2012 W-League season

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W-League
Season 2012
Champions Ottawa Fury Women
2011
2013

The 2012 W-League season was the 18th season of the league's existence, and 9th season of second division women's soccer in the United States. The regular season started on May 11 and ended on July 15.[1]

Changes from 2011 season[edit]

Name changes[edit]

One team changed their name in the off-season:

Team Name Metro Area Previous Name
Colorado Colorado Rapids Women Denver, Colorado Colorado Force FC

Expansion teams[edit]

Three teams were added for the season:

Team Name Metro Area Location Previous Affiliation
South Carolina Central SC Cobras Columbia, SC Columbia, South Carolina expansion
Florida VSI Tampa Flames Tampa Bay area Brandon, Florida expansion
Florida FC JAX Destroyers Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville, Florida expansion

Teams leaving[edit]

No teams either folded or left following the 2011 season:

Standings[edit]

As of 7/15/2012 [2]
Orange indicates Host Team for W-League Championship
Purple indicates division title clinched
Green indicates playoff berth clinched

Eastern Conference[edit]

Atlantic Division[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
D.C. United Women 12 11 0 1 37 8 +29 34
Virginia Beach Piranhas 12 6 3 3 18 11 +7 21
Fredericksburg Impact 12 6 4 2 27 20 +7 20
Northern Virginia Majestics 12 2 9 1 7 28 −21 7
Dayton Dutch Lions 12 0 9 3 10 32 −22 3

Northeast Division[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
Long Island Rough Riders 12 9 3 0 37 8 +29 27
North Jersey Valkyries 12 7 3 2 33 12 +21 23
New Jersey Wildcats 12 6 2 4 38 15 +13 22
New York Magic 12 3 7 2 18 24 −6 11
New Jersey Rangers 12 1 11 0 9 76 −67 3

Southeast Division[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
Charlotte Lady Eagles 12 9 1 2 29 10 +19 29
Atlanta Silverbacks Women 12 8 1 3 36 8 +28 27
Central SC Cobras 12 3 5 4 22 24 −2 13
VSI Tampa Flames 12 3 7 2 15 31 −16 10
FC JAX Destroyers 12 1 10 1 9 38 −29 4

Central Conference[edit]

Central Division[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
Ottawa Fury Women 12 10 2 0 32 8 +24 30
Quebec City Amiral 12 8 2 2 23 15 +8 26
Laval Comets 12 6 3 3 17 10 +7 21
Toronto Lady Lynx 12 6 5 1 16 13 +3 19
Hamilton FC Rage 12 5 5 2 14 15 −1 17
Rochester Ravens 12 2 10 0 9 22 −13 6
London Gryphons 12 0 10 2 10 38 −28 2

Western Conference[edit]

Western Division[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
Pali Blues 14 13 0 1 36 3 +33 40
Seattle Sounders Women 14 10 3 1 31 8 +23 31
Colorado Rush Women 14 5 4 5 18 19 −1 20
Colorado Rapids Women 14 5 5 4 20 23 −3 19
Santa Clarita Blue Heat 14 4 6 4 25 22 +3 16
Vancouver Whitecaps Women 14 3 5 6 15 16 −1 15
Los Angeles Strikers 14 3 9 2 19 35 −16 11
Victoria Highlanders Women 14 1 12 1 7 45 −38 4

Playoffs[edit]

[3]

  • Note: Ottawa Fury hosts the W-League Championship and gains an automatic berth in the National Semi-Finals.

Eastern Conference Playoffs[edit]

July 21, 2012
3:30 PM EDT
North Carolina Charlotte Lady Eagles 4 - 0 New York Long Island Rough Riders
Naeher Goal 5', Goal 44'
Wingo Goal 52'
Braam Goal 63'
Report
Maryland SoccerPlex
Boyds, MD
Attendance: 628
Referee: Matthew Richardson

July 21, 2012
6:00 PM EDT
Washington, D.C. D.C. United Women 3 - 0 Virginia Virginia Beach Piranhas
Siegel Goal 23'
Lohman Booked 33', Goal 80'
Sanderson Goal 45'
Report Clarke Booked 30'
Kalonji Booked 33'
Maryland SoccerPlex
Boyds, MD
Attendance: 628
Referee: Michael Piercey

July 22, 2012
4:00 PM EDT
North Carolina Charlotte Lady Eagles 0 - 3 Washington, D.C. D.C. United Women
Naeher Booked 65' Report Sanderson Goal 28' Goal 52'
Siegel Goal 42'
Maryland SoccerPlex
Boyds, MD
Attendance: 688
Referee: Rebekah Friedrich
Divisional Semifinals Divisional Final
           
SE1 Charlotte Lady Eagles 4
NE1 Long Island Rough Riders 0
SE1 Charlotte Lady Eagles 0
A1 D.C. United Women 3
A1 D.C. United Women 3
A2 Virginia Beach Piranhas 0

Central Conference Playoffs[edit]

July 21, 2012
1:00 PM EDT
Quebec Quebec City Amiral 6 - 1 Ontario Hamilton FC Rage
Belanger Goal 12'
Trodi Booked 43'
Mamay Goal 44'
Gosselin Goal 65'
Guy Goal 68', Goal 70', Goal 89'
Report Uremovich Goal 71'
Collège François-Xavier-Garneau
Quebec City, QE
Attendance: 512
Referee: Jean-Philippe Jalbert

July 21, 2012
4:00 PM EDT
Quebec Laval Comets 3 - 1 Ontario Toronto Lady Lynx
Sanderson Goal 2'
Pierre-Louis Goal 45'
Thouvenot Goal 83'
Report Spencer Booked 43'
Young Goal 81'
Collège François-Xavier-Garneau
Quebec City, QE
Attendance: 48
Referee: Arfa Lyes

