Pennsylvania Stoners

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Pennsylvania Stoners
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Full name Pennsylvania Stoners
Nickname(s) The Stoners
Founded 2007
Dissolved 2009
Stadium Zephyr Sports Complex
Chairman United States Fred Stellato
Manager United States David Weitzman
League National Premier Soccer League
2009 Regular Season: 3rd, Keystone
Playoffs: did not qualify

The Pennsylvania Stoners were an American soccer team based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States. Founded in 2007, the team played in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), a national amateur league at the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Eastern Keystone Division.

The team played its home games at the Zephyr Sports Complex on the campus of Whitehall High School in nearby Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania, where they had played since 2009. The team's colors were royal blue and white.

The "Stoners" name was derived from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's official nickname, The Keystone State. A previous incarnation of the Stoners was a member of the American Soccer League from 1979 to 1983.

History[edit]

From 1979 to 1983, the Stoners were members of the American Soccer League. The team had a five-year league record of 76-49-25, and won the league championship in 1980.[1] Due to increasing competition from other soccer leagues, and decreasing attendance, the team, along with the rest of the league, folded in 1983.[1]

The team was resurrected in 2007 as the Pennsylvania Stoners, and competed in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL). The team originally played its home games at J. Birney Crum Stadium. In 2008, the team captured the NPSL league championship. Starting in 2009,the Stoners played their home matches at Whitehall-Coplay School District's Zephyr Sports Complex in nearby Whitehall. The team folded after the 2009 season. In 2010, the FC Sonic Lehigh Valley brought NPSL soccer back to the Lehigh Valley.[2]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

as at June 7, 2009 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
0 United States GK Adam Miller
1 United States GK Sam Bishop
2 United States MF Ryan Hess (C)
3 United States MF Daniel Scavone
4 United States FW Ricky Mucelli
5 United States DF James Feimster
6 United States MF Evan Rubin
7 United States MF James Graf
8 United States FW Thomas Reilly
9 United States MF Scott Burcik
10 United States DF Derek Ludlow
11 United States DF Anthony Barnold
12 United States DF Eric Williams
No. Position Player
13 United States MF Nicholas Alderiso
14 United States FW Alex Weisberger
15 United States FW Christopher Bastidas
16 United States MF Cody Antonini
17 United States MF Daniel Odenwelder
18 United States DF Matthew Kosik
19 United States DF Blake Ritchey
20 United States DF Matthew Cecconi
21 United States FW Nick Kosik
00 United States GK Christopher Varga
United States DF Jordie Ciuffetelli
United States DF Andrew Harshey
United States MF German Reyes

Individual honours[edit]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
1979 2 ASL 3rd, Eastern Semifinals Did not enter
1980 2 ASL 1st, National Champion Did not enter
1981 2 ASL 2nd, Liberty Semifinals Did not enter
1982 2 ASL 6th 1st Round Did not enter
1983 2 ASL 2nd, Eastern Final Did not enter
2008 4 NPSL 1st, North Champion Did not enter
2009 4 NPSL 3rd, Keystone Did not qualify Did not enter

Honors[edit]

  • NPSL Champions 2008
  • NPSL North Division Champions 2008
  • ASL Champions 1980
  • ASL National Division Champions 1980

Head coaches[edit]

Stadia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Long, Ernie (13 December 1999). "The Popular Stoners Were Hurt By League: ASL Got Away From What Made It Successful, Which Destroyed Allentown Team". The Morning Call. 
  2. ^ http://www.nationalpremiersoccerleague.com/home/403311.html
  3. ^ "Stoners Announce 2009 Coaching Staff". Retrieved 2009-04-27. 

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