SNOHOMISH, WA—The Snohomish Skyhawks are the latest Washington state indoor soccer club to join the Western Indoor Soccer League (WISL). The Skyhawks will be celebrating their tenth season of indoor play after competing in the PASL since being founded back in 2006. The club, which calls the Snohomish Soccer Dome home, is looking forward to building on a proud tradition in their new league.
“The Skyhawks have a rich history in the Pacific Northwest in terms of providing semi-professional indoor soccer to Snohomish County in the state of Washington. We are looking forward to a fresh start in rekindling some of old rivalries and build new ones,” says Tao Shen, who will coach the Skyhawks. Shen previously was General Manager for the Skyhawks. He’ll take over the reigns from Pablo Mummey, who ran and coached Snohomish for many years.
“We are excited about joining a new league that can provide us complete media support, professional game reports, and has established clubs and fan bases,” Shen says. “We are looking forward to building new relationships with our supporters and local businesses who are looking to support our team and mission statement. We know joining the WISL will help us to continue our goal to provide opportunities for collegiate or ex-collegiate/professional players to continue to compete at the highest amateur level in the state Washington and provide a good product for our fans.”
WISL Director of Competition Lance Calloway knows adding the Skyhawks makes the league better. “I think it’s great that the Snohomish Skyhawks are going to join and play this upcoming season in the Western Indoor Soccer League as they’ve had a strong history of indoor soccer here in the Pacific Northwest. I know they have fielded many great squads with a lot of great players and coaches involved with their program. I think they’ll be a great addition to the competition level and a great partner.”
The Skyhawks recently announced details of a series of open tryout dates. Snohomish will host three open field sessions for anyone interested in trying out for the team for the next three Sunday mornings, September 27, October 4 and 11, all from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM at the Snohomish Soccer Dome, at 511 Maple Avenue in Snohomish. Please bring indoor shoes, shin guards, water and black and white shirt for all sessions. Anyone under the age of 18 needs parental permission and their waiver forms filled by their legal guardian. They encourage anyone with a strong soccer background (outdoor and indoor) to come out.
Western Indoor Soccer League 2015-15 season
The addition of the Snohomish Skyhawks brings the total number of clubs officially announced for the 2015-16 season to five. Earlier the Tacoma Stars Reserves, Bellingham United, Olympic Force and Vancouver Victory were announced. The WISL is currently in discussions with other clubs as well and the final number of competitors is expected to rise. The season will kick off in late November and run through February. Watch for news and updates at WISLnews.com.