In addition, the Wave will once again have dual goals of not only winning on the pitch, but also winning in the community — raising funds for a number of worthy, local, nonprofit organizations through its game-day receipts. Among the groups that will be supported are: Homeward Bound of Marin, which provides shelter and residential services for homeless families and individuals;
“We have again assembled a group of outstanding women who are both amazing athletes and accomplished young people,” said Wave Head Coach Luis Quezada. “These players serve as exceptional role models, and they bring a dynamic, possession-oriented style of soccer to the pitch every game they play. Another key factor in our success is that the players we bring together have great chemistry with one another. They really have fun playing soccer — and it shows!”
Among the new players joining the Wave this season are: Kate Bettinger (Marin FC/Stanford – Incoming Fall 2012), Kim Bettinger (Columbia), Taylor Comeau (Cal), Audrey Gibson (Duke), Murilla King (Novato United/Principia College), Darcy McFarlane (Marin FC/North Carolina – Entering Fall 2013), Emily Mosbacher (Bay Area Breeze/Harvard – Incoming Fall 2012), Kathy Orellana (UNLV), Haley Washburn (Harvard – Fall 2012), and Mireya Wathen-Mayorga (San Jose State – Incoming Fall 2012).
Top returners for the Wave in 2012 include WPSL Pacific Conference first-team selection, Jordan Carlberg (Sacramento State) and second-team selection Jocelyn Leche (USC – 2005). Other returning players include: Hayley Abbott (Southeast Missouri State), Lauren Battung (Cal), Lindsay Dickerson (Stanford), Jessica Ingram (San Jose State – 2012), Katie Knopp (San Jose State – 2011), Emi Lawson (Cal), Noelle Leprevotte (Portland – Incoming 2012), Mandy Martin (San Jose State – 2012), Kelly McFarlane (North Carolina), Katelyn Rowland (UCLA), Andrea Salvador (Fresno State – 2008; asst. coach Solano College women’s soccer), Elizabeth Snearly (Charlotte Lady Eagles, W-League), Maddie Thompson (Stanford), Nina Watkins (Stanford) and Macy Jo Harrison (UNLV).
North Bay Wave players have experience representing the U.S. on women’s national teams at various age levels, and have also garnered awards from their various college conferences.
“With the Women’s Professional Soccer league in the U.S. sadly folding once again, the WPSL truly represents the highest level of women’s soccer in the country,” Quezada commented. “Over the course of the season, we’ll face off against teams with players with professional and full national team experience for the U.S. and other countries, Hermann Trophy winners such as Stanford’s Teresa Noyola, and legendary stars such as Sissi and Brandi Chastain who have literally helped build the women’s game to what it is today. Fans will enjoy highly competitive soccer in a family-friendly environment at a very good value — with proceeds going to great causes.”
Assisting Quezada in coaching the Wave this season are GK coach Kelli Robinson, Katie Burton, and Clyde Brett. Key sponsors are Wells Fargo, All Season Soccer, Brandon Tire, Blake’s Auto Body, Cork Pops, Live Water Surf Shop, Marin Auto Glass, Morton & Bassett, and Marin Sport and Spine Therapy.
The North Bay Waves’ Pacific – North home schedule includes:
Sa 6/2 5:00 p.m. Waves v West Coast Wildkatz Sir Francis Drake HS
Sa 6/16 5:00 p.m. Waves v California Storm Tamalpais HS
Su 7/1 5:00 p.m. Waves v Bay Area Breeze Tamalpais HS
Fr 7/6 5:00 p.m. Waves v SF Nighthawks Novato HS
Su 7/8 5:00 p.m. Waves v Central California HEAT Redwood HS
For more information about the North Bay FC Wave, visit the team’s official web site at www.northbayfc.com, or contact team president Birgit Byers at (415) 302-6779, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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-plus 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-
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