24th Maine Soccer Annual Senior Bowl Press Release

On Sunday, November 11th, with a new venue and format, the Maine Soccer Coaches hoisted 130 seniors at the 24th edition of its’ Annual Senior Bowl. At Thomas College four games were played with the North Senior All-Stars against the South Senior All-Stars. The new format had Boys’ North AB versus South AB in the first game at 12 Noon. The second game was between the North CD All-Stars and South CD All-Stars with the two final games between the Girls’ North AB All-Stars against the South AB All-Stars and the Girls’ North CD All-Stars against the South CD All-Stars.

In first the game of the day the South AB All-Stars handled the North AB All-Stars by a 3 – 1 score. Goal scorers for the South were Eric LaBrie of Yarmouth, Jack Mullen of Cheverus, and Tristan Wirth of Kennebunk. Keto Tchiputo of Portland and Michael Nason of Cheverus added assists. Sam Smith of Mt. Blue scored the North’s goals unassisted. Keepers for the South were Trevor Gray of Gorham and Brannon Gilbert of Gray New Gloucester, and for the North the goalie was Carter Lambert of Messolonskee.

In the Boys’ CD game the North narrowly defeated the South by a 2 – 1 score. Camden Jandreau of Fort Kent scored both of the North’s goals with Grant Kidon of Penobscot Valley assisting on one of them. The goal scorer for the South was Michael Murphy of Sacopee Valley. Keeper for the North was Reece Pelletier of Fort Kent and Keegan Farnham of Valley tended the nets for the South.

In the Girls AB game the South prevailed over the North in a hard fought well-played game 1 – 0. The single goal was scored by Prelzi Piscopo of Cape Elizabeth with Molly Murnane of Scarborough assisting. Keepers in this game were Libby Hewes of Brewer for the North and for the South tending duties were shared by Taylor Henry of Mountain Valley and Sydney Gillingham of Bonny Eagle.

The final game of the day, which was the Girl’s CD game, end in a 2 – 2 tie. For the North squad the goal scorers were Camryn Rolfe of Penquis Valley and Jenna Dugal of Madawaska. Lauren Reed of Penobscot Valley and Hannah Damon of Dexter assisted on the North goals. Goal scorer for the South was Avery Lutzykowski of St Dominic with two tallies. Alice Cockerham of Mt. Abram and Caitlin Kendrick of Richmond assisted on the South’s goals. Keepers were Tessa Soloman for the South and Bess MacArthur for the North.

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2018 MPA Sportsmanship Award Winners

 

Girls

Class A) North – Mt. Blue, South – South Portland

Class B) North – Nokomis, South – Greely

Class C) North – Mattanawcook Academy, South – Telstar

Class D) North – Maine School of Science and Math and Woodland, South – Richmond

Boys

Class A) North –  Skowhegan, South – Marshwood

Class B) North – Waterville, South – Morse

Class C) North – Mattanawcook Academy, South – Dirigo

Class D) North – Bangor Christian, South – Vinalhaven/North Haven

 

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2018 Maine State Champions

Congratulations to the following State Champions:

Girls

Class A)  Camden Hills

Class B) Cape Elizabeth

Class C) Fort Kent

Class D) North Yarmouth Academy

Boys

Class A)  Lewiston

Class B) Presque Isle

Class C) Wayflete School

Class D) North Yarmouth Academy

 

 

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2018 Maine Soccer Coaches Regional All-Star Teams

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected by the coaches to a Regional All-Star Team. Any Senior on a team is invited to play in the 24th Maine Soccer Coaches Annual Senior Bowl. The four games will be played at Thomas College on Sunday, November 11th. Boy’s North AB v South AB and North CD v South CD will play at 12:00 on the two adjacent turf fields followed by Girl’s North AB v South AB and North CD v South CD at 2:30. Seniors should see their coach for details of the event. All Regional All-Stars will be invited to the 45th Maine Soccer Coaches All-Star Banquet at the Spectacular Events Center in Bangor at 1:00 pm on Sunday, December 2nd via email.

