Lauren Cheney, MaryAnn Martin, and Steve Franklin
The Cutters Soccer Club is pleased to announce that three of our members were selected as finalists for the 2012 Indiana Soccer Association Annual Awards. We would like to congratulate MaryAnn Martin on being named the Girl’s Recreational Coach of the Year! Additionally, Doug Storm was a finalist for Boy’s Recreational Coach of the Year, and David Weigand was a finalist for Administrator of the Year. Indiana native and current US Women’s National Team player Lauren Cheney was the keynote speaker at the awards ceremony. Cheney and current Indiana Director of Coaching Education, Steve Franklin, are pictured with MaryAnn Martin to the left.
Cutters would like to congratulate Darren Gallagher on recently being named the Ancilla College Men’s Soccer Head Coach. Darren previously coached with Cutters from 2009-11, while also serving as the club’s Director of Development. We are thrilled for Darren and wish him all the best.
Ancilla Press Release
The Cutters Soccer Club would like to congratulate Caleb Porter for being named the new Portland Timbers Head Coach. The Timbers are in their second year of being an MLS Franchise. Porter coached with Cutters during the mid 2000′s and led his team to back-to-back state championships in 2004 and 2005.
00 Boys White
Congratulations to Coach Michael Nosofsky and the 00 Boys White team on being champions at the Classic at the Rock this past weekend. Also take a look at this short video commemorating their season:
01 Boys Red
Congratulations to Coach Darren Wright and the 01 Boys Red team for winning the championship at the Murray Cup over Memorial Day Weekend.
Cutters 98 Boys White
Congratulations to Coach Shaun Figuieredo and the 98 Boys White for winning the championship at the Siege at St Francis tournament over Memorial Day Weekend 2012.
Cutters 00 Boys White (U12)
Congratulations to Coach Michael Nosofsky and the 00 Boys White team for their Championship at the Siege At St Francis Tournament over the Memorial Day weekend.
95 Red (U17)
Congratulations to the Coach Tom Berry & the 95 Boys Red (U17), Coach Harvard Vine & the 97 Boys Red (U16), and Coach Madvig & Phelps & the 00 Boys Red (U12) for winning their Cup bracket and advancing in the state
00 Boys Red
competitions. The 95 Boys Red advanced in President’s Cup by out scoring their opponents 10-1. The 95 Reds defeated St Francis 2-0, Ft Wayne Citadel 4-0, and Westfield Premiere 4-1. The 95 Reds will be face Indiana Invaders in the semi-finals on June 2nd.
The 97 Boys Red advanced on goal differential by defeating Indianapolis Premiere (IPSC) 6-1 and then tying Indy Burn Premiere 1-1. The 97 Reds will face Jr Irish in the semifinal June 2nd.
The 00 Boys Red defeated their round-robin opponents by an eye-popping 11-1 to advance to the semifinals in Challenge Cup. The 00 Reds defeated Westfield Select 7-0, GLRSA United 3-0, and Carmel United Premiere 4-1. The 00 Boys Red will face Pike Indy Burn in the semi-final June 10th.
Good luck to all the teams in their next games!
95 Girls Red
Congratulations to Coach Orlando Cervantes and the 95 Girls Red team for their runner up finish in the 2012 Red Lion Invitational U18 Premier Flight at FC Pride in Indianapolis. In round robin play the team defeated the Indiana Invaders 95 Girls Blue and the Indiana Invaders 95 Girls, and tied Pike Indy Burn ’94 Girls Premier. In the final, Cutters fell to FC Pride 95 Elite Girls 1-0.
Congratulations to Coach Orlando Cervantes and the ’95 Girls White team for finishing as the runner-up in the 2012 Red Lion Invitational U18 Championship Flight at FC Pride in Indianapolis. In the round robin portion the team beat the FWSC ’94 Lady Futballers and the Fusion ’93 Orange, and tied the All Star/Rangers PFC 93/94. They fell 1-0 in the final during a rematch with the Fusion ’93 Orange.
Coach Ali Conquest
The Cutters Soccer Club would like to congratulate ’00 Girls Coach Ali Conquest on recently being hired by the Indiana State University Women’s Team as an assistant coach. She has been a great asset to the club and there is no question she will be missed. We wish her all the best as she takes the next step in her coaching career.
Current ISU Head Coach Erika True said, “I am very excited to bring Ali Conquest in to join our Sycamore soccer program. She is bringing a wealth of experience with her and is very excited to get involved with our program. Ali is passionate and enthusiastic about our sport and it is reflective in her coaching. I am looking forward to seeing her inspire, teach and develop the players on our squad this fall. Indiana State women’s soccer is becoming very successful, and with the help of Ali, I think that our team goals are going to be reached this upcoming fall season.”
For information regarding ISU soccer camps being offered please click here
Coach Marcie Klebanow
Cutters would like to congratulate former coach Marcie Klebanow on recently being hired by Ball State as their Women’s Assistant Coach. Marcie coached 3 years with Cutters 97 Girls as an undergrad at Indiana University. In recent years Marcie also coached at Wagner College and USC Upstate. We wish Marcie continued success as she starts the next chapter of her coaching career.
Ball State Head Coach Craig Roberts said, “I am delighted to have Marcie join the Ball State staff. She will bring a lot of energy and dedication to our program. Marcie has a wealth of knowledge and experience and is also very familiar with our region which will be instrumental in our recruiting.”
For information regarding Ball State soccer camps please click here
Former Cutters player Dan Varns (‘93 Boys Red) began his freshman year at Whitman College in the Fall of 2011 and is currently a defender for the Men’s Soccer team. When asked about how his experience with Cutters prepared him for playing at college level, Dan said, “Our teams worked hard to get to an extremely competitive level of play. We had opportunities to play some of the most competitive teams in our area and because of that I felt confident about playing in college.” Dan pointed out that the biggest difference in soccer at the college level is the speed of the game. This encompasses the speed of the passing, the movement off the ball, and the speed of making decisions. Simply put, everything is faster.
