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2nd Annual 'Empire to College' Night Announced

By WL, 10/27/17, 11:15AM AKDT


Chicago Empire FC 2018 College Info Night

When:  TBD

Where: Elmhurst College
                  Schaible Science Center- Illinois Hall

                 190 S. Prospect Ave.
                 Elmhurst, IL 60126

Who: All Current High School Empire FC players and families welcome and encouraged to attend!

College Coaches Panel is being confirmed. Stay tuned to for announcements on what programs will be represented!

2017 Confirmed Programs in Attendance:
University of Chicago -Women's Soccer
Illinois Wesleyan 
University - Women's Soccer
UW-Whitewater - Women's Soccer
Elmhurst College- Men's Soccer

2016 College night college programs included:
-UW-Whitewater Women's Soccer
-Benedictine Women's Soccer
-Concordia U. Chicago Men's Soccer

Chicago Empire FC College Recruiting Program

Here at Empire FC, it is our hope that many of our players will pursue opportunities to further their soccer career beyond high school.  The high school years are a vital time for players in the recruitment process (U15-U19). This is the time for players to identify potential colleges, prepare detailed player profiles, and engage in meaningful contact with college coaches. It is our commitment at Empire FC to aid in facilitating this process for our players.

Empire FC will be hosting college recruitment seminars throughout the year for families to attend. We will have guest speakers and coaches representing all levels of Intercollegiate soccer, on both the men's and women's side to engage in Q&A with parents and players alike. 

Also included in our college informational seminars will be a Financial Aid discussion presented by college admissions and financial aid directors. This can often be the most stressful part of making a college decision, and Empire FC is committed to helping educate our families as they navigate this process.

-Our coaching staff at Empire FC has over 45 years of combined college coaching experience. We have taken the time to put together a check-list of what you can do as a high school athlete to give yourself the best chance to compete at the Intercollegiate Level.  

See below for articles that will give a glimpse into what you should be doing at each age group to give yourself the leg up on the college recruiting competition!

Upcoming Player Research Nights

Empire FC will be offering player research evening to assist our players in the college search process. Players will meet with our College Recruiting Director, in order to get assistance with topics such as:

-Compiling a List of potential schools
-Initiating Contact with Coaches
-Mock phone interviews with coaches
-Developing a working Player Profile
-Understanding the Process

Players must register in order to attend. To register for a specific date, please e-mail Wes Lomnicki at

Research nights will be limited to players currently in high school.

Upcoming 2018 Research Nights: