Harrison Foulkes & Dylan Leffert – Angelina College

The club is excited to announce that Harrison Foulkes and Dylan Leffert have committed to Angelina College Men’s Soccer Program for the fall season 2017.  Twenty six (26) student-athletes are graduating from the club to compete at the collegiate level next fall from this spring season 2017.

“I am happy to continue playing the sport I love and to go to a college with a great ambition. I owe my success to the Texas Rush club and especially to the coaches who have pushed me forward with my skills and confidence. Moving to Texas Rush was one of the better decisions in my soccer life because they have a high standard of training which has definitely pushed me forward to achieve my accomplishments”
Harrison Foulkes, Texas Rush Kingwood 98B

“I’m very excited about my signing with Angelina College and look forward to playing there.  I would like to thank all of the Rush training staff for helping to develop me as a player that was ready to play at the college level”
Dylan Leffert, Texas Rush Kingwood 98B

“We are delighted for Harrison and Dylan and their fantastic accomplishment of continuing to play soccer at the collegiate level. They have been a pleasure to coach and fantastic role models for our younger players. We look forward to celebrating their graduation at our annual celebratory club event, Rush Night on May 10 and we truly wish them every success for the future.”
Jamie Bell, Director of Coaching – Kingwood

Michael Perez – Air Force Academy 2017

The club is very excited to announce that Michael Perez has committed to play collegiate soccer and further his education at the Air Force Academy.  Last year the Falcons finished the season 14-7-1 and competed at the NCAA Div. I level.  Perez currently plays for the U.S. Soccer Development Academy U17/18.

“I would like to thank Texas Rush for helping me develop myself both as an athlete and person as I move on to this great opportunity.”  Michael Perez, U.S. Soccer Development Academy U17/U18.

“I would like to congratulate Michael being accepted to the very prestigious institution of the Air Force Academy to continue his athletic and academic education.  We’ve had Michael in the club for the past five years and he’s worked tremendously hard and it’s superb to see him move on to the next level and have this great opportunity.”  Alex Cardenas, Head Coach, U18 U.S. Soccer Development Academy.


Brendan Dauth – Southwestern University

The club is very excited to announce that Brendan Dauth has committed to Southwestern University to play collegiate soccer for the Fall 2017 season.  Brendan has played for the club since 2005 (12 years) and has played for eleven (11) coaching staff throughout his club career.  Brendan will major in Business with a minor in Spanish.

Southwestern University competes in the Southwestern Athletic Collegiate Conference at the NCAA Division III level.

Brendan Clark Dauth
Southwestern University, NCAA III, SCAC

“ The coaches at Texas Rush taught me everything I know about soccer, everyone at Texas Rush is like family to me.”  Brendan  Dauth, U18 Texas Rush Boys.

“The club is extremely excited for Brendan and his family on the announcement.  Brendan has been with the club his entire soccer club career and he’s a great example for our younger players that hard work and perseverance really pay off.  Brendan started with the club as a recreational player and has worked his way through the club to graduate with an opportunity to play at the collegiate level.  We look forward to seeing him continue to excel at the next level.”  Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations.


Northwest Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – Texas Rush Soccer Club

The club is extremely excited to have Northwest Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (NWOS) as a renewed partner for 2017.  NWOS will partner with the College Advisory Program that helps players and parents navigate through the complex process of finding a college or university that provides soccer scholarship opportunities for the prospective student-athlete.  It’s a very crucial program within the club that continues to expand.

Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is proud to support Texas Rush Soccer and the College Advisory Program. “We understand that the program is very helpful to your student athletes that wish to continue playing soccer in college and we are happy to be a part of that.”  

Recently the practice welcomed two new oral surgeons, Dr. David Hoffman and Dr. Justin Liska. In addition, “We are looking forward to opening our seventh location in the master planned community, Harmony, located at Grand Parkway and Rayford Road. We anticipate that this office will open in late fall of 2017,” according to Dr. Unterman.

