Dec. 12, 2012 - Penn Fusion staff, players, and families congratulate our very own SHAWN FERRIS on his selection as2012 Girls Travel Coach of the Year by Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association. This award comes as no surprise to those of us at Penn Fusion who work with Shawn to provide an elite soccer opportunity for area youth. Shawn has coached at the youth level for over 20 years. His 10 plus years of college coaching experience includes the start up of men’s and women’s NCAA programs which quickly advanced to the NCAA playoffs. Shawn holds both a Director of Coaching Certificate and NSCAA Advanced National Diploma.
Shawn joined Penn Fusion Soccer Academy in its inaugural season as part of the joint venture with Spirit United, the club where Shawn began both his playing and coaching careers. In 2012, Shawn coached the Penn Fusion ’92 Gaels to their sixth consecutive EPYSA State Cup title and to the semifinals of the Region 1 Championships. Under Ferris’ tutelage, the Penn Fusion ’92 Gaels also accomplished the following distinctions: 2010 and 2008 US Youth Soccer Regional Finalists; 2009 Region 1 Premier League Champions; and numerous premier tournament titles. Equally important to the future of his players, Coach Ferris works tirelessly to provide each player with the opportunity to continue her soccer career at the collegiate level. His counseling, networking, and total involvement in the college recruitment process enable his players to be successful beyond the youth soccer field. Shawn currently coaches the Penn Fusion ’95 Girls and is the assistant coach for the Penn Fusion ’94 Girls.
ZANDI SELECTED FOR U14 NATIONAL TEAM CAMP
April 10, 2013 - PENN FUSION ECNL U14 player, SYDNEY ZANDI, was selected to attend the U.S. Under-14 Girls’ National Team Training Camp, which will be held in Portland, Oregon from May 12th through May 19th. Zandi was identified as one of the top 100 players in the country in her age group and will now have the opportunity to work with members of the U.S. Soccer coaching staff and compete against other elite players. Congratulations Sydney!
PENN FUSION '97 GIRLS QUALIFY FOR ECNL NATIONAL FINALS
6-23-13: The Penn Fusion '97 Girls ECNL team, U15, is heading to Richmond, Virginia for the 2012/2013 ECNL National Finals from July 10 to July 15! The team qualified for the trip to Richmond with their outstanding performance at the ECNL Playoffs in Denver, Colorado. The team opened play with a 4 -1 win over Ohio Elite and a 1-1 draw against Heat FC. The finished play with a 4-1 win over Sockers FC which qualified them for the trip to the ECNL National Finals and a chance to win the North American League Championship! Congratulations to the players and coaches!
PENN FUSION 97 GIRLS AT ECNL NATIONALS
7-10-13 The PENN FUSION 97 GIRLS begin their quest for an ECNL Championship today in Richmond, VA. The ECNL National event begins with the Rivah Draw and Celebration which will take place on historic Brown’s Island. The keynote speaker for this kickoff event will be Tom Sermanni, Head Coach, U.S. Women’s National Team. Once the draw is completed the Penn Fusion ’97 Girls team will know who they will play in their quest for an ECNL Championship. Good luck players and coaches! Click here to follow the action.
A REMARKABLE SEASON FOR PENN FUSION '98 BOYS
7-26-13: The PENN FUSION ’98 BOYS, U14, finished third at the 2013US Youth Soccer National Championships. The team faced a tough opponent, Michigan Wolves, and lost their final game in round robin play placing them third overall in the nation but, out of contention for the championship game. Their season began with championship wins at several major tournaments and in the spring they were crowned 2013 EPYSA State Cup Champions and 2013 Region 1 Champions. Congratulations to the players, parents, and coaches on a remarkable season!! Penn Fusion would like to congratulate and wish the following Region 1 teams good luck in their USYS Championship games: FSA FC U13 Boys, Dix Hills U15 Boys, Smithtown Arsenal U16 Boys, Lehigh Valley U19 Boys, YMS U14 Girls, and Match Fit U17 Girls.
COONAN AND ZANDI SELECTED TO U14 NATIONAL TEAM CAMP
8-9-13: PENN FUSION is proud to announce that KAILEE COONAN and SYDNEY ZANDI have been selected to the U.S. Soccer U14 Girls’ National Team Camp to be held Sept. 14-21, 2013 in Carson, California. They have been identified as the top playes in their age group and will have to opportunity to work with members of the U.S. Soccer coaching staff and compete against other elite players in their age group. Congratulations girls!
GIRLS HEAD TO ODP INTERREGIONAL TOURNAMENT
11.25.13: The 2013 US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Girls Thanksgiving Interregional takes place Nov. 24-29 in Boca Raton, Florida. Participating teams will be comprised of elite players in the U14-U17 age groups from each region. Representing Region 1 are RACHAEL DORWART, CAYLA DAVIS, CLAIRE MICHELETTI, JAYLYN THOMPSON, CHARLOTTE WILLIAMS and PHOEBE MCCLERNON. Congratulations girls!
COPLEY AND DORWART HEAD TO id2 CAMP
12.3.13: PENN FUSION U15ECNL players CASHLIN COPLEY and RACHAEL DORWART, were selected to participate in US Club Soccer's id2 Program Training Camp from December 12-15 at Grande Sports World in Casa Grande, Arizona. US Club Soccer's id2 National Identification and Development Program provides an opportunity for the top youth soccer players to work with some of the nation's best soccer coaches, play with and compete against the nation's best players, and the opportunity to be scouted for possible inclusion in the U.S. Soccer's National Team programs. Congratulations Cashlin and Rachael!
12.4.13: ASHLYN KEARNEY, PHOEBE MCCLERNON, and MEGHAN MCCOOL, Class of 2016, will be entering the 2013/2014 ECNL season with a major decision made. All three have decided where they are going to spend their college years. Kearney has chosen High Point University while McClernon and McCool will head to University of Virginia. Click here for more! Well done girls!
PA ALL-STATE AND ALL AMERICA HONORS
12.5.13: Congratulations to Penn Fusion players GIANNA YURCHAK, HALEIGH ECHARD, GILLIAN SENCINDIVER, ANTHONY DANIELE, JOEY HANSEN and PATRICK MURPHY for being named to the Pennsylvania All-State Soccer Team. ECHARD, HANSEN and MURPHY were also named to the NSCAA Regional Team. NSCAA All America Team honors were also awarded to HALEIGH ECHARD and JOEY HANSEN. Well done!
DORWART AND MCCLERNON ODP ALL-STARS
12.6.13: Congratulations to RACHAEL DORWART ('99) and PHOEBE MCCLERNON ('97) for being selected to the US Youth Soccer ODP All-Star Team for the 2013Girls Thanksgiving Interregional, which recently took place Nov. 24-29 at Spanish River Athletic Park in Boca Raton, Fla. Of the nearly 300 players that participated in the event, four rosters were constituted based on outstanding performance – one for each of the 1996 through 1999 age groups. Congratulations! Click here for the All-Star rosters.
LET IT SNOW. LET IT SNOW. LET IT SNOW.
12.9.13: The Penn Fusion U15 ECNL Girls opened their ECNL season with a 4-0 home win over local rival FC Bucks. In snowy conditions, the girls took an early lead with Cashlin Copley’s goal in the 7th minute. Gianna Yurchak finished with a great shot from outside the box to give the team a 2-0 half time advantage. In the second half, the girls continued to dominate and the snow continued to fall. Kailee Coonan and Rachael Dorwart scored to make it a 4-0 final. The U16-U18 ECNL teams will begin their ECNL season against FC Bucks on Sunday, December 15.