Author: Dorian Lair

Cascadia

Steelheads to field outdoor women’s team in Cascadia Premier League

SNOHOMISH, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads will enter an outdoor women’s team in the Cascadia Premier League starting in 2022, the club and league revealed this week. The news comes just days after the indoor Steelheads Women held open tryouts ahead of their Northwest Premier League Indoor season. It’s a historic first for Snohomish as elite-level adult women’s soccer will be available BOTH indoor and outdoor under the same club flag. “The number of players at indoor open tryouts (over 40) gave us an indication that this year was the time for our women’s outdoor team to find a league,”

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#FishTurnFive

#FishTurnFive: SnoCo FC is a Fish, not a Tree

SNOHOMISH, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads will be celebrating our 5th year in 2022 with a look back from day one up until now! Using the hashtag #FishTurnFive we will share memories, photos and videos of our history. Further, SnoCoFC.com will also be doing a series of features and sharing links to old coverage. Not The Cedars Back in January of 2017 a poll ran on Twitter to let the general soccer public vote for the nickname of Snohomish County Football Club. The two finalists were “Cedars” and “Steelheads.” Steelhead are found in Snohomish rivers. They are also the official

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NWPLi

Steelheads Women indoor tryouts provide building blocks for NWPLi team as season comes into focus

SNOHOMISH, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads held open tryouts on January 6 and 9 at the Snohomish Sports Dome for the new Northwest Premier League Indoor (NWPLi) women’s team. 40+ players attended the sessions as Head Coach Sean Large and Assistant Corey Hendrickson evaluated. The Steelheads were recently revealed as founding members of the NWPLi, which is taking over semi-pro indoor soccer for women from the WISL. The Snohomish Sports Dome will assist in managing team operations through owners M’ily Morton and Jamie French. Players Contacted On Tuesday January 11th 26 players selected to continue training with the Steelheads were

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Matches

Hammers hold off Steelheads at the Snohomish Sports Dome

SNOHOMISH, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads Men played Bellingham United for the first time in a league match on Saturday January 8 at the Snohomish Sports Dome. The contest featured scoring streaks by both clubs but in the end the perennially contending Hammers notched a 9-6 win (full video replay.) The streaky scoring saw BUFC bolt out to a 3-0 lead in the first quarter. The Steelheads fought back with 2 goals before the period ended, and then added 2 more in the second quarter to go into halftime with a 4-3 lead. The experienced Hammers were ready for the

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Coaches

Large, Hendrickson named coaches for new Steelheads Women indoor team

SNOHOMISH, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads are excited to announce the new head coach and assistant coach for the Steelheads Women of the Northwest Premier League Indoor (NWPLi). The head coach will be Sean Large. He will have Corey Hendrickson as his assistant coach. Sean has been involved in many levels of soccer (see more below) including coaching at Woodinville High School and being President of the United Club, members of the Northshore Youth Soccer Association. Corey has a long history with indoor soccer as one of the stalwarts of the Snohomish Skyhawks. The two will be on hand to

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Previews

Steelheads Men take note of ‘small things’ halfway through first WISL season

SNOHOMISH, WA— The Snohomish County FC Steelheads Men are halfway through their first-ever Western Indoor Soccer League (WISL) season and are focusing on little things that can make a big difference in winning matches in the hyper-competitive league. SATURDAY Jan. 8: Bellingham United at Steelheads, 7 PM, Snohomish Soccer Dome “Talent alone will not win games. Indoor soccer is the same sport but a different game,” says Head Coach Jim Kessler, whose team finds itself with a 2-3 record after 5 matches. “This game requires that we execute the small things in a cohesive way to create results. From training

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Indoor

Steelheads Women to hold indoor open tryouts January 6 and 9 at Snohomish Sports Dome

