2003 Jan 9

From today's Sounders Select Women news release:

Sounders Women’s Team Back in Action in 2003

WSWSA, Soccer West on Board as Partners

(Seattle, WA) – The Seattle Sounders Select women's team returns for the 2003 W-League season thanks largely to partnerships formed with the Washington State Women's Soccer Association (WSWSA) and Soccer West, a chain of retail soccer shops in the Seattle area.

The WSWSA partnership provides their members with a season pass to six Sounders Select home games played in Seahawks Stadium. Monies from those memberships will go toward the funding of the women's program.

Soccer West will supply uniforms and equipment to the team during the 12-game season. All six home games will be followed by Seattle Sounder men's action.

Dick McCormick, head coach of the 2002 team, returns for his second year with the club. In addition to his coaching duties, McCormick will assume the role of general manager.

"I am very excited about the partnerships with WSWSA and Soccer West," said McCormick. "They allowed us to continue to bring the best women's soccer to the Seattle area. The coaching staff is looking forward to the season, which will start with tryouts in March."

About the WSWSA: Washington State Women's Soccer Association (WSWSA) is about playing and promoting soccer. Incepted in 1974, they serve approximately 150 women's adult competitive and recreational soccer teams in the Puget Sound region. WSWSA is a non-profit organization. They are affiliated with Washington State Soccer Association (WSSA), United States Amateur Soccer Federation (USASF), United States Soccer Federation (USSF), and Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).

About Soccer West: Soccer West is a 4-store chain of soccer retail stores in the Seattle area featuring merchandise, equipment, gear and soccer paraphernalia.