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FALL 2009 ISSUE 2

OCTOBER 19, 2009

Yankee United News


Western Connecticut Honors Yankee United
Coaching Director Wayne Mones
On October 23rd, Western three appearances in the ECAC
Connecticut State University will Tournament.
honor one of their own. Yankee Mones was named Little East
Coaching Director Wayne Mones Conference Coach of the Year in
will be inducted into the 2002. He lead the WestConn
University’s Hall of Fame. Colonials to Little East
Mones coached Colonials from Conference Championships in
1988 to 2003, retiring with an 1994, 1995 and 2003. He also
impressive 212-89-34 record. guided WestConn to three
In regular season play, his team Independent Athletic Conference
won 14 or more games in a season titles.
10 times during 16-year career, all “I am very proud of my years
as a part-time coach. at WestConn and am very honored
In post-season play, Mones’ to receive this award.” said Mones.
teams qualified for the NCAA “The school has a long history of
Tournament seven times and made success in athletics and I have
enjoyed being a part of it.” Coaching Director Wayne Mones

Yankee Girls Soon to Be Sporting a New Look


Later this Fall, there will be new look to the Yankee United FC: a
new set of club logos that will begin appearing on shirts, hats, scarfs,
sweatshirts and other items.
The new designs were the creation of Pam O’Brien, working with
Coaching Director Wayne Mones. O’Brien is a U-16 parent volunteer,
whose daughter is the Star’s goalkeeper. “We started out with the
objective of simply upgrading the logo” observed O’Brien, “but we
wanted to take it to the next level to position the branding of the club.”
The new shield style logo is enveloped in the club’s new catch phrase
statement: "Connecticut's Elite Premier Soccer Club for Young
Women" which both reflects Yankee’s historic role as one of the most
successful and oldest premier soccer clubs in Connecticut while also
better positioning the club for the future. Versions of the new logo can
be seen on pages 3 and 4 of this newsletter.
Pam O'Brien is the director of K.O. Media, a fu!-service Marketing and
Media company.

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KHARA ROMAN, SARAH YEAGER,


MERRIMACK COLLEGE GETTYSBURG COLLEGE

Career: 2009 junior team captain...All-Centennial


#20 - Khara Roman Conference Second Team selection (2008)...Has
Position: F started 25 of 28 career matches...Part of a defense
that has posted 15 shutouts and a 0.88 goals against
Class: Sophomore average over the last two seasons...Has five career
Hometown: Orange, CT points on two goals and one assist...Seven of 11
shots have been on goal.
High School: Amity
Premier Team: Yankee United Heat High School: Earned all-conference honors all four
years of varsity soccer at Staples High School and
Recent news coverage: was a three-time all-area pick...Served as the team
captain of both soccer and basketball teams,
NORTH ANDOVER, MA - Thanks to a pair of goals earning team MVP honors twice in the
from sophomore Khara Roman (Orange, CT), the former...Was also an honorable mention all-
Merrimack women's soccer Warriors (8-2-1, 5-2 NE-10) conference pick in basketball.  Played club soccer
won their third straight contest Wednesday evening, for the Yankee United Heat.
2-1 over the Penmen of Southern New Hampshire
(3-6-3, 1-4-3 NE-10) in double overtime. Recent news coverage:
Roman scored her second goal of the season COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – Gettysburg and Ursinus
off the head of junior Kerri Domohowski (Saugus, combined for 26 shots and 10 corner kicks, but
MA) before scoring her third of the year in the 108th none of that led to any offense on Saturday as the
two sides played to a scoreless tie in a Centennial
minute of play from Jessica Peacock (Hopedale, MA)
Conference women’s soccer match. Sophomore
and Jessie DeGraan (Braintree, MA) off the Warriors goalie Allie Rivera (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham
tenth and final corner kick. Wading River) made eight saves to lead Gettysburg,
Sophomore goalkeeper Kiley Horne (Scituate, which moved to 5-3-1 overall and 2-1-1 in conference
MA) recorded her first win of the year in relief of play.
senior Brittany Gustafson (East Hampton, CT),
making three saves on the night. Ursinus (5-3-1, 2-1-1 CC) recorded all 15 of its shots
in regulation, but Rivera was up to the task and
Head Coach Gabe Mejail thought Southern stopped more than half of the attempts, including
New Hampshire to be a worthy opponent, but was six in the second half alone. She recorded her
impressed with how his team came out of the gates in fourth shutout of the season and the Gettysburg
overtime play. defense, anchored in the backline by senior Bethany
"They played us tough the entire game, we Taylor (Derwood, Md./Magruder), junior Sarah
were just on fire in the second overtime," Mejail said.  Yeager (Westport, Conn./Staples), sophomore
"I don't know where we got all the energy, but our Lauren Johnson (Morristown, N.J./Morristown-
Beard), and freshman Suzy Englot (Fayetteville,
team showed some real determination, and made it
N.Y./Manlius Pebble Hill) , posted its sixth team
count when we needed it most." shutout.

