Sunday, January 18, 2009

Congrats to Former Howie Student Jillian Gilbeau!!

On January 17, former Patrick Henry soccer player and former student of Howie Hawver's, Jill Gilbeau, was taken as the 22nd overall pick in the 2009 Women's Professional Soccer Draft by the Washington Freedom. It just so happens that Jill and her new team will be in Los Angeles for the WPS Inaugural Match on Sunday, March 29 at 3pm at the Home Depot Center. Watch for more information!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Howie is looking ahead


The San Diego Spirit Soccer Club is open for business. The club’s mission is to provide solid foundation training and development for younger players (U7- U9) through its academy program, and premium advanced training and development for older players (U10-U18) through its competitive program. Located in the Del Cerro/San Carlos/Allied Gardens area, the club’s flagship year promises to be exciting.

Effective March 1, 2009, Howie Hawver will assume the responsibility of director of soccer operations. An informational meeting is planned Jan. 15, 2009, at 6:30 pm at Grossmont College (Griffin Gate Conference Room). Those interested in finding out more about the club are encouraged to attend.
For more information, visit the San Diego Spirit Soccer Club’s website at

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Interested in learning more about ALS?

There is a wealth of information regarding ALS available on the Web. Here are a few links to the ALS Association and the San Diego chapter.

Did you know that Time Magazine Recognized ALS Stem Cell Research as No. 1 Medical Breakthrough in 2008??
Time magazine has named the creation of motor neurons using ordinary skins cells from people with ALS as the No. 1 medical breakthrough in 2008. The research was reported last summer by The ALS Association. Read full story

Media Coverage of the Howie's Day Event

It is great to see that the community beyond soccer is recognizing the importance of this event and the efforts being made.