Girls Development Academy – Winter Showcase 2017

The Development Academy Winter Showcase took place in Lakewood Ranch, Florida between December 6-10.  The event gave the U15, U16/17 and U18/19 teams from each Academy Club three competitive games against opposition outside of normal league play.

The Winter Showcase was an ideal opportunity for college recruiting with over 300 college coaching staff pre-registered for the 2017 event representing colleges from across the country which included over 200+ from NCAA Division I schools.

With 315 games taking place over the course of five days, the U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy Winter Showcase offered first class opportunities for talent identification.  Each game was scouted and evaluated by a U.S. Soccer Technical Advisor or Scout, while the U.S. Federation’s entire Youth National Team Staff was on site for talent identification opportunities to evaluate current YNT pool players as well as potential players for future camps.

Houston Dash U15

vs. Boston Breakers Academy  Won 2-1 (Scorers – Sydnie Thibodaux, Angie Diep)

vs. PA Classics Won 3-1 (Scorers – Haley McWhirter, Danielle Shannon, Sydney O’Shea)

vs. San Jose Earthquakes Lost 1-2 (Scorers – Cadyn Hulse)

Houston Dash U16/U17

vs. FC United Soccer Club Lost 1-3 (Scorer – Sydney Babineaux)

vs. SC del Sol Tied 2-2 (Scorers – Krista Peterson, Sydney Babineaux

vs. PSV Union Football Club Won 3-1 (Scorers – Krista Peterson 2, Sydney Babineaux)

Houston Dash U18/U19

vs. Placer United SC Tied 2-2 (Scorers – Sarah Piper, Alma Audu)

vs. Cincinnati Development Academy Won 2-1 (Scorer – Jazzy Richards 2)

vs. LA Galaxy San Diego Won 1-0 (Scorer – Sarah Hernandez)

Since the start of the inaugural Girls’ Development Academy season in September 2017, 70% of the players that have been called into the Women’s Youth National Team camps are rostered full-time in the Girls’ Academy Clubs.

Another benefit of the event was the integration of the Winter Showcase and the Nike Friendlies.  The event marked the first time the Women’s Nike International Friendlies took place in conjunction with the Girls’ Development Academy Winter Showcase.  The Women’s Nike International Friendlies was a round-robin tournament which featured the U.S. U20 WNT and the U20 WNT’s of Brazil, England and Finland.  The combined events highlighted the cohesion between the Development Academy Member Clubs, Youth National Teams and over 300 academic institutions.

“My teammates and I had a great time representing the Houston Dash in Florida at the first ever DA Winter Showcase. It was an amazing experience where I got to showcase my abilities in front of hundreds of college coaches and play against some of the top teams in the nation.” Krista Peterson – Houston Dash U17 DA.

“What a fantastic DA showcase event!  Great performances by our teams, hundreds of college coaches and US National team scouts at every game. The Florida venue was incredible while the day off helped our players perform well in their third game and spend some quality bonding time in the Tampa Bay area.” Nick O’Shea – Houston Dash DA Director.

Abilene Christian University
Air Force Academy
Air Force Academy
Akron University
Appalachian State
Army Westpoint
Auburn University
Baylor University
Binghamton University
Bowling Green
Brooklyn College
Brown University
Bryant University
Carnegie Mellon
Central Arkansas
Central Michigan University
Central Michigan
Charleston College
Clemson University
College of Charleston
College of Charleston
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State
Colorado State
Colorado State
Cornell University
Cornell University
Creighton University
Dartmouth College
DePaul University
Duke University
Earlham College
Emory University
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida State University
George Mason University
George Washington University
Global FCE
Gonzaga University
Grand Canyon University
Grand Valley State University
High Point University
Houston Baptist University
Illinois State University
Indiana University
Jacksonville University
Kansas State University

