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Congratulations to our Graduating Seniors!
Feb 07 2014 - Louise Swain
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Huge Congratulations to all of our Senior Players who have committed to playing soccer at college. Our National Signing Day Ceremony held on Wednesday 5th February 2014 was a great success.

 

It was a special night where we were all able to celebrate the accomplishments of all our players. We are proud and excited for them as they all move into the college ranks. We are appreciative of the loyalty of our players and families and have added some quality people to our LSC Alums.

 

 

Congratulations!

Lonestar Girls Showcase
Jan 29 2014 - Louise Swain
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On Feb 15-16th Lonestar Soccer Club will host its annual Women's College Showcase. The Showcase is in its 10th year and provides a great opportunity for Lonestar players. Up to 100 College Coaches from around the country come and watch the event.
 
This year's event is the biggest yet. "We have 10 teams waiting to get into the Showcase" says tourney Director Lorie Williams. What makes the Lonestar Showcase great for the College Coaches is that the event is in one location. "I really like the fact the Showcase is at one location with the 8 fields right together" says Auburn Asst. Coach James Armstrong. "It makes it easy to see lots of games. "
 

The College Showcase also hosts a Collegiate game. This year we have the University of Texas vs the University of Houston. The game will be played Feb 15th at 7pm at the Univ of Texas' soccer field. "This is a great opportunity for the players to get out and see the next level of soccer" says JD Cochran Lonestar ECNL DOC. "Lonestar has several Alumni playing in this game Katie Gernsbacher, Julie Arnold, Sydney Shutter, Sharis LaChappelle, Isabelle Kerr.

McKinze Gaines scores first international goal!
Jan 27 2014 - Jeny Mather
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PRESS RELEASE FROM U.S. SOCCER: 

 

MANISA, Turkey (Jan. 21, 2014) – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team continued its sterling start at the 2014 Aegean Cup by defeating Norway 5-2 on Tuesday to book its place in the tournament’s championship match.

 

The USA (2-0-0; 6pts) sits atop Group B and will play Scotland on Thursday before advancing to the tournament championship on Saturday. With France and Scotland drawing 1-1, neither team can catch the USA on points. Should the USA lose to Scotland and Norway beat France on Thursday, bringing the Americans and Scandinavians even on points, the USA will still go through as the top team in Group B by virtue of beating Norway head-to-head.

 

The USA’s victory against Norway was secured with three unanswered goals early in the second half, after the two teams went in to half time tied at 2-2. U.S. captain Alexis Velela scored the winning goal seven minutes after the restart, and Christian Pulisic added another three minutes later to give the USA some breathing room. Pulisic’s strike was his third goal in as many games dating back to the USA’s final match against Brazil at the Nike International Friendlies in December.

 

Nicholas Taitague, a call up from the U-15 Boys’ National Team, capped the proceedings after coming on as a second-half sub with his first international goal for the U.S. U-17 MNT in the 58th minute.

 

In the first half, forward Elijah Rice started off a late barrage of goals when he opened his U-17 account in the 21st minute. However, a pair of strikes from Norway’s John Hou Saeter and Sander Berge saw the match tilt in favor of the Scandinavians with five minutes remaining until the break.

 

The USA evened matters in the final minute of the half through newcomer McKinzie Gaines, who was just added to U.S. Soccer’s Residency Program this semester. After playing 11 minutes in the team’s 2-1 win against France on Monday, Gaines seized his opportunity to haul the U.S. level by scoring his first international goal in his first start with the U.S. U-17 National Team.

 

 

Brilliant work McKinze!

Lonestar SC Alumni to MLS!
Jan 27 2014 - Jeny Mather
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Lonestar Soccer Club alumni are about to dive into the world of professional soccer, as three former players were selected in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.

 
Kris Tyrpak (40th pick, Chivas USA), Michael Lisch (54th pick, Houston Dynamo) and Travis Golden (69th pick, D.C. United) were drafted Monday on the second day of the 2014 draft. These three players will join last years big signing and Lonestar alum, Kekuta Menneh (currently at Vancouver Whitecaps), in the MLS. 
 