Boys

Class A North: Bangor: Jack Bourassa Sr Back, Conor O’Brien Sr Midfield, Josh Sherwood Sr Back; Brunswick: Lane Foushee So Midfield, Everett Horch Jr Forward; Edward Little: Christian Beliveau Sr Forward; Lewiston: Enock Citenga Sr Back, Bilal Hersi Jr Forward, Mardoche Kikobo Sr Back, Suab Nur Jr Midfield; Messolonskee: Carter Lambert Sr Keeper; Mt Ararat: Travis Nadeau Sr Forward, Max Spelke Sr Midfield; Mt. Blue: Sam Smith Sr Forward

Class A South: Cheverus: Jack Mullen Sr Forward, Michael Nason Sr Midfield; Falmouth: Tom Fitzgerald Jr Forward, Alvaro Fuentes-Cantillina So Keeper, Niklas Hester Sr Midfield; Gorham: Trevor Gray Sr Keeper, Cooper Lyons Sr Midfield, Andrew Rent Jr Forward; Kennebunk: Tristan Wirth Sr Midfield; Marshwood: Mike LaSelva Sr Midfield; Portland: Pedro Fonseca Sr Forward, Keto Tchiputo Sr Forward; Sanford: Kevin Voter Sr Back; South Portland: Aleks Kaurin Sr Midfield

Class B North: Brewer: Trey Baker Sr Midfield; Caribou: Cullin Caverhill Jr Forward, Parker Deprey Jr Back, Alex Ezzy Sr Midfield, Austin Findlen Sr Forward; Gardiner: Casey Bourque Sr Forward; Hermon: Isaac Varney Jr Keeper; John Bapst: Kaito Toya Jr Forward; Mt. View: Elijah Allen Jr Midfield; Old Town: Liang-Kang Lin Sr Back; Presque Isle: Jonah Hudson Sr Back; Zech Morse Sr Midfield; Washington Academy: Khiari Hayward Sr Forward; Waterville: Ben Danner Sr Midfield; Winslow: Isaac Lambrecht Sr Forward

Class B South: Cape Elizabeth: John O’Connor Sr Midfield; Freeport: Jesse Bennell Jr Midfield, Sam Larochelle Jr Back; Fryeburg Academy: Gunnar Gurnis Sr Forward; Gray New Gloucester: Brannon Gilbert Sr Keeper; Greely: Silas Cunningham Jr Forward, Chris Theodores Jr Back; Leavitt: Garrett Addison Sr Forward; Morse: Ethan Pascuzzo Sr Back; Yarmouth: John D’Appolonia Jr Back, Eric LaBrie Sr Forward, Jack Jones Sr Midfield

Class C North: Central: Yosef Worster Jr Forward, Liam Velgouse So Back; Fort Kent: Dylan Hebert So Back, Camden Jandreau Sr Midfield, Noah Martin So Midfield, Reece Pelletier Sr Keeper, Austin Plourde Sr Midfield; George Stevens Academy: Chris Bennett Sr Midfield; Houlton: Nolan Porter Sr Forward; Orono: Trent Lick Sr Forward; Penquis Valley: Jeremy Martin Sr Back: Piscataquis: Kobe Gilbert So Midfield; Sumner: Orlando Herrera Sr Midfield, Damon Warren Jr Forward

Class C South: Hall-Dale: Matt Albert Sr Midfield, Alec Byron Sr Forward; Maranacook: Aric Belanger Sr Midfield, McPhecher Carter Jr Midfield, Duncan Rogers Sr Back; Mt. Abram: Evan Allen Jr Midfield, Denny Marble Jr Back; Sacopee Valley: Michael Murphy Sr Forward; St. Dom’s: Hunter Hughes Sr Back, Jeremy Phelan Sr Midfield; Waynflete: Luca Antolini Jr Keeper, Askar Houssein Jr Forward, Pat Shaw So Midfield; Winthrop: Rowan Goebel-Bain So Midfield

Class D North: Bangor Christian: Robbie DeRoche Sr Back; Central Aroostook: Ben Thomas Sr Midfield, Hunter Wardwell Sr Forward; Madawaska: Tristan Cyr Sr Forward, Andrew Nadeau Jr Keeper; Penobscot Valley: Reece Carter Jr Back, Zach Doore Jr Midfield, Grant Kidon Sr Forward, Brad McKechnie Sr Midfield; Schenck: Travis Thompson Sr Midfield; Van Buren: Matthew Burgess Sr Forward; Woodland: Drew Hayward Sr Forward

