Maddie Elliston - U18 EGA Maroon - U18 US WNT Member
Maddie Elliston who is a member of the Elite Girls Academy U18 Maroon team will depart for La Manga, Spain on March 3 for 10 Nations International Tournament with the U18 US Women's National Team. The US will face U19 teams from Sweden, Norway and France.
U.S. U-18 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2) : Rosemary Chandler (Concorde Fire; Atlanta, Ga.), Casey Murphy (PDA; Bridgewater, N.J.)
DEFENDERS (6) : Anna Bialczak (Maryland United FC; Lutherville, Md.), Madeline Elliston (OMA Elite Girls’ Academy; Omaha, Neb.), Megan Keeth (MVLA; Los Altos Hills, Calif.), Gabrielle Matulich (MVLA; Los Gatos, Calif.), Kaleigh Riehl (BRYC; Fairfax Station, Va.), Niki Romero (UNC; Las Vegas, Nev.)
MIDFIELDERS (7) : Carlyn Baldwin (BRYC; Oakton, Va.), Jaye Boissiere (MVLA; Los Altos Hills, Calif.), Katie Cousins (Richmond Kickers; Lynchburg, Va.), Jordan DiBiasi (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Annie Kingman (PSV Union FC; Woodside, Calif), Emily Ogle (Internationals SC; Strongsville, Ohio), Jessica Vigna (PDA; Farmingdale, N.J.)
FORWARDS (5) : Kayla Cappuzzo (Albertson Fury; Merrick, N.Y.), Imani Dorsey (Freestate United; Elkridge, Md.), Darian Jenkins (UCLA; Riverton, Utah), Amber Munerlyn (UNC; Corona, Calif.), Rebecca Rasmussen (Georgia; Golden, Colo.)
On behalf of the Elite Girls Academy, we would like to wish Maddie a safe and successful trip to Spain.
Charlton Athletic North American Academy
Elite Boys Academy is proud to announce the new partnership with Charlton Athletic North American Academy and Global Image Sports. The partnership will go in effect July 3, 2014. EBA players will have the opportunity to take advantage of the partnership by participating in the 2014 EBA/Charlton Athletic Team Camp which will take place July 16-18, 2014. Registration for the camp will open soon.
"I am thrilled to announce the agreement with Charlton Athletic and Global Image Sports regarding the new partnership with the Elite Boys Academy (EBA). Our program is designed and tailored for training and mentoring players who have the desire to hone their skills, have fun, yet compete and win at the national level. We believe that the relationship with Charlton Athletic will provide our young men with the unique opportunity for both the State of Nebraska and Region II. I am looking forward to working directly with the excellent staff at Charlton Athletic and GIS."
Marcus Kelcher - Elite Boys Academy Technical Director
We are proud to announce that Elite Girls Academy and Nebraska FC will be joining forces at the beginning of the 2014/2015 season. NFC teams and staff will be uniting with Marcus Kelcher and his EGA staff to form the Elite Boys Academy. The alliance of the premier all boys club in the state of Nebraska with the premier all girls club will further strengthen the exceptional soccer experience that both clubs deliver to their athletes.
Marcus Kelcher, Elite Girls Academy Owner and Technical Director
"I am thrilled to announce an agreement with Nebraska FC regarding their reformation into the Elite Boys Academy (EBA). Recently, NFC’s leadership contacted me to discuss succession planning, and we agreed on a plan to transition NFC’s U9-18 teams into Elite Boys Academy. Similar to NFC's mission, EBA was founded with the goal of providing the opportunity for male athletes to train, play, and compete at the very highest skill level, and depending upon the player’s determination, leading to the opportunity of the award of a collegiate scholarship at some of the nation’s top schools. Our program is designed and tailored for training and mentoring players who have the desire to hone their skills, have fun, yet compete and win at the national level. I am looking forward to working directly with the excellent staff that NFC currently has as we transition NFC into EBA. I would like to thank the NFC administration and coaching staff for their commitment to soccer in Nebraska and for their efforts in making EBA a reality. My vision as the Owner and Technical Director of both Elite Girls Academy and Elite Boys Academy, is to provide these young athletes with the most professional developmental environment in the State of Nebraska, and to create one of the most competitive soccer programs in the nation. Our club and staff are nationally recognized as one of the top in the nation. This business model, aligned with the Elite Girls Academy, will be the premier choice for young male athletes who have the desire to play soccer at the very highest levels of collegiate soccer – unmatched in the State of Nebraska.
