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LADY RAPIDS IN THE NEWS:

Congratulations to Sarah Teegarden for siging with KGFC in Sweden!
February 27, 2017


Full Press Release 
December 16, 2015

Meet the Captains
June 3, 2016

Roster and Staff Info

Roster and Staff
Head Coach  Stephen Glass
Welcome to the Lady Rapids for 2017
More announcements coming soon!

Kendall Thomas – Davidson
Allie Dmytruk – FIT
Mikki Lewis – Troy
Lindsay Preston - Wake Forest
Rachel Quest – Queens
Lauren Ellis – UNCW
Kristin Brown - App State
Ally Haran – Wake Forest
Mariah Katzenberger – Green Bay
Rebecca Coutinho – Belmont Abbey
Emily Hilliard - Princeton
Maggie Rotunda - Queens
Mary Manser - Charlotte
Eliza Robinson - Middlebury
Claudia Day - Wake Forest
Emma Sosinski - Holy Cross
Maddie Huster – Wake Forest
Riley Orr – Charlotte
Bree Roberts – Catawba
Maggie Everett – Gardner Webb
Cydney Niedermeyer – Temple
Alana Jefferson – Queens
Taylor Howe – Green Bay
Mara Pfeilstifter – Green Bay
Abby Givens - Princeton
Maddie Capel - Pfeiffer
Alex Denny – High Point
Martha Thomas - Charlotte
Bailey Howell – Catawba
Julia Grainda - Charlotte

CAROLINA LADY RAPIDS NEWS AND UPDATES

 

Carolina Rapids 2017 WPSL Program Review

Congratulations to the many girls who helped make our second season in the Women’s Premier Soccer League a huge success.  Our pool of players for the 2017 summer had many familiar faces returning from last year mixed with a very talented group of new players!   This group of players combined with some of our youth girls created an extremely talented training environment throughout the summer months.  On top of many new players, this season saw the introduction of one of the clubs newest hires, Stephen Glass, take the lead on the team.  Said Glass, “it’s been great to get to know a number of the young Rapids players through the WPSL and see them flourish and continue their development alongside established college players from some of the highest level college programs around. Our WPSL program has also helped our girls as they prepare to start their college careers this fall and we wish them every success.”

Although there were many personnel changes to the group, the goal remained consistent.  We are striving to provide a platform for our college bound girls to prepare and train, surrounding them with a very talented mix of older players that can help them be ready for their fall season.  It is also a home for former Rapids players to come back to and stay sharp before their upcoming season.

“It’s a pretty incredible feeling to not only get to play with such a talented group of college athletes, but to also play for the club I grew up in and developed my love for the game,” said Alex Denny a former ’97 Burgundy and current High Point University star.  “The Rapids WPSL team has been such an amazing experience and to be able to share that with the community I grew up in, and new faces as well, is pretty special.  This program has definitely gotten me ready and excited for my season at High Point and I’m looking forward to seeing some of my WPSL teammates this fall, except on the other side of the field.  Go Rapids!”

As a youth club we are very fortunate to have a lot of talented players who are continuing to play beyond their club career.  Our WPSL program allows us to continue making sure they have success on the field, even after their U18 youth season finishes.  “Our goal is to create a pathway for our female players that allows them to keep playing and developing far beyond the normal youth soccer cycle,” said girls director Ray Fumo.  “Seeing so many of our younger Rapid girls from the club at the WPSL camp or in the stands of games, seeing Maddie Capel who just finished her youth career at the club score the winner against the top ranked team in our division, and get to work with many players I’ve known for years as they come back to train for the summer, that is the pathway we want for our girls!”

For the elite level players, the ability to train and play with the best during the offseason is second to none.  Claudia Day, an upcoming senior at Wake Forest had this to say of her experience.  “The Rapids WPSL team helped me immensely as I head into my college season.  The staff was very organized; the large player pool was good for games and practices.  My teammates and I are so thankful for the Rapids and coaching staff for keeping us sharp and helping prepare us for the fall season.”

Season Review

Simply put, the season on the field was a huge success.  With a goal of providing a competitive training and game environment, we were able to provide an opportunity for over 40 players to see high-level competitive games throughout the summer.  Although this created a consistent mix of game day rosters, the team finished 2ndout of 6 in the extremely competitive Carolina’s Division.

In regards to the actual games, the season started with a road trip to the beach against the two new teams to our division.  Saturday saw our girls compete against a very strong Charleston Fleet side, unfortunately dropping the result 1-0 but with gaining good momentum in the second half.  That momentum carried into Sunday against Beaufort County FC, with the girls coming away with a 4-0 win.  Next up was the local derby and home opener against Lake Norman.  As most derbies go, it was not the beautiful game we would like to see but the girls came away with another 3 points in a 2-1 win.  Another set of road games followed.  Heading up to Raleigh to face Oak City, we fielded a group entirely of our youth players who were set to represent the club at USYS Regionals the following week.  In a very close match, our girls dropped 2-1 in what was an unbelievable showing for our young squad.  The older girls were back in action in Greensboro the next day, and came away with 3 points after a 2-0 win at Carolina Dynamo. 

The second half of the season started with a midweek affair against Lake Norman.    The girls imposed our style a bit more in this one, and came away with a 4-0 away win.  Next up was a crazy one with weather.  After a long delay, the girls rushed out to a 3-0 lead against Beaufort County after 25 minutes.  Another lightning delay came before an uneventful end of the first half.  The visitors responded with a huge effort to start the half to get the game to 3-2, before a 4TH put the game out of reach for another 3 points.  After a late night finish, the girls had a quick turnaround hosting undefeated and top of table Charleston.  With legs going, and under big pressure, the girls put one of their best performances on the field and came away with a 1-0 win.  Final two games of the season saw the group host Oak City on a Friday night game under the lights.  Unfortunately the girls lost a tough one 1-0.  Saturday saw a squad full of youth players again represent the club in the finale against the Dynamo.  This time the youth team pulled out a result, walking away 2-2 in their last full tune-up before representing the club at USYS Nationals.

Registration

STEPS FOR REGISTRATION:

  1. If interested, reach out to Girls Coaching Director, Ray Fumo at rfumo@carolinarapids.org
  2. Once approved for registration, click on the button below to sign up!
  3. Once you've completed online registration, please complete the following forms and return to the Rapids office

  League Registration Form
League Liability Form

Scan and return to forms@carolinarapids.org (Please put WPSL in the subject line) or mail to us at:
11148 Treynorth Drive, Suite A
Cornelius, NC 28031

Please do not register below prior to approval from Ray Fumo.

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