Sunday, September 30, 2007

Sunday, Sept. 30

Glad to report that we have already received ressponse for the spring trip to Holland. We have 10 responses wanting to know more informaation. Jan is currently in Canada on a soccer project for the next 2 weeks and after that he will put together a plan for the trip. Once I receive that, i will post the details on the blog.


Thursday, September 27, 2007

Thursday, September 27, 2007 5:39 PM
Subject: Holland ?? anyone ??

Hello everyone !!

Jan has stopped in St Louis for a brief visit and we met to discuss a possible trip to Holland .

The dates are March 17 thru March 25, 2008.

The invitation is for boys born in ’94.

There is a tournament in Holland during that time and there will be training as well with Dutch players.

All of the particular details will be worked out shortly.

We are looking to bring 12 players from St. Louis to join with Dutch players and participate in the tournament.

If interested, please respond.

Terry Michler

Jan Pruijn

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Rememeber Matt Clarkin from camp ---
here he is in action for CBC vs SLUH in the CYC Tournamnet Championship game.
Matt has done well so far this season playing on the varsity team.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Sunday, Sept. 23

Solid SLUH outlasts CBC in title game
By Joe Lyons
Sunday, Sep. 23 2007

FENTON — Jack Twellman saw the opening and took the shot. And what a shot it

Twellman's 35-yard blast, into the upper-right corner of the net, highlighted a
solid effort as St. Louis University High knocked off CBC 2-0 on Saturday in
the title match of the 53rd annual CYC-Bob Guelker Memorial Soccer Tournament
at Anheuser-Busch Center.

SLUH, ranked fourth among Post-Dispatch large schools, improved to 12-1-1 and
avenged a 3-2 loss to the Cadets in defending their CYC-Guelker title.
Third-ranked CBC is 11-2-1.

Has Twellman ever hit a ball better? "Probably not," he said "I knew I hit it
well, but it's not like I was placing it. ... Coach tells us to aim for the
middle because the ball probably won't end up there anyway.''

The shot came with about 14 minutes to play and was the SLUH senior's second
goal of the match. In the first half, he converted a penalty kick to put the
Junior Billikens on top.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Friday, Sept. 21

Hello Terry,

We would like you to open the next webpage to see which title Michelle got from the soccer club JVCCuijk. She has been appointed to “ Talent of the year”.
Every year there is the election of the sportsman, sportswoman, sportsteam and the promise of the future. And the last year they made Michelle talent of the year; the most talented youth-player of the last year. Isn’t that wonderful?!
I will translate the article for you.

JVC chooses Michelle van der Laan to Talent of the year
At the annual member meeting Michelle has been chosen to talent of the year.
The president of the club, Ingrid Kloosterman, took extended time to speech about Michelle. The title was handed over by Ellen van Eldik, the coach of the girlsteam from the KNVB, district under 17.
Michelle started to play soccer at the age of 8, but she also was a fanatic gymnast and she decided to proceed her gymnastic-career. So she stopped playing soccer. In 2004 she nevertheless choose to play soccer again and so she stopped with the gymnastic training and turned back to JVCCuijk.
The last season she was the only girl to play in a boysteam(C2) and she took part at the districtsselection girls under 15 KNVB. She even played with her mothers team and was an important player.
Michelle has played 2 selection games for the girlsteam district under 17 and is now waiting for the results of it.
She played them very well.

Best regards to all of you!!
Michelle, Anja and the rest of the family

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tuesday, sept. 18

News from Holland (email from Thea and pictures of Jip)

Hello Terry,

All is well here.

Thank you for keeping the blog up to date. We still check it regularly. It is nice to read how every one is doing.

We still talk about St. Louis a lot. And of course we always talk about soccer.

I think Jip has learned a lot from you, about soccer, about friendship and about life.

Good luck to you and greetings to everyone.

From Thea, Tony Jip and Max

Monday, September 17, 2007

Monday, Sept. 17

Hi Terry

Just want to say hello to everybody.

The soccer season has not been started very good for us
We lost the first 2 matches, but last Saturday we won our first game.
The new team must get more a “real” team and this takes time.

I send a picture from our team C1 “v.v. De Bataven” Gendt.
You can follow our results and program on

Tim and I received a invitation from the KNVB to play
the 2 selection games on 27 September and 2 October….wish us good luck :)

We will inform you about the results.

Greetings to all

Daan Basten

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Sunday, Sept. 16
Big win for CBC soccer --
article from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

CBC scores two late goals to upset No. 1 Chaminade
By Joe Lyons
Sunday, Sep. 16 2007

CREVE COEUR — As Chaminade soccer coach Mike Gauvain pointed out, the Red
Devils got what they deserved Saturday afternoon.

"You have to play the full 80 minutes, and we didn't do that,'' Gauvain said
after visiting CBC struck for two late goals for a 2-1 victory in the Metro
Catholic Conference opener for both squads. "We spent the last 10 minutes
trying to protect a 1-0 lead, and CBC took advantage. Somehow, some way, they
managed to put a couple of balls into the net.''