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Premier Columbus Day Frederick Cup." The


team won one game and tied two in qualifying
for the semi-finals, scoring 6 goals and allowing
just 1. Their most recent addition, Carly Pala, a
talented keeper from Milford, has been very
strong in both tournament and league play,
anchoring the defense. This resilient group of
young ladies continue to grow as a team and to
raise the expectations they have for themselves
individually and as a team, which should give
them momentum heading into the second half
of their season.
TEAM NEWS & NOTES
U14 Strikers
U-11 Revolution On a beautiful Fall day this past weekend,
the Strikers traveled to Farmington to play in a
With the their inaugural season playing as a
Jamboree against FSA, one of the top teams in
team underway, the Revolution have a habit of
CT, and Granite FC, the #1 team in NH.
regularly exceeding the expectations of Coach
Playing in back to back games, Yankee lost 3-2
Bob Salvador: “I have been very impressed with
to FSA on a controversial PK call with 4
the commitment and motivation of this group
minutes left. After 15 minutes of rest, the
of these very dedicated young ladies, who all
Strikers then battled Granite FC to a 0-0 draw.
share a common goal. I am very proud to be
The girls played well enough to win both games,
their coach.”
having created numerous opportunities to score.
U-12 Pride “These girls want to work hard and show
The U12 pride are off to a 3-1 start for the that they can play with the best teams in the
Fall season, recording victories over CFC, region. They continue to improve with each
Everton and Eastern FC. The team traveled to game they play.” observed Coach Jack Nogueira.
the World Cup Tournament in Nashua NH over “They are fast becoming a very dangerous team.”
the Columbus Day weekend and 2-1 in
qualifying games. They were semi-finalists for
their age bracket. Coach Matt Mones is very
pleased with his team’s progress noting “With
each game we play I can see the girls working
together better and growing confidence in
themselves and in each other. They are off to a
great start!”

U-13 Hurricanes
Coaches Dan Uhrlass and Steve
Waizenegger have led the girls to an overall
record of 3-2-4 in their U13 qualifying season.
Over the Columbus Day weekend the team
traveled down to Delaware, where the In the photo above, Sabrina Toole wins a
Hurricanes participated in the "Kirkwood Girls
header against FSA’s Danie!e Snadjer.

