The Washington Area Girls Soccer League (WAGS) has hired longtime volunteer President Kathie Diapoulis as its full-time Executive Director. Sally D'Italia, the league's Vice President of WAGS' Maryland side, will take over as President, via a unanimous vote by the Board of Directors.
Diapoulis announces Elite Player Development Limited initiative
A new club-centric program for girls and boys
Starting in 1974, a group of brave, strong women and girls, led by some amazing individuals like Rael Vodicka, Mavis Derflinger and Adele Dolansky, worked tirelessly to create a new kind of soccer league – built on the revolutionary idea that girls not only deserved to play the game, but do so at a high level, with the same opportunities as their male counterparts. Amid many changes on the dynamic landscape of American youth soccer over the ensuing four decades, there's been one constant: the Washington Area Girls Soccer League. And those founding ideals still guide us today. And it is today that we are announcing a bold new initiative designed to support player development.