Western Mass Lady Pioneers

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Western Mass Lady Pioneers
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Full name Western Mass Lady Pioneers
Nickname(s) Pioneers
Founded 2004
Stadium Lusitano Stadium
Ground Capacity 3,000
Chairman Portugal Celso Correia
Manager United States Chris Mogavero
League USL W-League
2008 6th, Northern Division

Western Mass Lady Pioneers were an American women’s soccer team, founded in 2004. The team was a member of the United Soccer Leagues W-League, the second tier of women’s soccer in the United States and Canada. The team played in the Northeast Division of the Eastern Conference. The team folded after the 2009 season.

The team played its home games at Lusitano Stadium in the city of Ludlow, Massachusetts. The team's colours was black, white and red.

The team was a sister organization of the men's Western Mass Pioneers team, which plays in the USL Second Division.

Players[edit]

Squad 2009[edit]

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 Brianna Butcher
1 Australia GK Erin Herd
2 United States DF Mary Bircher
4 United States FW Joanna Haqq
5 United States FW Carolyn Rivett
6 United States MF Amanda Markham
7 United States MF Kacey Busque
8 United States MF Samantha Fortier
10 Brazil FW Elaine Fontes
11 United States MF Brooke Johns
12 United States DF Rachel Richards
13 United States MF Meagan Belanger
No. Position Player
14 England DF Karen Ray
15 New Zealand DF Hannah Bromley
18 United States MF Holly Tyser
20 United States MF Therese Smith
23 United States DF Carlene Holness
24 United States DF Jillian Kusek
25 United States MF Ariel Werbicki
United States MF Cassandra Ashwell
United States GK Katherine Delude
United States MF Lauren Francisco
United States MF Amanda Mundorf

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs
2004 1 USL W-League 2nd, New England
2005 1 USL W-League 4th, Northeast Divisional Round
2006 1 USL W-League 2nd, Northeast Conference Semifinals
2007 1 USL W-League 8th, Northeast Did not qualify
2008 1 USL W-League 6th, Northern Did not qualify
2009 2 USL W-League 8th, Northeast did not qualify

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