Nomads participate in Super Y-League Nationals

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Palm Beach Soccer Academy Boys U16 teammates Noah Graziano and Austin Lukasik were recently selected to join the Alliance Academy (Grand Rapids, MI) for the Super Y League’s North American Championship tournament at the IMG campus in Bradenton, FL (December 5th – 9th, 2014).
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Despite having not met Coach Mark Christensen or their Alliance teammates prior to the Championship, Noah and Austin quickly adapted to the Alliance’s playing style and found themselves assuming critical roles for the team early in the tournament.  Noah played an attacking midfield position where he used his pace and elusive dribbling to create opportunities up front while Austin was asked to control the middle of the field with some clever ball handling and initiate the attack with quick distribution to his teammates. The Alliance went undefeated in the qualifying stage and earned a come-from-behind victory in the semifinals  to secure an opportunity to become the North American Champions.  In the final match, the Alliance ran up against a tough Ottawa Fury FC team that took a 3-0 lead in the first half.  The Alliance battled back and controlled the second, but fell short with a 3-1 defeat.
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Noah and Austin represented PBSA well and had more than one team parent tell them “we wouldn’t have made it to the finals without you two” as a result of their quality play. We sat down with the boys at the recent CASL Tournament in Raleigh, North Carolina to ask them a few questions about their experience: How did you find out about this opportunity? AL: Coach Ivan was asked by Coach Mark if he recommended any players to join his team and we accepted. What was the best thing about being a part of this team? NG: Learning different styles of play (possession v. man & mark styles), and it was fun playing with other kids from different parts of the county. Are you going to play with this team again? AL: Coach Mark said that he would contact us if he needed any more quest players in the future. Congratulations Austin and Noah!  PBSA is proud of you both!

U16 Boys finish 2nd @ Plantation Tournament

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The U16 Boys finished 2nd at the recent Plantation Showcase Tournament over Thanksgiving Weekend. The team was led by Sudder Rmeiti’s 7 goals and a defense that only allowed 1 goal into the final. The team defeated Strictly Soccer, Plantation, Weston Premier Black and Weston Premier White.

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 The NOMADS, now ranked #9 in Florida will compete next at the National CASL Boys College Showcase in Cary, North Carolina.

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U18 Boys Semi Finalist @ Plantation Tournament

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The U18 Boys defeated Coral Estates, West Pines and Wellington Wave in route to reaching the semi finals at the Plantation Showcase Tournament over Thanksgiving Weekend.

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The team completed with only 12 players most of the tournament due to injuries and flu-type sicknesses. Connor Morris stepped up and played excellent as goalie in only allowing 4 total goals during the whole tournament! Besides participating in State Premier and South Florida League games, the next tournament for these Nomads will be Wellington in January 2015.

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U16 Boys take 2nd Place @ West Pines Tournament

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The U16 Boys finished 2nd Place in the recent West Pines Kickoff Classic. After playing Pinecrest Premier, Ives Estate, Weston FC; the team lost the Championship to Kendall Academy in a PK Shootout.

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The NOMADS were led by Adriel Quest who scored 5 goals over the weekend and a defense front (Jared Stanton, Evansky Berleus, Hunter Warner, Austin Lukasik and Trevor Gawlikowski),  that only allowed 2 goals in the whole tournament.

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This U16 team is currently ranked in the Top 10 by GotSoccer. Upcoming tournaments include Plantation (Florida) and CASL (North Carolina).

Holiday Mini Clinic

2014 PBSA Holiday Mini Clinic Registration Form

PBSA will be holding a Holiday Mini Clinic for all competitive soccer players, boys and girls, U10-U18 on December 29, 30, and 31st, 2014 at Mirasol Park from 9am- 12noon. The cost is $100 – PBSA members receive a 10% Discount.

The Clinic will be led by Mark Christensen, former U.S. National Olympic/Chicago Sting (NASL) Team player, Former D.O.C with Vardar Soccer Club, USSF A License, along with other PBSA Coaches.

