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U18 USSF player Jacon Yarnell commits to US Air Force Academy!
Dec 16 2014 - Louise Swain
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Well Done Jacob!

93G ECNL Satara Murray signs for Liverpool FC!
Dec 15 2014 - Louise Swain
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Lonestar Soccer Club is very proud to announce that our very own Satara Murray has signed for Liverpool FC!
Well Done Satara - this is a great achievement and truly shows that hard work pays off!

Satara Murray on signing for Liverpool FC:

I am so excited for this opportunity, I feel like not many people get this  opportunity and I just am so thankful for getting the chance to play professionally, but also for a club such as Liverpool. I grew as a player through LSC and then ultimately became an even better player at UNC. Receiving the coaching I did from Lonestar was amazing. I don't think a lot of youth soccer players can receive such great coaching from a club and having that chance was just amazing. Then heading to UNC, getting the chance to play for Anson is like something i couldn't ever imagine. I learned so much throughout my 4 years at UNC and I became such a different player than what I was when I came in my freshman year. Very excited to play in the next level! 

From Coach Don: All the staff at Lonestar are delighted for Satara and her mum Glenda on her signing for Lverpool FC.  Satara was an outstanding talent who has worked extremely hard to earn the opportunity to play collegiate soccer at UNC and now into professionally at Liverpool FC.  Satara is a great ambassador for all our young female players and fingers crossed we may see her at the World Cup in the summer! 


From Glenda mum:
 " We dared to dream - and we dreamt in Technicolour"
LSC's USSDA Player Grant Vernon invited to USYNT Camp this January
Dec 15 2014 - Jeny Mather
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Lonestar Soccer Club is proud to announce that USSDA Player Grant Vernon has been invited to the Boys U14 US Youth National Team Camp this January.  "We are very proud of Grant as he continues the long line of LSC players that have been invited into National Team Camps".  We wish Grant the best of Luck!

LSC's Gaines found his platform for the USMNT in the Development Academy
Dec 05 2014 - Jeny Mather
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One year ago, Lonestar SC player McKinzie Gaines was playing in the 2013 Academy Select Game and has since made significant strides in a blossoming soccer career. Barely a few months after capitalizing on this platform, he was called into the U-17 National Team and is now tied with teammate Haji Wright for the most appearances for the team in 2014.

 

The United States Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) is the elite level of youth soccer in the United States for male soccer players. The USSDA is by invitation only for the top 72 clubs in the country and Lonestar SC is the only club in the USSDA in Austin. The league was created by the USSF to improve player development at the highest levels by increasing the number of high quality training sessions and creating more meaningful games throughout a ten month calendar.

 

Advancing elite players to professional contracts and USMNT opportunities is a goal of the program, though importantly, as with all our programs, the Lonestar SC USSDA program is designed to maximize collegiate opportunities through our college placement program. For more information on the USSDA contact Victor Pace

 

 

Read Lonestar SC's own McKinzie Gaines featured in the latest US soccer article detail his experience and how the Development Academy helps to identify up and coming players.

 

We look forward to your next feat McKinzie!

 

We are Lonestar!

NPL Spotlight: LSC's Dir. of Coaching Pace comments how TEPAL may be strongest in country
Dec 05 2014 - Jeny Mather
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Read Lonestar SC's Executive Director of Coaching and Player Development for U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) and the Texas Pre-Academy League (TEPAL), Victor Pace, featured here in the latest National Premier League article

 

 

"The NPL’s Texas Pre-Academy League (TEPAL) is preparing top players from clubs in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio for successful careers in the U.S. Development Academy and beyond. TEPAL includes all nine U.S. Soccer Development Academy member clubs in Texas, and is the top level of competition for these players at U-13 and U-15 before they enter the Development Academy and then as they move between Development Academy age groups.

 
Executive Director of Coaching Victor Pace at Lonestar SC (Austin) has seen firsthand the club and player development the NPL offers. “The Texas Pre-Academy League is one of the strongest leagues, not only in the region, but in the country. The league provides us great competition each weekend to test and develop our players, so that they may continue on the path to the Development Academy,” Pace said. “The league schedule mirrors the DA schedules, which gives our staff the ability to watch and coach games consistently.”

 

Lonestar strongly believes in the league’s developmental focus, and the entire club embraces the long-term athletic development model viewpoint. “’Winning through development’ is printed on every training shirt throughout our entire club,” Pace added. “Our philosophy is to teach the technical, tactical, physical and physiological parts of the game, while instilling a winning mentality. Our goal every year is to develop top players with our core values that may go on and be successful at whatever they choose to do.”"

 

 

Pictured above is Lonestar SC's U15 TEPAL team coached by Steve Bailey

LSC 02G Black win big at Texas Cup!
Dec 04 2014 - Jeny Mather
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Big congrats go to the 02G Black team and coach Maca for winning U13 gold division at the Texas Cup over Thanksgiving weekend!

