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Girls U10 Blue Team come in 2nd place

The Girls U10 Blue Team ended the IWSL fall season with an impressive record 8-1-1 and placed 2nd in their division.

Congratulations Girls!!

Girls U10 White Team Undefeated!

U10 Girls White Team goes undefeated for the fall season. 

1st Place in their division.

Congratulations Girls and Coach Latif!

 

 

Girls U12 Select Finish in 1st Place

Girls U12 Select Team finish first in their division.

Undefeated 10-0-0

Congratulations Girls and Coach Tim on a great fall season!

Girls U13 Select Undefeated in Midwest Region League

The U13 Girls Select Team posted a 7-0-0 (26 GF and 5 GA) record in the Midwest Region League U13 PQD Blue Division, which was comprised of the top teams from IL and neighboring states. The Oktay Akgun-coached team, which includes two Midwest Region Pool and eight IL ODP Pool players, is currently ranked #1 in the State and over the last two years has posted a 37-1-1 record against U13 IL teams with a four-goal average margin of victory.

Girls U13 Premier Team finished 2nd in their division

Congratulations to the Girls U13 Premier Team finishing 2nd in their division for the fall season

Way to go girls!

Boys U9 Blue Team Finish in 1st Place

Boys U9 Blue Team finished in 1st Place in their division for the fall season.

Congratulations Boys!!!

Kasey Quon celebrating Senior Day at Stanford
Former LFSA family celebrates Senior Day with sister Rachel, father David and mother Diane.

 

ON SEPT. 19, Kasey Quon stood quietly with her parents and two sisters in an open field on Stanford’s campus and watched six balloons disappear into the night sky.

Chris Quon was a two-sport athlete at Colorado College and an inspiring brother to Kasey, now a senior on the Stanford field hockey team.

On Sept. 19, 2009, Chris died unexpectedly due to a heart condition.

The Quon family honors Chris’ memory each year by releasing six balloons – one for each member of their family, including Chris. It’s a tradition the family started a year after his passing.

Quon’s family chooses a different place on Stanford’s campus to release the balloons in honor of Chris’ adventurous spirit. This year the family found an open field off Campus Drive.

Before releasing her balloon, Kasey wrote a note to her brother telling him he’s always in their hearts and they’re thinking about him. She attached the note to her balloon, and along with her parents and sisters, watched the balloons float away.

Quon’s journey to Stanford was one of perseverance, dedication, humility and inspiration – all qualities fueled in large part by her older brother.

Quon described Chris as the “typical big brother” who would tease his younger sisters in a loving way. Her most vivid memories consist of simple moments like him teaching her how to play catch with a lacrosse stick in the backyard or watching her youth basketball games.

Chris was a traveler. He enjoyed being adventurous and exploring new cultures and people. He made the trip to Germany for the 2006 World Cup and traveled through Europe.

Quon first stepped foot on Stanford’s campus when Chris convinced his parents, David and Diane, to take a family college trip out West when he was a freshman in high school. So Kasey, her sisters Sarah and Rachel, Chris and their parents got on a plane to visit Stanford.

From L to R: Rachel, Diane, Chris, Sarah, Kasey, David

During the trip, the Quon family traveled all over campus and fell in love the university.

Chris eventually went to Colorado College, where he played soccer and lacrosse, and earned a degree in economics. His appreciation for Stanford did not fade and his youngest sisters, Rachel and Kasey, made it their own goals to attend.

While at Colorado College, Chris combined his love for athletics and knowledge to help others, including starting his own philanthropic fundraising endeavor called Answer to Cancer. Chris organized a 6-v-6 soccer tournament to raise awareness and contribute to cancer research. All proceeds from the entry fees of the tournament were donated to the American Cancer Society.

 

After Chris’ death, his friends and teammates at Colorado College decided to continue the tournament in his honor and renamed the competition the Quony Cup.

 

“It was in college when he really started to think beyond himself and how to help others and give back,” said Quon’s mother Diane. “It was nice to see him start to grow up and his desire to help others. It’s definitely influenced my daughters and how they view giving back.”

 

Following his graduation from Colorado College in 2009, Chris moved back home to Chicago to begin a career in finance. Kasey was the only sibling home with Sarah and Rachel away at college.

 

Everything was moving along smoothly until the night of Sept. 18 when Chris said he was not feeling well.

 

Chris went to the hospital the next day but the virus had infected his lungs and he passed away that night.

 

“It was just a sudden virus that went into his heart and his lungs,” said Diane.

