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National Team Placements

Posted on April 16, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

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The club continues to be recognized for developing elite players (40) that have been selected for national team events (games, camps & virtual meetings). Congratulations to the three latest players above that have been invited to attend.  

"It's extremely rewarding to see Danielle, Ellen and Laney being selected and recognized for their hard work" said Dave Dengerink, Director of Player Development. "We continue to provide a very competitive training and game day environment along with first class facilities for our elite players to excel, be challenged and potentially get selected for their respective national team events."

Danielle Shannon *USA 2021
Ellen Persson *USA 2021
Laney Gonzales *USA 2021
Isabella Hollenbach **USA  2021
Sydnie Thibodeaux **USA  2021
Ava Shannon **USA  2021
Ana Sofia Cedeno *USA 2021
Sarah Shelburne *USA 2021
Gillian Wilson USA 2020
Steven Hunsburger Panama 2020
Gabriella LaFuente Bolivia 2019
Halle Dixon USA 2019
Josiah Duenas Guam 2019
Kris Fernandez Guam 2019
Makaela Abam Cameroon 2019
Bubacarr Jobe Gambia 2018
Cesar Cordova USA 2018
Cesar Onut Romania 2018
Emily Alvarado Mexico 2018
Jazmin Grant Jamaica 2018
Kimberly Rodriguez Mexico 2018
Koby Carr USA 2018
Samantha Estrada USA 2018
Alex Fetterley USA 2017
Kenedie St. Mary Trinidad & Tobago 2017
Salma Ghazal Jordan 2017
Sarah Piper USA 2016
Christina Arteaga Mexico 2015
Gioviani Zavaletta El Salvador 2015
Kelsey Brann Mexico 2015
Cameron Phillips USA 2014
Danny Cabrera USA 2014
Kelly Rodriguez Mexico 2014
Colton Stanley USA 2013
Diego Coca El Salvador 2012
Eduardo Mira El Salvador 2012
Robert Hernandez USA 2012
Kekuta Manneh USA 2012
David Parra Venezuela 2007
Osvaldo Chavez USA 2005

* Virtual Meetings

** Regional Identification Center



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College Commitments 2021-22

Posted on April 13, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

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Houston's #1 youth soccer club continues to add college commitments (36 players) throughout the spring season and is very proud to congratulate the following players that are signees or have committed to their colleges of choice.  The club continues to lead the Houston area with student-athletes committing to collegiate soccer programs, with over 200 players since 2017 in addition to 37 national team placements. The Class of 2021 and 2022 are highlighted by 14 NCAA Division I schools, as well as, additional signings at powerhouse Division II and III schools. 

Alexis Fowlkes Texas Tech University
Angie Diep Southern Methodist University
Audrey Addison Houston Baptist University
Cambree Catalano Mississippi Valley State University
Camden Chance Howard Payne University
Camryn Cordova Sam Houston State University
Danika Etter Houston Baptist University
Desiree Deshotel Asbury University
Emily Bates Dallas Baptist University
Grace Freeman East Texas Baptist University
Grace Richard Lamar University

Haley McWhirter

East Carolina University
Haven Terry Baylor University
Isabella Hollenbach

University of Missouri

Jenna Bodron Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Kate Burgess University of Houston
Kaitlyn Futschik University of Texas at Dallas
Kennedy Harris University of Mary Hardin - Baylor
Makayla Baxter East Texas Baptist University
Megan Schwertner University of North Texas
Sara Engels Mercer University
Sara Giannotti Washington University
Shaylea Bolton Howard Payne University
Sydney Ben Howard Payne University
Sydnie Thibodaux Auburn University
Tea Guidie Sterling College
Alejo Prieto Upper Iowa University
Erik Lopez Upper Iowa University
Jonathan Harris University of West Alabama
Matthew Villarreal University of Dallas
Lucas Hickey Ohio Northern University
Samuel Williams Finlandia University
Alison Turner St. Edward's University
Danielle Shannon Louisiana State University
Laney Gonzales Louisiana State University
Rebecca Partyka Northeastern State University

Our dedicated, professional staff is able to work with players to design personalized development plans throughout their soccer career. Our experience in the recruitment process has provided the club an extensive network of contacts across the nation at all levels of college soccer. Every player ('07 - '02 birth years) in our club has access to our college fit finder program to ensure they have the ability to find the best opportunities to advance their athletic and academic aspirations and endeavors after high school.

