2011 Atlanta Beat season

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Atlanta Beat
2011 season
OwnerT. Fitz Johnson
Head CoachJames Galanis
StadiumKSU Soccer Stadium
WPS6th
PlayoffsDid not qualify
Women's U.S. Open CupDid not enter
Highest home attendance9,345
(July 23 vs. magicJack)
Lowest home attendance3,075
(April 24 vs. WNY)
Average home league attendance4,840
← 2010

The 2011 Atlanta Beat season is the club's second season in Women's Professional Soccer and their second consecutive season in the top division of women's soccer in the American soccer pyramid. Including the WUSA franchise, this is the club's sixth year of existence.

Review and events[edit]

Prior to the beginning of the 2011 WPS season, the Atlanta Beat organization scheduled several preseason friendlies against local universities. For the preseason, the Beat played Auburn University twice, and then University of North Carolina, Georgia and Florida State. In preseason, the Beat went on an undefeated 5-0-0 run, and only conceded one goal in the process.[1]

On April 9, in front of over slightly 4,000 spectators, the Beat opened their season with a 1-4 loss to Boston Breakers.[2]

Match results[edit]

Preseason[edit]

WPS[edit]

Club[edit]

Roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
United States DF Katherine Reynolds
United States MF India Trotter
United States MF Lori Chalupny
United States DF Keeley Dowling
United States DF Cat Whitehill
United States DF Heather Mitts
United States DF Kia McNeill
United States FW Lauren Sesselmann
United States MF Carli Lloyd
United States GK Allison Lipsher
United States MF Angela Salem
United States MF Colleen Flanagan
United States DF Megan Jesolva
No. Position Player
United States MF Julianne Sitch
United States FW Meghan Lenczyk
United States MF Kacey White
United States MF Kylie Wright
United States GK Katie Fraine
United States FW Katie Bethke
United States GK Allison Whitworth
United States FW Analisa Marquez
Canada MF Kelly Parker
United States MF Lyndsey Patterson
United States MF Bianca D'Agostino

Management and Staff[edit]

Front Office
Position Staff
Owner & Chief Executive Officer United States T. Fitz Johnson
Asst. General Manager United States Kristin Lettiere
Director of Crowd Building United States Scott Foster
Ticket Operations United States Jennifer Morehead
Corporate Manager United States Sherry King-Castellanos
Community Manager United States Amanda Hammons
Media Relations Manager United States Christa Mann
Benefits Coordinator United States Jan Williams
Administrative Assistant United States Maria Pacheco

Last updated: June 30, 2011
Source: Atlanta Beat

Coaching Staff
Position Staff
Head Coach Australia James Galanis
Asst. Coach United States Russ Stroud

Last updated: June 30, 2011
Source: Atlanta Beat

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Western New York Flash (A) 18 13 3 2 40 18 +22 42 2011 WPS Championship
2 Philadelphia Independence (A) 18 11 3 4 31 18 +13 36 2011 WPS Super Semifinal
3 magicJack (A) 18 9 2 7 29 29 0 28[a] 2011 WPS Playoffs
4 Boston Breakers (A) 18 5 4 9 19 24 −5 19[b]
5 Sky Blue FC 18 5 4 9 24 29 −5 19[b]
6 Atlanta Beat 18 1 4 13 7 32 −25 7
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points, 2) goal difference, 3) head to head result.
(A) Advances to 2011 Women's Professional Soccer Playoffs.
Notes:
  1. ^ magicJack were deducted a point for various league violations.[3]
  2. ^ a b BOS: 7 pts; SKY: 4 pt

Statistics[edit]

Field Players[edit]

Nat No. Player Pos GP GS Min. G A SHTS SOG FC FS Yellow card Red card
United States 1 ParkerKelly Parker MF 6 4 334 0 1 1 1 1 5 0 0
United States 2 MittsHeather Mitts DF 4 4 360 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0
United States 3 WrightKylie Wright MF 9 7 579 0 1 0 0 4 1 2 0
United States 4 WhitehillCat Whitehill DF 11 11 990 0 0 6 1 4 1 0 0
United States 5 WhiteKacey White MF 5 3 325 1 0 6 2 1 1 0 0
Ukraine 5 StrnadovaVendula Strnadova* MF 2 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
United States 6 SalemAngela Salem FW 5 3 300 0 0 3 1 2 3 0 0
United States 7 SalemMegan Jesolva DF 11 10 880 0 1 9 4 4 5 0 0
United States 8 TrotterIndia Trotter MF 9 5 540 0 0 3 1 2 3 0 0
United States 9 D'AgostinoBianca D'Agostino MF 6 3 253 0 0 4 2 5 0 1 0
United States 10 LloydCarli Lloyd MF 7 5 540 2 0 6 3 15 7 3 0
United States 11 BethkeKatie Bethke FW 4 2 161 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0
United States 12 ChalupnyLori Chalupny MF 12 12 1035 2 0 14 3 15 18 0 0
United States 14 ReynoldsKatherine Reynolds DF 12 12 1080 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 0
United States 15 FlanaganColleen Flanagan MF 3 2 184 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0
United States 16 PattersonLyndsey Patterson MF 7 3 293 0 0 5 2 1 2 0 0
United States 20 LarsenKristina Larsen FW 6 3 331 0 0 14 10 3 2 0 0
United States 21 LencyzkMeghan Lenczyk FW 11 7 630 2 1 15 8 2 3 0 0
United States 23 MarquezAnalisa Marquez DF 11 10 823 0 0 2 1 13 2 2 0
United States 24 SesselmannLauren Sesselmann FW 7 3 276 0 0 3 1 6 0 3 0
United States 38 SitchJulianne Sitch MF 2 2 118 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
United States 40 SitchJulianne Sitch DF 11 11 945 0 0 1 1 6 1 0 0

|} Last updated: July 1, 2011
Source: Atlanta Beat

Goalkeepers[edit]

Nat No. Player GP GS Min. SHTS SVS GA GAA PG PA W L T SO
United States 18 LipsherAllison Lipsher 7 7 630 71 44 16 2.29 1 1 1 5 1 1
United States 31 WhitworthAllison Whitworth 5 5 449 37 29 7 1.40 0 1 0 3 2 2

|} Last updated: July 1, 2011
Source: Atlanta Beat

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Awards[edit]

WPS Player of the Week[edit]

Week Player Week's Statline
Week 2 United States Allison Lipsher 11 SVS, SHO
Week 3[permanent dead link] United States Allison Lipsher 10 SVS

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WPS Weekend Previews: April 25". The Sports Network.
  2. ^ "BEAT GROWING TOWARDS WINNING FUTURE". Atlanta Beat. Women's Professional Soccer. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
  3. ^ "WPS Imposes Punishment on magicJack with Point Deduction, Loss of Draft Picks". allwhitekit.com. 12 May 2011.