 

Kasey, a junior at Lake Forest High School at the time, was knee-deep in advanced placement classes and contacting coaches about playing field hockey in college.

 

“That time was so tough for me,” said Quon. “I was trying to balance grief, academics and reaching out to coaches. It was a lot of things to juggle.”

 

Despite dealing with such a loss, Quon remained strong. She was the only sibling still at home and helped provide stability for her parents.

 

“During that whole time, Kasey stayed strong for me,” said Diane. “She was always the one who was so shy and sweet … but in many ways, Kasey was so strong and that shone through during that tough time.”

 

Kasey continued to be the best she could be and excelled in the classroom and on the field.

 

Her dedication paid off when she received a phone call from Stanford head coach Tara Danielson late one night after a field hockey game.

 

She had been accepted and would be a Cardinal in the fall.

Chris (third from left) played lacrosse and soccer at
Colorado College.

Prior to arriving on campus, Quon contacted the coaching staff requesting jersey No. 21 – the same number Chris wore in college.

“The number I chose to wear at Stanford is bigger than a number,” said Quon. “I put on the jersey thinking of him. I feel like he’s with me.”

Quon has continued to honor Chris while at Stanford, embodying his humble but fierce competitive mentality on the field. She’s played in every match during her four-year career, totaling 83 consecutive appearances.

Before her senior year began, Quon decided she wanted to dedicate the entire season to Chris and hoped she and the team could accomplish something special.

“The impact my brother made was teaching me the sky’s the limit and if you try your best, anything can be possible,” said Quon.

Stanford’s victory this season against Central Michigan on Sept. 19 was special, not only because it came on the anniversary of Chris’ death, but because it was a pivotal moment for Stanford field hockey. Following that game, the Cardinal went on a program-best 11-game winning-streak and achieved the highest national ranking in program history, spending three consecutive weeks at No. 3.

Stanford has excelled against the best programs in the country and reached new heights of national prominence. The Cardinal leads the country with 17 wins, is the only team with one loss and boasts a 5-1 record against top-25 opponents.

Quon has played a major role in that success, starting all 18 games on defense and rarely being taken off the field, except for an occasional water break. She has helped lead the nation’s top defensive unit that has limited opponents to one goal or less in 17 of 18 games.

Despite the success, don’t expect Quon to seek attention. Her focus is solely on refining her game and being the best teammate possible – qualities she observed and learned from Chris.

“My brother was never the captain, scored the most goals or had the best stats,” said Quon. “What represented my brother was being a team player who was humble and did the extra work that other people didn’t really notice.”

Quon says she’s embraced that mentality throughout her playing career and tried her best to live up to her family’s motto of “Being the best you can be.”

Danielson recognized this quality early on and has watched it grow over the past four seasons.

“Kasey is a fighter and the ultimate team player,” said Danielson. “She finds success by outworking everyone else. She’s a three-year starter because of her work ethic and perseverance.”

With graduation approaching, Quon is thankful for the opportunities and people she’s met. She remembers the close bond Chris had with his college teammates and friends, and how over 50 of them traveled to Chicago to attend his funeral despite being spread across the country.

“My brother emphasized how much he valued his relationships with his friends, teammates and family,” said Quon. “That’s something I try to take with me as well. I’m thankful for my team and coaches. We’ve been through so much and I’m thankful I can call them my family.”

Diane is also thankful for the bonds built by both her daughters and the atmosphere provided at Stanford – something she partially credits Chris with helping forge.

“I really feel the two girls wouldn’t have been at Stanford if it wasn’t for Chris who convinced us to go visit when he was a freshman in high school,” said Diane. “I’m thankful to Chris for sharing his dream and making it seem like it’s possible even though it seems so hard.”

In a season full of firsts, Quon and the Cardinal enter postseason play looking to check a couple more boxes. How does Quon expect the season she dedicated to Chris to end?

“It doesn’t matter as long as you tried your hardest and gave it your all,” said Quon.

Then, after pausing a moment, concluded, “But in the long run, a national championship would be nice.”

The sky’s the limit.

Girls U9 Blue come in 1st place!

Girls U9 Blue team comes in 1st place in their division

Congratulations Girls!

Girls U14 Finish in 1st

Girls U14 finish in 1st place for the fall season.

Congratulations Girls!

Girls U11 Select win 1st place-IWSL A Division
Girls U11 Select win 1st place-IWSL A Division

Boys U14 Finish in 2nd Place

The Boys U14 Premier Team Finishes in 2nd Place for the Fall Season

Congratulations Boys!

