Chicago, IL - Tim Carter, Director of the Boys Soccer Center of Excellence, was named the U17/18 Central Conference Coach of the Year, The U.S. Soccer Development Academy announced Sunday. Carter won the award for the second consecutive year, as he was also named National Coach of the Year in 2013. Under Coach Carter’s direction, the Sabres advanced to their second straight national quarterfinal appearance after winning their group in the Academy Playoffs. Despite losing many key members from last years runners-up squad, Shattuck-St. Mary’s managed to finish 4thout of 26 teams in the Central Conference.
In addition to coach of the year honors, Ricky Lopez-Espin ’14, Francisco Narbon PG, and Joseph Melong PG were named to the Central Conference Starting IX, which designates the best 11 players in the Central Conference. Together, Narbon and Lopez-Espin combined for six goals during the Sabres’ playoff run. Melong backed SSM in goal, making several key stops to help his team advance to the quarterfinals.
Joe DeMay has been named the Director of the Girl’s Soccer Center of Excellence at Shattuck-St. Mary’s.
DeMay served as the head coach of the Shattuck-St. Mary’s U17 team for the past season which culminated in a 37-10-5 record and a run all the way to the Minnesota State Cup Championship Game. In addition to the State Cup Final, DeMay’s U17 squad won the MRL Premier League spring season with a perfect 9-0-0 record.
“I have enjoyed my first year here at Shattuck-St. Mary’s and am looking stepping into the role of Director.” DeMay said. “We will continue build upon previous success by maintaining our philosophy of developing our young people both on and off the field as well as look at new ways we can improve to give ourselves the best chance to reach our goals.”
Prior to joining SSM in the fall of 2013, DeMay spent seven years as the associate women’s soccer coach at IPFW in Indiana. During his tenure, the Mastodons set a school record for most wins in a season and also became the first IPFW team to reach the Summit League Championship Game. DeMay has over 22 years of coaching experience at the club, ODP, and collegiate levels. Not only has he coached at the collegiate level, he also has a track record of helping his players receive college scholarships. DeMay has a wife Sherri, and two daughters Kate and Harper. Harper is a student at SSM and was on the girl’s U17 team in 2013-14.
To fill out his coaching staff, DeMay has announced the addition of Kristin Haseley as an assistant coach. Haseley is a recent graduate from IUPUI, where she was a goalkeeper and four-year letter winner for the Jaguars.
“We are pleased to add a young, energetic, intelligent coach like Kristin to our staff.” DeMay said. “In addition to her playing experience at the Division I Collegiate level, Kristin also brings a solid coaching background to Shattuck-St. Mary’s.”
Haseley finished her collegiate career ranked among IUPUI’s all-time leaders in matches played (t-4th), goals against average (2nd), and save percentage (5th). Haseley holds a Class E coaching license and National D coaching license and has coached at the club level in Indiana. At SSM, Haseley will serve as an assistant coach and work with the programs goalkeepers. A native of Zionsville, IN, Haseley graduated with a degree in sports journalism in May of 2014.
Westfield, IN - For the second straight year, the SSM Boys U18 team advanced to the Development Academy Finals Week. The Sabres avenged their defeat in the 2013 championship game as they tied the New York Red Bulls, 1-1. Both teams ended the group stage tied with seven points, but SSM held the tiebreaker and would advance based on total goals scored. The Sabres netted 7 goals during the group stage while the Red Bulls scored only 6.
Abdulla Al Kalisy ‘14 opened the scoring midway through the second half but the Red Bulls would draw even not long after. Both teams saw plenty of chances in the final 20 minutes but neither team could find the go ahead goal. SSM keeper Joe Melong PG made some key saves down the stretch, including one in stoppage time.
Shattuck-St. Mary’s will await their fate for their quarterfinal matchup on July 7. Their opponent has not yet been determined.
View a photo gallery from the game here.