Due to popular demand, on Sunday February 10th, 2008, MISO
introduced the W1 Division.
This Division is geared towards the competitive women in the
island of Oahu. It features a mixture of high school players hoping to get
scouted by colleges, returning collegiate players displaying their experiences,
former Pro players, as well as the top amateur players on the island, including some with Regional
and National teams experiences.
announcement of the Women's Professional Soccer
League that kicked-off on 2009, W1 is hoping to help better prepare those who are
seeking a shot at the next level.
W1 successfully kicks off its first
Mahalo to all the W1 teams that
helped make MISO history by participating on the inaugural day
of the W1, and becoming the first women’s teams to participate in MISO! The
opening weekend seemed to be a success with 2 good games. Here are
some opening weekend quotes from W1 players, coaches and referees:
“it was really fun to
play with the younger, fit girls getting ready for college, mainland
tournaments, etc. Now we just need to get more teams in!!!!!” (Jodie Tanga,
“It looks like the
W1 will be every bit competitive as believed it would. We should see some of the
better High School players and recent College graduates playing in this league”
(Derek Wong, Referee Assignor).
“A historic game for
Rush and its women’s program...first time ever to have a women’s team compete in
any league. We opened our season with a very entertaining game against the
Bulls. A 2-2 score at the end reflected the open and fast paced game. (Arian
Hoxha, Rush coach)
feel this is good experience for the youth players. They get to play against
some tough competition. This can help them develop and prepare for regional’s.
Mahalo.” (Tamie Richardson, REAL HFC)