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.
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.
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
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!
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”.
The Cutters Soccer Club wishes to congratulate former Cutter Coach Caleb Porter and his Akron Zips for winning their first ever NCAA Championship in 2010. This was the first NCAA championship in any team sport for the University of Akron. Caleb, an Indiana Alum and previous IU assistant, has been the head coach for the Zips the past 5 years. Last year Akron lost in the NCAA title game, barely missing out on finishing undefeated in 2009. Caleb coached for the Cutters for 3 seasons from 2003-2005 while on staff at Indiana. Caleb demonstrated his same winning methods with the Cutters leading his team to back to back state titles in 2004 & 2005. Current Cutters’ Coaches Kevin Sparks and Shaun Figueirido were both members of Coach Caleb’s team.
Tom Berry - Director of Coaching
Tommy Berry has been named a finalist for the Roy Pohill Club Director of Coaching of the Year Award by the Indiana Soccer Association. This award recognizes a club Director of Coaching who supports the Indiana Youth Soccer vision of player development, Code of Conduct and has the respect and admiration of the coaches, players, and administrators within the club. Tommy has been an outstanding model, coach and mentor for Cutters coaches, players, and parents. His work has elevated the level of play at all levels, and has helped Cutters Soccer Club achieve a reputation throughout the Indiana Soccer community as a quality club.
Cutters Academy coach David Wilcox was awarded the IYSA 2009 Recreational Coach of the Year at the Annual awards ceremony in February. David has been involved in the Cutters Academy Community soccer program for many years and truly derserving of this honor. Thank you David for all the time you’ve volunteered to the Cutter Soccer Club and to the development of our youth on and off the soccer field.
Cutters 92 Boys Red coach David Green will be inducted into the Indiana Soccer Coaches Association (ISCA) “Hall of Fame” on Sunday Nov 21, 2009. The ISCA award is given to high school coaches to honor the outstanding achievements and contributions of individuals who have had significant accomplishments and have had an effect upon high school soccer in Indiana to merit the highest recognition. Coach Green started the soccer program at Columbus North in the early eighties and retired in 2008 after 25 years of service to the Columbus soccer community. Coach Green’s teams won several conference titles and appeared in the state tournaments final four during his time at Columbus North. “The Cutters Soccer Club is very fortunate to have Coach Green working with our oldest players”, said Cutters Director of Coaching, Tom Berry. “He brings an incredible amount of expertise, experience and understanding of not only the game of soccer but how to instill character in his players. Coach Green provides a model for how to coach youth soccer players the right way.” The Cutters Soccer Club congratulates Coach David Green on a most well deserved award.
Alex Trueblood was selected as the winner of the Boys Recreational Coach of the Year! Alex has coached a U8 Academy team for the past six seasons with the Cutters Soccer Club and has played an invaluable role in recruiting four other excellent Academy coaches for the club. Every season, Alex has brought a positive and energetic attitude to the program and we especially value his continued level of commitment as a busy college student with other responsibilities. Doug Crowe, Vice President for Travel on the Cutters Board of Directors was a finalist for Volunteer of the Year award. Doug has served on the cutters Board, has managed a travel tea, has coached recreational teams and helps run all of Cutters tournaments. Whitney Hornsby was a finalist for the Indiana Youth Soccer 2008 Girls Travel Coach of the Year Award. Whitney coached the Cutters 95 Girls from the time they were U9, developing the team to playing in the ISL U14 Premiere Division. Her guidance makes her richly deserving of the honor of being selected as a finalist. The winners were announced at the Indiana Youth Soccer Awards Dinner in Indianapolis on February 7, 2009.
Nick Hannah was selected as the Indiana Youth Soccer Coach of the Month for October.
“Congratulations! You were submitted to us by Jack from your U14 team. He had some very nice things to say about you. For winning, you receive the following: 1) Paid membership to US Youth Soccer Coaches Connection ($25 value) 2) Adidas Gift Card ($25 value) 3) One ticket to a Chicago Fire match (when in season) 4) Automatic entry for Indiana Youth Soccer Coach of the Year Basic criteria: 1) Provides a fun and safe environment. 2) Promotes development over winning 3) Displays model behavior during a match (no yellow/red cards) ” Congratulations Coach Hannah
Cutters Soccer Club received two statewide awards at the Indiana Youth Soccer annual Awards Banquet in Indianapolis on February 2, 2008.
Jeff Thomas was named the Boys Recreational Coach of the Year for his work with a U6 Boys team. In addition to being a recreational coach, Thomas is the assistant coach for the U10 Boys Red and U10 Boys White travel teams.
Cutters Soccer Club was also awarded Tournament of the Year for 2007 for hosting the Kohl’s American Cup in October. The Kohl’s American Cup is a tournament for recreational soccer players. Teams participating in addition to Cutters Academy teams were from Bedford, Center Grove, Loogootee, and Terre Haute. The tournament is sanctioned by US Youth Soccer and is sponsored by Kohl’s. The Bloomington Kohl’s store provided a great deal of support to the tournament, including volunteers and a $500 grant.
Cutters also had three other Finalists for awards. Rachael Stoeltje was a finalist for Recreational Coach of the Year for her work with an Under 8 Boys team, Tricia Ghekas was a Finalist for Volunteer of the Year, and the Cutters website was a finalist for Club Website of the Year.
This is the fourth consecutive year that Cutters Soccer Club has received recognition from Indiana Youth Soccer through its annual awards. Previous winners from Cutters Soccer Club are:
2006 – Tommy Berry, Club Director of Coaching of the Year
2005 – Mary Runnells, Administrator of the Year
2004 – Don Madvig, Boys Travel Coach of the Year
Cutters Soccer Club Director of Coaching Tommy Berry was named the Indiana Youth Soccer 2006 Club Director of Coaching at the Indiana Youth Soccer Awards Banquet on January 13, 2007. This award recognizes and promotes a Club Director in Indiana who is a licensed coach, supports the Indiana Youth Soccer vision of player development, Code of Conduct and has the respect and admiration of the coaches, players, and administrators within the club. It is a great honor, and one that Tommy richly deserves for all that he does for the Cutters Soccer Club, its players, coaches, and parents. Congratulations Tommy!
Cutters 93 Boys age group coach Don Madvig was recently awarded the Indiana Youth Soccer Association’s Boys Soccer Coach of the Year at their annual awards banquet. Coach Madvig was nominated by several members of the club and was selected by the IYSA from all the state’s submissions.
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