Eveleen Hahn Commits to the University of South Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 18, 2017

Discoveries Soccer Club is delighted to announce Eveleen Hahn, class of 2019 (01 Lady Gold Premier) has recently accepted a spot to play for the University of South Carolina Women’s Soccer Program. USC Women’s Soccer finished last season ranked #5 in the Final NSCAA Poll, losing 1-0 to #2 seed UNC in last year’s Elite Eight of the NCAA Championship. Hahn will play for Shelley Smith, the SEC Coach of the Year who has produced both national team and professional players during her career at USC. The Gamecocks were also honored to earn the NSCAA Region Staff of the Year this past season after leading South Carolina to a perfect record in SEC play. USC ended their season by earning the SEC league’s regular-season championship and reaching the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three years.

“We couldn’t be prouder of Eveleen and what she has accomplished. She’s a special talent and a real difference maker. She’s a strong personality and handles big situations very well. She can play anywhere on the pitch and USC have gotten themselves a real gem with Eveleen. Having a player be recruited by such a high profile university is a major accomplishment and Eveleen has broken through a glass ceiling for all of our girls program, as she has set an example for all of our girls to continue to set their sights high. Congratulations to Eveleen’s family and we are grateful that they have entrusted DSC to help her achieve her goals in soccer,” said Dave Carton, Executive Director.

“I am so happy for Eveleen and the Hahn family. Eveleen is a dynamic player with an incredibly high ceiling.  I haven’t seen many players in the southeast who can compete at her level. She has aspirations of playing professionally and USC will be a perfect platform for her to show her talents. Eveleen has also opened the door for other DSC players to be recruited to top Div I programs. She stayed at DSC when she had opportunities to play at bigger clubs. But she chose to stay at DSC to get advanced training and remain with her friends. We are so happy her decision paid off for her, the 01 girls and the club.  Over the next two years, we look forward to preparing other players on her team for a great college career,” said Coach Lou Pantuosco.

“We are so proud of Eveleen and very thankful for the role Discoveries has played in her soccer and personal life.  Through the years, we have always been certain that Eveleen would not receive comparable training  at any other club nor would she have been happier in any other environment and culture.  That highest level of training and happiness that DSC has consistently provided have been the largest two factors in her reaching her goals as both a player and student-athlete,” said Steven Hahn, Eveleen’s father.

Eveleen helped her 01 Lady Gold team capture the SCYSA State Cup this past fall, while also gaining promotion to the R3PL Southern Premier League.

Coach Phil McCarter Named Fort Mill High Varsity Soccer Coach

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 12, 2017

Coach Phil McCarter has been named the new Fort Mill High School Varsity Coach effective immediately. McCarter previously coached for the Gold Hill Middle School soccer team and has coached at Discoveries Soccer Club for the past five years.

McCarter brings his love of the game and passionate coaching style to Fort Mill High through his wealth of experience and drive to further his coaching education. McCarter has spent long hours on and off the pitch furthering his knowledge of the game, even spending time this past year in England as one of 20 US coaches training at St. George’s Park.

McCarter has been with DSC for the past five years coaching a variety of boys teams for the club. His desire to make them succeed on and off the field is what drives him to continue coaching. “I want to teach them to love the game and take life lessons off the field as well. We focus on the team mentality which makes them better on and off the pitch,” said Coach McCarter.

“We are very excited for Phillip and look forward to seeing his impact on this program right away. Phillip being placed in this role is exciting for DSC because we see the partnership that our club continues to grow with Ft. Mill and other local school systems. Their kids are our kids, so to have this opportunity to focus even more on player development together is a great step for both organizations. Phillip’s passion and professionalism is so important to be successful in this game and we are proud to have him on our staff,” said Dave Carton, Executive Director.

We wish Coach McCarter all the best as he enters his new venture at Fort Mill High. He hopes to be competitive in the region as well as be good ambassadors of the game. “I am extremely excited, honored, and blessed to have been selected to be the next head coach of the Fort Mill High School Men’s Varsity Soccer program.  I look forward to leading Fort Mill into becoming one of the best overall soccer programs in the region and in the state.  Go Jackets,” said Coach McCarter.

DSC and Lancaster County Parks and Recreation announce new partnership for 2017/18 season

For Immediate Release;

Discoveries Soccer Club and Lancaster County Parks and Recreation (LCPR) are delighted to announce a new partnership moving into the 2017/2018 season. Commencing this summer, DSC will begin supporting the LCPR soccer program through summer camps, player clinics, coach/parent education programs, while also helping promote activities through social media and other program specific marketing campaigns. Through this agreement, DSC will provide LCPR with consistent staff support through the season, assisting in certain administrative roles such as evaluations, scheduling, and on-site program assistance. This partnership will also see DSC register LCPR members through SCYSA to help enhance the LCPR experience through SCYSA affiliation.

Also, through our successful Youth Development Model, DSC will look to offer a structured and professional player pathway for the more advanced LCPR player looking to expand their soccer experience. The Lancaster arm of our YDP program will work in conjunction with Lancaster County Parks and Rec, offering a clear route to advance each Lancaster player to his or her own ability and potential.

Executive Director Dave Carton;

“This is a great opportunity for all involved. Both DSC and Lancaster County Parks and Rec are committed to providing the highest level of service to each of our members. We have always enjoyed great support in the Lancaster community and we have had some great players and families from Lancaster come through our program. There are some exciting things happening in Lancaster County and we are thrilled and excited to play a major role in continuing to develop youth soccer in the area.  Thanks to Mickey Taylor for his efforts and ambition to continue to grow your program. Through Mickey Taylor LCPR have taken a very progressive and inclusive approach to their program and we are looking forward to working together in the future.”

Discoveries staff will begin collaborating with LCPR staff and officials in the summer 2017 to begin promoting and developing all programming on offer through Lancaster County recreations soccer department. For more information please visit;

www.discoveriessoccerclub.org