Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Sounders Women complete open tryouts
The Sounders Women held tryouts over March 19th and 20th at Starfire Sports Complex for the 2016 season. For over a decade the Sounders Women have entered an amateur team in the highest amateur league in the country for women’s soccer. With the W-League disbanding after the 2015 season, the Sounders Women find themselves in a new league for the first time in over a decade as they start their first WPSL campaign in May.
With the Player First Initiative, the Sounders Women will continue to help develop the top local talent along with the top professional prospects from across the country and abroad. The Sounders Women had five former Sounders Women players drafted in this year’s NWSL draft and Rose Lavelle, who played the 2015 season for the side, was called into her first US Women’s full national team camp.
The tryout process allows the local players and players from across the United States, to come and compete for a roster spot on a team with a history in helping players move up. Kim Calkins, current Washington Youth Soccer Technical Director and former professional player, takes the reigns as the Sounders Women head coach for 2016.
“We will be adding to our roster after the Sounders Women open tryouts over the weekend. Open tryouts are a good for competitive players to be seen and considered for an opportunity with the Sounders Women which may not have come otherwise,” said Kim Calkins, Sounders Women head coach.
Sounders Women open pre-season with a match against Washington State University on April 16th at Liberty High School in Renton. The regular start for the women in the WPSL on May 22nd against Vancouver at Starfire Sports Stadium at 12pm. Come check out the future of women’s soccer.