Chaminade, ranked No. 1 among Post-Dispatch large schools, also entered the
match ranked No. 1 nationally by the National Soccer Coaches Association of
America and by Student Sports.

CBC, 8-1 and ranked third among area teams, was a goal down with about 4
minutes to play when senior captain Dan Olwig scored off a corner kick. Less
than two minutes later, the Cadets' Nick Sanchez notched the game winner.

"I got into the box, cut the ball back on the defender and hit it as hard as I
could,'' Sanchez, a junior, said.

The shot hit a Chaminade player, went high in the air and then off the post
before crossing the goal line.

"It feels incredible,'' Sanchez said. "We didn't play our game in the first
half, but I thought we worked harder and played better after halftime.''

Chaminade (7-1) controlled play early, taking the lead on a goal in the final
minute of the opening half. The Red Devils' Ryan Bauer dribbled to the end line
before delivering the ball into the box for senior Peter Hyde, who scored with
a low shot.

CBC coach Terry Michler called it an improbable victory.

"We cheated ourselves by letting them control the first half,'' he said. "But
we kept ourselves in the game and managed to pull it out.''

Both teams will compete next week in the 53rd annual CYC/Bob Guelker Memorial
Tournament at Anheuser-Busch Center in Fenton, with a rematch possible in
Friday's semifinals.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Wed - Sept 12
an email from Michelle

Hello Terry!

This is Michelle, how are you doing? I’m fine. I really loved the time in America. I want to come back next year, but I’ve seen that it’s not possible, because next year it is for children between ’94 and ’95. That’s not so nice for me.
Like Irene said, we all are going to school now, it is the normal life again, but we will NEVER forget the time in America. I still have the wonderful pictures from America, and they are between my bed. Every evening I look at them, and then I think of you all guys. It was a very nice time, I would love it to come back one time, or maybe twice! Haha, and then the families. Were we stayed. I will thank all of them, that we could stay with them. I guess the other 11 Dutchies loved it there. I still miss you all, maybe the camp can be in Holland in 2009. That would be great!!
The competition from our own team has begun already, we won one game with 5-0, and we lost one game with 2-1. That’s not so good, but the first half we were worse. The second we were better, but they didn’t gave it away. I have also played a selection game for the Girls team under 17 for my district. I played very well, but I still have to play one more. But when I play the same as before, and how I played in America, I think I will be in the district-team under 17.
When we have a training with our own team, sometimes I put the clothes from America on; Orange, blue, white, or white, blue, orange: DUTCH TOUCH. 

After we came back from America, me and my family, (Jordie also) went to Italy. It was nice wetter, and we just played soccer, and swim. Here (ITEM) a picture from me and my brothers, (from left to right; Julian, Me, Jordie and Jannick) at the swimming pool. Can you please thank Tim Tettambel? My brother and I stayed with him, we liked it very much,

Thank you, thank you, thank you,

Xxxxx Michelle, and greetz from Jordie and my mum and dad.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Hello Terry,
A little note from Holland, last Saturday I was at Harry's house. Theo and his wife were also there. We had a fine evening and talked a lot of our stay with you.
We all did enjoy it very much.
Terry could you put the picture on the blog site for me, it do not work by me.
And will you also put on the following text.

Dear everyone,
Back in Holland we miss you all, we like to come back to you next year, if it is possible.
We all had a wonderful time with you and we loved the weather, here in Holland it rains a lot and it is only 16 degrees Celsius. Cold and wet.
All the children are now at school and have to go back to the normal life, but they will not forget the wonderful time in America.
Thank you for every thing.
Many greetings from Theo and Harry and from me (see the picture).


Sunday, September 9, 2007

Sunday, Sept. 9

We finally got some rain !!!!!!!
and the temperatures dropped -- hurrah !!
It looks like we will have nice weather for awhile now --

My team is now 5-1-0 and won a Tournamnet Championship this past week.
We played our 3 big rivals and had 2 wins and 1 loss, but manged to win the tournament with the best record.

This week we have another 3 games with a big game on Saturday.
The team is playing well and should have a successful season.

I hope everyone is enjoying success with your team and your personal performance.

Feel free to leave comments.
Still waiting to see Ajax on Tv --


Sunday, September 2, 2007

Sunday, Sept 2


thanks for the comments.
I am sure that Tom will do well with NEC and it is a great opportunity for him to express himself and to develop his talents.
Please keep me posted on his season.

Ajax has lost some key players, but I'm sure they will do well.
I am looking forward to watching them when they appear on TV in the US on Setanta Sports.

My team finished the first week with 3 wins and now we must get ready for a tough 3 game week against 3 of our biggest rivals. Hopefully, at the end of this week, I can report more good news from my team.

Jan is planning to return the US in late September and will stop in St Louis for 2 days. We have a game when he will be here, so he will be able top see us play.

Good luck with school, NEC and the travel.

Stay in touch