Two of our PSG teams showed the Midwest just how talented and well trained our teams are!! The Gators 02 Orange and Nova 01 Black teams took on the best teams in Fox Cities, Wisconsin and came away with some great accomplishments.
The U13 girls punched their ticket to the National Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma by winning their division with five impressive victories over some of the top teams from our region. Coach Jeremy Harkins and all of the players worked together and defeated teams from Kansas, Nebraska, Ohio North, and Ohio South. Here are highlights from the championship game: Their final match versus TFA Elite 01 (OH-S) saw a competitive, scoreless first half. Midfielder Emily Mathews was the key factor in the second half for PSG, getting a pair of goals in the 53rd and 60th minutes for the win. The team will begin play on July 21st in Oklahoma with the goal of bringing home to Michigan the coveted title of National Champions. Good luck Gators!
The U14 boys played outstanding soccer during the week and it lead them into the semi-finals. Coach Thomas Trivelloni continued to have his team clicking with two key victories and a tie in the preliminary round against teams from South Dakota, Nebraska, and Ohio South. In the semi-finals, the Nova boys battled and was edged out by the CUP Gold team from Ohio South 1-0. The future is bright for this team which captured their first Michigan State Cup Championship and will be back playing in the MRL Premier 1 Division. Way to go Nova!
Congratulations to both of these teams for making all of us at the Premier Soccer Group very proud!!
Keeping the Faith
Four members from original team share in Regional Championship celebration
At their U10 tryout, Justina Gaynor was the only returning player from a team of six in the previous year. Jessica Koje, Sissy Novak, and Adella Papiez were on the 2nd team and told they had little chance of making the 1st team.
Well, look at them now. Three years later, this group of girls, along with their teammates, are set to play for the National Championship. In an unprecedented run, the 02 Michigan Gators have found their way into 3 State Cup finals, winning two in a row, and now have just won the club's first regional championship.
And best of all, all 4 original Gators have been big time contributors since the day they made the 1st team. Sissy and Jessica have mainly played in the back as part of a rugged back line. However, the two of them have pushed up to striker positions or outside mids. Adella has been a mainstay at the outside mid position, where she likes to get behind the opposition's defense to send in crossing balls to
her trailing mids. Justina has been the attacking midfielder, quarterbacking the team with precise passing and ti
mely shots. All in all, this foursome has proven to be as good as any players their age in the country.
As a club, we're proud of them and all their teammates. What an ac
complishment considering all the great teams in their age group within the state, and the region. We are also thankful to Coach Merhdad, their fearless leader, who has led them to 2 straight State Cup victories.
Coaching history for 02 Gators:
U8 and U9:
Coach: Renee Van Gampalere
U10 and U11:
Coach: Gary Maccagnone
U12 and U13:
Coach: Merhdad Nekoogar
Coach: Jeremy Harkins
Many thanks go to the great parental group who kept the faith and let their daughters be the beneficiaries of being "Gator Trained". It certainly has worked out to benefit the girls, the team, and the club. Good luck ladies. Bring back the hardware.
2015 SPRING STATE CUP AND JUNIOR STATE CUP
CHAMPIONS & FINALISTS
Three teams from the Premier Soccer Group captured State Cup Championships this past weekend with another team named finalists in their division. This brings the club’s number of State Cup Championships to 15 and the future is very bright for these teams. Congratulations to all of the players, coaches, and families involved with these teams and good luck to the U13 and U14 teams who’ll compete in the Region II Championships in Fox Cities, Wisconsin from June 20-25.
PREMIER SOCCER GROUP FC Nova 01 Black - Road to the Boys U14 State Cup Championship
PSG MICHIGAN NOVA 01 BLACK 3-0 GRAND RAPIDS CREW JUNIORS 01 PREMIER BLACK
PSG MICHIGAN NOVA 01 BLACK 1-0 MICHIGAN WOLVES 01
PSG MICHIGAN NOVA 01 BLACK 7-0 MIDLAND FUSION 01 GREEN
Round of 16
PSG MICHIGAN NOVA 01 BLACK 4-1 SOCS FORCE 01 NAVY
PSG MICHIGAN NOVA 01 BLACK 1-0 MICHIGAN JAGUARS 01 GREEN
PSG MICHIGAN NOVA 01 BLACK 1-0 VARDAR MICHIGAN 01
State Cup Finals
PSG MICHIGAN NOVA 01 BLACK 1-0 MICHIGAN FIRE JUNIORS 01 RED/HUGHES
PREMIER SOCCER GROUPGators FC 02 Orange - Road to the Girls U13 State Cup Championship
PSG MICHIGAN GATORS 02 ORANGE 2-0 WAZA FC EAST 02 JUNIORS
PREMIER SOCCER GROUP FC Nova 05 Black - Road to the Boys U10 Jr State Cup Championship
PSG MICHIGAN NOVA 05 BLACK 9-4 AC MILAN DETROIT 05 BLACK
PSG MICHIGAN NOVA 05 BLACK 8-3 OLE SC 05 ACADEMY
PSG MICHIGAN NOVA 05 BLACK 10-0 LYON FC 05 GOLD
PSG MICHIGAN NOVA 05 BLACK 5-2 MICHIGAN RUSH NORTHVILLE 05B
PSG MICHIGAN NOVA 05 BLACK 3-1 MICHIGAN BURN 05 BEGA
State Cup Finals
PSG MICHIGAN NOVA 05 BLACK 7-0 CANTON CELTIC 05 BLACK
PREMIER SOCCER GROUP FC Nova 04 Blue - Road to the Boys U11 Jr State Cup Finals
PSG MICHIGAN NOVA 04 BLUE 0-0 MICHIGAN PDA 03/04 DIABLOS
PSG MICHIGAN NOVA 04 BLUE 2-1 MICHIGAN JAGUARS 04 WHITE
PSG MICHIGAN NOVA 04 BLUE 4-0 MICHIGAN BURN 04 BLACK
PSG MICHIGAN NOVA 04 BLUE 2-1 WAZA FC EAST 04 BLACK
PSG MICHIGAN NOVA 04 BLUE 2-1 DEARBORN DRIVE 04 BLACK
State Cup Finals
PSG MICHIGAN NOVA 04 BLUE 0-1 MICHIGAN JAGUARS 04 WHITE
CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS ON THE "NEW" PREMIER SPORTS COMPLEX
On the eastside of town, the only club that can offer a level of play for every type of player is the Premier Soccer Group. With two major clubs housed within the organization - the Michigan FC Nova Soccer Club for boys, and the Michigan Gators FC Soccer Club for girls - the PSG has a team for you! Our history proves that we develop players at every age group and every level of play.