2017 United Women's Soccer season

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United Women's Soccer
Season 2017
Champions Grand Rapids FC
Matches played 95
Goals scored 354 (3.73 per match)
Top goalscorer Bethany Balcer - GRFC (19 goals)
Biggest home win 11-0
(July 15, GRFC, vs. FCI)
Biggest away win 0-6
(May 13, NJ vs. Rochester)
1-7
(July 8, Indy vs. GRFC)
Highest scoring 11-0
(July 15, GRFC, vs. FCI)
Longest winning run 9 (SCBH, May 26-July 21)
Longest unbeaten run 12 (GRFC, May 27-July 22)
Longest losing run 9 (NYM, May 27-July 14)
2016
2018
All statistics correct as of July 22, 2017.

The 2017 United Women's Soccer season was the 23nd season of pro-am women's soccer in the United States, and the 2nd season of the UWS league.

Changes from 2016

Standings

East Conference

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 New Jersey Copa FC 10 8 1 1 23 7 +16 25 2017 East Conference playoffs
2 Long Island Rough Riders 10 7 2 1 35 10 +25 22
3 New England Mutiny 10 7 3 0 23 10 +13 21
4 New York Surf 10 6 2 2 25 12 +13 20
5 Western New York Flash 10 4 4 2 18 21 −3 14
6 Lancaster Inferno 10 4 6 0 18 23 −5 12
7 Rochester Lady Lancers 10 0 9 1 10 35 −25 1
8 New York Magic 10 0 9 1 4 38 −34 1
Source: UWS standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head (if only 2 teams) 3) wins; 4) goal difference (maximum +5 goal difference in a game); 5) goals scored; 6) total points in smallest group; 7) points earned against top 4 finishers; 8) points outside smallest group; 9) lottery

Midwest Conference

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Grand Rapids FC 10 8 1 1 32 7 +25 25 2017 Midwest Conference playoffs
2 Detroit Sun FC 10 6 1 3 23 12 +11 21
3 Michigan Legends FC 10 4 3 3 21 16 +5 15
4 FC Indiana 10 4 6 0 13 20 −7 12
5 Toledo Villa FC 10 3 6 1 16 22 −6 10
6 Fort Wayne United FC Gryphons 10 3 6 1 9 25 −16 10
7 Indy Premier SC 10 2 7 1 9 21 −12 7
Source: UWS standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head (if only 2 teams) 3) wins; 4) goal difference (maximum +5 goal difference in a game); 5) goals scored; 6) total points in smallest group; 7) points earned against top 4 finishers; 8) points outside smallest group; 9) lottery

West Conference

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Santa Clarita Blue Heat 8 8 0 0 18 5 +13 24 2017 UWS national playoffs
2 Calgary Foothills WFC 8 4 3 1 14 13 +1 13
3 Real Salt Lake 8 3 4 1 15 10 +5 10
4 Houston Aces 8 3 5 0 21 19 +2 9
5 SoCal Crush 8 1 7 0 7 28 −21 3
Source: UWS standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head (if only 2 teams) 3) wins; 4) goal difference (maximum +5 goal difference in a game); 5) goals scored; 6) total points in smallest group; 7) points earned against top 4 finishers; 8) points outside smallest group; 9) lottery


Playoffs

East Conference Playoffs

Final
July 18
     
1 New Jersey Copa FC 1
2 Long Island Rough Riders 5

Bold = winner
* = after extra time, ( ) = penalty shootout score

New Jersey Copa FC 1 – 5 Long Island Rough Riders
Hunsberger Goal 86' Report
Report
Santoro Goal 39'51'
Elliott Goal 55'
Marra Goal 69' (pen.)
Antonino Goal 72'

Midwest Conference Playoffs

Hosted by Grandville High School in Grandville, Michigan

Semifinal
July 15
Final
July 16
           
1 Grand Rapids FC 11
4 FC Indiana 0
1 Grand Rapids FC 1
2 Detroit Sun FC 0
2 Detroit Sun FC 1
3 Michigan Legends FC 0

Bold = winner
* = after extra time, ( ) = penalty shootout score

Detroit Sun FC 1 – 0 Michigan Legends FC
Brough Goal
Grandville High School
Grandville, Michigan
Attendance: 630
Grand Rapids FC 11 – 0 FC Indiana
Carlson Goal 4'
Balcer Goal 14'26'43'
Lockwood Goal 18'
Corby Goal 34'
Maher Goal 55'
Sagara Goal 65'
Paul Goal 73'83' (pen.)
Stinson Goal 78'
Grandville High School
Grandville, Michigan
Attendance: 630

Grand Rapids FC 1 – 0 Detroit Sun FC
Kovacs Goal 22'
Grandville High School
Grandville, Michigan
Attendance: 641

National Playoffs

Hosted by Grandville High School in Grandville, Michigan. Classified to the semifinals are Grand Rapids FC (Midwest Conference champion), Santa Clarita (West Conference champion), Long Island Rough Riders (East Conference champion) and Detroit Sun FC invited by United Women's Soccer as a wildcard.

