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Milwaukee Welcomes Back Howes
Three-time MVP returns to help Wave defend championship

Milwaukee Wave News Release -- www.milwaukeewave.com

Monday, September 26, 2011

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – The Milwaukee Wave and three-time league MVP Greg Howes will be teaming up for the 2011-2012 MISL season. The wave is thrilled to announce that Howes will be rejoining the Wave, pending league approval.

"We are very excited that Greg is returning to the Wave this season. As a three-time MISL league MVP Greg brings a tremendous amount of experience and leadership, not to mention one of the top goal scorers in indoor soccer history,” said Head Coach Keith Tozer.

Howes will also serve as the Winter Academy Director. The Wave is excited to offer players one of the top developmental academies through the Wave Winter Academy which starts in November on Tuesday and Thursday at Uihlien Soccer Park. Howes brings his experience as Director of Coaching for the South Hlll Soccer Club (Revolution) in the Puyallup/Tacoma area to the Academy.  Tozer and other Wave players will join Howes in all training sessions which will help players take major steps in their individual development. The Wave Winter Academy will also host coaching courses for coaches of all levels.

During his nine years with the Wave Howes has scored 314 goals, which puts him second in team history. He leads the Wave’s record books with 136 one-point goals, 58 which came during the 2003-2004 season. Howes is one of the most decorated players in the Wave and league history with five league scoring titles to go with the his three league MVPs and three Championships. Howes has scored more goals in one game than any other player in franchise history with six goals in a game and five two-point goals in another.

The last three years Howes was player/coach of the Tacoma Stars. In 2009 Howes coached the Tacoma Stars to a National Championship. After leading the league in scoring in 2010, Howes joined the Wave in March, 2010 and help the Wave win their fifth Championship.

“After last year's championship run, I am looking forward to the challenge of defending the title," Howes said. "I have been fortunate to play with the Wave for my entire indoor career and experience quality teammates and coaches. The Wave has a quality organization from top to bottom. I look forward to continuing the winning tradition that has become Wave Soccer.”

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