West Michigan Firewomen

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West Michigan Firewomen
Full name West Michigan Firewomen
Nickname(s) The Firewomen
Founded 2004
Ground Jenison HS Stadium
Chairman United States Brock West
Manager South Africa Neathan Gibson
League USL W-League
2008 8th, Midwest Division

West Michigan Firewomen is an American women’s soccer team, founded in 2004. The team is a member of the United Soccer Leagues W-League, the second tier of women’s soccer in the United States and Canada. The team plays in the Midwest Division of the Central Conference against teams from Chicago, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Kalamazoo Outrage, Medina and Minneapolis.

The team plays its home games in the stadium on the campus of Jenison High School in the city of Jenison, Michigan, 9 miles (14 km) south-west of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. The club's colors are red and white.

The team is a sister organization of the men's Chicago Fire Premier team, which plays in the USL Premier Development League, and an affiliate of the Chicago Fire Major League Soccer franchise.


Current 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
0 United States GK Kristina Nasturzio
1 United States GK Colleen Doughtery
2 United States DF Amber Bloem
3 United States MF Hannah Lankford
5 United States DF Carly Bykerk
6 United States MF Mary Koscielniak
7 United States MF Erin Mruz
8 United States MF Courtney Nash
9 United States DF Ellen Phillips
10 United States MF Molly Gerst
11 United States FW Irie Dennis
12 United States MF Tara Wegner
13 United States MF Lauren King
No. Position Player
14 United States DF Kourtney Willert
15 United States FW Erica Rohern
16 United States MF Erin DeYoung
17 United States MF Rebecca Reese
18 United States FW Jill Hayes
19 United States DF Kristen Pelkki
20 United States DF Ali Nicoles
21 United States FW Jacquie Lacek
22 United States MF Jenna Fagerman
23 United States FW Jennifer Tafler
25 United States MF Julie Drummond
26 United States DF Sarah Kaufman
United States GK Catherine Howard


Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs
2004 1 USL W-League 7th, Midwest
2005 1 USL W-League 7th, Midwest
2006 1 USL W-League 8th, Midwest
2007 1 USL W-League 7th, Midwest
2008 1 USL W-League 8th, Midwest Did not qualify

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