Wisconsin Primary Amateur Soccer League

WPASL Partners With Midwest Premier League

August 16th, 2021– The Wisconsin Primary Amateur Soccer League (WPASL) is proud to announce an affiliation with the Midwest Premier League (MWPL). The WPASL will become the first feeder league into the MWPL system.

The affiliation shows the common values between the two leagues as being club-focused, having a commitment to independent soccer and the open system, as well as advocating for an affordable and sustainable model. From the start, the leagues will share best business practices and help build independent soccer in the Midwest.

From an operations standpoint, WPASL will continue to have its independence when it comes to day-to-day operations of the league, including scheduling, competition format, disciplinary actions, etc. The WPASL board will also work with the MWPL board as a resource for any league matters and future league plans.

Throughout the five-year initial term of the agreement, the MWPL and WPASL will work together to develop clubs and players within Wisconsin. Wisconsin-based clubs within the MWPL will be encouraged to field reserve/development teams within the WPASL if needed, as well as potentially combining try-outs of clubs within the two leagues.

MWPL Commissioner, Andy Hayes, said: “It’s exciting to be affiliated with a league aiming to grow soccer in Northwestern Wisconsin and build a relationship to work on best business practices for independent amateur soccer in the Midwest. WPASL is an exciting upstart league and one we believe shares our same values. We’re so excited to be part of this affiliation and look forward to 2022 and beyond!”.

WPASL President, Kaden Bergman, added: “This is a fantastic step in the right direction for our league. The MWPL has done a great job of creating a platform for soccer clubs to grow in the Midwest and we’re excited to be the first league to become a part of the growth. Our league continues to expand and this affiliation will help our current and prospective member clubs to work towards a sustainable, successful future in a model that works superbly for both entities.”

To officially signal the partnership, representatives from the WPASL board will be invited to the MWPL post-season AGM, which will happen later this Fall. More details to come.

For more information on the MWPL or the initial announcement, head over to our Linktree here: linktr.ee/Midwestpl.

For more details on WPASL, check out their website: wpaslsoccer.com, as well as Facebook and Twitter.

WPASL Awards and All-League Teams Announced

The Wisconsin Primary Amateur Soccer League (WPASL) is proud to announce this year’s WPASL Awards. After a successful campaign this season, the

2021 League Awards

  • League MVP Award: Kaden Bergman (Hayward Wolfpack FC)
  • Golden Boot Award: Mitch Brenner (Bateaux FC)
  • Golden Glove Award: Cole Bergman (Hayward Wolfpack FC)
  • Forward Of The Year: Abraham Camargo (Lobos FC)
  • Midfielder Of The Year: Kaden Bergman (Hayward Wolfpack FC)
  • Defender Of The Year: Alan Martinez (Bateaux FC)
  • Goalkeeper Of The Year: Cole Bergman (Hayward Wolfpack FC)

2021 First Team All-League

  • Abraham Camargo (Forward – Lobos FC)
  • Mitch Brenner (Forward – Bateaux FC)
  • Kaden Bergman (Midfielder – Hayward Wolfpack FC)
  • Lucas Zumwalt (Midfielder – Bateaux FC)
  • Yovani Dominguez (Midfielder – Lobos FC)
  • Tyler Germundson (Midfielder – Bateaux FC)
  • Alan Martinez (Defender – Bateaux FC)
  • Sakariye Haji (Defender – Barron Soccer Team
  • Nils Eckstrom (Defender – Hayward Wolfpack FC)
  • Sadith Osseni (Defender – Bateaux FC)
  • Cole Bergman (Goalkeeper – Hayward Wolfpack FC)

2021 Second Team All-League

  • Abdella Chaktouri (Forward – Poskin Jets FC)
  • Siji Gonzalez (Forward – Hayward Wolfpack FC)
  • Dan Hunt (Midfielder – Bateaux FC)
  • Sergio Camargo (Midfielder – Lobos FC)
  • Yabkal Demelash (Midfielder – Hayward Wolfpack FC)
  • Abdul Abdulai (Midfielder – Hayward Wolfpack FC)
  • Sebastian Paczuski (Defender – Hayward Wolfpack FC)
  • Dylan Winchester (Defender – Hayward Wolfpack FC)
  • Julio Ramirez (Defender – Lobos FC)
  • Erickson Tepole (Defender – Lobos FC)
  • Seth Kurzynski (Goalkeeper – Bateaux FC)

Bateaux FC repeat as 2021 WPASL Champions

The Wisconsin Primary Amateur Soccer League (WPASL) is proud to announce that Bateaux FC have been crowned the 2021 Primary Cup Champions after defeating Hayward Wolfpack FC by the final score of 2-1 (AET) in the WPASL Championship Game on August 1st.

