About the Team:
Quad Cities Football Club, aka Quad City Eagles is in its 2nd year overall and its first season in the WPSL. The club is from an area known as the Quad Cities and is made up of several smaller communities in and around Davenport in IA and Rock Island, Moline and East Moline in IL. Residency in the area is approaching 400,000.
The Quad City Area boasts 2 respected private Universities both with successful soccer men's and women's programs. Augustana College; which competes at the NCAA Div. III level and St Ambrose University competes at the NAIA level.
Outlying communities in close proximity, 30-50 miles away also boast successful programs in these same divisions.
Our current roster consists of local talent with experience as high as NCAA Division I competition.
We want our club to be seen as an avenue for the talent base of our community. With strong connections to many of the community's successful youth, high school and collegiate programs our roster is already full of local athletes.
About the Coaching:
After assisting Scott Mejia on the NPSL side of the club, where he will continue to work Jon Mannall will lead the Lady Eagles through our first year as our Head Coach. Jon will be assisted by Kurt Albrecht, a 2009 Augustana graduate and Kourtney Burkhalter, former All American Goalkeeper at St Ambrose University
A native of London, England, Jon graduated from Marycrest International University in Davenport, IA; playing soccer and basketball for the Marauding Eagles. Jon joined St Ambrose as an assistant women's soccer coach in 2002 before taking over the program in 2003.
St. Ambrose University announced in March 2010 that Jon would assume the mens soccer program head coaching role adding to the duties previously held.
Mannall has turned the Queen Bees into a nationally recognized program during his time at the helm. He has been named the Midwest Collegiate Conference Coach of the year numerous time over the past several years and recently his teams claimed three straight regular season conference crowns.
His 2008 team made the program's first ever appearance in the NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship and his 2009 squad finished 18-2-1 overall, setting a program record for wins in a season, and 7-0 in the MCC.
From 2003-09, Mannall has compiled a 75-61-9 record with the Queen Bees.
Type of Players:
Many of the players are from local and regional NAIA, D1, D2 and D3 schools. Although we are looking to add to our depth in the squad we feel its necessary to keep our roots close to home. We'll always look for the outstanding players but our goal is to raise the level of soccer at home as well.
St Ambrose University - NAIA
Augustana College - NCAA D3
Ashford University - Independent