2009 News
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Galaxy Eclipse takes home the trophy
Congratulations to Galaxy Eclipse, which won its U10 bracket at the Eclipse Academy Cup tournament this past weekend.
Well done, girls!

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95 White wins Klein tourney

Eclipse 95B White won the boys high school "Black" bracket at the recent Klein Thanksgiving Tournament. 95 White won all four of its matches and conceded just one goal in winning the tournament.
Congratulations
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Eclipse scores big in cancer fund-raiser

Eclipse Soccer Club players did more than just turn Lost Creek Park pink in October … they helped raise $6,772 for breast cancer support programs during the unique Score for the Cause fund-raiser.   The money came from the sale of pink Score for the Cause T-shirts as well as parent and team donations for goals scored during matches held in October.   

The funds will be used for breast cancer support and awareness programs for women in need, administered by Fort Bend Junior Service League and Eclipse sponsor Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.  And all monies raised will be used right here in Fort Bend County.  Eclipse Soccer Club thanks all the players, parents, team managers, volunteers and others who helped make the inaugural Score for the Cause a real success.  Your generosity is appreciated!


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Eclipse 92B Black shines at showcase
Congratulations to Eclipse 92B Black for an outstanding performance at the Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) Showcase Soccer Series in Raleigh, N.C., on Dec. 11-12.  

Eclipse 92 Black, led by boys Director of Coaching Luis Labastida, turned more than a few heads at the renowned showcase by defeating Chicago Fire Academy 1-0 as well as a team from Virginia, 2-1.    The team is managed by John Carrion. 

The CASL Showcase was held in conjunction with the NCAA Men’s College Cup in nearby Cary, N.C.

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Eclipse 93B Black competes in prestigious Surf Cup
Eclipse 93B Black traveled to San Diego over the Thanksgiving weekend to play in the prestigious Surf College Cup, attended by 350 college coaches from across the United States.  93 Black competed in a bracket with South Bay Force 93, United Futbol Black and Davis SC Legacy, all from California.  The team finished third thanks to a 2-2 draw with Davis SC Legacy and goal differential in its other matches.

Participating Eclipse 93 Black U17 Boys: 7-Andrew “Cody” Amaris (F), 5-William “Mikey” Briggs (D/M), 11-Nico Carvajal (M), 12-Erick Flores (M), 19-Austin Jung (M), 3-Durwesh Khalfe (F), 16-Leland Konstanty (D), 20-Brandon Martin (M/D), 10-Yannis Minetos (M), 15-Patrick Morgan (D), 2-Joey Naymik (K), 23-Erick Reyes (M), 6-Grant Russell (K), 18-Pablo Venturini (F), 13-Jose Vilche (D/M), 17-Brandon Wiles (D).

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Eclipse 99 Black finishes second in Klein tournament


Eclipse 99B Black took second place in the top bracket of the 13th annual Klein Thanksgiving tournament, compiling a 3-0-0 record in pool play with decisive wins over Dallas Texans and Chivas and a hard-fought victory over Houstonians Red.In the final, 99 Black lost a close 3-2 match to LAFC Houstonians.  The team is managed by Mike Briggs.

Photo (left to right): Eric Chiu, Ethan Hunter, Hakon Hanesand, Garrett Urban (being funny), Daniel Shahim, Abdullah Mirza, Christian Murillo, Cody Briggs, Luke Dunn, Ryan Gonzales and Matty Kirk (Trainer & Coach)

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Eclipse alumnus Restrepo honored
Former Eclipse Soccer Club player David Restrepo has been named to the 2009 Centennial Conference
All Academic Honor Roll. 

Restrepo, a starting defender for Haverford College near Philadelphia, was honored by conference officials for his athletic and academic achievements.   Restrepo played in all 17 games this fall for the Fords.  He is pictured here at left scoring the winning goal on a header against Curry College.  Restrepo is a sophomore majoring in urban planning at Haverford.  He is a 2008 graduate of Houston’s St. Thomas High School.

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U15 boys finish first in Division III

The U15 boys recreational team, coached by Martin Thompson, went unbeaten during Fall 2009 and earned a first-place finish in HYSA Division III play.  The team had seven wins and a single draw in eight matches, compiling a goal differential of +17. Congratulations on an outstanding season!

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Eclipse player named to Dynamo Academy team

Congratulations to Ricky Balmaceda of Eclipse 93B Premier, who signed with the Houston Dynamo Academy last week. The 16-year-old midfielder/forward played his first matches with the Dynamo Academy over the weekend. Way to go, Ricky!


