Published Dec 23, 2021

CLARKSTOWN, N.Y. (December 23, 2021) – The Women’s Premier Soccer League announced today, Clarkstown Soccer Club will join the league for the 2022 season. With the announcement, Clarkstown becomes the second 2022 expansion team out of the league’s East Region, which saw massive growth from the 2021 expansion class.

The WPSL is another way for the younger players at CSC to have a development pathway,” Danny Samimi, Clarkstown Soccer Club president, said. “We aim to put together a talented roster of young women that will be great role models to the younger players.”

Founded in 1962, Clarkstown Soccer Club is built around the foundation of player development with teams on the men’s and women’s sides as well as the youth level. By 1972 the club had established seven travel teams and has since grown to over 40 travel teams and a recreational program – serving over 2,000 youth players between pre-k to eighth grade.

With many Clarkstown players advancing to the collegiate level, specifically at NCAA Division I universities, the club views the WPSL platform as a continued opportunity for these collegiate athletes to stay competitive during offseason. Notable alumni have even made it to the professional ranks in Major League Soccer (MLS) with John Diffley playing for the Tampa Bay Mutiny in 1996 and current New England Revolution midfielder Tommy McNamara and goalkeeper Matt Turner.

For its inaugural WPSL season, Clarkstown Soccer Club will play its home matches at the Clarkstown South High School. Samimi will serve as head coach with a team of assistants including goalkeeper coach, Frank Tsassee. The club plans to host tryouts during the first week of January.

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About the Women’s Premier Soccer League

In its 24th season, the WPSL is the longest active women’s soccer league with more than 140 clubs from coast to coast in 35 states - making it the largest women’s soccer league in the world. WPSL rosters feature elite collegiate, post-collegiate, international, and standout prep student-athletes. Many of the United States’ most accomplished women’s players have played in the WPSL, including household names such as Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach, Megan Rapinoe, Julie Foudy, and Brandi Chastain.