After leading Real Salt Lake Women to a second place finsh (4-2-2, 15 pts) in the inaugural United Women’s Soccer season, the club is proud to welcome head coach Mark Davis back for a second term in charge of the top women’s team in Utah.
The West Jordan native returned to the continental U.S. after three years coaching the men’s soccer program at BYU-Hawaii, who won 61% of their matches with Davis at the helm. Following a very successful first season with RSLW, he also took over both the men’s and women’s teams at Salt Lake Community College, with both teams having great success in their first sanctioned seasons. The men’s team finished ranked number 18, and won the regular season championship before seeing defeat in the regional tournament in a shootout. The women’s team made it to the Region 18 final, losing in the overtime period.
Preseason has been well underway for RSLW since January, and Coach Davis is building on last year by returning several players who have been with the team for many seasons, as well as adding new recruits from across the ranks of women’s soccer in Utah. The season gets underway on May 20th when RSLW hosts new UWS member Southern California Crush to start the 2017 season.
Davis commented, "I am very excited to manage the RSL Women's team for the 2nd year We have very high goals this year and a great core group of players returning from last years team. The players are very professional and we are excited to the next step as a team in 2017.