FC Stars is pleased to announce that following a fantastic first season with the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) and FC Stars U21 teams, FC Stars will continue this development into the 2017 season with a second team entering the WPSL League.
The two WPSL teams will be called FC Stars and FC Stars U23.The new team will add additional opportunities for FC Stars senior players with the club fielding four senior teams for the 2017 season.
FC Stars Director of Coaching Jason Dewhurst said “It’s great for us to add the second WPSL team to continue our developmental pyramid into the adult years. Players at FC Stars now have the opportunity to continue their playing association with the club after they enter college. We have a fantastic record of developing players to play in college and beyond at the very highest levels. We are excited to continue the development of the FC Stars players currently playing in college and provide a high level opportunity to other local college players.”
2016 Captain, WPSL All-Star and current Northeastern University player Hannah Rosenblatt said;
"I've been playing for stars ever since I was 5 or 6 years old. When I finished my freshman year of college, I had chance to come back from college to play with the Stars WPSL team. It was a great opportunity to get touches on the ball and game action during the summer. I was able to stay sharp throughout the summer and prepared me to hit the ground running in my college season. It was a great experience last summer and I’m looking forward to next year."
The FC Stars WPSL Team will play in the North East conference and will compete against Seacoast United Mariners, Seacoast United Phantoms, Rhode Island Rays, Boston Aztecs and the Boston Breakers Reserves, Academy and U20 teams.
Former FC Stars player Stephanie McCaffrey is an example of a player that progressed through the current FC Stars pathway. McCaffrey then played college soccer at Boston College and was the No. 5 overall selection in the 2015 National Women’s Soccer League College Draft. Stephanie has since been capped five times by the U.S. Women’s National Team, scoring one goal.
The team will provide opportunities to current FC Stars players, FC Stars Alumni and other high level players based in the New England.
The BU21's and GU21's provides a great platform for players looking to stay active over the summer months, between the college season. The teams play in the highly competitive New England Premiership (NEP). The 2016 season saw both teams reach the their respective finals, the BU21 falling just short losing 3-2, while the GU21's claimed the title winning 5-3.
Players who are interested should contact:
Girls - James Blackwell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Boys - Jamie Wangia (email@example.com)