PRESS RELEASE DECEMBER 8, 2023 @ 6:00 PM
RE: Kat Nichols announced at Pitt State Women's Soccer Assistant Coach!
VHSC is excited to announce that another one of our coaches is moving on to the collegiate ranks - Coach Kat Nichols will be the new Assistant Coach at Pitt State in Pittsburg, Kansas, starting in May.
Pitt State is a new DII program, and we know Coach Kat will help them build something special. She has made a big difference in the development of so many players in her eight years with the club, and we thank her for her service!
Kat Nichols joins a long list of former VHSC coaches who have gone on to do great things at the next level. The most prominent are Keidine McAlpine and Jason Lockhart, who won a national championship at USC and are now the current Women's Head and Assistant Coaches at the University of Georgia. More recently, Jarred Brookins is in the 2023 NCAA Final Four this weekend as a Men's Assistant Coach at Oregon, and Pat Flinn just finished his second season as Drake's (NCAA DI program in Iowa) Men's Head Coach. Most recently, Corey Smith became the Head Women's Coach at Birmingham Southern, with Coach Lettie Lundy as the assistant women's Coach at BSC. All coaches had long stints at VHSC.
Thank you for visiting Vestavia Hills Soccer Club! Home to over 1500 soccer players each year, we are excited to announce SPRING 2024 Recreational Soccer Registration! Registration is NOW OPEN!
We have multiple locations for all players, genders, and levels! If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to Steamers 2010 Black and Coach Rusty on being 2023 State Champions! The Steamers defeated Wetumpka in the semi-finals by a score of 4-1. William McClain led the scoring with two goals, while Brayan Machuca and Gavin Carpenter both added a goal each. Jonas Schaffer and Briley Guinn contributed assists in the scoring. Ethan Hurst and Nolan Blackenburg preserved the win in goal.
In the finals, the boys took on Trussville United SC. In the first half, Layton Draiss earned a penalty for the Steamers after being played through on goal, with Zach Phillips putting the team in front. Trussville converted a penalty of their own leaving a half time score of 1-1. Coming out of the break, Jonas Schaffer scored the eventual game winner after being played through by Jad el-Kattan. Brayan Machuca scored another goal late in the game to seal the win.
Congrats again, and GO STEAMERS!
We are very excited to announce a new partnership with Mindto.
Mindto is an educational multimedia platform focused on improving the wellness of students and athletes. They aim to provide our players information on a variety of topics through their holistic approach to wellness.
Mindto’s mission is to make wellness and mental health information more accessible, affordable, engaging, and rewarding. Their goal is to educate young athletes and students on wellness to destigmatize this subject from a young age and to facilitate behavioral changes for better and more appropriate habits and routines.
You an follow them on Instagram @mindto.usa, and access our team page at: https://www.mindto.io/article.
Mindto will provide VHSC with Podcasts, Videos, Articles, Challenges, and live Workshops on many topics related to Mental Fitness and Well-Being.
Vestavia Hills Soccer Club Partners with Buffalo Rock - Pepsi as Recreational Jersey Sponsor
Vestavia Hills, AL – The Vestavia Hills Soccer Club (VHSC) is thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership with Buffalo Rock Company as the club's official recreational jersey sponsor. This long-term agreement, set to commence this fall, marks a significant milestone for VHSC as they proudly unveil the new Pepsi logo on all home and away jerseys.
Buffalo Rock Company, the largest single-family-owned Pepsi and Dr Pepper bottler in the nation, has been selected to join forces with VHSC. With a dedicated team of over 2,400 Employee-Partners, Buffalo Rock Company caters to a vast consumer base of more than seven million individuals across Alabama, western Georgia, and the panhandle of Florida.
Expressing his enthusiasm for the partnership, VHSC President Frank Hernandez stated, "We are proud to support such a great brand, and Buffalo Rock has been a huge supporter of all Vestavia youth sports over the years. Seeing all our recreational players in these new uniforms will be great!”
Buffalo Rock Senior Vice President – Integrated Services Robin McKean added, "Vestavia Hills Soccer Club has always been an essential part of the community we serve, positively impacting the lives of young athletes by instilling valuable life skills and promoting healthy lifestyles. We are excited to partner with such an integral organization and look forward to seeing the Pepsi logo on the players' jerseys and helping contribute to the continued success of VHSC."
In addition to this remarkable collaboration, Synovus Bank, VHSC's jersey sponsor for the past five years, has graciously chosen to continue its support as a club-level sponsor. VHSC extends a heartfelt “thank you” to Synovus Bank for their unwavering dedication.
This landmark alliance between Vestavia Hills Soccer Club and Buffalo Rock Company signifies a shared commitment to fostering sportsmanship, community engagement, and the overall growth of youth soccer in the region. VHSC eagerly anticipates the upcoming season, where players will proudly represent the club with the new Pepsi-branded jerseys.
About Buffalo Rock Company:
Buffalo Rock Company is the nation’s largest single-family-owned Pepsi and Dr Pepper bottlers. The company employs more than 2,400 Employee-Partners who service more than seven million consumers throughout Alabama, western Georgia, and the panhandle of Florida. Matthew Dent, CEO and President, leads the fourth-generation Lee-owned company that has been in business for more than 122 years. The company continues to evolve its operations and brand portfolio to meet the needs of the ever-changing beverage and snack consumer. For more information about Buffalo Rock Company, visit www.buffalorock.com.
Thank you for visiting Vestavia Hills Soccer Club! Home to over 1500 soccer players each year, we are excited to announce Fall 2023 Recreational Soccer Registration! Registration is NOW OPEN!
We have multiple locations for all players, genders, and levels! If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at email@example.com.
Congrats to our 2011 Steamers Black I on being crowned Champions for the Perdido Soccer Shootout!
The boys finished the tournament undefeated and only conceded 2 goals throughout the entire tournament!
- Game 1 saw the steamers play Pensacola Rush in a 2-1 win. Goals courtesy of Patrick Jackson and Luke Wilson helped secure the win for the team. Some great individual play from CJ Wade and Charlie Colvin helped create the goals to bring the victory.
- Game 2 had the Steamers match up against MSC Lakers. The game ended in a 4-1 win with this being the most goals in a single game for the team at the tournament. Goals came from Nolan Walker, Luke Wilson and Collier Preskit to help ensure the victory for the team. Pulling the strings in midfield Jeremy Xie, Skye Rodney-Phillips and Will Ennis helped provide some creative solutions to find all the goal scorers for the assists.
- Game 3 was a close 1-0 win. One teammate was unable to travel due to injury. Grey Caroll who provided a constant encouragement to the boys with his motivative talk and passion demand high standards.The game winning goal came off an excellent shot from Jeremy Lam all the way from the halfway line. This game resulted in the teams only shutout thanks to excellent goalkeeping from John David Reamey and aid of his back line consisting of Boone Dunham, Eli Smith, Jeremy Lam and Crue Swords.
This spring, over 1700 players will be playing soccer under the VHSC banner. This is our largest registration period ever. Is it due to the World Cup bump? Maybe it’s all our great coaches? Whatever the reason, we are thrilled to welcome everyone to our fields this spring. Highlights for this Spring is our free Recreational Skills Sessions, held weekly on Mondays at Central, Tuesdays at Liberty Park - both at 7 PM!