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Hampton Roads Piranhas
Full name Hampton Roads Piranhas
Nickname(s) The Piranhas
Founded 1995
Ground Virginia Beach Sportsplex
(Capacity: 10,780)
Chairman United States Marcie Laumann
Manager United States Wendy Kotwas Waddell
League USL W-League
2008 4th, Atlantic Division
Home colours
Away colours

Hampton Roads Piranhas is an American women’s soccer team, founded in 1995. The team is a member of the United Soccer Leagues W-League, the second tier of women’s soccer in the United States and Canada. The team plays in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference against teams from Atlanta, Cary, Charlotte, Manassas, Richmond and Tampa.

The team plays its home games at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex in the city of Virginia Beach, Virginia. The team's colors are red and white.

The team is a sister organization of the men's Hampton Roads Piranhas team, which plays in the USL Premier Development League.




Current roster

No. Position Player
0 United States GK Victoria Johnson
1 United States GK Lauren Hollandsworth
2 United States DF Kelly Lawrence
4 United States DF Cindy Parker
5 Nigeria FW Joy Nsubuga
6 United States MF Emily Kittleson
7 United States DF Kim McMullen
9 United States MF Melanie Cobb
10 United States MF Kelly Morrison
11 United States DF Katy Winsper
12 United States MF Kimberly Francis
No. Position Player
13 United States DF Laura Beeman
14 Nigeria MF Nkechinyere Nweke
18 United States MF Heidi Best
20 Nigeria DF Florence Omagbemi-Onuja
22 Nigeria FW Mercy Akide-Udoh
23 United States MF Jamie Clarke
24 United States MF Wendy Kotwas Waddell
27 Scotland FW Lisa McKenzie
Scotland MF Tracy Donachie
United States MF Laura Jackson

Notable former players


Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs
2003 2 USL W-League 1st, Atlantic
2004 1 USL W-League 1st, Atlantic
2005 1 USL W-League 4th, Atlantic
2006 1 USL W-League 6th, Atlantic
2007 1 USL W-League 5th, Atlantic
2008 1 USL W-League 4th, Atlantic Did not qualify


  • USL W-League Atlantic Division Champions 2004
  • USL W-League Atlantic Division Champions 2003


  • United States Joanie Murphy (1995)
  • United States Patrick McStay (1996-1998)
  • United States Terry Kelly and United States Sandy McQuerry (1999)
  • United States Ken Johnson (soccer) (2000)
  • United States John Germanos (2001–2003)
  • United States Jeffrey Bowers (2004–2005)
  • Nigeria Anthony Nweke (2006–2007)
  • United States Wendy Kotwas Waddell (2008–present)


Average attendance

  • 1995: 572
  • 1996: 502
  • 1997: 532
  • 1998: 617
  • 1999: 955
  • 2000: 835
  • 2001: 793
  • 2002: 841
  • 2003: 698
  • 2004: 705
  • 2005: 1,023
  • 2006:
  • All-Time:

See also

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