SNOHOMISH, WA—The Snohomish County Football Club Steelheads will hold open tryouts for the new premier women’s indoor soccer team on January 6 and 9 at the Snohomish Sports Dome. The Thursday January 6 tryout session will run from 7-9 PM. The Sunday January 9 session will go from 10 AM to noon. Both will be held at the Snohomish Sports Dome at 511 Maple Ave, Snohomish, WA 98290. The Steelheads Women were recently announced as members of the new Northwest Premier League Indoor (NWPLi). The 2022 NWPLi season will kick off in February. So far teams have been announced in

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#FishTurnFive

Snohomish County FC will celebrate 5 years in 2022 with special insignia

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WA—Snohomish County Football Club Steelheads will celebrate 5 years of high performance grass roots adult soccer in 2022. A new insignia has been created to mark the occasion and will be featured online, in a series of flashback features and as part of the club’s advertising for its 2022 seasons. The celebration logo features a hexagon, which has become a club mainstay, divided into orange and black sections that reveal the number 5 in the space between. The image is centered on more hexagons, taken directly from the Steelhead fish pattern on the traditional crest. The circle is

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Press

Steelheads GM Dorian Lair featured on 815 Corner Podcast

Snohomish County FC Steelheads General Manager and player Dorian Lair is featured on the latest 815 Corner Podcast. He covers his own soccer history as well as how he came to be General Manager and what might come next. More on Dorian: Named GM / Off The Leash Podcast 815 Corner is connected with Dekalb County United and based out of Dekalb County, Illinois.

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Steelheads

Steelheads rally to top Force as Escalante and Paden score twice

SNOHOMISH, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads earned their second win of the 2021-22 Western Indoor Soccer League (WISL) season on Saturday night December 11 at the Snohomish Sports Dome with a come from behind 6-4 win over Bremerton’s Oly-Pen Force. Andrew Escalante scored 2 goals and dished out 2 assists for the Fish. Season team leading scorer Glenn Paden also scored twice. He assisted on Escalante’s second goal. After a scoreless first quarter, Snohomish struck first in the second quarter on a quick dribble and turn at the top of the box from Cristiano Whitaker. Leo Hernandez of the Force

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Matches

Tacoma pulls away from Fish in fourth quarter

SNOHOMISH, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads (1-1) played head-to-head with annual Western Indoor Soccer League (WISL) powerhouse Tacoma Stars Reserves (3-0) for three quarters on Sunday November 28 at the Snohomish Sports Dome. The final quarter was a different story as a 3-3 tie evolved into an eventual 7-3 loss for the Fish. SnoCo FC find themselves third in the table after two matches played. The Stars Reserves jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead on a goal by Ismael Deluna just 37 seconds into the game, but Glenn Paden answered two minutes later to tie the game at 1-1.

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Matches

Steelheads win WISL debut 7-4 over Oly Town Artesians

SNOHOMISH, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads made a winning debut in the Western Indoor Soccer League (WISL) on Saturday night November 6 with a 7-4 victory over the Oly Town Artesians at the Snohomish Sports Dome. Cristiano Whitaker scored a goal and dished out 3 assists to lead the Fish to the big win. Glenn Paden scored the club’s first ever indoor hat trick (3 goals). Devin Shull contributed 3 assists. Trevor Davoren picked up the win in goal for SnoCo FC. The Snohomish power play killers had a good night, holding off multiple man-advantage sessions from the Artesians. The

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Matches

Steelheads make WISL debut Saturday night against Oly Town at Snohomish Sports Dome

SNOHOMISH, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads will play their first ever Western Indoor Soccer League (WISL) regular season match when they host the Oly Town Artesians on Saturday November 6 at 7 :30 PM at the Snohomish Sports Dome. SEASON PASSES / SEASON SCHEDULE The Artesians and Steelheads both have teams indoors and outdoors but the two clubs have never played each other before. Oly Town was founded as an indoor side in the WISL in 2014 and later joined outdoors in the EPLWA. The Artesians recently changed operating groups. The WISL Returns The Steelheads are diving into indoor soccer

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Steelheads

Don’t Miss A Kick: Steelheads 2021-22 WISL Season Passes Now On Sale!

