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Nov, 2016


The 2016 Westside International Soccer season built upon the previous year’s successes and ongoing program goals. Alongside our teams’ competitive travel soccer seasons, our teams continued learning values of teamwork, reliability, commitment and fair play. 

Westside realized a lengthy goal during the 2016 season. One of the most exciting developments centered around the inaugural girls’ travel team, led by new coaches Maya and Zoey Jackson-Gibson, who both played collegiate soccer.                                        

Like seasons before, our travel soccer teams maintained a stellar fair play record, as measured by limiting instances of in-game discipline, while also performing strongly in their respective leagues. 

The U19 travel team, coached by returning coach Luke Farrell and new coach Zach Schlei, won their league; the U17 Cosmos team, coached by second-year coach Ross Karipidis, finished second in their league, which featured the highest level of competition among all travel teams; and the U15 WSIS Magic, coached by returning coach Graham Vosburg and long-time volunteer Sean Cronin, finished second in their league. 

The Saturday “house” soccer session continued to evolve as new coaches joined and new players signed up weekly. New coaches for the 2016 season included Kombi Nzoumba, Jumale Jumale, and Nurul Akib.  

Additionally, Westside welcomed a significant partner in 2016. The Western New York Auto Dealers Association partnered with Westside as the presenting sponsor of the annual Buffalo Street Soccer Tourament, held July 9th in the Font Park parking lot.  Coyer FC left the all-day tournament victorious. 

Moving into 2017, Westside has formed a partnership with Lafayette High School to be a part of the Community Schools Initiative during the winter season.  Later in the year, WSIS plans to introduce the second cohort of our Leadership Program, aimed at developing esteem, leadership and collaboration skills with an eye toward enabling community youth to affect positive change in their communities.

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