The 2017 WPSL Season is set to kick off next month as aspiring women soccer players across the United States prepare to take the pitch for another successful year. Boasting the highest number of women owners in any amateur sports league, the WPSL is dedicated to growing the game for youth players who dream of continuing their playing career well beyond college.
WPSL Soccer News: The growth of women’s soccer in the United States provides our future talent with a pathway to the top level of player development.
As clubs incorporate Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) teams in the organization, youth players are able to experience the next level of competitive soccer as they prepare to take the next step in their career.
Located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in Southern Washington, ISC Gunners FC was founded in 1980 and is one of the largest youth soccer clubs in the Pacific Northwest.
Today, ISC is home to over 300 youth soccer teams and helps more than 3000 children each year to learn, compete and grow as athletes and valuable members of the community.
Program Directors Macy Jo Harrison and Erin Vaughan are dedicated to providing youth players in the region with a program they can call their own as they grow on and off the pitch.
GoalNation spoke with Harrison and Vaughan on their thoughts on the game and what challenges they see in women’s soccer.
Diane Scavuzzo: How did you first get involved in soccer?
Macy Jo Harrison: I played rec soccer at the age of 11, and Erin began playing soccer when she about 12 years old.
Erin Vaughan: I began playing soccer because my father was a professional soccer player in the U.K.
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