Class D South: Buckfield: Dylan Harvey Sr Forward, Noah Wiley Sr Midfield; Chop Point: Levi Little Sr Forward; Greater Portland Christian: Jeremy Powers Sr Midfield; Greenville: Ben Baldwin Sr Forward, Chris Caiazzo Jr Forward; Isleboro: Finn Gibson Sr Back; North Yarmouth Academy: Ryan Baker Sr Forward, Matt Gagnon Sr Back; Rangeley Lakes: Leo Perez Sr Midfield, Kenny Thompson So Forward; Richmond: Dan Stewart Sr Midfield; Searsport: Charlie Spiegel Sr Back; Temple: Will Paradis Sr Midfield, Noah Shepard Sr Midfield, Yuma Tekada Jr Forward; Valley: Keegan Farnham Sr Keeper

Girls

Class A North: Bangor: Isabel Parkin Jr Back, Libby Spekhardt Sr Forward, Isabella Varisco Sr Midfield; Brunswick: Anna Kousky Sr Forward, Isabella Banks Jr Midfield; Camden Hills: Grace Blackwell Sr Back, Kristina Kelly Jr Forward, Kassie Krul Sr Midfield, Kaylyn Krul Jr Midfield, Eliza Roy Sr Forward; Lewiston: Gemma Landry So Keeper; Messolonskee: Anika Elias Sr Forward; Mt. Blue: Katie Brittain Sr Back; Oxford Hills: Cecelia Dieterich Jr Midfield; Skowhegan: Annie Cooke Sr Back

Class A South: Biddeford: Kaely O’Guinn Fr Forward; Bonny Eagle: Cassidy Koons Sr Midfield, Hailey Coons So Midfield, Sydney Gillingham Sr Keeper; Cheverus: Emma Gallant Jr Forward, Lauren Jordan Jr Back; Falmouth: Lexie Bugbee So Midfield Jr, Jordan Wolfe Fr Keeper; Gorham: Emma Forgues Sr Midfield, Hallie Shiers Sr Forward; Noble: Bella Reil Jr Forward; Scarborough: Sophia Martens Sr Back, Molly Murnane Sr Midfield, Jessica Rinaldi Sr Midfield; Windham: Belle Skvorak Back

Class B North: Belfast: Junne Robertson-McIntire Jr Midfield; Brewer: Libby Hewes Sr Keeper, Maria Low Sr Midfield; Caribou: Lexi Rodriguez Sr Forward, Edie Shea So Midfield; Hermon: Emma Allmon Sr Back, Olivia Nash Sr Forward; John Bapst: Soleil Skehan Sr Back; Mt. View: Shala Davis Sr Midfield; Presque Isle: Madison Michaud Sr Forward, Savannah Rodriguez Sr Keeper; Waterville: Paige St. Pierre So Forward; Winslow: Maeghan Bernard Sr Back, Sara Doughty Sr Midfield, Carly Warn So Forward

Class B South: Cape Elizabeth: Maggie Cochran Fr Midfield, Grace Gillian Sr Back, Prezli Piscopo Sr Forward; Freeport: Catriona Gould Jr Forward, Tara Migliaccio Jr Back; Morse: Emily Martin Jr Forward; Mountain Valley: Taylor Henry Sr Keeper; Oak Hill: Jade Sturtevant Sr Back, Sadie Waterman Sr Midfield; Spruce Mountain: Calley Baker Sr Midfield; Wells: Hannah Cottis Sr Forward; Yarmouth: Olivia Feeley Sr Back; York: Nina Howe Jr Midfield, Peyton Nickerson Sr Back

Class C North: Central: Grace Francis Sr Back, Madi Speed Sr Back; Dexter: Hannah Dorman Sr Forward, Danielle Cummings Sr Forward; Fort Kent: Lexi Lovely Sr Midfield, Gabby Martin So Forward; George Stevens Academy: Bess MacArthur Sr Keeper; Houlton: Jamie Brown Sr Midfield, Sierra Hoops Jr Midfield, Tessa Soloman Sr Keeper; Narraguagus: Lanie Perry Sr Forward; Orono: Lauren Melanson Sr Back, Brooklynne White Sr Midfield; Penquis Valley: Cymeria Robshaw Sr Forward, Camryn Rolfe Sr Midfield; Sumner: Skylar Soule So Midfield

Class C South: Boothbay: Reagan Cola Sr Forward; Carrabec: Makayla Vicneire Sr Midfield; Hall-Dale: Grace Begin Sr Back, Olivia Bourque Sr Midfield; Madison: Emily Edgerly Jr Midfield; Maranacook: Emily Harper Fr Forward, Kaylee Jones Sr Back; Mt. Abram: Alice Cockerham Sr Midfield, Summer Ross Sr Midfield; Monmouth Academy: Audrey Fletcher Jr Forward;  Sacopee Valley: Kylie Day So Keeper; St. Dom’s: Avery Lutzykowski Sr Forward; Traip Academy: Molly Sawtelle Fr Midfield, Sophia Sontamaria Jr Back; Winthrop: Aaliyah Wilson Falcone Jr Forward

