Congrats to the 02 Boys White team for finishing as the runner up in last weekend’s Nightmare at the Rock tourney. We are very proud of you guys!
Congrats to the 05 Boys Red team for winning the championship at the Nightmare at the Rock tournament in Bargersville, IN. The boys went 2-0-1 in their bracket before winning 3-2 in the championship game. Excellent work!
Congrats to the 02/03 Girls Red team for winning the championship at the Warrior Fall Classic in Dayton, Ohio. The girls went 2-0-1 in their bracket before winning 5-0 in the championship game. Well done!
Congrats to the 05 Boys Red team for winning the Midwest Soccer Classic! They won all four games with the championship game played under a steady downpour. Play was halted with five minutes to go due to storms and the score tied 3-3. After a one-hour delay, play resumed and eventually went to overtime. Overtime saw both teams score a goal a piece, and Cutters won on PK’s, 5-4!
The Cutters 03 Boys Red team went to play in the Midwest Soccer Classic in Terre Haute this past weekend. The team played very well and advanced to the championship game and finished as the runner-up. Congratulations to them all! Thank you to all the parents who endured the weather on Sunday.
Congratulations to the 03 Girls Red team for winning the Jr. Irish Memorial Day Invitational. The girls went 2-1 in their bracket before winning a rematch with Athletic Jaier in the championship game. They came from 1-0 down and sent the game to overtime before claiming a pk shootout victory that went all the way to the 6th shooter.
The 96 Boys won all three of their bracket games 2-1, 2-0, and 3-0. The competition was very strong, but the boys played some of their best soccer at the end of the season controlling the games. The championship game was a hard fought game with both teams being tired from the heat and previous games. They battled through exhaustion and played possession for the entire 80 minutes while scoring three goals and keeping a shutout. The team defended well as a whole all weekend and only allowed one goal during the entire tournament.
Congratulations to the 96/97 Girls Red team for finishing in 2nd place at the Starburst Spectacular in Columbus, OH this past weekend. They fought hard in their first three games of the tournament, winning all of their bracket games by one goal. While they lost in the championship, they never gave up, scoring on a header as time expired.
Congratulations to the 00 Boys Red team for winning the Javanon Classic the weekend of April 12-13 in Elizabethtown, KY. The team finished with a record of 3 wins and 1 tie, while only allowing one goal all weekend.
Former Cutters ’98 player Beverly Thomas and her father Jeff, who was most recently coach of the ’02 girls team at Cutters, have landed on their feet in Melbourne, Australia. Jeff is coach of the South Melbourne Women’s Football Club U16 team, and coordinator of Junior Football for the club. He’s coaching his daughter for the first time since, he thinks, she was under 7 and playing Cutters Community Soccer.
SMWFC won their pre-season tournament this weekend, winning the final 6-3 and with Beverly scoring a goal in each of the last three games of the tournament. Jeff describes his team as “probably able to give either of the local Bloomington high school teams a run for their money.” He’s borrowed from Cutters RMA training methods which are new to Australia and also organized set plays for his team, which he said not many local youth teams bother to do and “we are causing chaos on almost every attacking corner as a result.”
Beverly and her siblings Gavin and Melissa all attend the same (six-year) high school in Elwood, Victoria. They proudly wear their Indiana, Cutters and Bloomington soccer shirts around town, although both SMWFC and the local Brighton Soccer Club Gavin and Melissa play in blue rather than the familiar red they have only ever known before.
The Cutters Soccer Club is pleased to announce that 4 of our club members were selected as finalists for Indiana Soccer Association awards for 2013. Two of our finalists were selected as the winner for their respective categories.
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.
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.
Congratulations to Coach Darren Wright and the 01 Boys Red team for winning the championship at the Murray Cup over Memorial Day Weekend.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Congratulations to Coach Kevin Sparks, Coach Peter Van Leusen, and the 98 Boys Red for a well deserved Fusion Cup Championship. The 98 Red team defeated the Terre Haute Flyers, Fort Wayne Fever and then the host Fusion team 3-1 in the final.
Congratulations to Victor Kaposonore and the 99 Boys Red for capturing the Nightmare at the Rock U13 Championship on Oct. 30. The 99 Red team won the Premiere division by defeating the host team, South Central Select Nemesis 4-1 in the final.
Former Cutter teammates and current Cutter coaches Emma Winkler and Maggie Richards were both recently announced by Indiana University as recipients of the Wells Scholarship. The scholarship, created in the name of the late IU Chancelor Herman B Wells, is considered to be one of the most competitive and prestigious in the country. Emma and Maggie were among 16 other recipients nationally and are now among only 460 recipients to receive the scholarship since it’s creation in 1990. Wells Scholars receive full tuition, course fees, and a living stipend for four years of undergraduate course work on the Bloomington Campus.
Maggie and Emma both grew up playing in the Cutters Soccer Club for the competitive 93 Girls under current Cutters coach Kari Rickerby and former coaches, AJ Amspaugh, Sara Kloosterman (Northen Illinois), Erika True (Indiana State University) and Woody Sherwood (Xavier). “They were both excellent youth players that exhibited outstanding drive, leadership and intelligence at a young age” said Tommy Berry, Director of Coaching for the Cutters Soccer Club. “They were a joy to coach and be around and the club is very proud of their academic accomplishments.” Maggie and Emma are now coaching for the Cutters Soccer Club working with the 01 Girls and passing on their love for the game. “It’s always very special when former players coach for the club. I’m thrilled they’re involved and providing a wonderful example for our young players”.
Coach Darren Wright reported, “I’m very proud of the boys for going 4-0 in their first tournament ever. They worked hard and played well only giving up 4 goals. I would love to be able to take some of the credit for the victory, but after only 2 weeks of practice all of the credit has to go the boys, their parents, and the Jr. Cutters soccer program which did a great job of preparing the boys for their first taste of competitive club soccer. I’m excited about the rest of the season and looking forward to watching the boys develop and continue to grow together as a team.”