The 2021 season has been successful for Bateaux FC. After finishing as champions in 2021, Eau Claire repeat as champions for the first time WPASL history. Bateaux FC finished the regular season with 24 points and an 8-2-0 record, three points behind regular season champions Hayward Wolfpack FC.

Bateaux FC were lead in scoring by Golden Boot Award recipient Mitch Brenner (11-4-26) and teammate Tye Kreutzfeldt (4-6-14). The back line was anchored by WPASL Defender of the Year Alan Martinez (0-2-2). Second Team All-League goalkeeper Seth Kurzynski (0.500GAA, .938sv%) held down the fort from between the pipes in his two games played.

The Championship Game was hosted at Ponzio Stadium on the campus of Northland College in Ashland, WI. Recorded attendance was 94 spectators in attendance and 540 spectators via our Eleven Sports livestream.

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2021 WPASL Primary Cup Championship Game Venue Announced

The Wisconsin Primary Amateur Soccer League (WPASL) is excited to announce that the 2021 WPASL Primary Cup Championship Game between Hayward Wolfpack FC and Eau Claire Bateaux FC will take place at Ponzio Stadium on the campus of Northland College in Ashland, WI. The game will be held on Sunday, August 1st at 2pm. Gates open at 1pm and tickets are $5 at the gate.

Hayward Wolfpack FC (9-1-0) finished the regular season in first place for the first time in their history, led in net by Golden Glove Award winner Cole Bergman and in scoring by League MVP Award finalist Kaden Bergman. The Wolfpack are the hosts of the game, but were unable to host the match in Hayward due to ongoing turf management. This is the first time a WPASL Primary Cup Championship Game has been held in Ashland.

Bateaux FC (8-2-0) finished in second place during the regular season, and will look to avenge a 4-3 loss to Hayward earlier this year. Eau Claire are led by Golden Boot Award winner Mitch Brenner.

The 2021 WPASL All-League Teams will be announced during halftime of the match, and gift card giveaways will occur throughout the game. Limited concessions will be available.

Ponzio Stadium is a state-of-the-art, 1,100 spectator capacity, multi-purpose synthetic turf field located on the campus of Northland College in Ashland, WI. The stadium opened in 2016 and has been named as one of the best single field facilities in the country by the ASBA.

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WPASL League Statement Regarding July 11 Match Incident

The Wisconsin Primary Amateur Soccer League (WPASL) and the WPASL Disciplinary Committee has reached a verdict regarding the incidents which took place on July 11th in a match between Bateaux FC and Lobos FC.

The WPASL condemns any physical altercations or incidents of similar nature and these types of events will not be tolerated in our league.

After thorough review of player statements, referee reports and game video, the WPASL Disciplinary Committee – with the guidance of the WPASL Rules and Regulations – has voted to implement the following suspensions and fines:

  • #9 Alonso Romero (Lobos FC) – 19 game suspension (in addition to 1 game red card suspension) due to violent conduct and striking a player
  • #8 Israel Garduno (Lobos FC) – 2 game suspension (in addition to 1 game red card suspension) due to spitting on an opponent
  • #7 David Ripplinger (Bateaux FC) – 1 game suspension due to unsporting behavior
  • Bateaux FC – $50 fine due to publicly releasing information prior to league approval and using potentially detrimental language to the league on social media

The game was abandoned by the referees in the 88th minute and the result of the game will stand as a 4-1 decision in favor of Bateaux FC. These suspensions and fines will be implemented starting with each team’s next scheduled game.

The WPASL Disciplinary Committee consisted of four (4) WPASL team members/managers from separate teams (excluding Bateaux FC and Lobos FC) and one (1) neutral mediator.

FC Midnimo Removed From The WPASL

The Wisconsin Primary Amateur Soccer League (WPASL) is saddened to release that FC Midnimo has been removed from the league for the 2021 season.

FC Midnimo has been removed from the league for multiple incidents, including:

  • Refusal to pay the remainder of the 2021 WPASL Season Dues
  • Refusal to pay fines accrued throughout the 2021 season, including fines for forfeit of a match and refusal to send game sheets which verify an eligible roster
  • Refusal to participate in further WPASL games unless all monetary fines and fees are voided

FC Midnimo will forfeit their two (2) remaining games, against Barron Soccer Team and Hayward Wolfpack FC and will not be eligible for any post-season awards or recognition. FC Midnimo will not be allowed to participate in any further WPASL, WSL, or USASA sanctioned events until all monetary fines and fees are paid to the league.

FC Midnimo was founded in 2020 by Mohamed Yare. FC Midnimo finished 6th in the WPASL in the 2020 season.