Octoberfest Classic
Boys U12 Premier Place 2nd

 LFSA BU12P came in 2nd place

at the Octoberfest Classic 2014.

Congratulations Boys!
 

 

Girls U9 Blue Win Big at the Palatine Cup!

Girls U9 Blue Win Their Division at the Palatine Celtic Cup.

Congratulations Girls!

U9 Boys Win at the Palatine Celtic Cup

Congratulations to the U9 Boys

Division Winners at the Palatine Celtic Cup

Girls U14 Win at the Palatine Celtic Cup Tournament

Girls U14 Team Wins the Palatine Celtic Cup Tournament over Labor Day Weekend

U8 Boys Win at the Palatine Cup

Congratulations to the U8 Blue and U8 White Teams!

Both U8 Boys teams won their divisions at the Palatine Cup over Labor Day Weekend

 

Boys U8 Blue Team

Boys U8 White Team

Girls U12 Select-FINALISTS PALATINE CUP, U13 Silver Division

Congratulations Girls U12 Select

 Finalists in the Palatine Celtic Cup Tournament Over Labor Day Weekend

Congratulations Girls U11 Select and Boys U12 Premier
Girls U11 Select take 1st and Boys U12 Premier take 2nd at the Crystal Lake Tournament

Girls U11 Select Team Win the Crystal Lake Force Kicks for Kids Tournament- August 22-24

 

Boys U12 Premier take 2nd Place in the Crystal Lake Force Kicks for Kids Tournament

Christopher Quon Foundation Alumni Game
August 23-5:00 LFHS West Campus

Please join LFSA for the Christopher Quon Alumni Game

August 23 at 5:00

Lake Forest High School West Campus

On Saturday, August 23, the Lake Forest High School Boys Soccer team will be hosting its annual alumni game/fundraiser, "The Christopher Quon Alumni Game" at LFHS, West Campus. The game is named in honor of Chris, a LFHS 2005 graduate and varsity soccer and lacrosse player, who tragically lost his life from heart failure at the age of 22 in 2009. 

The Alumni Game will be held at 5pm.  All levels of Boys soccer will also be playing their kick-off Blue/Gold games prior to (starting at 3pm) and following the Alumni Game.

There will a raffle and auction with exciting prizes and proceeds will be donated to the Christopher Quon Foundation (CQF) which supports organizations that 1) fight cancer, 2) uses sports to impact youth and 3) helps disadvantaged youth and families.

In addition, this year the varsity soccer team will also be collecting food to donate to one of the organizations that the CQF supports - Beacon Place. Located in Waukegan, this summer Beacon Place provided over 430 underprivileged children with lunches and over 3000 meals were served. The CQF purchased soccer equipment for the children to play with after eating their lunches and many Lake Forest volunteers helped with the soccer program. All players from all teams and attendees are encouraged to bring food to the games.  


Enjoy a night under lights, visit with old and new friends and support the teams!  Hope to see you there!

For more information about the alumni event, please contact Sharon at sharonpopiel@gmail.com. For more information about Chris' foundation,  visit www.christopherquonfoundation.org or contact David at dcquon@aol.com. For more information about Beacon Place, visit www.beacon-place.org.

Boys U14 take first place in their league
Congratulations Boys U14!

Boys U14 Premier, coached by Rob Parry, take first place in their league with 6 wins and 2 losses.

Congratulations Boys!

 

 

 

U12 Girls at Chicago Red Stars Game

U12 girls with former LFSA player Rachel Quon and LFSA coach Alyssa Mautz after a Red Stars game! 

 

U12 Girls Select Win State Cup!
LFSA U12 Girls Select Win State Championship
 
The Oktay Akgun-coached LFSA U12 Girls Select Team defeated Chicago Premier 3-0 to win the U12 Girls Illinois State Cup Championship.  This was LFSA's third U12 girls State finals appearance and second championship in the last five years.  The current U12s dominated tournament play by posting a 6-0 record and outscoring its opponents 31-1.  With the wins, the team, which is currently ranked #1 in the State and #5 in the Region, extended its unbeaten streak against IL U12 teams to 34 games (33-0-1) dating back to 2012.
 
 
U13 Midwest Regional League Qualification
Girls U12 Select Qualify

Congratulations Girls U12 Select Team!

The Girls U12 Select team qualified for the U13 Midwest Regional League this past weekend.

The girls ended up 3-0 and will now qualify for the top MRL League next fall.

Way to go!

