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TOPS Program – Woodforest National Bank

The TOPS (Special Needs Program) is coming to the end of another exciting Spring season that has been hosted on a Saturday at Bear Branch Soccer Complex sponsored by Woodforest National Bank.  TOPS is a program designed to give the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl, ages 4 and up, who has a mental or physical disability.  TOPS purpose is to foster physical, mental, emotional growth and development for children with mental and physical challenges.  The game is modified to fit the needs of the players; everyone plays at his/her level.  The ‘rules of the game’ are loosely applied, and the game is played for pure enjoyment.

“The Tops program provides great opportunities through the sport of soccer for all kids to be able to participate in the game at their own speed and level. The enjoyment we see on their faces when scoring goals and playing the game is the reason I along with our many volunteers take part in the program.”  Alison Eisner, Director of TOPS.

“On behalf of the club and the TOPS Program, I would like to thank Woodforest National Bank for their continued support of the club and specifically to the TOPS Program over the last four years.”  Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations.  

Koby Carr – U18 U.S. Men’s National Team

The club is very excited to announce that Koby Carr (U18 DA Boys) has been selected for the U.S. U18 Men’s National Team for the trip to the Slovakia Cup on April 24-28 in Trnava, Slovakia.

The USA begins its quest for back-to-back Slovakia Cup titles in Group B along with Hungary, Belarus, and Slovakia.  The U-18 MNT opens the tournament against Hungary on April 24 at 11 a.m. ET, followed by Belarus on April 25 at 11 a.m. ET, and Slovakia on April 27 at 5 a.m. ET.  The U.S. will wrap up the competition on April 28 in either the final or a consolation bracket, pending the team’s finish in Group B.

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“I was extremely excited when I first received the call. It’s very pleasing to see that all hard work and sacrifices have paid off. I am happy to not only represent Texas Rush, but also my country.  I couldn’t be in this situation without Texas Rush.”  Koby Carr, U18 DA Boys.

“It’s fantastic news to see Koby getting called up for the U-18 U.S. MNT.  He’s an outstanding young man that continues to work hard at his game on a daily basis.  Going to play in a foreign country will be a great experience for him as the standard of competition will be very challenging and very educational.”  Alex Cardenas, Head Coach, U-18 DA Boys.

Shorty’s Plumbing & Drain Doctors – Memorial Day Classic 5 vs. 5 Tournament 2017

The club is very excited to announce that Shorty’s Plumbing & Drain Doctors have renewed their partnership for 2017-18 and will be sponsoring the Memorial Day Classic 5 vs. 5 Tournament.

Tournament Quick Facts

Saturday, May 27, 2017

$200 per team

U7 – U16 (Boys / Girls)

All Ability Levels Welcome

3 Games (minimum)

Bear Branch Soccer Complex (turf)

Shorty’s Plumbing & Drain Doctor’s Contact Information

1920 North Robertson Street, Conroe, TX.

Tel:  (936) 230-2512

www.shortysplumbinganddraindoctors.com

For further questions, please contact the following people:

Milton Arraez, Tournament Director at marraez@texasrush.com

Stuart Taylor, Tournament Administrator at staylor@texasrush.com

“The club is very excited to have Shorty and his family business remain on board and partner with the club.  They have been members of the club for multiple years and remain very active and supportive of all our programs.  We look forward in working with the company over the next 12 months.”  Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations.

3 vs. 3 Turf Cup 2017

The club entertained over 125 teams for the 3 vs. 3 Turf Cup on Easter Saturday at Bear Branch Soccer Complex sponsored by BIKELAND.

Games, Easter egg hunt, juggle club, soccer tennis, dunk tank, live DJ, prizes and awards were offered throughout the day within an action packed festival atmosphere over the ten hour period.

Dance Competition Winners:  Easter Yeti’s

“On behalf of the club I would like to thank all the participants, our event sponsor Bikeland, volunteers, coaching staff, referees, food vendors, Houston Methodist Hospital for making this a very successful event on Easter weekend.  We continue to offer this tournament as it’s very well received by our membership and the local Houston soccer community.  It was a lot of fun for everybody involved.”  Milton Arraez, 3 vs. 3 Turf Cup Tournament Director.

BIKELAND OF THE WOODLANDS

19189 Interstate 45 Suite B
SE corner of I-45 & Research Forest Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77385

Phone: 281-362-9253, 281-364-9253
Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday 10am – 7pm
Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 1pm – 5pm

Sarah Piper – U.S. U18 Women’s National Team

The club is excited to announce that Sarah Piper (U17 ECNL) will be brought into the U18 Women’s National Team Training Center from April 15-22 in Chula Vista, California.  U.S. Soccer Development Coach Jaime Frias will run the camp and has called up 24 players, all born in 2000. This group of players is at the start of a two-year cycle as U-18s before transitioning to U-20s in 2019 and will form the core of the group that will eventually attempt to qualify for the 2020 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

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“It’s great news for Sarah and the club that she has been brought back into the national team environment. Our new relationship with US Soccer as part of the Development Academy will ensure more of our players get the same opportunities. We are very proud of Sara and her accomplishments.”  Nick O’Shea, Director of Coaching – ECNL.