Dan would like to encourage young Cutters players to really care about the game. “No one is going to make you go outside and juggle for 15 minutes except yourself. If you are motivated, you will go as far as you want to.” Having a strong passion for the game is something really significant that Cutters help instill in him. It is clear that Dan still has that passion for the game, and we wish him all the best going forward in his college career.
98 Cutter Girls
Congratulations to Coach Madvig, Coach Phelps and the 98 Cutter Girls’ team for being a finalist in the U14 division at the Kaspsalis Cup on April 14 & 15, 2012 at Pike Indy Burn. The team defeated Pike Indy Burn, Hoosier FC Premiere, and Noblesville United before falling to the 97 Ohio Warriors in the final.
00 Boys Red
Congratulations to Coach Madvig, Coach Phelps and the 00 Boys Red team for winning the U12 Championship at the Kaspsalis Cup on April 14 & 15, 2012 at Pike Indy Burn. The team defeated GRLSA United 99 White in the final 2-1.
AJ Smith and Family on Signing Day
Congratulations to former Cutter AJ Smith for receiving the opportunity to attend John Brown University and play soccer for the NAIA school in western Arkansas. AJ played for the 94 Cutters Red for U9-U14 until his family relocated to Arkansas. “AJ always had a ball at his feet and subsequently developed a real knack for beating players 1v1. I’m thrilled to hear he’s continued his passion for soccer, progress as a player, and now has the opportunity to get an education while fulfilling his dream of college soccer.” Said Cutters Director of Coaching, Tommy Berry. “John Brown University found an excellent young man who will give great effort both academically and on the soccer field”. AJ recently shared his good news via email with his old club and commented, “Cutters really helped me to develop my technical skills to be at a higher level, but most of all, I think I learned from Cutters how to think in a game.” Well AJ, we think you’re doing great. Best of luck at John Brown University.
Caroline Jarrold - ISA Manager of the Year
The Cutters Soccer Club is pleased to announce that 5 of our club members were selected as finalists for Indiana Soccer Association awards for 2011.
Victor Kaposonore, Rick Goldsworthy, Audra Kunzman, Tommy Berry
Indiana Soccer wishes to recognize those individuals who go above and beyond in the time and talent they give to the game. Annual Awards are given out in a variety of categories each year to individuals who are involved in youth soccer throughout Indiana. Indiana honors competitive and recreational coaches, administrators, referees and volunteers. The Annual Awards dinner was held on February 25th, 2012 at the Renaissance Hotel Banquet Room at 6:30 pm. This year’s finalists from Cutters were:
- Tommy Berry – Director of Coaching of the Year
- Rick Goldsworthy – Boys Recreational Coach of the Year
- Caroline Jarrold – Team Manager of the Year – WINNER!
- Victor Kaposonore – Boys Travel Coach of the Year
- Audra Kunzman – Girls Recreational Coach of the Year – WINNER!
In conjuction with the Annual Awards, the Indiana Soccer Association also inducts new members into their Hall of Fame. This year’s induction was former Cutter and current IU Men’s Soccer Coach, Todd Yeagley. Here’s the link to IU’s press release: http://www.iuhoosiers.com/sports/m-soccer/spec-rel/022812aaa.html
Congratulations to Todd and all the award winners & finalists!
Starting from fall 2011, long-time Cutter Tanner Phelps (two-season Cutters 93 White and eight-season Cutters 93 Red) begins to play for Franklin College Men’s Soccer Team in NCAA Division III. In a recent interview with Cutters, he talked about his soccer playing experience with Cutters and his current athletic life at college.
Being asked about the most memorable experience with Cutters during his 10-year play, Tanner said, “the most memorable and significant thing that I learned playing for the Cutters was playing around so many great soccer players that all wanted the same thing: to get better at the most beautiful game in the world.”
He also pointed out that playing along some of the best players in the state helped him to adapt the competition level at college, “I was ready for the level of play because I had already played with some very good players”.
Tanner shared with us that the game in college level is much quicker than in youth level, “not necessarily physically faster, but mentally quicker” as he said. “You always have to be thinking two to three passes ahead. It takes a lot of internal motivation and desire to play. No one is going to hand you a starting position no matter how good you are, if you aren’t willing to put the work in, and that includes off the field and in the off-season.”
For the current young cutters playing with the club, Tanner also gave them some advice: “To become a better soccer player you need to realize that you will always have the players around you helping you through all the hardships of what soccer and everyday life brings you.” “The coaches that coach for any Cutters team are some of the best coaches in the state and country in my opinion and you have an amazing director of coaching, Tommy Berry. Don’t take the coaching for granted. Bloomington Cutters gives you the greatest opportunities to excel.”
Thank you, Tanner. We wish you a great career ahead as a student-athlete!
97 RED VIT Champions
Congratulations to the 97 Boys Red team and their victory in the Veterans Invitational Tournament on November 12th & 13th. The team beat IPSC 97B Black Saturday morning 5-0. Saturday night saw a loss to Mockingbird Classic 1-4. Sunday morning in the semi final game they defeated the number one team from group A, Atletico Flames, 4-1. The championship game saw a rematch of the loss from the night before with Mockingbird Classic this time the team showed a determination and resolve to not lose again and won 3-1.
Congratulations to the 98 Boys Red for winning the Veterans Invitational Tournament on Nov 12 & 13th. The team defeated FC Rush Premiere from St Louis 2-0 in the final. The team also posted victories over Athletico Flames 5-0 and the Evansville Soccer Club 5-1 in the round robin stage of the tournament.
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