We would like to wish these players luck in their new challenge at the professional level! We Are Lonestar!
Paul Dalglish to Real Salt Lake; Orrin McKinze Gaines to U17 USNT Residency
Jan 08 2014 - Jeny Mather
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Read the official press release here.

 

Congratulations Paul and Orrin from everyone at Lonestar SC! Well deserved, and best of luck to you both.

 

 

 

 

Soccer Starters in Full Swing!
Oct 15 2013 - Louise Swain
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We are halfway through the Soccer Starter program and the children are having great fun. The 3&4 year olds are spending lots of time playing fun games with the ball, developing their skills and applying these to fun scrimmages.

The players are increasing in their confidence, team work & understanding of the game of soccer!

Get ready for the Spring Soccer Season!
Jan 13 2014 - Jeny Mather
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The Jr. Academy is a great experience for girls and boys ages 7-10 interested in the game of soccer.

 

Read this great article written by one of our players, Tanner Hower - 7 years old, and get excited about the soccer coming this spring season!

 

Thanks Tanner and look forward to seeing you on the pitch!

Lonestar SC Wins Community Grant!
Jan 07 2014 - Jeny Mather
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Lonestar Soccer Club promotes an active, healthy lifestyle and develops complete soccer players with key core values. The Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports Fall Community Grant will go towards the club’s financial aid program. The organization used the team website, emails and social media to rally support for their grant effort. They also set up stations at events to allow parents and coaches to access the information. Louise Swain added, “The education process was good, the teamwork to achieve our common goal was great and best of all we can now help more young players with the funding from the grant!”

 

Thank you everyone for all your support in helping us to earn this community grant!

 

Read more about the grant and other winners here

Good Luck to our ECNL teams travelling to Florida
Dec 26 2013 - Louise Swain
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The 99,98,97 ECNL teams will be traveling to Sanford, Florida Dec 28th-30th for an ECNL National Showcase event. The three teams will play one game each day (over the three days) in front of hundreds of college coaches.  Good Luck to all three teams and safe travels.

TeamFirst Camp hosted by Lonestar SC is a tremendous success!
Dec 26 2013 - Louise Swain
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Last weekend saw female soccer players from all over the country desend on our Lonestar fields to be coached by our coaches JD Cochran, Tyra Ponce, Kelsey Rdzanek, Sophia Mundy, Jeny Mather and Taylar Sklar O’Sullivan alongside Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly and Tisha Venturini-Hoch, who combined have won 5 Olympic Gold Medals, 5 World Cup Winners Medals and 12 NCAA Titles.

 

And if that wasn’t enough, we were lucky enough to include current NCAA Collegiate Soccer Head Coaches Angela Kelly and Keri Sanchez as part of the coaching staff!! Both coaches played with Mia, Kristine and Tish at the University of North Carolina where they also were All-Americans and won 4 NCAA Titles.

 

The weekend was a truly excellent experience for all the girls that attended!

Day 1 consisted of team building, developing the girls personalities and skills, demonstrations from Mia, Kristine and Tisha and lots of competitions. Day 2 was a wet and cold day but the coaches brightened up the day with fun drills and skills indoors, an autograph and picture opportunity and some fun games. On the final day they braved the cold and finished up with a world cup tournament.

 

Look out for lots of action pictures on our facebook and twitter pages!

 

 

U15G LSC Crossfire - DII State Champion Runner Ups!!
Dec 26 2013 - Louise Swain
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Congratulations to our U15G Crossfire who took 1st place in their DII tournament after winning 4 straight games in San Antonio and then headed to State Championships!
 
The girls did a great job, they tied both the top seeded teams from Eastern District and went on to win against the #2 Western District team. This put them in 2nd place overall in the State competition!! This is the highest level the girls have ever achieved as a team and did very well earning their red ribbons!
 
Well Done Ladies!
 
01G White North, U13G State Champions
Dec 26 2013 - Louise Swain
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Big Well Done to our 01G White North who finishes as U13 State Champions this season.

 

Great Job Ladies!

Lonestar Cyclones - 3rd in state championships!
Dec 26 2013 - Louise Swain
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Well done to the Lonestar U13 Cyclones who porgressed onto the DII STYSA State tournament and came away with 3rd place.  They played three great matches with two of them ending 1-0, one a Cyclones win, the other a loss.  As always the team played with integrity and played their hearts out.  The girls were proud to represent Lonestar and we are very proud of them!

