Women's Premier Soccer League News

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July 14, 2003
7:00 PM PDT/8:00 PM MDT/10:00 PM EDT

Ajax Southern California (Los Angeles, CA.) - Jeff Thomas
Utah Spiders (Salt Lake City, UT.) - Jamie Schock
Elk Grove Pride (Elk Grove, CA.) - Frank Vellutini
Denver Diamonds (Denver, CO.) - Scott Dedycker
San Diego WFC (San Diego, CA.) - Lu Snyder
California Storm (Sacramento, CA.) - Jerry Zanelli
Maryland Pride (Millersville, Maryland) Jack Wetherson
New England Mutiny (Springfield, MA) Joe Ferrara
San Francisco Nighthawks (San Francisco, CA.) Dick Cross
Sonoran Thunder (Tucson, AZ.) - Mark DeBenedetti
Northern California Blues (Monterey, CA) John Richer
San Joaquin Valley Quest (Modesto, CA) John Abkemeier
Houston Tornados (Houston, TX) Rose Leverton
Lady Arizona Sahuaros (Carefree, AZ) Linda Suiter

Rhode Island Rays (Wakefield, RI) James Kelly
SWC Houston Stars (Houston, TX) Luis Labastida
East Bay Power (Orinda, CA.) - Ernesto Silva
New York Vendaval (New York, NY) Cathya Espinoza

1. The East Division point leader will travel to San Francisco for
the Championships from New York in order to get the best deal on

2. The WPSL Championship will be held at Kezar Stadium in San
Francisco, CA on Saturday, July 26th at 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM and
Sunday, July 27th at 5:00 PM. Dick Cross, the Championship
Tournament Commissioner, will determine details such as who plays
who when. It is agreed that teams within the same division will
not play each other in the semi-finals.

3. Financial report given by Dick Cross. It is agreed that a team
will not be considered for playoffs unless all league dues are

4. Ajax of Southern California and San Diego WFC will have forfeit
wins against the Quest.

5. The Rhode Island/Maryland game on July 19th will count twice, only for points, not goals.

6. The USASA/USSF convention will be held Aug. 13-17th in Chicago. Jerry Zanelli will attend as well as Colette Hanlon. The league will cover all travel and registration costs for Colette Hanlon.

7. Dick Cross has applied for a credit card with MBNA with Jerry
Zanelli, Dick Cross and Colette Hanlon listed as signatories.

8. The San Joaquin Quest was formally reprimanded for using
unregistered players in several games.

9. Jeff Thomas will serve as Chairman of Player Registrations for
the league.

10. For future discussion at the AGM: Change the limit of 28
players on the active roster to unlimited, more stringent
consequences for unregistered players.

11. The active roster limit has been extended to 35 players for
the weekend of July 19-20 to accommodate Elk Grove due to their
participation in Nationals.

12. San Diego has filed a Financial Dispute Claim Form with the
league against the Denver Diamonds regarding a hotel bill. It was
agreed that San Diego would ask the hotel to reduce the bill and
then split the remaining balance with Denver.

13. Airline sponsorship needs to be actively pursued.

14. Best wishes were given to the Ajax of Southern California
and Elk Grove United U-19 teams for their participation in
National tournaments this month.

15. To offset the cost of teams traveling to San Francisco for
the Championships, the league has agreed to cover the cost of
housing and transportation for Utah/Denver and Maryland/Mutiny
and housing for Ajax during the playoffs.

Meeting adjourned at 8:20 PM. Next meeting scheduled for August 11, 2003 at 7:00 PM PDT, 8:00 PM MDT, 10:00 PM EDT as a conference call.

Minutes respectfully submitted.
Colette Hanlon

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