2011 Western New York Flash season

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Western New York Flash
2011 season
OwnerUnited States Joe Sahlen
Head CoachNew Zealand Aaran Lines
StadiumSahlen's Stadium
Rochester, New York
(Capacity: 13,768)
Women's Professional Soccer1st
WPS PlayoffsChampions
Top goalscorerMarta, Christine Sinclair (10)
Highest home attendance15,404
(July 20 vs. magicJack)
Lowest home attendance1,372
(May 13 vs. Boston)
Average home league attendance4,881
Biggest win4-1
(July 30 vs. Sky Blue FC)
Biggest defeat0-2
(July 17 at Sky Blue FC, Aug. 6 at Atlanta)
← 2010
2012 →
All statistics correct as of June 13, 2017.

The 2011 Western New York Flash season was the team's inaugural and only season in the Women's Professional Soccer league, after competing as the Buffalo Flash in the USL W-League. The Western New York Flash won the league, then went on to win the 2011 WPS championship over the Philadelphia Independence.

Review[edit]

The Flash in action against the Philadelphia Independence during the 2011 Women's Professional Soccer Championship Game at Sahlen's Stadium in Rochester, New York.

The Flash joined the Women's Professional Soccer league as an expansion team in 2011, following its undefeated championship season in the USL W-League in 2010 as the Buffalo Flash. The team retained Aaran Lines, who coached the Flash the prior two seasons in the W-League, as its head coach, and remained under the ownership of Joe Sahlen.[1]

Squad[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

As of August 16, 2011[2]

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

No. Position Player
0 United States GK Brittany Cameron
2 United States DF Alexandra Sahlen
3 New Zealand DF Ali Riley
4 Portugal MF Kim Brandão
5 Canada DF Candace Chapman
6 United States DF Gina Lewandowski
7 United States MF McCall Zerboni
8 United States DF Kandace Wilson
9 Sweden MF Caroline Seger (captain)
10 Brazil FW Marta
12 Canada FW Christine Sinclair
13 United States FW Alex Morgan
No. Position Player
14 United States MF Becky Edwards
16 England FW Gemma Davison
17 United States DF Kaley Fountain
18 United States MF Yael Averbuch
19 United States MF Beverly Goebel
20 Brazil FW Maurine
21 United States DF Brittany Bock
23 United States DF Whitney Engen
24 United States GK Ashlyn Harris
30 United States GK Ashleigh Bowers
38 United States FW Rebecca Moros

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Out[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

Source: WPS

Squad statistics are of the regular season only.

N Pos Player GP GS Min G A PK Shot SOG SOG% Foul FS YC RC
18 M Yael Averbuch 13 8 734 0 2 0 11 1 9% 4 5 0 0
21 M Brittany Bock 18 17 1456 1 1 0 11 9 82% 21 16 2 0
4 D Kimberly Brandao 2 2 180 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
5 D Candace Chapman 12 12 1026 0 1 0 0 0 1 6 0 0
16 F Gemma Davison 12 5 507 1 2 0 10 6 60% 6 9 0 0
14 D Becky Edwards 18 18 1445 3 1 0 18 7 39% 15 13 2 0
23 D Whitney Engen 17 17 1530 0 0 0 5 2 40% 3 5 1 0
17 F Kaley Fountain 5 2 160 0 0 0 3 0 0% 0 0 1 0
19 M Beverly Goebel 14 3 428 1 1 0 5 2 40% 2 3 0 0
6 D Gina Lewandowski 8 6 594 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 1 0
10 F Marta 14 13 1192 10 5 1 41 27 66% 17 16 0 0
20 F Maurine 1 1 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 F Alex Morgan 13 6 689 4 3 0 26 17 65% 8 8 0 0
38 F Rebecca Moros 17 11 1098 0 0 0 3 2 67% 12 5 1 0
3 D Ali Riley 15 15 1305 0 1 0 7 5 71% 6 4 0 0
2 D Alexandra Sahlen 2 1 79 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
9 M Caroline Seger 12 10 938 5 1 1 19 14 74% 7 9 1 0
12 F Christine Sinclair 15 14 1191 10 8 1 44 25 57% 5 5 0 0
8 F Kandace Wilson 13 9 875 0 0 0 4 2 50% 4 6 1 0
7 M McCall Zerboni 14 11 915 4 3 0 13 8 62% 5 8 1 0
Team Total 235 181 16401 39 30 3 220 127 57.73% 123 123 11 0
N Pos Goal keeper GP GS Min GA GA/G PKA PKF Shot Sav Sav% Sho YC RC
24 GK Ashlyn Harris 18 18 1620 18 1.00 2 2 72 50 73.5% 5 0 0

Club[edit]

Management[edit]

Position Staff
Head coach New Zealand Aaran Lines
Assistant coach United States Scott Vallow
Strength and conditioning coach United States Demeris Johnson

Last updated: August 22, 2011
Source: WPS

Competitions[edit]

Women's Professional Soccer[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Results by round[edit]

Round123456789101112131415161718
GroundAAHHHHAHHAAHAAHAAH
ResultWDWWWWWDLLWWDWWWWW
Updated to match(es) played on August 22, 2011. Source: WPS
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Home/Away Results[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
18 13 3 2 40 18  +22 42 7 1 1 21 8  +13 6 2 1 19 10  +9

Last updated: August 22, 2011.
Source: WPS

League table[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

WPS Playoffs[edit]

Awards[edit]

WPS Player of the Week[edit]

Week Player of the Week Week's Statline
Week 4 Canada Christine Sinclair 2 G, GWG
Week 5 Brazil Marta 2 A, 1 G, GWA
Week 6 United States McCall Zerboni 1 A, 2 G, GWG
Week 7 Sweden Caroline Seger 2 G
Week 15 Canada Christine Sinclair 1 A, 2 G, GWG
BOS 2-2 WNY

WPS Player of the Month[edit]

Month Player of the Month Month's Statline
May United States McCall Zerboni 2 G, 2 A in 5 games; Flash 5-0 in May

WPS year-end awards[edit]

Award Player Notes
WPS Defender of the Year United States Whitney Engen Started and played the full 90 in all but one game
US Coast Guard Goalkeeper of the Year United States Ashlyn Harris Led the league in regular season goals per game average (1.00)
PUMA Golden Boot (Top Scorer) Brazil Marta Scored ten goals, earning her third consecutive award

Source: 2011 WPS Year End Awards[4]

WPS Best XI[edit]

Player Position
Ashlyn Harris Goalkeeper
Whitney Engen * Defense
Ali Riley Defense
Caroline Seger Midfield
Christine Sinclair * Forward
Marta Forward

* – unanimous selection
Source: WPS Announces Best XI of 2011

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kassouf, Jeff (September 24, 2010). "Western New York becomes WPS' eighth team". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Western New York Flash :: Players". Women's Professional Soccer. Archived from the original on August 16, 2011.
  3. ^ "WPS Imposes Punishment on magicJack with Point Deduction, Loss of Draft Picks". allwhitekit.com. 12 May 2011.
  4. ^ "WPS Announces 2011 Year End Awards". WPS. 17 August 2011. Archived from the original on 21 August 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)