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OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:  6/11/2021

Brooklyn City’s Kim Wyant says debut season is ‘like opening a box of chocolates’

 

JUNE 11, 2021 (BROOKLYN, NY): Brooklyn City heads into the weekend with a United Women’s Soccer double-header against New Jersey Copa at Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn on Saturday before crossing state lines on Sunday to meet Connecticut Rush in Guildford, CT.

 

There are no complaints from Kim Wyant, BCFC Women’s First Team Coach, about the busy game schedule after already having faced incredible challenges in the club’s first season in UWS.

 

COVID stalled Brooklyn City’s entry into UWS by 12 months but the wait has been worth it for Wyant and her players.

 

“Launching the team was kind of like opening a box of chocolates - we weren’t sure what we were going to get,“ says Wyant, whose storied career from USWNT goalkeeper to New York University Men’s Coach has made her a legend in American soccer circles.

 

“We knew the players that we had but putting them on the field and seeing how it works is another thing. It has been pleasantly surprising and the season has been incredibly thoroughly enjoyable so far.”

 

“I had a little bit of a head start in getting this started because of my background in women’s soccer and my network and my assistant Amy Marron is super connected. It is always difficult building something from scratch but we have been able to do it. We have been able to convince good players to come to the team and be committed to the cause.”

 

Three games into the season and Brooklyn City remains undefeated and the team is earning positive reviews for its entertaining style of soccer - a trademark of the club across all its many youth and adult teams.

 

“We play the way that we want to play and that gives us the best chance to win the game,” says Wyant.  “We have a couple of players that can cause dangerous situations.”

 

Brooklyn City’s attacking style may earn plaudits but the team’s defensive players have also impressed over the past few weeks - including defenders Brooke Salmon and Kayla Mushorn.

 

“With some of the players we have on the field it has to be scary for the other team,” says Wyant.

 

“We have to compete to win on Saturday against Copa - that is the highest priority - and then we will see what we have left going into Sunday.”

 

Saturday June 12 @6pm

Brooklyn City F.C. v New Jersey Copa

Aviator Sports Complex

3159 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11234

 

Sunday June 13 @4pm

Connecticut Rush v Brooklyn City F.C.

Bittner Park

1390 Durham Rd Guilford, CT 06437

 

To keep up to date with the Brooklyn City F.C. UWS team and the club follow @brooklyncityfc on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook or visit brooklyncityfc.org.

For press inquiries, please contact info@brooklyncityfc.org.


 

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:  5/14/2021

Brooklyn City F.C. signs four more to inaugural UWS squad

 

BROOKLYN, NY – On the heels of their first signings in club history, Brooklyn City F.C. announces four more players added to the club’s roster for the upcoming 2021 United Women’s Soccer season, including three from the New York Metro area.  Just signed are Yamilee Eveillard, Morgan Salmon, Kayla Mushorn, and Keyla Gonsález Jaen.

Eveillard, from Brooklyn by way of Valley Stream, NY, adds immediate attacking quality to the squad, having recently graduated from UConn where she earned All Big East Second Team honors in 2020. Also a member of the Haiti U-20 squad in 2018.

Eveillard said, “I am so excited to be a part of Brooklyn City F.C. and continue playing soccer at a high level post-graduation!”

From nearby West Hempstead, NY, is Morgan Salmon, joining Brooklyn City F.C. from a strong soccer family with three siblings that have played at the collegiate level. A member of the Generation Adidas team in 2018 that trained with Olympique Lyonnais, Salmon has just finished her freshman year at Adelphi University, and relishes the opportunity.

“I’m excited to play at a very competitive level, learn from a new coaching style, and challenge myself,” Salmon said.

Another Long Island native, defender Kayla Mushorn, also joins the club after completing her freshmen year at Adelphi University. Mushorn appreciates the impact the team can have on her personal development as a player.

“I am excited to grow as a player while with Brooklyn City F.C.,” Mushorn said. “I’m looking forward to competing this summer in an intense playing environment, with other experienced and committed players.”

Keyla González Jaen brings additional international flair to the squad, originally from Costa Rica and currently enrolled at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire. In Costa Rica, González Jaen won three national championships in their Women’s First division.

González said, “Becoming a part of Brooklyn City F.C. is very rewarding for me. Having the opportunity to play in the UWS is incredible, with top competition and many opportunities to prepare for a professional path.”

