Delta Coastal Sting: My Site News

Christmas Caroling
Friday, December 19
Sting Paying it Forward

Family and friends have long known that the Sting players are a pretty special group of kids. So when the players decided to use their Secret Santa money on others instead of themselves this just reinforced this thought.

On top of using their funds to sponsor a local family thru Delta Assist they also hit the streets on December 16 to sing Christmas carols in the neighbourhood to raise more funds and gather food for what has turned out to be an overflowing hamper for the family.

Being a part of the Sting isnt just about playing high level soccer but also about seeing these young ladies participating in random acts of kindness like this and being a part of the community.

Go Sting!!

Friday, December 19
Happy Holidays

The Sting players want to wish all their family, friends and fans a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

The team is looking forward to getting back on the pitch in the new year after a well deserved break for the holidays.

Go Sting!!

Monday, December 15
Sting Serve up Early Christmas Present

The Sting entered their last match before the Christmas break looking to keep their top three position in the league as they took on Coquitlam MF Kaos. These two teams typically put on a good display of soccer and the Kaos squad were looking to avenge their 2 - 1 loss at home to the Sting earlier in the season. The game started off with the play being hotly contested in the middle third of the pitch as both sides were looking to find ways to break down each others back line. Ten minutes in and the Sting had the first good chance on net. From Brit's swerving corner the ball was knocked out to Mac at the edge of the box but the volley back in curled wide of the far post. The Kaos squad then found themselves with a corner but the high cross to the back post was picked out of the air with confidence by Noor as she continued to show her stellar play in net. Allie and Kylie then teamed up for another effort on net with Allie's run and thru ball getting too tight to the end line and Kylie's effort found the side netting. The balance of the half saw the play switch back and forth and as the first half whistle sounded the Sting knew their best soccer was yet to come. Score at the break Kaos 0 - Sting 0.

At the break the players were very vocal about what they needed to do better in the second half as they took to the pitch with a more determined mindset. Sami got things going as she got good body position and was able to head the ball into the eighteen for Syd but her side footed effort just fizzed by the far post. Some outstanding build up play then saw the Sting's best chance of the match so far when Georgia and Syd got into some nice give and go's with Syd laying the ball back for Allie. Allie's shot was destined for goal just under the bar but a splendid fingertip save by the Kaos keeper saw the shot tipped over the bar. The Sting were relentless in their pressure though and were rewarded for their efforts twenty minutes in. A high ball was flattened out brilliantly by Syd at the top of the Kaos box and then laid back for Sami. Sami made no mistake as she rifled the shot into the top right corner for a screamer of a goal. The Sting came near to doubling their lead just minutes later as Sami's throw found Allie on the left touchline where she crossed the ball into the eighteen for Syd but again Syd's effort was just dragged wide of the post much to the Kaos teams relief. The ref, who didnt have his best game of the day, made numerous perplexing calls on both teams and the Sting felt hard done by when the Kaos player tripped on the ball and was awarded a free kick to Noor's left. This poor call went from bad to worse as the cross into the eighteen was blocked numerous times by some stout defending before it fell to an open Kaos play who prodded the ball in to even the score. So with the Kaos squad getting some momentum the Sting's defensive core of Taylor, Rav, Sami, Mac, Brit and Kass really had to clamp down on the game getting away from the Sting and they did this in spades. So with the Sting's defense soaking up the pressure they rolled the dice and moved one of their holding mids up and this paid dividends. A corner from Brit came out to Allie but the ball was a bit behind her and the shot sailed wide of the upright. With the game looking to be heading for a draw the Sting pulled it out in tremendous style. Kylie, who had just gone in the refs book for a foul, used her body to win the ball in the eighteen yard box and laid the ball back to Allie at the top of the box. A nice left footed shot left the keeper no chance as the ball curled into the top left corner two minutes from time. The Sting were then able to see the rest of the match off and secure the victory. Final score Coquitlam MF Kaos 1 - Sting 2. An exciting second half left the Sting celebrating, post game, as they enjoyed their annual Christmas party in the clubhouse.

