Demize Academy Claims Four Cups at LCS Fall Classic
The Springfield Demize Academy fielded seven teams in various age groups at the Lake Country Soccer's Fall Classic. With four teams teams finishing in the top two spots in their respective age groups, the Demize Academy left it's mark on the tournament. The Academy teams posted a combined record of 15-6-4.
The U10 boys finshed tied for the top spot in their division with a record of 2-1 and missed out on playing in the championship game by one point based on the tie breaker system. A tough 4-3 loss in their first match against Sporting Columbia that saw the Demize fail to hold onto a 3-2 lead in the final five minutes of the match. The U10's then posted one goal victories in their next two games vs. SSC and Unified Eclipse out of Kansas City. Coach Ben stated, "The boys played well this weekend, with Kaulden Hood from the U10 Joplin Demize Academy and Tyrell Phinn, Brody Clemmons and Seira Taba out of Waynseville joining the Springfield Demize Academy, it took us the first match to get our bearings. Ethan Tucker played great in the midfield and Jase Jager scoring a game winner vs Eclipse off a free kick. It was exciting to see the Academy concept come together. "
The SDA U10/11 girls went undefeated with a 2-0-2 record finishing in second place and receiving hardward for the first time in the teams short tournament history. With 8 goals for and only 4 goals against, the girls dominated the competition but could not finish their breakaways vs. both MO Elite (1-1) and FCKC Skyhawks Blacks (1-1) where both games ended in a tie. This left the team tied in first place on points 26 with the deciding factor for the champion being the total goals scored.
The SDA U13 girls ended the weekend with a 1-1-1. The first game was a (0-0) tie vs WC Strikers out of Saint Louis. In their next match the girls fell in a tough contest to Sheffield United (6-1). Coach Pablo did not feel the score was indicitive to the game, "The girls had some point blank chances in the first half that we did not finsh and a few mental break downs on the defensive side of the field that cost us." The SDA U13 girls rebounded in the consilation game winning 2-0 vs Kansas Rush.
The SDA U12 Boys went undefeated with a 3-0-1 record. The team scored 14 goals with only 4 goals against. With a 2-0 victory vs. Sedalia Storm and a (7-2) win on Saturay vs. Unified FC Galaxy. On Sunday the boys won (4-1) vs. Sporting Columbia and with the tournament championship already in hand, the boys faced a beefed up SSC roster and ended up dominating the match but ended up with a (1-1) tie.
The SDA U13 Boys finished in second place with a (3-1) record out scoring their opponents with 15 goal for and only 6 goals against. The U13 boys started off the tournament on a roll with wins over FC Osage (3-0), Fury SC (5-1) and Carsons FC (7-2). In the final match two undefeated teams from the round robin bracket faced off to determine the champion. AR United Elite struck first early in the game off a restart outside the 18 yard box that seemed to deflate the Demize Academy team which had yet to trail in any match after 270 minutes of tournament play. The goal ended up as the game winner as the Demize were unable to score in the second half although they dominated possession and field position falling to United (3-0).
The SDA U14 boys finished the weekend with a record of 3-0-1 with 9 goals for and only 1 goal against. The defense was led by Cooper Hutfless, Theo Hosmer, Bryce Richmond, Wyatt Helm, Jackson Reynolds, Andrew Stuart, Devon Hart, and Noah Sutton. Joplin Demize Academy players Brady Carter and Jackson Reynolds had an immediate impact on the team, with Brady scoring a goal in the final and Jackson playing in almost every minute of the tournament for the Demize. Goalkeeper Isaac Swanson made two point blank saves in the team's first game in a (3-0) victory vs the AR Firehawks. Issac was also a game changer in the team's semi-final and final games with shut out victories vs. Azul-Perano (3-0) and Neosho United (2-0). The team was lead by Wade Korns, Alex Wood, and Jimmy Nguyen on the offenisve side of the ball with the team scoring some spectacular goals throughout the weekend.
The SDA High School Girls finshed with a 0-3 record. With goals against the Demize in the last minute of play on Saturday by the KC Comets and SSC, it was a tough weekend for the girls. Director of Coaching Chris Hanlon stated, "The high school girls could just not seem to find the back of the net. In all three game we had more chances to score then our opponents, we had more of the ball possesion, but we did not capitalize and it came back to haunt us late in the games. Over the last five years this is the first time our high school girls did not finish in 1st or 2nd place at the Fall Classic and although the team was disappointed in the results, I was proud of how hard and well the girls played over the weekend."
Congatualtions to all the Demize Academy teams, coaches, managers, players, and families that made this weekend such a success for our club.
