Friday, March 31, 2017
Sounders Women launch 2017 tickets, reflect on nearly two decades of player development
Rose Lavelle suited up and played for the US Women’s National team this year after a stellar career at the University of Wisconsin. She was then drafted as the 1st overall pick in the 2017 NWSL Draft going to the Boston Breakers.
The United States Women’s National Team won the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Alex Morgan, Hope Solo, Sydney Leroux, and Megan Rapinoe all played parts in this competition.
Along with over 50 other players, these incredible athletes all spent time playing for the Sounders Women during their ascension in the professional game. Many of these players also saw time with their respective national teams.
"We have worked hard to create a professional environment, first in the W-League, and now in the WPSL, for women soccer players to prepare for the highest level of the game," said Cliff McElroy, Sounders Women Co-owner, "We are proud of the players that have called the Sounders Women home for a summer and we are excited about the new group coming in May."
The Sounders Women continue the tradition this spring with games starting in May in the WPSL. The home schedule and ticket opportunities can be found at www.sounderswomen.com. The season ticket purchase includes all four home games along with any exhibitions scheduled as the team prepares for the 2017 season. Individual tickets can also be purchased for each game and the Sounders Women will be playing a double header the evening of July 7th with their partners, the Sounders U23, at Sunset Stadium in Sumner.
Kim Calkins, Sounders Women Head Coach says, “This year's roster represents a diverse group of exceptionally talented and passionate soccer players excelling in their respective college programs, as well as youth national teams, from local to across the country. Our coaching staff is looking forward to the opportunity to work with such a competitive group of young women for a summer in one of the greatest soccer culture cities in the United States.”
Stay tuned for exciting announcements about the roster and upcoming events!
Sounders Women in the Pro’s/National teams
Alex Morgan- Orlando Pride (2012) – US Women’s National Team
Hope Solo- Seattle Reign (2012) - US Women’s National Team
Megan Rapinoe- Seattle Reign (2012)
Sydney Leroux- FC Kansas City (2012)
Stephanie Cox- Seattle Reign (2012)
Lyndsey Elston- (Seattle Reign) (2012, 2013)
Lyndsay Paterson, (Los Angeles Sol, Seattle Reign) 2009-2014
Kate Dienes-Seattle Reign (2012)
Veronica Perez- Washington Spirit, 2012)
Megan Manthey- 1st Division Denmark, (2012, 2015)
Stephanie Verdoia (Boston Breakers (2014)
Sophia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars) (2013)
Brittany Timko – Canadian International, Olympian (2014)
Shannon Woeller- Iceland, Germany, 1st Division, Canadian International 2013, 2014 UEFA Champions League
Rachel Melhado- German 1st Division, Canadian International (2014)
Melissa Busque- German, 1st, Division, Canadian International (2014)
Ifeoma Onumonu- Boston Breakers (2014)
Joanna Houplin, Philippines, International, (2014)
Maddie Shultz- North Carolina University, U16 US Youth International pool (2013-15)
Hannah Brewer- Newcastle Jets, Australian u20 International (2013)
Janine Beckie- Houston Dash, Canadian International (2013)
Jaelene Hinkle- Carolina Courage, US international (2013)
Brigit Reder, Swedish, 2nd division, (2013)
Jaclyn Softli, Iceland 1st division (2013-2015)
Holland Crook, Swedish 2nd division
Taylor Comeau- Chicago Red Star (2014)
Emma Follis- Reading Women, FWSL, England U23 International, (2014)
Julia Roberts, - Washington Spirit (2014)
Jenna Richardson- Canadian U20 International
Nicole Settterlund- Canadian International, Chicago Red Stars (2014) * Retired due to concussion protocol
Kenya Cordner, Seattle Reign, Trinidad and Tobago international, (2014)
Kelsey Hedges, Glasgow Celtic Women, Scottish 1st division
Ashley Clark, Sweden 1st Division (2015)
Nicole Waters, 1st Division Czech Republic, UEFA Champions (2015)
Ashley Campbell, 1st Division Czech Republic, UEFA Champions League (2015)
Janelle Flaws- Chicago Red Stars (2015)
Rose Lavelle- Boston Breakers- (2015) USA International, U20 CONCACAF, Golden Ball winner
Emily Boyd, US U20 international pool (2015)
McKenzie Berryhill- Orlando Pride (2015)
Cali Farquharson- Washington Spirit (2015)
Simone Kolander- Chicago Red Stars-(2015)
University of Cal Berkley, US u20 International pool.
Mele French- Seattle reign (2015)
Rashida Beal- FC Kansas City- (2015)
Annie Stielnlage- Iceland, 1st division (2015)
Rachel Pitman- Sunderland Women, FWSL 1st division, Sweden (2013, 2015)
Kinley McNicoll, Canadian U20, u23 International- Captain, (2015)
Anna Piccarelli- Italian International (2014)
Alex Arlitt, FC Kansas City (2015)
Megan Connolly- Florida State, NCAA 1st team All-American Ireland International
Natalia Kuikka- Finnish International (2016)
Hannah Taylor, Eastside FC, Canadian International (2016)
Dominique Bond-Flasa- Jamaican u20 International, captain. (2016)
Cassie Miller- US U23 Women’s National Team (2016)
Other notable Sounder Alumni palyers:
Tina Ellerston, - St Lous, WPS
Lisa Sari- LA Sol, WPS
Cori Alexander- New Jersey Sky Blue, WPS
If you have questions, please contact DarrenS@SoundersU23.com. Come see the future of professional soccer!
Sounders U23/Sounders Women
The Sounders U23 and Sounders Women teams are owned and operated by owners Lane Smith, Cliff McElroy, and Mike Jennings.
The Sounders U23 play in the Northwest Division of the Premier Development League (PDL) and the Sounders Women play in the WPSL. Featuring current college age amateur players with former international and professional stars, both the PDL and the WPSL provide elite amateurs the opportunity to compete while maintaining their eligibility as college student-athletes. Both the PDL and the WPSL are recognized throughout the world for providing superior competition for players, while offering affordable family entertainment for fans throughout North America. The Sounders U23 team is the direct PDL affiliate to the Sounders FC first team and USL S2 team.
Sounders U23/Sounders Women VP/GM: Darren Sawatzky (Darrens@SoundersU23.com)