Bob Amdor, NFC President and Executive Director
“NFC's mission has been to prepare committed, elite level players for collegiate play, and we've been extraordinarily successful, sending over 200 players to the college game since the club's formation in 1997. Our succession planning the last few years identified future leadership, fundraising and communications as priorities. These are strengths at EGA, so we were pleased when Marcus expressed an interest in taking on the leadership role for NFC in the U9-19 ages. I'm excited to see NFCs mission continued under the new name, Elite Boys Academy.
Congrats To The Elite Girls Academy Class Of 2014
Elite Girls Academy Class Of 2014
The Elite Girls Academy would like to congratulate the class of 2014.
Top Row: Madeline Crowdy (University of Iowa), Suzy Smith (Missouri State University), Liza Martinez (College of St. Mary), Ashley "Fireball" Malloy (Northwest Missouri State University), Lexi Bolamperti (Missouri Western State University) Bottom Row: Megan McClanahan (Chaminade University), Lauren Tondl (St. Louis University), Maddie Elliston (Penn State University).
Players not present: Amanda McClanahan (University of Tennessee), Bella Kubo (Texas Christian University).
The Elite Girls Academy is proud to announce that they will host the 2014 Soccer Plus Goal Keeper School the week of July 14-18.
Click the link below for registration
Megan Maenner - MWSU
I am so excited to be committed to Missouri Western State! When I visited the school I immediately knew it was the right place for me to grow as a student and an athlete. Being a part of EGA has helped me develop into a top player and I am very thankful for Marcus, my teammates and my parents for their support on my journey. I can’t wait to continue improving in preparation for my collegiate career. Go Griffs!
Mark & Jenny’s Comment’s
We hoped this day would come for Megan even after a position change. As parents we encouraged Megan to continue to work hard and good things would happen. The minute Megan stepped foot onto the campus she knew this was the place. After talking with the coaches and seeing everything that MWSU had to offer. We want to thanks Marcus and the entire EGA staff for their support and believing in Megan’s ability to play at the next level.
Megan has had a year to remember. After serving as our goalkeeper for the last two years, she decided to come back in her Junior season as a field player. To say that Megan found success in the position is an understatement. Megan had a great year and her commitment to Missouri Western State University is the perfect reward for all her hard work. I am so happy for both Megan and the Maenner family and I look forward to working with her over the next sixteen months as she prepares for the next level.
Emily Talmon who is a member of the Elite Girls Academy U17 Maroon team committed to the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC). Emily becomes the 12th player on the U17 team to commit and the 11th player who will be playing for a NCAA D1 program.
I’m so excited to be committing to UMKC, I’m honored to be playing division I soccer while having the ability to attend a university that will help me achieve my academic goals and dreams. UMKC is exactly what I was looking for in a school to pursue my goals in pre med and I’m fortunate enough to play soccer at a high level. I want to thank Marcus for the support, believing in me and helping me develop into a division I player. I’m blessed to be on a team with such talented teammates and enjoyed the experience of playing, growing and the friendship we have all shared.
Steve & Barb's Comments
We are so proud of Emily for her commitment to UMKC and her hard work to make her dreams become a reality. A special THANKS to Marcus for all your hard work, dedications and coaching abilities you gave Emily and the other girls to achieve the talent and opportunities to make their dreams come true.
I am so happy for Emily and the Talmon family. Emily is one of the top central defenders in the Region and I'm thrilled she has decided to commit to UMKC. She will be joining a great program who has an excellent coach at helm. I look forward to helping her prepare for her arrival to KC over the next 16 months.
Caroline Janike - UMKC
Caroline Janike who is a member of the Elite Girls Academy U17 Maroon team has committed to the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC). Carly becomes the 11th player on the U17 Maroon team to commit and the 10th player who will be playing for a NCAA D1 program.
For me, choosing the college I would attend was not an easy task but I'm happy to say that in the fall of 2015 I will be enrolling in the University of Kansas City-Missouri! The campus is beautiful and I love that it's right in the heart of Kansas City. I want to thank Marcus and the rest of the coaching staff because I couldn't have done it without their help and guidance. I not only want to thank them and all my teammates but also my family for being there for me from the beginning. Their love and support is second to none and I'm so grateful for all they do. I feel like I have grown so much not only as a soccer player but as a person through my time with EGA and I couldn't be more excited to turn the page and see what's in store for me at UMKC! Go Roos!
Caroline's Parents Comments
As parents we want what is best for our daughter and we have to make difficult decisions. Friends encouraged us to look at what Marcus Kelcher was doing and we were impressed with his unique, high energy, and aggressive coaching style. In turn, Carly's play has become more energetic and aggressive. The team's goal is to compete at a high level and be seen by college coaches in hopes of securing a scholarship at a D1 college. It worked for our daughter! After two years with the club - playing in a half dozen college showcase tournaments, opportunities presented. Carly recently committed to the University of Missouri, Kansas City in 2015. She's happy. We're happy. Thanks Marcus.