Northwest Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery have partnered with the club since 2007 and they continue to be very much part of our Rush family for nearly a decade.  They offer a first class service of treatment and are on the cutting edge of technology in their respective field.  It’s a perfect match for the club to partner which such a renowned local business that continues to grow and truly connects with the local community.  The partnership allows the program to present to over 300 people per year and works with 80 registered prospective student-athletes.  I’d like to thank Dr. Unterman and his partners for their partnership over the years.”  Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations.  

Facts / Contact Information

** Practice of six board certified oral surgeons practicing in The Woodlands, Conroe, Spring, Magnolia and Huntsville.

** Specializes in wisdom teeth extractions, the placement of dental implants, oral pathology, orthognathic surgery and other surgeries to treat conditions of the mouth, face and jaw.

** More than likely, a student athlete will need his/her wisdom teeth extracted between the ages of 15 – 18. Typically, a patient will be referred to the practice from his/her general dentist or orthodontist for wisdom teeth extractions.

** Patients and caregivers should consider recovery time when scheduling surgery and off-season is a great time to schedule. Most surgeons recommend that a patient rest for 48 hours off before resuming light physical activity. Within five to seven days, a patient can resume full physical activity.

College Commitments 2017

The club is very excited to announce that the following student-athletes have verbally committed or signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to play collegiate soccer for the Fall 2017.

Abi Janszen

Xavier University, NCAA Div. I

“I am excited to play in college,thank you to everyone that helped me on this journey”

Anastasia Helmert

University of South Alabama, NCAA Div. I

“I am very thankful for everyone at Texas Rush”

Erynn Johns

West Point Academy, NCAA Div. I

“I am extremely excited to play at the collegiate level and continue my soccer and academic career at West Point. I can’t wait to improve as a player along side my new teammates.”

Anna Watson

McNeese State University, NCAA Div. I

“I’d like to thank my Mom and Coach Gemmell for presenting me with this great opportunity.”

Azalea ‘Z’ Ayala

North East Texas Community College, NJCAA

“I am excited for my future at NTCC and doing college my way!”

Darbey Hargrove

University of Oklahoma, NCAA Div. I

“I am so excited for my future at Oklahoma and I couldn’t have done it without the support from friends, family and the Rush community.”

Jazmin Grant

University of Houston, NCAA Div. I

“I want to say thank you to my family and Texas Rush soccer for helping me further my love for soccer.”

Katie Lawrence

Texas A&M Corpus Christi, NCAA Div. I

“I am very grateful for this new experience”

Kimberly Rodriguez

Oklahoma State University, NCAA Div. I

“Can’t wait for college!  Love Mom, Dad and Texas Rush.”

Kelsey Brann

University of Tulsa, NCAA Div. I

“I am extremely excited about going to Tulsa. I hope that I can improve the program with my hard work and I look forward to getting a great education.”

Mary Maddison Guerra

University of Louisiana Monroe, NCAA Div. I

“I would like to thank my family and Texas Rush for allowing me to pursue my life long dream.  I’m excited to start this new chapter in my life.”

Taylor Olson

Oklahoma State University, NCAA Div. I

“I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to continue my education and soccer career at Oklahoma State University.  I look forward to the next 4 years in Stillwater.  The best is yet to come! Go Pokes!”

Abby McDowell

University of Texas at Dallas, NCAA Div. III

“I am very excited to be able to play soccer for the next four years at the collegiate level.”  

Candace Haney

Union University, NCAA Div. II

“I’d like to thank my coaches, family and teammates for everything they’ve done to prepare me for playing at the next level.  I’m excited to see what God has in store for me at Union.”

Emma Rose Stockton

Queens University, NCAA Div. II

“I’d love to thank my parents, coaches and my Texas Rush family especially Coach Darron for believing in me and taking me to the next level.  To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”  

Isabella Sanabria

Abilene Christian University, NCAA Div. I

“I’m excited to continue my soccer career at ACU and I’m very thankful for everyone who’s helped me get there.”

Lillie Lightsey

William Carey University, NCAA Div. I

“Don’t stress do your best forget the rest”

Destiny Haliburton

Texas Lutheran University, NCAA Div. III

“I am blessed with this opportunity and cannot wait to see what the future holds.  Thanks Mom and Mimaw for never letting me give up!  #GO DOGS!”