The Sting will now enter into the Christmas break and enjoy some well deserved time off before coming back to the pitch in early January to prep for their first match back on the road against the Port Moody Dynamite. Go Sting!!

Tuesday, December 9
Sting in West Vancouver Matchup

After last weekends bye week the Sting were looking forward to getting back into some match play as their extensive road trip continued in West Van against a very tough Rangers squad. Entering the match the Sting were trailing the third place Rangers so a victory here would see them climb into a tie for third with their sister team the Attack. The Sting also welcomed Noor to the team as their new keeper for the season with Alyssa and Evalyn out with long term injuries. The Sting opened the match and had to deal with a strong spell of possession by the home team but some very resilient defending saw the Sting keep their shape and limit the chances to long range efforts that didnt trouble Noor. Haley and Ally got things going for the Sting in the attacking third as some nice build up passing between these two saw Ally's effort fly into the side netting. The Sting then put the Rangers defenders on their backheels as they were looking to pressure into a mistake and they were awarded succesive corner kicks. Brit's second one dropped into the six yard box but was eventually scrambled away. Shortly after that Allie stripped the ball off her check and carried the ball but her twenty yard effort was at the keeper for the save. The game then started to get a little bite as Lou was given a weak yellow card for a challenge as both teams ramped up their play. As the first half was drawing near some more high pressure by the Sting's strikers saw the Sting with another corner. This time Brit's whipping corner, high to the near post, saw the keeper turn the ball into the net and the Sting were ahead in the match. Score at the half Rangers 0 - Sting 1.

The second half opened well for the Sting as some nice player movement and passing was causing problems for the Rangers. Taylor moved the ball up the right side for Ally to run onto, with Ally trying to get the corner on her mark she found Kylie with the pass but the shot once again ended up in the side netting. The Sting then nearly had their insurance goal. A very heads up play by Allie on a quick free throw caught the Rangers napping as she sprung Kylie free. A nice carry and shot stung the keepers hands and while the cut pass to Georgia, who made a brilliant run and shout for the ball, may have been a better option the Sting are showing they arent afraid to shoot from anywhere. Syd then showed her presence on the field as she out muscled her mark twice for the ball and while she may have wanted both efforts, within a few minutes of each other, back due to a lack of power the attiutude to have a go on net is brilliant. The final twenty minutes of the half saw the Rangers start to carry the play but some strong positioning by the Sting's back line and holding midfielders again limited the chances. A few thru passes saw Noor first to the ball although on succesive occasions a foot was left in and the second being severe enough to draw the yellow by the ref. The final whistle sounded on what may not have been the Sting's best effort of the season but they did enough to secure the spoils. Final score West Van Rangers 0 - Sting 1. The Sting finally return to the friendly confines of Elsom next weekend for the last match before the Christmas break against the Coquitlam Kaos squad. Go Sting!!

Tuesday, December 9
Sting Welcome Noor to the Squad

After a long and exhaustive search to find the right player the Sting would like to welcome Noor to the squad. Noor, in her young career as a keeper, has spent time with some of the local Premier League teams and will be joining the Sting for the rest of the season under Coach Paul's guidance in net.

While we welcome Noor to the team we are also wishing for speedy recoveries for our two injured keepers, Evalyn and Alyssa. Get better soon ladies, we need you........

 Go Sting!!

Monday, December 1
Sting and Pegasus in Epic Battle

The Sting continued their long road schedule with a match against old foe, SFC Pegasus. With the Sting slowly getting a few more bodies back into the lineup this match was a thing of beauty as two of the top teams in the league went at it. Allie and Ally had the Sting's first good effort as they combined to spring Lou free but the effort lacked pace and was at the keeper. Shay, who was on call up in net, then made a fine sliding take to keep the opposition at bay. Twenty minutes in and Sami, who ran miles on this day, teamed up with Haley to again spring Lou into the box but this time it was the Pegasus keeper who made a solid sliding take. The Sting kept pressing and came close of some nice build up passing. Kylie found her strike partner Kass at the top of the box and Kass laid the ball off for Allie but the booming shot stung the keepers hands and stayed out. Just at the halftime whistle the Sting had a glorious chance. Haley's first class corner bounced in the six yard box where Kass got her head to it but the ball deflected off a defender and fell kindly into the keepers hands. Score at the half Pegasus 0 - Sting 0.

