EPLWA AGM sets 2015 season in motion

EVERETT, WA— Owners / Operators of the eight Evergreen Premier League clubs met for the Annual General Meeting on Friday October 24 at the banquet room at Shawn O’Donnell’s Restaurant and Irish Pub near Everett, Washington to review the 2014 season and make initial plans for 2015.

46306_10151250043147514_357691765_nThe EPLWA hosted the meeting and provided an agenda for the participants as well as lunch and refreshments.

The previous AGM was held in January of this year, just under four months ahead of kick off.

“Collectively we all felt that it was important to meet well in advance of the 2015 EPLWA season,” EPLWA President Peter Ostrovsky says, “in order to give the eight clubs plenty of lead time to undertake their planning and preparations for the next season, along with syncing up with improvements in certain league processes.”

The owners agreed to some operational fine-tuning they foresee will help make 2015 run even more smoothly and professionally.


From left to right: Juan Sandoval (Seattle), Roberto Alvarez (Referee Assignor), Patrice Cloutier (Spokane), Peter Ostrovsky (EPLWA President), Barrett Goddard (Vancouver), Marc Ronney (Bellingham), John Crouch (South Sound), Tim Busch (VP of Competition), Robin Gordon (League Admin.), Nathan Goddard (Vancouver), Lance Calloway (Bellingham), Adam Becker (South Sound), Javier Reyna (Wenatchee), Josh Vega (Yakima), not pictured: Keith Sargent (WestSound FC Men)

EPLWA Logo-06-500Ostrovsky spoke at the beginning of the meeting, in part bolstering the agenda the league was founded on: a local competition for players, coaches, supporters and soccer club owners to build unique Washington culture in the sport of soccer.

After the meeting Ostrovsky was pleased with the commitment of the people involved in running the league’s clubs.

“There is no doubt that the clubs are committed to being player-centric and to fostering connections in their communities to grow the sport and create multi-dimensional development opportunities in and around the game. I feel strongly that this is what will continue to build Washington State hometown soccer culture.”

Clubs left the meeting with several items on their “to do” lists, including finding home stadium dates to build the schedule for the 2015 season.

goalWA.net features Capitals players in “Apple Valley Grown”

Wenatchee FC has some players who are getting the spotlight treatment from goalWA.net in a new series called “Apple Valley Grown.”
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goalWA.net takes us on “EPLWA Road trips!”

The Evergreen Premier League features a fast 14-match season with clubs scarmbling all over the state. For fans, traveling with their favorite side can be a fun way to support the boys and also see more of our beautiful state.
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goalWA.net features Shock players “Made in South Sound”

TACOMA, WA— goalWA.net is publishing  a special series of features  on guys who have put on the shirt of the South Sound Football Club. SSFC (“The “Shock”) is a grass-roots community club that has been able to do remarkable things in the greater Tacoma area.

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Wenatchee FC refines name and crest, on lookout for sponsors

WENATCHEE, WA— Evergreen Premier League club Wenatchee FC have refined their name and crest as they reach out to the valley soccer and business community.
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Bellingham United announces new ownership group

BELLINGHAM, WA— (club press release)Bellingham United F.C., Whatcom County’s men’s semi pro soccer team, who for the past three years has been entertaining Whatcom County’s soccer community with exciting soccer action, is announcing a change in ownership.
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Evergreen Premier League Partners – Thank You!

Post-season awards given to goalkeeper Benham-Marin, goal scorer Tyler Bjork

Colin Benham-Marin of Wenatchee FC was voted the 2014 EPLWA West Coast Goalkeeping Safe Hands award and Tyler Bjork of Bellingham United was honored as the goalKING for most goals by goalWA.net in post-season awards presented by Evergreen Premier League partners.
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Evergreen Premier League Supporters – Thank You!

Evergreen Premier League Players – Thank You!

Bellingham’s Bjork strikes for lucky 13 to finish atop goalWA.net goalKING goal scoring table

Tyler Bjork of Bellingham United FC scored 13 goals in the 2014 Evergreen Premier League season and has finished as the goalWA.net goalKING for the year.
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EPLWA Coaches vote Wenatchee’s Benham-Marin as West Coast Goalkeeping “Safe Hands” honoree

The coaches of all eight Evergreen Premier League clubs were polled and the resulting ballot totals reveal that Colin Benham-Marin of Wenatchee United FC is the West Coast Goalkeeping Safe Hands honoree for the 2014 season.
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Spokane Shadow win EPLWA title in match #56



SPOKANE, WA– The Spokane Shadow have won the 2014 Evergreen Premier League title with a 3-0 win over Wenatchee United on Sunday night at Spokane Falls CC Stadium. The Shadow edged out South Sound FC 32-31 in total standings points to claim the crown. It took all 56 scheduled matches to decide the first-season winner in the new league.


SPOKANE SHADOW 32 14 10 2 2 36 11 +25
SOUTH SOUND FC 31 14 10 3 1 24 12 +12
VANCOUVER VICTORY FC 25 14 8 5 1 31 25 +6
BELLINGHAM UNITED 20 14 6 6 2 32 29 +3
YAKIMA UNITED FC 16 14 5 8 1 32 37 -5
WENATCHEE UNITED FC 15 14 5 9 0 27 34 -7
SEATTLE STARS FC 14 14 4 8 2 24 38 -14
WESTSOUND FC 10 14 3 10 1 15 35 -20

Shadow match report:

SPOKANE, WA— With Sound Sound winning 2-0 approximately an hour earlier in Vancouver, the Spokane Shadow kicked off the Evergreen Premier League’s final game of the season Sunday night at Spokane Falls CC Stadium needing a victory in order to claim the league’s inaugural championship. Two goals from Sam Engle and another from Mike Ramos pushed the Shadow to a 3-0 victory against Wenatchee United in the second half in a dominant performance start to finish, giving the team the opportunity to finally celebrate after a grueling title chase that never saw the Shadow take the field in first place the entire season.

