(July 6, 2016) – The Boston Breakers have had a tremendous run in the Women’s Premier Soccer League this summer. The three teams in the WPSL – Breakers Reserves, Boston Breakers College Academy, and Breakers Under-20s – find themselves ranked at the top of the WPSL New England Division table as the 2016 regular season draws to a close.
(July 6, 2016) – The Boston Breakers have had a tremendous run in the Women’s Premier Soccer League this summer.
The three teams in the WPSL – Breakers Reserves, Boston Breakers College Academy, and Breakers Under-20s – find themselves ranked at the top of the WPSL New England Division table as the 2016 regular season draws to a close.
“I am very happy to see the development model we have under the pro team being successful. There has been a lot of time and hard work gone into creating the model we have here, and to see our Reserves, College Academy and Under 20 team currently first, second, and third in the WPSL standings gives me great pleasure,” Boston Breakers general manager Lee Billiard said. “Congratulations to the coaches and all the players. I hope they continue being successful and come end of the WPSL season, it's a Boston Breakers team filling those top three spots.”
The Boston Breakers Reserves, led by head coach Frankie D’Agostino, are 9-0-0 going after Wednesday (July 6) night's 6-0 win over the College Academy team. The Reserves have scored 39 goals and allowed only six in nine mathes. The 39 goals scored ranks first in the entire 100-team WPSL. FC Dallas is second with 36 goals scored, and that came in 12 games played.
The Reserves have gotten production from several players, including Haitian international Roselord Borgella, who ranked sixth in the WPSL in scoring with eight goals and one assist after seven games. Katie Lenz and Sonia Basma have done well as wing backs, and Annick McBryar has one of the top passing completion percentages in the league. The Reserves have the lowest goals against average in the league, conceding just six goals in eight games. The midfielders, D'Agostino said, have done well with possession.
Roselord Borgella leads the New England Division in scoring this season
The Boston Breakers College Academy team, coached by Leanne Champ and Andy Coppola, finds itself in second place in the WPSL standings at 2-1-5. Mckenzie Meehan (Boston College, U.S. U-23s) leads the team with five goals and four assists, followed by fellow BC teammate Hayley Dowd, who has four goals and three assists. Siobhan McDonough (Pittsburgh) and defender Emily Kuefler (Villanova) have done well as have newcomers Amy Yang (midfielder, North Dakota State), Lilly Puccia (defender, Holy Cross), and Kristi Kirshi (forward, Williams).
Following Monday night’s 0-0 draw with Seacoast United Phantoms, the Breakers Under-20 team earned a point it needed to move into third place in the New England Division. The Under-20s are 2-2-2 heading into Saturday morning’s match against the Breakers Reserves (11 a.m. ET, Hormel Stadium).
The Under-20s, coached by Francisco "Javi" Mejiablau, are led by MaryKate McGuire (NEFC-Breakers U16/Duke University commit), who has scored more than one-third of the team’s goals. Keepers Adaeze Obinelo (incoming sophomore at Fordham) and Holly Stam (NEFC-Breakers U16/Duke commit) have played the majority of the matches and split halves. There are 21 players on the Under-20 team’s roster, all committed to colleges. Nineteen will take their game to the NCAA Division 1 level.
“The team chemistry has been excellent,” Mejiablau said. “The college and high school players get along wonderfully with the older team members acting as mentors to the high school players.”
The teams wrap up the WPSL regular season over the next two weeks. Below is the remaining schedule:
July 9: Reserves vs. Under-20s (11am, Hormel Stadium)
July 10: College Academy vs. Boston Aztec (11am, Hormel Stadium)
July 13: FC Stars vs. College Academy (11am, Hormel Stadium)
July 16: Boston Aztec vs. Under-20s (3pm, Bishop Fenwick High School)
Admission to all games is free.