DEVELOPMENTAL ACADEMY TRYOUTS
Information for tryouts for our 2022-2023 Developmental Academy is now available. The season will start in June. Only players born
in 2016 will be accepted into this program. This program is much more extensive than the intramural program and is geared for players
who aspire to play in the Travel Teeam Program.
SEVEN TEAMS REACH SEMIFINALS OF TOP FLIGHT OF STATE CUPS
LMSC has seven teams which have reached the semifinals of the top flight of their state cup age group. Congratulations to the
following teams on reaching this great accomplishment:
- Invictus: U-17 boys (Sam Lane)
- Impact: U-16 girls (Pete Gangl)
- Furia: U-15 girls (Nico Severini)
- Lynx: U-13 girls (Pete Gangl)
- Swarm: U-11 girls (Jesse Zafiratos)
- Irmaos Navy: U-11 boys (Dale Haines)
- Heart Navy: U-9 girls (Alex Srolis)
PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARD
Each week, LMSC honors two or more travel team players with our Player Of The Week Award.
Javier Gonzalez-Recober, Donato Baselice, Rye Pushinsky, Leo Villa, Hannah Greenstein, LMSC Victory, LMSC Phantoms
Philipp Roesch, Amidou Diarra, Davis Gregg
Charlotte McCabe,Caden Costa, LMSC Phantoms
Sylvie Sokoloff, Watson Roberts, Talia Bernstein, Molly Cahill, Josie Davis, LMSC Heart Navy
Zoe Naughton, Andrew Simmons
LMSC Battle Cattle Navy & Red
Liv Grutzmacher, Leo Fischer
Lowell Hoffman, Evan Davis
Stella Rhinehart, Giuliana Glorioso
Caden Costa, Lucy Souder
Cailyn Dunning, Harrison Bohrer,
Rohan Gauri, LMSC Swarm
Eli Greenstein, Audra Weisser, Amelia Convery
SPRING INTRAMURAL PROGRAM
Our Spring Intramural Program is for children born between 2010 and 2018. Games for all
divisions will run primarily on Sundays. The season will start on Sunday, April 3 and run through June 12.
No prior soccer experience is needed to participate.
ANNOUNCING OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH FC EUROPA FOR BOYS TRAVEL TEAMS
LMSC and FC Europa have announced a partnership regarding boys travel teams for the upcoming season.
FOR NON-LMSC PLAYERS INTERESTED IN THE LMSC TRAVEL TEAM PROGRAM
Travel Team players currently playing outside of LMSC who are interested in receiving more information about our Travel Team Program and teams,
and/or would like to be seen by a member of the LMSC coaching staff before tryouts, are asked to fill out the following
form. One of our Travel Team Directors will follow up with you shortly.
TRAVEL TEAM PROGRAM LOOKING TO HIRE ADDITIONAL COACHES
The LMSC travel team program is looking for experienced adults who are interested in coaching
at the travel team level. Coaches must have experience as players and / or coaches. Interested
candidates are asked to contact LMSC Vice President
ALEX AND EVAN'S JOURNEY FROM U-10D TRAVEL TO THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
In 2011, Alex Kades and Evan Tracy were playing on the LMSC Force, our U-10D team. Their team lost in the Delco League Division 6 championship game.
Five years later, they were playing on the LMSC Sabertooth Rats, our U-15A team. The team won the state championship as well as the Region One championship so
the team advanced to the National championships. In 2019, the Rats again were state champions and advanced to the national championship. Alex was a two time all-state
player in high school and was recruited to play Division One soccer at the University of Pennsylvania. Tracy was a two-time first team all Central League selection,
both were captains of their high school team. If anyone wants to know if people on 'D' level travel teams ever move to higher levels of play, just ask Alex or Evan.
FALL COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS
Congratulations to the following coaches who were selected as our Fall, 2021 Coach Of The Year Award winners:
- Brendan Sammon (intramurals)
- Chris Black (girls travel)
- Henry Farr (boys travel)
HAR ZION TEMPLE MEN'S CLUB TO SPONSOR SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAM IN 2021
LMSC would like to thank the Har Zion Temple Men's Club in Narberth for fully sponsoring the 2021 Special Needs Program.
Their generous donation will enable us to waive the registration fee for the 2021 season, cover the cost of jerseys,
goals, balls, pinnies, etc., and enable us to play the program on a turf field.
FIVE MISTAKES SOCCER PARENTS MAKE WITH THEIR PLAYERS
Please read this interesting article written for parents of youth soccer players.
LMSC CROWNS FOUR STATE CHAMPIONS
May 22, LMSC had four travel teams claim state championships this spring. Our U-17 boys, LMSC Invictus, won the state championship
in their age group, as did our U-15 girls, LMSC Impact. Also winning a state championship were our U-17 girls, LMSC Reign who won the
state title in the 'B' flight of their state cup as well as our U-10 B LMSC Sol who won the state title in the 'B' flight of their
Invictus is coached by Sam Lane and Dale Haines, Impact is coached by Pete Gangl, Reign is coached by Jeff Rhodes and Sol is
coached by Cali Hutson. Congratulations to all three coaches, and special congratulations to the players on their teams on
LMSC DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Please read LMSC's stance regarding LMSC's pledge for social diversity and inclusion in all of
KOBE BRYANT'S 10 RULES
Former Lower Merion Township resident Kobe Bryant left a list of "10 Rules" regarding sports which the Philadelphia Eagles put on a mural
at their practice facility.
PETE GANGL HONORED AS EPYSA TRAVEL TEAM COACH OF THE YEAR
Congratulations to long time LMSC travel team head coach Pete Gangl who was honored as Eastern Pennsylavnia Youth
Soccer Association's (EPYSA) Travel Team Coach Of The Year for 2019.
WAYNE McKINNEY WINS EPYSA EXCELLENCE IN COACHING AWARD FOR 2019
Congratulations to LMSC's Wayne McKinney who won the 2019 EPYSA Excellence In Coaching Award for his many
decades of service to youth soccer.
LMSC ALUM DANIEL LOVITZ MAKES USA MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM DEBUT
Congratulations to long time LMSC player Daniel Lovitz who made his debut with the USA Men's National Team on January 27 when they
defeated Panama 3-0. Lovitz played for the LMSC Velez from U-11 through U-18.
DRIBBLING AND 1v1 ATTACKING VIDEO
LMSC has put together a 20 minute video showing basic dribbling skills taught in training sessions and practices.
This video can be enjoyed by players, parents and coaches.