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U15 Black goes 'pink'
Eclipse 95B Black poses proudly in the club's Score for the Cause T-shirts after a recent State Classic League match.  The shirts are part of Eclipse Soccer Club's month-long program to raise funds for breast cancer research and awareness.  Eclipse teams are also collecting donations for every goal scored during October, and players are "turning Lost Creek Park pink" by wearing the Score for the Cause shirts during training sessions throughout the month.


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Eclipse 95B White advanced to the finals

of the U15 Silver bracket at the 26th Annual Houston Labor Day Tournament before falling 5-0 to Westside Pumas.  The boys’ second-place finish included round-robin wins over teams from Cy-Fair and West Brazos and a 4-2 win over Lake Jackson SC Freedom in the semi-finals.  For much of the weekend, White was forced to play


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Eclipse 95 White girls off to a strong start

With nine new players on the roster, Eclipse 95 White kicked off its fall 2009 season with a second-place finish in the U15 Open Division of the Texas Rush Cup.In bracket play, 95 White tallied seven goals from six different players to defeat Division 1 teams from Space City and National Fusion, before falling in the finals 2-1 to Dynamo.

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Eclipse teams warm up with hot performances
A number of Eclipse teams turned in stellar performances during preseason tournament play the weekend of Aug. 22-23.   Eclipse 92B Black won all three of its matches in the U18 Cup bracket of the Texas Warm-Up Cup, and Eclipse 95G Black also went 3-0 in the Aggieland Friendship tournament in College Station, playing against U16 teams.

In the Texas Rush Cup, Eclipse 94G White won the U16 Competitive bracket, besting Rush Swoosh in a shootout to clinch the final.  The girls converted all five kicks in the shootout to earn the win.  White’s defense got the job done in bracket play by not conceding a single goal.

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Piña earns spot in US residency program

Fernando Piña, goalkeeper with U17 Eclipse Premier, has been selected to be part of US Soccer's residency program in Bradenton, Fla. This opportunity is limited to the top 40 U17 players in the country. Fernando will be living and training with the USMNT youth program in Florida beginning this fall. Congratulations, Fernando!

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Schuster named to ODP Region III pool

Eclipse 96 Black player Mason Schuster was recently selected to the Region III Olympic Development Program player pool based upon his performance at the regional camp this July in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Mason earned his way to the regional camp by being named to the U13 South Texas ODP first team. Way to go Mason!
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Recreational schedule begins Sept. 12

Recreational coaches, parents and players … mark your calendars for the weekend of Sept. 12-13. That’s when the Eclipse fall recreational season will kick off with matches in First Colony and Sienna Plantation.
The club will e-mail coaches with information about the first weekend’s matches so that details can be passed along to parents and players. The full schedule will be posted on the Eclipse website in September.

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Eclipse 91 Black place 3rd in Southern Regionals
Eclipse U18 boys won 4 games and lost 1 in USYSNC Regional Championships in Dallas June 18-24. They lost in the semifinals to the eventual Regional Champions DSC 90 Green. Along the way they defeated teams from North Carolina, Oklahoma, Arkansas and, in a tense scoreless game, defeated the nationally ranked Dallas Texans 91 Red in a penalty shootout. Congratulations boys on a great Cup run!

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Eclipse 92/93 Premier finish 3rd in Southern Regionals

The U16 boys also finished in the bronze medal position in USYSNC Southern Regionals in Dallas. They won 2 games and tied one in bracket play before defeating Tennessee State Champs KFC 93 Crush Blue in the quarter finals and going out to eventual winners CESA 92 Premier from South Carolina. Congratulations boys on a great Championships!

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Eclipse U13 Boys Win President’s Cup Regional Championships
Eclipse 96 Black won the President’s Cup U.S. Region 3 Championship in South Carolina June 11-14, 2009. The team won all 5 games, with 14 goals for and  goals against. Nicholas Fillip and Trinidad Luna were selected by the coaches as Tournament MVPs. Trinidad had 10 assists on the weekend and Nicholas, our center defender, scored 6 of the team’s 14 goals - one in every game and both goals in the final. 5 of his 6 goals were headers off of corner kicks. For more information see the Coach Steve's blog at http://web.me.com/sm62/Eclipse_96_Black .

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U16 Eclipse Premier 92/93 win State!
Eclipse 92/93 Premier U16 boys won USYSNC State Finals over the June 6-7 weekend. With two wins and a loss they went into their final game against the Indios from El Paso in first place tied on points with the Indios. The final game was an exciting finish to the weekend's games with Eclipse prevailing 3-2 to take the State title. Congratulations to the boys who advance to Regionals in Dallas on June 18-24.

