FC Stars - Residential Camp
Save the Date - July 30th - August 4th 2017
FC Stars is proud to announce the 7th Annual 2017 Residential Camp
Dates - July 30th - August 4th
Age Groups - 2007-2002 Boys and Girls
Location - Franklin Pierce University - 40 University Drive, Rindge, New Hampshire 03461.
FC Stars Alumni Andrews and Dowd Drafted to the NWSL
FC Stars Alumni Join Professional Ranks
Congratulations to FC Stars Alumni Morgan Andrews (USC) and Hayley Dowd (BC) on being drafted to the National Womens Soccer League (NWSL).
The NWSL held the 2017 NWSL College Draft on Thursday Jan.12 in Los Angeles in conjunction with the NSCAA Convention. There were 40 college players selected over four rounds.
Andrews and Dowd have come through the FC Stars player pathway which included playing in the ECNL (Elite Clubs National League). The ECNL is one of the best platforms for young players aspiring to play at the College level and beyond. This league provides players the opportunity to showcase their talents and gain exposure to the top College Programs around the country.
To learn more about the ECNL College Impact - Please Click Here
Morgan Andrews (USC) was selected 3rd overall in the NWSL College Draft. Andrews enjoyed a great season with USC, finishing with 10 goals and a College National Championship. Morgan received the 2013 Gatorade National High School Athlete of the Year, Andrews is also a two-time Gatorade National High School Soccer Player of the Year (2012, 2013).
Morgan was a member of the U-15, U17, U20 U.S Youth National Teams, and most recently Andrews was called into the U-23 U.S National Team. We wish Morgan all the best as she enters the NWSL, Congratulations Morgan!
Hayley Dowd (Boston College) was selected 38th overall in the NWSL College Draft. Dowd a native of Peabody (MA) played 4 years of Peabody High School finishing her career with a school record 204 points and 148 goals.
Dowd was a member of the 2012 U-18 U.S National Team Pool and National Team Training camp. Hayley received several awards, including the 2011-12 Mass. Gatorade Player of the Year. Dowd was a stand out player for FC Stars at National ECNL events, including 2012 and 2013 ECNL San Diego All-Event Team.
We wish Hayley all the best as she continues her soccer journey in the NWSL, Congratulations Hayley!
To view the full NWSL College Draft results - Please Click Here
FC Stars Host id2 Training Camp
September 28th - October 1st 2017
FC Stars are delighted to host US Club Soccer's id2 Training Camp from September 28th to October 1st 2017.
The Three id² Training Camps, targeting boys born in 2004 and girls born in 2003, will span the Central, Northeast and West regions of the country in 2017.
For more information on the US Club Soccer id2 Program - Please Click Here
US Club Soccer full press release - Please Click Here
The FC Stars Soccer Complex is new to id² program, but the complex has hosted the Northeast Girls NPL playoff events in the past and we look forward to hosting more events in the future.
To host an event at the FC Stars Soccer Complex - Please Contact Tom Phillips (firstname.lastname@example.org)
FC Stars Alumni - Morgan Andrews
Hermann Trophy Finalist & NCAA National Champ
FC Stars Alumni Morgan Andrews capped off a remarkable month.
Andrews won the National Championship with the USC Trojans, beating West Virgina 3-1 in the final, Andrews also found herself on the score sheet. Morgan has now been named a finalist for the prestigious MAC Hermann Trophy!
Morgan is a former NSCAA All-American, Gatorade National High School Athlete of the Year and Youth National Team Player. Morgan’s appetite and energy for the game is contagious, impacting teammates and colleagues both on and off the field.
Jason Dewhurst said “Morgan was and still is a remarkable player, and an even better human being. She pushes herself and those around her daily, setting the bar high for the next generation of players. I am honored to have worked with her, proud of all that she has accomplished, and look forward to the next chapter she writes.”
Morgan is featured as the ECNL December S’Hero - Read the Full Article
FC Stars Join Boys ECNL
FC Stars join Northeast Boys ECNL Conference
FC Stars are delighted to announce the club are joining the Northeast Boys ECNL.
The Boys ECNL is excited to announce the initial clubs in the Northeast Conference. The conference will kick-off competition in the 2017-2018 season in a ground-breaking moment for boys' soccer across the country as a qualifying conference for the ENPL. Founded to improve the daily environment for boys youth soccer players through a holistic and collaborative club-based development program, the Boys ECNL will feature regular season conference competition and regular season cross-conference events for its member clubs. Qualifying teams, based on regular season performance, will advance to the post-season championship of the ENPL, along with qualifiers from various National Premier Leagues across the country.
"FC Stars are excited to be a founding member of the Boys ECNL for the 2017-2018 seasons. The leadership, organizational structure and most importantly the playing platform provided through local, regional and national competition is something that we are looking forward to and matches our own clubs philosophy." - Alec Cruickshank, FC Stars Boys Director.