Class D North: Ashland: Kassandra Nelson Sr Back, Shelby Stoltz Jr Forward; Bangor Christian: Sydney Tozer Sr Midfield; Central Aroostook: Breann Bradbury Jr Midfield, Libby Grass So Back, Kate Levesque Jr Forward; Fort Fairfield: Camryn Ala Fr Midfield; Hodgdon: Autumn Ganzel Jr Keeper; Katahdin: Lindsey Drew Sr Back; Madawaska: Jenna Dugal Sr Forward, Isabelle Jandreau Sr Back; Penobscot Valley: Lexi Ireland Jr Forward, Lauren Reed Sr Forward; Schenck: Samantha Falone Sr Midfield; Southern Aroostook: Sydney Brewer Jr Keeper, Kassidy Mathers Sr Midfield, Kylie Vining Sr Forward

Class D South: Buckfield: Molly Bourget Jr Forward, Maggie Bragg Sr Back, Hannah Shields Sr Midfield; Greater Portland Christian: Courtney Spaulding Sr Midfield; Greenville: Bianca Breton Jr Midfield, Jessica Pomerleau Jr Forward, Halle Pelletier Jr Keeper; North Yarmouth Academy: Carly Downey Jr Keeper; Richmond: Emma Carbone Sr Back, Caitlin Kendrick Sr Midfield; Searsport: Mikaela Alley Sr Midfield, Ashten Wells Sr Forward; Temple: Hannah Hubbard Fr Midfield, Julianna Hubbard Jr Midfield; Valley: Kendra Sweet Sr Forward

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Coaches Who have Voted in the Maine Soccer Coaches Regional All-Star Process To Date

This list will be updated when we received your ballot. Please let me know if I have left you off the list below.

Boys

Class A North: Garth Berenyi, Bangor; Mark Roma, Brunswick; Ryan Hurley, Camden Hills; Tim Mains, Edward Little; Josh Stevens, Hampden Academy; Michael McGraw, Lewiston; Tom Sheridan, Messolonskee; Jack Rioux, Mt. Ararat; Joel Smith, Mt. Blue, Matt Dierterich, Oxford Hills (10 of 12)

Class A South: Laurence Burningham, Biddeford; Larry Robertson, Bonny Eagle; Matthew Andreasen, Cheverus; Joel Costigan, Deering; David Halligan, Falmouth; Tim King, Gorham: Greg Cavanaugh, Kennebunk; Ben Deschene, Marshwood; Alan Curtis, Massabesic; Sean Jackson, Noble; Rocco Frenzilli, Portland; Tim Fecteau, Sanford; Mark Diaz, Scarborough; Bryan Hoy, South Portland; Andrew Carlson, Thornton Academy; Vince Aceto, Westbrook; Walter LeBlanc, Windham (17 of 17)

Class B North: Howard Fogg, Belfast; Ben Poland, Brewer; Scott Hunter, Caribou; Paul Lock, Ellsworth; Carrie Larrabee, Erskine Academy; Luis Ayala, Foxcroft Academy; Nick Wallace, Gardiner; Mark Dieuveuil, Hermon; Yann Dupuy, John Bapst; Robert Towne, Lawrence; Scott Varney, Maine Central Institute; Brian Campbell, Medomak Valley; Dale Hustus, Mt. View; Tyler Frank, MDI; Mike Umbrianna, Nokomis; Matt Petrie, Oceanside; Mark Graffam, Old Town; Joe Greaves, Presque Isle; Chris Gardner, Washington Academy; Kerry Serdjenian, Waterville; Aaron Wolfe, Winslow (21 of 21)

Class B South: Ben Raymond, Cape Elizabeth; Bob Strong, Freeport; Bob Hodgman-Burns, Fryeburg Academy; Andy Higgins, Gray New Gloucester; Michael Andreasen, Greely; Ryan Harlow, Lake Region; Zac Conlogue, Leavitt; Chuck Reece, Morse; David Coyne, Poland; James Taylor, Mountain Valley; Adam Gettle, Spruce Mountain; Mike Hagerty, Yarmouth; Julie Johnson, York (13 of 16)