La Salle University
Lafayette University
Lehigh University
Liberty University
Lipscomb University
LIU Brooklyn
Louisiana State University
Loyola Marymount of Maryland
University of Massachusetts
University of Miami
University of Missouri
University of Missouri
University of Nebraska
University of New Mexico
University of North Carolina
University of North Carolina Asheville
University of Northern Iowa
University of Notre Dame
University of Oklahoma
University of Rochester
University of San Francisco
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
University of St. Louis
University of Tennessee
University of Texas – Austin
University of Texas El Paso
University of Texas San Antonio
University of Utah
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of Washington St Louis
University of Wisconsin
University of Wyoming
UT Tyler
Utah State
Washington State University
Washington University – St. Louis
Washington University
Wesleyan University
West Virginia University
Western Carolina University
Yale University

Thanksgiving Weekend 2017

Multiple teams across the club were participating in the following events this last weekend: Copa Rayados, The Woodlands, TX; Boys College Showcase, Austin, TX; Texas Cup Invitational, Dallas, TX; Disney Girls Soccer Showcase, Orlando, FL and D’Feeters Showcase, Dallas, TX.

Girls – D’Feeters Showcase

Dash City 04 (Dave DeVerteuil)

Dash Woodlands 03 PA (Benn Fernie)

Dash Woodlands 02 PA   (Coach Willie Fowlkes)

Dash Woodlands 01 PA (Coach Darron Rush)

Dash Woodlands 99/00 PA (Coach Benn Fernie)

Girls – Disney Soccer Showcase

Dash West 99/00 Orange  (Coach Chris Bloise)

Girls – Texas Cup Invitational

Dash City 07 I (Michael Openshaw)

Dash City 07 II (Michael Openshaw)

Dash City 06 (Michael Openshaw)

Dash Woodlands 02 Orange (Jamie Noutch)

Dash Kingwood 02 (Coach Jamie Bell)

Dash Kingwood 00 (Coach Donnie Bodron)

Dash Woodlands 99 Orange (Coach Edgar Carmona)

Boys – Copa Rayados International 2017

Dynamo Woodlands 09 PA (Coach Phil Ebner / Marcus Watt)

Dynamo Woodlands 08 PA (Coach Bogdan Onut)

Dynamo Woodlands 07 PA (Coach Stuart Fitzsimons & Toky Santos)

Dynamo Woodlands 06 PA (Coach Radojica Ristic)

Dynamo Woodlands 06 DA I (Coach Brian Cvilikas)

Dynamo Woodlands 06 DA A (Coach Brian Cvilikas)

Dynamo Woodlands 05 DA (Coach Dave Dengerink)

Dynamo Woodlands 05 PA (Coach Nigel Vaughan)

Dynamo Woodlands 04 DA (Coach Brian Cvilikas)

Dynamo Woodlands 04 PA (Coach Mike Czarnecki)

Dynamo Woodlands 03 PA (Coach Radojica Ristic)

Dynamo Woodlands 02 PA (Mike Czarnecki)

Dynamo Woodlands 01 PA (Coach Mike Czarnecki)

Dynamo Woodlands 99 PA (Coach Nigel Vaughan)

Boys – Lonestar Boys College Showcase 2017

Dynamo Woodlands 01 Orange (Coach Bogdan Onut)

Dynamo Beaumont 01 PA (Coach Thomas Shenton)

Dynamo Woodlands 02 Orange (Coach Chris Barnett)

Dynamo Kingwood 01 (Coach Ryan Sandford)

Dynamo Kingwood 99 (Coach Dale Darling)

“It was a very busy five day period over the Thanksgiving break with multiple teams playing in Houston, Dallas, TX & Orlando, FL.  The club will continue to provide opportunities for our players to showcase their talents in front of college coaches against domestic and international opponents.  Whenever you can face different competition, it’s always positive for player development and it provides new challenges. “  Stuart Fitzsimons, Director of Coaching – Competitive.   

Houston Dash Girls Development Academy – Kansas City

The Houston Dash Girls Development Academy hit the road to open up their season league play in the newly formed Girls Development Academy in Kansas City competing against two very competitive clubs in Sporting Blue Valley and FC Kansas City.  The Houston Dash Youth Soccer Club is the only club in Houston which offers the highest level of competitive soccer in the country for female youth players.  