“I am very excited to be representing Texas Rush at camp this April. It is always an honor, but an even better learning experience to be taught by the staff we have here at camp!”  Sarah Piper, U17 ECNL

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.

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’03 ECNL – ECNL Phoenix Showcase 2017

The ’03 ECNL Girls recently returned from Phoenix, AZ after competing in the U14 ECNL Showcase, April 7-9.  The team played three games against quality competition from around the country.  The results were as follows:

Texas Rush 2 vs. Utah Avalanche 3 (L)
Texas Rush 0 vs. Santa Rosa United 0 (T)
Texas Rush 2 vs. FC Nova 1 (W)

Record:  1-1-1

“It was great to see the progress these young players have made this year. In particular, such a strong cohesiveness in the way they defend which has been a focus in training through the winter. Off the field, the girls exemplified our core values of accountability, humility and respect which is equally important when traveling out of state.”   Andrew Squire, Director of Coaching – Jnr. ECNL.

 

Texas Rush Golf Outing 2017

The club entertained a full field of golfers at Woodforest Golf Club on Thursday, April 6, 2017 in perfect playing conditions on a superb, challenging course for the 4th Annual Texas Rush Golf Outing – “Rush To The Green.”

The club would like to thank the golf committee, volunteers, club coaching staff, golf representatives and managers, volunteers, sponsors, Woodforest Golf Club and all the golf participants.

World Cup Sponsors – Effex Management Solutions

MLS Cup Sponsors – DiFusion Technologies Inc, Debra Wymore – Realtor, Traci Voss – Mortgage Originator, Northwest Oral Surgery, United Airlines, PSE Travel, FairClaims Roofing & Construction, IScore Golf, Hand & Stone Massage & Houston Methodist

Event Activities – Raffle, Silent / Live Auction, Hole In One x 2, Big Hitter – Bobbie Bradley, IScore Cannon, Awards & Prizes

Committee Members:  Ursula Masters, Jill Hunter, Carrie Navarro, Sara Krach, Natalie Olivarez, Yeiny Perla, Phil Ebner, Darron Rush, Nigel Vaughan, Diego Lopez-Videla, Brian Civilkas, Michael Quinn & Simon Boddison.

“I would like to thank all those that supported this year’s Texas Rush Golf Outing.  The weather, course conditions were first class and the hospitality provided by Woodforest Golf Club was excellent.  To hold an event of this size requires hard work and dedication from multiple areas of the club and beyond, it was a total team effort.  We look forward to hosting next year’s Houston Dynamo | Dash Golf Outing 2018.”  Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations.

Prizes / Awards

Bob Bennett Award Winners – Effex Management Solutions (2nd Year) – Louis Flory, Bryan Daniele, Jerrid Peyton, George Boyd

D.A.L (Dead Ass Last) – Marco Beijen, Peter Klepeida, Dan George

Longest Putt Men / WomenChad Golson

Longest Drive WomenHope Parker

Longest Drive MenJohn Hargis

Hole In One ShotJohn Hargis

Raffle WinnersClick Here!

GOLF SPONSORS

Texas Rush – Montgomery ’98 Rush vs. Sam Houston State University

The Texas Rush – Montgomery ’98 Boys played Sam Houston State University Men’s Club Team at Pritchett Field losing 1-2 on Friday, March 31, 2017.  Coach Jack Woolsey who currently coaches Texas Rush – Montgomery ’98B team is a former player / coach for the Sam Houston State University men’s team.

Team selected from:  Noble Lindsay, Alex Crafts, Hayden Sutherland, Nathan Christy, Karson Kincannon, Chase Kincannon, Luke Coleman, Enzo Oliveras, Clayton Payne, Cesar Flores, Elliot Sims, Dyson LeVasseur, Tyler Moore, Jackson Andrews and Walter Avila.

“This was a great chance for our seniors on the team to experience the
college level of play and be in that atmosphere.  For some of our younger
players that attended the game it was a great opportunity for them to see
the level of play they need to aspire to.”

Coach Jack Woolsey, Head Coach, Texas Rush – Montgomery ’98 Boys

The College Advisory Program helps to educate and navigate the prospective student-athlete with the process to play soccer at the collegiate level.  The program is brought to you by Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Sport Source.