After an unprecedented 50-man tryout – the highest in Steelheads Arena history, third highest turnout for a tryout in club history, the team announces its squad for the 2023-2024 WISL season, blending seasoned vets with emerging talent. As college soccer seasons conclude, Coach Dorian Lair anticipates further young talents, emphasizing a dynamic roster as the season unfolds.
The 23′-24′ Squad
Bee Ho, Jared McInnes, Eder Ibarra, Abe Bohlsen, Joseph Curtis, Adrian Vasquez, Alexander Linett, Cristopher Salazar Trevino, Ryan Wilson, Andres Silva-Reyes, Nathan McKenzie, Eddy Orozco, Sahm Noorfeshan, Paul Vonsovic, Israel Amador, Jase Caveny-Marty, Wyatt Bierer, Nathan Sanders, Michael Aguayo, Tsigab Tesfamariam, Noe Guzman-Tapia, Daniel Amador, Alejandro Marin, Steven Moseley, Efrain Leocadio, Kareim Elbaz, Andres Mansilla, Heinz Ledecky, Abel Valdez, Oliver Giessler, Eduardo Cisneros, Jorge Delgado
As college soccer seasons wrap up, Coach Dorian Lair hinted at an influx of young talents trialing for the team. In his words, “So excited to see such talent even before our college guys return home. They are really going to have to work for it. Rosters are going to remain fluid as talent continues to find its way to us, but I’m excited to see who really solidifies their spots as the season goes on.”
Tickets & Schedule
Tickets for all home arena games have been officially released and can be obtained from the club’s website
- Free General Admission: RSVP To The Match. Free General Admission is first come, first serve, but will still have a great view of the game. RSVP in advance, or simply walk in at game time.
- No reserved seats or sections, First Come, First Serve
- Food & Beverage Service
- VIP or Premium Tickets: For fans seeking the full experience, VIP tickets are the way to go. These tickets offer prime seating locations, often with added amenities such as table side food service, and reserved seating. Great for group events, corporate outings, or for the family.
Starting with a friendly match on 10/21/23 against Cultures United, the season promises to kick off with high energy. Hosted at the Arena Sports in Mill Creek, this will give fans an early look at what to expect from the team this season.
As we move into Week 2, the team faces South Sound. This match could be a determining factor early in the season, giving either team an edge in the standings.
The local rivalry intensifies in Week 3 as the Snohomish Sky at the Snohomish Sports Dome. Local derbies are always intense, and this promises to be no different!
Interestingly, the team has a series of byes in Weeks 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11, giving them some well-deserved rest and recovery time.
However, come December, the action heats up as the team plays against former champions of the league Bellingham United and Tacoma Stars Reserves. Both matches are pivotal and might have playoff implications.
January sees the team take on Everett City and Oly-Pen at their home ground, Arena Sports in Mill Creek. The earlier kickoff time against OlyTown in Week 12 at the Evergreen Pavillion is one to note.
Wrapping up the regular season in Week 16, the face-off against Tacoma Stars Reserves could potentially determine playoff positions.
February has the team traveling to Clark County Indoor to play against newcomers Vancouver Lightning. As we transition into playoffs, the details remain TBD, but the excitement is palpable.
And finally, circle 3/2/24 on your calendars, folks, because that’s Championship day! Who will be in the final remains to be seen, but one thing’s for sure – we will be gunning for that title.