Class C North: John Boynton, Bucksport; Paul Speed, Central; Andrew Bermudez, Dexter; Kalusha Kotes, Fort Kent; Mark Ensworth, GSA; Brian Barton, Houlton; Randy Harris, Lee Academy; Matt Lindsay, Mattanawcook Academy; Waldo Caballero, Orono; Jason Mills, Penquis Valley; Trey Gilbert, Piscataquis; Tom Hart, Sumner (12 of 14)

Class C South: Andy Haskell, Hall-Dale; Dan Sylvester, Lisbon; Don Beckwith, Maranacook; Joe Fletcher, Monmouth Academy; Darren Allen, Mt. Abram; Sam Boyers, Sacopee Valley; Martin Bressler, St. Dom’s; Michel MacLeay; Traip Academy; Brandon Salway, Waynflete (9 of 13)

Class D North: Trevor Hews, Ashland; Aaron Wilcox, Bangor Christian; Wally Endy, Central Aroostook; Ryan Shaw, Easton; Copdy Tompkins, Fort Farifield; Jason Little, Hodgdon; Dylan Harris, Katahdin; Ben Gagnon, Madawaska; Jon Hamilton, MSSM; Jeremy Durost, Penobscot Valley; Aaron Hutchins, Schenck; Steve Lapierre, Van Buren; Scott Pelletier, Wisdom, Carl Ripley, Woodland (14 of 21)

Class D South: Kyle Rines, Buckfield; W. David Wilkinson, Chop Point; Chris Spaulding, Greater Portland Christian; Ryan Bolen, Greenville; Martyn Keen, North Yarmouth Academy; Kevin Donoghue, Rangeley Lakes; Peter Gardner, Richmond; Arik Akerberg, Seacoast Christian School; John Frye, Searsport; Phil Hubbard, Temple; Adam Farnham, Valley  (11 of 14)

Girls

Class A North: Joe Johnson, Bangor; Martyn Davison, Brunswick; Meredith Messer, Camden Hills; Jeff Hersey, Cony; Miles Fisher, Edward Little; Paul Wellman, Hampden Academy; Brant Remington, Lewiston; Chris DelGuidice, Messolonskee; Chad Kirk, Mt. Ararat; Fred Conlogue, Mt. Blue;  Chad Truman, Oxford Hills; Mike Herrick, Skowhegan (12 of 12)

Class A South: Darren Boynton, Biddeford; Scott Nason, Bonny Eagle; Craig Roberts, Cheverus; Kevin Olson, Deering; Andrew Pelletier, Falmouth; Jeanne Zarrilli, Gorham; Shannon Cavanaugh, Kennebunk; Chelsea Watson, Marshwood; Mike Reil, Noble; Curtis Chapin, Portland; Ellie Arsenault, Sanford; Michael Farley, Scarborough; Jeff Selser, South Portland; Natalie Sharland, Thornton Academy; Mikie Russell, Westbrook; Deb Label, Windham (16 of 17)

Class B North: Brian Beaulieu, Belfast; David Hamel, Brewer; Mark Shea, Caribou; Mike Falla, Erskine Academy; Chris Wesley, Foxcroft Academy; Jolaine Galibois-Barss, Gardiner; M J Ball, Hermon; Kori Dionne, John Bapst; Autumn Pepin, Maine Central Institute; Brianna Morrill, Medomak Valley; May Dow, MDI; David Page, Mt. View; Lucas Jewett, Nokomis; Eric Damboise, Old Town; Ralph Michaud, Presque Isle; Mark Serdjenian, Waterville; Steve Bodge, Winslow (17 of 21)

Class B South: Graham Forsythe, Cape Elizabeth; David Intraversato, Freeport; Antonio Barrionuevo, Fryeburg Academy; Kiaran McCormack, Gray New Gloucester; David Jaeger, Lake Region; Avalon Amador, Leavitt; Donovan York, Lincoln Academy; Branden Noltkamper, Morse; Jeff Pelletier, Mountain Valley; Jeremy Young, Oak Hill; Tim Dolley, Poland; Bill Acritelli, Spruce Mountain; Doug Cottis, Wells; Chris Coleman, Yarmouth; Walter Caldwell, York (14 of 16)

Class C North: Michael Garcelon, Bucksport; Richard Speed, Central; Jody Grant, Dexter; Doug Cyr, Fort Kent; Steve Bemiss, GSA; Tim Tweedie, Houlton; Cassie Pickering, Lee Academy; Stephanie Dubay, Mattanawcook Academy; Peter Joyce, Narraguagus; Cid Dyjak, Orono; Dawn McLauglin, Penquis Valley; Joe Gallant, Piscataquis; Justin Harding, Sumner (13 of 14)

