After many years of club soccer, four State Championships, two Regional Championships, four National Tournament appearances, four National League appearances, and one National Championship, our ’94 Boys are half way through their last year of Crew soccer. The boys have just won the U18 National League with a 100% record and are getting closer to taking the next step of their careers into college. Of the group of players that played with this team, twelve of them are already committed to play college soccer. This is a fantastic achievement for any team, and one that as a club we are very proud of.
The team was coached by Remco Bergsma from U14-U17 and Lewis Robinson at U18, and has consistently been ranked amongst the top five teams in the nation in the last few years. This team is a great story with all but one or two of the boys being local West Michigan players. This team has been playing great soccer for years and they have always had an expectation and a level that is higher than most you will see in West Michigan.
The ’94 team has always had a very high training commitment and participated in many of the top tournaments in the nation such as the Disney Showcase and Blue Chip Showcase, always competing and achieving success at these events. The team’s commitment and hard work was paid off in 2011 when they won a US Club Soccer National Championship, being the first West Michigan team to achieve this. The success on the field allowed for all of the team to have opportunities to play college soccer. We are very proud as a club to see these boys move on and take the next step in their lives pursuing a college degree, and pleased that so many of them will be able to continue playing soccer at the next level. This is a testament to all of the team’s hard work, parental support, and the environment the club has provided.
Below is a detailed list of all players from our ’94 team and where they will be going after graduation. Huge congratulations go to all of the boys, a big thank you to all of the parents of the group for their continued support, and we look forward to following your college careers and continuing our relationship as our graduating class of 2012. Good luck to the boys this spring in their U18 season and hopefully adding to their list of achievements this year!
Luke Bestrom ~ Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI ~ Caledonia HS
Adam Claus (2013) ~ U of Detroit Mercy, Detroit MI ~ Spring Lake HS
Sean Conerty ~ MI State University, Lansing, MI ~ Forest Hills Central HS
Mike Crinion ~ Albion College, MI ~ Jenison HS
Chad Gordon ~ Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI ~ Jenison HS
Matt Harkema ~ U of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI ~ Unity Christian HS
Dewey Lewis (2013) ~ Michigan State, Lansing MI ~ Rockford HS
Taylor Mazurek ~ U of Michigan Ann Arbor MI ~ Brighton HS
Enrique Padilla (U17 Boys) ~ Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI ~ Northview HS
Caleb Postlewait ~ Butler University, Indianapolis, IN ~ Forest Hills Central HS
Chase Rau ~ University of Wisconsin, WI ~ Sparta HS
Nate Rose ~ Oakland University, Oakland, MI ~ Grand Haven HS
Jason Stacy ~ U of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI ~ Forest Hills Central HS
Joe Sweet ~ Concord University, Athens, West VA ~ Lowell HS
Greg Timmer ~ Iowa Western CC, Council Bluffs, IA ~ Unity Christian HS
Juan Torres ~ Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI ~ Northview HS
Jake Vanderlaan ~ Oakland University, Oakland, MI ~ Grand Haven HS
Michael Weber ~ Aquinas College, Grand Rapids Mi ~ St Francis High School