News and Announcements
Team Chicago Academy-Vasco standout Mariyah Zeitz has accepted a great scholarship offer to continue her soccer career at Lewis University. Mariyah – who plays her prep soccer for Head Coach Laura Wagley at West Aurora H.S., will be part of Lewis Head Coach Chris Koenig’s 2016 recruiting class.
The Flyers are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC). Mariyah will be joining former Team Chicago Academy-Internacional GK Shelby Stitz at Lewis.
Natalie Massa & Paige Miller from Team Chicago Academy-Bahia and Katelyn Nardulli & Tara Tesmond from Team Chicago Academy-Vitoria represented Region II ODP at the National ODP Camp in Phoenix over the past week.
The event was for the top ODP players in each of the four regions in the 2001 and 2002 birth-years. During the event the girls did functional training, mixed group training, and played scrimmages under the watchful eyes of both U.S. Soccer National Team staff and staff from each of the four regions.
Team Chicago Academy-Cruzeiro midfielder Jessica Christmas has accepted a great scholarship offer to continue her soccer career at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Jessica, who plays her prep soccer for Head Coach Jane Crowe at Plainfield North H.S., will be part of UIC Head Coach Brian Rigby’s 2017 recruiting class.
The Flames are part of the NCAA Division I Horizon League. Jessica will follow in the footsteps of former Team Chicago players Kendall Wilde and AJ Jakuszewski.
Team Chicago Academy-Cruzeiro right-back Sarah Avery has accepted a great scholarship to continue her soccer career at Northern Illinois University. Sarah, who plays her prep soccer for Ed Watson at Naperville Central, will be part of NIU head coach John Ross’ 2018 recruiting class.
The Huskies are part of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference (MAC).
Team Chicago Academy-Vasco forward Melissa Kasper has committed to Webster University in St. Louis. Melissa, who plays her prep soccer for head coach Kelsey Champion at Oswego H.S., will be part of Webster head coach Luigi Scire’s 2016 recruiting class.
Webster is member of the NCAA Division III St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) and won the 2015 regular season championship.