 

Only the second Lonestar team to ever win this event. The girls went 4-1-0 record for in the tournament and beat andromeda 3-1 in OT of the final to win the U13 gold division! 02G Red won their U12 bracket last year, so 4 Lonestar players have been on both these winning teams:


Caylee Cooper
Brooke Berens
Samantha Gonzales
Sarah Vaughn

Huge win for the Black team! Way to go girls!

 

We are Lonestar!

Support your local Soccer City Austin and save 15% off your entire purchase!
Dec 04 2014 - Jeny Mather
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Austin's local soccer shop, Soccer City, has given all Lonestar SC players a great way to save on gear this season - print this coupon and save 15% off your entire purchase!

 

Thank you for supporting local business. Happy Holidays!

 

Soccer City of Austin

 

 

LSC's Gaines named for U.S. U-17 MNT Roster for Nov. Trip to Chile
Nov 20 2014 - Jeny Mather
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U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team head coach Richie Williams has named a 20-player roster that will represent the USA for three international matches in Chile. Among roster is Lonestar Soccer Club's own Orrin McKinze Gaines!

 

Read article here

 

Good luck in Chile!

TEPAL PDP hosted by Texas Pre-Academy League Concludes in Austin
Nov 19 2014 - Jeny Mather
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The PDP held at Town & Country this past weekend, was hosted by the NPL’s Texas Pre-Academy League, included 29 players from all nine clubs within the league and from our own Lonestar SC!

 

Participating players in the PDP in Austin were invited to attend based on scouting over the past several months and recommendations submitted from in-region scouts and directors. Players were led through dynamic warm-up sessions, technical passing exercises, possession drills and small-sided games by coaches Phil Duhon, Robert Lopez and Alex Para.

 

Read more here

ECNL Featured Amazing Young Woman: Zayne Matulis
Nov 05 2014 - Jeny Mather
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Former Lonestar ECNL player Zayne Matulis is featured this month in the ECNL Amazing Young Women Awards #BeatufiulAmbition!

 

Read more about Zayne here - she is a force to be reckoned with!

 

 

North Austin Lions Club Garage Sale Nov. 8
Oct 28 2014 - Jeny Mather
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North Austin Lions Club Garage Sale!


Where: 1103 Justin Lane, Austin
When: Saturday, Nov. 8, 8AM to 4PM
Rent a Table $15 each

 

Contact: Frances 512-453-4795 or Winnie 512-928-1482
 

04B Red A Win 1st place at the Rush Cup Tournament!
Aug 27 2014 - Jeny Mather
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Congratulations to the 04B Red A team for winning first place at the Rush Cup tournament earlier this month in the Woodlands!

 

Playing in the U12 bracket they had a great weekend. Way to go boys!

 

We are Lonestar!

03G Red take 1st in the Houston Rush Cup Tournament!
Aug 27 2014 - Jeny Mather
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The Lonestars 03G Red team took 1st place in the Houston Rush Cup Tournament earlier this month!

 

As U12s playing up in the U13 White Bracket, they finished 4-0-0 with 13 goals for and 1 against.  This was their first action in 11v11 play making the transition from 8v8. 

 

Congratulations ladies on a job well done and good luck in the upcoming Lonestar Austin Labor Day Cup Tournament!

 

We are Lonestar!


 

ECNL U23 girls finish 3rd at National Finals!
Jul 26 2014 - Jeny Mather
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Our U23 ECNL girls are third in the nation, winning 5-4 in PKs to secure the honors in RIchmond earlier this month.

 

Congratulations girls for a great finish to the season!

2 Lonestar ECNL teams headed to National Championships!
Jun 10 2014 - Jeny Mather
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The U23 ECNL team played FC Dallas Saturday night in Dallas to 1-1 draw. We then played the 2nd leg in Austin Sunday night; the way the conference worked out the team who won on Sunday would advance to the National Championships. The game was great end to end. Both teams hit the crossbar and posts and it looked like it was going to go to overtime. In the 82nd minute FC Dallas hit a great shot to go up 1-0. Lonestar threw everything at FC Dallas trying to tie the game. In the 90th minute Sophia Mundy tied the game up on a goal mouth scramble. With the emotion of the game Lonestar went for it pressing and winning the kickoff. The ball was sent into Jamie French who looped it over the FC Dallas GK to win the game 2-1 in the 92nd minute!

 
"The team now advances to Richmond Virginia July 13-14th where they will play for the National Championship. I am really proud of this group for fighting and staying organized. When we gave up that goal we quickly changed our shape and the team responded," said JD Cochran Coach of the U23s. "After scoring the equalizer I decided to go for it and just pushed everyone forward since there was only a minute left. The team responded again! Thanks to James Crowder, KC Crabb and Jared Chandler for helping the team last night!"
 
This will be the 6th time Lonestar Girls Program has gone to a National Championship. The 91's won in 2010, the 96's won in 2011, 96's placed in 2012 and 2013 and are going again this year!
 
Good Luck to both the 96's and U23's at the National Championships.
 
The 96's are playing in Seattle Washington June 24-29th for their National Championship. 

Tremendous work ladies!
 
