2009-10 News Archive

5 Named to ESPN Rise Honorable Mention
March, 2010

Five Seacoast United players were named to the Honorable Mention list from ESPN Rise for 2009.  Each player is listed with their hometown and college commitment for the fall of 2010 (if applicable).

Position Name Town Year College ’10
MF Victoria McCombs Londonderry NH Senior Michigan
F Kelley Griffin Londonderry NH Senior Miami (FL)
GK Andrea Green Derryfield NH Senior Boston University
MF Sarah Kelley Bedford NH Senior Holy Cross
MF Emma Clark York ME Senior Boston University

See the full list of all players selected here.


3 Named to Girls SYL ODP Teams
March 8, 2010

Three Seacoast United players were selected for the Super Y-League ODP Select teams.  Defenders Anna Grant (1993), Allison Mills (1994), and forward/defender Lydia Simmons (95/96) were named to this year’s squads.

Read the press release from the USL website here.


Simmons, U15 GNT Attend National Training Camp
February 2010

Seacoast United’s Lydia Simmons recently visited Carson California with the U15 Girls National Team for the National Training Camp held during February 13th through 20th at the Home Depot Center.  Click here to read the full story on US Soccer’s website.


SUSC Players Selected for Super Y-League ODP Camp
February 2010

Seacoast United would like to congratulate the following players for being selected to participate in the Super Y ODP National Camp:
Billy Risigo                  Abigail Short
Brendan Barth           Rachel Hill
Chris Ulbrich              Michele Tremblay
Kyle Hagerstrom        Melissa Gloekler
Jeffrey L’Heureux       Lydia Simmons
Anna Grant                Gina Righini

The dates for the 2010 ODP Camps are as follows:
March 3-7, 2010 1995/96 Girls, 1994 Girls, 1993 Girls
March 10-14, 2010 1995/96 Boys, 1994 Boys, 1993 Boys

The 2010 ODP Camps will return again to the Ed Radice Soccer Complex in Tampa, FL, the same location as the Super Y-League North American Finals that took place in November 2009. These camps represent an elite group of players coming together to display their soccer talent and work ethic to collegiate and national team scouts. The ODP focus groups this year will be for the top players (216 girls, and 216 boys) born in either 1993, 1994, or a combination of 1995/96.

There is a list of 1991/92 players that represent the top players in the league. These players have proven their abilities throughout the season and have earned the honor of being named Super Y-League National ODP Players for their respective age groups. This National Select pool will be promoted to over 1000 colleges as well as to the USSF National Staff.

Seacoast United’s 91 and 92 selections are: Emma Clark, Kelley Griffin, Victoria McCombs, Gaby Ransom, Storie Umscheid, and Michael Rankin-Byrne

Palumbos Sign National Letter of Intent
February 2010

Steven & Robert Palumbo (Kingston, NH) signed their National Letters of Intent to the University of New Hampshire this past Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010.  The Palumbo brothers currently play for the U18 Development Academy team and attend Bridgton Academy (N. Bridgton, ME).  Click here to read the full Bridgton Academy press release.



Honors for SUSC’s Emma Clark
January 2010

Seacoast United’s Emma Clark received 3 awards at the Maine Coaches Association Banquet last month, as she was named to the Class B All-State Team, All New-England team, and was named Maine’s Class B Player of the Year.  Currently a senior at York (ME) High School where the team finished the season as Class B State Champions, Clark will attend Boston University on a partial soccer scholarship this fall.

Emma Clark was also a member of the U17 Premier team that advanced to the Super Y-League North American Finals tournament in Tampa Florida in November.  The U17’s advanced all the way to the national semi-finals before falling to the Cleveland Internationals.

Read the stories on Emma Clark from Seacoast Online:

Caldwell Calls Clark "The Best", November 2009

York’s Clark Wins Class B "Player of the Year", December 2009 


SUSC Players Named to Super Y All-Tournament Teams
December 2010

The Super Y-League All-Tournament Teams were announced on the United Soccer Leagues website this week.  Seacoast United had 4 players named to the U14 Girls and Boys teams, and two to the U17 team.

To view the USL press releases, click the age groups below:

U14 GirlsAbby Smith (defender), Carly Gould (midfielder), and Rachel Hill (forward)

U14 BoysAndre Simmond (forward)

U17 GirlsKelley Griffin (forward), Gabby Ransom (forward)


SUSC Players Named Eagle Tribune All-Stars
December 2009

Several SUSC boys were named Eagle-Tribune High School Soccer All-Stars for the fall 2009 season. 