 

Great Job Girls!

Board of Directors Update
Dec 16 2013 - Jeny Mather
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ECNL teams prepare for Florida
Dec 26 2013 - Louise Swain

Our ECNL teams were preparing for their trip to Florida, with Orlando on the mind, this is how the teams fared during the second weekend of December.

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Lonestar SC battled to a 1-1 draw with D’Feeters Soccer Club on Saturday in a crucial Texas Conference showdown. Lonestar remained in the top spot in the conference thanks to the draw and a 1-0 win over Dallas Sting on Sunday.

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Lonestar SC also had a very positive week in the U15 age group. Lonestar picked up a 4-1 win against D’Feeters Soccer Club on Saturday, and then tallied a 3-1 victory over Dallas Sting on Sunday. Emily Strouphauer had two goals and an assist on Saturday for Lonestar. Quinn Murphy and Ariela Cantu also scored in the win. Strouphauer capped her great weekend with two more goals on Sunday. She has eight on the season. Ariana Owens scored the other goal against Sting.

Southwestern University player Sarah Bevins (Lonestar SC 95G Red NTH) garners SCAC Newcomer-of-the-Year honors
Dec 13 2013 - Louise Swain
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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – In exclusive voting by the head women's soccer coaches of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC), Sarah Bevins was tabbed as the Co-Newcomer-of-the-Year as the SCAC announced the All-SCAC Women's Soccervoting.

Sarah Bevins, a first-year forward from Austin, Texas, was third among all conference first-year players (11th overall) in scoring with 19 points on seven goals and five assists. She was second on her own team in scoring and was SCAC Co-Offensive Player-of-the-Week in Week 8 when she had four goals in two conference wins, including a hat trick in a 4-0 win against Centenary College. She also earned a Second Team All-SCAC nod.

First-years Megan McGrath (Lonestar SC 95G Red NTH) and Hayley Miesse (Lonestar SC 95G Red) earned Honorable Mention honors this season.

Southwestern ended the year at 10-9-1 overall and advanced to their first SCAC Conference Final, falling to nationally-ranked Trinity.

 
 
Well Done Sarah!
Mikaela Harvey from the Lonestar 96 ECNL team named one of the best soccer players in the nation this year!
Dec 13 2013 - Louise Swain
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Mikaela Harvey from the Lonestar 96 ECNL team has been selected by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America to the 2013 NSCAA Youth Girl’s All-America Team. This honor names Mikaela as one of the best soccer players in the nation this year. The All-America team will be announced on December 5.
 
The award will be presented at the annual NSCAA All-America Luncheon on Saturday, January 18, 2014, in Philadelphia.  The event honors All-America players at the youth, high school and college levels.  Over 1,200 attendees will be at the luncheon.  It is an extraordinary event celebrating the best amateur soccer players in the United States for 2013.
 
The luncheon is held in conjunction with the 67th annual NSCAA Convention, the largest annual gathering of soccer coaches in the world.  The convention draws over 10,000 coaches, administrators and soccer business professionals from across the country and around the world.  It features coaching clinics, workshops and meetings and has the nation’s largest soccer tradeshow.  The annual Major League Soccer SuperDraft and the NWSL Draft are both held at the convention. 
 
Congrats to Mikaela!!!!!
Lonestars U'18B USSF team performed well at the USSFDA Showcase.
Dec 13 2013 - Louise Swain
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Well Played to the Lonestars U'18B USSF team who tied yesterday and won 3-0 this morning in Sarasota at the USSFDA Showcase. There are 100's of coaches at the 5 day event and LSC U'16 players Mckenzie Gaines and Nathaniel Adamolekun have both been selected in the USSFDA Select Rosters where the top players from around the country play against each other for the college coaches and National Team Scouts.

 

Read Full Story here.

Good Luck to Lonestar '91 Alumnus Michael Lisch
Dec 11 2013 - Louise Swain
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Good Luck to Michael Lisch, '91 Lonestar Goalkeeper  who will be playing in the Men's College Cup Final Four this Friday, 12/13/13 at 3pm against Notre Dame.  Michael is a senior at New Mexico and made Conference USA's  Third Team All-Conference Team.