96G Red win great performance; Tie for 1st place in state!
Jun 04 2014 - Jeny Mather
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The 96G Red battles in Brenham on Monday night to earn a 2-0 win, falling one goal short of advancing to regionals. They beat Challenge Kingwood to end up tied for 1st place in state—with….12 players!

 

They were amazing as Rob Ferguson will attest.

 

Great job ladies! We are so proud of you and all your your hard work!

ECNL 96 team qualifies for ECNL National Championships!
May 27 2014 - Jeny Mather
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The ECNL 96s qualified for the U18 ECNL National Championships this past weekend with a 5-3 win over Albion.

 

The 96s have qualified for the ECNL National Championships 4 straight years at U15,16,17,18! The team won the National Championship in 2011. The National Championships take place June 24-29th in Seattle Washington. "I know this is the team's fourth appearance at the National Championships but this one is special to me, says ECNL DoC JD Cochran. We have played every game with injured players, down a man or with players helping the team from other rosters. Every player has played out of position to make this happen. I am so proud of this group for pulling through and sticking together to achieve another chance at winning a National Championship. We are into the the sweet sixteen now 5 games away from winning it all. Congrats to the Club, Parents and Players for this years achievement."

00G White South win President's Cup!
May 19 2014 - Louise Swain
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Congratulations to our 00G White South team who won the State Cup this weekend for the second year in a row.

 

The team advance to Regionals in Alabama in June!

 

Good luck girls!

98G White South - President's Cup State Champions!
May 19 2014 - Louise Swain
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Good Luck at Regionals Ladies!

U23 ECNL v Houston Aces
May 15 2014 - Louise Swain
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On Saturday May 10th the U23 Lonestar ECNL team traveled to Carl Lewis Stadium in Houston, TX to play the WPSL Professional Team Houston Aces.  

 

The game was in a great environment.  The players had locker rooms, pre-game food, recovery food and Showers!  The Aces put on a great atmosphere for the team. The game was end to end in the first half, ending 0-0.  Saturday night's U23 Team was comprised of College Players from Baylor, Texas A&M, Rice, Texas Tech, University of North Carolina and University of Texas. The players have been off for 4 weeks finishing school and wrapping things up. "Fitness was a big issue for us in the 2nd half, said ECNL DOC JD Cochran, we had 13 players and we ran out of gas.

 

The U23 program is about getting these players opportunities to stay fit.  This was our first day of preseason and it showed.  We have 21 days to get ready for FC Dallas who went to the National Championships last year.  Our goal is to train and play as much as possible and go to the National Championships in SeattlJune 23rd." The Aces game ended 2-0.

 

Thanks to the entire Houston Aces Staff and program for the event!

Congrats to LSC North Rec teams U14G Breeze and U12B Infinity for winning Western District!
May 05 2014 - Jeny Mather
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Congratulations LSC CCU Breeze for winning Western District Director’s Cup and LSC CCU Infinity for Winning Western District South Texas Cup!

 

Great work!

Congratulations to our Graduating Seniors!
May 04 2014 - Jeny Mather
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What a great night celebrating all of your successes last night at the Red & Black Banquet! 

Great result for Lonestar v Houston Aces
Apr 28 2014 - Louise Swain
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Lonestar 96,97 and U23 ECNL teams combined to play the Houston Aces to a 0-0 draw.

 

Lonestar was the first team to shut out the Houston Aces and only the second team to tie them this season.  "Our ladies played great today, says ECNL DOC JD Cochran. "With 3 teams combining and playing together you worry that their could be miscommunication.  I was very impressed on how each player worked together.  This was a great opportunity for Lonestar Players and we are very fortunate to have a relationship with Ted Brumbaugh and the Houston Aces.

 

The Lonestar u23 team will travel to Houston May 10th to play the Aces in a rematch at Carl Lewis Stadium in Houston TX @ 6pm.

Lonestar v Houston Aces
Apr 23 2014 - Louise Swain
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Sunday 27th April at 5pm the Houston Aces will play Lonestar SC at St Stephens Episcopal School.

 

The Houston Aces are a professional team from Houston, TX.  They are the 2013 USASA National Open Cup Champions, Midwest Conference Champions, Big Sky Champions, and WPSL Finalists. They have defeated Houston Baptist University 2-0, Lamar 5-1, University of Houston 3-0, tied Texas A&M University 1-1 and lost to the Houston Dash in their preseason so far.

 

The Lonestar team is comprised of ECNL 96, 97 and u23 players. This is a great opportunity to come and watch a very high level of soccer.

 

The game is free and open to the public. Come along and support our girls!

Girls College Information Night - Friday 25th April
Apr 22 2014 - Louise Swain
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Calling all 00s - 96 girls!
 
Join Coach Mark and Coach JD at our Annual College Information Night!
 
 
When: Friday 25th April from 7-830pm
Where:- Build-a-Sign Location: 11525a Stonehollow Dr. #100 Austin TX.
Guest speakers:- G Guerreri (Texas A and M University) and Nick Cowell (St Edwards)
Subject:- Women's College Soccer (Recruiting, Marketing yourself, Rules and Compliance, Timelines and much more)
 
 
Wear:- All players to wear LSC sweats!