The STATE of Soccer in WASHINGTON
Issaquah, WA July 18, 2012 – It’s been a tough battle throughout the end of the season for first place of the Northwest Division between Spokane Shine and Issaquah Soccer Club. Spokane ultimately clinched the Northwest division with a 6-2 -2 record where Issaquah came out 5-1-4 after two recent back-to-back draws with their cross town rival Emerald City FC. The derby was the first ever women’s clasico for the WPSL in Washington state.
—Issaquah SC Press Release—
It was announced this week that Spokane would not be traveling to the WPSL regionals in San Diego, so Issaquah will take their place and face 1st place San Diego Sealions of the Pacific-South Division. “This has been a year of firsts for the Issaquah WPSL team,” said Erin Redwine, Head Coach. “These women have worked so hard and have really come together as a team. We’re excited to have this wonderful opportunity to represent the Northwest and compete this weekend.”
The Sealions are coming of a 5-1-0 regular season record and clinched a berth back on July 7, but with tight title races taking place in the three other Western divisions, the team had to wait until the results from this past weekend’s games were determined to find out who would be joining them in San Diego. They will host the Regional Playoffs this weekend at Cathedral Catholic High School in LaJolla. Semifinals will be played on Saturday, with the Regional Final on Sunday. The Western Regional winners will advance to the WPSL Final-Four National Championships in Florida.
About the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL):
The Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) is the largest national Women’s Soccer League in the world. With more than 70 women’s soccer teams, the WPSL is the leading amateur soccer league in America. The league is sanctioned by the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) as an affiliate of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). The WPSL’s mission is to provide opportunities to further the women’s soccer game for the aspiring professional, international-level players and passionate amateurs. The WPSL season brings affordable, quality family entertainment to the community; displays positive role models for our youth; and offers the essential connection between youth and pro women’s soccer in America.
Founded in 1980, the Issaquah Soccer Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sportsmanship and the love of soccer. The ISC is home to over 300 youth soccer teams, helping more than 3,000 children each year to learn, compete and grow as athletes and citizens. In 2012, a WPSL team was formed to provide more opportunity for our female athletes. ISC is one of the largest and most successful youth soccer clubs in the Northwest and a valuable member of the greater Issaquah/Sammamish community.