Eclipse Spring Classic
U12 Girls Premier and Boys U14 Select

Congratulations

U12 Girls Premier and U14 Boys Select

 Girls U12 Premier take second place and Boys U14 Select take first place 

at the Eclipse Spring Classic

  

Happy New Year From LFSA!
Holiday Party 2013

  

            

Congratulations To Our Fall Champions

Congratulations

Girls U16 Select

Division Champs U16CN

IWSL Fall 2013

Congratulations Girls U16 Select, coached by Kevin Kullby for a Championship fall season with a 9-1-0 record!

Congratulations

Girls U12 Select

#1 Ranked in Illinos!

GotSoccer has ranked the Girls U12 Select Team, coached by Oktay Akgun, the #1 Team in the Premier Ranking, with 2066 points. 

The team is ranked 7th in the Region and in the top 100 Nationally.  Congratulations Girls!

Girls U13 Select

Division Champs U13CN

IWSL Fall 2013

Congratulations Girls U13 Select, coached by Can Gungoren for an undefeated fall season with an outstanding 9-0-1 record!

Boys U11 Premier

Division Champs U11DNE

YSSL Fall 2013

Congratulations Boys U11 Premier, coaches by Tim Marginean for an 8-1-1 record and the Fall Division Championship!

 

Summer Camp
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Division Champions
Spring 2013

Congratulations to our Division Champions for the Spring Season !!

Girls U10 Premier - 1st Place

Girls U11 Select - 1st Place, Undefeated A Division

Boys U14 Select - 1st Place

Congratulations to the Girls U10 Select and Boys U10 Select

Libertyville Cup Champions!

 

SC Del Sol Presidents' Day Tournament
February 14-17, 2014

Congratulations to Our Girls U12 Select Team !!!!

Semifinalists in the A Division

SC del Sol Presidents' Day Tournament, Phoenix, AZ

 

   

 

Libertyville Champions!
Winners of the Libertyville Cup Memorial Day Tournament

Libertyville Cup

Tournament Champions

   

Congratulations to Girls U9 Blue coached by Susie Kullby

Congratulations to Boys U12 Select coached by Oktay Akgun

Congratulations to Girls U11 Select coached by Oktay Akgun

Lake Forest High School Women's Varsity Wins Sectional Championship!
2-1 Victory over Deerfield HS

Congratulations to LFHS Women’s Varsity Soccer Team

2013 Sectional Champions !

Congratulations to LFSA Team Members

Danielle Loeger (Captain), Amanda Bourne, Bailey Ehrens, Hannah Flagstad, Brooke Green, Ginnie Revenaugh

 

Quon Named To Canadian National Team

LFSA Proudly Congratulates

Rachel Quon

    

Rachel Quon, of Lake Forest, and current defender for Chicago Red Stars, has been named to Canada’s 18-player roster for the Women’s International Friendly Soccer Match between USA and Canada, to be played June 2, in Toronto.  Read more........

 

LFSA and Chicago Magic Announce PSG Elite Girls Program
Girls U11, U12 and U13


The  Chicago Magic Soccer Club  and the Lake Forest Soccer Association have announced the launch of the  PSG  Elite Girls  program, an open top level group of player pools at U11, U12, and U13 ages in year one with the mission of providing an additional tier of instruction and play for members of the clubs, with tryouts prior to every season and initial play in NISL Premiership and national tournaments such as Surf Cup and Disney.  A U10 Pre Elite age will also be likely initiated with lesser travel and training demands, depending on member feedback.


The program, with support from PSG Paris and the 2 clubs, will be provided with coaching and training at no charge. Participants will only be asked to cover league, tournament and uniforms at cost. 


Training will be built on the ’Centers of Excellence’ model and scheduled such that it does not interfere with their existing location team’s training and play. As with Magic boy’s, traveling and driving demands are to be kept within reason to balance school and soccer demands for younger players. In   conjunction with the new program, both clubs have dedicated themselves to a renewed effort and investment in their local girl’s programs, the foundation for PSG Elite.


Specific details about the program will be distributed by program coaches to members regarding tryouts, fees, and level of commitment.

Please direct any specific questions to  Louis Mateus , Executive Director Magic,  Oktay Akgun , DOC LFSA or  Tony Youhanna , Girls Director, Magic.

LFSA Celebrates 25 Years of Player Development
LFSA Celebrates Lake Forest Days!
Scouts Join In The Fun

 Lake Forest Day Parade 2012

Thank you to our scouts and parents!!
Special thanks to the Moorman Family for their vintage convertible - LFSA1 !
 
 
 
   

  

    
  
 
Chicago Tribune Celebrates LFSA's 25 Years!

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