The Lower Merion Soccer Club (LMSC) is a not-for-profit youth soccer organization that sponsors a wide range of youth soccer programs for
over 2800 youngsters each year between the ages of 4-18.
Each year, LMSC offers the following programs:
Fall Intramural Program (ages 4-14)
Spring Intramural Program (ages 4-12)
Travel Team Program (Under 8 up through Under 19)
Pre-Travel Developmental Academy
Summer Tournament Team Program (travel team players)
Special Needs Program for children with physical, mental and emotional limitations
A wide range of Training Programs offered throughout the year for children of all ages and levels
The 2019 - 2020 season is our 52nd season!
Our club is about diversity. While our Travel Team Program competes against some of the top teams in the region (LMSC travel teams
won three state championships in 2017, 2016 and also in 2014), we
also offer a wide range of programs for novice players of all ages, regardless of athletic ability and soccer background.
Our club offers a wide range of programs for children, based on age, gender, athletic ability, previous experience and desired competitive level.
Our Travel Team Program offers up to four different teams in many age groups. The Travel Team Program is not just for the superstar.
The Travel Team Program also offers teams for players looking to play at more competitive levels who are not super athletes.
Our intramural program offers soccer for children ages 4-14. Our younger age groups all play in smaller numbers and on smaller fields than
the older age groups. This philosophy enables players to be more involved with the play and develop at a much faster rate.
The ultimate objective of all LMSC programs is "to provide each and every youngster with a fun filled experience in a soccer environment."
This philosophy applies to the highest level travel team player down to the least experienced intramural players and everyone in between.
LMSC is affiliated with the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association (EPYSA) and the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).
LMSC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Lower Merion Soccer Club
Box 360 Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
LMSC STORM 2019 Under 19 Region One Finalists 2019 Under 19 State Cup Champions 2019 Under 19 Indoor State Cup Champions 2018 Under 18 Region One Semifinalists 2018 Under 18 State Champions 2018 Under 18 Indoor State Cup Champions 2017 Under 17 Region One Semifinalists 2017 Under 17 State Champions 2017 Under 17 Indoor State Champions 2016 Under 15 State Champions 2016 Under 15 Indoor State Champions 2015 Under 14 State Finalists 2015 Under 13 State Finalists 2014 Under 13 Indoor State Champions 2013 Under 12 Indoor State Champions
2019 Under 19 National Semifinalists 2019 Under 19 State Cup Champions 2018 Under 18 Eastern Regional League Champions 2016 Under 15 Region I USA Champions 2016 Under 15 State Champions 2016 Under 15 Indoor State Champions 2015 Under 14 State Finalists 2015 Under 14 Indoor State Champions 2014 Under 13 Indoor State Champions 2013 Under 12 Indoor State Champions 2012 Under 11 Indoor State Champions 2011 Under 10 Indoor State Champions 2010 Under 9 State Champions 2010 Under 9 Indoor State Champions
LMSC INVICTUS 2019 Under 15 State Cup Finalists 2018 Under 14 State Finalists 2017 Under 13 Region One Finalists 2017 Under 13 State Champions
LMSC MEGALODONS 2019 Under 11 Indoor State Champions 2018 Under 10 Indoor State Finalists 2017 Under 9 State Champions 2017 Under 9 Indoor State Finalists
LMSC FURIA 2019 Under 12 Indoor State Champions 2017 Under 10 Indoor State Champions
LMSC STEALTH 2019 Under 10 Indoor State Finalists 2018 Under 9 Indoor State Champions
LMSC IMPACT 2019 Under 13 Indoor State Finalists 2018 Under 12 Indoor State Champions
LMSC CYCLONES 2018 Under 15 Indoor State Champions
LMSC DING 2016 Under 11 State Champions 2016 Under 11 Indoor State Champions 2015 Under 10 Indoor State Champions 2014 Under 9 State Champions 2014 Under 9 Indoor State Cup Champions
