SMU PLAYERS OF THE WEEK!!! 11/25-12/01 Dec 02 2013 - Manu Appelius
ERIN JONES (G17), LILY DRESNER (G15), CAMERON STOPFORTH and MATTHEW KOH (B17 Blue) are SMU Players of the Week!!! For more details, click here:
ERIN JONES WINS GOALIE WARS 2013 AT NOMADS!!!! Dec 02 2013 - Manu Appelius
Erin Jones of the G17 had an impressive performance on Friday, while participating with her team at Nomads Thanksgiving College Showcase. Erin was a late entry for the Goalie Wars, but ended up sweeping the competition, going 4-0, with an impressive 9-1 win in the final game against a very talented goalie for Slammers FC. You can see videos of the final on the "Beautiful Game" page of this website. Congratulations Erin!!! SMU is proud of you!
SMU's "Friday Fearless Footwork" clinic - RETURNS to WEBSTER MIDDLE SCHOOL as of FRIDAY 12/6/13!!! Nov 28 2013 - Robert Bahedry FRIDAY CLINIC are from 5:30-7PM at WEBSTER MIDDLE SCHOOL as of 12/6/2013
Aimed at boys and girls ages 6-12, this clinic is unique in that it is open to ALL PLAYERS - especially NON-SMU players. It is an opportunity for any/all players not yet affiliated with the club to work with our excellent coaching staff on improving their technical and tactical skills on a consistent, weekly basis. Each session is 90 minutes, and will incorporate a warm-up, a specific "topic" on technique, and finish up with about a 30 minutes small-sided game. The cost of each session is just $10 per player, payable in cash.
Here are the upcoming topics for December:
2013 WEBSTER MIDDLE SCHOOL Nov. 29 NO CLINIC - Thanksgiving Dec. 6 Receiving: Laces volley trap Dec. 13 Finishing: Headers Dec. 20 Passing: Instep-Drive Dec. 27 NO CLINIC 2014 WEBSTER MIDDLE SCHOOL Dates TBA soon.
ALL players participating in this clinic require a waiver. For a copy of the "WAIVER" or more information, please contact ROBERT BAHEDRY at firstname.lastname@example.org or 310-200-1083.
SMU G10 are 2013 BRONZE WEST CHAMPIONS!!! Nov 24 2013 - Manu Appelius
Congratulations to the G10 (SMU G03) for an unbelievable season!!! Under the brilliant coaching of Pete Bartlett and Kai Lopez, the girls won the final and decisive game against Granada United to become 2013 CSL Bronze West Champions on their first ever season in club. The girls have played intelligent, attractive, attacking soccer as a team. The easy way (punt the ball down the field and hope someone can get on the end of it and score) doesn't have a place with this team. The coaches have taken more risks by playing a passing game that utilizes every player but the results proved this is the right approach. A successful team with a brilliant future. Well done girls and coaches! SMU is proud of you!!!
SMU Players of the Week - 11/18-11/24 Nov 24 2013 - Manu Appelius
SOFIA GROSSMAN, DEVAN SKIBINSKI, ISABELLA SPECCHIERLA, ELLA WATKINS, MONA ABAI, GEORGIA STERZA, ROSKIN ADELE, CHLOE ALLISON, ALEXIS HINKLE, CAMILLA ELMSTROM, KACEY HARRIS, CAROLINE HANNAN (G10), MASON WEINREBER, JAMES BUDA, GUSSY KOVEN, LUCCA CHORIN, MAX FRIEDMAN, LEO VAGNATI, CONSTANTIN PAPADOPOLIS, AIDAN DAVIS, ARIS TOMBROS, DJIBRIL CURLEY, SEBASTIAN RINCON, MATEO ACEVEDO (B9), GEOVANY SILIEZAR and WILL VAN ZANDT (B17 Blue), QUINCY JAMIESON (B12) are SMU Players of the Week!!! For more details, click here:
SMU B09 are 2013 BRONZE WEST CHAMPIONS!!! Nov 24 2013 - Manu Appelius
SMU is proud to announce another fantastic result from one of our youngest teams. SMU B9 (SMU B04) under the brilliant coaching of Nico Marinez and Kai Lopez, clinched first place today in the highly competitive CSL Bronze West bracket. This brand new team played a brilliant offensive style of soccer for the whole season and ended with an amazing undefeated 11-0-3 record. Another brilliant SMU team with a bright future ahead. Congratulations boys and coaches. SMU is proud of you!!!
