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Big Day for Baamlak Haugen and Emilia McGiffert

Recently two long time Gitchi Gummi soccer player, Baamlak Haugen and Emilia McGiffert signed their National letters of Intent to play collegiate soccer.

You will still be able to see Baamlak play locally as see has committed to the University of Minnesota – Duluth to play for Gitchi Gummi soccer club founder, Greg Cane and his program.  Baamlak is a forward who possesses great speed which caused defenders all sorts of problems.  Baamlak finished this recent high school season being named as an All-State player after scoring 12 goals and assisting in a further 11 in her 14 games.

Emilia decided to commit to Eastern Michigan where she will continue her playing career at the Division 1 level.  Emilia is a play-maker in the middle of the park.  She has the ability to open up defensives with her close dribbling or by a variety of passes as she has a good repertoire at her disposal.   Emilia was named to the Lake Superior All-Conference girls’ team this high school season as she was involved in 12 goals.

We wish both Baamlak and Emilia all the very best in the next chapter of their playing careers, we have no doubt the knowledge and technical ability they have gained over the years with Gitch will put them in a great position to have a real impact at their chosen universities.

Good Luck to you both and we are excited to have one more season with Gitch as you prepare yourselves for the transition to College.

Gitch Players dominate All-Area teams again!!

With the release of the Duluth News Tribune All-Area teams came clarification and confirmation once again of Gitch Gummi's massive presence in the development of the Area's best soccer talents.  Gitchi Gummi Soccer Club had 16 players named to both squads, a tremendous recognition of the Clubs ability to develop top class players in the Area.

On the Boys side Gitch had 10 of the 11 players selected on their books, including the 2 time Player of the Year, Keegan Chastey (Duluth Denfeld)

The other boys from Gitch to earn All-Area recognition were; Elijah Aultman (Cloquet-Carlton-Esko), Evan Bjorlin (Hermantown), Kai Hoffman (Duluth East), Jakob Kidd (Superior), Eli Kramer (Duluth East), Aiden Olson (Duluth East), Spencer Rousseau (Cloquet-Carlton-Esko), Drake Schramm (Cloquet-Carlton-Esko), Owen Walczynski (Duluth Denfeld)

Maren Friday (Marshall) was awarded the Player of the Year accolade on the girls’ side having scored 24 goals this season.

Gitch representation from the girls came in the way of;  Claire Barlass (Duluth Denfeld), Baamlak Haugen (Marshall), Molly Henderson (Duluth East), Kamryn Hill (Duluth Denfeld), Emilia McGiffert (Marshall).

Congrats to all of these talented players, it has been a pleasure to see you develop on and off the pitch.  You have all represented Gitch tremendously!

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