TTU Women's Soccer
Elite Girls Academy would like to congratulate 00 Maroon forward Marisa Weichel on verbally committing to Texas Tech University. Marisa becomes the second player on the 00 Maroon team to verbally commit.
Mark & Jenny Weichel's comments on Marisa's commitment
As anyone in the soccer community knows, playing for clubs like EGA requires a full commitment where regular practices, small group sessions, one on one coaching, frequent travel, and excellence at school are all a part of the agreement. The entire Weichel family could not be more proud of Marisa in her commitment in these areas and earning the right to be recognized as a future Texas Tech Red Raider. When Marisa attended the 2015 Red Raider soccer camp at Marcus’ urging, we knew it was a definite front-runner if we were lucky enough to have this school interested in her. Fast forward a year later where we had the awesome experience of touring various campuses, meeting coaches, and experiencing various college towns, it always came back to Texas Tech.
While getting to know Coaches Tom Stone, Gibbs, and Neal, we feel like we have already formed a wonderful relationship with the Red Raider team. Texas Tech is a great fit where Marisa can see herself playing, excelling and going to school. The living, academic, and sports facilities, programs, coaches, girls on the team, and team culture were all impressive. We look forward to three more years with our EGA family and know that all of the girls’ successes in this club would not be possible without EGA, the coaches, the wonderful teammates/travel partners, and fellow parents.
2016 USYS National Championships
The 2016 Region II U17G Champion, Elite Girls Academy 98 Maroon, will be competing for a U17G National Title this upcoming week in Frisco, TX. See schedule below:
July 26th 7:30AM: Elite Girls Academy 98 Maroon vs. Legends FC 98 (CA-S)
July 27 11:30AM: Elite Girls Academy 98 Maroon vs. Beadling Bulldogs (PA-W)
July 28 7:30AM: Elite Girls Academy 98 Maroon vs. YMW Premier Xplosion 98 (PA-E)
Full details on their competition and the game schedule can be found here:
Some games can be watched live at this link too:
Good Luck Ladies!!
Elite Girls Academy 98 Maroon won 5 straight games culminating in a come from behind 3-1 Overtime Championship game win to be crowned 2016 US Youth Soccer Region 2 U17 Girls Champions!
In doing so the team became just the FIFTH team from Nebraska to become Regional Champions and the second Elite Girls Academy team since the club was formed in 2011.
The team will now head to the US Youth Soccer National Championships held at the end of July in Frisco, Texas to compete for the right to be called National Champions.
US Club Soccer NPL Finals
The Elite Girls Academy will be sending three teams to the US Club Soccer NPL Finals which is located in Aurora, CO. All three teams qualified for the Finals by winning the their age division in 2015 Fall Midwest Developmental League. You can follow the scores by clicking the link below.
Best of luck to the teams and staff!
2016 Regional Championships
Elite Academy will be sending 3 of our teams to the Semi Finals at the 2016 Regional Championships in Westfield, Indiana. The Semi Finals take place on Tuesday June 28th!
Good luck to our teams:
EGA 01 Maroon Omaha
EGA 98 Maroon Omaha
EGA 99 Maroon Omaha won two and lost one to finish second in their bracket but did not advance
2016 Spring State Cup
State Cup Roll of Honor:
U13 Girls: EGA 02 Maroon Omaha - Finalists
U13 Boys: EBA 02 Maroon Omaha - Finalists
U14 Girls: EGA 01 Maroon Omaha - Champions
U19 Girls: U19 EGA Maroon - Champions
Good luck to our winning teams in the upcoming 2016 Regional Championships!
Caroline Flynn - U23 USWNT
Elite Girls Academy Alum Caroline Flynn has been called into the US U23 National Team for the Nordic Tournament in England.
Caroline and her fellow U23 teammates will play Sweden, Norway and England from June 2-7 in England.
For more details, please see the link below.
US U20 National Team
Elite Girls Academy Alum Maddie Elliston has been called into the US U20 National Team for an event in Papua New Guinea. The event will consist of training and games in preparation for the U20 World Cup which will also be held in PNG from November 13-December 3.
Maddie and her fellow U20 teammates will play two games during their time in PNG. They will fave Japan on May 27 and Papua New Guinea on May 30.
For more details, please see the link below.
Gatorade Player Of The Year
Brenna Ochoa who plays for the Elite Girls Academy 98 Maroon team has been named the 2016 Nebraska Gatorade Player Of The Year.
Brenna becomes the fourth Elite Girls Academy player to win the prestigious award since 2011.
On behalf of Elite Girls Academy, we would like to congratulate Brenna on this amazing accomplishment.
*Brenna plays for Millard West High School and will attend the University of Nebraska to play soccer in the Fall*
Caroline Flynn who was a member of the Elite Girls Academy Bravo team that won a 2011 Region II Championship has been called into the upcoming USWNT U23 Camp.
Caroline is a senior at the University of Nebraska and has one final year left of eligibility.
On behalf of Elite Girls Academy, we would like to congratulate Caroline and wish her luck!
Paige Nielsen - Seattle Reign FC
Elite Girls Academy Alum Paige Nielsen was drafted by the Seattle Reign of the NWSL on January 15, 2016 as the #25 overall drafted player. Paige becomes the first ever player in Nebraska history to be drafted to the NWSL.
Paige played for Toro Bravo since she was 15 years old and was a member of the U19 Elite Girls Academy Bravo team that won a USYS Region II Championship in 2012. Over the last four years she was a member of the University of North Carolina Women's Soccer Program and in 2015 she led the tar heels with 1,795 minutes played as a central defender.
Marcus Kelcher's Comments
I could not be any prouder of Paige. I had the pleasure of coaching Paige since she was a 15 years old and she has done nothing but amaze me ever since. It is incredible to see a kid fulfill a dream that so many would have predicted impossible. As the first player drafted professionally from Elite Girls Academy, it is my hope that her story can inspire many future EGA professionals in the future. One thing I know for sure, the Seattle Reign are getting not only a great player, they are getting an incredible young women.
See links below for more information!