News and Announcements
Riley O'Brien Heads to National ODP Championships!
Team Chicago Academy-Cruzeiro winger Riley O’Brien and the 2000 Girls Illinois ODP State Select team will head to Phoenix this weekend to represent Illinois and Region II at the US Youth Soccer ODP National Championships.
Illinois will face North Carolina in the semi-final tomorrow afternoon and then the winner of Cal-South and Eastern New York in the final on Sunday morning.
Holly Collingbourne Commits to Marian!
Team Chicago Academy-Brasilia midfielder Holly Collingbourne has accepted a great scholarship to continue her soccer career at Marian University-Indianapolis. Holly – who plays her prep soccer for head coach Scott Parillo at Kaneland H.S. – will be part of Marian head coach Gary Yohe’s 2017 recruiting class.
The Knights are part of the NAIA Crossroads League and finished the 2015 league season as runners-up behind the eventual NAIA National Champion Spring Arbor.
Bombacino & Witt Travel to Costa Rica!
Team Chicago Academy-Cruzeiro standouts Alyssa Bombacino and Bailee Witt will be representing Region II ODP in an international tournament in Costa Rica this upcoming week.
The event will include four games against Costa Rican professional women’s teams as well as sightseeing and a community service project at an orphanage in San José.
Team Chicago Spring Break Soccer Camp!
Team Chicago Boys and Girls Directors Herb Schuler and Dave Lovercheck will run a Spring Break Camp for boys and girls ages 7 through 18 Monday, March 28th through Thursday, March 31st 9am-Noon at the Commissioners Park turf field.
The camp is open to all travel/elite-level players and will be a great way for current Team Chicago players to prepare for the upcoming Spring season, and for non-Team Chicago players to get a feel for the club prior to the tryouts on May 21st and 22nd.
The fee is $200, but the early-bird pricing is $150 prior to March 1st. And there is a $35 sibling discount as well.
Hurry up and register at:
Any questions should be directed to Dave and Herb directly at (630) 978-8244
Bahia Wins Prestigious PDT!
Team Chicago Academy-Bahia claimed the Girls U15 title at the prestigious SC Del Sol President’s Day Tournament in Phoenix, AZ with a 2-0 win over Westminster Samba (CO) in the final.
After a scoreless first half, Bahia broke the game wide open in the early stages of the second half as Paige Miller recorded a brace in less than minute. The eventual game winner came in the 11th minute from a passing sequence between Audrey Siebert and Sophia Majher that found Paige with the ball at her feet at the top of the 18-yard box. She walked it in and calmly slotted the ball home.
Less than a minute later Allie Anderson served a great ball in-behind the Westminster defense, and Paige beat the on-rushing keeper to the ball and walked in the insurance goal. Bahia had several other quality chances to extend the lead, but the final score was 2-0.
Bahia went 3-0-1 over the four games and conceded only one goal. Reagan Sanders was solid in goal recording three shutouts behind a strong defensive anchored by Natalie Massa, Lauren Douglass, Zaira Solis, Madison Hoyda, and Tamara Hernandez.
This was a wonderful accomplishment for the Bahia girls to end their U15 season and before heading into their first H.S. soccer season.