SNOHOMISH, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads today are making available for purchase a limited number of season passes for the 2021-22 Western Indoor Soccer League Men’s home season at the Snohomish Sports Dome. The Passes sell for $50 and include all 5 home WISL Men’s matches and also entry to the October 30 inter squad scrimmage benefitting cancer patients. The Snohomish Sports Dome has very limited spectator areas and the only way to MAKE SURE you get in is to buy a SEASON PASS in advance!

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Information

Steelheads reveal WISL home match schedule at Snohomish Sports Dome

SNOHOMISH, WA— The Snohomish County FC Steelheads Men announce their 2021-22 Western Indoor Soccer League (WISL) slate of home matches to be played at the Snohomish Sports Dome. The season kicks off at the Dome on Saturday November 6 with the final home regular season match on Saturday January 22. The Fish host the Oly Town Artesians at 7:30 PM on November 6th. The WISL schedule then sees a balance of alternating home and away weekends as the Steelheads play the other five teams twice each. The opener on November 6 is the only ‘late’ 7:30 start. The other four

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History

Steelheads Logo Mural Goes Up At Snohomish Sports Dome (Videos)

SNOHOMISH, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads now have their crest on the walls of the Snohomish Sports Dome to inspire them as they prepare for the upcoming Western Indoor Soccer League (WISL) season presented by Trails End Taphouse & Restaurant. The logo mural was completed on October 9 by Ava and her mother. Ava (15) is a Junior at Jackson High School (Mill Creek) and is on the dance team.   She was recently voted to the homecoming court and wants to be animator when she get older.  She was very excited to paint this mural for the Steelheads’ inaugural (full)

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History

VIDEO: Breaking Down The Goal Of The Year

SNOHOMISH, WA— The 2021 Men’s Outdoor Season has come to a close, but the buzz around the final weekend of play lives on. The Steelheads took two thrilling 1-0 away wins on late goals to earn second place in the final Western Washington Premier League table. Filming the Goal of the Year Steelheads President David Falk captured the 2021 Goal of the Year on his Canon camera. Standing near the endline, he first focused on Karim Piottin’s throw in, then quickly panned back to the penalty area in time to film Isaac Rodriguez challenging for the ball. The scuffle in

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History

Clutch Goals, Weekend Sweep Lift Steelheads To Second Place Finish

SNOHOMISH, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads earned back-to-back 1-0 away wins on September 11 and 12 to secure second place for the season in the Western Washington Premier League (WWPL). In two seasons of competition in organized league play the Fish now have one championship (2019) and one runners up spot (2021). MORE: Final 2021 Player Stats Snohomish County 1-0 Federal Way FC (September 11) The Steelheads battled back and forth with Federal Way FC on Saturday September 11 at Saghalie Park. The Fish defense was called upon several times to keep the match scoreless. It stayed that way until

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Steelheads

Second Place At Stake: Gala PFA Reinforces Steelheads Roster for Final WWPL Season Weekend

SNOHOMISH, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads will close out their 2021 Western Washington Premier League (WWPL) season this weekend with matches at Federal Way FC on Saturday September 11 and at Harbor Force on Sunday September 12. The SnoCo FC roster for the two matches includes plenty of players sourced from the Fish second team, Gala FC Pro Focus Academy (PFA). “Gala PFA played their first season in the WWPL this summer as a member of the second division,” says SnoCo FC President David Falk. “They competed very well and at the same time were constantly sending guys “up” to

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Cascadia

SnoCo FC will compete in Cascadia Premier League starting in 2022

SNOHOMISH, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads are excited to announce their intention to join the Cascadia Premier League as a founding member for the 2022 outdoor elite adult soccer season. “The Steelheads have had many internal and external discussions with staff, players, clubs and leagues over the past few months,” says Club President David Falk. “From our experiences in those interactions and the details we have gleaned, we feel the CPL offers the best combination of local leadership and national connections for SnoCo FC.” The Cascadia Premier League was recently announced as an evolution of the Western Washington Premier League

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