I am thrilled for both Carly and the Janike family. This has been an adverse year for Carly due to her ACL recovery. To come back as strong and as determined as she has, shows how much character and commitment she has. UMKC is the perfect choice for her and I cant wait to watch her continue to develop over the next sixteen months.
Karen Kozol - Missouri State University
I am so excited to be committed to MSU! When I set foot on the campus and saw how beautiful it was I fell in love and knew that was the place I wanted to be. It's been a great ride since I've joined this team. I would like to thank my teammates, coaches, and parents for all the support and for pushing me to my limit. Being apart of EGA was one of my best decisions yet.
Jodi and Jim Kozol's comments
It is very rewarding, as parents, to see our daughter achieve one of her goals. We know she will do well taking this next step. She believes in working hard to obtain what she wants in life. I am glad she found someplace that is a good fit for her as she continues her journey. MSU will give her a great education and a great experience playing at the D1 level. I would like to thank all the players and coaches, the EGA family, for making her experiences playing soccer fun and memorable. This is a great program that allows players to grow and get to the next level. Thanks for all you do for these girls to help them grow in their skills and have give them opportunities to get to the next level. Karen is on cloud nine.
Marcus Kelcher's comments
I am thrilled for both Karen and her family. I have had the pleasure of coaching Karen for three years and I have seen so much growth in her game. I believe that she made the perfect choice in Missouri State. I look forward to working with Karen over the next sixteen months as she prepares to play at the next level.
Ava Amborse who is a member of the Regional Champions U19 Elite Girls Academy Bravo has been nominated for the 2013 US Youth Goal Of The Year. Please vote now for Ava by clicking on the link below!!
National Premier League
The Elite Girls Academy U14 Maroon team has won the Midwest Developmental League Title after winning thier final league game at the Elite Girls Academy College Winter Showcase. The U14 Maroon team wrapped up the Fall championship with a 4-0 against Sockers FC.
The girls will resume play in the Spring in attempt to win the overall U14 title.
2013 National Premier League (MDL) 14 Champions
Carsen Lundgren - TCU Soccer
Carsen Lundgren’ s comments on committing
I am so excited to have committed to Texas Christian University and become a horned frog! The moment I stepped on campus, I fell in love with the school. After meeting with the coaches and seeing the facilities, I knew this was the school I wanted to attend. TCU has everything I’ve been looking for in a school academically, and a soccer program that felt like it was the perfect fit. I’ve only been playing for Marcus and his coaching staff for less than a year, but feel that I’ve grown as a player and look forward to continuing my development. This also wouldn’t be possible without my extremely talented teammates and my very supportive friends and family. I can’t wait to continue improving in preparation for the rest of my high school and collegiate career. Go Frogs!!!
Drew and Kristin Lundgren’s comments on Carsen committing
We could not be more thrilled for Carsen and her decision to attend TCU. As parents, we’ve always told her to choose a school based on academics and if the soccer program is a good fit, that’s a bonus. After seeing the campus and meeting with the coaches and faculty, she couldn’t imagine going anywhere else. We feel very fortunate that she found a school that will not only allow her to continue with the sport she loves most, it will also provide her with a great education. We’ve seen how hard she’s worked on and off of the field and could not be more proud and grateful for this opportunity. A special thank you to Marcus for not only his coaching, but also for having confidence in her ability. We know she will continue to thrive in this training environment in preparation for high school and her path to college soccer.
Marcus Kelcher’s comments on Carsen committing
I am overjoyed for both Carsen and the Lundgren family. Carsen is not only a great player but also a wonderful young lady who I have come to enjoy working with very much. Carsen will be joining two of her other teammates at TCU and will play for some of the top coaches in the Big 12. I look forward to working with Carsen over the next sixteen months as she prepares for the next level. Congrats!!
Maddie Elliston who is a member of the Elite Girls Academy U18 Maroon team will be leaving for Chula Vista, CA on Saturday to participate in the U18 US Women's National Team Camp. This will be Maddie's fifth camp of the year thus far. The camp will take place December 14-21.
Click the link below for more information
On behalf of the Elite Girls Academy, we would like to wish Maddie good luck and safe travels.
Specialized Physical Therapy
Elite Girls Academy have reached an agreement with Specialized Physical Therapy for the 2014-2015 season. Specialized will be the PT clinic of choice for all Elite Girls Academy players.