Class C South: Matt Brewer, Boothbay; Heidi Vicneire, Carrabec; Guy Cousins, Hall-Dale; Jenniffer Perron, Lisbon; Savanna Lawrence, Madison; Travis Magnusson, Maranacook; Gary Trafton, Monmouth Academy; John Chase/Lani Roy, Mt. Abram; Heath Floyd, Old Orchard Beach; Brian Hink, Sacopee Valley; Patrick Keary, St. Dom’s; Michael Jackson, Traip Academy; George Sherry/Carrie Earls, Waynflete; Mark Carey, Winthrop (14 of 16)

Class D North: Peter Belskis, Ashland; David Young, Bangor Christian; Joe Levesque, Central Aroostook; Katie Zarrilli, Easton; John Ala, Fort Fairfield; Amanda Stubbs, Hodgdon; Shaun McAvoy, Katahdin; Tom Gerard, Madawaska; Michael Dugal, MSSM; Ryan Reed, Penobscot Valley; Michelle Hatch, Schenck/Stearns; Dana Bowen, Shead; Holly Vining, Southern Aroostook; Marcie Barbarula, Washburn; Chance Gervais, Wisdom  (15 of 19)

Class D South: Larry Thornton, Buckfield; Chris Spaulding, Greater Portland Christian; Cindy Obrey, Greenville; Ricky Doyon, North Yarmouth Academy; Troy Kendrick, Richmond; Amber Stanhope, Searsport; Phil Hubbard, Temple; Scott Laweryson, Valley; Duane Good, Wiscasset (9 of 13)

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Important Dates and Deadlines to consider for 2018

July

July 23th – First practice for Harvest Teams.

July 30th – August 12th  – Hands-off period (Sports Season Policy)

July 30th -State and National Dues Email sent out to Coaches and Athletic Directors

Coaches should download a copy of the MPA Soccer Bulletin from the MPA Website (see “Soccer Links” on home page)

August

August 10th – First countable game for Harvest Teams (after 3:00 pm)

August 13th – First Practice.

August 17th – First Inter-school Scrimmage (after 5 days of conditioning).

August 30th – First Countable Game (after 3:00 p.m.)

September

Week of September 10th – Email explaining and starting the Regional All-Star Nomination Process sent out to Coaches and Athletic Directors.

September 15th – Membership Dues to President (Michael Jeffrey, 8 Somerset St., Bangor ME 04401) Membership Form

September 24th – 1st Step of the All-Star Process. Coaches nominate up to five of their own players using this form.  Nominations due by Monday, September 24th.

October

Week of October 8th – 2nd Step of the All-Star Process. Coaches receive via email the Nominations Sheets and Ballot for the voting process.

October 12th – Recommended Officials Due.

October 15th – All-Star Ballots are sent to the Regional Vice-Presidents via email.

October 16th – Last Countable Game.

October 17th – On-line voting begins for Sportsmanship Banner. Ballots due Midnight on October 23rd.

October 19th – *Boys’ (and Girls’ Class D) Regional Prelims.

October 20th – Girls’ Regional Prelims.

Week of October 22nd – V.P.’s tally ballots and send results to President by Friday, October 26th. Also Sportsmanship Award voting will take place with each team’s coaches and players selecting three teams that will be submitted to the School’s A.D who will email the choices to the MPA Office. Sportsmanship Banners will be awarded to receiving teams at State Championship venues.

October 23rd – Sportsmanship Ballot due from ADs by Midnight on October 23rd.

October 23rd – Boys’ Regional Quarter Finals.

October 24th – Girls’ Regional Quarter Finals.

October 26th  – *Girls’ and Boys’ Class C and D Semi Finals.

October 27th  – Girls’ and Boys’ Class B and A Semi Finals.

October 31st  – Regional Finals All Classes

November

November 1st – Maine Soccer Coaches Regional All-Star Teams are posted on the website.  Senior All-Stars who plan to attend the 24th Maine Soccer Coaches Annual Senior Bowl will email the President at mjeffrey@breweredu.org

November 2nd  –  All-America/All-New England Ballots are sent to coaches via email.

November 3rd – ^State Finals Class A & D: Site TBD  Class B & C: Site TBD

November 10th – Final RSVP date for Senior All-Stars attending Senior Bowl.

