Hockessin Blast: Welcome
WELCOME TO THE TEAM WEBSITE FOR THE UNDER 16 HOCKESSIN BLAST. WE ARE THE 2012 U16 DELAWARE STATE CHAMPIONS, 2011 U15 DELAWARE STATE CHAMPIONS, 2010 REGION ONE FINALISTS, 2010 U14 DELAWARE STATE CHAMPIONS, REGION ONE PREMIER LEAGUE PARTICIPANTS, 2009 U13 DELAWARE STATE CHAMPIONS , 2009 PAGS U14 PREMIER FINALISTS, 2008 PAGS U13 PREMIER CHAMPIONS AND 2008 UNDER-12 DELAWARE STATE CHAMPIONS.
IN 2011-2012, THE TEAM WILL PLAY TOP LEVEL TOURNAMENTS AND COLLEGE SHOWCASE EVENTS YEAR ROUND. THE TEAM HAS ALSO SUBSIDIZED THE PLAYERS' PARTICIPATION IN TITUS TRAINING, A SPEED, STRENGTH AND AGILITY PROGRAM. WE ARE INTERESTED IN SPEAKING WITH PLAYERS THAT DESIRE TO PLAY AT A TOP REGIONAL LEVEL WITH A TEAM THAT WILL CONTINUE TO GIVE ITS PLAYERS OPPORTUNITIES TO BE RECRUITED TO PLAY DIVISION ONE COLLEGE SOCCER.
Sunday, April 29
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Sunday, April 29
The Hockessin Blast is holding U-17 tryouts for the upcoming 2012-2013 soccer season.
Dates are as follows:
Tuesday May 8th 7:00 to 8:30
Wednesday May 16th 7:00 to 8:30
All tryouts will be held at Smith Estate fields.
For additional information please contact Coach Bill Davis 302-354-2445 or Cocah Dave Whitcraft 302-897-1155
Tuesday, January 10
The Blast had the opportunity to participate in their first Disney Showcase this year. This showcase is known as "The Proving Ground". It is the ultimate place for top club teams to be seen by college coaches looking for collegiate level soccer talent. This showcase gives serious athletes a chance to shine on one of the biggest stages set for youth soccer in the county. The girls left their first appearance with a 2-0 loss and 2 0-0 ties.
Monday, November 28
With the CASL Tournament win the Blast advance their standings; 9th in the Region and 23rd in the Nation!
The Blast take all three games and outscored their opponents 6-0 overall. Friday the Blast met Team Boca White from Southen Florida. This was the most dominate Blast Team performance of the tournament in all phases. The Blast had several opportunities including two great shots by Regan Lehman that hit the cross bar. The team was up 1-0 at the half with a beautiful goal by Kelsey Connell assisted by Amira Hannon. The Blast found the net two more times in the second half; finding the net were Stephanie Davis and a BLAST by Maddie Rash assited by Stephanie Davis. Saturday the Blast faced the Michigan Hawks for a 1-0 win. While the Hawks played an extremely physical game it was no match for the skill of the Blast. Stephanie Davis scored our only goal on a left footed strike early in the first half. Sunday brought on the Baltimore Bays and a 2-0 win for the Blast as we closed out the tournament with another shutout! Amira Hannon scored in the first half on a follow shot by Megan Frailer. Late in the second half Megan Frailer found some net to finish off the Blast scoring. Defensively the Blast was led by Natalie Rinschler, Abbey Kramer, Morgan Staley, Kianna Wright and GK Haley Wahrhaftig who closed with her 5th consecutive shutout.
