Metuchen, NJ — Last month, United Women’s Soccer welcomed Cap City Athletic 1847 to the league. Today, the club has announced the hiring of Erin Mandras to serve as head coach of their UWS team. The team will kick off their inaugural season in the national women’s pro-am league in spring of 2022. In conjunction with building off the solid youth club foundation at Cap City, Coach Mandras will lead the efforts in recruiting top talent across the region to provide a high level women’s team in Lansing, Michigan.
“We launched as a youth club in 2014, and have built a strong and successful program focused on developing players from both the athletic and character standpoint. The Lansing region is a vibrant soccer-loving community and we look forward to giving the fans a great club to cheer on and local youth players a team of role models they can look up to,” said Cap City Athletic club co-founder and Goalkeeping Director Stacy DeLong.
Coach Erin Mandras brings a wealth of collegiate coaching experience, including at Loyola University, Towson University and Michigan State. She holds a United States Soccer Federation “Class A” coaching license and is a 2014 inductee into the Michigan Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
“We’re fortunate in Michigan and the Midwest to have a wealth of women’s soccer talent, ranging from top youth clubs to quality division I, II and III colleges and universities. We look forward to drawing talent from across the region to compete under the Cap City banner,” said head coach Erin Mandras.
The home venue will be announced in the coming weeks. Club co-founder DeLonge said Cap City does not plan to charge fans for attendance its first year. Instead, it will rely on sponsorships and other opportunities to support its operations. For more information on Cap City Athletic 1847, visit their official website. Connect with Cap City on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.