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The 14th annual PSU Mix n Match tournament was another great day of soccer for our PSU Community. 32 teams representing actual World Cup teams played on fields named for actual tournament locations.
Many thanks to the club staff, volunteers, families and players that stepped up, lent a hand and cheered to make this PSU tradition a great day.
Final standings are attached
Follow your World Cup team’s actual progress in Russia in the attached team links
The document MnM_2018_Wrap.pdf was attached to this post.
Hudson Scheiber, from the U13 Red team, participated in the Mundialito International Football (soccer) tournament held in Spain the last week of March. As a member of Team USA IFC CoWi, Hudson was part of the biggest Children’s International Football Tournament in the world, with more than 300 teams and almost 5,000 participants from 50 countries and 5 continents.
Hudson’s road to Spain began last summer when he participated in the XR Soccer Camp through Xavi Rico’s organization (former Wave player and coach at SC Waukesha and Strike). Hudson then had a tryout and was one of 3 Wisconsin players to make the team (the other two played for Strike). The balance of his team was mostly from the Denver area, where Coach Rico now resides.
The tournament dates to 1993 marking this year as its 25th anniversary. Team USA faced tough competition against FC Porto (Portugal), Corinthians (South Africa), and two local teams from Catalonia. Other countries represented were Brazil, Guatemala, Korea, England, Japan, Argentina, Mali, Hong Kong, Germany, Oman, Russia, Turkey, Australia, Canada among others.
Here’s what Hudson had to say about the experience:
“I got the opportunity this spring to play in Spain on the U12 USA Team. I got on the team through a training with XR Soccer Training. The experience was incredible! I most enjoyed the intensity and technique of our opponents from around the world. I would like to thank PSU Coach Cristian Ramirez Raggio and Andy Berlinski for preparing me for this trip. I would also like to thank Coach Xavi Rico on getting us ready to compete, not just participate, at such a high level.”
Contact Coach Melissa at Micros@pewaukeesussexunited.com
Pewaukee Sussex United is pleased to welcome Melissa Loretto as the Micro Coordinator, beginning Spring 2018.
Melissa joins us as a former player with Trinity International University (IL). She has coached 6 seasons as a high school coach, currently Muskego HS, and 4 seasons as a junior development program coach for an IL club.
Melissa’s aim is to develop the skills of young athletes in a fun, enjoyable environment that will set them up for future success. She believes soccer is an amazing sport and is thankful for the opportunities that soccer has given her as a player. She hopes to open the door for young kids to fall in love with soccer so they too can experience the great sport that it is. For the Micros program, her goal is to nurture young athletes’ passion for the game of soccer while developing some of the fundamental skills required to be successful in soccer such as dribbling, passing, shooting, and playing with their teammates (1v1, 2v2).
Melissa grew up in Verrnon Hills, IL and currently resides in Waukesha. She is a math teacher at Muskego High School.
Please join us in welcoming Melissa!
Coach’s Report: U17B Red coach by Zach Papanikolaou
The U17 boys have been absolutely incredible in our spring season. The very first competition we had, we participated in the Rick Kilps tournament in Racine, and we reached the championship game playing against Rick Kilps’ own team (he is the director of the Racine soccer club, and the coach of our opponents). In the early rounds, our amazing U17 boys won both games, beating Sports Club 3-0, and then beating Rick Kilps team 2-0, the same team that advanced for the championship. While we were defeated in the championship, I’m so proud of my players because basically all four games we played there, we had no subs and then in the championship game Rick Kilps brought fresh players who hadn’t played the previous day. Our team finished very respectably as the runners up in the tournament.
The incredible success of our U17 boys begins in our conference games, and the very first opponent we had to face was Parkland Soccer Club, with tremendous recognition and reputation. To magnify how amazing our team was in that particular game, we competed with just 10 players and finished in a 3-1 victory.
Then the next day, the same 10 players traveled to Neenah along with three additional teammates. Another great performance with a 0-0 draw. Tremendous effort over this weekend where our bench was thin, but a phenomenal performance from every single player involved – every single player left every single ounce of effort and energy on the field by competing against an absolutely outstanding Neenah team.
This last weekend Green Bay visited at Halquist and what a phenomenal performance again by the U17s, with absolutely no subs and playing in horrific 45-degree rain. Early in the second half we went up 1-0, then with about ten minutes left Green Bay tied, 1-1, and again, our U17 boys showed their determination, class and ability by getting the winning goal three minutes before the 90 minutes were up for a brilliant 2-1 victory.
To summarize everything, after three conference games, outscoring opponents and being undefeated in three games, that’s an absolutely incredible performance by this team.
I’m so grateful and thankful for this phenomenal and talented group of players that really love the game, worked very hard for each other, bring tremendous good attitude, and have been absolutely brilliant in our season. I expect the team to finish the season on a very high note. Congratulations, U17 boys, Coach Zach is very proud to be involved with you boys! Thank you very much.