|Full name||Pennsylvania Stoners|
|Stadium||Zephyr Sports Complex|
|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.
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. Due to increasing competition from other soccer leagues, and decreasing attendance, the team, along with the rest of the league, folded in 1983.
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.
as at June 7, 2009 Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Notable former players
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- Coach of the Year - Willie Ehrlich (1979, 1980)
- MVP - George Gorleku (1980)
- Goalkeeper of the Year - Scott Manning (1980)
- Goalkeeper of the Year - Tom Reynolds (1981)
- All-Star Team - Ken McDonald (1981)
- All-Star Team - Jeff Tipping (1981)
|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|
- NPSL Champions 2008
- NPSL North Division Champions 2008
- ASL Champions 1980
- ASL National Division Champions 1980
- J. Birney Crum Stadium; Allentown, Pennsylvania (2008)
- Zephyr Sports Complex; Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania (2009)
- 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.
- "Stoners Announce 2009 Coaching Staff". Retrieved 2009-04-27.