F.C. Indiana

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This article is about the Women's team. For the former men's team, see F.C. Indiana (NPSL).
FC Indiana
FC Indiana logo
Full name Football Club Indiana
Nickname(s) The Lionesses
Founded 2003
Ground St. Joe Stadium
Ground Capacity 3,100
Chairman Shek Borkowski
Manager Shek Borkowski
League WPSL Elite League

F.C. Indiana, also known as F.C. Indiana Lionesses, is an American women’s soccer team based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Founded in 2003, the team is currently a member of the WPSL Elite League. They play their home games at St. Joe Stadium.

The team had an associated men's team, also called F.C. Indiana, which played in the National Premier Soccer League from 2007 to 2009. The club's colors are red and white.

History[edit]

F.C. Indiana was founded in 2003.[1] In 2005, it became the second North American women's team ever to win league and cup double, by winning the WPSL national championship and the USASA Women's Open national championship (the Carolina Courage of the former Women's United Soccer Association [WUSA] won the Founder's Cup and WUSA League title in 2002). FC Indiana won the 2005 WPSL title, having defeated host New England Mutiny 4-0 in the 2005 semifinals and the California Storm 5-4 (featuring internationals Brandi Chastain, Leslie Osborne and Sissi) in the 2005 finals. In 2007, the club won its second WPSL title in three seasons, defeating the New England Mutiny 3-0. In October 2007, FC Indiana joined the W-League, consistently winning their division before returning to the WPSL for the 2011 season. In 2012, they participated in the WPSL Elite, finishing at the bottom of the table.[citation needed]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Haiti GK
United States DF
Haiti DF
Haiti DF
Haiti MF
Haiti MF
United States MF Riley Bugay
Haiti FW
Haiti MF Wisline Dolce
Haiti FW Manoucheka Pierre-Louis
United States MF
No. Position Player
Haiti DF
Haiti DF
United States GK
Haiti FW
Haiti MF
Haiti MF Nadia Valentine
Haiti FW
Haiti MF
Haiti MF
United States MF
Haiti FW

Notable former players[edit]

The following players have played at the international or professional level:

Coaching staff[edit]

General manager and head coach

Poland Shek Borkowski (2004-)

Assistant coach

Ecuador Christian Castro

Ecuador Eric Castro

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs National Cup
2005 1 WPSL 1st, Midwest Champions Champions
2006 1 WPSL 2nd, Midwest
2007 1 WPSL 1st, Midwest Champions National Final
2008 1 USL W-League 1st, Midwest National Final Champions
2009 2 USL W-League 1st, Midwest Conference Final
2010 2 USL W-League 1st, Midwest Conference Final
2011 2 WPSL 2nd, Midwest Conference Final
2012 2 WPSL Elite 8th / 8

Honors[edit]

  • USL W-League Central Conference Champions 2009
  • US Open Cup Champions 2008
  • USL W-League Regular Season Champions 2008
  • USL W-League Central Conference Champions 2008
  • USL W-League Midwest Division Champions 2008
  • WPSL Champions 2007
  • WPSL Midwest Conference Champions 2007
  • US Open Cup Runners-up 2007
  • WPSL Champions 2005
  • WPSL Central Division Champions 2005
  • US Open Cup Champions 2005
  • Region 2 Champions 2005

Stadia[edit]

Average attendance[edit]

  • 2013: 287
  • 2012: 1,359
  • 2011: 329
  • 2010: NA
  • 2009: 771
  • 2008: 1,012
  • 2007: 557
  • 2006: 911
  • 2005: 723
  • 2004: 105

Memorable Moments[edit]

  • July 11, 2004 - FC Indiana defeats Australia Women's National Team 1-0.
  • July 19, 2005 - FC Indiana defeats Trinidad & Tobago Women's National Team 3-0.
  • July 21, 2005 - FC Indiana defeats Trinidad & Tobago Women's National Team 8-3.
  • July 31, 2005 - After winning 4-0 over host New England Mutiny, FC Indiana upsets the defending champions California Storm 5-4, winning the Women's Premier Soccer League national championship.
  • August 6, 2005 - Six days after winning the Women's Premier Soccer League title, FC Indiana defeats the Dallas SC Titans 4-0 in the U.S. Open Cup national final, achieving the second "double" in American women's soccer history.
  • July 29, 2007 - FC Indiana defeats the New England Mutiny 3-0 to win its second WPSL title in three years.
  • August 15, 2007 - FC Indiana defeats New Zealand Women's National Team 1-0.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FC Indiana Women's Team Celebrates 10th Anniversary". Womens League Soccer. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 

External links[edit]