Demize Academy wins two Missouri Presidents Cup state championships
This past weekend saw the SDA U12 girls going undefeated. The teams defense was anchored by Taylor Ray Russell, Madison Maleare, Grace Kindell and Hayleigh Cantrell. Madelyn Wilcox aka Mad Dog conceded only one goal during the tournament. In thier first game vs Scott Gallagher SC Bolton 02/03 the Demize dominated play from the onset of the match. The teams 1st goal scored by Abby Harrison after a beautiful play, with the midfielders connecting 4 passes and Abby dribbling past the last defender and placing the ball far post beating the Scott Gallagher goalie. The 2nd goal was scored by Emma George after a great ball movement that started with Emma Hartley in the middle of the field switching the ball to Kelsi Moore that then put a great through ball to the corner of the field for Katie Kamies to run onto then crossing the ball so Emma George could finish the service into an empty goal.
Second game vs Sporting J.B. Marine SC Handyside; Once again the teams scoring was started by Abby Harrison, with a top class free kick to the left top corner from 30 yards out. The free kick was followed by a goal scored by Madison Maleare. After a beautful through ball from Katie Kamies to Emma George, Emma dribble a defender close to the end line then picked up her head and crossed the ball for Kelsi Moore, who dummyed the ball to Madison Maleare, making the perfect run from right defense, finishing with a one touch shot that she placed in the back of the net on the keepers far post. The key play of the game was a save by Madelyn Wilcox early in the 2nd half. She held her ground and made a one on one point blank save when the game was still in the balance.
Third game vs Scott Gallagher SC Liverpool 02/03; The final was a highly contested match because SG Liverpool had a very strong and organized team. Wind was a major factor on Sundays game, the girls knew that they had to dominate the first half since we had the wind on our favor. We put a lot of pressure on their half and were able to control the pace and the possession of the first half. Taking the advantage of that posession, around the 20th minute was a beautiful free kick scored by Abby Harrison from 20 yards out. Second half was a different type of game. SG Liverpool had the wind on their favor and were able to control the field position and possession. The last 5 minutes of the game SG Liverpool throw numbers forward going all out for the tie to force overtime. Madelyn Wilcox had a lot of great saves and the defense held strong against a determined SG Liverpool team but with the shoutout the girls earned a narrow 1-0 victory.
Head Coach Pablo Rosales stated, "It was an amazing tournament and I am proud of every single player on our team. I am very excited for Regionals in Saint Louis in June to see how we stack up against the other state champions we will face. "
The Spingfield Demize Academy U17 boys played in the championship game against Magic, claiming the cup with a hard fought 2-0 victory. Chris Hanlon the Director of Coaching and head coach for the u17 boys team stated, "The 17s truly represent what the Demize academy program is all about, with players from all three demize academies, Branson, Joplin and Springfield represented on the roster. For me it was a complete team effort that catapulted the team to making history."
The Demize first goal was assisted by Josiah Dinwiddie, after stealing a pass in the midfield, he was able to play a chipped pass to Haydon Gibson. Haydon battled his way past the Magic center back and then beat the keeper with a slotted shot to the near post. "For me, Haydon was a game changer as the Demize target forward, he created fits for the Magic defenisve line all game with both his workrate and physicality." stated Hanlon. The demize midfield lead by Dustin Moesch, Austin Epperson, Alex Renfro and Keagan Peters frustrated the Magic players which lead to a red card from Magics top midfielder in the second half. After the red card, Demize player Dustin Moesch was able to score a goal off a header and cement the Demize victory. Goalkeeper Adam Davies held a clean sheet with defenders Josh Carlson, Robert Cheeney, Micheal ODonnell, Jared Gargus, Marcus Vasquez and Luke Willard anchoring the back line.
Both the Demize u12 boys and u14 boys fell just short of the mark at the Presidents cup. The u12 boys had a record of 1-1-1, with a tie against the Missouri Rush the age groups eventual champion. " The 2-0 loss verse a Rush team in our second game could have gone either way. We hit the post three times during the match and in the first five minutes of the game had a point blank shot save by the Rush keeper that had we finished would have changed the outcome of the game, " stated coach Hanlon. In their first match the u12 dominated from the very first whistle with Theo Hosmer scoring early with a shot to the lower corner off a rebound that poped out to the top of the box. Less than five minutes later the demize got their second goal off a great header from Aaron Seidman. The Demize defeated Troy United 2-0.
The Demize U14 boys missed out on the Sundays championship game, when they did not win the tie breaker, after losing the first game vs Ajax 2-0. The Demize found themselves down 1-0 with just minutes into the game as center back Duncan Livingston kicked the ground instead of the ball putting the Ajax forward in on a breakaway that he was able to chip the Demize Keeper Chris Rosebrough. The next sixty minutes saw Springfield dominating the game in both possesion and goal scoring chances but the frustration and pressure continued to mount. With the shot total at 14 - 3 in favor of the Demize, Ajax was able to ice the game in the final minutes off a short corner kick. The teams next match was a 2 - 1 win against the eventual state champion Missouri Rush. In a reversal of the earlier game the Demize forward Ethan Merino found the back of the net finishing a rebound off the Rush keeper. The academys defensive center midfielder Wade Korns had the game winner. The Missouri Rush would advance to the final on points and defeat SSC 6-0.
The U12 Girls and u17 Boys will represent the state of Misouri at the Regional competition June 11-14 in Saint Louis with the Regional champions headed to Nationals in July. Good luck to both teams as they prepare for regionals.
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SDA U12 Boys Earn Honors at Champions Challenge Tournament
This past weekend the Demize U12 Boys finished second in the Champions Challege tournament at the Lake Country Soccer facility. The boys started the weekend off on the right foot beating the OKC Futball club 1-0 in a cold and windy affair that saw the Demize dominating possession and creating mulitiple goal scoring chances. Carlton Epps had the game winner off a breakaway in the first half.
In the second game of the day vs Osage Beach FC the Demize scored early and often with a 6-0 victory. Carlton got on the scoreboard again, doubling his talley from the first match, with fellow teamates Garrett Robertson and Aaron Seidman also finding the back of the net.
In the championship game the Demize fell just short against a more physical Manchester FC (Arkansas). The first few minutes of the game saw two good scoring chances fall off the mark, including a breakaway with Garrett Robertson that shot went wide to the far post. With a final 1-0 scoreline the Demize finished in second place eventhough it was the u12 boys first time on the 11v11 field. " Drake Lightfoot was tremendous in goal for us over the weekend with two shutouts and a stellar performance in the championship game," said head coach Chris Hanlon. " This is a very strong group of boys some of which have been playing for the Demize since they were under 7's. It is exciting to see them move to the big field and have success right away. "
Mateo Soriano, Drew Goodhope and Andrew Taylor representing the Joplin Demize Academy's U11 boys team played with the SDA boys showcasing some of the top Joplin Academy players over the weekend. Another example for how the Academy program is developing players thoughout Southwest Missouri.
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Demize players in the Pros
The Demize are proud to announce current players playing professional level both at home and abroad. We currently have four Demize PDL or NPSL players playing professional soccer. David Paul, who has experience in the USL PRO and 1st division in Poland, is currently on trial with the St. Louis Ambush of the MASL. In addition, Mattia Maggioni is currently the starting goal keeper for Terracina Calcio in Italy. Terracino Calcio plays in Serie D in the Italian league. Newton Sterling has been signed with San Juan Jabloteh FC playing in the TT Pro League. Finally Ben Griffith's signed a professional contract with Iceland's UMF Tindastoll.
Springfield Demize Academy showcase at Branson Shootout Futsal Tournament
Twelve SDA teams played in nine divisions and the acadmey teams set a high standard of futsal excellence with five teams wininng hardware. " The Demize soccer organization have been leaders in bringing futsal to the forefront of youth developmental in Southwest Missouri. We are the only youth club to win multiple USYF league titles. A Regional championship in the past with our U10 boys and we have had multiple age groups make the US Futsal National semi-finals with our U17 girls being a national finalist, " stated the Director of Coaching, Chris Hanlon.
Demize U12 Boys, U12 Girls, U8 Boys and U8 Girls Honored at halftime of PDL Game
Demize players honored at halftime of Springfield Demize PDL game for finishing in the top of the LCS spring outdoor league.
Springfield Demize Academy High School Boys teams Announced
Joplin Demize Academy High school Boys teams Announced
Springfield Demize Academy and the Joplin Demize Academy tryouts were a success hosted at Lake Country and the Joplin Athletic Complex. Both academy programs have announced thier respective high school boys teams for the upcoming 2014-2015 seasons. With over one hundred athletes trying out for the two academy programs, the Demize Academy's have made five teams within the high school age groups.
15 Demize Seniors sign to play college soccer next fall
The high school boys program see the following player move onto the collegiate ranks.
Jonathan Ponce: Joplin High School Attending Crowder College
Luis Santillian: Joplin High School Attending NEO A and M College
Tony Palmisano: Glendale High School Attending Hannibal-LaGrange College
Josh James: New Covenant High School Attending Southwest Baptist University
Jacob Carleson: Parkview High School Attending Southwest Baptist University
Tyler Hendrix: Glendale High School Attending Southwest Baptist University
Connor Hickman: Camdington High School Attending Hannibal-LaGrange College
Avery Genovis: Bolivar High School Attending Hannibal-LaGrange College
Josiah Blansett: Camdington High School Attending Hannibal-LaGrange College
Colton Maggard: Carthage High School Attending Greenville College
Oswaldo Gomez: Joplin High School Attending NEO A and M College
On the high school girls side, we have graduating seniors attending and playing collegiate soccer such as Liz Sission (Drury University), Erin White (Central Methodist University) and Leigh Ann Craig (Roger State university).
2013 Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper Cup Recap
TDSC represented with two champions and one finalist
The 2013 Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper Cup was held the weekend of April 20 at Lake Country Soccer. The beautiful weekend provided TDSC with three teams advance to Championship games.
Parker Crawford, Total Demize Soccer Club under-14, was invited to participate in the Region II Boy’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) event in Bowling Green, KY on Mar 21 – Mar 24, 2013. Parker was the only ODP player from the state of Missouri invited to participate in this event.
Current or Former Springfield Demize Players Receive NSCAA Diplomas
Five current or former Springfield Demize players traveled to Ft. Lauderdale, FL to attend the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) advanced diploma courses. These courses are designed for coaches with an advanced level of experience in soccer. Those attending received diplomas in one of four programs offered by NSCAA.
Standouts from last years 5-2-1 season are returning including former pro player Alfredo Quesada and defensive standouts Bradely Stlliwagon (SBU) and former MSU player Mike Gow. This years roster also boasts 5 Drury Panthers which just came off thier 2nd NCAA Tournament appearance.
We are happy to bring in the Springfield Demize’s starting keeper, and captain, Trevor Spangenberg to conduct goalkeeping sessions over the winter months at the Shrine. Trevor was a key factor in helping the Demize climb to the top of the Heartland conference last summer before his season ending injury against Colorado Foxes in mid June. Trevor has the potential after graduation to play at the next level in either the USL Pro or the MLS. This is an exciting opportunity for our TDSC keepers to get some high level training by one of the best goalkeepers in the Region.
Collin Helmrich and Peter Higgins former Demize players sign professional contracts abroad
Collin came to the Demize this summer with a goal in mind, build his resume over the summer by playing in the United Soccer Leagues to help take the next step in his playing career. After finishing the PDL season in July, Collin went to Iceland in search of a contract with first division side Tindastoll. This past week Collin recorded another game winning goal for Tindastoll and was named to the first divisions team of the week.
One Heartland LeagueTitle in the Spring 2012 season.
With five league championships this spring at LCS the Total Demize Soccer Club finishes the season with another successful club campaign under its belt. The 2011-2012 TDSC class have set the bar high for next year.
The U9 Boys claim thier first league title this spring with a come from behind 2-1 victory on the final day of league play.
The U11 Girlsalso had to win their last contest of the season in order to claim the top honors and after a 1-1 tie at halftime Total stormed out of the gate in the second half with Kendal and Alyssa H. both netting two goals a piece and Erin C scoring a great combination goal assisted by Alyssa H. to help lead the team to a 6-1 victory.
The U10 Boyshad an excellent year in both tournament and league play. After being crowned US Futsal Regional Champions in St. Louis, MO this winter they advanced to the National Competition in Overland Park, KS in February of 2012. After losing the Fall title on the last day of the season by virtue of a 1-0 loss and finishing 2nd overall , the U10 Boys regained the top spot this Spring by dominating the competitive division and taking over the 1st place spot again.
The U11 Boys added a lot of new faces to their team and were successful at the tournament level. The U11 Boys took Finalists at the Autumn Bash in Kansas City and also finished as Finalists in the Champions Challenge in Springfield, MO.
Both the U14 Boys and U14 Girls captured league titles of thier own with the U14 Girls pulling the double claiming both the fall and spring league championships. Finally the U17 boys traveled to Kansas City to play in the Heartland league where the showed thier quality winning the league championship. Again, the 2011-2012 TDSC class have set the bar high for next years teams to follow.
The younger teams playing in the Total Demize Youth Academy were full to capacity and also had a fun and successful year! The coaching staff is growing fast in the Academy to fulfill the high demand of all the new players joining for our upcoming 2012-13 seasons.
U11 Boys 2011 Autumn Bash Finalists
U10 Boys 2012 Super F Regional Champions
2012 U11 Girls Lake Country League Champions
2011 Midwest Classic Champs
Total Demize Soccer Club U12 Girls v Nixa Soccer Club
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Total Demize SC Scorpions sign for college.
Find out where the Scorpions have signed to play College Soccer
The Total Demize Soccer Clubs oldest team, the U19 Scorpions, are entering the next step in their soccer careers by signing their first college soccer letters of intent for the 2010 soccer season. For a full story click here.