Message from our sponsor
Specialized Physical Therapy is proud to announce that they are now the official physical therapy provider of EGA soccer club! Jeff Zimmerman, DPT and the rest of the staff at Specialized are looking forward to helping EGA players get past their injuries and back on the field as soon as possible. Specialized PT has the knowledge, expertise and facility to do just that, for even the most highly skilled athletes. We can’t wait to get to know more of the EGA coaching staff and to become an integral part of the “EGA Team”!
It’s often so difficult for parents and coaches to know how best to handle injuries (…Is it serious? Do we need to go to the doctor? To the ER? Or do we just need ice and rest?). If this sounds familiar, then you should know that Specialized PT can help – EGA players (and parents!) will enjoy priority scheduling for evaluation of injuries, as well as free injury screenings to help answer all those initial questions. The therapists at SPT will give you peace of mind, knowing that you have made the right decision in handling your child’s injury.
Want to know more about your child’s injury? (Might they need surgery? What are our options?). There’s nothing worse than being in the dark about what has happened to your child, so we want to share an amazing feature on the Specialized PT website called “Injuries and Conditions”. Here you’ll find extensive information on almost all sports injuries. Just hover your cursor over the body part on the “map” and click on the injury you are interested in. You can read about what’s involved in your child’s injury and how it’s generally treated.
At Specialized PT, we are excited to be associated with Elite Girls Academy. If you have questions, the therapists at Specialized are always happy to answer them for you. If you would like some help with your child’s injury now, please call us at (402) 939-7939 to schedule an appointment (no physician referral is needed for free injury screenings).
Elite Girls Academy U17 Maroon - Surf College Cup Semi-Finailist
The Elite Girls Academy U17 Maroon team played extremely well at the Surf College Cup which took place in San Diego over Thanksgiving weekend. After winning their group they went on to lose 0-1 to Eastside (WA).
Surf College Cup is the premier girls college showcase event in the nation and is regarded as one of the top events in the country.
2013 Surf College Cup Results
Elite Girls Academy U17 Maroon vs 0 Rio Vista 0
Elite Girls Academy U17 Maroon 1 vs Surf Academy 0
Elite Girls Academy U17 Maroon 1 vs Heat ECNL 0
Semi Final: Elite Girls Academy U17 Maroon 0 vs. Eastside 1
Ashely Malloy - U18 EGA Maroon Keeper
Ashley Malloy who plays for the Elite Girls Academy U18 Maroon team has committed to Northwest Missouri State University. Ashley who is regarded as one of the top keepers in the state of Nebraska becomes the 10th player to commit in the 2014 class.
Ashley's comments on committing
I am so excited to have finally committed to Northwest Missouri State University! It is a perfect school for me seeing as I’d like to become a teacher and a coach. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without all of the great coaches I’ve had along the way- Mark, Bettina, Scotty, Taylor, Brad, Marcus, John, Rachel, and especially my keeper coach Kyle. EGA has always given me such a great training environment, whether it is with the 18s, 17s, 15s, or 13s, every team I train with makes me better. Also, a special thanks to all of my past and present teammates and their families. The support I have received over the years has been amazing. Lastly, thanks to my parents for pushing me to be the best I could be and making me work hard for everything I have ever wanted. I can’t wait for next year!!
Marcus Kelcher's comments on Ashley committing
I am thrilled for Ashley. It has been a long road and I think that her decision to play at Northwest Missouri State is the perfect choice. Ashley is not only a great keeper but also an unbelievable kid. Ashley has not only provided her own team with much success but has also won two USYS Region II Championship Titles with Elite Girls Academy Bravo. I look forward to working with Ashley over the next six months as she prepares for the next level.
Kyle Droege's comments on Ashley committing
So proud and happy for Ashley "Fireball" Malloy. She is an awesome kid to work with and her passion and excitement for the game is fantastic. NWMSU is getting an outstanding shotstopper and I have no doubts that she will have success at the next level due to her drive and work ethic. Congrats Fire!
US Club Soccer MDL Champions
The Elite Girls Academy U17 Maroon team has won the Midwest Developmental League Title with one game to spare after beating Sproting BV NPL 6-1 at the GSI College Showcase. The U17 Maroon team has a 6-0 record going into their last game against Sockers FC.
The girls will travel to North Carolina in July as MDL Champions with the goal of winning a US Club Soccer NPL National Championship.
2013 SEC Champions
It was a big week for nine Elite Girls Academy players representing their college programs. On behalf of EGA we wold like to congratulate all nine girls on their regular season titles!!