LMSC FENIX 2015 Under 11 State Champions 2013 Under 9 State Champions
LMSC MAGIC 2014 Under 16 State Champions 2014 Under 16 Indoor State Champions 2013 Under 15 Indoor State Champions 2012 Under 14 Indoor State Champions 2009 Under 11 State Champions 2008 Under 10 State Champions
LMSC LEGENDS 2016 Under 12 Indoor State Champions 2014 Under 10 State Champions 2013 Under 9 Indoor State Champions
LMSC BALOS 2016 Under 10 Indoor State Champions 2015 Under 9 Boys Indoor State Champions
LMSC FIRE 2016 Under 13 Indoor State Champions
LMSC HERRICANES 2015 Under 13 Girls Indoor State Champions
LMSC AZTECS 2015 Under 13 Boys Indoor State Champions
LMSC BOCA 2014 Under 14 Indoor State Champions
LMSC LIGHTNING 2013 Under 16 Indoor State Champions 2012 Under 15 Indoor State Champions
LMSC VELEZ 2011 Under 19 State Champions 2008 Under 16 State Champions 2004 Under 12 State Champions
LMSC HEART 2009 Under 14 Girls State Champions 2008 Under 13 Girls State Champions
FALL INTRAMURAL PROGRAM
Our Fall Intramural Program is for children born between 2005 and 2015. No prior soccer experience is necessary. Games for all
divisions will run primarily on Saturdays, except for the 2015 birth division which will run on Sundays. The season will start on
Saturday, September 7 and run through November 10. No prior soccer experience is needed to participate.
WINTER INDOOR PROGRAMS
LMSC will again offer indoor winter training programs for intramural players, travel team players and players who aspire to play in
the Travel Team Program. This year's winter training programs will run at Suburban Sports in Conshohocken. Training programs will
run on Saturdays, starting January 4 and running through March 28.
61 LMSC ALUMS WILL BE PLAYING COLLEGE SOCCER IN 2019
LMSC will have at least 61 alums playing at the college level this fall.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARD
Each week, LMSC honors two travel team players (one male, one female) with our Player Of The Week Award.
September 7: Zeke Pontz, Danica Yusko
September 1: Andres Garces, Elijah Mencin, Anna Sturm
August 25: Cameron Schultz, Natalie Thomas
RATS (U-19 BOYS) TAKE 3RD AT NATIONALS
Congratulations to the LMSC Rats, our U-19 boys who took 3rd place at the National Championships
in Kansas. Earlier in the year, the Rats were crowned state champions.
2019 SPRING COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Each year, LMSC honors three coaches as their "Coach Of The Year" award winners at the conclusion of the spring season and again
at the conclusion of the fall season. Congratulations to the following coaches on being
named for this honor in the spring of 2019:
The LMSC Storm (U-19 girls) took second at the Region One championships, comprised of the state
champions from Maine through West Virginia. Congrats to the girls on winning the state
championship four years in a row. LMSC would like to wish the best of luck to the players
next year when they begin their college careers.
STORM WIN FOURTH CONSECUTIVE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
The LMSC Storm (U-19 girls) won their fourth straight state championship, defeating West-Mont United 7-0 in the
championship game. This is the sixth straight year that the Storm played in the state championship game.
RATS WIN U-19 BOYS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
The LMSC Rats won the U-19 boys state championship, defeating Lehigh Valley United 3-0 in the state champioship game.
This is the third state championship in the team's history.
INVICTUS TAKES SECOND PLACE IN STATE CUPS
LMSC Invictus (U-15 boys) took second in the state cups for the second year in a row. Invictus were state
champions in 2017.
LMSC LOOKING TO HIRE COACHES
LMSC is looking to hire coaches for their Travel Team Program. Coaches must have previous experience as coaches
and / or players.
If you are interested in coaching, please contact LMSC President
Biff Sturla. Please include a
soccer resume or brief letter listing your soccer background and credentials.
