Whitecaps FC women's midfielder named to W-League All-League Team

Weimer named one of W-League's best

United Soccer Leagues W-League announced on Tuesday that Whitecaps FC women’s midfielder Tiffany Weimer (Bridgeport, Conn.) has been named to the 2011 All-League Team. The announcement comes a day after Weimer was named to the All-Western Conference Team, along with teammates Kelsey Hood (Ankeny, Iowa) and Sydney Leroux (Surrey, BC).

The first signing of the 2011 campaign for the Whitecaps FC women’s squad this season, Weimer has proven to be an offensive force. Evidence of her attacking prowess comes in the form of seven goals and four assists for a total of 18 points, good for sixth overall in the W-League. The native of Bridgeport, Connecticut, made an impact right from the start, scoring six goals in her first six matches. Most recently, she helped Whitecaps FC win the W-League Western Conference Final in a thrilling 4-3 victory against Santa Clarita Blue Heat.

In addition to her W-League accolades, Weimer was also voted Whitecaps FC women’s team Fan Favourite this year while assuming the role of Whitecaps FC Women’s Ambassador.

Weimer is one of five players on the All-League Team who will be participating in this weekend’s W-League Championship ‘Final Four’. She will be joined by Atlanta Silverbacks midfielder Megan Tomlinson, as well as the Ottawa Fury trio of defender Amanda Fancher, midfielder Jessica Schufelt, and striker Mallory Outerbridge - herself a former Whitecaps FC player.

2011 W-LEAGUE ALL-LEAGUE TEAM

GK – Cynthia Jacobo, Santa Clarita Blue Heat
D – Sue Weber, Long Island Rough Riders
D – Sasha Andrews, Pali Blues
D – Amanda Fancher, Ottawa Fury
D – Christine Exeter, Toronto Lady Lynx
MF – Tiffany Weimer, Vancouver Whitecaps FC
MF – Megan Tomlinson, Atlanta Silverbacks
MF – Jessica Shufelt, Ottawa Fury
F – Mallory Outerbridge, Ottawa Fury
F – Edite Fernandes, Santa Clarita Blue Heat
F – Lindsey Horan, Colorado Rush

Having defeated Santa Clarita Blue Heat in Sunday’s W-League Western Conference Final, Whitecaps FC now travel across the border for the W-League Championship ‘Final Four’ in Tukwila, Washington. The action begins this Friday, July 29, as they face Atlanta Silverbacks in the W-League semifinals. Should Whitecaps FC win on Friday, they will face the winner of the other semifinal between the host Seattle Sounders Women and the undefeated Ottawa Fury in the W-League Championship Final on Sunday, July 31, with kickoff set for 4 p.m. PT. Sunday’s Championship Final will be shown on tape-delay on Fox Sports World Canada on Monday, August 1. Stay tuned for all the latest news on whitecapsfc.comor follow at facebook.com/whitecapsfc or twitter.com/whitecapsfc.