Men's League Over-35 Division Fall 2010 Champs:Hockessin SC

WCUSC Member Wins High School Soccer State Championship

Penn Fusion Player Selected for US ID Camp

Predators'92 & Eagles'92 Boys Double Champions at the Mid-Atlantic Cup

Eagles'92 Boys - Challenge Cup Champions

Soccer Community Mourns the Loss of Charlotte Moran

WCUSC Over-30 Men's Premier Team

Fight Lymphoma, Support Local High School Coach Pete Dicce

WCUSC Alumnus Trains with Liverpool FC

WCUSC Alumnus Edwards' outstanding 2008 with the U-20W US Nat'l Team

WCUSC Connection to European Professional Clubs & Youth Academies

NEW WCASA SIGN INSTALLED

 A new sign was recently installed at the entrance of the West Chester Area Sports Association Complex. The sign was designed by Gary Bevilacqua and Blaise Santangeloand was paid for by the West Chester United Soccer Club, East Side Little League, West Chester Lacrosse League, Little All-American Football Association and the Wildfire Girls Softball League. 


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Gear to Ghana 2010 - Collection a HUGE Success!

 Many of you kindly brought in all shapes and sizes of gently used soccer gear to the GIVE GEAR TO GHANA donation drive, and the first shipment has arrived in Ghana!   As you can see by the photos, your gifts have brought huge smiles of joy to the children of Ghana.   For many of them, it is the first time they have ever had a real pair of soccer cleats.   Your donations are, and will continue to be, a huge hit with the kids, especially since the first shipment arrived during the holiday season.  We also want to take this opportunity to thank one of the members of our WCUSC Predators O’30 teams, Abdul Manan, who diligently retrieved the items you donated, and who continues to send one shipment at a time to the kids in Ghana.  Manan hails from Ghana, and came stateside to attend Eastern University and play on their men’s soccer team.  He recently helped the Predator team bring home the Men’s League trophy, and is extremely thankful to all of YOU for helping to bring wonderful smiles to the kids of Ghana.  

 

 

THREE WCUSC ALUMNI DRAFTED

(January 15, 2010) Former WCUSC player Becky Edwards was taken as the 12th overall player in the 2010 Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) draft by FC Gold Pride (CA).  Joining Edwards in the WPS draft were her WCUSC Predators’87 teammates Jill Hutchinson and Mallori Lofton-Malachi.  Hutchinson (30th overall) and Lofton-Malachi (39th overall) were both drafted by the Atlanta Beat.  Lofton-Malachi was then traded to the Philadelphia Independence. Congratulations to Becky, Jill, & Mallori; WCUSC wishes them best of luck as they start their professional soccer careers this spring.

KRISTINE LILLY VISITED WCUSC
(October 2009) WCUSC held soccer clinics this fall for the club’s U-09 to U-12 Girls travel teams with former US Women’s National Team Player Kristine Lilly (click here to read Lilly’s bio). It was a great opportunity for the club’s younger travel players to work and interact with a US Soccer Icon.

WCUSC thanks Kritine Lilly for providing our players with this fantastic experience.
WCUSC ALUMNUS, KELLY KEELAN, HONORED
(Sept. 14, 2009) George Mason University Senior forward Kelly Keelan (WCUSC Predators’87G) scored two goals and had three assists to earn the Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Soccer Player of the Week award, the second time in her career she’s captured the honor. She also won it last season but she did it as a goalkeeper after earning back-to-back shutouts to take home the Mason Tournament MVP trophy. Against UC Santa Barbara on Friday, Keelan scored the match’s first goal and then assisted on the third goal to ice the contest for Mason in a 3-1 win. On Sunday, against Coastal Carolina, Keelan assisted on goals in the first half and scored in the second half as part of Mason’s 8-1 win.
WCUSC PLAYERS TRAVEL ABROAD

A joint Penn Fusion 95 Boys / WCUSC Predators Boys team embarked on an exciting tour of England this past August. This ”once in a lifetime” trip allowed the boys the opportunity to visit the professional academies of Tottenham Hotspurs FC, Reading FC, Leicester City FC, Everton FC and Sheffield United FC. When at the academies the team competed against some of the best youth talent Europe has to offer along with training sessions delivered by top academy coaches.
   Click here to read a journal of the trip.


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WCUSC ALUMNUS HONORED

WCUSC congratulates Courtney McKee (Spartans’89G) on being named the Towson University Women’s Soccer Rookie of the Year. McKee was the only freshman to play in all 19 games and started 10 games this past fall as a Towson Tiger. "First impressions were important and I wanted to come in to my first college camp being physically fit," said Courtney. "I knew these players could be bigger, stronger and more experienced, but it was important to me that I be able to sustain my fitness during our camp and for the season."


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