Clubs Joining Northeast Boys ECNL:Albertson Fury (NY)
Players interested in Joining FC Stars should contact Boys Director - Alec Cruickshank (acruickshankstarsofma.org)
Please stay tuned to our Social Media platforms and www.starsofma.org for more information.
Soccer-Thon - Final Review and Prize Winners
FC Stars would like thank everyone who braved the crazy New England weather to volunteer or participate in this year's 24h Soccer-Thon, especially those who came out in the cold early hours to show their continued support.
Thank you to all the players and families who supported the event by fundraising and donating. Your generous efforts partly support the FC Stars financial aid program, but most importantly, our partner for the event - AccesSportAmerica. AccesSportAmerica Athletes enjoyed the adaptive games on Saturday morning alongside many FC Stars Players and Coaches.
FC Stars is delighted to announce that the FC Stars 2nd Annual Soccer-Thon raised nearly $40,000, a 25% increase over last year's event! This event has been a phenomenal hit over the past two years raising $70,000.
Director of Coaching, Jason Dewhurst added "Our Soccer-Thon was a huge success. Events like this demonstrate time and time again what a great family FC Stars is. Players, parents, coaches and staff came out and participated in crazy, adverse, wet weather with nothing but smiles on their faces. It was for great causes and I am proud to be the DOC of such a great club."
As we start making plans for Soccer-Thon 2017, we welcome your feedback - please email Alan Goggs, email@example.com wi
FC Stars is pleased to present and congratulate our individual prize winners:
Individual who raised the most money: Olivia Campbell - Girls 2005 Central United
Individual who collected the most individual donations: Logan Smith - Girls 2007 East United
Team who raised the most money: Girls 2005 Central United
Olivia and Logan both receive a $100 gift card donated by our partner We Got Soccer.
The Girls 2005 Central United team will have the opportunity to design their own game shirt, again courtesy of We Got Soccer.
Please contact Tom Phillips to claim your prizes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
FC Stars partner with Enterprise
Corporate rates for FC Stars Families.
As part of ongoing efforts to minimize travel costs for our families, FC Stars is pleased to announce an exciting ppartnership with Enterprise Rent-a-Car for subsidized rental rates with substantial savings. The service is available to all of our families at any time, whether for Stars-related travel or for other personal travel.
This is the first in a series of innovations we are exploring to reduce the cost of travel associated with playing for FC Stars. FC Stars prides itself on being at the forefront of innovation, both on and off the field, and we hope you will take full advantage of this opportunity!
An email has been sent to all the families detailing the booking procedures. If you did not receive this email please contact Alan Goggs - email@example.com for more information.
Please note the rates are scheduled to be updated on November 1st.
FC Stars -WPSL
Tryout's, New Team's and WPSL All Stars
Please Click Here to Register
FC Stars is pleased to announce that Hannah Rosenblatt, Brooke Murphy and Gabby Carriero have been named as 2016 Womens Premier Soccer League (WPSL) All Stars.
The Head Coach of the FC Stars WPSL team, James Blackwell, said; "We had a successful first year in the WPSL, both on and off of the field. We were different from most of the other teams in our league in that the vast majority of our players actually played for the club through their youth soccer careers before heading to college. All three All-Stars were huge contributors for us and helped contribute to a great experience for everyone involved during our first year in the league.
Everyone at the club is proud of the girls and they are great role models to the younger FC Stars players. They are all massively deserving of the recognition as WPSL All-Stars and we look forward to them being key contributors during our 2017 season."
On being told of her All-Star award, Gabby Carriero, a current sophomore at Boston College, commented;
"I started playing for FC Stars when I was U12, and remained in the program until college. I absolutely loved playing for FC Stars, as they develop a beautiful style of play that combines technical ability with combination play. The intensity and speed of play definitely prepared me for the challenges of high-level college soccer. I was extremely happy that FC Stars formed a WPSL team for the summer. I loved playing with past teammates at a high level of soccer and against competitive/professional teams that kept my speed of play up throughout the summer. It is an honor to be named a WPSL All-Star."
Hannah Rosenblatt, a current sophomore at Northeastern University added;
"I've been playing for FC Stars ever since I was 5 or 6 years old. When I finished my freshman year of college, I had the chance to come back from college and play for the FC Stars WPSL team. It was a great opportunity to get touches on the ball and game action during the summer. I was able to stay sharp throughout the summer and it prepared me to hit the ground running in my college season."
Brooke Murphy, a Junior at University of New Hampshire also said;
"I have been playing FC Stars for 5 years. I have learned so much from all the different coaches at FC Stars. Being part of such a great club has given me the chance to travel and play with some really amazing players. I am so thankful to be a part of such a great club!"