Glen Martin, Goalkeeper - Brooks School
Mike Ferragamo, Goalkeeper - Haverhill
Alex Germaine, Midfield -  Pinkerton
Mike Wanelik, Forward - Pinkerton
Zach Wheeler, Defense - Pinkerton
Brett Miller, Midfield - Salem
Josh Patten, Defense - Timberlane

Read the full article from the Eagle Tribune here.


SUSC Sends 3 Teams To Super Y North American Finals
Tampa, FL - November 19, 2009

The Super Y-League North American Finals take place in Tampa Florida from November 19th through 24th.  Seacoast United Soccer Club sent three teams to the event:  The U14 Girls, U17 Girls, and U14 Boys qualified for the Finals with their strong play in the New England region this summer.  The top 16 teams from 6 regions representing the United States and Canada compete in one match per day for 5 days until the top team is crowned. 

The Seacoast United U14 Girls finished a successful 2009 campaign with an unbeaten record of 11-0-1.  They finished first in their division within the New England region against some strong competition.  SUSC finished the season with a goal differential of +60, scoring 68 goals and conceding only 8 over 12 games.

The U17 Girls are ranked #12 in the USL Super Y-League Club First 11 Rankings.  They finished 1st in the New England region and have won four USYSA State Championships, and was a Region I finalist in 2008.  NSR and GotSoccer currently rank the U17’s #11 in the country.  The girls have won division championships at the FC Delco Showcase, PDA Players Cup, Scorpion Bowl, and TDBankNorth tournaments. 

Seacoast United’s U14 Boys finished the Super Y-League regular season with an 8-3-2 record, winning Group B of the New England region by tying Group A champion MPS Bulldogs for the best offense in the region.  Both clubs scored 31 goals in 13 matches.  SUSC fell 1-0 in head to head competition with the Bulldogs but topped 3rd place Ottawa Fury by a score of 2-1, allowing them to advance to the Finals. 


U16’s & U17’s Attend College Showcase
Raleigh, NC - November 19th-22nd, 2009

Seacoast United Soccer Club is sending the U16 & U17 Girls Premier teams to the CASL College Showcase in Raleigh, North Carolina from Thursday, November 19th through Sunday, November 22nd.  Each team will participate in three games (1 per day) against some of the best competition in the country.  The main focus for the weekend will be college recruitment and showcasing the Club’s talent to the attending college coaches.  With more than 300 college coaches registered to attend it is sure to be great exposure for all of the players involved.

The Club is very pleased to be sending our teams to events such as this one.  Trips like this one are part of the overall College Program that we offer to our players to aid them in the college recruitment process. 

Visit the CASL College Showcase tournament website here.


U14 Boys Win Fall State Championship
November 2009

Seacoast United’s U14 Boys battled against miserable weather conditions and a skilled and determined Exeter Express side to win the NH Soccer Association State Championship today in Londonderry, NH.  The game was scoreless through overtime and SUSC prevailed 4-2 on penalties.  The penalties were scored by Bryan Schweichheimer, Andrew Hawkins, Aaron Dubois, and Ian Troost.  Goalkeeper Austin Long saved a penalty during the shootout.  The team finished the season with an 8-0-3 record.

Team members are:  Joey Belanger, Ian Dauphinais, Aaron Dubois, Ryan Dutka, Michael Eaton, Gabriel Evensen, Tommy Griffiths, Andrew Hawkins, Zach Larkin, Philip Lerner, Austin Long, Carter Madden, Jason McGowan, Jack Nimmo, Bryan Schweichheimer, and Ian Troost.  The boys are coached by Mike Darling.



SUSC Players Lead the Way In State Tournaments
November 7, 2009

Exeter High School Girls Win  State Title

Exeter HS captured the Class L NH State Title Friday night with a 2-0 win over Manchester Central with goals from Chelsea Owens and Abby Short.  View the highlights from WMUR here.

St. Thomas Advances to Finals With 1-0 OT Win vs. Hanover

Seacoast United’s Cara Richard scores the game winner to lead the Saints to the Class I Finals on Saturday November 7th at Southern NH University.  See the highlights from WMUR here.

