A number of patches in The Soccer Patch were donated,
starting in April 1997,
Al & Michelle (Mikki) La France.
Al and Mikki say:
"Michelle is 14 and plays for the U15 Island Trees Rowdies.
The picture above is of the U15 Island Trees Rowdies (taken in 1997).
Michelle is the tall girl in the middle of the top row.
In 1996-1997 Michelle played for the U15 Island Trees Soccer Club,
Island Trees Soccer Club, Long Island, New York.
At this time she was in the 9th grade at the Island Trees High School,
where she started at right fullback on the Varsity Soccer Team.
She was also a starting forward on the Varsity basketball team and
played AAU basketball for the L.I. Scholar Athletes.
The LaFrance family collection started in 1989 when Michelle's older brothers
Jason and Jeff played soccer. The boys were 23 and 25 in 1997. Al kept the
collection going and with the help of Michelle it now has over 2500 patches
and 400 pins."
Al and Mikki are interested in trading patches and can be reached via email at:
Patches contributed by them include the following:
The Tempe Soccer Club, Tempe,
Tempe Soccer Club Tenth Annual Thanksgiving Tournament 1989, Tempe,
Tempe Soccer Club Thanksgiving Tournament 14, 1993, Tempe,
Cherry Creek Soccer, Cherry Creek,
Colorado State Youth Soccer Association
F. C. Boulder, Boulder,
Jersey Hills Select, Jersey Hills,
Morris County Y.S.A. Select, Morris County,
Rahway Youth Soccer, 1970, Rahway,
Maroons Soccer Club, Ridgewood,
SPFSA: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Soccer, Scotch Plains,
New Mexico Youth Soccer Assn. Ryan Cup, 1988
East Islip Soccer Club, Fall 1990, East Islip, Long Island,
East Islip Soccer Club, Spring 1996,
East Islip, Long Island, NY
Hauppauge Soccer Club, Hauppauge,
Kings Park, L.I. Soccer Club, Kings Park,
Island Trees Soccer Club, Long Island,
St. Patrick - V.O.B. Soccer Club, Smithtown,
Shelburne 1993, Shelburne,
New Horizons Soccer Club, Essex,
Highline Soccer Association, Seattle,
West Virginia Soccer Association,
Al and Mikki have contributed many other patches that will be appearing during this year.