Soccer League Director Steps Down
She kept women's soccer alive in the Quad Cities for 35 years, but now it's time to step down. On Oct. 26, the Quad City Women's Soccer League honored founder and director, Jan Luton, who is retiring.
Chris Cournoyer, who plays for a Bettendorf team, says Luton started the Soccer League in 1980 with other local women who were enthusiastic about the sport. Now, the league has teams across the Quad Cities, including some from community colleges and businesses.
Cournoyer says Luton has played in and organized every season for the league.
A new director hasn't been chosen yet, but Cournoyer says team captains will get together soon.
She said the Quad City Women's Soccer League recognized Luton's dedication with cake and a surprise announcement for the spring soccer tournament.