About Pink Ladies FC

Coaches Katie, Lisa and Daniela impart wisdom at halftime

Pink Ladies Futsal Club started in 2004 with nine players and has grown tenfold to become the amazing program it is today.

  1. full-time director and head coach
  2. eight-person coaching staff, plus several auxiliary and apprentice coaches
  3. coach to player ratio 1:5
  4. modeling and mentoring by high school players
  5. family-like club environment and atmosphere
  6. tried and true yet always evolving curriculum and training methods
  7. more touches and individual instruction than any other team, program, camp or clinic
  8. more fun, more fun, more fun

If you join us, you will improve your technique, your decision-making, your speed of play and your fitness. And while becoming a much better player, you will have fun!

Club History

During the fall of 2004, several District 4 Select players asked coach Jason Miller to organize and coach them during the winter. After recruiting a solid nine, Pink Ladies futsal team was born after a brainstorming team-naming session following practice at Lexington’s Lincoln Field. Coach favorites “Ethan’s Revenge” and “Four Score” were soundly — and laughably — rejected and the result was Pink Ladies.

The founding players participated in the Super F League – Massachusetts, run by InSoccer at the Park School in Brookline and at Concord-Carlisle High School. After a fast-paced, high-scoring loss to the Brookline Bombers in their first match, the Ladies did not lose again during the nine-game regular season. This earned the team second place in the league and the second seed in the playoffs.

Due to snow, the playoffs were postponed a week, which left the strong Pink Ladies side depleted to only seven players. Missing were leading scorer Hannah Mode and the lethal Megan Snook. The Ladies were outclassed in their semifinal match, falling to STS by two goals. In the bronze match, the Ladies won a thriller over Mass Select to take third place.

The original Pink Ladies were: Becky Bratt, Courtney Brothers, Katie DeMaio, Ella Hartenian, Hannah Mode, Chrissy Ockerbloom, Caitlin Savoy, Megan Snook and Erin Walsh. Younger sister Hillary Savoy played two matches and led the team in fouls.

The Original Pink Ladies: Megan Snook, Becky Bratt, Courtney Brothers, Caitlin Savoy, Hannah Mode (first row) and Coach Jason, Chrissy Ockerbloom, Erin Walsh, Ella Hartenian, Katie DeMaio (back row)

In 2005-06, the team acquired most of former opponent CWAD Spirit and several other District and Concord players to round into two senior-level teams and earn itself informal club status. That year, Pink Ladies FC won two league titles, two tournament championships, one league second place and one tournament second place. Six of the Pink Ladies were All-League selections and one was named tournament Most Outstanding Player.

The 2006-07 season was an invigorating and exciting one for the club! Pink Ladies FC expanded to include it’s first-ever junior program, which saw 15 players 9-12 years old train each week, with the match team collecting one league championship and two tournament championships.

The senior program exploded to three league teams, with one team competing at the National Futsal Championships in Kansas City and a second-session team winning the tournament championship in penalties over long-time rivals Brookline Bombers.

The 2007-08 season was rich for Pink Ladies Futsal Club, as the senior program finished third in the nation at the Super F Champions Cup, an impromptu U14 team won the Super F Northeast Regional Championship, and the junior program expanded to more than 40 players.

Marisa “The Toe” Potter became the club’s all-time leading scorer, while outgoing senior Molly Johnson also broke the previous scoring record. Seniors Rachel Gants (Yale), Molly Johnson (Cornell), Preeya Khanna (Penn) and Alli Kustin (Colby) left an indelible mark on the club and rode off into the Pink sunset.

The 2008-09 season was one of remarkable growth for futsal and for Pink Ladies Futsal Club. With more than 85 players in the program (and 15 on the wait list), the growth of the club continued as word spread of the amazing benefits of futsal and PLFC.

The team’s first-ever U10 team swept up the competition in early season play, winning the league title and championship. The senior team fell to illness and injury at the national championship, but recovered to dominate second session play after competing in the boys high school division during session one.

The 2008-09 Junior and Senior Programs

The 2009-10 season saw the continued growth of the club, with enrollment peaking at 103, due to the addition of a Monday-night training-only program. The focus continued to be on development, which was embraced by players as they aimed to accomplish specific goals within the game, especially making use of the almost 20 attacking moves learned during the season.

The club’s team U18 teams finished the second session with a combined record of 12-2, a victory over a U16 boys team, two league championships and one playoff championship. The junior sides demonstrated passing and creative excellence, aiming to improve individually and collectively and one day play for the senior first team.

The year concluded in bittersweet fashion as seniors and long-time Pink Ladies Anya Bounar and Sara Greenspan and captains Marisa Echavarri and Noga Rogel graduated.

The 2010-11 season kicked off the tenures of assistant coach Daniela “Coach D” De Sousa and captain Rachel Frank. Frank led the smallest PLFC team to compete at the national championships, to a third-place finish behind a total team effort from Frank, Katie Abbott, Emily Majeski, Yasmine Raddassi, Katie Schmidt, Rachel Smith and Laura Whiteley. Some exceptional development and quality displayed by the junior program highlighted a year that concluded with the first-ever parents and seniors pick-up program and the most highly attended banquet in history.

