Women's Soccer |
April 22, 2009
CINCINNATI -- University of Cincinnati freshman women's soccer player Julie Morrissey (Abington, Mass./Tabor Academy) will spend her summer playing with the Bay State Select of the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL)East Conference. The WPSL is a 50-plus team national women's soccer league with five conferences and is considered one of the top women's soccer leagues in the world.
"Julie is a great representation of the culture we have within our program,” said UC head coach Michelle Salmon. “Our rise in the BIG EAST mirrors the level of opportunities that are being offered to our players within the world of soccer”
A 5-7 midfielder, Morrissey served as a starter in each of UC's 20 matches. She led the team in points (16) and goals (7) and helped lead the Bearcats to their first appearance in the BIG EAST Conference Tournament. Morrissey had two assists and registered a team-high five game-winning goals in her freshman season at UC.
Bay State Select, located in Rockland, Mass., is coached by Jim Leaverton. Leaverton is the Co-Founder of the Nova Soccer Club and holds a NSCAA National Diploma (with distinction) in addition to an array of experience at the State and Regional Championship levels.
The WPSL was formed in 1998. It is sanctioned by the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) as an affiliate of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the ruling body of soccer in the United States and FIFA the world's ruling body for soccer. The WPSL provides an opportunity for elite woman soccer players to play, develop and promote women's soccer at the highest amateur level in North America.