College & Professional
I committed to play college soccer for the University of Louisiana Lafayette as a sophomore in high school.
At the end of my second season at UL, I decided to transfer to bigger school to push myself to be the best soccer player I could be.
I ended up going on three official visits to University of Minnesota, University of Tennessee, and Texas A&M University.
But, before I made that move overseas I wanted to see if I could make a team in the states. I put my name in the NWSL draft. Only one goalkeeper got picked up in the draft and it wasn’t me, but that didn’t mean it was over.
I was invited to start preseason with the Houston Dash while I was still finishing college at Texas A&M University. Thankfully the commute was only an hour, so it was doable. Then eventually was invited to North Carolina Courage for a goalkeeper combine. Unfortunately none of these chances worked out.
But, I truly believe everything happens for a reason. Whether there are better things ahead or even just a chance to learn and grow!
I decided that transferring to Texas A&M University was the best decision for me!
Gig ’em! Since I went to college so far away from home; I learned to be independent extremely fast. This was a huge help when I decided to continue my soccer career at the professional level overseas!
Five 9 Sports Management
I thankfully was connected with my agent Linnéa Lindmark with Five 9 Sports Management; who helped me get to top league in Sweden for my first professional contract!
I signed with Eskilstuna United (near Stockholm) for a year and a half. I definitely grew as a person and player living and playing soccer in a foreign country for the first time as a 22 year old! & that was just the start!
After my time in Eskilstuna I got an Instagram DM from OL Reign back in the NWSL in the states. Talk about surprised! Haha. A very nice surprise. I was extremely thankful and excited to have an opportunity to come back and play in the US again. I mean it’s home, what can get better than that?
I made it home to the US for the holidays and signed my first NWSL contract with OL Reign for a one year with an option for a second year! The day they announced my signing, I found out that one of my best friends from Texas A&M Soccer, Ally Watt was traded to OL Reign; which meant we would be teammates again and roommates! I was on Cloud 9 for sure!
Started the new year of 2021 in Tacoma, Washington with OL Reign. Created new memories, learned a lot as a person and player, trained with some of the best players in the world, made great friendships, and got two kittens!
& yes getting my cats, Fergus and MiLady was definitely a huge commitment, but the best decision I've ever made! Emotional support animals are a real thing for sure. Don't believe me? Haha. Get a pet and you'll see!
I stayed at OL Reign for seven months of the season, before being put on loan!
Not what I was expecting at all, but ended up being an amazing opportunity to go play in the first division (D1 Arkema) in France! It has always been a dream of mine to go to France, especially Paris. Excited was an understatement!
(If you didn't know; my name is French & I studied French growing up, so it was meant to be!) Also, my French childhood friend, Clara literally just moved back to Paris a week before I left, so I already had a friend in Paris!
After my time in France, I decided it was time for a new challenge and decided to sign with Valencia CF in the top Spanish league, Liga F. I am currently here in Spain almost finished with my first season.
I signed with Issy GPSO in Paris, France! & picked up my life and traveled across the world back to Europe with my two kittens!
I played a whole season in France and would say it was definitely was the highlight of my career so far! I ended the season being nominated for three different awards for the Top Goalkeeper in France/D1 Arkema. I had the honor to attend the UNFP award ceremony in Paris with all the top women and men soccer players.
Stay tuned for more!
BE willing to chase your dreams!