August 2, 2007 Toronto Lady Lynx Adrienne Ruhe Lischke named W-League U19 Player of the Year (from Lynx media release)
TORONTO LYNX MEDIA RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RUHE LISCHKE NAMED W-LEAGUE U19 PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Lynx U20’s open North American Finals with Win
THURSDAY AUGUST 2, 2007[TORONTO, ON] Toronto Lady Lynx rookie forward Adrienne Ruhe Lischke has been named the 2007 W-League Under 19 Player of the Year by the United Soccer Leagues. The announcement comes on the heels of a tremendous rookie season for the 18-year old from Kitchener, who was recently named 2007 Toronto Lynx Most Valuable Player, along with being named to the All-Eastern Conference Team.
“It’s an honour to win this award,” said Ruhe Lischke. “I’m proud of our season and what our team did this year. I couldn’t have achieved what I did, though, without the help of all of my teammates.” The striker, who led the Lynx with 8 goals during the regular season, will be heading shortly to the University of Rhode Island to begin her NCAA collegiate career.
U20’s Crush Rage at North American Finals
The Toronto Lynx Under 20 team opened up the Super-20 League North American Finals this morning in Epping, New Hampshire with a 3-0 pounding of Rage FC from Reading, Pennsylvania. Luke Stedmond, Alex Trujillo and Mackenzie Wilde scored for the Lynx in the win. The Lynx sit atop Group B after one match, with three points in the round-robin opening round. The winners of each of four divisions will qualify for the semi-finals on Saturday evening. Toronto takes on the Bakersfield Brigade tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 PM before closing out the round robin on Saturday morning at 9:00 AM versus MPS U20 (Mass Premier Soccer). Fans can follow the progress of the Lynx U20’s by visiting http://supery.uslsoccer.com/schedules/2007Finals/7824936.html.
The Toronto Lynx U17 Boys have also qualified for the Super-Y League North American Finals, to be held in mid-November in Tampa, Florida as part of the annual USL Soccerfest. This is the second consecutive season that the team has qualified, having reached the finals last season while competing at the U16 level. The team will compete against the very highest ranked Super-Y clubs from across the continent, in the hopes of claiming a prestigious championship title. The schedule is currently being compiled and regular updates will be posted on www.superyleague.com
The Junior Lynx will be holding a series of open tryouts in early September at Centennial Park in Etobicoke in preparation for the fall Academy Program and the 2008 Super-Y League season. Tryouts will be open to elite-level boys and girls between the ages of 14 and 18. Interested players and parents are invited to contact Duncan Wilde, Lynx head coach and Academy Director for program details and information at 905-469-8783 or at email@example.com.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
ROB IRWIN, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, TORONTO LYNX SOCCER CLUB
416-251-4625 ext. 23
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