The Force and Harbor Force Rosters are officially released today. The Force Men’s Team will be entering their 4th season in the EPLWA, while the Harbor Force will play in the first season of the Western Washington Premier League.
Returning to play outdoor this summer from the WISL indoor squad are Alex and Leo Hernandez, Bennett Bugbee, Joe Sammartino, Levi Woolley, Lewis Watson, Izzy De Luna, Marco Lopez, Colin Ralston, Brent Ricigliano, Matt Olson and James Salisbury. Centerback Damion Brown will return to EPLWA Force for his second summer after he returns from is duties with the US Navy in May. Local talent Miles Nilsen will return from Arizona to play with the Force the summer as well. Another local, Paul Powill, will see his first rostered action with the first team this summer while we are thrilled to welcome Jaeger Skifstad back to the squad this season after a long injury battle. The rest of the roster is filled out by PLU players Spencer Hokama, Sam Ebner, Jaisen Zurfluh, Keegan Dolan, Holtun Halfaker and Mitchell Balmer.
Young goalkeepers Dylan Abad and Dylan Stevenson will split the back up role behind King Lewy this summer.
The Harbor Force team features many of the coaches mixed with some spectacular young talent from Harbor SC, Kitsap Alliance and other surrounding clubs. Spencer Miele will likely anchor the net and will be joined by other former first teamers Kyle Schoales, Steve Prevost, Bryan Weathington, and Matt Hoyt. Players to really keep an eye on as they try to fight their way up the ladder for a future spot with the Force first team are Chase Alire, Brandt Kelly and Garret Mayes. All three are dynamic young players that could find themselves wearing Force Blue in the near future.
Harbor Force will kick off their season on the 28th of April, at Peninsula HS against the Grays Harbor Gulls. The Force will kick off their season on the road on May 5th at Washington Premier FC.