2011 Wilmington Hammerheads FC season

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Wilmington Hammerheads
2011 season
OwnerBill Rudisill
Head CoachDavid Irving
StadiumSahlen's Stadium
USL ProDivision: 6th
Overall: 9th
U.S. Open CupThird Round
Highest home attendance5,127 vs Charleston 24 June 2011
Lowest home attendance1,924 vs Rochester 17 April 2011
Average home league attendance3,926
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The 2011 Wilmington Hammerheads season, is the club's 16th season in existence, and their second-consecutive year playing in the third division of American soccer, following a hiatus in 2009. This year marks the club's debut in the newly created USL Pro League.

Review and events[edit]

The club was on a hiatus in 2010,[1] and returned to fielding a professional side this year.[2] They joined the USL Pro, and were allocated into the National Division, which primarily consisted of Southern clubs.

The club signed four players from Ventura County Fusion on March 2, 2011: Dylan Riley, Ivan Becerra, Manny Guzman, and Jack Avesyan.[3]

Match results[edit]


USL Pro[edit]

U.S. Open Cup[edit]



As of June 10, 2011.[4]

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

No. Position Player
2 England DF Jamie Scope
3 England DF Chris Spendlove
4 England MF Tom Taylor
5 Mexico DF Ivan Becerra
6 United States MF Manny Guzman
7 United States FW Tanner Wolfe
8 England MF Luke Mulholland
9 United States MF Richard Jata
10 United States FW Andres Cuero
11 Ukraine FW Andriy Budnyi
12 Scotland DF Tom Parratt
13 United States MF Chris Murray
No. Position Player
14 United States MF Jyler Noviello
15 United States FW Devan Carroll
17 United States DF Dylan Riley
18 United States FW Chris Banks
19 England MF Paul Nicholson
21 United States MF Alex Grendi
22 Armenia MF Jack Avesyan
23 Wales DF Gareth Evans (captain)
25 United States MF Diego Barrera
26 United States GK Brock Duckworth
30 United States GK Kyle Polak

Management and staff[edit]

League standings[edit]

American Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W T L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Orlando City SC (C) 24 15 6 3 36 16 +20 51 2011 USL Pro Commissioner's Cup, 2011 USL Pro Playoffs
2 Wilmington Hammerheads (A) 24 14 3 7 42 30 +12 45 2011 USL Pro Playoffs[a]
3 Richmond Kickers (A) 24 12 5 7 35 21 +14 41
4 Charleston Battery (A) 24 10 5 9 24 25 −1 35
5 Charlotte Eagles 24 9 6 9 32 29 +3 33
6 Antigua Barracuda 24 9 2 13 32 32 0 29
Source: USL Pro official standings
Rules for classification: Points, then tiebreak: 1) Head-to-head record based on total points in League games, 2) Total wins in League games, 3) Goal difference in League games, 4) Goals scored in League games, etc.[5].
(A) Advances to USL Pro Playoffs; (C) Commissioner's Cup (best regular season record).
  1. ^ The top four clubs in each division are guaranteed spots in the 2011 USL Pro Playoffs.


Nat No. Player Pos MP MS G A Yellow card Red card Acquired Salary
United States 2 Jordan Harvey DF 15 15 0 1 3 1 Expansion Draft $63,125

Last updated: June 24, 2011
Source: Charlotte Eagles



# Date Player Pos. Previous Club Transfer type Fee/Notes Ref.
22 March 2, 2011 Armenia Jack Avesyan MF United States Ventura County Fusion Free Did not renew contract. Signed with club on free transfer. [3]
5 Mexico Ivan Becerra DF United States Ventura County Fusion Free Did not renew contract. Signed with club on free transfer. [3]
6 United States Manny Guzman MF United States Ventura County Fusion Free Did not renew contract. Signed with club on free transfer. [3]
17 United States Dylan Riley DF United States Ventura County Fusion Free Did not renew contract. Signed with club on free transfer. [3]
2 March 7, 2011 England Jamie Scope DF United States UIW Cardinals Free Graduated from UIW. Signed with club on free transfer. [6]
13 United States Chris Murray MF Unattached Free Signed with club as a free agent. [6]
14 United States Jyler Noviello MF United States Real Maryland Monarchs Free Did not renew contract. Signed with club on free transfer. [6]
12 March 12, 2011 Scotland Tom Parratt DF Scotland Airdrie United Free Released by Airdrie. Signed with club on free transfer. [7]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bonner, Bob (2010-03-28). "USL officials hopeful for Wilmington return". WECT TV. Retrieved 2010-08-30
  2. ^ Bonner, Bob (2010-11-10). "Soccer returns to Wilmington with Hammerheads, USL-Pro". WECT TV. Retrieved 2010-11-11
  3. ^ a b c d e "Hammerheads Add Four Players Out of California". OurSportsCentral. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  4. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. Archived from the original on 2012-03-21. Retrieved 2012-07-26.
  5. ^ See Rule 2.11 League Regulations
  6. ^ a b c Bonner, Bob (7 March 2011). "Hammerheads bring back a pair of players". WECT. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  7. ^ "Airdrie deal for defender Parratt". BBC Sport. 24 September 2009. Retrieved 24 September 2009.