After Another Title, The Bluebonnets Bid Farewell to WPSL
July 16th 2019
After three years and three consecutive conference championships (2018, 2019, 2020) your TTi Bluebonnets will not continue within the WPSL in 2020. Whilst we have been courted by other leagues, we have decided for the the moment to stop and reflect on the past three seasons and give real thought to the future for the best of our staff, players and membership.
With a record overall of 26-5-2 the team has achieved beyond expectation.
In the past three years we have worked to provide a top piece of the pyramid for our female players.
We need to thank the Minx Family without whom this never would have got off the ground in the first place.
To the McDermott Family whom have supported the Senior team through the past 3 years.
Finally to the Guy Family and AJI who have been our primary sponsors over the past two years and have been integral to our success. I would like to thank them for the opportunity to bring this project to life to become the finest football playing team in the league. We are in a debtless loan for all your work and counsel. Thank you.
To the many families that have hosted our players and staff (!) we appreciate your help!
The staff have been a wonder for the groups we have had. Ed Shone, David Puro, Gabriella Perales, Both Long and Matt Evans, without whom this would not be a possibility.
Jordan Jackson who served as club Captain the first two years has to have been the finest player the league has seen in recent years. Thank you for your service to football.
The biggest thank you goes to the players that have represented us so well.
Bianca Henninger, Haley Carter, Jen LaPonte, Jordan Jackson, TorianaPatterson have all played in the NWSL with Lianne Mannaquil, Elena Santos, Shaina Ashourihave all trained with the Houston Dash.
Toriana Paterson became the first player in TTi Bluebonnet History to play in a FIFA World Cup (2019 France WWC - Jamaica).
We are so proud of all you, notably those that have obtained college scholarships and professional contracts (list below);
Haley Carter, Bianca Henninger, Jordan Jackson, Toriana Patterson, Kendall Fischlein, Natasha “Tosh” Minor, Anna Smalley, Marlyn Campa, Hannah Dauzat, McKenna Marmelstein, Jennifer LaPonte, Taryn Siegele, Cassidy Blanchard, Junique Rodriguez, Emma Shields, Jordan Guy, Kiran Singh, Reese McDermott, Sarah Grimmett, McKenzie Minx, Georgia Henkle - I know there are many more to come both professionally and collegiately!
Whilst the future is still uncertain. But I doubt that we will be without Senior football in 2020!
For Love of the Game,
Lee Cullip - TTi Sporting Director