November 27th, 2013 - In This Issue:
Lydia Storms Selected As First Team Capital One Academic All-American


From Clarke University Website

MTA 93 Alumni and  Clarke University junior defender Lydia Storms, of Shoreview, Minn., has been named a first-team selection on the Capital One Academic All-America Women's Soccer College Division Team.


Storms, who sports a 4.0 GPA in biology, was one of 11 student-athletes from across the United State and Canada to be selected a first-team Academic All-American by members of CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America). An additional 11 student-athletes were named second-team Academic All-Americans.


Storms started all 19 games this past season for Coach Tyler Watkins' squad. She ranked second in goals scored (7) and total points (15), and shared the team lead in total shots (44).

Senior forward Jessica Ralph, of Campbellsville University, was named the Women's College Division Academic All-American of the Year.


Storms and Ralph were joined on the first team by Michelle Marcus (GK, Davenport), Molly Cowley (D, Spring Hill), Emelie Johansson (D, St. Thomas (Fla.), Kara Quinn (D, MidAmerica Nazarene), Alison Hensley (M, Westmont), Amanda Roden (M, Taylor), Carina Spengler (M, Thomas), Courtney Harlan (F, Spring Hill), and Martine Olsen (F, Embry-Riddle (Fla.).


Click here to view previous Clarke University Capital One Academic All-America selections.


Click here to view complete 2013 Academic All-America Women's Soccer College Division Team.

Final 3 Days To Win A $2,500 Grant


The 99 Pool Girls age group could use everyone's help to win a $2,500 grant.  All you have to do is complete a quick survey.  The 99's are currently in 7th place and need to get into the top 5.  If they can get 100 quizzes by Saturday they should meet their goal.


The $2,500 grant will be used to help offset travel costs for their events.   If you would like to participate here is what we need from you:


1) Read the information. (5 minutes) 

2) Take the quiz/ (3 minutes) You cannot fail the correct answer is highlighted in green. 

3) Register you name and valid email (1 minute) 

4) Credit the MN ECNL Team - We had to pick a team but the entire pool is included in the   opportunity to participate. 

5) Pass on to a east 10 friends and family to do the same by 11/28.


So far CASL from North Carolina leads the division with over 300 quizzes in.  


This site is supported by US Soccer, and quite honestly, the parent information was quite relevant and even convicting.  


Thanks in advance to getting the 99's to the finish line.  


Click Here to Take the Quick Quiz Now! 


National Savings Network Card Update
Fundraiser Dates: November 18th-December 13th 


We have updated the MTA N$N Webpage with information in the MTA Savings Card tab on the top left portion of the website.
You can now sell your cards online through the MTA website through our online purchasing feature.  
You can now donate through the MTA website in addition to, or in place of selling cards.  Instructions for online donation here.
Report Your Progress
Make sure to let your N$N Coordinator know how many cards you've sold so we can update the Top Individual Seller List and the Top Team Sales List.  Top seller standings lists will be published next week.


Top Individual Sales Prizes 

  • Ipad Air- Top Seller
  • Ipad Mini- Second Place
  • $100 Visa Gift Card- Third Place
  • $100 Eurosport Gift Card- Fourth Place
  • $50 Visa Gift Card- Fifth-Seventh Place
  • $50 Eurosport Gift Card- Eigth Place

Team Prizes

  • Use of the Hi-Pod Video Taping System for 1 game
    • Juniors Team 150 cards
    • Elite Team 200 cards
  • Use of Vidswap to upload and break down 1 game with the Hi-Pod Video Taping
    • Juniors Team 200 cards
    • Elite Team 250 cards
  • The Team that sells the most will get a MTA Nike Subzero Winter Jacket for each player, 1 coach, and 1 manager on the team!

What Are We Fundraising For?

  • Special Club Guest Speaker!
  • Club Vidswap Account
  • Training Equipment
    • Training Dummy's
    • Speed ladders
    • Hurdles
    • Other equipment determined by Directors and Coaches
  • Coaches Education
  • Skill TagsŪ Development Program (U6 - U10)  
  • Offset Travel Costs
  • Dome Time

National Savings Network Highlights


Santa Clara Advances To The Sweet 16


MTA 95 ECNL Alumni Jenna Roering is a part of the Santa Clara team that defeated Boston College 2-1 to earn a spot in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen.


The Broncos fell in penalty kicks to ACC opponent Virginia Teach after playing to a 1-1 draw in the Sweet 16. 


The Broncos finished the season with a 16-4-1 record.


Congrats on a great season.