 

http://www.golobos.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=842010&SPID=87119&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=26000&ATCLID=209076513&Q_SEASON=2013

 

Good Luck Michael!

LSC-AUC U13G Cyclones win DII Western District Championship
Dec 11 2013 - Louise Swain
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Congratulations to the LSC-AUC U13G Cyclones who battled through 4 tough matches at the Division II STYSA Western District Championship tournament in San Antonio and took 1st Place! 

 

Coach Brad commented, "We were pleased to represent Lonestar and CAYSA, finished the tournament with 3 wins and 1 tie.  My assistant coach Wayne Appleton and I are proud as can be about how the girls played and conducted themselves throughout tournament.  This is a team that respects the game and respects their opponents. We’re looking forward to playing in the D2 STYSA State tournament at 5 Mile Dam park this weekend".

 

Well Done girls and Good Luck at the weekend!

 

01G Red STH Qualify for Brenham State Classic League
Dec 10 2013 - Jeny Mather
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Our LSC 01G Red South won their playoff game on Saturday vs AFHSC 4-1. This means they qualify for Brenham in the spring to compete to play in State Classic League. Massive achievement for this group!

 

Superior work girls, we look foward to watching more great matches this spring!

 

 

 

 

State Championships Weekend Update!
Dec 09 2013 - Jeny Mather
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Congratulations to the 01G White North team, and coach Sophia Mundy, for winning the U13 STYSA State Championships this past weekend in San Antonio. The team went 3-0-0 and didn't allow a single goal the entire weekend!


Congratulations also go out to the 01G Blue North team, and coach Kelsey Rdzanek, who finished 2nd in the U13 STYSA State Championships as well. Accolades to the 03G Blue North A, and coach Sophia Mundy, for finishing 2nd in the U11 STYSA State Championships.

 

Finally, we want to congratulate the 03G White South A for finishing 4th in the U11 STYSA State Championships.


The 00G Gold North team will compete in the STYSA State Championships next weekend at 5 Mile Dam Park in San Marcos and we wish them the best of luck.

Excellent work ladies. We are Lonestar!

 

Support Our LSC Girls play SCL Qualifying matches Saturday!
Dec 05 2013 - Jeny Mather
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Calling all Lonestar families and soccer fans! Join us to cheer on the 01G Red South, the 00G Red South, the 98G White North, and the 98G White South as they match off this Saturday in order to qualify for the State Classic League next fall!

 

These teams have worked very hard this season and it would be great if they had a ton of support to watch them tackle these relegation matches on Saturday at 5 Mile Dam in San Marcos. It is suppose to be very cold so come prepared.

 

Thank you and best of luck girls!

 

 

 

96G & 97G excel in D'Feeters Thanksgiving Showcase
Dec 05 2013 - Jeny Mather
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Lonestar SC had an amazing weekend over the holiday as our '96 and '97 Girls teams traveled to Dallas for the D'Feeters Thanksgiving Showcase. These teams achieved great exposure to a lot of college coaches who have showed a tremendous amount of interest in our players. Now is the time for our juniors and seniors to follow up and communicate with these coaches that are reaching out for contact.

 

Great work girls, we are so proud of you all and excited to see what's next!

 

 

 

02G Red win U12 bracket at Texas Cup in Dallas over Thanksgiving!
Dec 04 2013 - Jeny Mather
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The 02G Red beat Sting in the semifinal 1-0 and beat Andromeda 1-0 in overtime of the championship match. Addie Hackney scored the game winner in the semifinal and Natalie Cruz scored the game winning goal in the final after a great run and cross from Brooke MacArthur. Captain Abby Allen was brilliant throughout the weekend and the center backs Maddie Laude and Emma Hagart were sensational in a very tough final match.  
 
Overall the girls had 21 goals for and ZERO against. Big thanks to Azul Alvarez who came up from 03G Red to play goalie for the weekend. Excellent work everyone!
 
This is the first time an Austin team has won the top bracket at this highly competitive event and it is a major achievement for the girls. The entire coaching staff is extremely proud of them!