March 23, 2017
MILWAUKEE, WI – The Milwaukee Torrent are proud to announce the addition of a Women’s team that will start play in the Women’s Premier Soccer League in 2018.
Milwaukee is home to many professional and amateur sports teams, but there is nothing for women on a higher level. Head Coach and Owner Andreas Davi wants to bring new role models for Milwaukee’s girls and women whose passion is soccer. “It will have a positive impact for all the female players. It will be great for them to come to the games and see the regional and national competition we will play against.” Davi is also the Owner and Coach of the Men’s Milwaukee Torrent Professional Team of the NPSL. Davi hopes that both these teams will provide Milwaukee’s youth with exposure to a higher level and quality of soccer, and give them more players to look up to and aspire to be.
The WPSL boasts over 100 teams nationwide, and is the largest women’s soccer league in the world. Their mission is to provide the highest level of women’s soccer in America, and to bring affordable and quality family entertainment to the community.
Teams in the WPSL have players from high school, college, post-college, and abroad. With four NCAA Division I, one Division II and three Division III colleges in the state, along with the many alumni/graduates and high schoolers, the new Milwaukee Torrent Women’s Team provides many opportunities for our cities women and girls. Many collegiate programs utilize the WPSL as a way for their players to stay sharp and gain experience during the off-season.
The new women’s team will also carry the name Milwaukee Torrent, and they will join the Central Division of the WPSL. Division Coordinator Matt Homonoff is excited to welcome the new team. “With over a year to lay the groundwork, there’s no doubt that the organization will provide an entertaining, professional product both on the field and off for their fans.” Davi plans to have his teams play double headers, so that all fans can see a high level of both men’s and women’s soccer in Milwaukee.
“We are excited to have the Milwaukee Torrent in our league” added League Commissioner Jerry Zanelli. “Andreas Davi proved in the past that his projects are all successful and the Torrent will be a great asset to the Midwest and the league in general.”
The 2017 WSPL season kicks off in the beginning of May.