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Sydney Cassalia (EGA 98/99 Maroon) commits to Westpoint

Sydney Cassalia who plays for Elite Girls Academy 98/99 Maroon has verbally committed to the United States Military Academy Westpoint.  Sydney is the third player from the 98/99 Maroon team to commit to a NCAA Division 1 program.  

Greg and Patty Cassalia's comments on Sydney's Commitment 

We would like to thank God for Sydney & who He has created her to be. Her discipline & passion for academics & soccer has contributed to her success. We would like to thank Marcus, the EGA staff and the goal keeping coaches for pushing Sydney to do her best. Marcus has created the opportunities for Sydney to excel & the avenue for her ability to be showcased. We are truly blessed to be a part of EGA family and team! This would not have been possible without Marcus' dedication to the players and their families. Thank you Marcus. Sydney's desire to pursue a medical career and serve our Country make us truly proud. We are filled with boundless joy!

Marcus Kelcher's comments on Sydney's Commitment 

I am so thrilled for Sydney.  I have had the pleasure of working with Sydney and her sister Jordan for many, many years.  During that time the Cassalia's have become more then friends to my family, they have become family.  The education that Sydney will get at Westpoint will be first class and the opportunity that she has to come in and replace her sister as the next big time keeper for Army soccer is truly amazing.  I look forward to working with Sydney over the next few years as she prepares for the next level.  

On behalf of the entire Elite Girls Academy family, we would like to congratulate Sydney and the Cassalia family.  


Kailey Lane (EGA 98/99 Maroon) commits to the University of Kansas


Jayhawk Women's Soccer

Kailey Lane who plays for the Elite Girls Academy 98/99 Maroon team has verbally committed to the University of Kansas.  Kaliey becomes the first 2017 grad to verbal and the third player on the 98/99 Maroon team to commit to a NCAA Division 1 program.  

Kelly and Tad Lanes comments on Kailey's commitment

Words cannot express our gratitude to Marcus for what he has done for Kailey as a mentor, coach and someone she can count on to be there for her. We would also like to thank Marcus for believing in Kailey’s ability, seeing her potential and giving her a platform to display her talents. We are also grateful for Kailey’s teammates and their families. You all have been extremely supportive of Kailey and our family and we truly appreciate it. Thank you to the staff at Going Vertical for your professionalism and applying your expertise which has assisted Kailey in her recovery and ongoing training. Tad and I are very pleased that Kailey found the exact fit academically and athletically at the University of Kansas. We are truly blessed to be a part of the Elite Girls Academy family! Rock Chalk, Jayhawk, KU!

Kailey Lane's Comments on her commitment 

I am very thankful for the opportunity I was given to commit to the University of Kansas. I couldn’t have done it without the help from Marcus and the help from my teammates to push me to be the best that I can be. I am very excited with the decision I have made and couldn’t be any happier. I know it will be a great fit for me.

Marcus Kelcher's comments on Kailey's commitment 

I am so thrilled for both Kailey and her family.  After several years of not having the chance to work with her, I have absolutely enjoyed the opportunity to have her back at Elite Girls Academy.  I have been very impressed with her work ethic and determination to come back from ACL injury and this commitment shows both the ability of Kailey and the overall focus on coming back from injury the right way.  Coach Francis and the Kansas women's soccer program is getting a fantastic player and I look forward to working with her in the years to come as she prepares for the next level.  

Elite Girls Academy would like to congratulate Kailey Lane on this fantastic accomplishment.  


Kayleigh Putnam (EGA 98/99 Maroon) Commits To Missouri State University


Missouri State University

 
Kayleigh's comments on her commitment 

I am very excited that I have committed to Missouri State University. I wouldn't be where I am today without Marcus and Kyle pushing me to be the best player I can be and to grow as a leader. I also want to thank my teammates for always pushing me to do my best and always having my back. I am so excited that I get to go to MSU with Katilin Maxwell and other girls from the EGA family. The first time I went to MSU I knew that I was going to go there because it was a perfect fit. It is the perfect size for me, it has the degree I want, and the campus is really pretty. I'm so happy that I get to go play soccer in college and with one of my teammates. Go Bears!!   

