Our Athletes

Our Athletes include:

Crystal Dunn

 

2016 US Olympic Team

The Spirit drafted Crystal Dunn with the 1st overall pick in the 2014 NWSL College Draft. She had a banner 2015 season scoring 15 goals for the Spirit and was awarded NWSL Golden Boot, NWSL MVP, Washington Spirit Golden Boot, and Washington Spirit MVP. She was also NWSL Player of the Week a record six times and NWSL Player of the Month for August. Dunn was named to NWSL Best XI and averaged 0.75 goals per team game, a new NWSL record.

Dunn is a US Women’s Allocated Player for the Spirit. She was a key member of the Under-20 team that won the Under-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan in 2012, where she had three assists. Dunn made her debut for the senior U.S. National Team in 2013.  She scored her first career international goal on September 17th 2015.

 

United States National Team: 2015: Played against England as a substitute on 13 as a late game substitute, but would not play again until the post-WWC Victory Tour, where she started six of the seven matches she played while scoring four goals with three assists … The 5-foot-1 Dunn scored her first career international goal on Sept. 17 against Haiti on a header …Member of the roster that competed and helped the USA win its 10th Algarve Cup after defeating France 2-0 on March 11

Merri Speck  

Professional.

Midfielder with the 2016 NWSL Champion Western New York Flash in 2016

International
Named to the United States Under-23 Women’s National Team

College
Played at Yale University for four seasons … Made 56 appearances and started 54 games for the Bulldogs … Three-time first team All-Ivy selection (only one in school history) … 2014:Named first team All-Ivy and first team All-New England … Started 14 of Yale’s 15 games … Scored 2 goals and had 2 assists …2013: First team All-Ivy and first team All-New England selection … One of only two players to start all 16 of the Bulldogs’ games … Had 1 goal and 5 assists …  2012: Started 7 games for Yale, contributing 4 assists … Limited to only 8 games because of injury … 2011: First team All-Ivy selection … Started all 17 games … Had four goals and four assists.

Named to the United States Under-23 Women’s National Team

 

Michael G. Blackwood-

1 x Olympic Games Silver medallist-1 x World Championships Silver medallist-2 x World Indoor Championships Silver medallist

1 x World Indoor Championships Bronze medallist- 1 x World Athletics Final Gold medallist- 1 x World Athletics Final Silver medallist

 3 x Olympic Games finalist- 3 x World Championships finalist -2 x Golden League meeting winner

“I, Michael Blackwood, represented Jamaica at 3 Olympics games and many international track and field events including the World Championships. I was coached by Jude Massillon . I have learned a lot from him during this time. Coach Jude is a good mentor. Coach Jude is a good motivator and he will try his best to help you reach your full potential.”

 

Dewayne Barrett

Career Accomplishments:
2009 World Indoor Championship Silver Medalist 4x400m
2009,10,11,12,13 Finalist at Jamaica National trials
2007 NACAC  Gold Medalist 4x400m
2005 World University Games Silver Medalist 400m,200m
2005 World University Games Silver Medalist 4x400m
2000 World Junior Championship Gold Medalist 4x400m

 

Michelle Ballentine

– 6 Time Jamaican National Champion, Commonwealth Games Finalist, and Olympic Semi-Finalist

“Hiring Jude to consult with me has been by far the best investment I have ever made in my athletic development. After working with him I had my 3 best seasons in over a decade. I believe that SPG has given me a competitive advantage over my opponents that carried me for years.”

At SPG, we know how to train athletes because, collectively, we have a track record of more than 20 years in a wide range of categories, from speed and agility, strength and conditioning, and evaluating coaches and players. We assess each athlete and nurture the unique strengths of each, never relying on a cookie cutter approach. We manage our athletes for sustained, not in-and-out success

 

Kevin Hardy -All-Pro Linebacker, 13 year NFL veteran

“When it was time to get ready for the NFL my agent sent me to Jude to get stronger and faster, which led me to being the second pick in the 1995 draft. But I warn you, this is only for serious athletes looking for serious success.”

We have the experience, the contacts, and the industry clout to make things happen. And we’ll call on our extensive training network to provide the right direction as we advance of each athlete. We understand the needs of athletes because we’ve worked with some of the greatest. Just take a look at a few of our athletes’ accomplishments to date and keep an eye out for new accomplishments.

Over 40 NFL 1st Round Draft Picks
Coached 38 National Champions from 16 countries 1996 – present
19 olympians called on SPG for their development in the last 3 Olympics
Over 100 Collegiate All-Americans
34 Division 1 Soccer Players
11 Division 1 Lacrosse Players

Jasmine Lee

 

-University Of Texas/Long Beach Poly – 8 Time High School National Champion and still  Holder of 4 High School National Records

“Being an athlete reflects the lifestyle you live. What you put into it will come out. Jude will get you to where you ache to drive and push yourself to get maximum results.”

Aneita Denton 

– University of Arkansas -2 Time NCAA Champion -800 meters

“SPG made me a champion. It will make you one too.”

Shaun Smith

– Oral Roberts University-8 Time All-American 800 Meters, Former Anchor of World #1 4×800 Meter Relay Team.

“When you are resting, someone is training. We keep training year round. That’s the key to our success.”

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