York Wins 2nd Class B Title in 3 Years

Emma Clark had a goal and an assist in the Final to lead the way for York High School in a 4-0 win over Winslow.   Kayla Swasey had a goal in their 4-1 win over 5th seed Yarmouth in the State Semi-Finals.  Watch the highlights from the Semi-Final game here.

Green, Smith, Kennybirch Lead Derryfield School to Class S Title

Goalkeeper Andrea Green and midfielders Aislinn Smith and Roz Kennybirch lead the Cougars to the Class S state title over Littleton with a 1-0 overtime win.
View the article from the Concord Monitor on Derryfield’s semi-final win in PKs.


SUSC Places 3 Teams In GSYSL Fall Championships
November 2009

Seacoast United Soccer Club is proud to announce that 3 of it’s teams have qualified for the Fall Championships to be held on Nov 7th and 14th.   All 3 teams will participate in a semifinal match on Saturday November 7th on our home fields on Epping, NH.   If they win they will advance to the NHSA Final on November 14th in Londonderry, NH.

Good luck to the Girls U13 Seacoast (Erik Stewart), Boys U12 White (Steve Szucs) and Boys U14 Seacoast (Mike Darling)!


400+ Take In Revolution Game
October 17th, 2009

On Saturday October 17th, over 400 Seacoast United and Seacoast United Maine players, family, and friends traveled to Foxboro, MA to catch the Revolution take on the Chicago Fire at Gillette Stadium.  Prior to the match, 100 Seacoast players representing SUSC, SUSC-ME, and the Junior Academy programs were invited onto the field to watch both squads warm up.  The match had playoff implications for the Revs, who were looking to secure the 8th and final MLS playoff spot.  The two teams battled to a 0-0 draw, which drops New England into a tie for 8th place with Toronto FC.  The Revs still have a chance to make the playoffs in their final game this coming weekend against the Columbus Crew.


Prior to the game, Seacoast United presented a donation to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in the amount of $1000 at an event held in the Fidelity Clubhouse suites at Gillette Stadium.  Pictured from left are Kelly Kelly (SUSC), Lauren Barrett (Making Strides), and Michael O’Connor (WeGotSoccer).  WeGotSoccer and Seacoast United have enjoyed a wonderful relationship over the past 10 years.  Michael’s company is a major supporter of Making Strides and the Club wanted to recognize their effort to find a cure for breast cancer.


Yale vs. Providence Brings Former SUSC Teammates Together
October 13, 2009

Providence goalkeeper Tim Murray and midfielder Sean Bahktiari battled against Yale University and forward Kevin Pope this week.  The former Seacoast United teammates played to a 1-1 double overtime Tuesday afternoon in a non-conference match.  Pictured from left, Tim Murray, Kevin Pope, and Sean Bahktiari.




College:  SUSC Keepers In Action
October 10, 2009

On Saturday October 10th, Providence College played host to #24 Notre Dame in NCAA Division I Big East Conference Men’s Soccer action.  The match was decided in overtime with a golden goal from one of the Notre Dame forwards which led to a 1-0 win for the Fighting Irish.  Tim Murray (Providence College GK) and Phil Tuttle (Notre Dame GK) both came through the Seacoast United youth system and are both enjoying a great season in goal for their respective colleges.  Everyone at SUSC is proud of their accomplishments and wishes them all the best for the rest of the year.

WMUR Hometown Heroes:  Londonderry Trio
September 26, 2009


Seniors Kelley Griffin, Tori McCombs, and Freshman Lydia Simmons were featured in WMUR’s "Hometown Heroes" spotlight.  The three are hoping to lead Londonderry to a state championship.  See the video here.




Simmons, Hill Selected for U14 National Training Camp
July 2009

Lydia Simmons (Londonderry, NH) and Rachel Hill (Rollinsford, NH) were selected to attend the U-14 Girls National Team Training Camp to take place at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA at the end of August.  Simmons and Hill were two of the 36 players selected from a pool of the nation’s top 101 players at the U-14 age level.  These players trained with select National Staff Coaches at the National Development Program U-14 Girls’ Identification Camp in Pomona, CA the week of July 28th.

To read the US Soccer article on the Identification Camp and view the list of 101 players in attendance, click here.


SUSC Announces Membership Into New England Premiership (NEP)
July 2009

The Seacoast United Soccer Club is proud to announce the formation of a brand new, ground breaking league.   The New England Premiership (NEP) has been founded by 6 Clubs to create an appropriate game environment for their players and coaches.   Please click here for the official NEP Press Release.