The US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships, featuring WPFC BU13s, BU14s & BU16’s begins begins it’s third day of group match play Wednesday, June 19, with games running from through Sunday, June 23. The top 212 Boys and Girls US Youth Soccer teams From Region IV, including at least 31 teams from the host Hawaii Youth Soccer Association, will compete at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex to be crowned the Region IV Champion and advance to the National Championships. Follow the link for match schedules and recaps.
Scott Halasz joins the University of Utah women’s soccer coaching staff as an assistant at beginning of the 2013 season. Halasz, who has a USSF ’A’ coaching license, was a member of the Washington Premier F.C. coaching staff for the past 14 years and also is ECNL Programs Director. In 2012, Scott joined the Pacific Lutheran University women’s soccer coaching staff. Since 2005, Halasz has coached numerous Washington state ODP and EDP teams, including his current role as Region IV ODP Girls ’96s assistant coach.
2013 USYSA Region IV Regional President's Cup Tournament
WPFC G'96 advance to the Quaterfinals
WPFC G’96 Blacks are 2-1 (4 GF, 1 GA) in the A Bracket of the USYSA Region IV Regional President’s Cup Tournament group play after knocking off Barcelona (AZ) 3-0 on Wednesday. Goals for the side came from Lexsi, Kelsy N., & Ciera. Though service was provided by Lexsi & Kelsy E. (2), they lost in a heartbreaker to SCV Magic White WC (CAS) 1-nil on Thursday. Friday, the girls rebounded by beating the AK RUSH (AK) 1-nil to finish second in their bracket and advance to the quarterfinals.
We are pleased to announce the creation of the WPFC Soccer School. The WPFC Soccer School was made to offer a fun, low cost yet highly effective way to instill the passion and skills today in the players of tomorrow. WPFC Soccer School’s first offerings will be two different Summer Camp dates, July 8-11 & August 19-22 and will be held at the beautiful Washington Premier F.C. Complex in Puyallup, WA. Don’t miss out on these Summer dates! For more information please click here.
WPFC Player on the Rize
’96 ECNL Kelcie Hedge
’96 ECNL Kelcie Hedge, the state of Idaho "Gatorade Player of the Year" is currently ranked as the #2 player in the Pacific Northwest for the class of 2015 by Top Drawer Soccer.com. In addition to soccer, Hedge also excels in the classroom, carrying a 3.81 G.P.A. In her free time, when not playing soccer, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and mentoring kids at various soccer camps to help inspire their dreams. Come take a closer look at this extraordinary WPFC student-athlete selected for June player spotlight.
WPFC '97 ECNL, '98 ECNL, '97 W, & '01 W crowned RCC Champions
WPFC Girl’s weekend of the Rainier Challenge is now complete. Thank you to all the coaches, players and parents that attended the 21st Anniversary of our tournament. WPFC ended the tournament with Championship titles. WPFC ’97 White pictured above won GU16 Copa Division Championship over PacNW ’97 Blue. The score was tied 1-1 at the end of regulation and ended with the girls winning on 9 PK’s. The rest of the Girl’s weekend results can be found by clicking the link to the right.
WPFC ’96 ECNL coached by Seth Spidahl, were crowned champions of the ECNL Northwest Division after completing an undefeated regular season with a record of 11-0-3. This is quite a feat and a first for any WPFC ECNL team. ’96 ECNL is currently ranked #5 in the country and have the lowest GAA in the country at 7, the team received an automatic top 8 seed upcoming ECNL Regionals in Denver, CO. The '97s and '95s finished in the top 32 teams as well and will compete for a chance at the ECNL Nationals in Virginia. Congratulations ladies!
2013 Golazo Best XI Selections
Virginia Mason Challenge Cup & WA State Championships
Congratulations to all of the 37 WPFC players selected to the Golazo Best XI - 2013 Virginia Mason Challenge Cup & WA State Championships from finals weekend. We are so proud of you, keep up the good work!
The NSCAA College Showcase - Northwest is open to all competitive premier and elite club teams. This is a US Club sanctioned tournament. All teams must be affiliated and their players registered with USSF through their respective state associations or US Club Soccer. Teams must be in good standing with their state association to play in our tournament. The NSCAA College Showcase - Northwest will take place July 5-7, 2013. Click through for more information & registration.
The GU16 state champions were crowned last weekend at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila in the Virginia Mason Challenge Cup Championships, everyone associated with WPFC heartily congratulates our girls U16 Black (coached by Randy Hanson), who overcame tough opposition to become champions. The 2012-13 season has brought seven championship titles, two finalist, two semi-finalist, and seven quarter-finalist the future continues to look bright for WPFC.
A message from WPFC BoD President & Technical Director:
WPFC owns the best field complex in Washington State. From late spring to early fall teams are able to spread out over the 20 acres providing an incomparable training and game experience. Unfortunately, from late September to May, we are at the mercy of the weather, and during that time, we are forced onto one turf field for both training and games. Please click here to read the entire message from WPFC BoD President & Technical Director.
