The Quad-Cities is going to be representing the state of Iowa in an upcoming international soccer tournament!

The Quad City Strikers Soccer Club’s U14 boys team won the state of Iowa’s Presidents Cup tournament. They will represent Iowa as they play against other top-ranked international teams from around the world at the USA Cup in Minneapolis next week.  (July 11-17)  The annual competition draws more than 1,200 clubs worldwide and is only open to eligible top-ranked clubs.

Who are the Quad City Strikers?

Quad City Strikers U14 boys are the #1 ranked soccer team in their division in Iowa. The team is made up of Aiden Nuci, Caleb Hythecker, Colton Schuette, Connor Wehr, Drew Craig, Easton Bohnstengel, Fred Callender, Jackson Leary, Javier Alvarado, Joseph Ly, Lance Brock, Nathan Winger, Payton Douglas, Seth Utsinger and Wyatt Marshall.

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“We are extremely proud of all of our teams at Quad City Strikers, and are very proud of these boys who have worked hard to rise to this level of competition and compete at an international level,” said Morgan Pullias, club president for Quad City Strikers. “The Quad-Cities is an excellent soccer market that features a lot of talented players and we’re proud to be representing the Quad-Cities, and the state of Iowa, in this prestigious tournament."

 

“This is just the beginning of a lot of positive developments for the club, as we’re always looking to provide the best experience for all our players and parents,” Pullias said. “Strikers offers awesome coaching and a great soccer experience with the lowest and most affordable fees which is important during these tough financial times.”

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You know how expensive gas and many other things are, right now.

With these and other high costs of the tournament, the Quad City Strikers have set up a GoFundMe for the team and appreciate any and all donations that can be offered.

Behind the Scenes with the Iowa Hawkeyes-Iowa's Ladies Football Academy 2022

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be behind the scenes with the Iowa Hawkeyes? When you're part of the Ladies Football academy you get the full experience of what it's like to be on the field in Kinnick Stadium with Kirk Ferentz, coaches and the Iowa Hawkeye football players.
Take a look inside the locker rooms and other places regular people can't normally see.

Here's a bit of history.
The Ladies Football Academy has been a University of Iowa football tradition for over a decade. This year's event was the last; held on June 11, 2022. 665 women participated in the day-long event raising funds for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. Over $500,000 was raised this year alone.

Since the tradition began in 2010 (the academy was canceled two years during the pandemic) the program has raised nearly $3 million.

The ladies must raise at least $500 to participate in the football camp, but in exchange, they can meet the Iowa Hawkeye football players, coaches, and trainers, get autographs, tour the football facilities and run drills with the players. It's definitely a once-in-a-lifetime bucket list experience.

Let's take a look behind the scenes in this year's final Ladies Football Academy.

Free Things To Do With the Fams in the QC This Summer

Summer is here, gas is expensive, and we all want to do stuff but stuff can cost money! Here are a few fun things you can bring the kids along for that will cost you nothing.