Women's Premier Soccer League News

Acrobat Format

April 14th, 2004
6:00 PM PDT/7:00 PM MDT/8:00 PM CDT/9:00 PM EDT


  • Ajax Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) - Jeff Thomas
  • California Storm (Sacramento, CA) - Jerry Zanelli
  • Central California Gold (Escalon, CA) Hervi Rualo
  • FC Indiana (Goshen, IN) Shek Borkowski
  • Houston Stars (Houston, TX) Luis Labastida
  • Houston Tornados (Houston, TX) Rose Leverton
  • Las Vegas Tabagators (Las Vegas, NV) Guy Hobbs
  • Massachusetts Stingers (Swansea, MA) Raul Reis
  • New England Mutiny (Springfield, MA) Joe Ferrara
  • Northern California Blues (San Jose-Santa Cruz, CA) Cori Houston
  • Rochester Reign (Rochester, NY) Jami Dansingburg
  • San Diego WFC (San Diego, CA) - Lu Snyder
  • San Francisco Nighthawks (San Francisco, CA) Colette Hanlon


  • Denver Diamonds (Denver, CO) - Scott Dedycker
  • Denver Kickers (Golden, CO) Merv Johnson
  • East Bay Power (Orinda, CA) - Ernesto Silva
  • Elk Grove Pride (Elk Grove, CA) - Frank Vellutini
  • Grand Rapids Alliance (Grand Rapids, MI) Abrahm Shearer
  • Maryland Pepsi Pride (Millersville, MD) Jack Wetherson
  • Rhode Island Rays (Wakefield, RI) James Kelly
  • Steel City Sparks (Pittsburgh, PA) Chris Quahliero
  • Utah Spiders (Salt Lake City, UT) Jamie Schock


  • Dave Simmons League Referee Assignor

  1. Every team is expected to be a part of the monthly conference calls. If any team has a problem making these calls let the league know. Joe Ferrara will speak with the Eastern teams regarding this issue.
  2. League Commissioner Jerry Zanelli appoints Lu Snyder of San Diego WFC the West Division Commissioner.
  3. Jeff Thomas motions and Joe Ferrara seconds that the Steel City Sparks be allowed into the league for $2000 instead of $2500 due to miscommunication regarding the entry fee. The motion carries.
  4. A friend of Jerry Zanelli will print the WPSL handout created by Colette Hanlon. We expect to have 25,000 printed.
  5. Jeff Thomas motions and Jami Dansingburg seconds that Colette Hanlon receive a $500 per month pay raise for the months of April, May, June and July. The motion carries.
  6. Guy Hobbs motions and Jeff Thomas seconds that all teams must be paid up by April 21, 2004. If a team does not make this DROP DEAD DATE, they will be dropped from the schedule. The motion carries.
  7. If needed, the league will hold a conference call on April 23, 2004 to discuss re-scheduling due to unpaid teams.
  8. The proposal to have Anne Hiles become the league photographer is rejected. It will be up to the individual teams to get a photographer if they so desire.
  9. It was proposed that the league look into getting a league-wide deal on WPSL banners. Each team would get a banner from the league and would be required to display the banner at all home games. Those with sign-maker contacts are asked to get an estimate and forward it to Lu Snyder, the Committee Chair.
  10. Expansion report given by Jerry Zanelli. Interest in expansion for the 2005 season is great. Cities that are interested include: Austin, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Dallas, Albuquerque, Baton Rouge, Atlanta (if a team from Jacksonville commits), Pensacola, Philadelphia, Valley Forge.
  11. Teams from California are warned that many Registrars do not have the new Youth to Adult Provisional Forms. Make sure that the form you are given to fill out states, Form 1612 Revision 2003. Hervi Rualo will fax an example of the new form to Colette and she will distribute it to all California teams.
  12. WUSA report given by Jerry Zanelli.
  13. The San Diego WFC has just gotten 501(c)(3) status and is offering help to teams who want to do the same. If interested, contact Scott Dreher or Lu Snyder.
  14. Luis Labastida of the Houston Stars would like to trade hotel costs with visiting teams. Contact Luis if interested.
  15. Colette Hanlon will forward all schedule updates to David Simmons when she receives them.
  16. A Referee Pay Sheet has been created and will be distributed via email to all teams. Referees will be required to fill this out for every game in order to receive payment.
  17. Jeff Thomas will be in charge of player registration disputes. Teams with any problems should contact him.


Meeting adjourned at 7:14 PM PDT.
If needed, a re-scheduling conference call is scheduled for April 23, 2004. The next monthly conference call is scheduled for May 12, 2004.

Minutes respectfully submitted.
Colette Hanlon

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