Grand Rapids FC (women)

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Grand Rapids FC
Grand Rapids FC.jpg
Full name Grand Rapids Football Club
Nickname(s) The Blues, GRFC
Founded 2016
Ground Grandville High School
Grandville, Michigan
Owners Matt Roberts, Chris Deiss
Head Coach James Gilpin
League United Women's Soccer
Website Club website
Current season

Grand Rapids FC is an American soccer club based in Grand Rapids, Michigan who play in the Midwest Division of the United Women's Soccer league. The team was founded in 2016 as the women's side to the Grand Rapids FC brand. Their first season was in 2017.[1]

History

Grand Rapids FC (GRFC) was started in 2014 by a group of Grand Rapids residents as a community-funded project. The men's teams first season was in 2015 in the newly formed Great Lakes Premier League before moving to the National Premier Soccer League. After two successful seasons that showed average attendance figures over 4,000 each season, the owners announced on November 1, 2016 that they would be adding a women's team to the Grand Rapids FC brand. Their first season was in 2017 in the United Women's Soccer league.[1][2]

The Grand Rapids FC women won the 2017 UWS Championship in their inaugural season [3] on July 22, 2017 at their home stadium, defeating the defending champions Santa Clarita Blue Heat 3 goals to 1.

Stadium

Grandville High School in Grandville, Michigan

Record Attendance

  • 2,814 - July 2, 2017 vs Toledo Villa FC at Houseman Field (second game of a doubleheader following GRFC men, attendance counted both games)
  • 1,034 - July 22, 2017 vs Santa Clarita Blue Heat (single game record)

2018 Roster

[4] [5] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Maia Perez
2 United States MF Kylie Nylen
3 United States DF Clare Carlson
4 United States DF Michaela Kovacs
5 United States MF Marti Corby
6 Canada DF Melissa Roy
7 England FW Paige Eli
8 United States MF Jane Labadie
9 United States DF Ashley Postma
10 England MF Nat McHale
11 Jamaica FW Jodian Morris
12 United States FW Sam Osterhaven
13 United States FW Bailey Korhorn
14 United States MF Grace Labadie
15 United States DF Savanna Bosworth
16 United States MF Alex Ruffer
No. Position Player
17 United States MF Katie Wierenga
18 United States FW Kendra Longoria
19 United States MF Tori Keller
20 United States MF Natalie Belsito
21 United States MF Sam Maher
22 United States FW Kelli Doyle
23 England FW Lizzie Paul
24 United States MF Sadie Misiewicz
25 United States DF Presley Tibbets
26 United States GK Maggie Rogers
27 United States MF Dani Johnson
28 United States MF Anya Pallas
29 Australia MF Cindy Lay
31 United States GK Kylie Robb
32 United States GK Jordanne Ellingboe

Head Coaches

  • England Lewis Robinson (2017)
  • England Chris Allen (2018)
  • England James Gilpin (2018-present)

Honors

United Women's Soccer

  • National championships (1): 2017
  • Conference season championships (1)
    • Midwest Conference: 2017
  • Conference playoff championships (1)
    • Midwest Conference: 2017

Year-by-year

Year Tier League Regular Season Playoffs Average
Attendance
2017 2 UWS 1st of 7, Midwest (8-1-1) UWS Champions 848
2018 2 UWS TBD TBD

Historic Record vs Opponents

Legend
0-0-0 Win-Loss-Draw
0-0 Win-Loss
* No games played
Opponent League Playoffs Played Total GF GA GD Win %
Michigan Detroit Sun FC 3-1-0 1-0-0 5 4-1-0 8 3 +5 .800
Indiana FC Indiana 2-0-0 1-0-0 3 3-0-0 16 1 +15 1.000
Indiana Fort Wayne United FC 2-0-0 * 2 2-0-0 7 0 +7 1.000
Michigan Genesee FC 1-0-0 * 1 1-0-0 7 0 +7 1.000
Indiana Indy Premier SC 1-0-0 * 1 1-0-0 7 1 +6 1.000
Michigan Lansing United 0-0-1 * 1 0-0-1 2 2 0 .500
New York (state) Long Island Rough Riders * 0-0-1 (1-0 PKs) 1 0-0-1 2 2 0 .500
Michigan Michigan Legends FC 1-0-2 * 3 1-0-2 7 5 +2 .667
California Santa Clarita Blue Heat * 1-0-0 1 1-0-0 3 1 +2 1.000
Ohio Toledo Villa FC 1-0-0 * 1 1-0-0 4 0 +4 1.000
Total 11-1-3 3-0-1 (1-0 PKs) 19 14-1-4 63 15 +48 .842
  • Note: Table includes all competitive matches and does not include friendlies.
  • Updated to June 2, 2018 vs Michigan

Player Records

Goals

Rank Player Goals Years
1 United States Bethany Balcer 19 2017
2 United States Marti Corby 6 2017–
3 United States Anna Stinson 5 2017
4 United States Clare Carlson 4 2017–
United States Avery Lockwood 2017
6 Japan Riko Sagara 3 2017
England Lizzie Paul 2017–
8 United States Maddie Pogarch 2 2017
United States Michaela Kovacs 2017–
10 United States Brittany Tanner 1 2017
United States Sam Maher 2017–
United States Kendra Longoria 2018–

Updated to May 13, 2018 vs Lansing

Appearances

Rank Player Apps Years
1 Japan Riko Sagara 14 2017
United States Sadie Misiewicz 2017–
United States Clare Carlson 2017–
4 United States Michaela Kovacs 13 2017–
United States Reilley Ott 2017
United States Maddie Pogarch 2017
United States Anna Stinson 2017
United States Tara Wegner 2017
9 United States Bethany Balcer 12 2017
United States Avery Lockwood 2017

Updated to May 13, 2018 vs Lansing
Note: These are the goal scorers and appearances in competitive matches and does not include friendlies.
Reference:[6]

References

  1. ^ a b "GRFC To Field Women's Team in 2017". November 1, 2016. Retrieved January 2, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Grand Rapids FC launches women's team for 2017 season". November 1, 2016. Retrieved January 2, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Grand Rapids FC beats Santa Clarita, captures United Women's Soccer championship". 
  4. ^ "Grand Rapids FC". Grand Rapids FC. Retrieved 2018-04-30. 
  5. ^ "GRFC Women re-sign five national champions". Grand Rapids FC. Retrieved 2018-03-01. 
  6. ^ What If It Rains - All Time Stats

External links

  • Official team site
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Subreddit
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