San Diego Sea Lions head to the WPLS Final Four
The Women’s Premiere Soccer League, or the WSPL, championship is quickly approaching, and the San Diego Sea Lions have a chance of bringing home another national title. Not only did the Sea Lions finish the regular season 8-0-1, their defense topped the charts, allowing only 4 goals all season and accomplishing 6 shut outs.
6 year veteran and San Diego native Kaycee Gunion says she can feel the same feeling she did with the last team that won the WPSL championship 3 years ago. "The team just has that spark and that vibe, the last time we went undefeated we had that memory moment out of a story book, and this team is just like that."
Amy Alber, who has played for the team a couple seasons now, says its just fun to be around this group. "We just have talent from all over, and it’s pretty incredible that we can all mesh up to play so well together in such a short time.
The Women’s Premiere League was actually formed before the Men’s Premiere Soccer League, one of the few leagues were the women affiliate came before the men. Not only does that say a lot about women’s soccer, but it shows how far women’s sports have come.
"The WPSL has so many teams across the country, and it serves as an outlet for those of us that maybe didn’t get drafted or want to keep playing at that higher level," says long time WPSL member Taleen Taylor, who has played for teams all over the United States. "I’d say that that has inspired a lot of young men and collegiate men to have an outlet after graduation."
The Sea Lions will head to Sacramento this weekend for the first round of WPSL playoffs. They will meet the California Storm in the Semi Final match-up Saturday at 10:30 AM.
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