SILIEZAR, VAN ZANDT AND JAMIESON SELECTED FOR ODP/PRO+ WINTER POOLS! Nov 22 2013 - Manu Appelius
SMU would like to congratulate Geovany Siliezar and Will Van Zandt of the B17 Blue and Quincy Jamieson of the B12 for being selected to the Cal South Pro+ ODP Winter Pools for 2013/2014. These selections continue the brilliant track record of the club, which has had 25 of its players selected for ODP pools in the last 4 years!!! Congratulations to Geovany, Will (who made the 1997 pool) and Quincy (who was selected for 2001) for their amazing achievement!
SMU Players of the Week!!! - 11/11-11/17 Nov 18 2013 - Manu Appelius
SKYLER GIBBONS-STOVALL, MYLES PINDUS, PHIN BAUER, GEOVANY SILIEZAR, DANIEL GREEN, ANTOINE LAURIENT, CAMERON STOPFORTH, JONAH BLUME-KEMKES, MATTHEW KOH, MATTHEW GLICK, TYLER SALEM, ALAN GARCIA, COLE OFFER, CARLOS RINCON-CHICO, ZACHERY MCGRAW, JOAN PAU DAVIU, WILLIAM VAN ZANDT, WALKER VAN ZANDT, KAYVON PARSA, COLE FLETCHER (B17 Blue), MEI MEI TERCEK, COLETTE NOGHREIAN, HANNAH SIEGEL, JAMIE FIGUEROA, ALEXANDRA SCHIRN, MELISSA BELL, ZOE CAPANNA, KAYLA DZUREK, SOPHIA STILLS, LILY DRESNER, MIKAYLA LERMAN, MAYA SILARDI, CATE ROZELLE, KATE NEWMAN, KRISTIANE ALPHSON, DANIELLE SCHWARTZ, KATHERINE WILKES, BELLA CAPELLINO DE ESCOBED (G15), MAYA GRAY, CAROLINE "MOUSE" GLUCK (G17), RACHEL PIKE (G15 Blue), DANTE PEZZI (B19), CARA CONROY (G12) are SMU Players of the Week!!! For more details, click here:
SMU B96 Blue are CSL PREMIER CHAMPIONS!!! Nov 18 2013 - Manu Appelius
SMU is proud to announce another incredible accomplishment for our SMU B96 Blue. The "Blues" as they are commonly referred to, under the brilliant coaching of Arron Craggs and Omid Shokoufandeh, clinched first place today in the highly competitive CSL Premier bracket, arguably the toughest and most competitive League in the whole country. Following a season that saw them, amongst many other results, get second place at Dallas Cup and second place in U16 Premier, the boys came back with a vengeance this fall and were able to improve on last season's result, getting the Premier Championship with a 7-1-3 record. The Blues ended up with the best defense of the League (9 goals against in 11 games) and with 3 points ahead of the second place team. This team, which was formed in 2005 at U-9, has only won one other League championship (at U-10 Bronze). Although it has generally been highly competitive with a handful of second and third place finishes and several prestigious Tournament Championships, getting another League Title in U17 Premier, after finishing second in U16, is a magnificent achievement. This is the second consecutive Boys U17 Premier Championship for SMU and another historical moment for the club. Congratulations boys, SMU is proud of you!!!
SMU G15 are CSL Silver Elite North Champions!!! Nov 18 2013 - Manu Appelius
What a fantastic season for the SMU G98 team and what a fantastic accomplishment! First place in Silver Elite North, with an undefeated, 11-0-3 record, the girls scored 46 goals and gave up only 7 in 14 games, giving them the best record for both offense and defense. More than these numbers, though, the girls, brilliantly coached by Pete Gail and Robert Bahedry, exhibited a fantastic and flawless style of soccer for the whole season. With, by far, the best possession game of the entire club, these girls consistently show what the game of soccer is all about. Watching these girls is like watching a professional team play. A work of art of patience and intelligence, masterfully keeping possession of the ball until a weakness of the opponent can be exposed. It's a style of soccer that takes time to develop and that doesn't produce immediate success in early years. Once it's mastered, though, it achieves such an impressive quality of play, that it becomes almost impossible to be countered by the opposition. I invite any soccer fan to come and see this team play! You will be glad you did. Congratulations on an unbelievable season, girls! SMU is proud of you!!!