NOMADS playing HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

untitledThe Palm Beach Soccer Academy is proud to announce that many NOMAD CLUB players are competing at their neighborhood high schools. “Their are 11 main reasons the Palm Beach Soccer Academy believes that participating in high school soccer is an important part of the development process for the sport of soccer and student athletes,” says Jeff Tipping, PBSA Technical Director. “PBSA encourages high school excellence, on and off the field. The PBSA Scholars program is a unique initiative to help PBSA students with their college choices.” (Re: PBSA High School Play Philosophy). Congrats to Trevor Gawlikowski (Forest Hill) and Alexa Moberly (Jupiter), on being named Top 10 Players to Watch for 2014-2015 Season. Below is a listing provided by team managers. High School uniform photo’s provided by Proud Parents. Good luck this school season to everyone!

Palm Beach Post Boys High School 2014-2015 Preseason Preview  Palm Beach Post Girls High School 2014-2015 Preseason Preview

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Complete list as provided by team managers: Boys: Dreyfoos (Steffan Gawlikowski and Josh Yeckes); Dwyer (Austin Lukasik and Felipe Villegas); Forest Hill (Trevor Gawlikowski); Jupiter (Dylan Delaney, Jose Lemus, Michael Palage); Palm Beach Central (Hunter Warner); Palm Beach Gardens (Julio Aristy, Christian Landverde, Luke Polak, Andre Sato Dos Santos and Javier Tenemaza); Park Vista (Brian Matthysse, John ‘Connor’ McGaughey and Mauricio Ochoa, The Pine School (John Uible); Seminole Ridge (Nikola Garic and Felix Mattei); Suncoast (Jonathan Elwell, Michael Lihvarchik, Ravi Vargas, Lisi Shehu  and Connor Morris); Wellington (Sebastian Arevalo).

Girls: Cardinal Newman (Aranza Caceres); Dywer (Sara Diez, Maggie Odom, and Emma Odom); Jupiter (Halle Alofs, Alexa Moberly and Nicole Cicholau) ; Suncoast (Cara Morris); Palm Beach Central (Corina Forsberger); Palm Beach Gardens (Amy Arbit and Danielle Paulsen).

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U18 Boys take 2nd Place @ ACDC Tournament in Tampa

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The U18 Boys finished 2nd at the recent ACDC Tournament in Tampa, Florida over Columbus Day Weekend. It was the first time that they competed in a u18/u19 format. The team defeated the Tampa Chargers U19, Creeks Kraze Krush U18 and had a draw against FC America U18 to earn a spot into the Final. Tampa Bay United U18 scored in the last minute to win the championship. This tournament’s leading scorer was David Caberra with 4 goals. The team also had four u16 players that played up to assist with roster players that had scheduled college testing. They included Jared Stanton (goalie), Noah Graziano (defender), Alec McKinley (defender) and Trevor Gawlikowski (midfielder). The team was coached by Laurie Callaway and Drew Helm. The next tournament scheduled is in Plantation, Florida over Thanksgiving weekend.

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Boys U18 Early Season Leaders in Florida State Premier League

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The U18 Boys are currently holding first place at the break of the Florida State Premier League 2  with a total of 10 points. Victories of 7-1 over Clay County Rangers, 4-0 over Tallahassee Tottenham Hotspur, 4-2 over GSA and a 1-1 draw against Leg-A-Z Caimans have the NOMADS leading with 13 GF against 4 GA.

The offensive outburst is led by Forward Steffan Gawlikowski (6 goals, 1 assist) and Midfielder David Caberra (3 goals, 4 assists). Leading the defensive charge is Goalie Johnathan Elwell.

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The U18 Boys are now ranked #10 in the State of Florida. Upcoming tournaments for the U18 Boys include the 2014 ADIDAS ACDC in Tampa during Columbus Day weekend.

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