South Shore Select is a year-round soccer school which emphasizes a competitive and positive environment for young girls. Our mission is to develop strong and confident females, and to teach them lessons from the game that transcend far beyond the soccer field. Come join our wonderful community.
Select Wins Preliminary Game in Region 1 Championships
June 27, 2015- Select defeated DE Rush with a score of 6-0 in the opening game of the Region 1 Championships. Brooke Cavino got the Massachusetts side started with the only two first half goals in the 14th and 24th minutes of play. Cavino notched her hattrick early in the second half and then teammates Hannah Vogt, Olivia Johnson and Isabelle Ruprecht completed a dominant performance from the returning champs brining the final score to 6-0 over Delaware Rush 00 (DE). South Shore will be tough to beat but will have all the other Under-14 Girls teams gunning for their title as the games continue tomorrow. For full article visit: US Youth Soccer
All camp information is available online! Visit our 2015 Summer Calendar information page for dates, location, and additional information. You can register by 6/25 for the "Welcome to Select" camp online now by clicking here:
June 24, 2015- Congratulations to the U12 Hanson team, who won the Division I U12 Championship this past weekend! On Hanson's U12 team there were 10 current Select players and one former player. According to Coach Rich, the "Select training and passion for the game was evident out there. These girls also bring so much spirit, desire, and heart to their game. They are a pleasure to watch and coach as well!"
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June 15, 2015- The South Shore Select U11 Elite team won the Irwin Cup U12 11v11 Tournament this past weekend defeating Liverpool FSC in the finals by a score of 7-1. The game was a complete team effort with 4 different players scoring goals and a defense and mid field that control the ball for most of the game. Katie Lynch was once again outstanding in goal, making a couple of timely saves. The victory capped off a tremendous Maple season for the team where they lost only 1 game all season.
June 15, 2015- If ever there were a day the girls were grateful for their tank tops, Sunday was the day! The Semi's found the girls facing off against New England Rush on the steamy turf, where 50 minutes just wasn't enough time to name a winner. The teams headed into the first OT 1-1, and that's how it stayed. The girls had to dig deep to head out for another OT and it was Sophie Reale who struck first, ending the epic match and securing her teammates place in the Finals! After a quick picnic and rehydration stop the gals headed back to the turf to face Liverpool FC, a tough team we had seen before. Our girls struck first, shocking the older and bigger Liverpool Team. Lise Trulsson put an exclamation point on her great tourney showing by scoring the second goal, giving the girls some breathing room. Liverpool scored on a PK before Sophie Reale did the same, bringing the score to 3-1, where it remained until the final whistle. The girls fought hard and worked as a team to end up at the top of the u11 bracket . . . as u10s! We are so proud of their hard work and truly love to watch them play.
Coaches Team Up to Empower Girls Through Soccer
HINGHAM, MA-- South Shore Select's Director Liz Lima and the Head Women's Soccer Coach at Boston College, Alison Foley, have joined forces to empower young female athletes.
National Champion Kristy Zurmuhlen Joins Select's Coaching Staff
These two dynamic coaches have led the way in their leagues, both regionally and nationally. In a male dominated sport, Liz and Alison have paved the way for future generations by encouraging girls to develop into strong and confident young women.
Since 1972, with the passage of Title IX, women have been a minority in the sports world especially in the sports business. In the US, only 10% of all high school athletic directors, two in 10 head college coaches, and less than 20% of college athletic directors are females.
Lima, a Harvard University graduate, owns and operates the highly successful, South Shore Select; an all-girls soccer club with over 400 players and 27 teams. In 2014, Liz guided her U13 Elite team to a third place finish in the US Youth Soccer National Championship. Select will look to take the crown this year, when they travel to the U14 National Championship in Oklahoma City.
Foley has led BC over the past 19 years to 13 NCAA berths, including 11 consecutive, while amassing a record of 229-121-36; which is more wins than any other women's soccer coach in program history. During her tenure at Boston College, Alison guided the program to eight Sweet 16's, three Elite Eights and the 2010 College Cup (Final Four).
"We hope to make our girls the best players they can be, while maintaining their love and passion for the game of soccer", said Lima. "We strive to make each player a better individual off the field by teaching them about community and social responsibility." Select's goal is to have the girls remember their time on the soccer field as a positive, competitive and heartfelt experience that prepared them for their futures.
Most importantly, Select holds it's values in the highest regard; which are are integrity, respect, family, dedication, passion and honest and open communication. Keeping consistent with their values, they are strict about the educational gains of their players, and make sure the girls' primary focus is their education. With Alison's leadership as the Senior Director, Select plans on developing the young female athletes for college.
"Partnering with Liz is a very exciting endeavor for me", said Alison. "We know each other well and both respect that while pushing our players to be the best; we never compromise making them the best people they can be first. Liz is one of the most talented youth coaches in the country and I look forwarded to blending our coaching strengths to provide a unique and elite environment in club soccer."
HINGHAM, MA May 16, 2015- South Shore Select is excited to announce the hiring of Kristy Zurmuhlen as a member of Select's coaching staff for the upcoming year.
Zurmuhlen is coming off of her first season as an assistant women's soccer coach at Boston College. In her collegiate career, Zurmuhlen was a member of the Stanford University 2011 NCAA National Championship team, and earned a spot on the NCAA All-Tournament team with her stellar performance. During her career, she played in 59 games with seven goals and five assists; scoring a remarkable 16 of her 19 career points in her senior season. For full article click here: Kristy Zurmuhlen Joins Select's Staff
Select Names Boston College Head Coach Alison Foley as Senior Director of Coaching
HINGHAM, MA May 13, 2015-- South Shore Select is excited to announce the hiring of Alison Foley as the club's new Senior Director of Coaching, announced today by Owner and Director Liz Lima.
Alison becomes the first Senior Director in program history. As the current headwomen's soccer coach of Boston College, Alison brings 19 years of experience to Select. She led Boston College to 13 NCAA berths, including 11 consecutive, while amassing a record of 229-121-36; which is more wins than any other women's soccer coach in program history. For full article click here: Select Names Alison Foley