Albion Soccer Club set for indoor season

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 14 December 2014 at 12:00 am

The ground may be covered in white but for the Albion Soccer Club the season is about to start – the indoor soccer season that is.

The Club will have five JV and Varsity Division teams playing in various indoor turf leagues around the area including Doug Miller Soccer in Greece, the Williamsville League and the Rochester Futbol Club’s Indoor League. The Club’s U12 groups will be playing a series of area indoor gym tournaments.

The highlight of the Albion Club’s winter season will be its annual Indoor Tournament in February. Last year 75 area teams participated in the event which utilized all three Albion School District gyms. This year the Club is looking to have as many as 100 teams compete.

The number of participants in the Albion Club’s programs have been substantial as last summer some 140 boys and girls competed for U12 to U17 teams in the Rochester District Youth Soccer League and another 150 youngsters took part in the U10 and under program held at the Barre Town Park.

And the Albion squads enjoyed very successful inaugural season in the Rochester League including a first place finish by the girls U15 team, second places by the U 14 and U17 boys and a third by the U17 girls.

“There was great improvement on everyone’s part,” said Albion Club Vice President Dawn Squicciarini. “Looking to the future, we are staying in the RDYSL and several teams have moved up a division which shows improvement. For the indoor season our JV and Varsity teams are playing in a turf league and we are also having our outgoing senior boys on a team for college coaches to come and scout if desired. We are hoping to extend our youth league to a longer running time in the summer and to hopefully get neighboring towns to join in competitions with the youth groups.”

Squicciarini also notes that the Albion Club has “had discussions about starting a tri county league with neighboring areas to allow some of the players the ability to go further in their soccer careers.”