Cora Baker

Mary Hardin Baylor, NCAA Div. III

“I’m beyond excited to have the opportunity to play at the next level: something I’ve always dreamed of doing! “

Kylie Stewart

Central Washington University, NCAA Div. II

“I am excited to play at the next level.”

Seth Castillo

Schreiner University


“Extremely blessed and fortunate to have played for Texas Rush to enhance my playing ability and to better myself on and off the field to continue this journey to the next level.”

Jose Chavez

University of Incarnate Word

“I would like to thank the club for the opportunities it has given me, my parents for always supporting me and the coaching staff for guiding and helping me become the player and the young man I am.”

“We are very excited about what the future holds for these aspiring college student-athletes.  Some of these players started with the club at a very young age and have developed though the age groups.  The club is extremely proud of their accomplishments and we will continue to follow them in the collegiate environment as Rush alumni.”  Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations / College Advisory Program Director.

A big thank you goes out to our main College Advisory Program partners – Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and The Sport Source.

The club is continuing to work with other prospective student-athletes within the club and will be announced throughout the Spring when their individual cases are complete.

Year In Review 2016

Texas Rush Soccer Club had another outstanding year of results.

Club / Expansions

Membership – 3,250 players

U.S. Soccer Girls Development Academy acceptance

Montgomery – new floodlights, Fellowship of Montgomery

Kingwood – multiple playing sites (Insperity Sports Complex), new programming (Youth Academy) & camps

Lents Family Park – GK training site

47 Coaching Staff

DA – Boys

U18 Boys DA – finished 3rd Central Conference (Frontier Division)

Alex Fetterly
Texas Rush U18 DA Boys

Darwin Hernandez
Texas Rush U18 DA Boys
U20 El Salvador National Team

Competitive Boys / Girls

1,252 players

19 teams won their Fall league

19 teams won their Spring league

Rush Select – Lucas Hickey, Eddie Winstanley and Andy Davison

Youth Academy – 310 players, 35 teams

College Advisory Program (30 student-athletes graduated to play college soccer)

Alumni Post Season Competition

NCAA Div. I Men / Women
Mitch Ostrowski – Butler University, Grace Piper – Texas A&M, Michaela Abam – West Virginia University, Cienna Arrieta – Texas A&M

NCAA Div. II Men / Women
Lindsey Washburn – Dallas Baptist University, Allison Katri –Dallas Baptist University

NCAA Div. III Men / Women
Ryan Stinebaugh – Carnegie Mellon University, Alberto Carmona – Kenyon College


Conner Haney – John Brown University

60+ alumni currently playing in college


Sarah Piper
U16 US Girls National Team

Kim Rodriguez
U17 Mexico Women’s National Team

Kelsey Brann
U17 Mexico Women’s National Team

Kelly Rodriguez
Texas Rush U15 ECNL
U15 Women’s National Team Camp

Events / Programs

Rush Cup – 130 teams

3 vs. 3 Winter Blast Tournament – 185 teams

3 vs. 3 Turf Cup – 150 teams

Golf Outing – 144 golfers

Jnr. ECNL Tournament – 40 teams

5 vs. 5 Memorial Day Cup – 50 teams

Rush Festival – Denver, CO (4 teams)

REACH – 367 lbs of equipment shipped to Trinidad & Tobago

Rush Night – 1,500 players / families

TOPS – 25 players

College Advisory Program – 90 registrants

Breast Cancer Awareness Program – donated $10K

U.S. Soccer Performance Center – 30 candidates at Bear Branch

Awards / Recognition

The Lex Frieden Award – Coach Keith Johnson

Rush Award of Excellence – Jackson Goebel (Boys); Sommer Stanley (Girls)

Texas Rush Award of Excellence – Payton Miller (Boys); Grace Piper (Girls)

Bob Bennett Texas Rush Golf Winner – Effex Management Solutions

Award of Outstanding Service – James Simmons (TX Rush President 2007 – 2015)

Financial Aid – $77K

Community Outreach

Communities –  The Woodlands, Conroe, Montgomery, Kingwood, Tomball, Creekside and Huntsville

School Districts – Conroe, Humble and Montgomery  (2,250 kids)

