Ajax America's Sabrina Demonte (L) & SoccerPlus CT's Caity Casey (R) are named WPSL Co-Players of the WeekSACRAMENTO, CA (05/26/09) -
This past Memorial Day weekend saw the full slate of matches in the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL)
commence, with teams from coast to coast setting their course towards the 2009 WPSL Final Four
hosted by the Long Island Fury at Adelphi University on August 1-2. The defending WPSL National Champions started out as they finished last season - in the win column - and on the other side of the country, a team that lost five starters to Women's Professional Soccer (WPS)
rebounded in determined fashion.
Therefore, Ajax America forward Sabrina Demonte
and SoccerPlus CT goalkeeper Caity Casey
have been named WPSL Co-Players of the Week, in this our first edition of the season-long series of weekly league awards.F Sabrina Demonte (AJAX AMERICA) - WPSL CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
The defending WPSL National Champions started out 2009 in winning fashion, as the former University of Oregon standout scored two goals for Head Coach Brian Boswell's side in their 3-1 road Pacific-South Division win at league newcomers, the So Cal Rush.F Jen Leaverton (BAY STATE SELECTS)
The leading scorer from St. John's University of the Big East Conference last fall has started strong this summer, scoring two goals in two matches (9 shots on goal) for Bay State in WPSL East action & was named Offensive MVP in their season opening win over the Maine Tide on May 15th.F Amanda Malkiewicz (MILLBURN MAGIC)
The Conference USA All-Freshman Team selection at East Carolina scored two goals for Millburn Magic Head Coach Andy Sones in their season-opening WPSL East win over the CDSA Future on May 17th.MF Kylie Watt (ADIRONDACK LYNX)
The soon-to-be University of North Carolina Tar Heel scored the game-tying goal for Adirondack and then in the 90th minute, assisted on the game-winner in the 2-1 win over Bay State on May 23rd to get the Lynx their first win of the seson.MF Giuliana Longmire (SAN DIEGO WFC SEALIONS)
The SeaLions midfielder scored on a 35 yard free kick - hitting the upper far corner to start the scoring for San Diego WFC - and helped control the center of the pitch in their season-opening 3-1 victory over West Coast F.C. in Pacific-South Division play.MF Lisa Zanti (TSC MARYLAND PRIDE)
The former Washington Freedom & West Virginia University star scored a goal and set up the penalty kick game-winner in the team's 3-2 WPSL East road win at the CDSA Future.MF Erin Clark (NEW ENGLAND MUTINY)
The University of Connecticut standout scored a hat-trick in the Mutiny's win over Maine on May 16th in the first week of action in the WPSL East, and pestered the SoccerPlus CT defense throughout New England's tough 1-0 loss at the "Vet" in New Britain, CT on May 22nd.D Rebecca Lee (ADIRONDACK LYNX)
The America East Conference All-Rookie Team selection from the University at Albany was named the Defensive MVP in the Lynx's season-opening win at Bay State.D Tara Corcoran (CLAREMONT STARS)
The Cerritos College defensive stalwart - who were voted DIII NSCAA (non-scholarship) National Champions this past fall - scored the eventual game-winning goal in the team's home-opening Pacific-South Division win over PSSCV-Santa Clarita.D Valerie Strocco (SAN DIEGO WFC SEALIONS)
The former University of San Diego defender anchored the SeaLions' defense, keeping West Coast F.C. to only one goal - despite a severely bruised foot.GK Caity Casey (SOCCERPLUS CT) - WPSL CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
The Central Connecticut State goalkeeper was dominate in the air on crosses, faced 29 shots against the New England Mutiny (11 saves) and shut-out last year's East Conference champions in her first start in the WPSL, giving the "Reds" the 1-0 win.About the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL):
The WPSL is a 50-plus team national women's soccer league with five conferences and is considered one of the top amateur women's soccer leagues in the world. You can now keep up with our league on our social networking sites on Facebook
(http://www.facebook.com) and LinkedIn
(http://www.linkedin.com)! The Long Island Fury have been selected to host the 2009 WPSL Final Four
which will be held at Adelphi University (Garden City, NY) - alongside the Youth Premier Soccer League (YPSL) National Championship that same weekend. The tentative dates are scheduled for Saturday-Sunday, August 1-2 and check back to this website in the coming days & weeks for further information!
The WPSL's mission is to provide the highest level of women's soccer while simultaneously providing affordable, quality family entertainment and positive role models for our youth. For more information, visit our official website at http://www.wpsl.info, phone us at 1-800-854-0913 or contact us via email at email@example.com.