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3 v 3 Turf Cup 2021

Posted on April 04, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

3v3 Turf Cup 6-25-19NoDateThe club hosted its annual 3 v 3 Turf Cup at Bear Branch Sports Fields, The Woodlands, TX with more than one hundred and fifty teams (150+) teams on site to celebrate the Easter festive weekend.  The following activities were part of the fun filled, action packed day for all the teams that traveled in from across the city of Houston: soccer tennis, live DJ, dance competitions, juggling station, 300+ games along with awards and presentations.

"Another great event of soccer in perfect weather conditions during the Easter holiday weekend.  Fantastic numbers along with some outstanding costumes and an array of festival activities," said Milton Arraez, Tournament Director.  "We look forward to hosting the 5 v 5 Memorial Day Classic on Saturday, May 29."  

The club would like to thank the following partners for donating food - Panera Bread, Potbelly, Lennys Subs and for Memorial Hermann for providing the first class medical care.  Fine Design T-Shirt Company was also on site providing quality product for the members and our guest teams to purchase.
Best Team Name - Huevos Rancheros
Best Uniform Winners - Dye Hard Divas
Juggle Contest Winner - Mariana Garcia
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Dynamo FC | Dash Ticket Information

Posted on March 30, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

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Greetings Friends of Dynamo Dash Youth!

We are very excited as the dawn of the 2021 Dynamo FC & Dash seasons are almost upon us. With that, comes to relaunch of the Dynamo Dash Youth Ticket in Registration program. Every single player in the club gets one ticket to a Dynamo FC or Dash game of their choosing this spring. The first opportunities to do this are right around the corner!

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The Houston Dash begin their defense of the Challenge Cup on Friday April 9 at BBVA Stadium at 7:30pm and then again Sunday May 2 v Portland at 6:30pm. You may use your ticket in registration for either of these games as well as purchase additional tickets here: Fevo.

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The Houston Dynamo FC will kick off their season on Friday April 16th at 7pm vs the San Jose Earthquakes. We will be hosting 6,500 fans in a reduced capacity for Phase 1 of the MLS Season.  Due to the limited availability for the Opening Night match, we have launched a waitlist for Group Tickets should ticket become available after Dynamo365 Season Ticket Members. To reserve your spot on the waiting list, please contact me directly.

If you are interested in learning more about securing tickets for the upcoming Dynamo and Dash Seasons, please sign up below and I will reach out to you directly to discuss the best option for Dynamo & Dash Youth Players & Families to attend matches at BBVA Stadium!

Request More Information on Tickets: Click Here!

I look forward to speaking with you.

Yours in soccer,

Jay Adelberg

Manager of Youth Sales
Houston Dynamo FC | Houston Dash | BBVA Stadium
1001 Avenida de las Americas, Suite 200
Houston, Texas 77010
t  713 276 7529    832 492 5207


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Dash Senior Recognition Day

Posted on March 29, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

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Dynamo | Dash Youth is proud to congratulate the 25 players that took part in the first-ever Houston Dash Senior Recognition event this past Sunday at Aveva Stadium. The Class of 2021 is highlighted by commitments to 12 NCAA Division I schools, as well as additional signings at powerhouse Division II, III, and NAIA institutions.

