All MYSA fields are closed for Monday January 26th due to wet conditions.
Due to recent rain, all MYSA fields are unfit for play and will be closed Sunday January 25th. For Classic matches scheduled for this day, please contact your opponent to work out a reschedule date.
MYSA will be holding supplemental tryouts and assessments for its travel and academy teams. Supplementals will be held on:
Thursday November 20: 6PM for U8-U11 ages (birthdates from 8/1/03 to 7/31/07), 7PM for U12-U17/18 ages (birthdates from 8/1/96 to 7/31/03)
Saturday November 22: 10AM for U8-U11 ages (birthdates from 8/1/03 to 7/31/07), 11AM for U12-U17/18 ages (birthdates from 8/1/96 to 7/31/03)
Teams for the following ages and genders will be evaluating players to join:
Supplemental assessments for all MYSA Academy teams: U8, U9, and U10 boys and girls
Tryouts for MYSA Travel Teams: U11 girls and boys, U13 girls and boys, U14 girls and boys, U15 boys, U16 boys, U17/18 boys
Players who are current MYSA players and any player who is not currently carded by another NCYSA-affiliated club/team are welcome to attend. If you are currently a carded player with another NCYSA-affiliated club/team you are NOT eligible to attend these tryouts.
Players attending will need to come prepared to play with shin guards, a properly inflated and size ball, and a drink…and be dressed appropriately for weather conditions! In the event of rain on either of these dates, updated field information will be available on our website, www.mebanesoccer.us, so please check the day of supplementals if weather conditions are uncertain.
Questions? Email [email protected]
Fields are open for Sunday Nov. 2 and all scheduled games and practices are on.
Fields are already quite wet and with more rain forecast throughout the day conditions are not going to improve, unfortunately. ALL MYSA fields are CLOSED for Saturday, Nov 1 and ALL matches, including travel matches, are postponed.
Rec coaches: please contact your opponent from today and start looking for a day this week to reschedule your game. Please let your division coordinator know when you have a day and time agreed upon so they can check field availability.
Travel coaches: website and weather phone line will be updated shortly. There is field availability tomorrow if you want to look at rescheduling for Sunday. Please be sure to update the master game schedule document should you reschedule for Sunday and to copy Chris Sudol on your request for referee availability. No matches are definite until he confirms referee availability!
Fields will be open for all scheduled Thursday activities, but there may be some scattered wet spots about. Please avoid these areas, particularly in front of the goals on Fields 1 and 2…please PULL GOALS off the goal lines by about 5 yards to avoid tearing these areas up while they are still soft.
It will come as no surprise that fields are still very wet and not suitable for play. All practices scheduled for Wednesday are cancelled and the U14 match scheduled for tonight is postponed and will be rescheduled.
Fields are in great shape after last night’s rain…ALL matches are ON for Saturday!
It’s going to be one of those nights…radar shows light rain will probably be moving into the area within the next 1-2 hours, but the chances are about 50/50 and rain does seem to be looking less heavy and more spotty as the front moves from west to east. With fields in excellent condition and expected to remain playable even with light rain, all scheduled games and practices for Friday are still ON. Should weather conditions require stoppage of play for matches with referees, the referees will make that decision AT THE FIELDS.
For U5-U7 games that are not refereed, you may mutually decide to reschedule your game if you wish, but both coaches MUST discuss this and decide together about postponing so please reach out to the other coach on this and be sure to let your parents know!
As always, in the event of ANY lightning or thunder, ALL coaches, players, and parents should leave the fields and get to shelter IMMEDIATELY!
Still a bit gloomy out, but fields are dry enough for play this evening…all fields are open for regularly scheduled Tuesday practices.
With fields soaked and rain continuing into the evening, all MYSA fields will be closed for Monday Sept 29 and all practices are cancelled.
Fields are a bit damp but very playable today…all practices and matches are ON for Thursday as scheduled.
Teams using Fields 1 & 2: please note that areas at the goal lines have been seeded this week. PLEASE pull the goals FORWARD off the goal line to the 6 yard box to protect that area from traffic!
