It's schedule release season for the Buffalo soccer community, as the home and away dates are set for WNY Flash head coach Matt Waddington's first season at the helm, and local amateur men's side FC Buffalo has committed three matches to its calendar.
The Flash, which enters its second season in amateur league United Women's Soccer, will play home contests at Dobson Fie…
FC Buffalo's season may still be two months away, but there's good news to announce for the club.
Striker Akean Shackleford, a productive force on the pitch and a fan-favorite off it, will return to the National Premier Soccer League club for summer 2018, he announced on Twitter.
Shackleford, a native of Jamaica who just completed his second season at Indian Hill…
The next steps in the athletic careers of several Western New York student-athletes have been established, with National Signing Day, Feb. 7, prompting a slew of announcements that have trickled out ever since.
By no means is the following list comprehensive or complete, as many All-WNY selections and lauded premier club players have yet to decide between several outsta…
A former University at Buffalo soccer star from North Tonawanda pleaded guilty this week in federal court in New Jersey to submitting phony insurance claims for medically unnecessary prescriptions, defrauding benefit programs to the tune of $45 million.
Steven M. Butcher, 39, pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit health care fraud and violating an anti-kickback law, th…
Matt Waddington's summer just got a lot busier.
The local coach at the club and high school levels has been named the new head coach for the Western New York Flash's United Women's Soccer team for the 2018 season, the club announced in a release Friday.
Waddington takes the mantle from Gary Bruce, who directed WNY through its first season in the UWS. Bruce is expecte…
Update, Feb. 16: South Buffalo Development spokesperson Phil Pantano issued the following statement in regard to some of the claims made Saturday by M/ilesports owner Mike Damico:
“While we appreciate the enthusiasm our prospective tenant has for the many positive attributes of the site, any public comments made in regard to development beyond the proposed athletic fac…
Add another name to the list of FC Buffalo alumni who've gone on to sign professional contracts.
Midfielder Ian McGrath, a box-to-box stalwart for the Wolves in 2016, has agreed to a deal with new United Soccer League club Nashville SC, the team announced Friday morning.
McGrath, who wrapped up his college career…
ALFRED STATE COLLEGE (12-4 overall, 2-0 in ACAA, won conf. finals)
Taryn Dechow, senior defender from Randolph
Stats: 15 games (all starts), one assist, one point
Alison Winchester, sophomore midfielder from Maple Grove
Stats: 2 games (1 start), no points
ALFRED UNIVERSITY (7-9-3 overall, 3-3-2 in Empire 8, lost in conf. semis)
Sara Nostrant, senior …
When Hurricane Harvey forced the postponement of two Florida State women's soccer matches late last summer, the Seminoles evacuated Tallahassee as a precaution, busing eight hours to share facilities with Ole Miss for a few days before a makeup match at Troy.
Little did Florida State freshman Maddie Pezzino know then that those temporary grounds would be the next step i…
Name School Class Position – Fast fact
Hope Balling, Tonawanda 12 F – Canisius-bound striker holds school records for career goals (135) and assists (85)
Bella Buscaglia, Williamsville East 9 F – Led Flames in goals with 19 during first season on varsity
Kayleigh Daniels, Newfane 12 F – Totaled 89 goals and 56 assists in four-year varsity career
Meghan Root, Pi…
The breakdown of this list is a sure sign that girls soccer is on the upswing in Western New York.
While four student-athletes wrapped up their NCAA Division I college soccer careers this past fall, 13 more completed their freshman season at the top level of collegiate sports.
Williamsville South alum Carissima Cutrona, who plays at the University at Buffalo, paced a…
ALL-WESTERN NEW YORK
Chosen by WNY coaches
Player of the Year: Maya Palmer (Williamsville North)
Position - Player - School - Class
F Hope Balling Tonawanda 12
F Bella Buscaglia Williamsville East 9
F Kayleigh Daniels Newfane 12
F Meghan Root Pioneer 12
M Emily Foltz Newfane 12
M Tess Ford Williamsville East 12
M Molly McClella…
Winning a state championship is supposed to be harder than the Allegany-Limestone girls soccer team made it look.
Coach Dale MacArthur knew his Gators were talented at the start of the season, but he wasn’t sure if the team knew just how good it could be.
Allegany-Limestone piled up lopsided win after lopsided win, only losing to eventual Class A-2 champ Pioneer. Mac…
Meet the members of the 2017 All-Western New York girls soccer first team, as selected by a panel of area coaches. The team will appear in print Sunday, Jan. 14.