Jaylyn Odermann, Alyssa Flannery and Caroline Flynn
University of Nebraska - BIG10 Regular Season Champions
Jackie Tondl, Karlie Mueller, and Taylor Saucier
Texas A&M University: SEC Regular Season Champions
Marquette University: Big East Regular Season Champions
University of Minnesota at Mankato: Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Regular Season Champions
College of St. Rose: North Eastern 10 Regular Season Champions
Megan McClanahan who plays for the Elite Girls Academy U17 Maroon team has verbally committed to play soccer in Hawaii for the University of Chaminade. Megan becomes the 8th player on the U17 Maroon team to commit to the next level.
It isn't often that a girl from the Midwest can say she is going to play soccer in Hawaii, and I couldn't be more grateful for the opportunity to be that girl! It has been a long process but I am overjoyed to be committed to the University of Chaminade! I have known for a while that Chaminade is the perfect school for me. It is my dream come true both academically and athletically. Now that my dream has come true I realize that I could not have done it without the support I received from my family and team. First I want to thank my parents. Communicating with someone across the country is not an easy task and I owe it to my parents for pushing me to not quit following my dream. I owe another huge thanks to my sister Amanda. Even though we are twins I still look up to her as my big sis! She never stopped supporting me. I am confident that even though we will be so far away from each other we will never stop supporting each other's dreams. I also want to thank all the girls on the team! We have been through a lot together but I couldn't be more proud to have such wonderful girls in my life. We are a family and that will never change! I also want to thank Marcus for developing me into the player I am. I am very excited to be representing the Midwest in Hawaii, and I will accept visitors whenever!
Shane and Theresa's comments:
We are very proud of Megan and her commitment to attend Chaminade University and play soccer for the Silverswords. Running down her dream is an understatement in describing the dedication and perseverance it took for Megan to make her goal of playing soccer in Hawaii a reality. A torn ACL, 3800 miles, and a coaching change in the middle of the recruiting process would have deterred most people, but not Megan. We would like to thank Marcus, the EGA staff, and all the wonderful parents and players we have had the privilege to call friends. It was EGA’s reputation in the soccer community and the talent of its’ players that brought credibility to Megan’s play when the 3800 miles made videos the only evaluation process available. Chaminade is getting a talented soccer player, but more importantly, a wonderful person, teammate, and daughter. Now enjoy your four years in Hawaii, your parents are going to!!
I could not be any happier for Megan and her family. Anyone who knows Megan realizes that she is not only a great player but also an amazing young lady. She has been an absolute joy to work with over the last four years and I am confident she will be a fantastic addition to the Chaminade Women's Soccer Program. I look forward to helping Megan prepare to play at the next level. Congrats Meg!!
Liza Martinez - College of St. Mary
Liza Martinez who is a member of the U18 Elite Girls Academy Maroon team has verbally committed to the College of St. Mary Women's Soccer Program. Liza who is one of the top outside backs within her age group in Nebraska has chosen to stay close to home and compete for Coach Beam starting next season.
I am so excited with my decision to play soccer at College of Saint Mary's!
Their soccer and academic program is a perfect fit for me. Thank you to all of my teammates who pushed me to be a better player. I would especially like to thank, Erin, Lexi, Madeline, and Fireball who stayed by my side through my soccer journey. I would also like to thank my coaches: Scotty, Taylor, Kyle, Brad, and Marcus, for all of their dedication and support. Special thanks to my family who’ve supported me through it all. I look forward to being able to continue playing in front of my hometown fans, (aka, my Mom and Dad)!!
Matt & Cindy said:
We are so happy for Liza that she’s been blessed with the opportunity to continue playing soccer. We’re excited that we’ll be able to drive right down the street to watch Liza play next year. Thank you Marcus for your commitment to the game and your help with making our girls dreams a reality. Thank you Scotty, Taylor, and Brad for your leadership and dedication. Most importantly, thank you to all of Liza’s teammates and their families for sticking together. We will cherish all of the memories and friendships we have made. We appreciate everyone’s support
U15 US National Team
Jade King who is a member of the Elite Girls Academy U17 Maroon team has been invited to the October U15 US Women's National Team Camp which will be held in Carson, CA. This will be Jade's second National Team Camp.
On behalf of the Elite Girls Academy we would like to congratulate Jade on this impressive accomplishment and wish her the bast of luck in California.
US Youth National Championships Best 11
On behalf of the Elite Girls Academy we would like to congratulate Hannah on this fantastic accomplishment and wish her the best of luck in her upcoming college season.
Elite Girls Academy U19 Bravo - 2013 U19G Region II Champions