Northampton Laurels

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Northampton Laurels
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Full name Northampton Laurels Football Club
Nickname(s) Laurels
Founded 2005
Stadium J. Birney Crum Stadium
Ground Capacity 15,000
Chairman Trinidad and Tobago Andy Salandy
Manager Trinidad and Tobago Anthony Creece
League Women's Premier Soccer League
2008 6th, East Mid-Atlantic Division

The Northampton Laurels FC was an American professional soccer team based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States. Founded in 2005, the team played in Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL). The team folded after the 2008 season.

The Laurels' home was J. Birney Crum Stadium, located in the city of Allentown, where they had played since 2006. The team's colors were green and white.

Competition history[edit]

The team featured several players with previous professional and international experience, along with local “stand out” talent. Playing for the Laurels provided elite Lehigh Valley-area players with an opportunity to progress through the U.S. soccer system.

In their 2006 expansion season, the Laurels were the WPSL's Eastern Conference - Southern Division runners up. In addition, the team was a semi-finalist in the 2006 WPSL Eastern Conference Playoffs. The Laurels were also the WPSL Eastern Conference Mid-Atlantic Division runners up in 2007, and an Eastern Conference Semi-Finalist.

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Notable former players[edit]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs
2006 2 WPSL 2nd, East South
2007 2 WPSL 2nd, East Mid-Atlantic Conference Semi-Finals
2008 2 WPSL 6th, East Mid-Atlantic Did not qualify

Honors[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

  • England Wayne Grocott (2006)
  • Trinidad and Tobago Anthony Creece (2007–2008)

Home stadiums[edit]