LMSC ALUM DANIEL LOVITZ MAKES USA MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM DEBUT
Congratulations to long time LMSC player Daniel Lovitz who made his debut with the USA Men's National Team on January 27 when they
defeated Panama 3-0. Lovitz played for the LMSC Velez from U-11 through U-18. USA will also play Costa Rica on February 2nd.
ALEX AND EVAN'S JOURNEY FROM U-10D TRAVEL TO THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
In 2011, Alex Kades and Evan Tracy were playing on the LMSC Force, our U-10D team. Their team lost in the Delco League Division 6 championship game.
Five years later, they were playing on the LMSC Sabertooth Rats, our U-15A team. The team won the state championship as well as the Region One championship so
the team advanced to the National championships. In 2019, the Rats again were state champions and advanced to the national championship. Alex was a two time all-state
player in high school and was recruited to play Division One soccer at the University of Pennsylvania. Tracy was a two-time first team all Central League selection,
both were captains of their high school team. If anyone wants to know if people on 'D' level travel teams ever move to higher levels of play, just ask Alex or Evan.
DRIBBLING AND 1v1 ATTACKING VIDEO
LMSC has put together a 20 minute video showing basic dribbling skills taught in training sessions and practices.
This video can be enjoyed by players, parents and coaches.
LMSC NEWS ITEMS
August 4, 2019 LMSC Sixers (U-9B Boys) Win Whitpain Tournament Playing Up A Year
July 15, 2019 LMSC's Jesse Zafiratos Named Head Coach For Rosemont College's Men's Team
July 3, 2019 LMSC Storm (U-19 Girls) Take Second At Region One Championships
June 2, 2019 LMSC Storm (U-19 Girls) Win State Cups For Fourth Straight Year
June 2, 2019 LMSC Rats (U-19 Boys) Win State Cups
May 27, 2019 LMSC Impact (U-14A Girls) Win Top Flight Of Columbia, Maryland Memorial Day Tournament
May 26, 2019 LMSC Irmaos (U-8A Boys) Win EDP Memorial Day Classic
May 24, 2019 LMSC Invictus (U-15A Boys) Take Second in EPYSA State Cups
May 8, 2019 LMSC Chaos (U-18 Boys) Win March Into Cups Tournament
April 2, 2019 LMSC Alum Myra Sack Inducted Into Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall Of Fame
March 22, 2019 Furia (U-12A Girls) Win YSC U-13 Indoor League Championship
March 22, 2019 Thundercats Win YSC Indoor League Championship
March 16, 2019 Impact (U-13A Girls) Take First At Jefferson Cup in Richmond
March 10, 2019 Furia (U-12A Girls) Take Second At FC Europa Tournament
February 23, 2019 Megalodons (U-11A Boys) Win West-Mont Tournament
February 21, 2019 Over 20 Storm Players Will Be Playing At The College Level This Fall
February 9, 2019 Megalodons (U-11 Boys) Crowned EPYSA Indoor State Cup Champions
February 9, 2019 Monstars (U-11 Girls) Take Second In EPYSA Indoor State Cups
February 9, 2019 Stealth (U-10 Boys) Take Second In EPYSA Indoor State Cups
February 3, 2019 Furia (U-12 Girls) Crowned EPYSA Indoor State Cup Champions
February 3, 2019 Impact (U-13 Girls) Take Second at EPYSA Indoor State Cups
February 2, 2019 Storm (U-19 Girls) Win Indoor State Cups For The Fourth Straight Year
