News and Announcements
Team Chicago 2010 Elite Boys went 4-0 to win the Midwest Super Cup at Stuarts Sports Complex on Sunday. Coach Martin was extremely happy with the Boys performances and progress in each game and looks forward to starting Fall league play this coming weekend.
Team Chicago Academy-2002 Elite standout Lauren Doerr has accepted a great scholarship offer to continue her academic and soccer career at Butler University. Lauren, who attends Morton High school in Morton, IL, will be part of Co-Head Coaches Tari St. John and Rob Alman’s 2021 recruiting class.
Butler University is a member of the NCAA Division I and competes in the Big East Conference.
Team Chicago Academy-2002 Elite standout Madison Frazer has accepted a great scholarship offer to continue her academic and athletic career at North Illinois University. Maddy, who plays her prep soccer at Oswego East High School for Head Coach Juan Leal, will be a member of NIU Head Coach Julie Colhoff’s 2020 recruiting class.
The Huskies are a member of the NCAA Division I and compete in the Mid-American Conference.
Team Chicago Academy-2002 Elite standout Mollie Valek has accepted a great scholarship offer to continue her academic and athletic careers at the University of Alabama in Hunstville. Mollie, who plays her prep soccer for Head Coach Julie Bergstrom at Waubonsie Valley High School, will be part of coach Jimmy Mitchell’s 2020 recruiting class.
The Chargers are a member of the NCAA Division II and compete in the Gulf South Conference.
Team Chicago is pleased to announce two additions to the Coaching Staff for the 2019-20 season!
Alan Cross joins Team Chicago as Youth Director. Alan comes to Team Chicago from Lombard Firebirds where he coached multiple teams and age groups from U7-U23 over the past five seasons. Alan will be coaching the following teams in the 2019-20 season:
- Team Chicago Academy-2006 Elite
- Team Chicago 2008 Elite
- Team Chicago 2009 Elite
- Team Chicago 2010 Elite
Alan will have administrative duties including helping set program standards and guidelines and assisting the younger Team Chicago teams. Alan is working towards his UEFA ‘B’ license and also is working his way up the US Soccer Coaching License pathway. He has a Sports Coaching and Administrative degree from South Wales University. A native of Scotland, Alan and his wife live in Plainfield.
Zoe Swift will be coaching the 2011 Elite girls. Zoe is a former Team Chicago player who went on to an outstanding college career at the University of Kentucky before playing with the Chicago Red Stars, West Ham United in London, England and the Puerto Rico Sol. We are happy to have Zoe back with Team Chicago to pass on her experience and love of the game to our youngest players.
Please join us in welcoming these new staff members to Team Chicago!