Albany girls help lead UWA to soccer title

Michael TraillAlbany Advertiser

Six Albany women have led UWA’s soccer side to an undefeated season, claiming the Metro-North division 2 championship.

Coach Judd Bogust, who has coached the University of Southern California in NCAA division 1, said the team could not have done it without the Albany girls.

“I was fortunate to have six ladies from Albany join our team — Brigitte Morgan, Erin Roznoczny, Leah Dunwoodie, Sarah Munns, Keely Sharples and Stevi Filipowski,” he said.

“All of the Albany ladies are in their first year of uni-versity in Perth and yet somehow, against much more experienced players, they managed to lead our team to the Football West Women’s Metro-North division 2 championship.”

With a record of 16 wins and only two draws, the UWA side were completely dominate throughout the season.

“Brigitte Morgan finished second in the league, scoring 21 of our 76 goals,” Bogust said.

“Our defence, anchored by Erin, Leah, Sarah, Keeley and Stevi, only conceded 12 goals and defeated the second-placed Carramar team twice by a combined score of 12-2.”

Bogust, who has also spent time with the US Soccer Olympic Development Program, is completely in awe in the quality of players coming out of Albany.

“I have scouted and recruited elite female players from around the world and the probability of having six such gifted players from a city with a population of 37,00 is just about zero,” he said.

“Whatever Albany is doing to produce such incredible women, please don’t stop.”

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