Congratulations to MSC Thunder for winning the U13 Elite Red division of the Arlington Spring Invitational!
MSC Thunder is currently looking for a full-time, dedicated goalkeeper whose objective is to continue to improve in order to achieve play at the highest level. We provide comprehensive, advanced goalkeeper training. Thunder is also welcoming inquiries from field players interested in high level and competetive play. To attend one of our upcoming training sessions, please email the manager or coaches below. Girls interested should be born Aug 1, 1999 - July 31, 2000.
Coach Ritt Dallaire at email@example.com
Coach Mark Banfield at firstname.lastname@example.org
Manager Delia Fine at email@example.com
MSC THUNDER is a dedicated and cohesive U13 team with highly skilled and friendly players from primarily the Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Kensington, and Rockville areas. In Fall 2012, THUNDER finished 2nd in the competitive WAGS D3 bracket, which should clinch a D2 placement for Spring 2013. The team also won both the Columbia Fall Classic and SAC Elite Columbus Day tournaments.
MSC Thunder players and families make a significant commitment to soccer, with a major emphasis on skill development, quality of play, good sportsmanship, and having fun! The team will play fall and spring seasons (practice 2x/week), participate in a winter session and a one-week summer camp, and attend 3-4 tournaments/year.
Ritt Dallaire has coached 4 daughters over the past 19 years and currently holds NSCAA Advanced and Regional Licenses as well as an E License. He has coached in the WAGSL travel soccer league up to the Division 1 level. Many of his former players went on to become captains of their high school teams, while two went to the state championships and one was recognized as an All-Met player of the year.
Mark Banfield was an NCAA Division I and II player as well as reaching the ODP Regional and semi-pro levels. Mark has trained both male and female goalkeepers who have gone on to succeed at all levels of college play. They include a national champion and several players who have earned All-WCAC, All-County, All-State, State Cup Champions, and All-Met honors. Mark has trained keepers and coached for many travel and club teams including Seneca, Takoma Park, MSI, Laurel, and Calverton. He currently serves as the Varsity Assistant Coach at Paint Branch High School.
Fall 2012 - SAC Columbus Day Tournament U13 Elite Champions and Columbia Fall Classic Champions
Spring 2012 - WAGS Division 4 Champions
Spring 2012 - MSC Cherry Blossom Champions (U12)
Fall 2011 - SAC United Premier Columbus Day Tournament U12 Finalist
Summer 2011 - August Cup U12 Champion
Spring 2011 - Amanda Post Tournament (Columbia) U11 Finalist
Fall 2010 - MSI Classic U11 Division 1 Undefeated Champions (8-0)
Fall 2009 - Columbia Classic Tournament U10 Champions