Gulls’ Alex Barene opens up about mental health struggles and ongoing recovery

In a Facebook post Grays Harbor Gulls co-founder and player Alex Barene has opened up about his personal struggles with mental health. He shares:  “I remember literally shaking with nerves at practice. Hiding from the ball. Sneaking into the bathroom to hide, to cry. Having coaches that ostracized me. Lacking confidence. Feeling unworthy. Getting sick … Continue reading Gulls’ Alex Barene opens up about mental health struggles and ongoing recovery

WWPL two years in to giving hundreds of players elite regional competition

The Western Washington Premier League completed its second season of play in 2019, along the way giving literally hundreds of elite male soccer players a place to compete for and against clubs around the region. In 2018 the WWPL featured 7 clubs. In 2019 the number jumped to 11. The roster size of the clubs … Continue reading WWPL two years in to giving hundreds of players elite regional competition

David Brown’s YouTube features full Issaquah WWPL matches

David Brown shoots videos for ISC Gunners, a club which goes from youth all the way up to a men’s team in the Western Washington Premier League (WWPL) and a women’s team in the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL.) His video channel on Youtube has several full matches of ISC Gunners WWPL action from the 2018 … Continue reading David Brown’s YouTube features full Issaquah WWPL matches

Kirkland FC’s +45 goal differential in 2018 might never be matched

The Goats of Kirkland FC didn’t just win the 2018 Western Washington Premier League title, they head-butted their way to the trophy by outscoring their opponents by a whopping 45 goals that year, 54-9. Sort of amazing that the season still came down to the final match with Kirkland on 31 points and Lacey Pocket … Continue reading Kirkland FC’s +45 goal differential in 2018 might never be matched

Who spent the most weeks atop the WWPL table in 2019?

The Snohomish County FC Steelheads ended up on top of the table at the end of the 2019 Western Washington Premier League (WWPL) season. The Fish were crowned champs, but that is only the end of the story. There is also the journey to get there. Let’s take a quick look at who was at … Continue reading Who spent the most weeks atop the WWPL table in 2019?

Championship medals being carved out for Steelheads

SMOKEY POINT, WA— The 2019 Western Washington Premier League Champion Snohomish County FC Steelheads are about to take possession of the Championship medals crafted for the club by Bremerton,WA wood artist Dan Schiaffo at The Woodcraft Studio. Source: Championship medals being carved out for Steelheads

4 of top 6 clubs were new to WWPL in 2019; talent infusion boosts level of play

The Western Washington Premier League (WWPL) expanded from 7 clubs in 2018 to 11 in 2019. In total 5 new clubs (Centralia side Twin City Union withdrew after 2018) came into the league this year, and 4 of those 5 finished in the top 6.  Top 4 The top 4 were all new clubs. Champions … Continue reading 4 of top 6 clubs were new to WWPL in 2019; talent infusion boosts level of play