On Sunday, December 23rd, Philadelphia Lone Star FC Women held its first tryout for its WPSL roster at Suburban Sports Training Center. In attendance were nearly 30 players from the Pennsylvania – Delaware – New Jersey tri-state area. The make up the players was local high school students, NCAA Division 1, 2, and 3, junior college, and former college players. The tryout started with warm-ups by Tony Bates, the strength and conditioning coach. For the second phase of the tryout, players broke into their respective teams for the day for technical warm up coached by Kris Anderson, Kathleen DeLitta, John DiCriscio, and Sean A. Matteo. During the third phase of the tryout, the three teams played six games. The fourth phase of the tryout included penalty kicks. The day concluded with a group photo and conversations with coaching staff.
Head coach Charlie Flowe added his thoughts on the tryout, “First off, I want to thank all of the players, fans, families, and current Lone Star men’s players for coming out. I was very impressed with the level of play, intensity, and positive attitude of all of the players. This tryout was our first step to building a roster and we definitely saw talent that we will look to sign. I was pleased with how quickly the chemistry developed between several players. I’m excited to see what kind of team we’ll build over the coming months.”
Philadelphia Lonestar FC would like to thank our evaluators for the day Kris Anderson, Kathleen DeLitta, John DiCriscio, Sean A Matteo, and Max New as well as photographers – Sallen Woewiyu Jr and Brooklynne Hudgins. We would also like to send a special thank you to David Pettican of Suburban Sports Training Center.
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