Dave and Tana's comments on KP's commitment 

We are very excited with the decision that kayleigh has made at MSU. After visiting the campus, Meeting the coaches & players and watching a few games Kayleigh knew MSU was the place for her. We would like to thank all of the players and coaches that have pushed KP to be the player she is today. A special Thank you to Marcus and Kyle for believing in Kayleigh and pushing her to the next level. We look forward to watching Kayleigh fulfill her dream of playing Division 1 soccer.  

Marcus Kelcher's comments on KP's commitment 

I could not be any happier for both KP and her family.  Kayleigh is not only a great player but a kid I really enjoy.  Both KP and her family have been unbelievably supportive of both EGA and her team since she joined the club in 2011.  Head Coach Rob Brewer and the Missouri State Women's Soccer team is getting a great player in KP.  I look forward to helping her prepare for the next level over the next sixteen months.   


Elite Girls Academy 99/00 Maroon Win Big At The Final Four Showcase


Final Four Showcase Division Champions

The Elite Girls Academy 99/00 Maroon team traveled to Boca Raton, Florida this past weekend to compete in the Final Four Showcase.  The girls went 3-0 on the weekend and won their group without conceding a goal.  On behalf of the Elite Girls Academy we would like to congratulate the players and coaches on an excellent weekend.

Final Four Showcase Results

Elite Girls Academy 99/00 Maroon 2 Challenge 0

Elite Girls Academy 99/00 Maroon 3 Dallas Sting Royal 0

Elite Girls Academy 99/00 Maroon 2 Windy City Pride 0


Kaitlin Maxwell (EGA 98/99 Maroon) Commits To Missouri State University


Missouri State University

Lisa Sterlings comments on Kaitlin's commitment: 

Words can not explain how excited we are that Kaitlin is going to play soccer at Missouri State. A dream of a little girl has now been realized and this would not have happened without Marcus and the rest of EGA. Marcus took the time to understand Kaitlin's priorities and desires in a school and then got her the exposure she needed. We can't say thank you enough for this opportunity for her and are incredibly proud of her. Determination and hard work does payoff. Go Bears!

Kaitlin's Comments on her commitment:

I'm very excited to get the opportunity to go to Missouri State and I think it'll be a great fit for me! The distance is perfect and I'll get to study what I want. I wanted to thank Marcus for all the help throughout the process. I'm relieved it's finally done and now I can focus on getting prepared to play for them!

Marcus Kelcher's comments on Kaitlin's commitment: 

I could not be any happier for Kaitlin and her family.  I have been incredibly blessed to coach many great keepers but I can honestly say that Kaitlin is among the best of them.  She is an incredible talent and will be a fantastic addition to the Missouri State University program.  I would like to congratulate Kaitlin on her commitment and I look forward to working with her as she prepares for the next level.


Elite Girls Academy 98/99 Maroon - 2014 Surf College Cup Champions


Twenty Fourteen San Diego Surf Cup

Congratulations to the Elite Girls Academy 98/99 Maroon team on winning the twenty-fourteen San Diego Surf College Cup.  


EGA 98/99 and 99/00 Maroon Win Midwest Developmental League Titles


US Club Soccer National Premier League

Both the 99/00 Maroon and 98/99 Maroon teams won their age group division of the Midwest Developmental League this past weekend in St. Joe, Missouri. With the league titles, both teams qualify for the US Club Soccer NPL National Championships.

The Elite Girls Academy would like to congratulate both teams on this tremendous accomplishment.  

(Both the 00/01 and 01/02 Maroon teams will find out their final league standings at the conclusion of their age division play later in the Spring).


