FC Stars joins the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) for 2016 season

(Jan. 30, 2016) – FC Stars is happy to announce that they have been accepted for membership to the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) and will compete starting in the 2016 season.

The Women's Premier Soccer League is an independent, highly competitive national league whose main focus is on the development of highly competitive premier women's soccer teams. The league has over 100 teams participating from all over the United States. The WPSL was formed in 1998. It is sanctioned by the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA), which is an affiliate of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the governing body for soccer in the United States, and FIFA, the world's ruling body for soccer.

FC Stars Director of Coaching Jason Dewhurst said “It’s great for us to add the WPSL to continue our developmental pyramid to 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.”

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 first Tryout for the team is scheduled for February 20, 2016 at 1:00-3:00 pm at the Stars Soccer Complex powered by Emerson Hospital in Lancaster, MA.  Interested players should pre-register for the tryout by following the instructions below.

New Players to FC Stars:

Create a New Account click here

  •                 1.1 Welcome Page
  •                 1.2 Household Information
  •                 Be sure to add the child’s information into the system
  •                 From this point follow the returning player’s instructions

Returning Players/Already Signed up in New System:

To log into your demosphere account click here

  •                 At “Registration Step 2.1” make sure you select the players name 
  •                 At “Registration Step 2.2” Select  “WPSL - 2016" from the first drop down
  •                 In the second drop down select "Tryouts - Saturday, Feb 20th @ FC Stars Complex"
  •                 Proceed through to checkout with payment

More about the WPSL;

http://www.wpsl.info/about/index.php

For more information on the FC Stars WPSL team and potential playing opportunities please contact;

Jason Dewhurst jdewhurst@starsofma.org or James Blackwell jblackwell@starsofma.org

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