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Katriina Kuoksa ’16 is representing her home country of Finland at the Nordic Cup tournament. She was selected for the the U16 soccer team and is playing at the prestigious European tournament in Iceland starting July 1. In the Finland vs. Holland game, Katriina came off the bench in the second half and scored the game
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Katriina Kuoksa ’16 Assists in Finland’s U16 National Soccer Team Win
Recently, we had the pleasure to host Kirk Hilton of Go Pro Football Academy of Dubai. Kirk has seen all levels of talent across the globe. As a player, he spent four years with Manchester United and two years with Blackpool.
SSM soccer welcomes visitor
Our sophomore and junior class soccer girls who were combined for a team at the prestigious Jefferson Cup College Showcase Tournament won the U18 Superior bracket with 6 teams. We were unbeaten with a record of 2 wins and 1 tie, and our girls drew a lot of attention from college coaches. Linked below is
Girls Soccer Impresses at Jefferson Cup
We are pleased to announce the dates for our Top Talent Soccer Camp which will be held at SSM. The dates for this event are August 4-7, 2013. Any boys born between January 1, 1997 and December 31, 2000 are invited to this camp.
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**** Due to inclement weather, the community program will be cancelled tonight, Monday March 4th, 2013. The next Winter Skills session will be Tuesday March 5, 2013 assuming that the roads are cleared by Tuesday night. ****
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Community Program March 4th, 2013
SSM Golfers made a huge impact on day 2 of the FCWT Plantion Inn in Crystal River, FL. Camden Nierman (2013) set a new Center of Excellence scoring record with a final round 69 (-3). He opened the front nine with a 31 (-5) and ended up shooting a 38 (+2) on the final nine holes to complete the tournament with a total of 144 and even par ending up in 5th place moving up 10 spots after the first day. Sam Eisenhuth (2014) made the largest improvement of the day with an 11 shot improvement from the first round. He shot a final round 71 (-1) with 9 hole scores of 34-37. This is Eisenhuth’s 2nd competitive round under par this season. Sophia Hill (2015) had her best scoring tournament of the season with rounds of 80-77 and a two-day total of 157 and a 6th place finish. Sydney Brickey (2013) also made a big jump with a 9 stroke improvement from her opening round by shooting a 77 in her final round. Jake Curwin (2013) shot rounds of 75-74 while Nathan Zhao (2015) had 76-75. Shane Hoben (2016) finished in 11th place in the Boys 13-15 age group with scores of 83-84.
Golfers Make Big Impact on Day 2
SSM senior Francisco Narbon will be representing his national team in the U-20 World cup qualifiers this month in Mexico. Panama will be playing Puerto Rico on February 21st and Jamaica on the 23rd. Narbon has represented Panama before at the U-17 level where he competed in the U-17 World cup. He is one of
Nathan Zhao (2015) kept his consistent play in tact this past weekend at the Golf Center of Excellence traveled to sunny Florida to compete in the FCWT Mission Hills event just outside of Orlando, FL in Howey-in-the-Hills. After an opening round of 74 (+2) Zhao found himself in a tie for 2nd place, 4 shots behind the leader. During his first round, Nathan was up and down during his first nine holes with a 39 on the par 35. Zhao then hit the accelerator with 3 birdies on the back side and a 35 (-2) on the par 37 giving a total of 74. The final round had Zhao paired with the leader who attends a golf academy at Mission Hills which is his home course and facility. The plan on day 2 was for Zhao to play aggressive from the start to try and apply pressure with the conditions turning very windy. Nathan did just that coming out with a birdie on the first hole. Then his competitor birdied the 2nd hole to withstand the charge Zhao was applying. Nathan finished the front nine with 3 bogeys and a double, but then regained his composure to finish the back nine strong with a 36 (+1) and take sole position of 2nd place. Coach Higdon is very proud of Nathan and the rest of the team for their showing in Florida. Nathan showed great composure and his overall talent level by competing head to head with all of the kids whose home facility is Mission Inn. Those kids are out there practicing every day and know the ins and outs of the course. Our players showed their talent level and work ethic by competing with these kids stroke for stroke. Nathan finishing as runner-up along with Camden Nierman (2012) an Sam Eisenhuth (2014) finished in a tie for 7th which shows SSM and its players are contenders in any tournament we play. I am really proud of all of our players and their performance. We do have some practice and work to accomplish in the next 2 weeks before we head back down to Florida on February 21st.”
Sam Eisenhuth (2014) and Camden Nierman (2012) finished in a tie for 7th in the 55 player field. Both recorded rounds of 77 in the opening round without a birdie and had themselves in the hunt. Both shot the same round on the second day with 78′s and ended up only being 4 shots out of 2nd place. This was Nierman’s 3rd top 10 finish of this season and this marks the 2nd top 10 for Eisenhuth. With the 2nd place finish, Zhao moves into 5th place overall in the season points standings. Jake Curwin who shot rounds of 80,83 and finished in 24th sits in 8th place overall for the season while Eisenhuth is in 12th and Nierman makes a big jump into 17th.
Shane Hoben (2016) shot rounds of 82,85 for 7th place in the boys 13-15 age group. Hoben had 2 birdies during his opening round but was not able to muster up any during the final round. According to Coach Higdon this was Shane’s best performance of the year. “Score and finish wise, this may not have been Shane’s best performance of the season on paper, but I can tell you as far as striking the ball and his overall swing, this is by far his best performance of the season. I am proud of Shane as he set out to accomplish one goal of swinging with good tempo the entire tournament and he was able to do that. There is no doubt in my mind things are going to continue to get better this spring with Shane.”
Sydney Brickey and Sophia Hill competed for SSM in the girls division and finished in 15th and 18th place respectively. They both had opening rounds of 84 and were paired together during the final round in which Brickey shot 86 and Hill shot 89. Sometimes it can be more difficult when you are paired with a teammate or good friend during a competitive round as it adds many elements to the mix that is not common during tournament play. Hill who is going through a drastic transition with her swing did a great job of staying positive and accomplishing the goals she was looking for with her swing. Great things are on the horizon for this young lady.
The golfers have a short break before heading back down to Florida for a FCWT event on February 23rd and 24th at Plantation Inn which is in Crystal River, Florida just north of Tampa.
Zhao Runner-up at Mission Inn