After a successful first season, the Superior City FC organization will head into their second season with a few key changes.
Wolfpack Move to a New League, Rebranded as Superior City FC II
The Superior Wolfpack, formerly known as the Hayward Wolfpack, will be playing in a new league for the 2024 season.
The squad will be branded as Superior City FC II, but will retain the “Wolfpack” nickname. The team will move up a level to UPSL Division 1 for the 2024 season, leaving the Wisconsin Primary Amateur Soccer League (WPASL) after 5 years of play.
After playing the 2018 season in the DASL, the Wolfpack became a founding member of the WPASL ahead of the league's inaugural 2019 season, along with Barron Soccer Team, Eau Claire Heat (now known as Bateaux FC), Inter Wisconsin FC, Rice Lake City FC and St Croix Valley. The league was the first of its kind in the area, and has featured various start-up and established clubs from across Northern and Western Wisconsin, even featuring a South Dakota squad for half a season in 2023.
Some key moments in the club’s time in the WPASL included a Supporters Shield finish in 2021, 27 WPASL All-League selections, and WPASL MVP award-winners in 2021 (Kaden Bergman) and 2022 (Mally Lumsden).
“It’s with a heavy heart that we leave the WPASL. Our club’s growth over the last six years is directly attributed to having the opportunity to play in a regional league like the WPASL, and the decision to move our second team to the UPSL was a difficult one. The board’s decision was made due to a few important factors, including reduced travel, a higher quality of opponents and facilities, and the intra-league roster transfer ability for our players. With an increase in quality players showing interest in our club, we felt that our second team needed to be in a spot where player development and advancement should be the highest priority” - SCFC General Manager Kaden Bergman
The Wolfpack’s opponents for the 2024 season will include high-level clubs like Bateaux FC (Eau Claire, WI), Manitou FC (White Bear Lake, MN), Granite City FC (St Cloud, MN) and Rochester FC (Rochester, MN).
Sharon Lahti Steps Down from Women’s Head Coaching Role
Superior City FC Women’s UPSL team will have a new head coach for the 2024 season. Sharon Lahti has decided to step away from the club due to time constraints.
“We’d like to thank Sharon for the time, effort and passion she put into our club over the last year. Sharon was able to build a very strong roster in our first season of UPSL play, making the playoffs in a difficult Midwest-West conference. Although unable to coach, Sharon will continue to be involved on the board.” - SCFC Secretary Sebastian Paczuski
A search for a new head coach is underway. The club plans to announce their hiring decision in Mid-January.
2024 Tryout, Schedule and Ticket Information
Superior City FC will release tryout information for all four of the club’s teams in Mid-January. Tryouts will be held in late-March, and facility reservations are ongoing.
Schedules for the 2024 season are expected to be released in late-February, pending approval from the UPSL Front Office.
Season Tickets will go on sale by Mid-January. This year’s season tickets will come with a free apparel item and access to every Superior City FC Men’s, Superior City Women’s and Superior City II home game.
Please keep an eye on our social media for information on tryouts, schedules and tickets.
2024 Volunteers and Internships
Superior City FC is looking for volunteers and interns to help with the 2024 season. Positions include: Photographer, Videographer, Gameday Manager, Announcer, Journalist, Sideline Reporter, Security, Ticketing and Concessions.
If interested, please reach out to Kaden Bergman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Superior City FC Men’s (UPSL Premier)
Superior City FC Women’s (UPSL Premier)
Superior City FC II (UPSL Division 1)
Superior Whalebacks FC (Duluth Amateur Soccer League)