Published Feb 26, 2024



SIOUX CITY, Iowa (Feb. 26, 2024) – The Women’s Premier Soccer League welcomes Sioux City Sol to the league as an expansion side. With continued efforts to develop its footprint in the tri-state area of Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota, the league confirms the Sol will play six to eight sanctioned games in 2024 and will compete as an official member of the Northern Conference in 2025.

“We are proud to kick off the only women’s sports entity in Siouxland,” Tom Maxon, Sioux City Sol general manager, said. “We want to not only bring ‘something for the girls’ in the form of role models and opportunity, but an organization that is by, for, and about the women and girls in this community.”

Sioux City Sol was born out of an increasing need for opportunities for women’s sports in a community of established men’s organizations including professional minor-league baseball (Sioux City Explorers), indoor football (Sioux City Bandits), junior hockey (Sioux City Musketeers). Sioux City also confirmed a National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) team in October of 2023.

As women’s soccer continues to rise within the rapid growth of women’s sports, Sioux City Sol is committed to closing the gap in Siouxland with a mission to bring more opportunities for female athletes to compete in an elite environment that allows them to grow and develop as players and individuals both on and off the field. 

The Sol’s leadership includes Maxon as general manager, former collegiate player with nearly a decade of coaching experience, Jackie Martinez as CFO, Eric Reyes as president, and Andy Reyes as vice president – Eric and Andy are both board members of SSC Diablos Soccer Club and are longtime youth coaches within the organization.

In addition to his GM role, the Sol has also confirmed Maxon as head coach for its inaugural season. Maxon has been the head coach for Morningside University’s women’s program since 2000 and holds a 206-181-15 record in his tenure. Maxon has led the Mustangs to three NAIA national tournament appearances and won Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) and Region III Championships. Maxon also earned GPAC Coach of the Year in 2013 and 2007 as well as NAIA Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year in 2007. Before taking over the Mustang’s program, Maxon coached five seasons in the Premier Development League (PDL) and holds a USSF ‘A’ license.

Tryouts for the 2024 season will be held at Elwood Olsen Stadium on Saturday, February 24th from 12 PM – 5 PM. Registration is currently open and players can sign up here.




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About the Women’s Premier Soccer League
The WPSL returns for its 26th season of play as the longest-active women’s soccer league in the United States. Boasting more than 140 clubs nationwide while occupying 32 states coast-to-coast, the WPSL solidifies itself as the largest women’s soccer league in the world. Team rosters feature elite collegiate, post-collegiate, international, and standout prep student-athletes. Many of the United States’ most accomplished women’s national team players have played in the WPSL since its inception in 1998, including household names such as Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Abby Wambach, and Brandi Chastain.