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Jada Dayne cemented her place in Wisconsin prep girls soccer history last month, as the Waunakee defender added her name to a very short list of players to earn first-team, all-state honors from the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association.

A pair of players on state teams, University of Wisconsin midfielder Rose Lavelle and Marquette defender Morgan Proffitt, were among the 36 players named to the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy preseason watch list.

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Prep boys notes: Pewaukee's Jende named Scholar All-American

07/20/2016, 5:45pm CDT
By ERIC ANDERSON

Griffin Jende, who set program records at Pewaukee High School for career goals and assists, recently added another accolade to his stellar prep soccer resume before starting his college career at Marquette in a few weeks.

The Colorado Rapids have Major League Soccer's top defense and haven't lost a league match since early April, and Axel Sjöberg (Marquette) has been a big part of the Rapids' ascension.

Patrick Ruhland (Mount Horeb/UW-Milwaukee) scored in second-half stoppage time, lifting top-seeded Bavarian SC over No. 4 seed Milwaukee Sport Club 3-2 in a Wisconsin Soccer Leagues Major Division semifinal Saturday afternoon at the Midwest Orthopedic Complex in Brookfield.

The FC Wisconsin Nationals Under-14 boys team won two of its three group matches at the U.S. Club Soccer National Premier Leagues Finals over the weekend in Aurora, Colo., but came up just short of advancing to the semifinals.

Bret Dietz scored in the 3rd minute and goalkeeper Jim Jones (Kenosha Tremper/Cardinal Stritch) made the slim lead stand up the rest of the way as the Milwaukee Bavarians held off longtime rival Croatian Eagles 1-0 in a Premier League of America West Division match Wednesday night at Heartland Value Fund Stadium in Glendale.

Much of Maureen Burke's prep soccer career was about creating opportunities for her teammates to shine – the recent Waukesha Catholic Memorial High School graduate set single-season and career state records for assists in helping the Crusaders win WIAA state championships in each of her four seasons.

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Club notes: WYSA awards Kabanica Scholarships to six players

07/13/2016, 9:30pm CDT
By ERIC ANDERSON

The Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association recently announced this year's recipients of the organization's Mike Kabanica Scholarships, awarded annually to six graduating seniors in memory of the legendary Wisconsin Soccer Association president.

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Prep girls notes: Rhodes, Myszewski named NSCAA All-Americans

07/13/2016, 9:00pm CDT
By ERIC ANDERSON

High-scoring Waukesha West senior forward Dani Rhodes was one of four repeat selections on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Winter-Spring High School Girls All-American team.

TODAY IN WISCONSIN SOCCER HISTORY

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July 16, 2014

07/16/2016, 12:00am CDT
By ERIC ANDERSON

July 16, 2014: Giovani Hernandez converted a penalty kick in the final seconds of second-half stoppage time, giving Mexican club Club Deportivo Guadalajara a 1-1 draw against Premier League side Swansea City in a preseason friendly at Miller Park in Milwaukee. It was the first match between professional teams in Wisconsin in nearly nine years and drew 31,237 fans, likely the largest crowd to ever watch a soccer game in the state. Read our recap, with extended video highlights

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