It will come as no surprise that fields are too wet for use after the day’s rain. All MYSA fields are closed for Wednesday and all practices for all divisions are cancelled.
Field conditions as of 7:45 are still dry and very playable. Most recreational games are not starting until after noon today and should field conditions deteriorate before then we will update via email, website, and our weather line.
Stay tuned…especially if heavier rain moves through this morning!
All MYSA fields are open today for regularly scheduled Tuesday practices. PLEASE NOTE: All teams using Fields 1 and 2 should avoid the goal line areas which are still somewhat wet. Please move goals forward to the 6 yard box to avoid being in those areas.
Due to wet and unplayable field conditions, all practices scheduled for Monday are cancelled, including all recreation, academy, and travel teams (EXCEPT Premier UK sessions). Regarding Premier UK sessions for the U13 Phoenix and U14 Hurricanes, parents will be contacted by Premier UK with alternate plans for this evening.
Congratulations to the U18 Revolution for winning the Gold Division at the Seaside Classic Soccer Tournament held May 17-18 in Wilmington. This is the third year in a row that Revolution has won their division at Seaside. The Revolution coaches are Bob Webber and Jose Crespo, with advanced player training by Premier UK Soccer. Players from the 2014 Championship Team are: Kevin Crespo (Co-Captain), Hunter Foster (Co-Captain), Adam Hackett (Co-Captain), David Amaya, Gustavo “Goose” Flores, Chris Giacabello, Nick Giacabello, Edwin Jara, Jose “Goku” Ledezuma, David Lopez, Michael Lunday, Martin Martinez, Matt Nichols (Guest Player), Liam O’Mahony, Cullen Riley, Darius Ward, Bobby Webber, Taylor Wright, and Justin Zubler. Three other players unable to be at the tournament but very much a part of the team are Darren DeMauro, Walter Maldonado, and Connor McVicker.
The boys dedicated the tournament to longtime MYSA volunteer and coach Michael Lunday Sr. He passed away last year after this very tournament in 2013.
For more information, check out the story in the Mebane Enterprise at this link: http://www.mebaneenterprise.com/sports/article_b6d9245c-dfc5-11e3-a238-001a4bcf887a.html#.U3zyag6cUc4.yahoomail
MONTREAT, N.C. — Montreat College head men’s soccer coach David Knapp announced on Wednesday the signing of Walter M. Williams High School senior Chance Kerns (Burlington, N.C.) for the 2014 season.
“We followed Chance after we saw him this spring at the Southeast College Showcase in Knoxville,” said Knapp. “He then attended our Spring Exposure Weekend in March where it was obvious he was the type of athlete and young man we wanted on our team. We are looking forward preseason and seeing his development during his career at Montreat.”
Knapp and his staff have worked hard to fill the void that will be left by the early graduation of the two-time First Team All-Appalachian Athletic Conference honoree, Lucas Carvalho. The 6-foot-0 keeper was named the Appalachian Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 13-20 as he recorded a career-best six shutouts in his final season. Under the tutelage of Goalkeeper Coach Michael Bruce, Carvalho finished the season ranked No. 32 in Goals Against per Game (1.02) and No. 50 in Saves per Game (4.94) in the NAIA as the Cavaliers finished second in the AAC for the first time since 2006 … when goalkeeper Howard Fisher earned Freshman of the Year honors and Sherman Gardner won the conference Golden Boot award.
Kerns noted he chose the Cavaliers over other programs because of the campus beauty, how right the school fit his needs and how welcoming everyone made him feel on his visits.
“The campus is amazing,” said Kerns. “The faculty, coaches and team were all very welcoming.”
Kerns went on to speak about the team’s chemistry and the atmosphere of togetherness as other important reasons for choosing Montreat.
Kerns, a three sport athlete at Walter M. Williams High School earned six varsity letters while playing soccer, football and wrestling for the Bulldogs.
