ABGC Soccer Star Plays for Team USA

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Former Jeb Stuart soccer standout and Boston University’s, Anna Heilferty, will join the U-19 USA National team.  Anna was the Patriot League Rookie of the Year her first season at Boston University.

She’s from Falls Church and was a four-year letter winner at Jeb Stuart, four-time all-conference and three-time Capitol Conference Player of the Year, 2016 Washington Post First Team All-Met and Player of the Year.

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We’ve Been Busy Here at ABGC

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There is always a lot happening at the Annandale Boys & Girls Club so we wanted to catch you up on some of this month’s highlights.

 Annandale U-18 Boys Win Soccer State Championship

The AUFC U-18 boys won the U.S. Club State Championship 2-0 last weekend. They now advance to the U.S. Club Regionals in Massachusetts in July.

ABGC Honors 2017 Football Player of the Year

Adhil is an A/B student at Holmes Middle School and has played football with the footballplayerofthe-year.pngAnnandale Boys & Girls Club since the age of 8.  He is a leader who rushed for 620 yards and threw 5 passes for 130 yards along with 10 solo tackles. Effort is something you can’t coach, either you have it or you don’t, Adhil has it all, brains, size, and the attitude to compete anywhere.

Adhil was voted captain of his team by his teammates and also volunteers at the library reading to younger students and raising funds. Adhil is a student mentor at Parklawn Elementary School and plays on the advanced band at Holmes Middle School. We look forward to watching him develop into a versatile and fearsome football player in the years to come.

National Soccer Team and ABGC Alum

Anna Heilferty has been invited to the USA Under-20 National Team camp at the end of February. Anna was the Patriot League Rookie of the Year at Boston University.

Ready for Lacrosse Season?

Registration is now open for Annandale Youth Lacrosse for boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams.

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ABGC Christmas Tree Lot Now Open

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ABGC Tree Lot is Open

During the Holiday Season, the Annandale Boys’ & Girls’ Club provides hundreds of the best Christmas trees available. You can choose from a terrific selection of Fraser Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Scotch Pine, ConColor Fir and Norway Spruce.  The ABGC Christmas tree lot is open Monday-Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

 Please come and get full service and warm holiday attention while picking out your Christmas Tree from the Annandale Boys & Girls Club. All proceeds go toward the ongoing effort to provide the best youth sports program at the lowest price, while never refusing a youth’s participation due to lack of funds.

 The Christmas Tree lot is located on North Chambliss Street in Alexandria, Virginia, across Beauregard Street from Landmark Plaza Shopping Center on Little River Turnpike, right behind the Enat Ethiopian Restaurant and across Beauregard St. from the Total Wine store, which is west of Route 395.

Bring this flyer for a 10% discount.

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ABGC Soccer Festival This Weekend

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Join us this weekend for the Annandale Boys & Girls Club’s Summer Soccer Festival.  ABGC players from Mighty Mites through 2nd grade will enjoy a fun day of soccer games, skill stations and prizes.  Every player receives a goody bag and a Soccer Festival medal. It’s a terrific day for players and families to get together and enjoy some time on the turf.

You don’t have to come with your entire team.  Individual players are invited to join us to come play.  Bring a friend and double the fun.

The event starts at 9:30a with the Mighty Mites playing first followed by Kindergarten, 1st grade girls, 1st grade boys, 2nd grade girls and 2nd grade boys.  The event ends at 7:30pm

If you have any questions contact us at 703-941-(ABGC) 2242 or email abgc@abgc.org. 

It’s Playoff Time!

Annandale Alumni Make Their Mark in Soccer

Langley High School (ABGC’s Bo Amato is the coach and Jacob Labovitz is the Men’s All Metropolitan Player of the Year) and Madison High School (Alyssa from VYSA State U-19 Champion Annandale Extreme) won the Region and advance to soccer State Semi-finals.  Jeb Stuart Girls Soccer won their First Conference Championship since Julie Germain’s team in 1977, with Anna Heilferty Conference and All Metropolitan Player of the Year; Mariana Hershner and Chloe Beverina First Team All-Conference, Soccer Festival.

Eryk Williamson played 120 minutes for the USA Under 20 team in the U-20 World Cup Quarter-final 1 – 0 loss.

Annandale Lacrosse Teams in Playoffs 

Annandale Youth Lacrosse has two boys teams and one girls team still playing in the playoffs.  The 14ULB Boys Team, coached by Jeff McCormack is in the NVYLL Finals. They have gone undefeated this season. The 12ULB under Rik Ebbeson is also in the Finals this weekend.  The AYL Girls 7/8 UB team goes on to the next round with a 9 to 7 win.  The girls will play Saturday 3:20pm at Arrow Head Park Field 3 and with a win would play in the championship on Sunday.

