Team Spotlight - U17 Strikers

The Sporting SI boys U17 Strikers competed in the CASL Showcase in Raleigh, North Carolina this past weekend and went 2-0-1 winning the 2000 Boys Premier Red bracket. The Strikers are 5-0-1 so far this season and are ranked #4 in Indiana. The Strikers beat Classics Eagles Red (#2 Ohio South) 3-2 and Baton Rouge Soccer Club (#2 Louisiana) 4-3 and tied NC Fusion Elite (#6 North Carolina) 0-0. Coach Michael Lovett said, “It was a great showing by our boys representing our club, our state, and our region in such a great way. The competition was really good and we showed a lot of maturity with two come from behind victories. I’m really proud of the boys and look forward to seeing what we can accomplish this year.”

The Sporting SI boys U17 Strikers competed in the CASL Showcase in Raleigh, North Carolina this past weekend and went 2-0-1 winning the 2000 Boys Premier Red bracket. The Strikers are 5-0-1 so far this season and are ranked #4 in Indiana. The Strikers beat Classics Eagles Red (#2 Ohio South) 3-2 and Baton Rouge Soccer Club (#2 Louisiana) 4-3 and tied NC Fusion Elite (#6 North Carolina) 0-0.

Coach Michael Lovett said, “It was a great showing by our boys representing our club, our state, and our region in such a great way. The competition was really good and we showed a lot of maturity with two come from behind victories. I’m really proud of the boys and look forward to seeing what we can accomplish this year.”



 
 

Sporting SI Coaching Spotlight - We welcome Coach Marc Sapoznik to the SSI family! Marc will be training SSI players in Speed/Agility/Strength/Training as part of our winter training series!

Marc Sapoznik, CSCS is a graduate of the University of Evansville, with a degree in Exercise Science. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Coach Sapoznik played for the Midwest Wings and was able to play all over the country, as well as abroad. His coaching career started young, but really took off while in graduate school in Ithaca, New York. While in New York, he began coaching for several clubs before being named Technical Director for Lansing Soccer Club and finally Executive Director for the Stealth Ravens Soccer Academy. Coach Sapoznik recently returned to Evansville and is now a full time personal trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist at Elite Fitness, as well as the head Men’s Varsity soccer coach and Cub Coach at Central High School. Along with coaching at the team level, he specializes in one on one and small group physical fitness and skills training. He also has several coaching certifications from both the United States Soccer Federation and National Soccer Coaches of America Association for U8 through high school, professional development, sports psychology and goalkeeping. Coach Sapoznik is excited to now be working with Sporting SI's Dwyer U12 team and U10 team, along with offering strength, speed and agility training to the club.


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Sporting SI would like to recognize and thank Jason Howard Construction for their work on our Stockwell Park facility.  Look for significant improvements to Stockwell by the spring of 2017!


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Sporting SI Named

Affiliate Of The Year

Sporting SI is honored to have been named Sporting Club Network Academy Affiliate of the Year!  Read the the announcement in its entirety here.

Sporting Club Network Announces...

Since day one of their rebrand as an Academy Affiliate, Sporting Southern Indiana has fully embraced the Academy Affiliate program and its inclusion in the Sporting Club Network. Originally named Southwestern Indiana Soccer Association, SWISA had the unique opportunity of being equidistant to Chicago Fire, Columbus Crew and Sporting KC, and through various conversations decided that affiliating with SKC would best set them up for long-term success. Once this group made the commitment to become Sporting Southern Indiana, they never looked back, consistently being one of the most involved and active affiliates while encouraging immediate participation from all of their members. To say SSI hit the ground running would be an understatement – they’ve been in a non-stop sprint to ensure the biggest impact possible with this affiliation, even going as far to have the mayor of Evansville, Indiana present for the rebrand unveil back in March. The Sporting Club Network excitedly looks forward to growing the partnership with Sporting Southern Indiana stronger by the day and congratulates the organization again on being named the 2015 Academy Affiliate Club of the Year.


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Registrations are open for the 2017 Southern Indiana Showcase, March 17-19, 2017!

Registrations are open for the 2017 Southern Indiana Showcase, March 17-19, 2017!


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Sporting SI Announces Michael Lovett as New Director of Coaching

Evansville, IN, May 16th, 2016 – Sporting SI has hired Michael Lovett as the new Director of Coaching. Michael has been a head coach, assistant coach and goalkeeper coach for the past 24 years. He was previously the women’s head soccer coach for both Ball State University and Brescia University. Currently Michael is an assistant for the men’s soccer team at the University of Southern Indiana. He is also the instructor for the NSCAA Goalkeeper Academy, the Goalkeeper Director for the National Training Center and the Director of Goalkeeping for Sporting Southern Indiana Soccer Club. During Michael’s playing career he played for Murray High School, Bon Air Thunder, University of South Alabama and the Mobile Revelers, A League Professional Team.

Click here to read the press release in its entirety.

"We are pleased to have someone of Michael’s caliber join us as Director of Coaching. We look forward to continued growth and success under Michael’s leadership. He brings a passion for player development both on and off the field.”, said Mike Williams, President, Sporting Southern Indiana Soccer Club.

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