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Eclipse U13 Boys win Presidents Cup State Finals
The Eclipse 96 Black won the President's Cup State Championship on May 23-24. The team won the championship with a solid defense that held opponents to only 1 goal over the 10 game cup play, while scoring 22 goals against their opponents. The team was undefeated, with 8 wins and 2 draws. The boys travel to Greer, South Carolina to compete in the U.S. Regional Championship June 11-14, where the President's Cup state champions from 12 states meet for a festive tournament to crown a U.S. Regional champion.  Good luck in South Carolina, boys!



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Eclipse 96 Girls win Albion Memorial Day Tournament
Eclipse 96 Red girls finished out their U13 year by winning the rain-shortened Albion Memorial Weekend tournament.  After an opening 3-0 win against Austin United Capital Blue team, Eclipse trailed 0-1 at halftime of their second game against Texas Nationals, but then exploded for 4 goals in the final 30 minutes to prevail 4-1.  Facing a Division 1 team (Austin United Capitals Navy) on Sunday morning, the girls continued their excellent play (despite a heavy rain for 10 minutes) and prevailed 2-0 to advance to the Championship game.  When a lightning and rain storm submerged the Zube Park fields, we were declared the U13 Girls Champion, amassing 28 points to the second place Nationals with 17 points.  


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Eclipse 94 Girls place second in Albion Memorial Day Tournament
Eclipse 94 Red girls finished out their U15 year with a second place finish in the Albion Memorial Weekend tournament.  After an opening 0-0 tie against the Div 1 Classic AHFC 94G Black.  The team also tied AHFC White, and Austin Capital BLUE team to get to the finals after a three way tie for second place.  In the final game the ladies lost to Div 1 Texas National 2-0. Thanks to Nathan, and Bob for training us well.


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Eclipse 94 G-01 advances in South Texas Cup

The INFERNOS! Eclipse 94 G-01 qualified for the South Texas Cup Eastern District tournament May 16-17 with a record of 4-2.  The girls secured their place in the tournament with a dominating 4-1 victory over the Sugar Land Express in their final qualifying match.


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Eclipse 98 Red Boys runners up in Tax Tournament

Despite the rain, wind, & muddy conditions, The 98 Red U11 Boy's team won three games in the Tax Time Tournament at George Bush Park on April 25-26, 2009. They ended the tournament with the SECOND place trophy in the silver bracket.What a great accomplishment for the 98 Red U11 Boy's team. They scored a total of 12 goals in 4 games and only had 7 goals against them. WAY TO GO RED. Special thanks to Trainers/Director Luis, Bobby, and Andy as well as Managers John and Adrian.

96 Grey advances in South Texas Cup     
Eclipse 96 Grey finished first in 2009 South Texas Cup qualifying with a 6-1 record, earning the right to represent HYSA in the Eastern District tournament May 16-17.  The girls clinched the top spot by coming back from a 2-0 deficit in their final qualifying match against a team from Sugar Land Soccer Club, scoring three goals in the final 20 minutes to win 3-2.  Grey conceded a league-low five goals in seven matches this spring while scoring 16.  This is the second straight year that Grey has advanced to the South Texas Cup Eastern District tournament.

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Eclipse 97 White Girls

Want to thank you for participating in their food drive. They collected 691 food items and spent Saturday April 25 at the East Fort Bend Food Pantry sorting, counting and distributing the food they collected.


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Eclipse U18 Boys Qualify for State Finals

For the second year in a row Eclipse 91 Black U18 Boys are National Cup Eastern District Champions and qualify for State Finals in Austin on Memorial Weekend.  Congratulations boys!



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Easter Tournament Champs!

Congratulations to Eclipse 97 Black girls for winning their division in the 16th Annual Houston Easter Invitational!  This was their first tournament on the big field, playing up in the U13 age group.  Not only they loved the big field, they won four games in a row!  They won the final after two 10-minute overtime periods and scoring the winning goal with 25 seconds to go!  Additional information on the team’s endeavors and accomplishments can be found on their website at: http://www.thebeautifulgameworld.com/


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Mason Schuster a U11 player who plays on the U13 Black team for Eclipse and selected for the U15 Dynamo Academy team, has just been selected for the first team 96 ODP.  Mason has been trained by Jimmy O'Sullivan for the past three years with Eclipse Soccer Club.
Congratulations Mason!!


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Eclipse Soccer Club would like to congratulate 

Nico Carvajal & Matt Salazar (U16 BLK) for their placement on the STYSA ODP (Olympic Development Program) first team.

95 Black
Congrats to Christian Camera, Carlos Betancourt, Andres Rodriguez (2nd team), Matt Hanel (2nd team), Marco Heredia (2nd team).

96 Black
Mason Schuster, Gabriel Camera, Dwada Faye.


Nico Carvajal

Matt Salazar

These players have been involved through the whole tryout process, their hard work and dedication has payed off!!!  