Events – Texas 10 Series (Conroe, Cypress, Huntsville), Kids Running for Kids, Houston Family Magazine Fall Fun Fest, Montgomery Haunted House and Carnival, Run Thru the Woods 2017

(8,500 families)

Corporate Partners

CHI St. Luke’s Health Performance Medicine, adWhite, Springhill Suites, Wings ‘N More, Panera Bread, Global Shop Solutions, Soccer.com, Panther Creek Family Dentistry, Woodforest National Bank, Texas Picture Day, The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau, The Sport Source, Enterprise, Shorty’s Plumbing & Drain Doctors, Buckalew Chevrolet, Chevrolet, Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Embassy Suites, adidas, The Nelson Company, Bikeland, Effex Management Solutions, Drury Inn & Suites, Marble Slab Creamery, Igi Playground and Bradbury Brothers.

Recreational Soccer

1518 players

177 teams

161 coaches


1,837 registrants

16 camps (6 different venues)

10% increase growth from 2015-16

5 new camps in 2016

Market Training

Girls – Grace Morris, Abigail Koehn, Peyton Graves, Ximena Hammeken, Rylie Graves, Reese Rupe, Ellen Persson, Samone Knight, Alexis Fowlkes, Sydney O’Shea, Sydney Thibodaux, Sophia Dean, Kayla Zimny, Michelle Polo, Madeline Ellis, Ashlyn O’Shea, Krista Peterson, Sara Engles.

Boys – Tony Bazan, Qasir Morton, Cesar Onut, Siddiq Lezzar, Cesar Cordova.

“It has been another great year with further developments across the club, thus expanding our footprint in the Houston soccer community.  We will look to continue to expand our operational areas in 2017 and continue to serve our Texas Rush families with an excellent soccer program.  The youth soccer landscape continues to change yearly and next year will be no different with some new and exciting challenges.”  Don Gemmell, Technical Director.

College Showcase Events – Fall 2016

The DA Boys competed at the Development Academy Winter Showcase – Premier Sports Campus, Lakewood Ranch, FL, December 1-5.

The ECNL Girls competed at the ECNL Composite NC Showcase – Greensboro, NC, December 2-4.


U18 Texas Rush vs Carolina Rapids 1-2 Lost (Kevin Flores)
U18 Texas Rush vs. Santa Cruz Breakers 4-1 Won (Kevin Flores 1, Koby Carr 3)
U18 Texas Rush vs. Boca United 1-0 Won (Dadwin Hernandez)

U16 Texas Rush vs. Carolina Rapids 3 – 3 Tie (Cameron Phillips 1, Colton Stanley 2)
U16 Texas Rush vs. Bethesda SC 1 – 2 Lost (Cameron Phillips)
U16 Texas Rush vs. Charlotte Soccer Academy 0 – 2 Lost

Showcase Record:

U18:  W2-L1-T0

U16: W0-L2-T1


’02 ECNL Texas Rush vs. ’01 Boca United Composite 0-0 Tie
’02 ECNL Texas Rush vs. ’01 West Florida Flames Composite 6-1 Won
’02 ECNL Texas Rush vs. ’01 Ohio Elite Soccer Academy Composite 5-0 Won

’98/99 Texas Rush ECNL Composite vs. ’98/99 Minnesota Thunder ECNL Composite 0-2 Lost
’98/99 Texas Rush ECNL Composite vs. ’98/99 FC Boston ECNL Composite 1-0 Win
’98/99 Texas Rush ECNL Composite vs. ’98/99 West Florida Flames Composite 4-0 Win

Showcase Record:

’02 ECNL: W2-L0-T1

’98/99 Composite: W2-L1-T0

ECNL Phoenix Showcase 2016

Three ECNL teams traveled to Phoenix, AZ to play in the Phoenix Showcase (Reach Complex), November 11-13, 2016.  Over 200+ college coaching staff were present watching games throughout the event and the club came away with an overall record of 4-3-2.

