RED STARS RESERVES
The Red Stars Reserves presented by Illinois Youth Soccer Association (IYSA) and Illinois Women's Soccer League (IWSL) has provided a pathway to the professional ranks for many players including current Red Stars in Sarah Gorden, Zoey Goralski, and Chicago’s second-round selection in the 2020 NWSL College draft, Camryn Biegalski. The Reserves Team has also featured former professional players Mary Luba, Courtney Raetzman, Joanna Fennema (formerly Boyles), and Erin Yenney.
The Reserves have an impressive track record. Most recently, the team finished the 2019 season with an 8-1-1 record and a first-place finish in the Midwest Conference, reaching the East Regional Championship. Previous performances include the 2015 National Championship title, 2016 Midwest Championship title, and runs to the semi-finals in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
The Reserves will be coached by former Red Stars player Julianne Sitch. She was a member of the Red Stars during the 2010 Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) season and returned to Chicago for the inaugural National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season in 2013. Following her retirement in 2015, Sitch was named an Assistant Coach for the University of Chicago women’s soccer team. She helped the Maroons reach the 2017 NCAA Division III National Championship.