Women's Premier Soccer League News

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February 23, 2005

I.                   CALL TO ORDER

Commissioner J. Zanelli called the meeting to order at 6:15 PM PST on Wed., February 23, 2005.

II.                ROLL CALL


  • Bay State Select (Rockland, MA) Debbie Gordon
  • California Storm (Sacramento, CA) - Jerry Zanelli
  • FC Indiana (Goshen, IN) Shek Borkowski
  • Houston Stars (Houston, TX) Jaquie Dominquez
  • Las Vegas Tabagators (Las Vegas, NV) Guy Hobbs
  • Maryland Pride (Baltimore, MD) Skip Chamberlain
  • Massachusetts Stingers (Swansea, MA) Lia Benevides
  • New England Mutiny (Springfield, MA) Joe Ferrara
  • Philadelphia Pirates (Williamstown, NJ) - David Jones
  • *Rhode Island Rays (Wakefield, RI) James Kelly
  • San Diego WFC SeaLions (San Diego, CA) - Lu Snyder, Scott Dreher
  • San Francisco Nighthawks (San Francisco, CA) Colette Hanlon
  • Steel City Sparks (Pittsburgh, PA) Chris Quahliero


  • Ajax Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) Jeff Thomas
  • Boston-North Aztecs (Beverly, MA) Mike Kersker
  • *Denver Diamonds (Denver, CO) - Scott Dedycker
  • Elk Grove Pride (Elk Grove, CA) - Frank Vellutini
  • Lamorinda East Bay Power (Orinda, CA) - Ernesto Silva, Katie Pittman
  • Northern California Union Football Club (Menlo Park, CA) Gary Ireland
  • Utah Spiders (Salt Lake City, UT) Mark Drown


  • Dave Simmons League Referee Assignor

*Teams not in good standings.
Established quorum.

III.             AGENDA ITEMS

A.     Financial Report given by C. Hanlon. Teams with questions regarding their invoice should contact their regional commissioner, who will in-turn set-up a meeting with the league Treasurer, D. Cross.

B.     South West, Mid West, North West update:

a.       South West and Mid West teams have until April 2nd to commit to the league.

b.      Teams that will be committing to the 2005 season:

                                  i.      South West Houston Stars and Denver Diamonds with three other teams.

                                  ii.      Mid West FC Indiana and five other teams.

c.       Five teams are still considering committing to the 2005 season.

d.      Four teams will commit for the 2006 season.

e.       Two teams are interested in joining the North West Division next season.

C.     Uniform Suppliers JAKO still interested. San Diego, Utah and Storm are sponsored by SCORE. Anyone with any sponsorship details is asked to email the details to C. Hanlon and she will forward the information to all the representatives.

D.     Referee Coordinator Fee D. Simmons suggests that the league pay the coordinator at the end of the season using the pay sheet C. Hanlon developed last season. G. Hobbs motions and L. Snyder seconds that the league invoices each team $5 per home game. Motion carries unanimously.

E.      Reminder that the home team will be responsible for paying the referees after the game. Referees will need to fill out both the front and back page of the Game Report before they are paid. Referee payments are the following:

a.       East Division $200/game - center referee (1) $75, assistant referee (2) $50, 4th official (1) $25.

b.      West Division - $175/game - center referee (1) $65, assistant referee (2) $45, 4th official (1) $20.

c.       Mid West/South West TBD

F.      Attendance at USSF AGM (March 10 March 13, 2005) J. Zanelli and J. Ferrara will attend. A representative from the Mid-West is needed. L. Snyder motions and G. Hobbs seconds that C. Hanlon also go to the AGM if needed. Motion carries unanimously.

IV.              ADJOURNMENT

Meeting adjourned at 6:55 PM PST. The eastern representatives continued with their regional meeting.
The next monthly conference call is scheduled for March 23, 2005.

Minutes respectfully submitted.
Colette Hanlon
League Secretary

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