GREAT JOB BOYS!!!!!!
Best of Luck!!!

Luis Labastida


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Eclipse Places Girls On Every Age Group State Team!

Eclipse would like to congratulate the following players for making this years ODP State team. The players will travel to Alabama for region camp in the summer and will compete against other state teams to try and be selected for the region team. Congratulations to everyone for all their hard work throughout the tryout process. Your efforts have paid off.
 

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STATE TEAM
Nico Carvajal
Matt Salazar

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STATE TEAM
Christian Camera
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STATE TEAM

Carlos Betancourt
Matt Hanel
Andres Rodriguez
Marco Heredia
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GROUP

Gabriel Camera
Dwada Faye
Mason Schuster
         

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STATE TEAM

Hannah Gordon
Megan Kinneman

93
STATE TEAM

Mackenzie Kahan
Eilleen Saa
Jenna Saleh

 

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STATE TEAM

Katherine Betancourt
Jillian Lutz
 

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STATE TEAM

Caroline Carvajal
Tory Diehl
Tiffani Echeverria
Jacquelyn Parker

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Sevie Cole

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Eclipse U12 Boys win Texas Heat Wave Tournament

Eclipse U12 Black won the Texas Heat Wave Winter Tournament.  The team was a mixture of the U12 Black team and other players from the U12 and U11 age group who played their first ever 11v11 format.  Congratulations boys.


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Eclipse 96 Boys White win Texas Heatwave Tournament
Eclipse U13 White Boys went undefeated and won their Bracket (U13 White) at the Texas Heat  Wave Winter Tournament this past weekend. Their scores  were 4-0, 4-1, 3-0 and 2-0.  Congratulations boys


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The Board of directors of Eclipse Soccer Club

 is very pleased to announce two key appointments in our training staff. Joining Mac McCallum, current Girls Director of Coaching, will be Luis Labastida, as Boys Director of Coaching, and David “Eddie” Edwards as Academy Director of Coaching. There is an extremely strong sense of loyalty and ownership to the Club and its success, shared by all three directors of coaching, with an understanding that they have the opportunity to create a very special soccer environment, taking the club to the next level.
 

   Luis Labastida

These changes will take effect on March 1, 2009. During the next few weeks Luis will begin the integration process of being at the fields meeting parents and players but maintaining his duties as Academy Director. During the spring season he will continue to support the Academy program with sessions and game coverage and boys teams when available or necessary. Eddie will work with the Academy training staff to continue to build momentum in the program.


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Eclipse Soccer Club would like to WELCOME
Eclipse Premier 92/93. This team joins the Eclipse program as of the Spring 2009 season.


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Eclipse Premier 92/93 Goalkeeper FERNANDO PINA reports to

US NATIONAL TEAM camp this week.  Pina, who attends Challenge High School and is currently with Eclipse 92/93 and the Houston Dynamo Academy, is looking to establish himself as the U-15 US National Team Goalkeeper and work his way to the top.
BEST OF LUCK PINA!!!!!

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Congratulations to the Lunar 00 U9 Boys

who are off to a good start this Spring.  They took 3rd place at the Texans Madness Spring Cup and second place in the Nike Premier Spring Cup Gold bracket.  Next up....DTA Elite Invitational Tournament in Austin.  Let's hope the trend continues.

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The girls training staff along with the entire club would like to congratulate the 98 Grey girls on their recent victory at the Winter Classic tournament in New territory
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Eclipse 95 Black wins the U14 bracket in the Invitational tournament!
Congratulations to Eclipse 95 Black who won their bracket in the Eclipse Invitational Tournament.  The team showed character and rose to the top of the bracket, winning 3 games with 1 tied.  Team is managed by Alex Carvajal and John Ryder, and coached by Mac McCallum.  Sally Dilick not shown in picture.
Well done girls!

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The girls of the Eclipse 96 Black team are the champions of the U13Girls

National Flight at the Eclipse Invitational Tournament held Jan 30-Feb 1, 2009. With 2 wins and 2 ties, they did not allow a goal over the 4 games.


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The U13 Eclipse 96 Black

  
 

The U13 Eclipse 96 Black boys team played up in the older U14 Presidents Bracket at the Eclipse Invitational January 31 - February 1 and won the 6-team bracket championship. The Eclipse 96 Black boys spent the weekend playing opponents that were bigger, stronger, and faster. The team used superior skills, intelligent play, and inspirational performances by their tournament MVP, goalkeeper  Nick Broussard, to overcome their larger opponents. The team is now undefeated through 7 games since the New Year and tournament champions in both the Eclipse Invitational and the Texan Madness Tournament the weekend of January 24.  The team is trained by Jimmy O'Sullivan.
 


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