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Where are they now?

Becky Edwards started playing organized soccer at age five. ...more

Andrew Kummerer made Gene Walker’s U-9 travel team when he was 7 years old. ...more

Kate Seibert, from West Bradford Township, began playing for Spirit in 1991. ...more  

ALUMNI NEWS

11/9/2010—Strunk named PL Defensive Player of the Year
Spirit alumni, Kevin Strunk was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year at Lehigh. [read more].

11/2/2010—Farrelly Named ACC Offensive Player of the Year
Former Spirit United Gaels Team Member, Sinead Farrelly, Named ACC Offensive Player of the Year [read more].

10/26/2010—Thompson made his first career start
Former Spirit United player Mike Thompson was making his first career start in goal for DeSales University, made a diving stop to his left on penalty kick to preserve the one-goal lead. Thompson finished with five saves.  [read more]

10/25/2010—Carr, Commonwealth Conference Goalie of the Week
Former Spirit United player Eric Carr continued to keep the ball out of the Elizabethtown net this past week. After earning Commonwealth Conference Player of the Week honors a week ago, Carr backed up his award with two more shutouts this week to give him four in a row. [read more]

10/22/2010—Strangeway scored his first goal
Former Spirit United Premier team player Sean Strangeway under Joe Levan and Mark Weinmann scored his first college goal and had an assist  for Millersville University in a PSAC conference game against #12 Gannon University. [read more]

9/30/2010—Goalie wins first career start
Brendan Birmingham made his first college start (regular season) last night and recorded a win. Brendan played for the Spirit United Premier ’90 coached by Joe Levan and Mark Weinmann. [read more]
9/29/2009—Dominic Skrajewski (Premier) scored his first collegiate goal for UMass!
9/19/2009—Ben Miller, Joe Sales and Malcolm LeBourne (Premier) are freshman at Drexel this fall. Each of them has wasted no time contributing to the team. They are all off to a great start and we are looking forward to following them through out the fall.
Rookie LeBourne Scores Twice in Dragons' Soccer Six Win Over La Salle

ALUMNI DIRECTORY

Players: If you had played for one season under Spirit United SC then you are qualify to be an Alumni. The main purpose is to connect you with other alumni and the club. Only you name, team name, year, and college will be display on the Alumni page. The rest of your contact information can only be view by Alumni who had registered. The club will send you our monthly newsletter to keep you up-to-date to all the club activities.  Please click "Registration" on the right to Register. Once it's approved, you will be on the list below.

We believed that giving back to the game can only help the next generation of soccer players. If you are interested in coaching, please contact Mary Ellen at maryellen@spiritunited.org

Last First Spirit Team Year College

Adubato

Peter

Premier

2009

Bibbs

Nick

Premier

2009

Rutgers

Birmingham

Brendan

Premier

2009

Penn State University

Broderick

Ryan

Premier

2009

Bux

Aimee

Wildcats

2008

Ball State University

Carr

Eric

Premier

2009

Elizabethtown College

Carroll

Dakota

Wildcats

2008

St. Bonaventure

Edwards

Becky

Lightning, Force, Tarheels

2001

Florida State

Ettinger

Laura

Wildcats

2008

Sienna College

Fessler

Megan

Wildcats

2008

James Madison University

Findlen

Courtney

Gaels

2008

University of Rhode Island

Fiorello

David

Premier

2009

Virginia Tech

Hagelin

Rob

Spirit United Fury, Spirit United Force

2000

Widener University

Jappah

Joe Joe

Premier

2009

Mercer County CC

Kaminski

Paige

Surge

2009

Penn State Altoona

Kass

Jason

Premier

2009

Kenyon College

LeBourne

Malcolm

Premier

2009

Drexel University

Markley

Erika

Wildcats

2008

North Carolina State

Mento

Lauren

Wildcats

2008

Bloomsburg

Miller

Nicolette

Wildcats

2008

Undecided

Miller

Ben

Premier

2009

Drexel University

Monaghan

Brittney

Wildcats

2008

Undecided

Moyer

Dana

Wildcats

2008

Lafayette College

Nordtveit

Kim

Wildcats

2008

Ohio University

Obrant

Jordan

Premier

2009

Ramirez

Casey

Wildcats

2008

Syracuse University

Reeder

Annie Kate

Wildcats

2008

Trinity

Reilley

Devin

Premier

2009

Stockton College

Ryan

Erin

Wildcats

2008

Villanova University

Sales

Joe

Premier

2009

Drexel University

Shirey

Carolyn

Surge

2009

Virginia Tech

Sipe

Leah

Wildcats

2008

Messiah

Skrajewski

Dominic

Premier

2009

University of Massachusetts

Solimeo

Andrew

Premier

2009

West Chester University

Stahler

Eric

Premier

2009

Stemler

Breanna

Wildcats

2008

University of Delaware

Strangeway

Sean

Premier

2009

Thompson

Allison

Destruction

2002

Penn State University

Tweneboa

Frank

Premier

2009

Mercer County CC

Verdeur

Megan

Wildcats

2008

Villanova University

Winthrop

Zachary

Premier

2009

Lafayette College

The Sidekicks were one of the strongest teams that came through the Spirit United Club. Approximately 50 boys came out for the two new U-9 teams in the spring of 1990. Midway through the tryouts I knew that these guys were going to be something. The Sidekicks went on to win the Delco Championship. The following spring they were the first Spirit team to travel to Richmond and they won the Jefferson Cup (91). They followed their success as they went undefeated the Delaware Spring League that spring.

The Sidekicks were composed of players who were committed to playing the best they could be in every match. (The ’Kicks have had a girl and a Finnish exchange student on the roster) The next three years they went undefeated in Delco League play. Tournament successes in Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania came from the commitment to play the best and be at the top of their game.

Spirit tournaments usually saw the ‘Kicks face strong opponents, once they hosted and defeated a side from Toronto. Perhaps the game most often recalled is when facing a 7 goal differential and playing York United for the Spirit Classic championship, the Sidekicks went onto a 8-0 amazing victory and the title. Still another Spirit Classic was a win in a double OT last second break a-way goal.

The Sidekicks played EPYSA state cups often going to the final four teams. Indoor soccer play found them winning in many arenas in the region ,playing up on occasions, especially at WCU tourneys. In a three year run the ‘Kicks reached the EPYSA Indoor Cup finals to loose in OT, return the next year and win in a 20 hour day with an OT goal, and then return to the final four the following year.

The Sidekicks players went onto success in their scholastic soccer careers. Eventually seven players were core members of the TWO Time State Championships at Downingtown HS. Many of them played college soccer - Drexel, St. Josephs, Villanova, Susquehanna, Messiah, Hobart, Rennselear, Helsinki and WCU. The Sidekicks have a player on the MLS New York Red Bulls ( Metro Stars) and another that played in Vietnam (college internship).

The players and families that were part of our Sidekicks were tremendous people. Our successes were part of a special bond. We are still very proud of the team.

Tom Farley
Sidekicks 1990-1997

 

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