About the Team:
The Madison 56ers Soccer Club made the decision to expand our adult women's program to include a team competing in the WPSL in 2010. After a successful inaugural year in 2010 and again in 2011, the team will play its third season in the WPSL in 2012. The Madison 56ers will continue to house up to two teams in the WPL along with the WPSL team that will compete in the Midwest North Region of the WPSL.
Some of the players included in the 2012 season are: Alexandra Melin, Kristyn Gawin, Lauren Gunderson, Emi Passini, and Taylor Madigan. All games will be played at Breese Stevens Stadium in Madison.
The WPSL provides the top area amateur players an opportunity to compete amongst the best women players in the Midwest region of a national league. In addition there continues to be opportunities within the Madison 56ers organization for state level WPL competition, providing a comprehensive adult women's program. (The WPL provides opportunities for a high level of competition for players who are not yet at the WPSL level or can not make the WPSL committment). John Reddan, Madison 56ers Director of Coaching, coached the team in 2010, 2011 and will continue to coach the WPSL team for 2012.
The Madison 56ers Soccer Club has been in Madison since 1956 and has been servicing both youth and adult soccer players for over 50 years. The Madison 56ers are not new to national-level competition for our adult players. The Madison 56ers have an adult men's NPSL team that has competed sucessfully in the NPSL for several years.
A management group of interested individuals is led by General Manager, Cristian Brei and is always looking for more interested committee members. We continue the planning process to produce a competitive and financially successful WPSL program in the Madison area. Please contact Deb Gawin (608-213-7746) if you wish to be involved in the WPSL or adult women's organization at the Madison 56ers.
To volunteer for the WPSL planning/operations committees or to inquire about sponsorship, please contact WPSL@madison56ers.org. There are numerous levels of sponsorship available that include both monetary and in-kind commitments.
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About the Coaching:
JOHN REDDAN will continue as the Head Coach for the Madison 56ers WPSL team for the Summer 2011 season. John is the Coaching Director of the Madison 56ers Soccer Club. John holds a USSF "A" coaching license and also the USSF National Youth License. John has coached women's soccer at the collegiate level as an assistant at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has also held the position of the Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) Associate Director of Coaching. John is a former player and captain for UW-Madison. He played for the Madison 56ers Men's 1992 National Champions and is a life long player and coach for the Madison 56ers.
Type of Players: The Madison 56ers WPSL team is a team that will consist of hardworking, competitive, dedicated collegiate, post-collegiate and/or top high school aged club players who desire to train and play at a high level and committment during May, June and July. The team competes in the Midwest North Division of the WPSL that will include teams from Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota.
Madison 56ers WPSL players may come from (but will not be limited) to the following colleges: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Marquette University, Saint Louis University, Harvard, University of Iowa, University of Minnesota, UW Milwaukee, Edgewood, Mancato State, UW Stevens Point, UW Osh Kosh, Valparaiso
Player Tryouts: Please contact WPSL@madison56ers.org for information on tryouts and team selections.