2014 Elite Girls Academy Evening With Elite Club Banquet

The Elite Girls/Boys Academy is proud to announce that the first annual club banquet will be held on Friday, December 12, 2014 at Christ the King Parish.

The evening will provide the attendee with the unique opportunity to not only celebrate the players of both Elite Girls and Boys Academy but also to hear one of the Nations top coaches in Tom Stone speak on the qualities it takes to be a champion.  Tom is the Head Women's Soccer Coach at Texas Tech University and is known as one of the premier female college coaches in the nation.  

We will also be hosting a special silent auction with all proceeds going to the treatment of Kathy Nielsen.  Kathy who is the Mother of Paige Nielsen has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Lymphoma.  Paige played for Elite Girls Academy Bravo and is now a junior forward for the University of North Carolina women's soccer team.  

 

Please contact Morgan Shrader (ashradar1@cox.net) or Tricia Sharrar (sharrar@creighton.edu) for any questions regarding the event.  

 

EGA Players Earn Conference Titles and Post Season Honors


Maddie Elliston - Penn State University - EGA U19 Maroon

This has been an incredible Fall for many of the Elite Girls Academy players competing at the next level.  No time in Nebraska history has so many of their former club players seen such success at the next level.  EGA continues to produce more top level NCAA D1 level players then anyone else in Nebraska.  As a club who prides itself on placing our players at the next level, it brings us great joy to see so many of our former athletes having so much success on the playing field.  We would like to congratulate all the girls on their accomplishments below.

Gini Yost (Elite Girls Academy Booyah) (Depaul University ) BIG EAST Regular Season Champion, BIG EAST Tournament Champion

Maddie Elliston (Elite Girls Academy U19 Maroon) (Penn State University) BIG10 Regular Season Champion

Karlie Mueller, Taylor Saucier, Jackie Tondl (Elite Girls Acdemy Bravo) (Texas A&M University) SEC Regular Season Champion, SEC Tournament Champion

Paige Nielsen (Elite Girls Academy Bravo) (University of North Carolina) ACC Regular Season Champion

Sidni Trotter (EGA Booyah) (Minnesota State University, Mankato) NSIC Regular Season Champion, NSIC Tournament Champion

​Hannah Wampler (EGA Bravo) - Summit League Defender Of The Year

Sidni Trotter (EGA Booyah) - NSIC Tournament MVP


Elite Girls Academy 98/99 Maroon - 2015 NE U16G State Cup Champions


Elite Girls Academy 98/99 Maroon Nebraska U16 State Cup Champions

Elite Girls Academy would like to congratulate the 98/99 Maroon team on defeating Omaha FC Elite 1-0 in the 2015 State Championship game.   

We would also like to congratulate our two State Cup Finalist.

EGA 99/00 Maroon - 2015 Nebraska U15G State Cup Finalist 

EGA 96/97 Maroon - 2015 Nebraska U18G State Cup Finalist 

EBA 98/99 Maroon - 2015 Nebraska U16B State Cup Finalist 


Elite Girls Academy 99/00 Maroon - U15 MRL Premier II League Champions

Congrats to the Elite Girls Academy 99/00 Maroon team on winning the Fall 2014 Midwest Regional League Premier II Division.  The championship earns the team automatic qualification into the Fall 2015 Midwest Regional League Premier I Division.   

Congrats ladies!


Erin Clifton (EGA 96/97 Maroon) Commits To University of Northern Iowa

On behalf of Elite Girls Academy, we would like to congratulate Erin Clifton on verbally committing to the University of Northern Iowa.  

Erin is a member of the Elite Girls Academy 96/97 Maroon team.

Erin's comments on her commitment 

I am excited to have committed to UNI and have the recruiting process behind me. I believe that UNI will be the perfect fit for me as it met many of my criteria. I really like the soccer program that Coach Price has created and look forward to being a part of his team. UNI offers the degrees that I am the most interested in and I feel that I am ready to explore those options.

