Seattle Sounders Women

The Seattle Sounders Women is an American women's soccer team, founded in 2001. The team was a member of the United Soccer Leagues USL W-League, the second tier of women’s soccer in the United States, until 2015 when the league shut down. In 2016 they joined the Women's Premier Soccer League.

Seattle Sounders Women
Full nameSeattle Sounders Women
Nickname(s)Sounders
Founded2001
StadiumStarfire Sports Stadium
Capacity4,500
OwnerCliff McElroy
Lane Smith
CEOLane Smith
Head CoachScott Ford
LeagueUSL W-League (2001–2015)
WPSL (2016–present)
2018Regular Season:
1st, West Region-Northwest Conference
Playoffs: WPSL Champions
WebsiteClub website

The Sounders play their home games at Starfire Sports Stadium in Tukwila, Washington, 6 miles south of downtown Seattle. The team's colors are green and white.

The team was a sister organization of the men's Seattle Sounders team, which played in the USL First Division and plays in the MLS. Following that team's reorganization into the Seattle Sounders FC of Major League Soccer, the team's ownership was taken over by Mike Jennings, owner of the United Soccer League franchise Tacoma Tide (Sounders U-23). In 2011, Cliff McElroy & Lane Smith of Datec Inc. became majority owners while Mike Jennings has maintained a minority stake.[1]

Following the collapse of the Women's Professional Soccer league in 2012, the Sounders signed five U.S. international players, Hope Solo, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Sydney Leroux, and Stephanie Cox, and enjoyed the sole support of the city until the Seattle Reign began playing in the National Women's Soccer League.[2][3]

Players

Roster

As of 21 May 2019.[4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 GK Laurel Ivory
2 DF Alyssa Conarton
3 DF Kaylene Pang
4 DF Jodi Ulkekul
5 MF Kristina O’Donnell
6 FW Morgan Weaver
7 FW Melina Ayres
8 FW Kaylee Dao
9 MF Summer Yates
10 MF Yuuka Kurosaki
11 DF Kirsten Pavlisko
12 DF Jordan Thompson
13 DF Kimberly Hazlett
14 MF Taylor Nielsen
15 DF Emily Madril
16 DF Samantha Hiatt
No. Position Player
17 MF Sianna Siemonsma
18 DF Alicia Barker
19 MF Taylor Radecki
20 MF Sophie Hirst
21 MF Olivia Van der Jagt
22 FW Leahi Manthei
23 MF Holly Rothering
24 FW India Jencks
25 FW Mireya Grey
26 DF Stephanie Spiekerman
27 MF Hikari Yamada
28 DF Rachel Bowler
29 MF Anna Henderson
30 GK Riley Travis
31 GK Madeline Nielsen

Notable former players

Year-by-year

Year League Reg. Season Playoffs
2001 USL W-League 3rd, Western
2002 USL W-League 4th, Western Western Conference Finals
2003 USL W-League 2nd, Western
2004 USL W-League 2nd, Western Western Conference Finals
2005 USL W-League 5th, Western
2006 USL W-League 2nd, Western National Semifinals (3rd Place)
2007 USL W-League 2nd, Western National Semifinals (3rd Place)
2008 USL W-League 3rd, Western National Semifinals (4th Place)
2009 USL W-League 4th, Western
2010 USL W-League 3rd, Western
2011 USL W-League 5th, Western National Semifinals (4th Place)
2012 USL W-League 2nd, Western Western Conference Finals
2013 USL W-League 3rd, Western Did not qualify
2014 USL W-League 3rd, Western Did not qualify
2015 USL W-League 1st, Western Conference Playoff
2016 WPSL 1st, Northwestern Conference Playoff
2017 WPSL 1st, Northwestern Conference Playoff
2018 WPSL 1st, Northwestern WPSL Champions

References

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