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.
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.
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 Soccer Club alumni are about to dive into the world of professional soccer, as three former players were selected in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.
Congratulations Paul and Orrin from everyone at Lonestar SC! Well deserved, and best of luck to you both.
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!
The Jr. Academy is a great experience for girls and boys ages 7-10 interested in the game of soccer.
Thanks Tanner and look forward to seeing you on the pitch!
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!
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.
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!
Big Well Done to our 01G White North who finishes as U13 State Champions this season.
Great Job Ladies!
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!
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 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.
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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.
Good Luck Michael!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!