OLYMPIA, WA – The Oly Town Football Club on November 19th announced tryouts for USL programs offered to both men and women for Sunday January 8th, 2023. The announcement comes two months after USL Soccer announced the expansion of the W League into the Pacific Northwest with Oly Town FC (Olympia, WA), Capital FC (Salem, OR), OVF Alliance (Albany, OR) and Lane United (Eugene, OR). The Artesian men’s USL program in its second year (2023) will be looking to increase their ranking after a 4th Place Finish in their first year of USL League Two competition in 2022.
It was a hallmark year in 2022 as the Oly Town Women won the clubs first ever League Cup in June 2022 in Salem, OR to take the NWPL Championship downing Capital FC in a Penalty Shootout. The Men just weeks later captured the Washington State Super Cup with a resounding 4-0 Final Win against Nido Aguilar at Starfire.
Registration information can be found at olytownfc.com and selecting USL Men or USL Women in the menu tab. Tryouts are $50 and also open to the media and public. Oly Town Tryouts will be held at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey, WA on their dedicated turf soccer field at 8345 Steilacoom Rd SE. Hotel information can be found on the “FAQ” found at the bottom of each USL 2023 Page for direct link to hotel partnerships and a Oly Town Reservation Page Link. Several of the areas coaches and soccer leaders will be on hand scouting and watching the nations best soccer players from college, pro and academy level athletes.
Oly Town also expands their front office with their promotion into USL Soccer with the addition of Vanessa Crisp taking on the W League Director Role and overseeing team management and W League team logistics. Crisp is a longtime soccer player locally and also played keeper for both Arena and Outdoor Oly Town Programs.
“I am honored to help lead the USL-W expansion team here at Oly Town. This is an incredible opportunity for me to help lay the foundation for Oly Town’s success in the USL-W and beyond. I strive to have a positive impact on the club, the community, and each individual player in my role at Oly Town.” -Vanessa Crisp
“I look forward to advancing the supportive, safe, and competitive environment that Oly Town has created for its past women’s programs. I’m also excited to bring my experience, as a former player, to the team so we can successfully navigate and tackle the unique challenges that all women’s teams face.” -Vanessa Crisp
Oly Town has also expanded community initiatives and footprint in 2022 adding energetic, local soccer figure Patrick Hutnik to the Operations Leadership Team. Hutnik has experience playing high school, college and in the community. Having coached multiple levels of soccer Pat brings years of community minded soccer and unmatchable energy to provide great soccer to Thurston County. Pat is a tenured Olympia Police Officer and current Detective.
“I am very rooted in this community, and the Artesians have already done a phenomenal job in the community. I look forward to working alongside the community as our club begins to grow. I look forward to bringing a USL2 Championship to Olympia!” -Patrick Hutnik
“I’m pumped about Crisp and Hutnik joining the fold and can’t wait to see all the regions talent preparing for the W League and League Two from the players on the field to the managing staff,” said Oly Town Part Owner Matthew Herrera.
“We’re really excited to start the process of building teams for the 2023 season. We have high goals for both programs and it starts with great talent,” said Oly Town GM & Part Owner Jason Smith regarding the USL Tryout Announcement.
For more information on trying out for the USL League Two or W League please email email@example.com or find direct contact links on the Oly Town Staff Page.
Oly Town currently is in the middle of a fierce Western Indoor Soccer League table having gone 3-0-0 through the first 3 Weeks of Arena Action. Tickets to home matches can be found at Passage Ticketing and are held at the Evergreen State College Pavilion.
In the meantime make sure and support your USMNT in their World Cup Hunt by heading to Well 80 Brewhouse for each match (special screenings and opening at 10:45AM) 11/21, 11/25 and 11/29. Catch some of your local Oly Town Artesians watching the game too there!
Upcoming Oly Town Events:
December 9th “Celebrating Women’s Soccer” — Honor the 2022 NWPL Champions & W League Announcement Party
January 7th “Jason Dunn Night” — Honor Former Pro & Local Soccer Legend
January 8th “USL Winter Tryouts” — Register online by heading to http://www.olytownfc.com
February 4th “Willie Spurr Oly Legend Induction” — Honor Career Goals & Single Season Leader for the Artesians (30 Goals & 14 Goals)
February 11th “Kailey Utley Oly Legend Induction” — Honor Current Single Season Goal Leader Club Wide (25 Goals)
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