United Women’s Soccer schedule, line-up for 2022

It’s a bit of a truncated schedule for one of the newcomers to semi-pro soccer in the Lansing area, Cap City Athletic 1847.

The club will play in United Women’s Soccer, filling the void left by Lansing United, who folded following the conclusion of the 2021 campaign after four seasons. And he will only play eight games this season as part of the Great Lakes Division, playing home and at home with the other four teams in the league.

The team is coached by former Michigan State Midfielder Erin Mandraswho played for the Spartans from 2002 to 2005 and has the second most career assists in program history with 23.

She will have a lot of work to do, as there are 32 players on Cap City’s roster on Thursday afternoon. Among these players, at least 11 of them played for Cap City in their youth academy.

The team also has seven current or former MSU players: defender Mia Hansen, midfielders Zivana Labovic and Dani Stephan, and forwards Camryn Evans, Sydney Kloosterman, Alex Thomas and Jordyn Wickes.

Five players are currently still in high school and will not join the team until their prep campaigns are complete: Kaley Douglass of Williamston, Ellie Maxson and Liz Bellinger, Kaema Amachree of Haslett and Grace Sampson of Holt.

“I’m really excited to work with this caliber of players to help them improve their game and influence them in some way even beyond the game,” Mandras said.

Here’s a look at five players to watch this season.

Camryn Evans

Evans was Lansing United’s top scorer last season, netting five goals for the Hoops.

Evans has also been a key player for Michigan State over the past four seasons. She started 17 games as a rookie, all 19 games in 2019, all 12 games in 2020-21 and 13 of 18 games last fall. The striker scored three goals last season for the Spartans, including two match-winners.

Evans has scored 13 goals in four seasons, including a team-high seven as a rookie in 2018. She has seven career assists, including six in her second campaign in 2019.

Campbell-Georges

George has just completed his second season at Xavier. The 5-foot-7 defender has yet to play for the Musketeers during this time but has an impressive youthful pedigree after playing 12 seasons at Midwest United.

The Grand Rapids native was a six-time guest at the US Soccer Development Training Academy and captained three times for teams that won the National League Regional Championship and the US Soccer Development Academy Conference Championship .

Zivana Labovic

Michigan State women's soccer midfielder Zivana Labovic finished second on the team with four goals in the 2021 season. Labovic is expected to be a key player for Cap City Athletic this season.

The Michigan State midfielder has started 30 for the Spartans the past two seasons. Last fall, she was second on the team in goals scored with four and added two assists. In the first year of the 2020-21 campaign, she led the Spartans with three goals.

“I watched her play when I went to see a state game, and I was so excited when she committed to play for Cap City,” Mandras said. “These are players who get something different from every coach, mentor and voice, and just being able to leave that impression on these players, who are probably fully developed in football, is exciting.”

The 5-foot-6 Indiana native comes from a family full of athletes. Labovic’s father played football and his mother played softball at DePaul. His brother plays football for DePaul and his sister plays for Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Maddie O’Farrell

Lansing Catholic's Maddie O'Farrell moves the ball against Haslett during the first half on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at Haslett High School.

The Lansing Catholic grad made an immediate impact as a rookie at Eastern Michigan, playing in all 18 games and starting nine of them. O’Farrell finished with a goal and an assist, one of three Eagles to score at least one of each during the season.

At Lansing Catholic, O’Farrell was a 2019 second-team all-state pick and a 2021 Dream Team all-state pick. She also appeared at the Cap City youth academy.

Dani Stephane

Lansing United's Dani Stephan controls the ball against Grand Rapids FC, Saturday July 14, 2018, in East Lansing, Mich.  Grand Rapids FC won 4-2.

The 2017 Miss Soccer Michigan winner wrapped up her career at Michigan State in the fall, playing in all 18 games and making 11 starts.

Stephan had one goal and one assist, ending his Spartan career with three goals and 15 assists. Stephan played 81 career games for MSU, the second in program history, starting 65 of them.

Cap City Athletic 2022 roster

(List announced from Thursday afternoon. Subject to change)

Guardians

Name College Hometown

Myia Danek Oakland Laingsburg, MI (Laingsburg)

Katie Goss Western Michigan Mason, MI (Mason)

Defenders

Kaley Douglass Saginaw Valley State Williamston, MI (Williamston)

Campbell George Xavier Grand Rapids, Michigan

Abigail Gilmore Ferris State (Graduate) Lansing, MI (Lansing Catholic)

Mia Hansen State of Michigan Brighton, MI

Rachel Logue Central Michigan Oak Hills, California

Ellie Maxson Indianapolis Williamston, MI (Williamston)

Paige Myers Detroit Mercy Grand Rapids, MI

Tess Williams Eastern Michigan Okemos, MI (Okemos)

Midfielders

Liz Bellinger Hope Williamston, MI (Williamston)

Addie Brown Michigan Center Grand Rapids, MI

Aleyna Gross Fairleigh Dickinson Haslett, Michigan

Morgan Kloosterman Butler Northville, Michigan

Zivana Labovic State of Michigan Schererville, IN

Maddie O’Farrell Eastern Michigan Lansing, MI (Lansing Catholic)

Camille Schafer Purdue Northwest of St. Johns, MI (St. Johns)

Megan Scholten Michigan Center Charlevoix, MI

Dani Stephan Michigan State (Graduate) DeWitt, MI (DeWitt)

Rachel Sweigard State of Columbus South Lyon, MI

Bria Telemaque Indiana East Lansing, MI (Okemos)

Attackers

Teresa Ashbrook Trine DeWitt, MI (DeWitt)

Kaema Amachree Toledo Haslett, MI (Haslett)

Kendra Brown Ferris State DeWitt, MI (DeWitt)

Camryn Evans State of Michigan Fenton, MI

Sydney Kloosterman State of Michigan Northville, MI

Jackie Reilly Middle Tennessee State Okemos, MI (Okemos)

Grace Sampson Oakland Holt, MI (Holt)

Madison Sims Olivet Lansing, MI (Waverly)

Lily Stephan Olivet DeWitt, MI (DeWitt)

Alex Thomas Michigan State (Graduate) Dryden, MI

Jordyn Wickes State of Michigan Brunswick, OH

Calendar Cap City Athletic 2022

*home game at Hope Sports Complex

Date Opponent Time

May 15 Nationals 7:30 p.m.

May 22 * ​​Muskegon Risers 7 p.m.

May 27 Michigan Jaguars 7 p.m.

June 3 * Corktown AFC 7 p.m.

June 5 * Michigan Jaguars 1 p.m.

June 17 Muskegon Risers 7 p.m.

June 26 Corktown AFC 7 p.m.

June 29 * Nationals 7 p.m.

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