Rochester Ravens

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Rochester Ravens
Full name Rochester Ravens
Founded 2009
Stadium Wegmans Stadium at the Aquinas Institute of Rochester[1]
Ground Capacity 2,500
Owner Doug Miller
Coach Steve Christenson
League USL W-League

The Rochester Ravens were an American women’s soccer team which played from 2009–2013. 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 Great Lakes Division of the Central Conference against teams from Hamilton, Laval, London, Ottawa, Quebec City and Toronto.

The team played its home games at Wegmans Stadium at the Aquinas Institute of Rochester in the city of Rochester, New York and they also played home games at the Capelli Sport Stadium.

The team was the successor to the Rochester Rhinos Women, which was affiliated with the USL First Division team Rochester Rhinos for three years from 2006 through 2008. The original team was founded (as the Ravens) in 1996, and was owned by Jill McCabe, until it was sold to the former Rochester Rhinos ownership of Frank DuRoss, Steve Donner, Chris Economides, Peter Bourne, and Chris Wilmot in late 2005. In 2008, the Rhinos' new owner, Rob Clark, sold the women's USL W-League soccer franchise. The new team was announced on May 1, 2009 by the new owner Doug Miller, former star Rochester Rhinos player.[2] On January 28, 2013 Doug Miller announced that the Ravens will cease operations, stating that with the Western New York Flash once again playing in the top tier of women's soccer there is not a need for a second women's team in a lower league in Rochester.[3]


Final Season 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
00 United States GK Victoria Christ
1 United States GK Jessica Sanderson
2 United States MF Leah Emaus
3 United States MF Lauren Testa
4 United States MF Nicole Hercules
5 United States MF Sarah Henderson
6 United States DF Ivana Lahcanski
7 United States FW Allison Sharpe
8 United States MF Briana Tata
9 United States DF Caitlin Pfeiffer
10 United States MF Isabella Mitrevski
11 United States FW Jenna Raepple
12 United States MF Karly Tolentino
13 United States FW Taylor Wingerden
No. Position Player
14 United States MF Amanda Sudore
15 United States DF Haley Marks
16 United States FW Brianna Smith
17 United States DF Ashley Grove
18 United States FW Taylor Fletcher
19 United States FW Breanna Catipovic
20 United States FW Heaven Palamitia
21 United States MF Molly Curry
22 United States DF Courtney Mann
23 United States MF Annie Terilli
24 United States MF Morgan Grause
25 United States MF Jessica Herbst


  • United States Doug Miller Owner
  • United States Peter Carpenter General Manager
  • United States Steve Christenson Head Coach
  • United States Ashley Grove Assistant Coach
  • Republic of Ireland Gavin McInerney Goal Keeping Coach


Year League Division Regular Season Playoffs
2003 USL W-League Northern Division 5th no participation to playoff
2004 USL W-League North Central Division 3rd lost in first round
2005 USL W-League Northern Division 5th no participation to playoff
2006 USL W-League Northern Division 6th no participation to playoff
2007 USL W-League Northern Division 4th no participation to playoff
2008 USL W-League Northern Division 4th no participation to playoff
2009 USL W-League Great Lakes Division 8th no participation to playoff
2010 USL W-League Great Lakes Division 5th no participation to playoff
2011 USL W-League Great Lakes Division 6th no participation to playoff