BREMERTON, WA—(club release) Olympic Sport Center is pleased to announce that their Olympic Force Women’s team has been accepted into the Women’s Premier Soccer League (“WPSL”) for the upcoming 2015 season. The WPSL is the longest running women’s soccer league in the nation with a strong history of providing excellent competition and opportunity for advancement for young women. The announcement follows the Olympic Force’s decision to field a men’s outdoor team earlier this year and is following on a successful indoor season in the PASL where the team is currently at the top of the national leader board.
With the recent cancellation of the Men’s and Women’s soccer programs at Olympic College, the Olympic Force EPLWA (men’s) and WPSL (women’s) teams are going to help fill the void left behind for local players that are looking to make the step to the next level in the soccer pyramid. Both leagues showcase amateur players from the local area and include college players home for summer break. The Olympic Force Women will begin play in late May and run through the summer.
“We are excited about launching the women’s team so quickly and amazed at how things fall into place,” stated Bill Wright, Managing Partner. “Although it would have been easy to push this decision out until next year, with the help of Jerry Zanelli and the WPSL organization, we decided to act with faith and pull the trigger for the current season.”
Mr. Wright continued, “This decision ultimately falls under our overall way of thinking of providing teams that benefit the young players in our community and at the same time provides teams that the community can get behind, be involved with, and be proud of. It really boils down to the right thing to do for the young women in the area and for the soccer community as a whole.”
Micah McMonagle, the Olympic Force General Manager said, “We have a lot of work to do and there are many pieces to the puzzle, but we know the players in the area are excited about it and that gives us a lift and motivation. Our first step for WPSL team at the moment is to put together a strong coaching staff and get tryouts set up. We have a list of names that we have started compiling and hope to have one on one discussions and a decision announced shortly.”
The WPSL team will be the first women’s team of its kind in the area and will be competing in a league with teams from the Puget Sound area as well as Oregon with the opportunity to play nationally in the playoffs. Community partners interested in being involved and supporting the club may contact info@OlympicForce.com.
For more information on all three Olympic Force teams, please visit: www.OlympicForce.com.
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