February 2, 2019 Galaxy (U-18 Boys) Take Second In Indoor State Cups
January 3, 2019 LMSC Alum Daniel Lovitz Called Into USA Men's National Team Camp
December 8, 2018 Megalodons (U-11A Boys) Win Deep Run Thanksgiving Tournament Playing Up A Year
December 8, 2018 Stealth (U-10A Boys) Win Deep Run Thanksgiving Tournament
November 18, 2018 Colts Win Majors Division Championship
November 18, 2018 LMSC Invictus (U-15A Boys) Win Top Flight Of Bethesda Premier Cup
November 11, 2018 LMSC Impact (U-13A Girls) Take Second at Bethesda Premier Cup
November 9, 2018 How To Celebrate When Your Team Wins
October 10, 2018 LMSC Legend (U-15 Girls) Do Community Service Work
October 9, 2018 Alex Kades (LMSC Rats U-19 boys) named Main Line Athlete Of The Week
October 7, 2018 Megalodons (U-11A Boys) Win Top Flight Of YMS Columbus Cup
October 7, 2018 Ambush (U-15 Boys) Win Explorers Cup
October 7, 2018 Lost Boys (U-12 Boys) Win Western Lehigh Tournament, playing up at U-13
October 7, 2018 Fusion (U-12 Boys) Win Jack Walsh Tournament
October 7, 2018 Thundercats (U-12 Girls) Win Ukrainian Columbus Cup
October 7, 2018 Monstars (U-11A Girls) Take Second In Ukrainian Nationals Columbus Cup
September 19, 2018 Lauren Bracken (U-19 Girls) Selected As Main Line Girls Athlete Of The Week
September 2, 2018 Impact (U-13 Girls) Crowned Champions At PA Classics Keystone Cup
September 2, 2018 Falcons (U-10 Boys) Crowned Champions At Al Perlini Memorial Tournament
August 26, 2018 Irmaos (U-8 Boys) Win U-9 Second Flight in Battle At Hilltop Tournament, Playing Up A Year
August 5, 2018 Invictus (U-15 Boys) and Rats (U-19 Boys) Accepted Into National League
August 5, 2018 U-14 Summer Program Team Goes Undefeated In 2018
June 3, 2018 Storm (U-18 Girls) Win Third Straight State Championship
May 28, 2018 Ambush (U-14B Boys) Win Williamsburg Memorial Day Weekend Tournament
May 27, 2018 Furia (U-11A Girls) Win FC Delco Players Cup
May 8, 2018 LMSC Boys Program Accepted into EDP Regional League
April 21, 2018 Storm (U-18 girls) players help with Brandon's Voice Fundraiser
March 30, 2018 Eight Storm (U-18 girls) Players Commit To Colleges So Far To Continue Their Soccer Careers
March 11, 2018 Furia (U-11A Girls) Win Top Flight Of FC Europa Cup
March 11, 2018 Sochers (U-14A Girls) Win Elite Division Of FC Europa Cup
March 9, 2018 Alex Kades - From D Team To D1 College Recruit
February 24, 2018 LMSC President Biff Sturla Honored By EPYSA With "Service To Youth Award"
February 18, 2018 Stealth (U-9A Boys) Crowned Indoor State Cup Champions
February 11, 2018 Former LMSC Storm Player Filippa Graneld Selected To Sweden U-17 National Team
February 3, 2018 Storm (U-18A Girls) Repeat As EPYSA Indoor State Cup Champions
February 3, 2018 Galaxy (U-17A Boys) Take Second In EPYSA Indoor State Cups
January 21, 2018 Impact (U-12A Girls) Crowned EPYSA Indoor State Cup Champions
January 21, 2018 Cyclones (U-15A Girls) Crowned EPYSA Indoor State Cup Champions
January 21, 2018 Tik Tak (U-12A Boys) Take Second At EPYSA Indoor State Cups
January 6, 2018 Furia (U-11A Girls) Take Second In EPYSA Indoor State Cups
January 6, 2018 Megalodons (U-10A Boys) Take Second In EPYSA Indoor State Cups
November 26, 2017 Celtic (U-9 Boys) Win Deep RunTournament
