METUCHEN, NJ – Two more teams have joined the Summer 2021 lineup in United Women’s Soccer (UWS) League Two. The inaugural season of the new developmental pathway for players in the U20-U23 age group continues its rapid growth with further additions to the Mid-Atlantic and Sunshine Conferences. UWS League Two is under the umbrella of the national pro-am league and also serves as the official league for UWS reserve teams.
Based out of Baltimore, MD, Coppermine Soccer Club will be the eighth team in the Mid-Atlantic alongside the Lancaster Inferno Reserves and Annapolis United FC, Delaware Union, Keystone FC, Maryland-Elite SC, Northern Virginia FC and Steel United PA. Coppermine SC has over 450 youth female players in the club ranging from 8-18 years old. The League Two team will compete out of Coppermine Norris Field in Baltimore City. Several alumnae play professionally in Europe while others are representing their respective National Teams (Puerto Rico, Peru and Bermuda). On the girl’s side, the club has won ten State Cup Titles and a 2019 United States Youth Soccer National Championship.
For more information on Coppermine SC, visit their official website at CoppermineSoccer.com. Interested players can email Coachval7@gocoppermine.com. You can also follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
“We are extremely excited to join UWS and be part of the inaugural League Two for 2021,” said Coppermine SC Girls Director of Coaching Val Teixeira. “The structure and vision that UWS has for women’s soccer in the United States is very professional. We are looking forward to being part of it and as early as Summer 2022 move up to a UWS First Team.
“The last few years, some of our Coppermine women’s players have been able to play professionally in Europe and we are even more determined to make that happen in UWS. Our goal is to continue to provide opportunities for our female players to compete at the highest level and we believe this league will give them that opportunity.”
Based outside of the Fort Lauderdale-area in Sunrise, FL, the Sunrise Soccer Club (known as the Sting on the girl’s side) concentrates on developing its players across a select number of teams in a highly competitive yet family-type of environment. The club won a 2018 United States Youth Soccer National Championship and has tallied a total of nineteen State Cups since 2010. In the last five years alone, close to a one hundred Sunrise alumnae have moved on to play at the college level as well as overseas and have had success at every level.
“We are excited to be a part of UWS,” said Sunrise Director of Coaching Gui Gui Ferreira, who was named the 2018 UWS Southwest Conference Coach of the Year. “UWS will give our current players and alumni, as well as other South Florida athletes, a great platform to grow the women’s game and to showcase the big-time talent here at Sunrise and around the area. UWS will be the capstone on our program which concentrates on producing high quality teams that play beautiful soccer at the youth level. Now, that program is extended into college and beyond.”