High-SchoolBoys-Soccer: Oregon Boys Soccer News

Region IV U16s: Scottsdale targets a title

June, 15, 2012
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The Scottsdale Blackhawks know the phrase “close but no cigar.” They know it all too well. Last year, the Blackhawks were one win away from winning the National League and earning a berth in the US Youth Soccer National Championships, but they dropped the final game of the season to FC Dallas and fell to third. Then, in the Region IV tournament, after a dominating group performance, it lost to La Roca Premier in the quarterfinals.

But this year, coach Adam Burke says they weren’t going to let that happen again.

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ESPNHS Fall boys' soccer state all-stars

March, 1, 2012
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The following list of state-by-state top players from the 2011 fall season was compiled based on recommendations from coaches and media members, in addition to observations by ESPNHS soccer editor Sheldon Shealer. Players are listed with high school (city, state), grade in school and college signing/commitment, if available.

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US Soccer goes to 10-month Academy slate

February, 10, 2012
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In a move long anticipated, US Soccer announced Friday that it will adopt a 10-month schedule starting next fall. US Soccer claims it received "overwhelming support from the Development Academy membership" for a season that will run from September through June or July of the following year. The move will prevent Academy players from representing their high school teams starting next school year, which was a source of debate and concern at the National Soccer Coaches Assocation of America Convention held last month. US Soccer prepared this list of frequently asked questions to explain the transition.

Judge tells Piggyback Bandit to 'behave'

February, 3, 2012
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A 250-pound man dubbed the "Piggyback Bandit" who hopped on the backs of athletes at a high school soccer tournament in Montana pleaded guilty to two charges of misdemeanor assault, the Billings Gazette reported. The man was fined $730 and received a 360-day suspended jail sentence. The judge told the man, "Go back to Seattle and behave."

Oregon State adds five additional commits

February, 2, 2012
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RELATED LINKS: ESPNHS Recruiting Central | Class of 2012 Division I Commitments

Oregon State men's soccer program confirmed five additional signees, joining Mikhail Doholis, who enrolled early. The additional signees are Keenan dePinna, Jackson Groves, Dycus Kelly, Tyler Patterson and Zachary Striar.
RELATED LINKS: ESPNHS Recruiting Central | Class of 2012 Division I Commitments

West Virginia University confirmed five signees Wednesday that will join one early enrollee for the Mountaineers' 2012 recruiting class. The signings are Haydon Bennett, Zak Leedom, James Merriam, Nick Raskasky, Christopher Spates and Kyle Underwood.

US Youth Soccer names 1996 ODP rosters

January, 20, 2012
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A U.S. Youth National Team member and seven players currently competing in the US Youth Soccer National League highlight the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program 1996 Age Group rosters, released Friday afternoon.

The 1996 ODP teams will compete in the Winter Interregional, scheduled for Jan. 27-29 in Bradenton, Fla. Click here for complete rosters.

The Region IV (West) team features Youth National Team member Rubio Rubin. Teammates Tyson Fox and Timothy Joseph-Wheelwright were 2010 ODP Interregional All-Stars. The seven players in the National League are Andrew Raad and Austin Sandel from Region III (South), Ken Krolicki and Spiro Pliakos in Region II (Midwest) and Wyatt Fabian, Noah Snyder and William Eskay in Region I (East).

US Youth Soccer names coaching honorees

January, 9, 2012
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William Laycock of Sandown, N.H., Matt Vogel of Lexington, Ky., Wilson Rendon of Orlando, Fla., and Stan Baker of Tualatin, Ore., have been named the regional winners of the 2011 US Youth Soccer Boys Competitive Coach of the Year awards.

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Inspireum Soccer Awards finalists named

December, 23, 2011
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The Inspireum Soccer Awards have announced their official list of the top 12 most inspiring high school soccer players in the nation. Nominees have been selected based on their show of character, courage, commitment and contribution to their teammates and communities.

The finalists are:

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Coaching moves may spark verbal switches

December, 22, 2011
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Confirmed Commitments This Week | ESPNHS Recruiting Central

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ODP Interregional top players honored

December, 19, 2011
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US Youth Soccer announced its all-tournament team from the recently completed US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Boys 1994 and 1995 NCAA Interregional in Birmingham, Ala. Each member on both of the 11-man all-tournament teams were selected for their performance during the annual interregional event.

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California leads the way in verbal commits

December, 15, 2011
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It’s no surprise that California leads the way in total number of high school seniors verbally committed to NCAA Division I programs. However, this year, New York and Texas currently are in the No. 2 and 3 positions, a significant improvement over last year’s finish for each state.

New York finished No. 5 in 2011. Texas was No. 8.

Virginia currently is No. 4, followed by New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Georgia. Illinois and Maryland are tied for ninth. With less than two months until the NCAA Signing Period for soccer, expect plenty of movement among the states, since they remain closely grouped together. In fact, only nine commitments separate co-No. 9s Illinois and Maryland from No. 18 Wisconsin.

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ODP Interregional summaries, Sunday

December, 12, 2011
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The US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Boys NCAA Interregional concluded Sunday with the 1994 and 1995 age groups at Rathmell Sports Park in Vestavia, Ala. Region II went 2-0-1 in each age group to post the best record in both events.

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ODP Interregional summaries, Saturday

December, 10, 2011
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The annual US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Boys NCAA Interregional continued Saturday with the 1994 and 1995 age groups at Rathmell Sports Park in Vestavia, Ala.

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ODP Interregional summaries, Friday

December, 9, 2011
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The annual US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Boys NCAA Interregional kicked off Friday with the 1994 and 1995 age groups at Rathmell Sports Park in Vestavia, Ala.

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