November 25, 2017 Furia (U-11A Girls) Win Welsh Cup Tournament
November 19, 2017 Five LMSC Players Earn High School All-State Honors
November 19, 2017 Thunder (U-13 Boys) Take First At Welsh Cup
November 19, 2017 Tigers (U-12 Girls) Take First At Welsh Cup
November 19, 2017 Bobcats (U-10 Boys) Take First At Welsh Cup
November 12, 2017 Chargers Win Majors Division Championship
October 8, 2017 Fusion (U-11 Boys) Take Second In Jack Welsh Tournament
October 8, 2017 Monstars (U-10A Girls) Win PA Ukrainian Nationals Columbus Cup Tournament
September 3, 2017 Impact (U-12A Girls) Win PA Classics Keystone Cup Tournament
August 27, 2017 Furia (U-11A Girls) Win Kickoff Classic Tournament
August 27, 2017 Stealth Win Battle At Hilltop Classic
August 20, 2017 Megalodons Win Kickoff Classic Tournament Top Flight
August 20, 2017 Impact Take Second Place In Top Flight Of Battle Of Hilltop Tournament
August 10, 2017 LMSC Heavily Represented on Philadelphia Maccabi 14 Year Old Championship Team
July 1, 2017 U-13 Boys Summer Program Team Wins MAPS Tournament
July 1, 2017 U-10 Girls Summer Program Team Wins MAPS Tournament
July 1, 2017 Four LMSC Alums Lead USA To The 2017 Maccabi Games Championship
July 7, 2017 LMSC Rats Host Team From Dubai In Friendly Match
June 22, 2017 Zion Scarlett On Cover of EPYSA Touchline Magazine
June 22, 2017 Four LMSC Alums Representing The USA in 2017 Maccabi Games
June 18, 2017 Main Line Media News Honors Our Three State Championship Teams
June 18, 2017 Tik Tak (U-11A Boys) Win Kirkwood, Delaware Tournament
June 10, 2017 U-9 Boys Win Live Media 3v3 Tournament
June 4, 2017 Rogue Wave Win Cherry Hill Tournament
June 4, 2017 Impact (U-11 Girls) Win Lancaster Summer Classic
May 21, 2017 Storm (U-17 Girls) Repeat As State Champions
May 21, 2017 Invictus (U-13 Boys) Win State Championship
May 21, 2017 Under 9 Boys Win State Championship
May 21, 2017 Impact (U-11A Girls) Take Second In State Cups
May 21, 2017 Stingerz (U-11 Girls) Win Whitpain Classic Tournament
May 7, 2017 Thunderbolts (U-16 Girls) Take First Place at March Into Cups Tournament
May 7, 2017 LMSC Strike (U-12B Girls) Take First Place at March Into Cups Tournament
May 6, 2017 LMSC Sting Take First Place at Bimbo B-Active Cup
April 15, 2017 LMSC Thundercats Win Robert Urban Memorial Tournament
March 25, 2017 LMSC Fusion Win YSC Indoor League Championship
March 7, 2017 Harrison Malone helps our state's Olympic Development Program win National Chamionship
March 6, 2017 Tik Tak (U-11 Boys) take second place in Richmond, Virginia
March 3, 2017 Impact (U-11 Girls) take first and second in Philly Futsal League, playing up a year
February 26, 2017 LaFuria (U-10 Girls) Win Indoor State Cups
February 26, 2017 LMSC 007s (U-10 Boys) Take Second Place At State Cups
February 26, 2017 Crazy 7s (U-10 Boys) Take Second Place At State Cups (B Flight)
February 26, 2017 Fury (U-9 Girls) Take Second Place At State Cups (B Flight)
February 20, 2017 U-9A Boys take second at Indoor State Cups
February 4, 2017 Storm (U-17 girls) repeat as Indoor State Champions
January 22, 2017 Force (U-12 girls) crowned Indoor State Champions
January 9, 2017 LaFuria (U-10 girls) win YSC U-11 Indoor League