Monday, October 6, 2014

Catching Up With Angela Rodriguez

Seeing former Milwaukee hoops star Angela Rodriguez make the final roster for the Mexico National Team was special for her and for the program. The possibility of seeing a former Panther as a possible Olympian is pretty impressive. Her new team starts a month of training in Atlanta beginning today, before returning to Mexico to begin playing more games versus outside competition.

The UWM Athletic Communications Office has been in touch with Angela and she shared some videos of her team that we wanted to pass along. Most of it is not done in English (outside of the comments from the head coach), but there are certainly highlights featuring Rodriguez and her play.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Information on the "Milwaukee Cup March"

Note: The following event is being held in conjunction with the Milwaukee/Marquette game Wednesday. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is not affiliated with the event. The Athletics Communication Office is providing the information due to requests received from fans of the soccer program. The following is from the website: http://www.milsoccerdg.org

The Milwaukee Soccer Development Group is uniting the local soccer community in an event that is being christened the "Milwaukee Cup March" for the Marquette University vs. Milwaukee Men’s NCAA soccer game on Wednesday, September 17th.

MSDG is pleased to announce the hosting of a soccer march at Twisted Fisherman Crab Shack for the UW-Milwaukee (UWM) Vs Marquette University (MU) men’s soccer game. With the game starting at 7 p.m., the tailgate starts at 5 p.m. The Twisted Fisherman Crab Shack is located at 1200 W. Canal Street, just a few blocks away from Valley Fields where the game is being played. The tailgate is a followup to MSDG’s Professional Soccer in Milwaukee symposium held on July 15th at Milwaukee City Hall. The tailgate and march is a challenge to the local soccer community to unite and show its strength of support for professional outdoor soccer in Milwaukee. Each year, the UWM and MU men’s soccer teams battle for the Milwaukee Cup trophy. The match stands as one of the few examples of a true derby in American soccer and their soccer rivalry is also one of the oldest, dating back to 1973.

The Milwaukee Cup March is not only a chance to support local soccer but also demonstrate Milwaukee’s desire for a professional outdoor soccer team, and will also include a Q&A with select members of the local soccer community. After the discussion, soccer fans will march to the Marquette fields west on Canal Street. The Milwaukee Cup is the highest level of outdoor soccer in Milwaukee and the goal will be to sell out this game and in doing so prove that Wisconsin is ready for a professional outdoor team.

The Twisted Fisherman will donate a portion of the proceeds towards MSDG’s goal of raising funds to properly convert a set of unused tennis courts to soccer courts in the Greater Milwaukee Area. Court conversion includes new line painting, goals and signs. MSDG is also hosting a 3v3 tournament on Saturday, October 11th at the Burnham Park Tennis Courts for the same cause.

Anyone interested in media coverage, sponsorship, or further information about MSDG’s Milwaukee Cup March should inquire via email to jmoran@milsoccerdg.org.

Milwaukee Soccer Development Group is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded in 2012. The mission of MSDG is to promote the sport of soccer in the Greater Milwaukee Area by providing opportunities and support for young people at any level to enjoy the game within the community.

Come ready to support your team, wear your soccer shirts, wave your flags, bring your banners, sing your hearts out and become part of this historic local derby between two great Wisconsin D-1 soccer teams.

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Meet and Greet
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Speakers
6:30 pm - 6:45 pm March to Valley Fields
7:00 pm - Kick-off
Cost: The ‘Milwaukee Cup March’ is free but there is cost for the tickets to the game.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Kelly Lewers Featured In "IAMUWM" Video


Senior Kelly Lewers of the Milwaukee women's soccer team is the latest student-athlete to be featured in an IAMUWM video spotlight on UW-Milwaukee's homepage.


Kayla Price Featured in "IAMUWM" Video

Junior Kayle Price of the Milwaukee volleyball team is the latest student-athlete to be featured in an IAMUWM video spotlight on UW-Milwaukee's homepage.

Watch it here:

Laurie Bell Featured in "IAMUWM" Video

Senior Laurie Bell of the Milwaukee men's soccer team is the latest student-athlete to be featured in an IAMUWM video spotlight on UW-Milwaukee's homepage.

Watch it here:

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Watching our former teammate in the Pros

About a week ago, our women's team took an evening away from the preseason training to head to Chicago and watch our former teammate Sarah Hagen (Apple, to us) and her new team FC Kansas City take on the Chicago Red Stars.

We pulled into the parking lot only to see a host of former Panthers and their parents tailgating and getting ready for the big game. 

Although Apple didn't start as her team already clinched second place in the playoffs, she came in during the second half. It was great to see her on the field again and get to watch some professional soccer. After the game, there was a giant crowd all waiting to see the former Panther. We chatted with her for a little bit before she was off signing autographs and taking pictures with some of her fans.

Here are a few photos from the night. 



Monday, June 23, 2014

8 Things About Sarah Hagen

As former Panther standout Sarah Hagen continued her training with the U.S. Women's National Team last week, the team put together a video to help people get to know the rising star.

While many of her answers will come as no surprise to Panther fans who saw her play, take a look and see what "Apple" had to say.