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HIGH SCHOOL
UPDATE
YANKEE UNITED PLAYERS ON HS VARSITY
U17 CHARGE: CAROLYN BERNDT (TRUMBULL); CASEY RUTTER (NEWTOWN);
SAMANTHA PERRY (TRUMBULL); EMILY SAMBROOK (TRUMBULL); TAYLOR
SAMBROOK (TRUMBULL); JENNA ROUSSO (TRUMBULL); HAILEY COPPOLA
(FAIRFIELD WARDE); COLLEEN SHANNON (FAIRFIELD WARDE); ALISON KIEFER
(JOEL BARLOW); BRITTANY HAMLIN (STAPLES); ALYSSA FUSCO (POMPERAUG);
KATIE DELUCIA (BETHEL); MEAGHAN FORD, (BUNNELL)
U16 STARS: JULIA BUSTO (WESTHILL); EMILY CALDWELL (GREENS FARMS);
ALYSSA CHRISTO (ST. JOSEPH); DANA COSMEDY (MASUK); CORINA DASILVA
(STAPLES); JACKIE DELUCIA (BETHEL); GEORGIE FERGUSON (BETHEL);
ANGELA FARRO (SHELTON); TAYLOR FLEMING (POMPERAUG); JENNIFER
GUILIETTI (SHEEHAN); LINSAY MACRI (NORWALK); MEGAN MANZO (SHELTON);
JEN NOVACK (ST. JOSEPH); KASEY O’BRIEN (WILTON); STEPHANIE PALMER
(MASUK); NICOLE SICILIA (ST. JOSEPH); AUTUMN SORICE (BETHEL); KATE
TOMLINSON (GREENS FARMS); SAMANTHA VAHOS (MASUK)
U15 BLAZE: MAGGIE ALLEN (FFLD WARDE); SIRI ANDREWS (STAPLES); KASEY
BUTTS (JONATHAN LAW); KATIE COYLE (FAIRFIELD LUDLOWE); ABBY FAGAN
(STAPLES); MEGAN FITZGERALD (MASUK); NIKKI PETERSON (LAURALTON
HALL); KIANA RUGAR (NEW FAIRFIELD); JENNA SAYMON (LAURALTON HALL);
SAM WASHUK (FORAN); DANIELLE VALLENTE (SHEEHAN)
U14 STRIKERS: KATIE DANAHER (ST. JOSEPH); ELIZA PALTAUF (RIDGEFIELD)

Manya Makoski UAC PRO TRAINING


Midfielder #22 YOUTH SOCCER CLINICS
Los Angeles Sol
Dates: Saturday, November 7th, 14th, 21st
at the United Athletic Center in Stratford
Boys and Girls, ages: 5-8, 9:45am - 10:30am
cost: $25 per session
Boys and Girls, ages: 9-14, 11:00am - 12:30pm
cost: $50 per session
Registration: first come, first serve.  Clinics will
be kept at 25 person max, so register today by
calling 203-386-0449.

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Yankee Board Members


Region 1 Roundup:
President
the YPDP Program
Ben De Ipolyi
Beginning in have been selected for
September, players in the YPDP program:
Administrator and Registrar
U-12 through U14 age From the U12 Pride:
brackets that were Lea Lewis and Ali Dee Demers
accepted into CJSA’s Moraveck. From the U14
Young Player Strikers: Samantha
Development Program Coaching Director/Coordinator
Ashley, Carly Cugine,
(YPDP) began training Allie Furlo, Keely Wayne Mones
on Tuesday evenings at Lockwood, Aimee
the Farmington Sports Manderlink, Sabrina
Arena. This group will Treasurer
Toole.
continue to train and to
We wish these girls Jack Nogueira
be evaluated throughout
the Fall season. From the best of luck in the
this group, players will program! Referee Assignor
be selected for the In our next issue we
Ed Maloney
Olympic Development will look at the ODP
Program in the Spring. selection process and
Yankee United is provide an update on Goalkeeper Coach
Yankee players involved
proud to recognize the
with that program. Mark Pataky
following players who

TECHNIQUES AND TACTICS


10 Things to remember on the pitch:
(1) Stay relaxed and light on your feet
(2)Don’t simply react -- anticipate!
(3)Be first to the ball; win the 50/50s
(4)Support the player that has the ball,
move to create passing lanes
(5)Don’t wait for the ball to come to
you, move to meet the ball
(6)Always follow the shot, don’t assume
the keeper will make a clean save
(7)Check-in on throw ins
(8)Spread the field when your team has
the ball
(9)Pinch-in (closer to center) when
your team doesn’t have the ball
(10) Always give 100%

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