Semifinal
July 21
Final
July 22
           
MW Grand Rapids FC 2 (3)
E Long Island Rough Riders 2 (2)
MW Grand Rapids FC 3*
W Santa Clarita Blue Heat 1
W Santa Clarita Blue Heat 3
WC Detroit Sun FC 0

Bold = winner
* = after extra time, ( ) = penalty shootout score

Semifinals

Santa Clarita Blue Heat 3 – 0 Detroit Sun FC
Castellanos Goal 45+'
Lavrusky Goal 63'
Castaneda Goal 68'
Report
Grandville High School
Grandville, Michigan
Attendance: 770
Grand Rapids FC 2 – 2 (a.e.t.) Long Island Rough Riders
Balcer Goal 16' (pen.)
Kovacs Goal 119'
Report
Report
Report
Modena Goal 9'
Venezia Goal 107'
Penalties
Lockwood Penalty scored
Steinlage Penalty scored
Corby Penalty missed
Stinson Penalty scored
3–2 Penalty scored Marra
Penalty scored Vasquez
Penalty missed Venezia
Penalty missed Groth
Penalty missed Dutcher
Grandville High School
Grandville, Michigan
Attendance: 770

UWS Championship

Grand Rapids FC 3 – 1 (a.e.t.) Santa Clarita Blue Heat
Corby Goal 15'
Sagara Goal 97'
Balcer Goal 103'
Report Lavrusky Goal 14'
Grandville High School
Grandville, Michigan
Attendance: 1,074
Referee: Rebbeca Pagan

Championship MVP: Michaela Kovacs (Grand Rapids FC)

Statistical leaders

League Awards

Individual Awards

  • Player of the Year: Deyna Castellanos (SAC)
  • Defensive Player of the Year: Caitlyn Clem (DET)
  • Coach of the Year: Lewis Robinson (GRA)

All-League First Team

F: Bethany Balcer (GRA), Carissima Cutrona (WNY)
M: Jackie Bruno (NJC), Deyna Castellanos (SAC), Kimberly Marra (LIR), Annie Steinlage (GRA)
D: Michaela Kovacs (GRA), Natalia Kuikka (SAC), Rebecca Raber (NJC), Lauren Sesselmann (SAC)
G: Caitlyn Clem (DET)

All-League Second Team

F: Haley Crawford (LAN), Joelle Gosselin (CAL), Madison Schupbach (DET)
M: Brenna Brown (NEM), Chloe Castaneda (SAC), Dani Evans (DET)
D: Jennifer Cafferky (NEM), Taylor Groth (LIR), Natalie Norris (RSL), Brooke Salmon (NYS)
G: Emily Burns (CAL)

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References

  1. ^ a b c "United Women's Soccer announces four-team expansion". 12 December 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Grand Rapids FC launches women's team for 2017 season". 
  3. ^ "Indy Premier Soccer Club Joins United Women's Soccer". 12 February 2017. Retrieved 12 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "Michigan Legends F.C. Added To Midwest Conference". 5 January 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "UWS East Welcomes Syracuse Development Academy". 11 February 2017. Retrieved 12 February 2017. 
  6. ^ Admin (2017-03-07). "Western New York Flash Join United Women's Soccer". United Women's Soccer. Retrieved 2017-03-08. 
  7. ^ "Rochester Lancers men's, women's soccer teams announced". WHEC-TV. April 8, 2017. Retrieved June 27, 2017. 
  8. ^ Jarvie, Michele (February 16, 2017). "Foothills WFC to compete in United Women's Soccer league". Calgary Sun. Retrieved June 27, 2017. 
  9. ^ "So Cal Crush F.C. Joins United Women's Soccer". United Women's Soccer. February 18, 2017. Retrieved June 27, 2017. 
  10. ^ "2017 UWS Championship & Playoff Info". United Women's Soccer. 3 July 2017. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 
  11. ^ a b "2016 UWS statistics". Retrieved July 24, 2017. 
  12. ^ "2017 All-United Women's Soccer Awards". United Women's Soccer (UWS). August 2, 2017. 

External links

Official website

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