Alleycats Attack: Welcome

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The Alleycats SC Attack are a U17 Girls Premier Team
from the Greater Albany, NY area.


Welcome to our site!



Team at Needham 2008

Team Accomplishments

2008 NEWSS Showcase Elite Division Semi-Finalist
2008 Needham MPS College Showcase Champions
2008 Region1 Northeast Regional League U16 Blue Division Champions                                                                           
2007 NEWSS Showcase Premier Division Champions
2007 Nordic Cup Finalist
2006 Region1 Northeast Regional League U14 Red Division Champions
2006 Erie Admirals Flagship Cup Champions
2006 PDA Spring Kickoff Premier Division Finalist
2006 Baltimore March Madness Tournament Finalist
2006 Clifton Park International Soccer Classic Finalist


Sunday, June 29
Dan Lindemann Named New Head Coach

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Dan Lindemann brings a wealth of collegiate coaching experience to the Attack. Dan is entering his second season as an Assistant Women's Coach with the Division One Siena Saints. Dan assists with the setting up of training sessions, player evaluation, and formation and line-up decisions for the field players. He joined Siena's staff after spending three seasons serving as an assistant for the men's program at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute. "Dan brings a high level of coaching and playing experience to our staff," said Head Coach Steve Karbowski. "He is on the same page with me as far as how the team should play, but brings variety to the teams training and preparation. Dan evaluates players well, and offers excellent adjustments during games." In his time at RPI, he was responsible for organizing and executing the daily operations of the program. This included scouting opponents and recruiting student-athletes. He also aided in directing RPI to the semifinals of the Liberty League conference playoffs in 2004 and the ECAC Championship in 2005. Prior to this experience, Lindemann was a men's assistant coach at Southern New Hampshire University. Lindemann achieved immense success in this coaching role. In 2003, he helped guide the #2 nationally ranked team to the NCAA Elite Eight. Lindemann earned his master's degree in business education from Southern New Hampshire in 2001. He was a three year soccer letter winner for the Penmen playing the center back position. He registered seven goals and an assist in his career. Lindemann also advanced to the Elite Eight in two of his three seasons. During his tenure, he helped lead the team to a 45-10-7 overall record. 



Wednesday, June 25
Changing of the Guard for the Attack

Near the end of this Spring's season, Coach Bold and Coach Ed announced to the team and parents that they would be loosing the only coaches they have ever known in their time with the Alleycats.

Coaches Brian and Ed, who have been with the Attack since it formed at U13, will be leaving the team at the end of the season to take on the responsibility of building up a new U12 girls Alleycats team. In an emotional speech Brian thanked the parents and the girls for 4 great years, and announced that the probable new Head Coach would be Siena College Assistant Women's Coach Daniel Lindemann.  Brian said that they were looking for a coach that would be the right fit for the team going into the U17 season, and that Dan looked like a great candidate who was definitely interested in coaching the team. The girls have had a great 4 years with Brian and Ed and accomplished a lot.  We wish them all the best, and good luck with their new team!

 



Thursday, June 19
Attack Champions at MPS Needham College Showcase

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Attack defender Erin Dorset moves up field against Rive Sud FC from Quebec

The girls came out strong on the first day of the tournament, scoring early and often, putting away their opponents Maine Metro FC and FC Select Rive Sud from Quebec quickly.

It may well have been just a little to easy the first day, because on the second day the team played  with inconsistancy on offense and defense, and struggled to get anything going against the Vikings FC from the Mass Premier League. The flat performance resulted in a 2-0 loss, but at least they knew they had clinched their bracket and would move on to the semi-finals.

The third day would see the Cats play much better,  defeating familiar Northeast Regional League opponent Farmingdale Freedom in the Semi-Finals, and then winning a thrilling Championship match in OT against a good Sachems FC side that had held the Cats scoreless throughout regulation.  Amanda Callanan drilled a rocket into the net from 15 yards out to win it.  Congratulations to the girls for a job well done.

 



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The Attack's Amanda Callanan takes a direct kick against Farmingdale

NERp Champ 08
The Cat's Kelsey Lenney puts one in against Patriots
Monday, May 19
The Cats Loose a Heartbreaker 4-3 in OT NERP Final.

The Attack, the NERP Blue Division winner, and the Red Divison winner Eastchester Patriots, met in a shootout last weekend that ended in a heart breaking overtime loss for the Cats. The Patriots played catch up the whole game, but kept matching the Cats scores everytime they pulled ahead.  Eastchester's final score tied it at 3-3  with less than two minutes left in regulation to send the game into overtime. The overtime period breathed new life into the Patriots, and they were on the offensive much of the period, breaking through for what would be the game wining score with about 5 min left in OT. It was a disappointing loss for the girls, but they played hard and had a great season in the league. Congratulations also to the Patriots for a great comeback.