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Thursday, May 20
Players' Choice Part III: Midfielders and Playmakers
Players' Choice Part II: Defenders and Goalkeepers
Players' Choice Part I: The Scorers
Friday, January 29
de los Cobos drops by in Woodridge

 

Announcements:

College commitments:
Lyons Township senior Billy McGuinness to Princeton
Naperville North senior Mike Wiest to Bowling Green State
Geneva junior Brady Wahl to Ohio State in 2011
(Players: please email us with your college commitments)


The IHSSCA Annual Clinic will be held at Oswego East HS on February 19-20. It is open to all coaches.
Information can be found at www.ihssca.com

Girls' high school players, parents, or coaches interested in having West Suburban Soccer cover your soccer season this spring can contact Gary Larsen via email at garylarsen@westsuburbansoccer.com

Coming soon: Players' Choice Part II
Monday, November 9, 2009

Lyons Township state finals interviews

Coming soon:
Players' Choice story '09

Thank you to the soccer community

When we launched West Suburban Soccer we weren’t sure what to expect from the soccer community. We started with the hope that 8 or 10 teams would sign on, and somehow we ended up with 25 teams willing to roll the dice on this new form of soccer coverage.

Our goal has simply been to give high school soccer players the recognition they deserve for their effort and commitment to the sport. From Lyons Township west to West Aurora, and from Barrington south to Neuqua Valley, we’ve been lucky enough to watch and report on some of the best high school soccer programs in Illinois.

With the season winding down, we just wanted to say thanks to the soccer community for embracing the coverage we’ve provided. The importance of the support and enthusiasm that parents, coaches, and players have put forth to make this site a success can’t be overstated. Without their help, this venture would have never gotten off the ground.

Saint Viator state finals interviews

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Saint Viator takes the 2A crown

Viator gets revenge on Notre Dame

McGuinness sends LT into a frenzy

Check back on Monday for more
interviews with state champs

Class 2A Championship
Saint Viator 1, Notre Dame 0

Class 3A Championship
Lyons Township 2, Lake Zurich 1 (OT)


Congratulations to both Lyons Township
and Saint Viator on winning state titles

Lyons Township, the new 3A king

Saturday, November 7, 2009

2A: Saint Viator 5, Triad 0

Lyons staying calm, cool, collected

Saint Viator vs. Peoria Notre Dame II


Today's state finals results
from North Central College

Class 2A Championship
Saint Viator 1, Notre Dame 0

Class 3A Championship
Lyons Township 2, Lake Zurich 1 (OT)


Congratulations to both Lyons Township
and Saint Viator on winning state titles

3A: Lyons Township 2, New Trier 0

Friday, November 6, 2009

Looking back:
The 2004 DG South Mustangs

By Gary Larsen

Five years ago today one of the most heart-stopping moments the state title game has ever seen occurred. It’s captured on a 27-second piece of game tape from the 2004 title game between Buffalo Grove and Downers Grove South.

“Even now, when I watch that play, I cringe,” Mike McCormack said. “It was so close and the timing of it was so critical.”

With only seconds left in a scoreless state title game, Buffalo Grove had a throw-in deep in Downers Grove territory.

The ball was flicked and came down six yards out from the near post, where a Buffalo Grove player stepped forward and hammered a head shot that by all rights should have given the Bison a state title.

 

Lyons Township ready to go

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