News and Announcements
Team Chicago Academy-Bahia claimed the Girls U15 title at the prestigious SC Del Sol President’s Day Tournament in Phoenix, AZ with a 2-0 win over Westminster Samba (CO) in the final.
After a scoreless first half, Bahia broke the game wide open in the early stages of the second half as Paige Miller recorded a brace in less than minute. The eventual game winner came in the 11th minute from a passing sequence between Audrey Siebert and Sophia Majher that found Paige with the ball at her feet at the top of the 18-yard box. She walked it in and calmly slotted the ball home.
Less than a minute later Allie Anderson served a great ball in-behind the Westminster defense, and Paige beat the on-rushing keeper to the ball and walked in the insurance goal. Bahia had several other quality chances to extend the lead, but the final score was 2-0.
Bahia went 3-0-1 over the four games and conceded only one goal. Reagan Sanders was solid in goal recording three shutouts behind a strong defensive anchored by Natalie Massa, Lauren Douglass, Zaira Solis, Madison Hoyda, and Tamara Hernandez.
This was a wonderful accomplishment for the Bahia girls to end their U15 season and before heading into their first H.S. soccer season.
Team Chicago Academy-Cruzeiro midfielder CC Coneset has accepted a great scholarship offer to continue her playing career at Central Michigan University. CC – who plays her prep soccer at Plainfield South H.S. – will be part of CMU Head Coach Peter McGahey’s 2018 recruiting class.
The Chippewas are part of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference (MAC).
Team Chicago hosted a National Letter of Intent signing day event this afternoon. Team Chicago Academy-Vasco Head Coach Joe Moreau recognized the nine players from his team who have committed to playing college soccer starting this fall season. Technical Director Phil Nielsen and Girls Director Dave Lovercheck were also on-hand to congratulate the girls.
Here is the list of players and schools:
Ella Wagoner, Concordia University Chicago DIII
Emma Veselsky, Bellarmine University DII
Hannah Rieker, University of Montevallo DII
Kendal Keay, Winona State University DII
Lucy Koger, Millikin DIII
Mariyah Zeitz, Lewis University DII
Melissa Kasper, Webster University DIII
Raven Withaar, Millikin DIII
Taylor Leskovar, St. Ambrose University NAIA
Team Chicago Academy-Vasco standout Hannah Rieker has committed to the University of Montevallo, AL. Hannah – who plays her prep soccer at Minooka H.S. – will be part of Montevallo Head Coach Robert Lane’s 2016 recruiting class.
The Falcons are part of the NCAA Division II Peach Belt Conference (PBC).
Team Chicago Academy-Vasco Head Coach and Illinois high school coaching legend Joe Moreau was inducted into the Jodie Harrison Lifetime Achievement Award Hall of Fame at St. Charles East High School on Saturday night.
While the Head Coach at St. Charles East H.S. Joe Moreau won five IHSA State Championships. The current Neuqua Valley H.S. Head Coach also coached Neuqua to an IHSA State Championship and last June steered the team to the IHSA State Championship final.
Tomorrow, on the National Letter of Intent Signing Day, Joe and Team Chicago will recognize 8 of his Vasco players who have committed to playing college soccer starting this upcoming fall. The ceremony will take place in the WAA Sports Center at 4pm. Please, come help celebrate this achievement.
Congrats Joe on all your accomplishments over the years at St. Charles East, Neuqua Valley, and here at Team Chicago.