As was the situation last weekend the Sting players were full of confidence on the touchlines at the break as they tried to find a way to break down the Pegasus backline. The second half was a back and forth affair with the Sting's defence of Taylor, Rav, Sami, Mac and Kass doing a great job of limiting the threats. In the middle of the pitch Brit, Georgia and Syd also put in a huge effort to not only frustrate the Pegasus midfielders but try and find their own strikers. So with no clear cut chances in the half the match looked to be headed to a well deserved draw when two minutes from time a long range looping shot found the far corner for the home team. The Sting pushed for an equalizer in the last few minutes but the whistle sounded and the Sting were a little hard done by coming away without a point. Final score SFC Pegasus 1 - Sting 0. The Sting now have a bye week before getting back on the road against West Vancouver. Go Sting!!

Monday, July 16
Michelle Roots, SAQ Trainer

The Delta Coastal Sting want to welcome back Michelle Roots, BA Kin, CSCS, to the coaching staff. Michelle will be our Strength, Agility and Quickness (SAQ) coach for the upcoming season. Michelle's biography is on her company website, Core Conditioning and can be viewed thru the Links tab.

Michelle will be putting the team thru her conditioning program starting in mid August in preparation for the Sting's upcoming season as well as their Labour Day tournament in Pitt Meadows. Michelle will be running her weekly sessions with the team until Thanksgiving. 

Welcome back Michelle to the Sting family.

Wednesday, November 13
Sting in Opening Ceremonies

Prior to their own match on November 24, the Sting will be walking the Canadian National Womens team onto the pitch for their friendly against Mexico at BC Place. Will be a great opportunity for the players to see some of their heros and maybe play some inspired soccer of their own in their league match that night. Go Sting!!

John Herdman
Wednesday, December 19
Sting Take the International Stage

The Sting were asked to participate in the launch of the 2015 Womens World Cup logo at BC Place on Dec 14. Unfortunately not all the players could make this due to other commitments but the ones that did were part of a pretty special event. Not only was the event televised around the world but the players got to hang out with the Womens National team after the event as well as with coach John Herdman. All in all a pretty special moment for the players and one that wont be forgotten soon. Go Sting!!

FIFA 2015 Logo Launch

Tuesday, March 11
Most Inspirational Player Award 2013/14

Last night at the club's Annual General Meeting, the Most Inspirational Player awards were handed out for the season. The winner for the Sting this year, as chosen by the players, was Allie.

Allie is the teams first repeat winner of this award having been honoured by the players last season. Allie was chosen by her team mates for her hardwork and dedication both on and off the field and for leading by example. A well deserved recipient and was great to see the team come out to cheer her on.

Congratulations Allie!!

Monday, March 4
Most Inspirational Player Award 2012/13
Last night at the club's Annual General Meeting, the Most Inspirational Player awards were handed out for the season. The winner for the Sting this year, as chosen by the players, was Allie. Allie was chosen by her team mates for her hardwork and dedication both on and off the field and for leading by example. Congratulations Allie!!

Tuesday, March 13
Most Inspirational Player Award 2011/12
Last night at the club's Annual General Meeting, the Most Inspirational Player awards were handed out for the season. The winner for the Sting this year, as chosen by the players, was Hailey. Hailey was chosen by her team mates for her hardwork and dedication both on and off the field and for leading by example. Congratulations Hailey!!

Tuesday, March 15
Most Inspirational Player Award 2010/11
Last night at the club's Annual General Meeting, the Most Inspirational Player awards were handed out for the season. The winner for the Sting this year, as chosen by the players, was Meghan. Meghan was chosen by her team mates for her hardwork and dedication both on and off the field and for leading by example. Congratulations Meg!!