In 2011-12, original Pink Ladies player Hannah Mode returned to serve as coach of the U10 team, the first-ever alumna to join the coaching staff. Captains Frank and Raddassi broke several all-time records, though the most memorable statistic was Abbott scoring her 100th goal of the year — the first Pink player to do so. On New Years Day, the club’s first full-sided Alumnae game took place with eight former players lacing up — and winning. The U18 side came from behind in the league semifinals and finals to win both matches, highlighting the depth, spirit and resiliency not just of their team but of all Pink Ladies Futsal Club. Long-time associate head coach Jay Eidson took the winter off to renovate his house.

For 2012-13, Pink Ladies welcomed back associate head coach Jay Eidson but witnessed the departure of coach Hannah Mode (to New York City) and a limited role of coach Soorena Farboodmanesh (state team). Captains Haley Fradkin, Emily “Rabies” Majeski and Katie Schmidt guided the program with exceptional leadership. The club’s U14 squad earned league finalist honors during both sessions and highlighted the winter with a semifinals bid during the Northeast Regional Championships. The U18 team fared well in Kansas earned a clean sheet victory behind goals from Michelle Materna and Lisa Lee. Caoilin Rice joined Abbott in the 100 goal club while Talia Hislop and Katie Hays also set new club marks. The uber-spirited U9 side, Pink Ladies’ youngest entry ever, brought a new level of enthusiasm to fuchsia-ville.

In 2013-14, Pink Ladies Futsal Club helped inaugurate the new Eastern Premier Futsal as it entered a U16 team in the regional league. With captains Emma Matteson, Lauren Rayson and Brenda Rice and new coach Laura Martel aboard, the junior teams achieved unparalleled levels of fun and development, while the U16 squad fared well against top competition in EPF and at the Regional Championships. Talia Hislop and Caoilin Rice broke the 100-goal barrier and each now holds an all-time Club record. For the first time since 2006, no Pink Ladies team competed at the National Championships, but Club players Isabelle Fuchs and Caoilin Rice were selected for the first-ever U.S. Youth Futsal East Regional team, with Fuchs later earning a spot on the U16 girls national team.

The 2014-15 season welcomed a trio of new captains — Anna and Emily Rollender and Morgan Walker — and an alumna returning as a full-time coach, Anya Bounar. The U14 team completed an undefeated season in the Eastern Premier Futsal league and held a 3-0 record after the round-robin of the U.S. Youth Futsal Northeast Regional Championships before bowing out to a team from Montreal in the semifinals. Abby Smith of Flower Mound, Texas became the first player from outside Massachusetts play for PLFC, joining the U14 side for Regionals. Tara Johnson showed her cartwheels and Charley Tyson her high-fives during an incredible Academy season, while Michelle Mantilla recorded the highest single-season winning percertage of any first-year Pink Ladies goalkeeper, winning league championships in both Eastern Premier Futsal and Massachusetts Futsal. Both Rollenders joined the 100-goal club and Emily also set a new assist record. Eight Pink Ladies players were selected to attend the U.S. Youth Futsal National I.D. Camp — Anna, Emily, Caoilin Rice, Isabelle Fuchs, Angela De Sousa, Esther Gilbert, Evelyn Gilbert and Lili Silva. Although only six attended, Emily Rollender and Lili Silva were selected for the U.S. Youth Futsal National Team and traveled to Costa Rica to represent their country. Silva was among the leading scorers for the dominant U14 team while Rollender scored the first-ever goal by an American female against a senior women’s national team.

With the 2015-16 season returned all three captains and the return of former goalkeeper Nicole Cerulli, who returned after being selected to the U.S. Youth Futsal National Team where she played goalkeeper against the Costa Rican Women’s National Team, allowing just four goals. The Academy program continued to grow while the junior program, fresh with an infusion of former Academy players, reached new heights both in enrollment and quality of play. The U10 team captured the Session One championship in a thriller, while Session Two witnessed one high school championship. The U14 and U18 teams competed at the Northeast Regional Championships, with the elder squad making it to the finals. The year ended later than usual — in April — with a 10-person senior team traveling to Montreal, Canada for a series of friendlies and some team bonding time.

The 2016-17 campaign witnessed even more growth and enthusiasm for the sport, with wait lists in Junior, Senior and Academy programs. The Club hired two new coaches to keep up with demand, welcoming Jonathan Barron and Renee Dupre to the touchlines. The addition of Coach Jon and the great efforts of Shira Garbis, Katie Hays, Talia Hislop, Annika Jurgilewicz and Juliet Taylor created one of the most memorable Academy seasons ever. It was an immense competition among the Junior teams to see who could have the most fun and take the most selfies … by a hair Team 7 won, led by Coach Renee and the Hughes girls. Team 6 rang up an undefeated record and stormed back to win the Session One title, while also faring well at Northeast Regionals and earned second place at New England Futsal Fest. Captains Caoilin Rice and Honore Matteson set several new club scoring marks and also climbed atop the all-time leaders in games played, Caoilin completing her record ninth season. The Sjomde and Machine squads displayed some of the highest quality futsal of the winter, while Team Flash scored few goals but had exceptional attitude and effort. Three players — Taylor Breiby, Cecilia Hetling and Cara Ubaldino recorded perfect attendance on the season. During the summer, Sofia Girolimetti, Brooke Haarala, Jurgilewicz and Ubaldino attended the U.S. Youth Futsal National I.D. Camp, with Brooke, Annika and Cara all earning spots on national teams.