Boston Breakers Announce Final Roster As Opening Night Approaches

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Boston Breakers Announce Final Roster As Opening Night Approaches

The Boston Breakers released the team’s final opening day roster today, following three-plus weeks of preseason camp.

Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) mandates that teams must announce their final opening day roster of 18 full rostered players, plus four developmental players by today.

The Breakers’ roster features nine returning players from their inaugural season.  Team veterans are highlighted by 2009 WPS All-Stars Amy LePeilbet, Kristine Lilly, Alex Scott and Kelly Smith.  LePeilbet was named the 2009 WPS MedImmune Defender of the Year while Smith was named the first-ever WPS Player of the Month in April 2009.

In the offseason the Breakers acquired U.S. Women’s National Team players Lauren Cheney and Stephanie Cox, along with National Team pool player, Leslie Osborne.

Cheney and Penn State goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher were selected by the Breakers in the first round of the 2010 WPS Draft.  Other rostered 2010 draftees include Santa Clara defender Jordan Angeli (second round) and University of Denver forward Taryn Hemmings (seventh round), one of the team’s four developmental players.  

In addition to Scott and Smith of England, Spanish forward Laura del Rio, Sarah Walsh of Australia, and Brazilian Fabiana, combine for the league maximum five international players.

The Boston Breakers, one of eight WPS teams, will open its season on April 10 at Washington Freedom, followed by the team’s home opener April 18 versus Philadelphia Independence at 6 p.m. The team will play its home matches at Harvard Stadium, and single-game, group and season tickets are now on sale for the 2010 season.

For package details and a seating chart, visit www.bostonbreakers.com.

 

Boston Breakers Opening Day Roster

No.

Player

Position

Age

Hometown

Previous Team

Twitter Name

4

Jordan Angeli

Defender

23

Lakewood, Colo.

Santa Clara

Jordangeli

7

Liz Bogus

Midfielder

26

Sandy, Utah

Arizona State

LizBogus

8

Lauren Cheney

Forward

22

Indianapolis, Ill.

UCLA

 

14

Stephanie Cox

Defender

23

Elk Grove, Calif.

University of Portland

 

15

Fabiana

Forward

20

Salvador, Brazil

Corinthians (Brazil)

 

25

Taryn Hemmings *

Forward

23

Greeley, Colo.

University of Denver

Tarynbell

2

Chioma Igwe

Midfield

23

Belmont, Calif.

Santa Clara

ChiomaIgwe

6

Amy LePeilbet

Defender

28

Crystal Lake, Ill.

Arizona State

 

13

Kristine Lilly

Midfield/Forward

38

Wilton, Conn.

UNC

 

18

Allison Lipsher

Goalkeeper

24

Honolulu, Hawaii

Duke

Alipsher

21

Analisa Marquez *

Forward/Defender

21

Tuscon, Ariz.

University of Arizona

 

17

Kasey Moore

Defender

22

Mission Viejo, Calif.

University of Texas

KaseyMoore14

1

Alyssa Naeher

Goalkeeper

21

Seymour, Conn.

Penn State

AlyssaNaeher

12

Leslie Osborne

Midfielder

26

Brookfield, Wis.

Santa Clara

LeslieOsborne12

24

Ashley Phillips *

Goalkeeper

24

Peabody, Mass.

Clemson

 

16

Laura del Rio

Forward

28

Madrid, Spain

FFC Frankfurt (Germany)

 

22

Alex Scott

Defender

25

London, England

Arsenal Ladies (England)

AlexScott2

10

Kelly Smith

Midfield/Forward

31

Watford, England

Arsenal Ladies (England)

Kjs8eng

5

Maggie Tomecka

Midfield

27

Shrewsbury, Mass.

UNC

 

9

Sarah Walsh

Forward

27

Camden, Australia

Sydney FC (Australia)

 

88

Tiffany Weimer

Forward

26

North Haven, Conn.

Penn State

TiffanyWeimer

33

Claire Zimmeck *

Forward

23

Fairfax, Va.

William & Mary

 

* = Developmental Player

 

About Boston Breakers

The Breakers are part of the eight-team Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS), which begins play for the second season in April and continues through September. The team plays its home matches at Harvard Stadium.

Season tickets are now on sale for the 2010 season. For package details and a seating chart, visit www.bostonbreakers.com . Follow all the news at www.twitter.com/bostonbreakers .

 

About Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS)

Headquartered in San Francisco, Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) is the world’s premier soccer league for women with eight teams across the United States featuring the best players from around the world. WPS completed its inaugural season in August 2009 as Sky Blue FC of New Jersey became the first-ever WPS Champions.

In 2010, eight teams will each play 24-game schedules from April 10-September 12 including six original WPS teams—Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars, FC Gold Pride (Bay Area), Saint Louis Athletica, Sky Blue FC (NJ/NY) and Washington Freedom—and two expansion teams Atlanta Beat and Philadelphia Independence.

The top four finishers in the regular season will qualify for the 2010 WPS Playoffs scheduled for September 19-26. For more information, visit the WPS official website at www.womensprosoccer.com or follow all the news at www.twitter.com/womensprosoccer .

 

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