Lonestar Soccer Club
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Lonestar Soccer Club Lonestar Website is a youth (U5 through U18) soccer club, based in Austin, Texas, with teams competing in the USSF Development Academy, Elite Clubs National League www.eliteclubsnationalleague.com RIII Premier League, SCL, Division I, Super II, Division II, Division III, and Division IV. Since its founding in 2004, Lonestar SC has acquired more than 61 Western District Championships, 35 state championships, 5 Regional finalists, 3 Regional Championships, 5 national finalists and 2 national championships. With around 125 competitive teams each season, 1000+ Junior Academy players and around 3,500 recreational players, Lonestar SC is the largest youth soccer club in the central Texas area.
Lonestar SC is one of only about 50 youth soccer clubs in the United States to be selected as a Nike Premier Club. Nike Premier Club status affords the club the ability to be considered for many of Nike’s special programs including the Premier Club Summit, Manchester United Premier Cup and Nike Girl's Friendlies. In addition, Nike Premier Club soccer players have access to special U.S. National Team events in our area and exclusive Nike promotional activities and products. The Nike Premier Clubs have historically represented the top youth soccer clubs, coaches, and players in the country.
Lonestar SC is one of only 64 clubs selected by the USSF to participate in its Development Academy. These clubs are selected by U.S. Soccer National Team staff and coaches based on a number of criteria, including a club’s history of elite youth player development and past success in elite competitions.
Most recently,[when?] Lonestar SC was invited to join the ECNL, a national league which represents the top 66 female clubs in the United States with the goal of creating a top developmental league for female youth soccer players in the US. Lonestar SC finished its 2010–11 ECNL campaign with a national championship ECNL National Championship Highlights, following the success of the Lonestars 96G Red team. Additionally, Lonestar SC was ranked 8th as a club in the 66 club national league.
National Soccer Ranking.com's club rankings for 2009 list Lonestar SC as the 14th-best boys youth soccer club in the United States, and the only South Texas club to make the list.
The Lonestar Soccer Club won their first National Championship in 2010, the U19 girls Red led by JD Cochran. Not only is it the club's first national title but STYSA's first national title on the girls' side. The Lonestars 96G Red followed suit in 2011, led by NTH DoC Don Cameron.