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South Sound takes league lead; Spokane goes tonight to win it back

VANCOUVER, WA— The South Sound Shock beat Vancouver Victory FC today 2-0 at McKenzie Stadium to end their season with 31 points and a 10-3-1 record.  Tonight at 5 PM at Spokane Falls CC the Shadow host Wenatchee United FC trying to get to 32 points and the EPLWA crown.
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Shadow top Stars ahead of “Championship Sunday”

SPOKANE, WA — Results had already determined that the Evergreen Premier League title would be decided on the final day of the season, Sunday July 20th. Saturday night’s Spokane win gives them one hand on the EPLWA Cup. They can put the other one on it with a win over Wenatchee on Sunday.
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South Sound retakes first place; EPLWA race goes to final day of season

BELLINGHAM, WA— South Sound FC beat Bellingham United 2-1 on Friday night at Civic Stadium to retake first place in the Evergreen Premier League and ensure that the champion won’t be crowned until the final day of the season on Sunday. The match drew 838 fans, the largest crowd of the season in the EPLWA.
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Photos: EPLWA Cup, Player Medals, Championship T-Shirts

The Evergreen Premier League will be awarding The EPLWA Cup, player medals and championship t-shirts to the team that wins the inaugural season title by finishing at the top of the table. That race will be decided this weekend. Read more about it here. Below please have a look at the hardware that will be awarded!
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State of the EPLWA: It all comes down to this…

Welcome to the State of the EPLWA, a weekly update that will be posted early in the week during the regular seasonSee previous editions here.
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Infographics: Great first season hits climax this week

The first season of the Evergreen Premier League enters its final week, and as the infographics below tell us it has been an amazing journey. After 52 matches played we still have three clubs alive for the title. Players are doing great work and behind the scenes clubs are working in their communities in the challenge to get exposure and draw fans.
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Stars catch Hammers in six goal thriller

BELLINGHAM, WA — Seattle Stars FC continued their run of positive results on Saturday as they rallied to draw 3-3 with Bellingham United FC.
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Ralston hat trick leads WestSound over Wenatchee

SILVERDALE, WA — Colin Ralston had been knocking on the door most of the season. Finally it opened on Saturday as the WestSound youth product scored three times to lead his club to a season finale 4-2 win over Wenatchee.
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Spokane Shadow move into first place with late winner in Yakima

YAKIMA, WA— The Spokane Shadow have moved into first place in the Evergreen Premier League with a 1-0 win over Yakima United Friday night at Marquette Stadium.
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Title destiny changes hands as Spokane, Seattle claim big wins

“Title Tilt Thursday” was everything EPLWA followers could have asked for. Neutrals following the new league are likely shaking their heads with a smile today as the ultra-tight title race has taken yet another turn.
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State of the EPLWA: Here comes “Title Tilt Thursday”

In a unique bit of scheduling this week the Evergreen Premier League will play two matches on Thursday (July 10.) Both of them are critical in the race to finish on top of the table and thus win the league title. It’s “Title Tilt Thursday” and even though no result can clinch for any of the sides involved, we should know a lot more about who has the best chance by the time Friday arrives.
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Stars shine in 4-1 win over WestSound, title race matches next for Seattle

TUKWILA, WA— Seattle Stars FC are finishing their debut season in the EPLWA with a flourish. This means the club out of Tukwila could be ready to make a difference in the title race.
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Shadow and Victory end tied 1-1 in Spokane heat

SPOKANE, WA— (Shadow release) The Spokane Shadow extended their unbeaten streak in the Evergreen Premier League to a league record eight games Sunday with a 1-1 draw at Spokane Falls CC Stadium against second-place Vancouver Victory. Graison Le of Gonzaga University and Coeur d’Alene HS provided the answer for the Shadow in the second half after Spokane had fallen behind on a penalty in the first half.
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Wenatchee creates shockwaves in title race with win over South Sound

WENATCHEE, WA— Wenatchee United FC beat South Sound FC 3-1 on Saturday night in the Apple Capital in a result that changes the dynamic of the race for the EPLWA championship.
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Yakima hammers Bellingham 6-0

YAKIMA, WA— On June 8th Bellingham United crushed Yakima’s Hoppers 8-2 at Civic Stadium as Tyler Bjork scored six goals. On Saturday night July 5 at Marquette Stadium YUFC got in the last word with their own rout, 6-0 over the visiting Hammers.
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Three goals, three match-winners for Shock’s Scotty Hanson

TACOMA, WA— You would expect with flashy names like Joey Gjertsen (MLS) and Daniel Gray that the South Sound FC Shock would be contenders in the EPLWA. And so they are. It’s another name, one that is providing winning goals, that you might not have heard yet. Let’s take care of that by introducing you to Scotty Hanson.
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Walla Walla’s Andrew Glaeser hunts down balls in goal for Spokane

SPOKANE, WA— The Spokane Shadow defense is good. They are tied for most shut outs in the EPLWA with four. It’s a competitive scene for Shadow goalkeepers, though. Those four clean sheets are shared by three players: Cody Lang, Keane Ellis and Andrew Glaeser. Glaeser has been the guy recently, and he leads the Shadow with two shut outs.
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