A 5-foot-11 keeper, Kerns led Williams to a second place finish in the Mid-State 3A standings as a sophomore in 2011 as the Bulldogs kept 10 shutouts and went 15-5-1 overall including 10-3-1 in conference play.
After the impressive sophomore season Kerns turned his attention to playing club soccer under head coach Chauncey Brummell at MYSA Inferno while also training under goalkeeper coach Vasilios Dimopoulos. Since joining the team Kerns has led Inferno to a 30-8-12 record allowing 1.04 goals against average and racked up 16 shutouts while winning the 2012 Collegiate Championships Soccer Showcase, 2013 Julian Brown Memorial Cup, 2013 and 2014 ACC Hall of Champions Showcase and runners up at the 2013 Disney Presidents Day Soccer Festival.
In 2014 the Inferno ran through their league play allowing just .500 goals against with five shutouts and an unblemished 10-0-0 record and have qualified for the North Carolina Kepner President’s State Cup semifinals after shutting out all three opponents in group play that included a 1-0 blanking of the 2013 US Club Soccer National Cup national runners-up, TESC Elite Red. Inferno who became the first NC Second Division Classic team to qualify for the semifinal will take on FSC Force Premier this Saturday, May 17 at 9 a.m. for the chance to advance to the state championship on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Knapp who took over the Cavaliers following one of the worst seasons in modern history and led MC to a runners-up finish in the Appalachian Athletic Conference regular season for the first time since 2006 in his first season as head coach of the Cavaliers. Of the 10 schools in the Appalachian Athletic Conference that sponsor NAIA men’s soccer, the 2013 Cavaliers were the second most improved win/loss team according to the final NAIA statistics. Montreat posted a 8-6-2 record after going 4-10-2 the year before Knapp arrived, good for a win-loss improvement of +4.
Montreat finished the 2013 season ranked No. 22 in Shutouts per Game (0.38) and No. 33 in Total Shutouts (6) in the NAIA while allowing just 1.02 goals against per game.
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Burlington, N.C. | Walter M. Williams HS
High School: A 2014 graduate of Walter M. Williams High School … three sport athlete at Walter M. Williams High School … earned six varsity letters, soccer (2), football (3) and wrestling (1) … led Bulldogs to runners-up in Mid-State 3A with a 15-5-1 mark including 10-3-1 record in conference play with 10 shutouts as a sophomore … earned Academic All-Conference and qualified for the state tournament at 171 in wrestling in 2010-11.
Club Team/Academy: Played two seasons under head coach Chauncey Brummell at MYSA Inferno … led Inferno to an overall 30-8-12 record with 16 shutouts and a 1.04 goals against average … won four tournament titles; Collegiate Championships Soccer Showcase (2102), Julian Brown Memorial Cup (2013), ACC Hall of Champions Showcase (2013 & 2014) … runners-up at Disney Presidents Day Soccer Festival (2013) … recorded three shutouts including the 2013 US Club Soccer National Cup national runners-up, TESC Elite Red, in group play to advance to the semifinals of the 2014 North Carolina Kepner President’s State Cup where they will play FSC Force Premier … recorded five shutouts and allowed just five goals as Inferno went 10-0-0 in league play in 2014.
Personal: Born Christopher Kerns … son of Kim Kerns.
The ChallengerSports British Soccer Camp will be coming to Mebane again this year. The camp will be July 14th to 18th at the Mebane Baseball complex and is open to all childrent ages 3 – 14. All skill levels are welcome and there are a number of camp options to choose from, including short programs for young beginners to full day camp for older players.
Parents of players that have attended the camp in the past have already received reminder emails and have begun to sign up. Parents whose players have not attended the camp before need to visit the link below and sign up now! Sign up before May 23rd to receive a free ChallengerSports soccer jersey.
Hint: For the free camp t-shirt, order at least one size larger than needed. These have traditionally run small. If you are in time to order the Free soccer jersey, order your player’s regular size.
If you have any questions about the camp, please contact camp coordinator Colin Mellor at [email protected]