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AT NWIUFC, OUR FOCUS, ESPECIALLY IN THE YOUTH, IS DEVELOPMENT, DEVELOPMENT, DEVELOPMENT. WHAT A GREAT WAY TO SEE EXACTLY WHAT ALL THIS DEVELOPMENT LEADS TO WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE SPOTLIGHTED HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS YOU READ ABOUT EVERY DAY IN THE NEWSPAPER. AND THEN FOLLOW THEIR PROGRESS IN UNIVERSITY. WHETHER IT IS A BOY FROM CHESTERTON OR A GIRL FROM VALPO, OUR PLAYERS ARE LISTED DAILY FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THEIR TEAMS. THE LEVEL OF PLAY ACROSS THE BOARD FROM SMALLER SCHOOLS TO THE LARGER SCHOOLS HAS INCREASED DUE TO PROPER DEVELOPMENT. FOR EXAMPLE, THE DAC ENDED ITS SEASON WITH A TOUGH GAME BETWEEN UNDEFEATED CHESTERTON AND CHALLENGER MICHIGAN CITY. MICHIGAN CITY SCORED IN OVERTIME TO WIN, AND ALL THE PAPERS WROTE ABOUT THE GOAL

THAT PUT MICHIGAN CITY AHEAD: “GOAL SCORED IN THE FINAL SECONDS OF THE FIRST OVERTIME TO GIVE MICHIGAN CITY A 1-0 WIN OVER CHESTERTON. JUNIOR MATT KNIOLA (UNITED 89) FED THE BALL INTO THE BOX WHERE SENIOR JOHN FETTIG (UNITED 89) GOT A HEAD ON IT AND SENIOR RILEY BYRNES (UNITED 89) REDIRECTED THE BALL INTO THE BOX.” THE POINT IS NOT THAT MICHIGAN CITY BEAT CHESTERTON, BUT THAT THREE PLAYERS INVOLVED IN SCORING THAT WINNING GOAL ALL PLAYED ON THE U17 BOYS BLUE TEAM LAST SPRING. THE SAME THING CAN BE SAID ABOUT CHESTERTON’S VICTORIES OVER LAKE CENTRAL AND PORTAGE, PORTAGES VICTORIES OVER ALMOST EVERYONE, AND SO MANY OTHER SCHOOLS’ SUCCESSES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: KANKAKEE VALLEY, GRIFFITH, MUNSTER, BOONE GROVE, GAVIT, LAKE CENTRAL, VALPO, AND CROWN POINT. WITH PROPER TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT, GOING TO THE RIGHT TOURNAMENTS AND SHOWCASES, OUR SENIOR PLAYERS HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE ON THEIR TEAMS AND IN THE LEVEL OF COMPETITION REGION WIDE.

IN ADDITION, WE WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE THE FOLLOWING UNITED BOYS (2006 SPRING SEASON) FOR BEING NAMED TO THE 2006 DISTRICT 1 ALL-DISTRICT TEAMS FIRST TEAM: JORDAN LEWIS (CHESTERTON), MARK BABCOCK (CHESTERTON), JOEY DOMENICO (MUNSTER), CASEY BOWMAN (LAKE CENTRAL), BROOKS BERMES (PORTAGE), JEFF JELINEK (MERRILLVILLE), AND ALEX MANNEN (CHESTERTON). CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE UNITED BOYS (2006 SPRING SEASON) FOR BEING NAMED TO THE 2006 DISTRICT 1 ALL-DISTRICT TEAMS SECOND TEAM: RICKY GARVEY (CHESTERTON) AND KEVIN ISAAC (PORTAGE). THESE HONORS WILL BE A GREAT ADDITION TO YOUR RESUMES.

CONGRATULATIONS GOES OUT TO THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS AND COACH FOR LAC HONORS: BLACK DIVISION FIRST TEAM – JOEY DOMENICO, LEO GIANNAKIS, PETER BROUSALIS; BLUE DIVISION FIRST TEAM – JOSH BLACKWOOD, BUDDY STOERMANN; BLUE DIVISION HONORABLE MENTION – AARON STOERMANN; COACH OF THE YEAR – JIM PRASOPOULOS.

CONGRATULATIONS GOES OUT TO THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS FOR DAC HONORS: JORDAN LEWIS, MARK BABCOCK, RICKY GARVEY, CASEY BOWMAN, MILAN MARINKOVICH, JEFF JELINEK, DAMIAN MARCINIAK, BROOKS BERMES, KEVIN ISAAC, BRETT GORDEN, MIKE DISNEY, RAFAEL RODRIGUEZ, PETER KALMBACH. A SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS TO BOYS MVP: JORDAN LEWIS.

IN ADDITION TO THESE BOYS AND SO MANY OTHERS WHO MADE INCREDIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THEIR TEAMS THIS SEASON, OUR U14 GIRLS TEAM FROM LAST YEAR HAD ALL 2006-2007 FRESHMAN MAKE THEIR VARSITY TEAM THIS YEAR. MOST UNITED PLAYES STARTED, AND SEVERAL WERE THEIR TEAM’S NUMBER ONE OR NUMBER TWO SCORER (TARA ELLIS – PORTAGE).
CONGRATULATIONS GOES OUT TO THESE GIRLS FOR LAC HONORS: BLUE DIVISION FIRST TEAM – BRIDIE JURASEVICH; BLACK DIVISION FIRST TEAM – SAMMI HOLMES, SHELLIE SAWA, KELLI PARKS; BLACK DIVISION HONORABLE MENTION – SARA MCINERNEY.

CONGRATULATIONS GOES OUT TO THESE PLAYERS FOR DAC HONORS: ELAINE SCHNABEL, KATHLEEN SPEARS, RACHEL EBERLY, ALLISON HARVEY, BRIANNA WHITSITT, KACEY LOUDERMILK, TARA ELLIS, MOLLY O’BRIEN, RUTH ZEMKE, MEGHAN DENNY.

IN ADDITION, CONGRATULATIONS GOES OUT TO THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS FOR DISTRICT HONORS: FIRST TEAM – RUTH ZEMKE, ELAINE SCHNABEL, KACEY LOUDERMILK; SECOND TEAM – MOLLY O’BRIEN, TARA ELLIS.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR SENIOR PLAYERS! THANKS FOR AN OUTSTANDING SEASON OF SOCCER FOR ALL YOUR SCHOOLS!

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