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PCC Soccer Alum Kelley To Play For SemiPro LA Team At Robinson Stadium

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Lisa Kelley, an All-South Coast Conference performer the past two seasons at Pasadena City College, will begin play this month for the Los Angeles Strikers FC, a new semipro women's soccer franchise that will be playing their home games at PCC's Robinson Stadium.

The Strikers are part of the United Soccer League or USL W-League, a developmental division that is made up of women's college players, top U.S. prep and club talents, and many international players.

Kelley was a defender for the Lancers, who played for PCC first-year head coach Randy Lilavois in the 2010 season after earning all-conference honors as a freshman in 2009.

Besides Kelley, Lilavois' assistant coach Eva Dixon also joined the roster of the Strikers for the 2011 season.

"This is a great opportunity for Kelley, who was easily one of our best players this past season," said Lilavois. "For those that have a goal to continue playing women's soccer past the college level, this league is where you can progress. I hope the league attracts a fan base here, which may translate to more visibility for our PCC program in the fall."

A seven-game schedule of home games at Robinson Stadium begins Thursday, May 18 in a 7 p.m. match against the Victoria Highlanders.

For schedule information and ticket prices on the Strikers, go to the following link:

http://www.lastrikersfc.com/schedule.html

[Photo: PCC alum Lisa Kelley will be playing for the new LA Strikers semipro soccer franchise, image by Richard Quinton.]

Note--The PCC sports information office and/or public relations office is not the media contact for the LA Strikers or the USL. All inquiring fans should go to the Strikers' website at the above link for more information on the team and league.

Release Date: 05/12/11
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu