Going back to the early 2000’s, the Snohomish Skyhawks have been a mainstay in Washington State’s indoor soccer’s high level semi pro soccer leagues going back to the Premier Arena Soccer League and then the Western Indoor Soccer League (WISL). But for the first time in nearly 20 years, the Skyhawks will not be a be fielding a squad for the 2021/22 season.
Vasco Rubio, the only head coach during the Skyhawks existence and for the past two years the sole club operator, has notified the league that the Skyhawks will not be fielding a squad for the 2021/22 season. Rubio said this past year has been challenging and coupled with some family matters taking priority, he decided to not enter the Skyhawks into the league. He has let the league know that he has encouraged the loyal group of Skyhawk players to continue to play in the WISL.
“The Skyhawks and Vasco Rubio have represented the Snohomish County area extremely well for so many years that it will be hard to not have them in the league this year,” said Lance Calloway, WISL Vice President. “The WISL clubs and administration appreciate all the Skyhawks and Rubio have brought to the league and wish them all the best moving forward.”
The WISL looks to emerge from the COVID hiatus and are beginning to plan for league play with a season kick off in early November. The WISL has teams in Tacoma, Bellingham, Bremerton, Olympia, Portland and Snohomish. Stay tuned for more on the league as we get back in action with the fastest game on turf.