WPFC Annual Auction
Save the Date!
Mark your calendar, October 19, 2013 the club will host their Annual Auction at the Sharon McGavick Conference Center in Lakewood. Don’t miss out on the fun and excitement and join club members and coaches in a social night out. One lucky person will win a Nissan Rogue or cash option of $17,000. Car Raffle and Dinner Tickets will be distributed to your team manager in June! Stay tuned for more details! If you want to join the auction committee, contact Cheryl Mercuri at the office 253-845-0303.
Boys U14-BU18 and Girls U15-U18 Black teams will participate in North Pacific Conference
Western College Development Association, a premier youth soccer program focused on established and elite clubs, delivers consistent, high-quality competition and college readiness services for its members. Starting the 4th year of competition, the WCDA will expand and include a girls program. Washington Premier’s BU14 thru BU18 and Girls U15 thru U18 Black teams will participate in the North Pacific Conference.
Mark your calendar for the 2nd Annual River Jam Challenge to be held at the beautiful Washington Premier F.C. Complex in Puyallup, WA. Don’t miss out on this highly competitive select tournament! Registration is now open.
Courtney Wetzel signs with Portland Thorns as a Discovery Player
Alumni Courtney Wetzel signs with the Portlands Thorns as a Discovery Player. Courtney started her soccer career playing for the FC Royals beginning at the age of eight. During her time with the Royals, her team won five state championships and reached the semifinals on two other occasions. The team won the prestigious Dana Cup and Gothia Cup in trips to Europe. Courtney was a member of the Washington state and Region IV ODP teams that won the 2004 national championship and was a finalist in 2005. [+]
Washington Premier Football Club & Franklin Pierce Soccer Club
Continue to strenghten strategic alliance Bryan Yorke named Director of Coaching
Franklin Pierce Soccer Club and WPFC Fury are excited to announce Bryan Yorke as our new Director of Coaching. Bryan brings a USSF “A” License, a wealth of high level experience and has been a fixture in our regional soccer community for 15+ years at both Club Premier and College levels. Bryan’s past duties include Coaching, Youth Development Director, Technical Director, WSYSA ODP Staff Coach, Region IV Staff Coach and WSYSA Instructional Staff Coach. We look forward to his involvement and are very excited about the direction and growth of our club for 2013. Please look for Bryan on the Pitch soon and give him a very warm welcome.
Please click here for more information about the strategic alliance.
Please click here for Bryan Yorke’s Bio.
For Immediate Release
WPFC Enters Partnership with Club Orthopedist
Joshua A. Johnston, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with subspecialty certification in orthopedic sports medicine specializing in arthroscopic surgery, reconstructive surgery, treatment of athletic injuries, and fracture care. He has a special interest in hip arthroscopy and minimally invasive hip surgery. Please click here for more information. Please click here for specifics about the Pep program.
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College Corner Keeping up with our alumni (click square to view article)
ALUMNAE J. Graybeal earns SPU John Clancy Award K. Cates leads GNAC academically L. Aranda, A. Homer, E. Meeks sign NLOI for College of Saint Rose A. Bergquist signs NLOI for Portland State University A. Bohnett & S. Glasser sign NLOI for Central Washington University M. Caballero signs NLOI for Middle Tennessee State University S. Carter signs NLOI for Gonzaga University M. Dowd signs NLOI for Northeastern University K. McCluskey signs NLOI for Boise State University H. Moreno & K. Rozell-Pidge sign NLOI for Pacific Lutheran University M. O’Neil signs NLOI for Seattle University S. Smith signs NLOI for Carnegie Mellon University P. Serworld & S. Shimer sign NLOI for University of Washington S. Smith signs NLOI for University of Washington
ALUMNI G. Cobb signs NLOI for Colorado College I. Crook signs NLOI for College of Charleston M. Cruz signs NLOI for Saint Martin’s University J. Gehrke signs NLOI for Seattle University M. Owsley signs NLOI for Yavapai College S. Wingfield signs NLOI for Trinity Western University S. Okoli Earns All-ACC Men’s Soccer Honor B. Brockaway transfers from Oregon State to UCSB
Killer speed, killer score G’97 ECNL Elly Aronson
Opposing soccer players have found it tough to keep Elly Aronson off the scoreboard. That’s because it’s tough to match her quick feet. Aronson, a freshman at Gig Harbor High School, was selected for the 2012-13 Washington State Youth Soccer Association’s under-15 Elite Player Development pool. The honor grew when she was chosen for the 18-player travel roster that competed Jan. 11-13 at the U.S. Youth Soccer Region IV championships in Las Vegas.
Making Her Mark In Rochester, WA And Across The Nation G'95 Black Camryn Althauser-Melton
Those fortunate enough to have watched the Rochester High School girls soccer team in recent years have seen the development of one of the top players in the area. Junior midfielder Camryn Althauser has played for one of the country’s club teams within her age group while also starring for the Warriors in the 1A Southwest Evergreen league.