The Reno Vikings women's soccer organization is gearing up for its first official league games this weekend. With two teams in contention, the Northstars and Premier, the Vikings are ready to take on the competition in the UWS League Two and the UPSL.The Northstars team will travel to O'Neil Park in Sacramento, CA, to play against Primero de Mayo on Saturday, May 13 at 6 pm. This game marks an exciting opportunity for the Northstars to showcase their skills against experienced opposition in the UWS League Two. Stay tuned for results as they aim to secure their first win of [...]
Reno Vikings round out the West Conference Metuchen, NJ – The West Conference of United Women’s Soccer (UWS) has expanded to Nevada for the first time in league history. Reno Vikings will round out the 2023 conference lineup alongside FC Arizona, Los Angeles SC, Santa Clarita Blue Heat, and reigning conference champions Calgary Foothills WFC (Alberta). This past NWSL Draft saw nine UWS alums hailing from the West, including #1 pick Alyssa Thompson who played four seasons with SC Blue Heat. “We are excited to welcome Reno into the West Conference of UWS,” said League Commissioner Joe Ferrara. “The [...]
The Reno Vikings will hold an open tryout at the Swift Sportsdome on Saturday. The Vikings will have two adult women's team in the United Women's Soccer League — Vikings Premier and Vikings Northstars— for the 2023 season after a successful 2022 campaign in the UWS. The Vikings formed in the Reno area last year with the goal of Vikings Premier participating in high-level amateur soccer and eventually semipro soccer or professional women soccer by securing the UWS franchise in the Reno/Truckee Region. The club has its roots in the LA Vikings, which was formerly based in Southern California and [...]
When San José State midfielder Bella Flocchini stepped to the ball to take a penalty kick during the Spartans' Mountain West semifinal game against New Mexico last week, she knew it was a big kick. Any penalty kick in a shootout is a big moment in a soccer match. But Flocchini, a 2021 Galena High graduate, didn't know exactly how big the moment was, and, in hindsight, that might have been beneficial. "The one against New Mexico, I was really nervous for," Flocchini said. "But, honestly, when I was stepping up to take it, I didn't know that if I [...]
For Nevada defender Lauren Muff, suiting up and playing for the Wolf Pack wasn't the first time she went to Mackay Stadium. "When I was growing up, I came to a couple football, a couple baseball games, some soccer games here and there, every once in a while we'd make the trip over," said Muff, a former standout at Galena High. "One of my first memories of a game when I came here was when I was a ball girl. I tossed the ball to a girl that was playing and she had another one coming at her, somehow she [...]
Post season games are just as exciting as regular season UWS games - the Vikings team had the opportunity to play Northwest College from Wyoming in an exciting head to head match. Here in the photo the Vikings team gives Northwest College the traditional pennant in the pregame coin toss.
On July 9th the Vikings Premier team traveled to the Bay Area to Play the San Francisco Nighthawks (U23) Team - in an exciting game the result favored the Vikings and the team continues to grow as a team. Here the photo of the team following the game at the field. The roster of the players may currently be found on the United Women's Soccer League Site at https://uwssoccer.com/l2-teams/l2-team-details/VP2/vikings-premier/