About the Team:
The ASA Charge FC is the Maryland bay area member of the Women's Premier Soccer League and the Women's Premier Soccer League's Elite league, preparing for our season in 2014. We are committed to bringing top quality women's soccer to the area and to provide quality family entertainment to our supporters. Our goal is to also enable real progression for players from youth to senior teams, and for full involvement in the community at large.
About the Coaching:
Tim Wittman: Head Coach
Coach Wittman attended Calvert Hall College High School and was a 1979, 1980 high school All-American. Drafted out of high school by the Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL) and the Baltimore Blast (MISL), Coach Wittman spent 15 seasons with the Baltimore Blast, San Diego Sockers, and Baltimore Spirit (NISL). During his professional career, Tim was a 5-time All-Star and the MVP of the Blast for the 1987-1988 season. He was a member of the Baltimore Blast's 1983-84 Championship Team, and Assistant Coach for the 2003 Championship, and Head Coach when the Blast won their 3rd Championship in 2004. Tim is a member of the Blast's All-Decade Team 1980-1990. In 2004, Tim was inducted into the Maryland State Hall of Fame and to the Baltimore Blast Hall of Fame in 2005.
Tim is currently the Assistant Coach of women's soccer at Johns Hopkins University. Over the last 3 years he has helped guide the team to a combined 56-10-2 record, and trips to the NCAA Sweet 16 and Elite 8. Tim is also involved in the operation of youth soccer camps throughout Maryland.
Tarik Walker: Assistant Coach
A former professional player and coach, brings a lifetime of experience to the Chesapeake Charge. Walker, who attended Good Counsel High School and Virginia Tech, began his professional career in 1993-94 with the Baltimore Spirit and was named NPSL Rookie of the Year. While at Tech, he recorded 71 career points and was an All-South and All-Metro Conference selection his senior year while finishing as the school’s second all-time leading scorer.
His 10-year professional career included nine teams, six cities, five leagues, two All-Star Games and five championships. Walker still ranks second on the current Blast’s all-time scoring list, having recorded 582 points during his time in Baltimore. He transitioned to coaching in 2005 to serve as the Blast’s assistant coach for the 2006 MISL Championship season. Since then Walker has coached numerous youth teams and earned an NSCAA Regional Junior Level VI Coaching License. A multi-sport athlete, Walker turned down several basketball scholarship offers to play college soccer.
Daniel Bulls: Assistant Coach
Assistant Coach Daniel Bulls is an experienced player who last played for Real Maryland Monarchs in the USL. Bulls attended Old Mill High School, where he earned NSCAA second-team All-State honors as a sophomore and a junior before missing much of his senior season with an ankle injury. He was named first-team All-Anne Arundel County in 2002 and 2003, was a member of the 2004 Maryland state finalist Patriot squad, and played club soccer with the Bethesda Internationals, which won five straight state titles between 1999 and 2003, and a national championship in 2001.
Bulls went on to play four years of college soccer at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, where he was the first recipient of the then newly-named Mike Woodard Unsung Hero award as a junior in 2007.
Bulls began his professional career in 2009 when he signed with the Real Maryland Monarchs in the USL Second Division, and made his professional debut on April 25, 2009 in Maryland’s 3–2 opening day victory over the Bermuda Hogges. He has since played professionally in Africa, Trinidad and Tobago.
Steve King: Goal Keeper Coach
Coach King played collegiately at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, where he was a four year starter. He was named to America East All-Rookie Team as a freshman (2005) and also received UMBC’s Ed Veit Award as Freshman of the Year. He finished his player career at UMBC second in career shutouts, fourth in career saves, and was the 2008 recipient of the Tom Rider Award presented to the senior that gave most to the program during his career.
Coach King was an undergrad assistant coach at UMBC for the men’s program in 2009 and is currently an assistant coach at Johns Hopkins University (2010-present).
Coach King is from Baltimore, Maryland. King played high school soccer at Archbishop Curley High School, where he earned Second Team All-State honors as a senior in 2004, as well as Baltimore Sun All-City honors in 2003 and 2004. Coach King played club for Casa Mia’s Bays, where he won five State Cup championships, four Region I championships (2002, 2003, 2004, 2007), two National Championships (2003, 2004), and was a two-time USYSA Golden Glove award recipient (2003, 2004).
Type of Players:
Selected high school , college, post-college, former professional and international players
University of Maryland, Towson University, Salisbury University, UMBC, Johns Hopkins and Loyola
If you are interested in a supplemental tryout please contact ASA Charge FC General Manager Patrick Crawford or Head Coach Tim Wittman @ Charge@Arundelsoccer.com or Charge@wpsl.info.