 

The Brooklyn City F.C. team kicks off their inaugural UWS season on May 22nd against the Long Island Lady Riders, a 5:30pm kickoff at Mitchell Athletic Complex in Uniondale, NY. The Brooklyn City F.C. home opener follows on May 23rd against the Worcester Smiles, 5:30pm kickoff at Aviator Sports in Brooklyn, NY.

To keep up to date with the Brooklyn City F.C. UWS team and the club follow @brooklyncityfc on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook or visit brooklyncityfc.org.

For press inquiries, please contact info@brooklyncityfc.org.


 

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:  5/11/2021

Brooklyn City F.C. signs first Women's Team players in club history

 

BROOKLYN, NY – Brooklyn City F.C. is thrilled to announce their first Women’s Team signings in club history, adding four players for the team’s upcoming 2021 United Women’s Soccer season, including two Brooklynites. Joining the squad for the club’s inaugural season are Carmen Proffitt, Megan Barwick, Megan Brock and Zanique Celestin.

Carmen Proffitt, a native of Brooklyn, NY, is Brooklyn City F.C.’s first Goalkeeper signing, as well as a youth coach within the club. Proffitt’s collegiate experience includes Franklin Pierce University and Monroe College in NY, finishing her career at Brooklyn College as a CUNYAC all-star in 2019-20.

“Being Brooklyn bred and living through its unique soccer environment, it’s great to be a part of this women’s team for our younger female generations to look towards, and further their passion for soccer in the same communities I grew up in.”

 

From Seattle, WA, Megan Barwick joins Brooklyn City F.C. after a stand-out career at William Smith College and prior experience in UWS with Rochester. As a collegiate midfielder, Barwick was twice a United Soccer Coaches All-American, leading her team in goals and assists in 2018, and assists in 2017.

“I’m thrilled to join Brooklyn City F.C. and take part in building a top-performing women’s program. Our team is very lucky to have such a phenomenal and experienced coaching staff with Kim [Wyant] and Amy [Marron],” said Barwick. “A huge thank you to Jesse DeLorenzo for building an excellent club and giving us the opportunity to compete at such a high level in the United Women’s Soccer league.”

 

Megan Brock hails from Long Beach, CA and spent her collegiate years as a 4-year starter and captain for Swarthmore College. Brock earned All-Conference and NSCAA Mid-Atlantic First Team honors in her Junior and Senior seasons, and has formerly played in UWS with the NY Magic.

“I’m tremendously excited to be joining Brooklyn City F.C. Having this team launch is a such a boost for the girls and women playing in New York and I’m looking forward to being part of its inaugural UWS season.”

 

Zanique “Z” Celestin rounds out the club’s initial signings, also with the club as a youth coach, and a tremendous addition on the Women’s team. A Brooklyn resident for over 8 years, born in St. Lucia, Celestin brings international experience to the squad, having played and scored with the St. Lucia National Team in Women’s World Cup Qualifying matches.

“It’s always been a dream of mine to play soccer at a high level, and I’m incredibly proud to say that I have achieved that dream by signing with Brooklyn City F.C.,” said Celestin. “I’m proud to be able to show a younger generation there are always opportunities and time to make your dreams a reality.”

 

The Brooklyn City F.C. team kicks off their inaugural UWS season on May 22nd against the Long Island Lady Riders, a 5:30pm kickoff at Mitchell Athletic Complex in Uniondale, NY. The Brooklyn City F.C. home opener follows on May 23rd against the Worcester Smiles, 5:30pm kickoff at Aviator Sports in Brooklyn, NY.

To keep up to date with the Brooklyn City F.C. UWS team and the club follow @brooklyncityfc on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook or visit brooklyncityfc.org.

For press inquiries, please contact info@brooklyncityfc.org.


 

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:  4/2/2021

Brooklyn City F.C. adds Amy Marron to UWS Women’s Team Coaching Staff

 

BROOKLYN, NY – Brooklyn City F.C. announced the hiring of Amy Marron as assistant coach of their United Women’s Soccer (UWS) team, joining the staff led by GM and Head Coach, Kim Wyant.   An assistant coach at St John’s University, Marron immediately joins Coach Wyant in developing and preparing the Brooklyn City F.C. women’s team for their inaugural UWS season this summer.

