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Amateur notes: Badgers' Lavelle named to W-League honor team

07/23/2015, 7:30am CDT
Rose Lavelle

Just as she does for the University of Wisconsin, Rose Lavelle made a huge impact for the Seattle Sounders Women in the USL W-League.

The U.S. Under-23 national team midfielder earned one of the 11 spots on the All-League Team announced Wednesday after her strong summer.

She scored seven goals and set up four others in her nine appearances for the Sounders, who were 8-0-1 with her in the lineup.

Lavelle and defender Kinley McNicoll, her teammate with the Badgers and Sounders, were both named to the All-Western Conference team. McNicoll had one goal and one assist in nine appearances for Seattle this season.

However, neither UW standout was in the lineup Saturday as the Sounders' season ended with a 2-1 loss to the Colorado Pride in the Western Conference final.

McNicoll is playing with Canada at the Pan American Games in Hamilton, Ontario – they lost to Colombia 1-0 in the semifinals Wednesday night and will play Mexico in the bronze medal match Friday.

  • Defender Vanessa Legault-Cordisco (Marquette) and the Laval Comets will play host to the W-League Championship this weekend in Quebec. The Northeastern Conference champion Comets (9-2-1), who have allowed just 11 goals in 12 matches, are seeded third and will take on second-seeded Colorado (10-2-1) in the semifinals Friday night. The Washington Spirit Reserves (10-0-3) are the No. 1 seed and face fourth-seeded Quebec Dynamo ARSQ (8-2-2) in the other semifinal, with the final and consolation matches Sunday. All four games will be streamed live on the W-League's YouTube channel.
  • The Chicago Red Stars Reserves, who have nine players with state ties on their roster, won the Women's Premier Soccer League Midwest Region title Sunday in Pontiac, Mich., and advanced to this weekend's Final Four National Championships in Edmond, Okla. The Red Stars Reserves (11-0-1) rolled past Empire Revs WNY 5-1 in the semifinals Friday and blanked Motor City FC 2-0 in Sunday's regional final – it was their eighth clean sheet of the season. Chicago will face host Oklahoma City FC (12-2-1) at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, with the winner advancing to play the Boston Breakers Reserves (11-0-1) or SoCal FC (9-0-2) in Sunday's 1:30 p.m. final. Goalkeeper Monica Gonyo (New Berlin/Waukesha Catholic Memorial), defender Valerie Gonyo (New Berlin/Waukesha Catholic Memorial), midfielder Mary Luba (Shorewood/Marquette) and defender Brittany Von Rueden (Milwaukee) are on the Red Stars Reserves' roster, along with five current Marquette players: defenders Jacie Jermier (McFarland) and Erin Holland, defender-midfielder Morgan Proffitt and midfielder-forwards Liz Bartels and Ashley Handwork.
  • UW defender Matej Radonic played all 90 minutes as the Des Moines Menace routed the Chicago Fire Under-23 team 10-0 on Friday to clinch their second straight USL Premier Development League Heartland Division title. One night later, the Badgers' Nick Jones scored his first goal of the season and college teammate Alex Masbruch (Slinger) added an assist as the Menace blanked the Fire 3-0 to close out the regular season. Des Moines (11-2-1), which also has UW defender Carl Schneider (Madison La Follette) and Marquette forward C. Nortey on its roster, takes an eight-game winning streak into Friday's Central Conference semifinal against K-W United (12-2-1) in Pontiac, Mich.
  • The other PDL Central Conference semifinal is between the host Michigan Bucks (11-1-2) and the Thunder Bay Chill (9-2-3). David Caban (Kenosha Tremper/UW) recorded his second assist of the season Saturday as the Bucks blanked the Dayton Dutch Lions 2-0 to win the Great Lakes Division – the defender was an honorable mention selection on the PDL Team of the Week for his performance. UW-Green Bay's Dani Alvarado has a 1.00 goals-against average and three shutouts in seven appearances for the Chill. The conference final is Saturday, with the winner advancing to the national semifinals.
  • Yale United and Green Bay Team Miller share the lead in the six-team Premier Division of the Northern Wisconsin Soccer League with 7-1-1 records as the league heads into a monthlong break, while Westchester United (5-2-0) tops the six-team Division I standings. League play resumes Aug. 16, with the playoffs starting Oct. 17 and the finals scheduled for Oct. 25. NWSL standings, schedules and results

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