"We are extremely proud of these players that have worked exceptionally hard on and off the field to complete the recruitment process and solidify their college choices,” said Girls Academy Director, Mark Gibbs. “We wish them all the success and look forward to following them in their future academic and athletic endeavors at their respective schools."

Chris Canetti, President of the Houston World Cup 2026 Bid Committee, emceed the event, with Houston Dash Head Coach, James Clarkson, and goalkeeper, Jane Campbell, presenting awards. Campbell, also a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team and a former college standout at Stanford University, offered insight and advice for the graduating seniors as they prepare for life as a student-athlete and beyond.

"Playing for the Dash has been an amazing journey because I’ve been with the club since the start,” said midfielder Sydnie Thibodaux, who has committed to Auburn University for the fall. “This club has not only made me a better player on the field but a better person overall. I couldn’t be more grateful to have been a part of not only the club itself but the community that comes with it."

The club continues to lead the Houston area in prospective student-athletes committed to collegiate soccer programs. Since 2017, over 200 players from both the girls’ and boys’ programs are continuing their careers collegiately and 34 players are involved in their national team programs. The Dash Girls Academy is the only program in the area to provide direct access to the professional ranks as the affiliate of the NWSL’s Houston Dash.

Aveva Group 2021


Audrey Addison Houston Baptist University 
Emily Bates Dallas Baptist University
Makayla Baxter East Texas Baptist University
Sydney Ben Howard Payne University
Jenna Bodron Texas A&M - Corpus Christi
Shaylea Bolton Howard Payne University
Kate Burgess University of Houston 
Camden Chance Howard Payne University
Desiree DeShotel Asbury University
Angie Diep Southern Methodist University
Sara Engels Mercer University
Danika Etter Houston Baptist University
Alexis Fowlkes  Texas Tech University
Kaitlyn Futschik University of Texas at Dallas
Sara Giannotti Washington University in St. Louis
Tea Guidie Sterling College
Kennedy Harris University of Hardin-Baylor 
Isabella Hollenbach University of Missouri
Cora Morgenroth Mary Hardin-Baylor
Haley McWhirter  East Carolina University
Mallory Perez Mary Hardin-Baylor
Grace Richard Lamar University
Meghan Schwerter North Texas University
Haven Terry Baylor University
Sydnie Thibodaux Auburn University

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Club Yearly Fundraiser - Golf Outing 2021

Posted on March 27, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

f.hubspotusercontent10.nethubfs3023063DDY-GolfOuting-Logo-NODATEThis year's club fundraiser was again the golf outing hosted by The Woodlands Country Club - The Palmer brought to you by Academy Sports + Outdoors on Monday, March 22, 2021.

Proceeds from the day’s activities will continue to support the club’s on-going field expansion and current facilities maintenance, which is vital to supporting our continual development of 6,000+ youth soccer players in the Houston area.

Fifty four (54) foursomes were present over 27 pristine golf holes of undulating and mounded terrain, surrounded by challenging bunkers and intricate water hazards. The event had a raffle, silent, live auction, plus multiple fun course activities:

  • Mike 'D-Bo' Dobbyn, Charity Golf International Professional Long Driver (raised $6.5K)
  • Hole in One Prizes - $10,000 x 2, TV, clubs & airline flights
  • Live auction items - crawfish boil package, fishing trip, United Airlines tickets & Bluejack National foursome (Garrett Heinrich - Auctioneer, Director Digital Marketing, Dynamo FC | Dash)

Golf Winners Picture 2021

Pictured above : Troy Tice, Dean Melton, Chad Grimes & Dave McCleary were winners of the Bob Bennett Award 2021 with a score of 19 under par, congratulations!

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The club would like to recognize and thank the following partners for supporting the event:

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All raffle, silent and live auction winners / participants were notified.  If you did not pick up your prize on site at the course, please drop by the north soccer office Monday - Thursday (9:00am - 4:00pm). If you need your prize mailed or coordinated for pick via your team coach, please contact Diego Copa at

"We would like to thank all the golfers, sponsors, committee members, teams, coaching staff, team reps, and The Woodlands Country Club - Palmer Course for their valuable support throughout the event.  A huge amount of work went into delivering a first class event for everybody involved and the feedback has been overwhelmingly very positive."  Golf Committee 2021.

