So You Want To Play Soccer In College…

Ninety-eight percent of soccer players who want to play in college have to get themselves recruited. Just 2 percent of players are recruited by college coaches, SDA Coach Michael Kirmse tells players during his talk about the college recruiting process. That means the great majority of players who want to play in college must learn...
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Janine Bennett – A Coach Who’s Always Teaching

When she’s at school, Janine Bennett teaches physical education to middle schoolers. When she’s on the SDA sidelines, she teaches soccer to her ’05 girls team. “Soccer is such a complex and simple game at the same time,” Bennett says. Her goal is for players to think about the game, rather than reacting to the...
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SDA Competing at the National Level

  CNY Central highlighted SDA soccer and it’s national achievements – Building CNY into a National Hotbed! Read the full article and watch the video HERE.   http://cnycentral.com/sports/high-school/the-secret-behind-sending-syracuse-area-soccer-teams-to-the-national-championship

Regional Championships Feature 5 teams From SDA

About 90 SDA families are headed to Virginia this weekend for the Region 1 Championships, where five SDA teams will compete for the chance to go to Nationals. Ten SDA teams made it to the Final Four of the National Championship Series, known as State Cup, more than any other soccer club. After their performance...
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SDA Teams advance to Regionals

The weekend of June 4th, proved to be successful for 5 SDA teams.  They will head to Fredericksburg, Virginia for the Region 1 Championships to compete against the best clubs from Maine to Virginia. The ’99 and ’00 girls and ’02 boys teams are all out to defend their title from their Regional Championship win...
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SDA Teams Ready for State Cup Weekend

Ten SDA teams will compete the first weekend of June in the New York West National Championship Series in Cortland. The “State Cup” games draw spectators because they tend to be competitive. Winners advance to regional play at the end of June in Virginia. Regional winners head to national championships in July, in Texas. Last...
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Soccer was her sport; now it’s her career

Like so many passionate athletes, Jackie Firenze started her sport at a young age. She was 3 or 4 when she began playing soccer. Her parents coached her first recreational teams. She played on a boys team until the u12 level, and she was usually on defense as a center back or an outside back....
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Rhinos induct Kirmse into Hall of Fame

“If you can’t join them, beat them,” Mike Kirmse related as he was inducted into the Rochester Rhinos Hall of Fame. “That’s exactly what we did. We beat four MLS teams in a row.” Kirmse, 44, is an SDA coach who was an important part of the Rhinos during the team’s glory years. During the...
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