Russ and Laura Clifton's comments on Erin's commitment

We feel blessed and are very excited about Erin’s decision to play at UNI. We are happy that the school is close enough for us to be able to continue to watch some of her soccer games and yet far enough away to allow her the college experience and independence. We would like to thank EGA and Marcus for the support and opportunity given to Erin. We look forward to watching Erin play for Coach Price. 


Elite Girls Academy 02/03 Silver - 2014 Gretna Centris Cup Champions

The Elite Girls Academy would like to congratulate the 02/03 Silver team on winning the 2014 Gretna Centris Cup Championship.

Well done ladies!!


Elite Girls Academy Wins Big At The St. Louis Scott Gallagher Friendlies 2014


SLSG Friendlies 2014

The Elite Girls Academy traveled to St. Louis over Labor Day weekend and came back with several championships.  Overall the club went 28-8-5 and left St. Louis with a +56 goal differential.  

Elite Girls Academy 03/04 Maroon: U11 Gold Flight Champions 

Elite Girls Academy 01/02 Maroon: U13 Gold Flight Champions 

Elite Girls Academy 00/01 Maroon:  U14 Gold Flight Champions 

Elite Girls Academy 99/00 White: U15 Silver Flight Champions 

Elite Girls Academy 99/00 Maroon: U15 Gold Flight Champions 

Elite Girls Academy 98/99 Maroon: U16 Gold Flight Champions 


Elite Boys Academy 02/03 Maroon & White Qualifies For APL League Play

Congratulations to both the 02/03 Maroon and White team on qualifying for the 2014 Fall Alliance Premier League.  The Maroon team qualified for APL by soundly defeating Elkhorn.  White team posted a huge victory over Ofc Gold, narrowly lost to OFC Elite and soundly defeated NFC on their way to APL qualification.  Both EBA teams qualifying is a huge success for the new program and it shows 50% of the top teams from NE are from EBA. The APL competition is going to be fierce which will provide excellent learning for our young men.

The four teams that qualified for APL are:

EBA Maroon
EBA White
Elkhorn
Ofc Elite


Congrats to Coach Tom, Coach Chris and the boys on this great accomplishment. 


Elite Girls Academy Find Success At the 2014 Azzurri Invitational


Elite Girls Academy 03/04 Maroon - 2014 Azzurri Invitational Champions

Elite Girls Academy 03/04 Maroon - Champions 

Elite Girls Academy 03/04 White - Finalist 

Elite Girls Academy 01/02 White - Finalist 


Elite Girls Academy Heads To Chicago For Eclipse Challenge Cup


Eclipse Challenge Cup 2014

Elite Girls Academy will travel to Chicago, IL the weekend of August 8-10 for the Eclipse Challenge Cup.  For the last three years, we have attended this event in pursuit of games against some of the top teams in the nation.  The Eclipse Challenge Cup is regarded as one of the top events in the nation for the younger age groups.  

Team Attending

Elite Girls Academy 02/03 Maroon

Elite Girls Academy 01/02 Maroon

Elite Girls Academy 00/01 Maroon

Elite Girls Academy 99/00 Maroon


Elite Girls Academy To Participate In US Club Soccer National Premier League


National Premier League

The Elite Girls Academy will continue to participate in the 2014-2015 Midwest Development division of the National Premier League.  

Marcus Kelcher's comments on the decision

After much discussion and planning, I have decided to keep our Elite Girls Academy teams in the NPL for the 2014-2015 season.  The league provides our players the chance to play against some of the premier clubs in the nation along with the opportunity to compete for a place in the NPL National Championships.  Our participation is unique as there is only five teams accepted from Region II.  I look forward to the season and seeing what the league will provide our players.  
 
2014-2015 Participating Clubs 
Elite Girls Academy - Omaha, NE
Michigan Hawks - Detroit, Michigan 
Sockers FC - Chicago, IL
SLSG Missouri - St. Louis, MO
SLSG Metro - St. Louis, MO