Tuesday, March 9
Most Inspirational Player Award 2009/10
Each year SurDel Soccer Club awards the Most Inspirational Player to a member of each soccer team in the U-11 to U-18 catagory. The award honours the player who inspires and encourages others on the team to do their best both on and off the field. This award is voted on by the players of each team only and as such is an important peer award. The winner this year is Brittany Costa and she will be collecting her award at the clubs Annual General Meeting on March 23 @ 7:00pm. We encourage all the Sting players and fans to come out for this event. Go Sting!!!

Sunday, July 14
USA Cup Day #1

Day #1 of the Sting's USA Cup experience was their travel day. Charter bus from Delta to Seattle, flight from Seattle to Minneapolis and charter bus to the hotel. With a 6:30am start the team and parents were glad to finally crash into their rooms. Flights and travel went well except for Sami's singing impersonation of Miley Cyrus, any chance of some early sleep was shot there.

The team is now settling in at the hotel and they have another team from Canada staying here as well. A U-13 girls team from Ottawa are here for their first experience of the USA Cup so they will be cheering each other on. Tomorrow has the team heading out to Mall of America for some team bonding ie shopping and then back to the hotel for a team dinner. Meanwhile the coaches will be getting all the tournament paperwork sorted out at the venue. They are calling for the temperatures to go over 100F with the humidity by mid week so the team will be in tough, particularly on Wednesday as they have a double header.

All in all everything went well as players and parents all got here in one piece with all their luggage. Players are having fun in the hotel and the parents are enjoying a few cold beverages. Stay tuned for tomorrow's update. Go Sting!!

Monday, July 15
USA Cup Day #2

Day #2 of the Sting's USA Cup trip had the team with some downtime to get used to their surroundings and how better to do that than a trip to the Mall of America. Shopping, team lunch at Bubba Gump Shrimp and some time at the roller coaster and indoor amusement park added up to a pretty full day. It wasn't all play today though as the temperatures were pushing 100F so a pre dinner jog along the beautiful Mississippi River was needed to get the players used to the weather for tomorrow's opening game. It was a tough slog as the humidity and heat will be key factors this week and to top things off Riley rolled her ankle on the run. It doesn't look good for her to play tomorrow as it is fairly swollen but hopefully an extra day off will see her back in action.

A fantastic pool side dinner and team swim followed and just before curfew the players had their team meeting to review a pretty hectic schedule tomorrow as the games get underway. The Sting are taking on the host city of Blaine so curfew is in effect for the rest of the week as the Sting have early kickoffs all week. Curfew check saw most players already down for the evening but tomorrow's bed check will start off with Evalyn and Rav's room, you know why girls.....LOL.

All in all another good day but the team gets down to business tomorrow with their first game of the tournament. Go Sting!!

Monday, April 16
Sting Ironman Streaks Ends
A record for the Sting came to an end on Sunday at the Sting's Coastal Cup quarter final match. With Jamie off in Quebec with her school her 137 straight games played record ended for the Sting. This record dates back to the very first U-10 Development match the Sting played over four years ago. Hats off to Jamie for playing thru some sickness, bangs and bruises over the years.

Tuesday, July 24
Sting to be Recognized by Delta Mayor

The SurDel Sting, fresh off their Provincial championship victory, are to be honoured by Delta Mayor and Council at the July 30 council meeting at Delta City Hall. The players are to be recognized for their outstanding achievement in sports and bringing a championship back home. Go Sting!!

Saturday, May 18
USA Cup Links
On our links tab you will find some useful info for a variety of information for the Sting's upcoming trip to Minnesota. Go Sting!!

Saturday, July 10
USA Cup Kick TV

With the Sting starting to get ready for their trip to the USA Cup we always get the question what is this tournament all about?

It is an amazing life experience as the players will be at the largest soccer facility in the world, meet players from over twenty countries, be around 12,000 other soccer players at one venue, have a ton of fun and see some very competitive soccer. For those parents, family and fans that cant get down there to cheer on the Sting, Kick TV posts a daily video blog to the USA Cup website, yes the tournament is so big it even has its own television show. If you go to the Links tab on the left you can see some of the action and you may even see the Sting make an appearance. Go Sting!!!