00 ECNL Girls

Won 2-1 vs. Birmingham United

Lost 1-2 vs. Heat FC

Lost 1-4 vs. Charlotte Soccer Academy


01 ECNL Girls

Won 2-1 vs. Utah Avalanche

Tied 1-1 vs. Atlanta Fire

Tied 0-0 vs. Boca United


98/99 ECNL Girls

Lost 0-4 vs. Real Colorado

Won 2-1 vs. Eclipse Select

Won 3-2 So Cal Blues


“The trip was extremely positive for the ECNL Program.  The complex and playing surfaces were superb, we encountered great competition outside of our regular conference and the teams had many opportunities to play in front of college coaches from around the country.  All three teams performed very well and there was interest for a couple of our players from their respective national team programs.  The club looks forward in continuing to work with the ladies in terms of the college recruiting process.”  Nick O’Shea, Director of Coaching – ECNL.


Texas Rush Alumni Fall Season 2016

The Texas Rush are extremely proud of the following alumni players still having success at the collegiate level.  The College Advisory Program is sponsored by Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and administered by Sport Source.


Angel Lopez
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Business Management
Record: 1-1-1


Taylor Renée Peimbert
University of Texas at Tyler
Record: 6-2-0


Alberto Carmona García
Kenyon college
Record: 8-0-2


Conner Haney
John Brown University
Business Administration
Record: 9-1-1


Alexander Reyes
Marshall University
Record: 6-6


Brandon Guhl
Southern Methodist university
Record: 4-8-0


Jeremy Colvin
Princeton University
Record:  5-4-1

Payton Miller

Xavier University
Engineering Physics
Record: 6-2-3


Ryan Stinebaugh
Carnegie Mellon University
Mechanical Engineering
Record: 9-1-1


Alison Robinson
University of Tampa
International Business and Marketing
Record: 3-3-1


Jamie Hayes
Lyon College
Undecided Major
Record: 5-1-5


Grace Piper
Texas A&M university
Biomedical Sciences
Record: 7-5-1


Sommer Stanley
Baylor University
Record: 10-4-1


KC Onuoha
Carleton College
Chemistry / Pre-Medicine
Record: 7-4-3


Hunter Hayden
United States Air Force Academy
Record: 9-3

Sonia Johnson
DePaul University
Psychology; Minor in Spanish
Record: 8-2-5


Dylan Waugaman
Oregon State University
Record: 4-3-6


Emmanuel Alvizo
University of the Incarnate Word
Electrical Engineering
Record: 4-2-6


Mitch Ostrowski
Butler University
Record: 11-5-1 (#18 NCAA Ranking)

Sponsored By:



Michaela Abam
West Virginia University
Athletic Coaching and Education
Record: 21-1-2

“It’s outstanding that our club alumni are doing well both on and off the field of competition and enjoying their college careers.  We wish them well in closing out the fall season and possibly qualifying for post-season play.”  Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations / CAP Director.


Additional Texas Rush Players Commit To College


Kate Tatum

Kate Tatum – Texas Rush Kingwood 96/97 Girls

College: York College, Nebraska (NAIA)

Head Coach:  Jamie Bell, Director of Coaching – Kingwood

York College of Nebraska 2016



Enrique Gonzalez – Texas Rush 97/98B U18 Boys

College: University of St. Mary, Kansas (NAIA)

Head Coach: Nigel Vaughan, Director of Coaching – Senior Boys

U of St. Mary Logo 2016

“I am delighted for Tatum (Kate) to be taking the next step in her life onto College. She has been a pleasure to coach and a player that has always given her best for the team and club. She knows that there is a lot of hard work in front of her and I am confident that with her personality and passion for the game, she will be successful as a student and an athlete. We are excited as a program as Kate is the 1st player from the Kingwood program to commit to college since its induction last August. Well done Tatum!”  Jamie Bell, Director of Coaching – Kingwood.

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“I have known and coached Enrique (Gato) for five years and I have seen him develop into a respectable young man and a very good goalkeeper. He is well liked and has worked very hard within the club competing for the U18 Boys. I wish Gato every success in his collegiate career and I have confidence he will succeed both academically and athletically at the University of St Mary.” Nigel Vaughan, Director of Coaching – Senior Boys.

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The College Advisory Program is brought to you by Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.