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Shannon Smyth

Smyth, Ireland blank Slovenia in Women's World Cup qualifier

08/21/2014, 12:00am CDT
By ERIC ANDERSON

Shannon Smyth (Mequon/Milwaukee DSHA) played the final 23 minutes as the Republic of Ireland topped visiting Slovenia 2-0 in a UEFA Women's World Cup qualifier Wednesday night in Dublin.

Delavan's Meersman named to U.S. Soccer's Referee Committee

08/19/2014, 7:45am CDT
By ERIC ANDERSON

One of the newest members of the U.S. Soccer Federation's Referee Committee is one of Wisconsin's most distinguished referees.

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Prep boys notes: 45-minute halves, no OT as WIAA season starts

08/18/2014, 11:30pm CDT
By ERIC ANDERSON

The 2014 prep boys soccer season kicks off Tuesday, and hopefully scoreboard operators across the state got the memo about the new length of matches.

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UW's Lavelle, McNicoll ousted from Under-20 Women's World Cup

08/18/2014, 11:00pm CDT
By ERIC ANDERSON

The University of Wisconsin women's team will get two of its top players back a little earlier than they had hoped.

Tosaint Ricketts (UW-Green Bay) made a great first impression with his new team.

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WSCA preseason state polls: Aug. 16, 2014

08/17/2014, 4:30pm CDT
By ERIC ANDERSON

The Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association announced its preseason state rankings – and last year's WIAA state qualifiers feature prominently.

Cara Walls (Wauwatosa East) scored in the opening 10 minutes and Genevieve Richard and Caitlyn Clem combined on the clean sheet as the University of Wisconsin shut out 15th-ranked Marquette 1-0 in a college women's exhibition match Thursday night at Valley Fields in Milwaukee.

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2014 college recruits

08/15/2014, 6:00pm CDT
By ERIC ANDERSON

A look at the recruiting classes for the state's NCAA Division I and II schools and commitments by state players to Division III, NAIA or out-of-state schools.

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National team news: UW teammates advance at Under-20 World Cup

08/15/2014, 12:00am CDT
By ERIC ANDERSON

University of Wisconsin midfielder Rose Lavelle helped the U.S. advance to the quarterfinals of the FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup.

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Prep notes: Milwaukee Marquette boys 21st in preseason Fab 50

08/15/2014, 12:00am CDT
By ERIC ANDERSON

It's probably not a surprise, but Milwaukee Marquette heads into the 2014 season regarded as one of the top prep boys soccer teams in the nation.

TODAY IN WISCONSIN SOCCER HISTORY

Jay DeMerit

August 16

08/16/2014, 12:00am CDT
By ERIC ANDERSON

Aug. 19, 2006: Jay DeMerit (Green Bay/Bay Port) came on at halftime of Watford's 2-1 loss to host Everton in a season opener in Liverpool, England, becoming the first Wisconsin native to appear in a Premier League match. The center back scored two goals in 32 appearances (29 starts) in the 2006-07 season for the Hornets (5-20-13), who were relegated back to the Championship for the following season.

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