GDA Saturday Results:

U13 Won 4-1

U14 Won 4-1

U15 Won 6-0

U17 Tied 2-2

U19 Won 4-0

GDA Sunday Results:

U13 Won 2-0

U14 Won 3-1

U15  Lost 0-5

U17 Lost 1-4

U19 Lost 0-3

The club also received support for it’s current Houston Strong Disaster Relief Fund by families from the two DA Kansas clubs.

“On behalf of the club, I would like to thank everybody for the support that we have received over the last two weeks pertaining to our efforts in dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the Disaster Relief Assistance.  Traveling on the first weekend of the season and being presented with over $2,500 from the families of the Kansas DA clubs was incredible.  So many people have offered their support in multiple ways, it’s been outstanding and our soccer families are very appreciative of the help.”  Nick O’Shea, Dash Development Academy Director.

’99/00 Rush Boys – Regional Cup Winners 2017

The club is very excited to announce that the ‘99/00 (U18/19) Boys Rush won the Regional Cup 2017 and they have been invited to compete at regionals in Libertyville, IL on June 23-26.

Team: Texas Rush ’99/00 Boys
Coach: Nigel Vaughan
Age Group: 1998-2000
Level of Cup: Regional Cup – U18/19 Boys

Texas Rush ’99/00 Boys Rush vs.  Space City FC 99 Boys (Won 3-1, Michael Pavon – 3 goals)
Texas Rush ’99/00 Boys vs.  Texans 98/99 Houston Elite (Won 1-0, own goal)

Squad Members:  Victor Cantu Jnr, Alex Cardenas, Sebastian Garcia, Amaha Ghide, Garrett Gordon, Cameron Gregory, Carson Knox, Chris Letai, Christian Lopez, Maxwell Mouer, Michael Pavon, Vinit Reddy, Juan Pablo Ruiz, Chris Sanchez, Luke Sims, Ryder Sousa, Zachary Thorsen, Julien Zanovello, Brendon Dauth, Asa Graham, Javier Pavon

“The team really gelled both on and off the field as shown by an undefeated Spring campaign and winning the Regional Cup. Congrats to all of the lads for a job well done!”  Coach Nigel Vaughan, Director of Coaching – Senior Boys / Head Coach ’99/00 Boys Rush.

“The boys played very well this Spring going undefeated and culminating in this Championship. Coach Nigel Vaughan did a fantastic job building and coaching this team. I’m very proud of their efforts on the pitch and the sportsmanship the team displayed throughout.”  Andy Mouer, Team Manager.

Texas Rush ’02 Boys – Regional Cup Champions 2017

The club is very proud to announce that the Texas Rush ’02 Boys won the Regional Cup 2017 at Bear Branch soccer complex, The Woodlands on June 3-4, 2017.

Team: Texas Rush 02 Boys
Coach: Bogdan Onut
Age Group: 2002


Quarter Final :  Texas Rush 02 Boys vs. Texas 02B Nero (won 2-1)

Semi-Final:  Texas Rush 02 Boys vs. AHFC 02 Boys Blue C (won 3-0)

Final:  Texas Rush 02 Boys vs. Texans 02 Boys Houston Elite 0-0 (Advanced on PK’s 4-3)

“The game was very well executed by the players. It was amazing to see their happiness at the end of the event.  I’m so proud of the boys, congratulations to the players and parents on a fantastic season!”  Bogdan Onut, Head Coach ’02 Rush Boys.

Adrian Aguas, Johnathan Lyon, Matthew Hilborn, Nicolas Gonzalez, Sebastian Carranza, Hudson LeBlanc, Marcus Deleon, Miles Cary, Brian Bonilla, Wyatt Fayette, Jason Bracco, Connor Duncan, Reid Bohnert, Fran Rice, Ander Ormaza, Ross Dixon, Sebastian Plaza, Emiliano Plaza

Team Manager:  Joel LeBlanc.