November 11th – 24th Maine Soccer Coaches Annual Senior Bowl at Thomas College. Boy’s game is at 12:00 noon and the Girl’s game is at 2:30 p.m. Seniors will receive invitations for 45th Maine Soccer Coaches All-Star Banquet.

November 12th – All America/All New England ballot due to President via email (Ballot may be hand delivered to President by coaches who attend the Senior Bowl on Sunday).

Week of November 13th – Invitations to the 44th Maine Soccer Coaches All-Star Banquet are emailed to coaches and mailed to Regional All-Stars.

*May move the 10/19 game to 10/20 and the 10/26 game to 10/27 by mutual agreement.

**Potential SAT conflict.

Note: State Championship game will rotate from a Southern Maine to Northern Maine site every year with a 5th year of rotation looking to schedule games at an Aroostook County location.

December

December 2nd– 45th Maine Soccer Coaches All-Star Banquet at the Spectacular Events Center in Bangor at 1:00 pm. Annual Maine Soccer Coaches Meeting begins at 11:00 a.m.

Note: These important dates and deadlines are under “Calendar and Events” on the Maine Soccer Coaches Website – http://www.mainesoccercoaches.com

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2018 NFHS Soccer Rules Changes

4-1-1a, b: a. The home team shall wear dark jerseys and socks (dark is defined as any color which contrasts with white), and the visiting team shall wear solid white jerseys and solid white socks. Prior to and during the game, jerseys shall be tucked into the shorts, unless manufactured to be worn outside.
b. Both socks shall be the same color, with the home team wearing socks of a single dominant color, but not necessarily the color of the jersey and the visiting team wearing solid white sock. If tape or a similar material (stays/ straps) is applied externally to the socks, it must be of similar color as that part of the sock to which it is applied.

Rationale: This change allows home teams to wear the school-colored jerseys at home. The change would provide the opportunity for teams to use an alternative color uniform for “special” events, if approved by the state association.

4-1-1d, e: d. If visible apparel is worn under the jersey and/or shorts, it shall be of similar length for an individual and a solid liked-color for the team.

Rationale: The previous rule caused financial hardships for some players and schools. The rule allows for the purchase of one set of cold-weather undergarments per player.

4-2-10 (NEW): In addition to the above permitted uses, state associations may on an individual basis permit a player to participate while wearing a head covering if it meets the following criteria:

1. For medical or cosmetic reasons – In the event a participant is required by a licensed medical physician to cover his/her head with a covering or wrap, the physician’s statement is required before the state association can approve a covering or wrap which is not abrasive, hard or dangerous to any other player and which is attached in such a way it is highly unlikely that it will come off during play.
2. For religious reasons – In the event there is documented evidence provided to the state association that a participant may not expose his/her uncovered head, the state association may approve a covering or wrap which is not abrasive, hard or dangerous to any other player and which is attached in such a way it is highly unlikely to come off during play.

Rationale: The addition of this exception allows for the participation of students who for religious reasons must maintain a covered head in all situations. The same is true for the student who for medical or cosmetic reasons needs to cover the head.

8-1-2: At the moment of the kickoff, all players, except the player taking the kickoff, shall be in their team’s half of the field. Players opposing the kicker shall be at least 10 yards from the ball until it is kicked.

Rationale: This 2017 rule change allowing the kickoff to be taken in any direction has created difficulty for the player taking the kick to easily kickoff into his/her own half of the field without physically being in the opponent’s half of the field. This addition to the rule would permit only the player taking the kickoff to be in the opponent’s half of the field, in order to take the kickoff.

11-1-4: A Player is offside and penalized if, at the time the ball touches or is played by a teammate, the player, in an offside position, becomes involved in active play by:

  • a. interfering with play or with an opponent or;
  • b. seeks to gain an advantage by being in that position.

A player in an offside position receiving the ball from an opponent, who deliberately plays the ball (except from a deliberate save), is not considered to have gained an advantage. Indirect free kick at the spot of the infraction (even in own half), subject to the provisions in P 13.1.3

Rationale: This change better articulates the difference between being in an offside position and an offside violation. It also places the penalty language in a more logical place within the rule.

12-8-1f, 15 (NEW): 1. A player, coach or bench personnel shall be cautioned (yellow card) for:

f. unsporting conduct, including, but not limited to: 15. A player who commits an offense against an opponent within his/her team penalty area which denies an opponent an obvious goal-scoring opportunity and the referee awards a penalty kick, if the offense was an attempt to play the ball. 12-8-2d3, 4 2. A player, coach or bench personnel shall be disqualified (red card) for: (NEW) d. committing serious foul play: 3. a player commits a foul, outside the penalty area, attempting to deny an obvious goal-scoring opportunity, and the goal is not scored; or 4. a player commits a foul, inside the penalty area, while not attempting to play the ball, and the goal is not scored.