“I am very grateful for the opportunity to work alongside Kim Wyant, who has been at the forefront of women’s soccer.  I was impressed by the investment of Brooklyn City F.C. and the incredible opportunities that lie ahead for our female athletes,” said Marron, who brings first-hand knowledge of the league, having played in the UWS with NY Surf from 2017-2018.

“ I’m extremely excited to have Amy join me as we continue to build our first ever team in this inaugural season,” said Kim Wyant, Brooklyn City F.C. Women’s GM and Head Coach.  “Amy is an excellent role model for all players, with a vast and impressive playing career.  I hope to help her become one of the top female coaches in America and her assistance alongside me will be immeasurable.”

An All-BIG East player while with St John’s, Marron also played professionally in Iceland for Afturleding in the summer of 2014, before joining the St John’s coaching staff.  A native of Valhalla, N.Y., Marron’s time and experience playing and coaching in the New York City market, will bring invaluable perspective to the Brooklyn City F.C’s women’s team.

“I look forward to helping establish a winning culture with Brooklyn City F.C., and provide an opportunity for female athletes to continue to perform at a high level, while we grow the game and inspire local youth.”

The Brooklyn City F.C. women’s team will play in the East conference of United Women’s Soccer.   A rapidly growing club rooted in Brooklyn, the organization provides a full pathway in soccer for young girls and women in the area, from the grassroots level to its UWS women’s team.  With over 500 youth players, and multiple men’s and women’s teams, Brooklyn City F.C. brings a robust club community to support the club’s new UWS squad.

Brooklyn City F.C. is currently holding ID / Trial sessions at various locations in Brooklyn.   All interested players should visit brooklyncityfc.org/uws-id to pre-register, and for more details.

 


 

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Official Press Release - 1/8/2020

Brooklyn City F.C. today announced that it will enter a team in United Women's Soccer (UWS), a national second tier women’s league, for the 2020 season. The club will compete in the Eastern Conference of UWS, and be led by Kim Wyant, current men’s head coach at NYU and formerly of the Long Island Lady Riders and NYAC. Wyant is also a former member of the United States women’s national team. Joining her staff will be NYU women’s head coach Michele Canning and NYU assistant coach Scott Waddell.

"From our inception, launching a women’s first team has been a top priority," said Jesse DeLorenzo, Brooklyn City F.C. president. "After evaluating available options, it was clear that UWS shares our genuine commitment to raising the standard for women’s soccer, to providing a professional environment for competitive female players, and offering a compelling match experience for our club supporters and the Brooklyn community as a whole. We could not be more eager to hit the field next summer.”

Home games will be played at Poly Prep Country Day School, on its recently renovated turf field, located in south Brooklyn.  In the past year, the facility has also been used by USL2 and D1 college programs.

“I’m incredibly thrilled to be given the opportunity to lead the new Brooklyn City F.C. women's team,” said Kim Wyant. “The organization has demonstrated a commitment to creating and maintaining an excellent soccer environment for women and girls, and Brooklyn is ready for a top-level women's team.  We'll be able to build a fantastic and dynamic squad with the commitment and resources from the Brooklyn City F.C. club leadership. The coaching staff is already in the process of recruiting and identifying players, and we look forward to the team's inaugural kickoff next May.”

"We are excited that elite women's soccer will return to the Brooklyn community this summer. Talks with Brooklyn City F.C. have been ongoing for a couple years now, which signifies a conscientious approach to operating a team at a high standard. I am familiar with several members of the staff and they have the experience of operating a high-quality women's soccer franchise," Joe Ferrara, league commissioner.

In the near future, the club will announce public tryout dates in Brooklyn.  Interested players should visit the Brooklyn City F.C. website (http://www.brooklyncityfc.org/firstteam) to register as a prospective player.

 

About United Women's Soccer

United Women’s soccer (UWS) is a national women’s soccer league sanctioned by U.S. Soccer. UWS is a professionally operated league created for teams that meet high minimum standards. The season runs from May until the end of July, culminating in a National Championship match. The UWS player pool is comprised of college players, aspiring & former professionals and international stars. You can follow UWS on social media: FacebookTwitter & Instagram.

 

Media can contact the UWS Communications office by e-mail at Press@UWSSoccer.com. Visit the league’s official website at UWSSoccer.com. Interested team applicants can contact League Commissioner Joe Ferrara, Jr. by e-mail at Joe@UWSSoccer.com.