There’s a new soccer team in town.
The United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) has introduced the Arkansas Wolves FC as the newest member of its league. Starting in fall 2019, the Wolves will play at Scott Field for its home games.
Team officials have announced that Steve Laster will be serving as head coach during the inaugural season. Laster has experience both at the playing and coaching level. He played at the club level with Riverdale SC, at the high school level with Hall High School, and at the collegiate level with Hendrix College and Memphis State University.
In addition, he has coached the Pulaski Academy boys’ and girls’ soccer team and the Mount St. Mary’s team.
“Steve has worked with athletes for many years in this community and has a big heart for people and helping them achieve their best”, Dr. Sean Paul Jones, owner of Wolves FC, said. “When I began envisioning what we needed for this Wolves club, it became clear to me that we had to have a strong minded, smart, and experienced spiritual leader to serve as a proper Alpha of this pack, and Steve had the attributes we needed as a new club.”
The team will be playing in the UPSL Central Conference.
“It’s an excellent time for growing soccer in Arkansas and providing another level of opportunity for players’ development”, Laster said. “I’m excited about working with these men in developing their game and performance levels as we seek to establish a successful inaugural season.”