The WPASL will continue with a six (6) team league for the 2021 season. League format will remain consistent and all team schedules will remain the same. A champion will be declared following the WPASL Championship Game on August 1st. Please see the Standings tab of the WPASL website for an updated league table.

St Croix Valley SC folds, will not participate in the WPASL for 2021

The Wisconsin Primary Amateur Soccer League (WPASL) is saddened to release that St Croix Valley Soccer Club, a founding member of the league, will cease operations immediately.

“St Croix Valley SC regrets to release that the club will fold prior the the beginning of the 2021 season. Due to inadequate player response and financial gain, we will cease operations immediately. Thank you to all who supported our club over the past three years. The future is bright for the youth clubs in our area, and we hope that one day new interest in high-level adult soccer will form in the St Croix Valley area.” – St Croix Valley SC

St Croix Valley SC was founded in 2018 by Matthew Brice. The Saints finished 3rd in the inaugural season of the WPASL, and finished 6th in last year’s table. The club was based out of St. Croix Falls, WI and pulled high-level talent from St. Croix Falls, Amery, Osceola, Balsam Lake, Lindstrom, and Chisago Lakes.

The WPASL will continue with a seven (7) team league for the 2021 season. League format will remain consistent and all teams will be scheduled for doubleheaders against division opponents to maintain ten (10) regular season league games, before a champion is declared following the WPASL Championship Game on August 1st. Please see the Schedule/Scores tab of our website for an updated schedule.

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WPASL Announces 2021 Season Format and Schedule

(April 13, 2021) The Wisconsin Primary Amateur Soccer League (WPASL) is proud to announce the 2021 Season Format and Schedule.

The 2021 season will kick off on May 16th and will conclude on August 1st. Eight teams will participate in the league this year, with newcomers Poskin Jets FC and Spartan FC joining existing members Barron Soccer Team, Bateaux FC, FC Midnimo, Hayward Wolfpack FC, Lobos FC and St Croix Valley SC.

This year, the teams will be split into two divisions based geographically. These divisions are the North Division consisting of Barron Soccer Team, FC Midnimo, Hayward Wolfpack FC and St Croix Valley SC and the South Division consisting of Bateaux FC, Lobos FC, Poskin Jets FC and Spartan FC.

The teams will play each team in their division twice, once home and once away, and each team in the other division once, two games at home and two games away, resulting in a ten (10) game regular season.

All games played will count towards the overall standings, and although team standings will continue to exhibit all eight teams to maintain competitive integrity, the top team ranked from the North Division and top ranked team from the South Division will face off on August 1st for the Primary Cup championship, with the winner of this game being named the 2021 WPASL Champion.

A full league schedule can be viewed at the Schedules/Scores tab of the WPASL website, and team schedules can be viewed under their respective team pages.

St Croix Valley Returns to the WPASL

The Wisconsin Primary Amateur Soccer League (WPASL) is proud to announce that Saint Croix Valley SC will be returning to the league for the 2021 season.

“We are very excited to be back in the league this season. We’ve made some good steps forward as a club and we’re hoping to improve after a disappointing season last year. SCV soccer is here to play!”

Saint Croix Valley SC was founded in 2019. The team was formed to compete in the inaugural season of WPASL play. The Saints pull players from a large area in Western Wisconsin, including St Croix Falls, Amery, Osceola, Chisago Lakes, MN and Lindstrom, MN. SCV finished 3rd place in 2019 before finishing last place in 2020, with a variety of issues plaguing the team.

Home games for Saint Croix Valley will be played at the Saint Croix High School Field in St Croix Falls, WI or Ki Chi Saga Park in Lindstrom, MN (COVID regulation pending). The Saints are managed by Matthew Brice.

Additional information about the club can be located at facebook.com/StCroixValleySC

Poskin Jets FC Joins the WPASL

The Wisconsin Primary Amateur Soccer League (WPASL) is proud to announce that Poskin Jets Football Club will be joining to the league for the 2021 season.

“We strive to provide a strong sense of community and culture for our players, staff and fans. We are equally committed to excellence on and off the field and the growth of soccer in our area. Most of our guys were on State-Bound teams in high-school, and we look to bring that success to the field for the 2021 season.”

Poskin Jets FC was founded in 2021. After playing for various teams, the Bates brothers decided to bring together some hometown talent and enter the WPASL. Poskin Jets FC are named after a small town outside of Barron, where the Bates brothers grew up. Poskin Jets FC will open the season with some pre-season friendlies on May 2nd against Portside FC and Green Machine SC, both of the DASL.

Home games for Poskin Jets FC will be played at the Birch Street Soccer Field in Barron, WI. The Jets are managed by Connor Bates and Cole Bates.

Additional information about the club can be located at facebook.com/PoskinJetsFC and twitter.com/PoskinJetsFC