Club News and Events
Mequon United is currently preparing for the 2014 Super Y season, which has competitive games running from late June to early August. (Off the weekend of July 4th) In the past, the Super Y teams have been developed separate from the club teams, with players from all over Wisconsin. To feature our own club talent, and give the Fusion Soccer teams and players the best exposure, the club is hoping to have as many players as possible commit to the summer Super Y league, adding players from outside the club to fill out rosters. With the teams competing at this level in the summer, personal and team development increases exponentially. This is a great opportunity to increase skills, play high level soccer, and have fun building new friendships. There will be team practices held approximately twice a month MSOE or other facilities from January through March. Once the weather permits, practices will be held outside. These practices are in addition to club team practices. If your son or daughter is interested in participating in the 2014 Super Y season, please contact Pam Kugi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-980-7072. For more information about the Super Y League visit mequonsoccerclub.com or uslsoccer.com
Mequon United girls win Super-Y League Under-15 title on penalties
Perhaps Monday morning's USL Super-Y League North American girls Under-15 final in Bradenton, Fla., was destined to go to penalty kicks.
After all, Mequon United and Pennsylvania's Super Nova FC had played to a tie two days earlier, and both teams had a history of penalties at the event – the Wisconsin team in last year's Under-14 final and Super Nova in Sunday's semifinals.
After 100 minutes of scoreless soccer, shots from the spot beckoned. And Mequon United turned in a perfect performance to claim the club's first Super-Y League title.
Kelli Ausman (Mequon Homestead) saved two of Super Nova's penalties and the third hit the crossbar, and all three Mequon United shooters converted for a 3-0 shootout victory following a 0-0 draw. The teams tied 1-1 in a group finale Saturday. "For the first time in all the years that we've been with the Super-Y, this is our first national championship, and we're just so happy," Mequon coach Carlos "Cacho" Córdoba said in an article on the USL website.
Mequon United, which finished 3-0-2 at the tournament, hit the crossbar twice in the first half of the final. Ausman, meanwhile, stopped a breakaway by Super Nova's Taylor Chapman in the 70th minute to keep the match scoreless.
"It's a relief right now," Cordoba said. "We've been through a lot of injuries this year. We had two here, and we've got three more at home, and (Sunday) night we didn't know if we'd even be able to put together a starting lineup because we've got some girls with ankle problems. But this is is a situation where the players have to understand that there's a little bit more that they have to give. And the girls did it."
The Mequon team is the Fusion Under-16 team, which won the Wisconsin State Championship in the fall. Mequon SC and Grafton SC combine to form select and high school teams as the Fusion, while the clubs operate independently at other levels. The Super-Y season is in June and July, which is why this team qualified as Under-15.
The entry level referee course is now listed online. Just click on this link, then click on sign up for course, new referee course online.
Something new for 2014, some of the ref course work is being done online. This will shorten the in class time committment. Once you complete the online portion, you will take a test that you must score at least 75% on. You can take the test as many times as needed to get a score of at least 75%. Once you complete the online course, you can sign up for the classroom part on February 8, 2014. If you have any questions about the ref class or reffing in general, contact Ron at email@example.com.
Grafton Soccer Club will again be hosting an indoor soccer tournament for its rec teams as well as Area rec and academy teams. The dates will be March 21-23, 2014 at Grafton High School and Grafton Elementary School. Look for registration information in January.
The GSC board meets on the third Sunday of the month for ~1 hour. We met recently and have determined we are in need of a few more volunteers to join our board to lead these committees:
Building and Grounds: We are looking for 1 person to lead this committee and 3 people to assist. This committee coodinates overall field maintenance (lining of fields, contracts for port-a-potties, fertilizing, lawn cutting service, and garbage removal)
Fundraising: This committee member(s) contacts area businesses/corporations to solicit or maintain sponsorship opportunities with the GSC.
Now is the time to get involved. It is really important that we fill these positions, as we need the support of more volunteers to help us in these areas at this time. If you can help in these areas big or small, would like to get involved in another way, or have questions, please contact Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Grafton Soccer Club board has decided to use the Craig Carlson memorial donations to help pay for the costs of developing two additional soccer fields at the Zaun soccer complex in Grafton. The club received almost $5,000 in memorial donations for Craig Carlson.
The new fields will be named Craig Carlson Fields and will include commemorative signage. These fields will be suitable for games at the U-12 ages and under, as well as for training for all ages. The fields were seeded earlier in September and should be ready for the spring 2014 season. The club will hold a dedication ceremony at a date to be announced next summer.
Craig played his youth soccer for the Grafton Soccer Club Rangers, was a four-year starter for the Grafton High School Black Hawks, and went on to be a four-year starter at Carroll University in Waukesha. After college, Craig began coaching Grafton Rangers youth select soccer teams. Craig passed away suddenly in July, 2012 at the age of 25 as a result of a pulmonary embolism.
Craig loved soccer, the Grafton Soccer Club, and the kids he coached. We hope to help keep his memory alive in the Grafton soccer community by naming the new fields after him.