Rationale: This change addresses the issues of denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity (DOGSO) that occur in the game that places a player and team in double jeopardy when applying a penalty.

13-2-1j (NEW): ART. 1 . . . Direct free kicks are awarded and taken from the point of the infraction (Except as in 13-1-3 and 14-1-1):

j. if a player, coach, or bench personnel enters or leaves the field of play without permission of an official and interferes with play or an official (12-8-1).

Rationale: This change emphasizes the importance of proper decorum and behavior from the benches.

13-2-3: ART. 3 . . . The following indirect free kicks are taken from where the ball was when the referee stopped play: (Subject to restrictions in 13-1-3 and 13-1-4.)

a. if a player, coach or bench personnel enters or leaves the field of play without permission of an official and does not interfere with play or an official (12-8-1);

Rationale: This change maintains a focus on the proper decorum and behavior of the benches.

18-1-g (NEW): A deliberate act is one in which a player chooses to act, regardless of the outcome of that action. This deliberate act is neither reaction nor reflex. A deliberate action may result in the opponent benefiting from the action (e.g., a deliberate, but misplayed ball that goes directly to an opponent). A reaction or reflex may result in that player benefiting from the action (e.g., a ball inadvertently contacting the arm and falling directly to the player’s feet).

Rationale: This definition provides guidance for interpretation of rules that contain the word deliberate or phrase deliberate act.

 

Major Editorial Changes

4-2-4: Clarifies a religious medal or other religious items must be taped to the body

 

Points of Emphasis

  1. Denying an Obvious Goal-Scoring Opportunity
  2. Excessive Player Substitutions
  3. Referee Mechanics for Indirect Free Kicks
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United Soccer Coaches 2019 National Convention

2019 Convention in Chicago is coming soon! January 9th – 13th

Billed as “The World’s Largest Annual Gathering of Soccer Coaches,” each year the United Soccer Coaches Convention draws approximately 4,000 coaches from our 30,000-plus members, and more than 10,000 attendees over five days for live field demonstration and lecture sessions, networking socials, coaching diplomas and more!

When it comes to soccer events in the United States, few can parallel United Soccer Coaches Convention. No other event matches the fun, excitement and learning opportunities this annual gathering offers to soccer coaches at all levels of the game.

Whether it’s learning the basics of coaching goalkeepers or a high-level discussion of systems of play, every coach who attends will find something new to add to their soccer repertoire. And the coaching instruction is just the beginning – the four-day program is filled with unlimited opportunities to mix and mingle with some of the most prominent names on the soccer landscape.

Exhibitor Information:

Join Us at the Largest Soccer-Specific Trade Show in North America

The United Soccer Coaches invites you to exhibit us at our 2018 Annual Convention.

The exhibit portion of the Convention annually showcases more than 300 exhibitors covering 600,000 square feet, making it The Largest Soccer Trade Show in North America.

Full Registration Includes:

  • All United Soccer Coaches Convention and US Youth Soccer Workshop education sessions (Wednesday evening through Sunday afternoon)
  • Unlimited access to the Exhibit Hall, including: Thursday Night’s Grand Opening and Friday’s Happy Hour
  • Registration Welcome Packet
  • T-shirt (while supplies last and sizes not guaranteed)
  • United Soccer Coaches Special Topic Diplomas and/or Certificate (Make sure to visit the Diplomas and Certificates page to view the requirements to obtain a diploma or certificate.)

For more information go to: unitedsoccercoachesconvention.org/

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Coaching Requirements for 2017

MANDATORY RULES CLINICS
There will be mandatory rules clinics held in soccer this fall. Each high school program (boys and girls) must have a coach attend one of these mandatory meetings. All coaches must sign in to be credited with attendance.
Date Site Time TBA
*Each coach must complete the NFHS “Concussion in Sport – What You Need to Know” video that is available at the NFHS website (www.nfhslearn.com).
*Each coach must complete the NFHS “A Guide to Heat Acclimatization and Heat Illness Prevention” video that is available at the NFHS website (www.nfhslearn.com).
*Each coach must complete the NFHS “Sudden Cardiac Arrest” video that is available at the NFHS website (www.nfhslearn.com).

 

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