Former PDA Girl Players Drafted and Signed!
Former PDA Pride player and UCF women’s soccer forward Nicolette Radovcic was chosen in the second round of the inaugural National Women’s Soccer League Draft on Friday morning. The Rockaway, N.J., native was selected as the 16th-overall pick by the Portland Thorns FC.
Radovcic wrapped up her career as the Knights’ leading goal scorer for the past two seasons. During her tenure, she was chosen as an NSCAA All-Central Region Second Team selection, All-Conference USA First Team honoree and the 2012 C-USA Tournament Offensive MVP.
Tobin Heath to play for PSG until at least May
BY Scott Lewis/
In today’s USWNT training camp roster announcement we learned that Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC) has signed with Paris Saint-Germain and is assumed to be playing for them until the end of May when their 2013 season concludes (May 26).
Heath will be joining US U-20 midfielder Lindsey Horan who last July decided to forgo a full scholarship to the University of North Carolina and instead agreed to a reported six-figure deal with PSG.
If you were hoping to see a Heath versus Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) match-up prior to them joining the NWSL, you’ll have to wait. PSG plays Rapinoe’s Lyon on March 2nd which is just four days before the start of the Algarve Cup tournament and it is highly unlikely either player will be with their respective clubs so close to the beginning of the tournament.
Meet the Breakers: Heather O’Reilly (PDA), Sydney Leroux, and Heather Mitts
U.S. trio adds golden touch to Breakers
To many, these three players need little to no introduction. They’ve been in the international spotlight for the greater part of the last decade. Most recently, they took silver at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, then followed that up by winning gold at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Between the three, they’ve won three Olympic gold medals and one FIFA U-20 World Cup championship.
Midfielder Heather O’Reilly, defender Heather Mitts, and forward Sydney Leroux come to Boston fresh off the Fan Tribute Tour with the U.S. Women’s National Team, a 10-game post-Olympics run in which the U.S. went 10-0. During the Tour, Leroux scored six goals, setting a U.S. record for goals scored by a substitute in a single year (14). O’Reilly finished the 10-game stretch with five assists, including three in a 4-0 win over China on Dec. 12. She assisted on one of Leroux’s two goals in a 5-0 win Nov. 28 against Ireland.