Congratulations to Hannah, Brooke and Gabby from all at FC Stars!
Following our enjoyable inaugural first season in the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL), FC Stars is pleased to announce it will continue to expand its adult programs by fielding a second team in the WPSL for the 2017 season. This FC Stars U23 team will play in the WPSL along with the FC Stars WPSL team. The club will also continue to field a U21 team in the New England Premiership to which will now be added a U19 team. These four senior teams provide ample opportunity for FC Stars alumni and senior youth players for the 2017 summer season.
Tryouts will be held in December 2016 for the 2017 season. To register, Please Click Here
For further information, please contact James Blackwell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Soccer-Thon 2016, Thank you.
Thank you to everyone who donated, participated & volunteered
FC Stars held it's 2nd Annual 24 Hour Soccer-Thon on Friday, October 21st, 2016. It's been a huge success despite the weather, we want to thank everyone who donated, participated and volunteered.
We are looking forward to making plans for soccer-thon 2017, hopefully with better weather.
We will continue to update this page along with social media platforms. Please stay tuned.
Remember All proceeds will be divided equally between AccesSport America and the F.C. Stars Financial Aid program. AccesSport American is an amazing organization that inspires higher function and fitness for children and adults of all disabilities. (Please read more about them at www.accessportamerica.org.) The F.C. Stars Financial Aid program allows players from families facing financial difficulty in meeting team dues to play for FC Stars.
Maddy Vergura, Olivia Wingate and FC Stars DOC head to Holland with GU16 National Team
FC Stars players Maddy Vergura and Olivia Wingate are invited to Holland for the US U-16 (Birth Year 2000) Girls’ National Team training camp which includes three matches, from . One of the matches is against the Netherlands U-17 Women’s National Team. All the matches will be at the KNVB National Training Center in Zeist.
Also participating is FC Stars DOC, Jason Dewhurst, who is part of Head Coach Jaime Frias coaching staff for the trip. Both Vergura and Wingate have been in the pool for the last few years. For Coach Dewhurst he has been in multiple camps and the Netherlands trip is his second trip to Europe with the team, on the heels of the 1st Women’s “Delle Nazioni” Tournament in Gradisca, Italy in April 2016. Both Maddy Vergura and Olivia Wingate also attended the tournament in Italy and Wingate was on the scoresheet in 2 of the games. This age group is in the second year of a two-year cycle before becoming the U-18s and then the U-20s with the goal of playing in the 2020 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup. The players born in 2001 are age-eligible for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
Payton Linnehan Stars for U15 USYNT
Golden Boot Winner
What an achievement - Payton Linnehan picked up the U15 CONCACAF Golden Boot for the the U15 USYNT in Orlando Florida.
It's been an impressive campagin for the USYNT, coming out as eventual winners, beating previous winners Canada 2-0 in the Final. Its's the first CONCACAF win for the U-15 Girls, congratulations.
The U.S. finished the competition with a perfect record - 7W-0D-0L scoring a remarkable 39 goals and, more impressively perhaps, conceding none.
Payton showed her talent and eye for goal scoring with 3 goals against Trinidad & Tobago, she continued to prove her goalscoring ability against the Dominican Republic and Bermuda.
Congratulations to Payton and her USA team mates, It's an incredible acheivement.
Photo credit - US Soccer.
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Maddy Vergura and Olivia Wingate Called Up To U16 USYNT
Maddy Vergura and Olivia Wingate from the FC Stars U16G ECNL team who were selected for the U16 WNT for a trip to Itlaia, Croatia and Slovenia to particpate in an international women's tournament, will again be joining the team for Camp.
The Under-16 Girls’ National Team will come together for a camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., from July 31-Aug. 7 as head coach Jaime Frias has called up 24 players.
To see the Full Roster - Please Click Here
Payton Linnehan Called up to U15 USYNT
2016 CONCACAF U-15 GIRLS' CHAMPIONSHIP
Congratulations to Payton Linnehan on being called up to the U15 WYNT for the 2016 CONCACAF Championship. The competition is taking place from August 9-21 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney in Orlando.
This is a great acheivement for Payton and the FC Stars family as the WYNT team continue to look at the Talent pool within the club.
To see the full Roster, Please Click Here.
ECNL Announces Roster For 2016 ECNL/id2 National Training Camp
FC Stars Players Selected
The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) and US Club Soccer have announced the participants and schedule for the 2016 ECNL/id2National Training Camp taking place July 28 – August 1, 2016 at the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon.
The camp will include approximately 85 of the top female youth soccer players born in 1998, 1999, and 2000 from across the United States. Players have been selected based on their performances at ECNL competitions, ECNL/id2 PDP events and other events throughout the year.
3 FC Stars players have been selected, Congratulations to:
To see the full list of players selected, please Click Here.