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February 2009

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February 2009
WSA 91 Boys Oklahoma Premiere League Runners-Up 

The WSA 91 boys completed the 2009 Season in the Oklahoma Premiere League with an 8-2 record and the 2nd most points among u18/u19 boys teams in the standings. TSC 91 boys captured the league championship with a perfect record. While the league format was unique in not pitting each team against a common set of opponents the 91 boys still had an outstanding run. In fact WSA 91's only two losses were two matches in which the team played without the full complement of 11 players on the field. 

The 91 boys, coached by Josh McElroy have several players being courted by college coaches this offseason. National Signing date for soccer is the first week of February and a few players are expected to be making commitments during that week. 

Congratulations WSA 91 boys on a great league season and good luck on the college search process.

WSA 92 girls pose for a "goofy" picture with the 2008 Community Shield Trophy after defeating the 93 girls.
Derbies this Weekend; Feb 14-15

Irony or paradox? The WSA Community Shield event, a day that matches intra-club WSA squads against each other, on Valentine's Day? Some of the most intense moments in club history have come when the opponent was none other than, WSA. While "friendly" is often the namesake given those matches, most witnesses would have called them "anything other than". And this year's event falls just on the day of "love and friendship". 

This weekend, Saturday February 14th, and Sunday, February 15th, every WSA squad will have a chance to hoist the WSA Community Shield trophy, and engrave their namesake on it's plate, and live in infamy. "It's more than bragging rights," adds one WSA player. "It's about supremacy." 

The past two years have seen some hotly contested battles, several that were just "declared draws" and several that were determined by golden goal thrillers. Either way with ten teams entering having just shelved league trophies, there is guaranteed to be some great football on store. 

To see pictures and results from the historical first annual event in 2007 you can click here Annual WSA Community Shield. 

For a complete line-up of the fixtures and matches this weekend you can click the schedule link below. Click here for schedules.

Good luck to all teams! Check back next week for results.

WSA 96 boys blue and WSA 97 boys pose with the Community Shield Trophy just before kick-off of their Community Shield match on Saturday, February 14th.
Eleven Add Name to Shield

Eleven different "derbies" or "intra-club" matches were played this weekend, February 14 and 15, at Rivercity Parks to contest the Annual "Community Shield" trophy. And eleven names will be added to the 2009 section of the traveling trophy. There were some repeat winners and some new names that will make their way to the plaque for 2009. It was a great weekend of preseason soccer, an event sharing time with Valentine's Day, and at least "fair" weather conditions (it could have been colder).

There were a couple of penalty shootout thrillers, a couple of lopsided scores for the older team, and some great performances all around. Congratulations to all the winners! Look for team pictures later in the week. 

2009 WSA Community Shield Results 

WSA 98 girls 1 -- WSA 97 girls 1 (98's win in penalties)
WSA 97 boys 1 -- WSA 96 boys blue 0
WSA 99 boys 2 -- WSA 98 boys 4
WSA 01 boys 0 -- WSA 00 boys 5
WSA 96 boys Red 0 -- WSA 95 boys 2
WSA 94 boys 0 -- WSA 93 boys 2
WSA 97 girls 0 -- WSA 96 girls 0 (97's win in penalties)
WSA 93 girls 1 -- WSA 92 girls 5
WSA 00 girls 0 -- WSA 99 girls 5
WSA 95 girls 0 -- WSA 94 girls 1
WSA 92 boys 2 -- WSA 91 boys 1

Following the 98 girls dramatic penalty shootout win over the 97 girls, both teams take a moment to pose for a "friendly" picture together.

Pictured here the WSA girls and Lions FC 92 girls pose after they competed in a friendly at the 2008 WSA Women's College Scouting Combine
College Recruiting Opportunities at Home Training Ground

On Friday, November 21st the WSA Fields at Rivercity Parks played host to over a dozen college programs and two girls teams from San Antonio, all on hand for a unique college scouting opportunity. The two teams from San Antonio Lions FC club joined the WSA 92 girls, and a few WSA 93 girls, for a training session, conducted by Coach McNally, St. Gregory's, and Coach Risenhoover, USAO, and three friendlies. It gave college coaches a firsthand look at several premiere level players and college prospects. The evening was capped off by a player's and coach's dinner hosted by West Side Alliance S.C. with a lot of help from the WSA 92 and 93 girls parents at the Case Community Center. According to coaches and players the event was an enormous success! 

It was such a success that this Saturday, February 21st, Rivercity Parks will host a Men's College Scouting Combine. Several schools have already committed to attending, including locals Tulsa University, Roger's State University, and Oral Robert's University. Assistant Director of Coaching, Ryan Bush, one of the event coordinators, said he expects, "At least 15 schools, and few elite NCAA DI programs" to stop by to watch nearly 50 of the state's top prospects compete in friendlies and training sessions at Rivercity Parks.

"The program is designed to help expose our athletes to college programs, and expose our college programs to the athletes. It's an excellent opportunity for all involved," reports WSA Coaching Director, Roger Bush. The event is held at a minimal cost of $10 to the players. 

West Side Alliance S.C. hopes to make both the men's and women's combines an annual event for the club program.
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