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FOSC GU18 Red Premier
FOSC Girls Solidify Plans for Soccer in College

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On Wednesday, February 4th 11 members of the FOSC GU18 Red Premier "Swarm" team signed their National Letters of Intent to continue their soccer careers at the college level.
Of the 11 players signing on Wednesday, seven will be playing at the Division 1 level and three at the Division 2 level. Two other members of the team that are currently juniors have already committed to play at the Division 1 level and will sign their Letters of Intent in February of 2016. The remaining two members of the team are currently finalizing their college plans.

Madi Kah who has played with the Swarm since the team was formed at U8 adds that “a lot of the credit has to go to our trainer Kurt Fischer. He worked very hard to prepare us to have this opportunity. He also spent so much time on the phone and in person talking to college coaches and helping each of us find the best college fit. As a team we can’t thank Kurt enough!”

2015 Signees
Emily Calvani – Xavier University
McKenzie Chappell – Malone University
Holly Denny – University of Southern Indiana
Madi Kah – Ohio University
Morgan Langhammer – University of Evansville
Stacie Morris – Cleveland State University
Annika Pater – Eastern Kentucky University
Katie Ravenna – Wake Forest University
Danielle Ruffalo – University of Dayton
Evie Stepaniak – Cincinnati State University
Abby Tamm – Ohio Dominican University

2016 Verbal Commitments
Malia Berkely – Florida State University
Kayln “KK” Smith – Cleveland State University


Kurt Fischer – Trainer/Coach

FOSC GU18 Red Premier "Swarm" girls (as shown in photo above):

Front Row (left to right): KK Smith, Abby Tamm, Stacie Morris, Morgan Langhammer, Emily Calvani, Evie Stepaniak

Back Row (left to right): Kate Bach, Annika Pater, Holly Denny, Katie Ravenna, Madi Kah, Dani Ruffalo, McKenzie Chappell
Cody Busam
FOSC's Cody Busam travels with ODP Regional B99 team to Costa Rica Tournament
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Jan 2015: After representing Ohio South on ODP's Region II Boys 99 team during the IMG Interregional tournament in Sarasota, Florida in December 2014, FOSC's own Cody Busam (BU15 Red Premier) has been selected to play internationally in Costa Rica this February as part of the 2015 Boys Costa Rica ODP International Tour.

With a roster made up of BU15 players from all over Region II (Ohio, Iowa, Michigan, Kentucky, Nebraska, etc), the Region II team will play against top Costa Rican teams that age group. Cody is one of four players from Ohio attending this event and is the second FOSC player in recent times to play in Costa Rica (Malia Berkely also played with the GU17 ODP Regional team in 2014).

For updates on the BU15 ODP Regional team's progress, visit the Ohio South's ODP page and ODP Region II's site for more info. Congratulations Cody and best of luck in the tournament!
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Cody Busam (first row, second from right) shown with ODP Region II B99 team in Florida.
Michaela Begley
FOSC's Michaela Begley to play for Johnson University
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Nov 2014: FOSC GU18 White player Michaela Begley (senior at Talawanda) has signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Johnson University in Tennessee. Johnson University is a Division II school playing in the National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association. Michaela is shown at the signing ceremony with her parents, Joy and Mark Begley.
Photo credit: Bob Ratterman 2014
2014 ODP Players Representing FOSC in the ODP State Pool
Congrats to the following FOSC players for their 2014 ODP performance and advancing to the ODP State Pool program. We wish them luck as they continue their ODP training.

2002 boys
Isaiah Neal U12 Red
Henry Hamersky

2002 Girls
Lauren Piatt U12 White

2001 Boys
Brennan Gallo U13 Red
William West U13 Red
Nathan Henke U13 Red
Quin Flaspohler U13
Kelley Smith U13 Red

2000 Boys
Nolan Caudill U14 Red
Stephen Hobson U14 Red
Austin Thompson U14 Red
Zachary Powell U14 Red
Hunter Graves U14 Red
Brac Richardson U13 Red
Dominic Ruffolo U13 Red

1999 Boys
Cody Busam U14 Red
Nathan Neal U14 Red
Alex Snell U14 Red

1999 Girls
Amber Knodel U14 Red

1998 Boys
Josh Neal U17 Red
Malia Berkely
Ranked #16 in the nation, Malia returns from Costa Rica performance
Malia_USNWCAfter being selected to represent FOSC and the Ohio South region of US Youth Soccer on the regional and national GU16 ODP teams, participating in the US Women's National U15 Team Training Camp (Chula Vista, California) in 2013, FOSC's own Malia Berkely was selected to travel with the US Youth Soccer ODP Region II U17 National team to Costa Rica for the USYSA Girls International Tournament in February 2014.

During this event, the US Region II team prevailed against Saprissa, Arsenal and the Costa Rica U17 National team. Malia earned the prestigious "Golden Boot" award with five goals and an assist during 3 games including the inning goal vs Costa Rica in a 2-0 win.

Malia's team won all three of their games without giving up a single goal and were the overall event winners.

While not on the field in Costa Rica, the US team performed community service for underprivileged children and assisted with a child care organization during one of the days on the trip.

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Malia's mother Nicole summed up the experience: "Malia's opportunity to play in Costa Rica has been truly an amazing journey for a young lady who has worked very hard through the youth soccer ranks to enable herself to be in a position to be invited to one of these events."

Currently, Malia is ranked 16th nationally on Top Drawer Soccer most recent IMG Top 150 national ranking of U16 players and plays with the FOSC GU17 Red Premier "Red Swarm".

This system is used by ODP, ECNL and college recruiters as the nation's top players move through the US Soccer program and is considered the premier site for boys and girls soccer rankings worldwide.

This is an outstanding accomplishment and places her among the top players in her age group nationwide. Way to go Malia! FOSC congratulates Malia on her hard work and wish her continued success.

Click here to read more about the rankings on the Top Drawer Soccer IMG Top 150 national ranking system.

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Post-game interview in Costa Rica
Sadie Schumann
Schumann signs with University of Southern Indiana
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March 2014: Senior Sadie Schumann (FOSC GU18 Red) will be one of seven Freshman joining the University of Southern Indiana Eagles women's squad in the Fall of 2014. Congratulations to Sadie on this exciting opportunity!
Kayte Osterfeld
Osterfeld will play for the NKU Norse!
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Feb 2014: FOSC's own Kayte Osterfeld has made her choice of Northern Kentucky University official, signing with their program.

Kayte continues her club career this spring with FOSC's GU19 Red team. When asked about her daughter's opportunity with the NKU Norse, Kayte's mother Renee adds " Kayte's motto has always been "Give 110% and never stop working hard!"

Congratulations and best of luck at NKU!
Alex Powell
Alex Powell selected to attend US National GU15 Training Camp in Arizona
A_PowellCongratulations to FOSC's own Alex Powell who has been selected to represent Ohio South / Olympic Development Program Region II at the Girls U15 National Training camp in Phoenix, Arizona.

The camp, held Jan 29 - Feb 3 features top players from the four US ODP regions. Way to go Alex!