Long Island-based SUSA FC has been accepted into the Women’s Premier Soccer League for the upcoming summer season.
Founded in 1998, the WPSL is an independent national league with a focus on the development of highly competitive premier women’s soccer teams and players. The league currently has more than 100 teams participating across the United States and, according to SUSA officials, will provide current SUSA players, alumni and players across Long Island a professional playing environment.
“SUSA FC has grown in the past 24 months into the biggest youth academy in New York providing players with a truly educational, professional and unique environment to grow as players as well as people,” said Moussa Sy, SUSA FC founder and president. “Over the past couple of months, we have won a national championship, had two national finalists as well as a national semifinalist in our girls program. In addition, our alumni have had numerous college awards and accomplishments at all levels of the collegiate game.”
He called SUSA’s inclusion in the WPSL a “natural progression” for the club to provide its most talented players an opportunity to play a high level of soccer.
“The addition of the WPSL team to our club model is a strong step in furthering the development of and connection between our elite youth players, college players, and Long Island’s finest female soccer players,” said Ron Alber, girls director of coaching.
SUSA FC will be conducting tryouts for players in January for its newly formed women’s team, as well as its U23 and U20 teams that play over the summer. Dates for tryouts will be announced in the coming weeks. Players interested in taking part in tryouts should submit information via this form.
SUSA FC was established in 2001 and has since provided a consistent program in soccer training and development to top Long Island student-athletes throughout the years. SUSA FC has also produced many elite soccer players that have gone on to have successful college careers throughout the United States.