Calypso was formed in 1984 by a group of players who wished to take the local game to a higher level of play. The team name of Calypso was selected because its original coach was from Trinidad. The team logo is a steel drum head with the soccer field in its center. Calypsoís roster consists of committed players of all ages who play at a highly competitive level. Having fun while playing hard remains the teamís objective.

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NOLA Ninjas formed through the merging of the Ambush and NOLA Elite teams. Both previous teams were recently formed in the Fall of 2010. Each group consisted of strong players, but they both struggled to get numbers on the field each week.

In the Fall of 2011, the two teams came together to form the NOLA Ninjas. The Ninjas' roster consists of committed players of all ages who like to play hard and have a good time. At the very start of their first season, this proved to be a winning combination.

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Fury first formed in 1999 as the newest team in the league. Originally named
008, its league registration designation, Fury's early history was colored
by routine losses and bottom-of-the-league performances. Despite this
struggle, team players of every age and walk of life persevered, recruited
friends and colleagues, and put together a rising squad of stars and solid
performers. Seasons dominated by losses steadily disappeared. As the roster
strengthened, 008 voted to change the team name to Fury in 2004 to better reflect its improved status. Fortified by a new name and a more stable group, Fury surfaced to lead the League in Spring 2004, becoming league champions for the first time. The Fury is coached by Earl Young, former National Team Player for Trinidad.

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Mudbugs is the oldest team in the league. In 1981, a group of Over-30 Mothers of Willowdale-Metairie youth soccer players endured a rigorous 20 minute training session. Not surprisingly, the Willowdale-Metairie Mothers lost their first game two weeks later 12-0. After several name changes (Willowdale/Metairie Mothers, Willowdale Women or Metairie and Willowdale Wildcats), the name Mudbugs was bestowed during a game played in ankle-deep water and mud in 1984.
Founding "mothers" of the Mudbugs include: Linda Plaisance, mother of Kim Bates, who kept the Mudbugs organized in the '80s; Pat Flanagan, who served as the first woman president of GNOWSL; Emmy Therrell, Loyola's coach; and Cindy Perret.
Today, Mudbugs are one of the strongest teams in the league and have a history of winning seasons. Mudbugs are known for their athleticism on the field. But, although they are a competetive team, they have fun both on and off the field too!

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Shooters started under the name Just For Kicks in 1993 by Cindy Perret. The team was set up for beginning soccer players. In the late 90s, Terry Lumetta took over as coach and organizer, and the team became the Sting for a few years. Shortly after the new millennium, the Sting changed their name to The Edge when Paul Stone became the coach. The Edge enjoyed some successful seasons in the GNOWSL. At the beginning of the Fall 2004 season, the name morphed yet again and Shooters were born.

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