Annandale Youth Lacrosse will also be well-represented in the High School Boys State Lacrosse Final on Saturday, June 10th.  Among the 23 Annandale players on the WT Woodson Varsity team are many who played together at AYL since they first picked up a stick:

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Jack Cameron          M         So

Tomas Duer              D         Jr

Conner Morris          A         So

Matt Fruchterman    A         So

Dean Eby                    D         Sr

Jakob Palmer            M         Sr

Nathan Phan            M         Jr

Taylor Wright           A         So

Connor Cuviello      M         So

Scott Sloan               A         Fr

Keith Garlepp          G         So

Brendan Burns        M         So

Jackson Miller          A         Sr

Alex Olson                M         Sr

Carson Hoffman      A         Fr

Jack Swanton           D         Jr

Payton Andrews      M        So

Drew Olsen               D         Sr

Brody Farr                 M         Fr

Aidan Stoll                D         Fr

Daniel Gaugler         M         So

Cooper Terry             A         So

Mark Murray             D         So

All of these high school playoff games are terrific opportunities for younger players to see their sport played at the high school level and envision their future as high school athletes.

The WT Woodson Varsity lacrosse team will play South County for the State Championship title at 9:30am at Robinson Secondary.  Please come out and support the Woodson boys and all of our ABGC alumni playing throughout the region.

 

ABGC Celebrate Golden Gloves Winner

The Annandale Boys & Girls Club had the privilege to host the Virginia/North Carolina Golden Gloves Tournament in March.  This event is the most prestigious in amateur boxing.  Bobby Magruder, the Golden Gloves Regional Chairman, dedicated the tournament to ABGC’s founder and former Washington, D.C. Golden Gloves Champion, Everett Germain.

We hosted three action-packed days of young men and women, boys and girls, who competed with the ultimate goal of being crowned Golden Glove Champions.  When the smoke cleared and the dust settled, the Annandale Boys & Girls Club boxing team added another name to its long list of amateur champions.  Mikhail Hussain walked away with the gold medal in his age and weight division.

ABGC Boxing Champion Mikhail Hussain

Annandale Golden Gloves Winner Mikhail Hussain

 

The Golden Gloves organization and ABGC boxing share the philosophy that there were no losers in this year’s event.  Many of those competing are at-risk youth learning important life skills and striving to be all that they can be.  In fact, ABGC boxing – in the spirit of Everett Germain – takes pride in the many young people who’ve used their boxing life-experiences to find their way toward college in addition to those who became professional boxers. ABGC has developed many good professional boxers including, Zain “Tiger” Shah, Tod “White Lightning” Wilson and Edgar “El Tigre” Torres.   ABGC is proud of our boxers, including our latest Golden Glove winner.

For more information on the Annandale Boxing program go to our website and stay tuned for more details on a major event being planned for the fall.

ABGC Football Registration is OPEN

Online Registration for the popular Annandale Boys and Girls Club Football program is now open.  You can sign-up online or in person at the ABGC office at 4216 Annandale Road.

Practice begins August 7th 6:00-8:00 pm on fields at Braddock Road Elementary and Ossian Hall Park.

Get a head-start by attending our free football camp July 31-August 4th.

Please share this flyer with your friends and neighbors and we look forward to seeing you on the football field this fall!  Contact ABGC Football Commissioner Robert Meadows (contact info on the flyer below) if you have any questions.

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ABGC News

Alumni News

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  • ABGC had an MLS Draft pick in Los Angeles –  Congratulations to Lars Eckenrode our former player, who starts his professional career with Toronto FC. He was the 17th draft pick in round 4.
  • Marcia McDermott won the NSCAA Women’s Committee Award of Excellence
  • Larry Greene is inducted into the DC/VA Hall of Fame at 2/11 VYSA Gala (posthumously)

Are You Ready for some Soccer?

Commissioners’ Meeting for Mitey Mites – 4th Grade

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7pm, at the ABGC Office Conference Room

It’s Time for Annandale Lacrosse

Welcome to the 2017 Annandale Youth Lacrosse Season

Registration is open for all players in the Annandale, Falls Church, J.E.B Stuart, Lake Braddock and Woodson High School pyramid.

Sign up now because assessments are just weeks away.

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BOYS LACROSSE:  January 28th, February 4th and February 11th at South Run Field House

We will be starting up assessments on January 28th, February 4th and February 11th at South Run Indoor Facility so go to our website and REGISTER NOW!

If you have not registered and paid, your son will not be allowed to participate.

For those of you who are new to the program, the assessments allow the coaches to place your son on the appropriate team for their knowledge, skills and abilities. We will have coaches filling out forms on fundamental skills and then we take those evaluations and determine teams at the end of the three assessment periods. For your son to get an accurate evaluation it is IMPERATIVE that they attend ALL THREE Assessments!  Remember, every boy will make a team, there are no “cuts” so tell them to relax and have fun.

GIRLS LACROSSE:  January 21st Practices begin, with assessments starting on Week 3.  Kids Choice – Annandale

Saturday Mornings 1/21 – 3/21:

7/8th grade 8 – 9:20am

5/6th grade 9:30 – 10:50am

3/4th grade 11 – 12:20am

K-2  11am – 12pm

This is a indoor facility so sneakers are fine.  We will have some loaner sticks and goggles but YOU MUST have a mouth guard. Assessments (starting week 3) group players of similar similar skill level and competition.  Those who are new to the sport require different attention then those who have been playing longer.  Even if your not trying for the advance team, please try to attend as many practices you can.  The more touches a new player gets the faster they will grow.

For K2 there are no assessments but we will start the learning process.

About the upcoming 2016 Spring season…

We’re looking to another terrific season of lacrosse at Annandale!

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