2011–12 Major Indoor Soccer League season

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Major Indoor Soccer League
Season2011–12
ChampionsMilwaukee Wave (6th title)
Top goalscorerGeison (Missouri, 37)
Longest winning runMilwaukee Wave, 8 wins November 13th, 2011 – December 27th, 2011[1]
Longest losing runNorfolk SharX, 9 losses November 11th, 2011 – December 22nd, 2011[1]
Highest attendance9,644 Milwaukee at Baltimore February 18th, 2012[2]
Lowest attendance837 Rochester at Norfolk December 1st, 2011[3]
Average attendance4,009[4]

The 2011–12 Major Indoor Soccer League season was the third under the MISL banner and fourth season overall. It was also 34th season of professional Division 1 indoor soccer. The season would end with the Milwaukee Wave winning their sixth title in franchise history and second MISL title in a row.

In May 2011, the United Soccer Leagues announced it had entered into an agreement with the MISL to operate the indoor league. In September, the Chicago Kick announced that they were unable to secure an arena in time to begin play for 2011–12 but planned to join the MISL in 2012–13.

Besides the aborted team in Chicago, other franchises were added in Syracuse, Norfolk, Rochester, and Wichita. Of the four, the reborn Rochester Lancers were the most successful, finishing second in league attendance[4] and qualifying for the league playoffs.

Teams[edit]

New teams[edit]

Team City/area Arena Joined Head coach
Norfolk SharX Norfolk, Virginia Norfolk Scope 2011 England Jon Hall[5]
Rochester Lancers Rochester, New York Blue Cross Arena 2011 United States Bill Andracki[6]
Syracuse Silver Knights Syracuse, New York War Memorial at Oncenter 2011 United States Tommy Tanner[7]
Wichita Wings Park City, Kansas (Wichita area) Hartman Arena 2011 United States LeBaron Hollimon[8]

Teams that left the MISL[edit]

Team City/area Arena Founded Joined MISL Left MISL New league
Chicago Riot Chicago Odeum Expo Center 2010 2010 2011 Folded
Omaha Vipers[9] Omaha, Nebraska Omaha Civic Auditorium 2010 2010 2011 Folded after joining the PASL-Pro

Standings[edit]

  2011–12 League Champions   2011–12 Playoff Team

Eastern Division[edit]

Team GP W L PCT PF PA GB
1 Baltimore Blast 24 18 6 .750 344 238
2 Rochester Lancers 24 11 13 .458 325 321 7
3 Syracuse Silver Knights 24 9 15 .375 330 370 9
4 Norfolk SharX 24 5 19 .208 222 434 13

Central Division[edit]

Team GP W L PCT PF PA GB
1 Milwaukee Wave 24 18 6 .750 356 264
2 Missouri Comets 24 15 9 .625 340 258 3
3 Wichita Wings 24 8 16 .333 262 294 10

Updated to matches played on March 5, 2012.[10]

Statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Games 2pt goals 3pt goals Assists Points
1 Brazil Geison Missouri Comets 24 33 4 12 90
2 Brazil Mauricio Salles Rochester Lancers 24 22 8 13 81
3 Mexico Byron Alvarez Missouri Comets 23 27 1 21 78
4 United States Max Ferdinand Baltimore Blast 24 22 1 25 72
5 Jamaica Machel Millwood Baltimore Blast 24 23 3 16 71
6 United States Doug Miller Rochester Lancers 23 23 2 14 66
7 Bosnia and Herzegovina Slaviša Ubiparipović Syracuse Silver Knights 24 19 3 14 61
United States Greg Howes Milwaukee Wave 22 21 0 19 61
9 United States Jamar Beasley Wichita Wings 24 21 1 14 59
10 Canada Vahid Assadpour Missouri Comets 21 17 2 16 56

Last updated on March 8, 2012. Source: MISL.com Statistics - Total Points

Top 2pt goal scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Games 2pt goals
1 Brazil Geison Missouri Comets 24 33
2 Mexico Byron Alvarez Missouri Comets 23 27
3 Jamaica Machel Millwood Baltimore Blast 23 23
United States Doug Miller Rochester Lancers 23 23
5 Brazil Mauricio Salles Rochester Lancers 24 22
United States Max Ferdinand Baltimore Blast 24 22
7 United States Jamar Beasley Wichita Wings 24 21
United States Greg Howes Milwaukee Wave 22 21
9 Bosnia and Herzegovina Slaviša Ubiparipović Syracuse Silver Knights 24 19
United States Jeff Hughes Syracuse Silver Knights 24 19

Last updated on March 8, 2012. Source: MISL.com Statistics - 2 Point Goals

Playoffs[edit]

Both rounds of the playoffs were in a home and home format. The higher seed had the option to choose whether to host the first or second game. A mini-game would be held immediately after Game 2 if the series was tied at one win apiece. Baltimore had the top seed, due to their 2–1 season series win over Milwaukee.[11][12]

Division Finals Championship
      
1E Baltimore 2
2E Rochester 0
1E Baltimore 0
1C Milwaukee 2
1C Milwaukee 2
2C Missouri 0

Division Finals[edit]

Game 1[edit]

Milwaukee Wave27–10Missouri Comets
Report
Attendance: 4,624
Referee: Ron Cory

Rochester Lancers2–8Baltimore Blast
Report
Attendance: 5,322
Referee: Joseph Della Penna

Game 2[edit]

Missouri Comets7–9Milwaukee Wave
Report
Attendance: 5,453
Referee: Rich Grady

Baltimore Blast14–8Rochester Lancers
Report
Attendance: 4,106
Referee: Tim Tyma

MISL Finals[edit]

Game 1[edit]

Milwaukee Wave14–2Baltimore Blast
Report
Attendance: 6,072
Referee: Tim Tyma

Game 2[edit]

Baltimore Blast10–12 (OT)Milwaukee Wave
Report
Attendance: 5,243
Referee: Rich Grady

Awards[edit]

[13]

Award Name Team
MVP Geison Missouri Comets
Coach of the Year Keith Tozer Milwaukee Wave
Rookie of the Year Slaviša Ubiparipović Syracuse Silver Knights
Defender of the Year Mike Lookingland Baltimore Blast
Goalkeeper of the Year Sagu Baltimore Blast
Championship MVP Marcio Leite Milwaukee Wave

All-League First Team[edit]

[14]

Name Position Team
Mike Lookingland D Baltimore Blast
Nelson Santana D Syracuse Silver Knights
Geison M Missouri Comets
Max Ferdinand M Baltimore Blast
Mauricio Salles F Rochester Lancers
Sagu GK Baltimore Blast

All-League Second Team[edit]

[14]

Name Position Team
Leo Gibson D Missouri Comets
Joe Hammes D Milwaukee Wave
Marcio Leite M Milwaukee Wave
Byron Alvarez F Missouri Comets
Machel Millwood F Baltimore Blast
Danny Waltman GK Missouri Comets

All-Rookie Team[edit]

[14]

Name Position Team
Stephen DeRoux D Baltimore Blast
Gerson Dos Santos D Norfolk SharX
Kevin Ten Eyck M Wichita Wings
Slaviša Ubiparipović F Syracuse Silver Knights
Nicolas Perera F Milwaukee Wave
Eric Reed GK Syracuse Silver Knights

References[edit]

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