July 22, 2012
1:00 PM EDT
Quebec Quebec City Amiral 1 - 1 (a.e.t.) Quebec Laval Comets
Paradis Goal 30' Report Thouvenot Goal 10'
  Penalties  
Sanderson Penalty scored
Robbins Penalty scored
Pierre Louis Penalty scored
Pinard Penalty missed
Walsh Penalty scored
5–4 Penalty scored Gosselin
Penalty scored Paradis
Penalty scored Trodi
Penalty scored Leclerc
Penalty scored Guy
Collège François-Xavier-Garneau
Quebec City, QE
Attendance: 580
Referee: Christopher Grabas
Divisional Semifinals Divisional Final
           
C2 Quebec City Amiral 6
C5 Hamilton FC Rage 1
C2 Quebec City Amiral (PEN) 1 (5)
C3 Laval Comets 1 (4)
C3 Laval Comets 3
C4 Toronto Lady Lynx 1

Western Conference Playoff[edit]

July 22, 2012
1:00 PM PDT
California Pali Blues 1 - 0 Washington (state) Seattle Sounders Women
Andrews Booked 42'
Williams Goal 63'
Huffman Booked 81'
Report
Titan Stadium
Fullerton, CA
Attendance: 287
Referee: Felisha Mariscal

W-League Championship[edit]

[4]

Semi-Finals[edit]

July 27, 2012
4:30PM EDT
California Pali Blues 2 - 0 Quebec Quebec City Amiral
Bogus Goal 31' Goal 77' Report Paradis Booked 19th'
Algonquin College Soccer Complex
Ottawa, ON
Attendance: 185
Referee: Shauna Poirier

July 27, 2012
7:30PM EDT
Washington, D.C. D.C. United Women 0 - 1 Ontario Ottawa Fury Women
Skogerboe Booked 79' Report Hastings Goal 44'
Gorry Booked 77'
Algonquin College Soccer Complex
Ottawa, ON
Attendance: 585
Referee: Sheena Dickson

Third Place Playoff[edit]

July 29, 2012
1:00 PM EDT
Washington, D.C. D.C. United Women 1 - 1
no (a.e.t.)
Quebec Quebec City Amiral
Skogerbee Goal 53' Report
Report
Belanger Goal 17'
  Penalties  
Howell Penalty scored
Menchel Penalty missed
Sanderson Penalty scored
Brown Penalty scored
Weisel Penalty scored
Lohman Penalty scored
Skogerboe Penalty scored
Abegg Penalty scored
7 - 6 Penalty scored Manay
Penalty missed Paradis
Penalty scored Guy
Penalty scored Roy
Penalty scored Leclerc
Penalty scored Fortin
Penalty scored Gauthier
Penalty missed Belanger
Algonquin College Soccer Complex
Ottawa, ON
Attendance: 140
Referee: Alexis Vaughn

Championship[edit]

July 29, 2012
4:00 PM EDT
California Pali Blues 1 - 1
(a.e.t.)
Ontario Ottawa Fury Women
Washington Goal 2'
Shaner Booked 54'
Report
Report
Report
Report
Busque Goal 90+4'
Conheeney Booked 98'
Williamson Booked 113'
  Penalties  
Lytle Penalty scored
Engen Penalty missed
Nogueira Penalty missed
Huffman Penalty scored
Bogus Penalty scored
3 – 4 Penalty scored Wetzel
Penalty scored Seal
Penalty scored Woods
Penalty missed Ryan
Penalty scored Conheeney
Algonquin College Soccer Complex
Ottawa, ON
Attendance: 785
Referee: Michelle Pye
Semi-Finals Championship
           
1 Pali Blues 2
4 Quebec City Amiral 0
1 Pali Blues 1(3)
3 Ottawa Fury Women 1(4)
2 D.C. United Women 0
3 Ottawa Fury Women 1

Awards[edit]

[5]

  • Most Valuable Player: Grace Hawkins, (LIR)
  • Rookie of the Year: Lynn Williams, (PAB)
  • Defender of the Year: Cindy Walsh, (LAV)
  • Coach of the Year: Charlie Naimo, (PAB)
  • Goalkeeper of the Year: Anna Maria Picarelli, (PAB)

All-League and All-Conference Teams[edit]

[6][7]

Eastern Conference[edit]

F: Kristin Burton (ATL), Grace Hawkins (LIR)*, Mikaela Howell (DCU)
M: Yael Averbuch (NJW)*, Ashley Clarke (NJV), Hayley Siegel (DCU)
D: Marisa Abegg (DCU), Vaila Barsley (LIR)*, Sabbath McKiernan-Allen (CHR), Tabitha Padgett (CSC)
G: Robyn Jones (CHR)

Central Conference[edit]

F: Nkemjika Ezurike Nathalie (LAV), Kinley McNicoll (TOR), Imen Trodi (QUE)*
M: Catherine Charron-Delage (LAV), Katrina-Lee Gorry (OTT), Lisa-Marie Woods (OTT)
D: Alyscha Motterhead (TOR), Haillie Price (HAM), Cindy Walsh (LAV)*, Kathryn Williamson (OTT)
G: Jasmine Phillips (OTT)

Western Conference[edit]

F: Edite Fernandes (SCL), Jenna Richardson (VAN), Lynn Williams (PAB)*
M: Brittany Bock (COL), Sarah Huffman (PAB)*, Veronica Perez (SEA)*
D: Sasha Andrews (PAB)*, Stephanie Cox (SEA)*, Michelle Pao (PAB), Brooke Spence (COR)
G: Anna Maria Picarelli (PAB)*

* denotes All-League player

References[edit]