Tuesday, May 3
The BLAST missed the mark early but went on to dominate the second half of their State Championship Final on Sunday with a 3-0 victory over CSA. The Blast outshot CSA 16-2 in the second half and 28-5 overall. Megan Frailer nearly scored on two breakaway opportunities and Kalyn Fauntleroy hit the post after flushing the goalkeeper out. Kelsey Connell had 3 left footed shots saved by the CSA GK in the second half. Megan also nearly finished on a header crossed by Haley McNulty. Regan Lehman hit two 35-40 yard direct kicks with one glancing off the bar for a near miss in the first half. Opportunities were plentiful for the team, but they had trouble finding the net early. After a system change, the team found their rhythm and applied constant pressure on the CSA net. Concord's best chance came early in the match on a nice run and shot from the right hand side that went wide of the net. After that, there wasn't much pressure placed on net. With the score knotted at 0-0, the team re-grouped at half time determined not to let the opportunities slip away. Haley McNulty opened the scoring followed by fellow Tiger Stephanie Davis who notched two. Haley Wahrhaftig and Brooke Thompson split the shutout in net.
|Frailer Takes Flight!|
The Blast earns Semi Finalist points, ranking the Blast 10th in Region One and 34th in the Nation.
One Win, One Loss, One Tie.
Blast started a bit sluggish against the McLean MPS Fury '95s (VA State Champions). Things started to improve after the first 12 minutes as both sides had opportunities to find the net. Then with 5 minutes left in the match the Blast gave up a goal on a well placed corner kick. Final 0-1. Next game was against the Bethesda Freedom, and with neither team being able to find the back of the net, resulted in a 0-0 tie. Final match was against the ISA Sting '95 from New York East. The Blast dominated the run of play for most of the match with only one player, Maddie Rash finding the net in the first half. Final 1-0. All in all it was a good performance by the Blast against some top regional competition.
|Wahrhaftig Takes Flight!|
Thursday, July 8
The BLAST nearly made Delaware history on July 6th when they had a chance to be the first girls' team from Delaware ever to go to the National Championships. They did, however, become only the third team in State history to reach the championship match at the Region 1 finals. The girls earned their trip to the finals with a 2-1 victory over F.C. Bucks, the Pennsylvania State Champions.
The game vs. F.C. Bucks was a huge test. The BLAST had never defeated their Pennsylvania rivals before their victory on July 5th. The team fell behind early and trailed 1-0 at half. However, there were a number of quality scoring chances missed in the first half. Brooke and Haley played extremely well in goal, and the team shut the door in the second half en route to a 2-1 victory. Tyus got the team on the board when she received a perfect entry pass from Sam. The keeper made the initial save, but Tyus continued her run and tucked the ball off of the rebound to knot the score at 1-1. The team continued to press and found themselves with multiple opportunities over the final 15 minutes of the match. Tyus knotted her second goal of the match and fifth of the tournament. That goal proved to be the game winner, sending the team into the championship vs. S.A.C. (MD).
Monday, September 13
Did you know that September was National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month? You can show your support by wearing or displaying a gold ribbon.
The Hockessin BLAST are pleased to partner with The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation! Andrew touched and continues to touch the hearts of many. The BLAST hope to make him proud by doing positive in our community. For more information about the great work of the foundation, please visit www.bepositive.org
LIVE LIKE ANDREW!
Wednesday, July 6
2011 CASL Champions
2011 Bethesda Finalists
2011 JAGS Tournament Champions
2011 Top-10 Regional Ranking (7), Top-20 National Ranking (19) (7/6/11)
2011 U15 Delaware State Champions
2011 Jefferson Cup Championship Division Semi Finalists
2011 Region One Premier League
2010 Region One Finalists
2010 JAGS Championship Division Finalists
2010 U14 Delaware State Champions
2010 Jefferson Cup Finalists
2010 Arlington, VA Invitational Tournament Finalists
2010 Region One Premier League
2009 PAGS U14 Premier Barca Finalists
2009 Spirit United Kick-Off Semi-Finalist Championship Division
2009 U13 Delaware State Champions
2009 FC Delco Players Cup Premier Champions
2009 Jefferson Cup Finalists
2008 PAGS Premier BARCA Division Champions
2008 WAGS Tournament "A" Division Undefeated
2008 Delaware State Champions
Thursday, December 10
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The Hockessin Blast would like to thank all of our sponsors. They make it possible to do what we do!!
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The team is pleased to be affiliated with our sponsors: Davis Insurance Group and Bernard Management Corporation
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