his Wake Forest Demon Deacons are having a great season! Wake Forest was crowned ACC regular season Champions with a 4-2 win over Louisville! Congrats to Thomas and his Wake Forest teammates! Good Luck in ACC and NCAA Tournaments.
Former Lonestar SC Development Academy Player Michael Nelson (94) is having a great year so far at Old Dominion University. Michael was part of the first ever Lonestar SC team in 2004 playing his entire career with LSC. Michael continues to be an important part of ODU's success as he was named to Topdrawer team of the week!
Congrats to Michael!
Congratulations to Axel Picazo and Grant Vernon on being invited to the Boys U14 US Youth National Team. Both boys are part of the U14 United States Development Academy Team here at Lonestar Soccer Club. Good Luck this week in Carson, California!
Congratulations to Roel Gutierrez (Lonestar 97B Red) for being invited to the US Men's Deaf National Soccer Team Camp and Tryouts.
We wish you the best of luck!
Logan Hellinghausen who played for the Lonestar SC 94B Premier and the 94B Red team is now playing in the PDL. He is currently a senior at John Brown University and plays for the Southern West Virginia Kings Warriors which is in the South Atlantic Division of the Premier Development League.
Well played Logan!
Sam Stone from our 00B Red team is making his second appearance this year with the Region III 2000 BODP team. They are in Costa Rica from February 19-26 for the team's International trip. The team is also coached by Steve Allison Executive Director of Coaching & Director of College Placement.
The team is training and playing games against some of the top Costa Rican professional youth teams during their week long trip. In addition will observe training of the pro teams and attend the El Classico between the top two teams Saprissa & Alajuela at the National Stadium.
The team played it's first match February 21st defeating Heredia's U15's 4-0. Sam started at right back helping the team to the win and shutout.
The team has now played 3 matches defeating Berlin 4-1 and drawing with Alajuela 1-1 the U15 Costa Rican Champions. They have one match left on February 25th against Saprissa before returning home on the 26th.
Former Lonestar players and more recently of Stephen F. Austin women’s soccer team, defender Megan Dunnigan and goalkeeper Morgan Glick signed professional contracts with IA Akranes FC!
Join us on Tuesday, February 10th at 7 PM to see our Lonestar U18 USSDA boys face off against the Aztex!
Where: Kelly Reeves Stadium off of Parmer Lane.
All Lonestar players encouraged to attend, entry is FREE!
Hope to see you there!
Emily Strouphauer of the 99 ECNL team has recently received an invitation into the upcoming U18 US National team camp. The first camp of 2015 will be held at the Olympic Training Center in San Diego and will run Feb 1 - 8 under the guidance of coach April Heinrichs and her staff.
Emily has verbally committed to play at the University of Texas when she graduates and currently leads the 99s with 5 goals on the season.
Lonestar Soccer Club is proud to announce that USSDA U14 player Grant Vernon has made the U14 National Team Roster.
"We are pleased to continue the tradition of placing our players at the highest level and getting recognized for doing so. Grant has worked very hard and has been part of the Lonestar Way for many years!" said USSDA Director Victor Pace.
Grant will travel to Spain in February to play and compete against some of the worlds elite players, we wish him all the best!
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) has recognized Orrin "McKinze" Gaines as a High School All American for 2015. The NSCAA is the largest sports organisation is the United States and recognizes the outstanding people involved in the sport of soccer.
"We are once again very proud that a prestigious organization as the NSCAA has recognized McKinzie for this outstanding award" said Executive Director of USSDA program Victor Pace. Gaines will continue this Spring Semester in the US Soccer Residency Program in preparation for the U17 World Cup in Chile.
Congratulations to McKinzie Gaines and his Family!
LSC alum, Khiry Shelton, goes as 2nd pick overall in the 1st round to New York City FC! Congratulations, Khiry!
Khiry is the highest Major League Soccer (MLS)draft pick in Lonestar SC alumni history (#2 overall, Kekuta Manneh in second as #4 draft pick in 2013).
Congratulations to LSC alum, Bianca "BB" Brinson, on being drafted to the Boston Breakers of the National Women's Soccer League!
LSC alum and Texas A&M midfielder, Mikaela Harvey, secures a spot on the roster for the U20 U.S. Women's National Team camp taking place in Florida later this month.
Lonestar Soccer Club is very proud to announce that our very own Satara Murray has signed for Liverpool FC! Well Done Satara - this is a great achievement and truly shows that hard work pays off! Satara Murray on signing for Liverpool FC: I am so excited for this opportunity, I feel like not many people get this opportunity and I just am so thankful for getting the chance to play professionally, but also for a club such as Liverpool. I grew as a player through LSC and then ultimately became an even better player at UNC. Receiving the coaching I did from Lonestar was amazing. I don't think a lot of youth soccer players can receive such great coaching from a club and having that chance was just amazing. Then heading to UNC, getting the chance to play for Anson is like something i couldn't ever imagine. I learned so much throughout my 4 years at UNC and I became such a different player than what I was when I came in my freshman year. Very excited to play in the next level! From Coach Don: All the staff at Lonestar are delighted for Satara and her mum Glenda on her signing for Lverpool FC. Satara was an outstanding talent who has worked extremely hard to earn the opportunity to play collegiate soccer at UNC and now into professionally at Liverpool FC. Satara is a great ambassador for all our young female players and fingers crossed we may see her at the World Cup in the summer! From Glenda mum: " We dared to dream - and we dreamt in Technicolour"
One year ago, Lonestar SC player McKinzie Gaines was playing in the 2013 Academy Select Game and has since made significant strides in a blossoming soccer career. Barely a few months after capitalizing on this platform, he was called into the U-17 National Team and is now tied with teammate Haji Wright for the most appearances for the team in 2014.
The United States Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) is the elite level of youth soccer in the United States for male soccer players. The USSDA is by invitation only for the top 72 clubs in the country and Lonestar SC is the only club in the USSDA in Austin. The league was created by the USSF to improve player development at the highest levels by increasing the number of high quality training sessions and creating more meaningful games throughout a ten month calendar.
Advancing elite players to professional contracts and USMNT opportunities is a goal of the program, though importantly, as with all our programs, the Lonestar SC USSDA program is designed to maximize collegiate opportunities through our college placement program. For more information on the USSDA contact Victor Pace
We look forward to your next feat McKinzie!
We are Lonestar!