Schwab Named to W-League Team of the Week
June 20, 2006
MEMPHIS - Memphis women's soccer player Emiko Schwab was named to the United Soccer Leagues' W-League team of the week after scoring a goal in the Mile High Edge's 2-0 win over Fort Collins, the USL office announced Monday.
Schwab, a Colorado native, is playing midfield for Mile High over the summer. The sophomore is just one of 10 Lady Tigers participating in either the W-League or the Women's Premier Soccer League this off-season.
The W-League and the WPSL are semipro organizations that feature both professional and amateur players. Both are widely regarded as the highest level of professional women's soccer in the United States and give players a chance to compete against professionals while maintaining their collegiate eligibility.
The Memphis Mercury of the WPSL features five current Lady Tigers on its roster, including two newcomers.
"We're excited to have players in both of these leagues and that they are performing so well," said Memphis head coach Brooks Monaghan. "Hopefully this will be a good indicator of what we can expect in the fall."
The Memphis women's soccer team will open its season Aug. 16 when it takes on Christian Brothers University.