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Cardinal Stritch athletic director Tim Van Alstine didn't need to look too far to find the school's next director of soccer.

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Club notes: Field nearly set for Wisconsin State Cup

04/29/2016, 7:00pm CDT
By ERIC ANDERSON

The fields for the 10 age groups that will take part in group play at the Wisconsin State Championships over Memorial Day weekend should be finalized this weekend, as the last play-in games of the competition are scheduled to be played Sunday.

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State pro notes: Eau Claire's McLain stars against former club

04/29/2016, 5:15pm CDT
By ERIC ANDERSON

Patrick McLain (Eau Claire Memorial) signed with the Chicago Fire during the offseason and was loaned to the Major League Soccer club's affiliate Saint Louis FC last week, but the goalkeeper's debut for the USL club was in a very familiar place.

For the first time in at least nine seasons, the Ashland prep girls soccer team lost on its home turf.

Wisconsin Soccer Leagues is looking to bring back a former staple of the state men's adult amateur soccer schedule.

University of Wisconsin midfielder Rose Lavelle and Marquette counterpart Morgan Proffitt were scheduled to face off Sunday at the McClimon Complex as their respective teams wrap up their spring exhibition seasons with a pair of matches.

Schofield D.C. Everest extended its unbeaten streak to 33 games last weekend, but the panel of coaches who determine the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association state poll dropped the Evergreens to second in this week's Division 1 rankings.

After a slow start to the Major League Soccer season, Columbus Crew SC finally got its first win of 2016 on Saturday – and Ethan Finlay (Marshfield) played a key role in the result.

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State pro notes: Wisconsin contingent poised for NWSL openers

04/14/2016, 11:00pm CDT
By ERIC ANDERSON

When Oak Creek referee Margaret Domka (Stevens Point/UW-Stevens Point) blows her whistle shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday to start the game between the host Washington Spirit and the Boston Breakers, the National Women's Soccer League will become the longest-running women's professional league in American history.

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Prep girls notes: Some shuffling, newcomers in WSCA state polls

04/12/2016, 11:30pm CDT
By ERIC ANDERSON

The first two weeks of the prep girls soccer season in Wisconsin didn't include many games, thanks to cold, rain and snow and wet field conditions across the state.

TODAY IN WISCONSIN SOCCER HISTORY

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April 18

04/18/2016, 12:00am CDT
By ERIC ANDERSON

April 18, 1985: Wauwatosa East posted a 2-0 victory over Whitefish Bay in a prep girls soccer match, ending the Blue Dukes' 67-game winning streak. The streak isn't listed in the National Federation of State High School Associations Record Book, but appears to be the fourth-longest streak in national history. Bay, under the direction of coach Frank D'Amato, went 25-0-0 in 1983 and 23-0-0 in 1984 in winning the first two WIAA state titles, and made it three in a row by winning again in 1985.

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