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Save the date for next year's event - Monday, March 21, 2022 at The Woodlands Country Club - The Palmer.



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Win Academy Sports + Outdoors Gift Card - $100

Posted on March 26, 2021 BY Simon Boddison



Good morning HDDY Members:

Please feel free to take one minute to complete this short survey: If you include your email, you will be entered to win a $100 Academy Sports + Outdoors gift card.

Thank you for supporting YOUR Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club!


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Honey Bunches of Oats - Spring Season

Posted on March 26, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

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Start Your Morning with Honey Bunches of Oats!

Honey Bunches of Oats cereal is proud to be sponsoring youth soccer and we hope the spring season has been going well. Be sure to finish the season strong by picking up your favorite Honey Bunches of Oats product at your local grocery store. Try our all-time favorite Honey Roasted and Almond or go explore the wide range of other flavors we offer! 

See you on the field!  

Thank you for supporting YOUR Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club!


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Regional YNT IDentification center - Girls Academy

Posted on March 23, 2021 BY Simon Boddison
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The club is very excited to have three Girls Academy players selected to the U.S. Soccer Girls YNT Regional Identification Center in Dallas, TX on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - Bella Hollenabach; Sydnie Thibodeaux and Ava ShannonYNT Identification Centers are one of the main tactics of Talent Identification. YNT ID Centers are no-cost identification opportunities for U.S. Soccer Talent Identification Managers to evaluate and monitor top talents. U.S. Soccer, in conjunction with local clubs, hosts approximately 100 sessions each year in 25 key markets throughout the country.


"I’m very excited that my hard work has paid off into a wonderful opportunity." Bella Hollenbach, Houston Dash '03 Girls Academy. Bella has committed to the University of Missouri, NCAA Div. I, (Southeastern Conference).


"Going into the USYNT camp means a lot to me because I’ve been putting in so much hard work and dedication to get this opportunity to show my abilities and I now that I have to chance to, I couldn’t be more grateful." Sydnie Thibodeux, Houston Dash '03 Girls Academy. Sydnie has committed to Auburn University, NCAA Div. I (Southeastern Conference).

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"I am blessed and honored to represent Houston Dash, coaches, and teammates who have helped me along the way.  I’m determined to do my best!" Ava Shannon, Houston Dash '05 Girls Academy.

"Congratulations to all three girls on being called up into this USYNT regional camp. Their dedication to training and commitment in games hasn’t gone unnoticed. I’m especially delighted for Sydnie and Bella as they have been in the club since the age of four and completed our player developmental pathway. They’ve been coached by multiple staff over the years and followed the process.  It's great to see they’ve been rewarded for their time and commitment." Mark Gibbs, Dash Academy Director.

The ID Center will be conducted while adhering to the strict return to play US Soccer Return To Play Protocols for COVID-19.


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Club Raffle 2021

Posted on March 01, 2021 BY Simon Boddison
Screen Shot 2021-03-01 at 9.30.30 PMFor those not joining us on the course, this is your opportunity to contribute to the fundraiser and give yourself a chance to win some tremendous prizes. We appreciate your support.
On-Line Annual Club Raffle & Golf Outing
Monday, March 22, 2021 at 10:00am.
The Woodlands Country Club - The Palmer Course.
Proceeds will go to the club’s on-going field expansion and current facilities maintenance which supports the development of over 6,000 youth soccer players.
  • Support your team and get to the top of the raffle leaderboard (Youth Academy, Competitive & Elite) by "choosing your team" when buying your tickets.
  • Recreational players - register with The Woodlands, Beaumont and South Recreational raffle group links.


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