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« on: May 31, 2007, 10:23:43 AM »
Co-Players of the Week in F.C. Indiana's Elena Danilova & Elena Terekhova, Palm Beach's Staci Wilson & F.C. Twente3 IL's Danielle Slaton lead the selections for TOTW Honors

SACRAMENTO, CA (05/30/07) - The soccer ball continues to roll down hill as Summer 2007 progresses, with the South Conference of the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) commencing action this past weekend while a West Conference powerhouse had its share of competition in their return to the Salt Lake City area and the site of the 2006 WPSL Final Four. Highlighted by the performances from WPSL Co-Players of the Week in Russian Women's National Team stars Elena Danilova and Elena Terekhova of F.C. Indiana, youth & experience was both served as future and former U.S. Women's National Team members dot this edition of the WPSL Team of the Week.

F Elena Danilova / MF Elena Terekhova - WPSL CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK (F.C. INDIANA)
- Russian WNT starlet Danilova & international team-mate Elena Terekhova make Summer 2007 debuts in scoring fashion, as the former notched her first goal in her first start for F.C. Indiana in the 25th minute while the latter registered the eventual game-winner in the 34th minute to propel their new team to a 2-1 win over a resolute F.C. Twente3 IL side on the road on Memorial Day.

- Goals in the 85th and 89th minutes by the Region III Olympic Developmental Program & IMG Academy member put the match away in South Conference action, but it was her pressure on the Miami defense all match that really caught the eye of Head Coach Brad Partridge.

F Ashley Freyer (SONOMA COUNTY F.C. SOL)
- The star forward from Windsor High School & the 2007 U-17 State Cup champion Santa Rosa United team pulled one back for the Sol to put the game within reach in a 2-1 defeat to West Conference powerhouse California Storm.

- In their 6-0 win against F.C. Sacramento Pride on May 26th, the Contra Costa Times Player of the Year and soon-to-be University of California-Davis Aggie scored a hat trick and dominated the midfield.

- The 2006 NSCAA All-American, NSCAA Player of the Year in Utah and U.S. U-17 National Team Pool member notched the eventual game-winning goal versus the 2006 WPSL National Semifinalist San Diego SeaLions in the 2-0 win at Juan Diego Stadium (site of the 2006 Final Four). Ohai will be attending the University of Southern California this fall.

MF Allison Martino (RUSH SALT LAKE CITY)
- The U.S. U-21 National Team Pool member and All-Big 12 Conference Second Team selection for Texas A&M nets the eventual game-winner in stoppage time versus San Diego in 2-1 win for the first-year Southwest Conference side.

MF Kimberly Kowalski (CDSA FUTURE)
- Late strike from Indiana University of Pennsylvania star assures Future of 2-2 draw in lightning-shortened match versus Mid-Atlantic Division (East Conference) foe in Philadelphia.

D Danielle Slaton (F.C. TWENTE3 IL)
- The WUSA, USWNT and Santa Clara standout defender stood out for the first-year Midwest Conference side, playing all 90 minutes while scoring the team's lone goal in the 41st minute vs. F.C. Indiana.

- Former Olympic Gold medalist and North Carolina star defender is the backbone of PBU's defense in 4-0 shutout win over Miami in the team's Summer 2007 season opener.

- The 2006 NSCAA/adidas All-Southeast Region Second Team member and Big South Conference Second Team selection for Winthrop University saved a penalty kick late in the first half, as the native of Wollongong, Australia helped give the newly formed Rush team all the confidence it needed to upset San Diego.

The WPSL is a 40-team national women's soccer league with five conferences and is the highest level of women's soccer in the United States while also holding the distinction of being one of the top leagues in the world. The mission is to provide the highest level of women's soccer while simultaneously providing affordable, quality family entertainment and positive role models for our youth.

The Central Florida Strikers of the South Conference will host the WPSL Final Four this July 28-29 at Strikers Stadium at the David Maus Seminole Soccer Complex in Sanford, FL. In the WPSL, the host team does not automatically qualify for the Final Four. Representatives from the re-vamped North, Midwest, South, Southwest & West Conferences will fight it out this postseason for the right to claim their team as the best of the best in the United States.

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