St. John's women's soccer's leading star, Rachel Daly, knows her professional destination - she's going to Houston, one of three picks the young National Women's Soccer League squad had in today's draft. Daly, a 5'8" forward, hails from England, and is the first English player to be drafted by the NWSL.
She fell to sixth? Rachel Daly is a national treasure. The Dash actually had three picks in the ten-team first round, selecting defender Cari Roccaro of Notre Dame with the fifth pick and Janine Beckie, a forward from Texas Tech, with the eighth pick.
The Houston Dash roster features US Women's National Team stars Carli Lloyd and Morgan Brian, who is looked at as the future of women's soccer in the States.
In three seasons, Rachel Daly, the two-time offensive player of the year in the Big East, all-time leading scorer for St. John's, and third leading scorer in the NCAA (at 19 goals, she fell short of the previous year's pace) gave St. John's highlights aplenty.
"This honor is just the latest in a string of awards for the Harrogate, England, native. For her career, Daly was a two-time NSCAA All-American, a two-time NSCAA Scholar All-American, a CoSIDA Academic All-American, a two-time BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year, a three-time First Team All-BIG EAST selection, the 2013 BIG EAST Newcomer of the Year, a three-time NSCAA First Team All-Region honoree, a two-time MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List selection and a 2015 MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist."
You should also enjoy some video, because these two goals deserve rewatching.
More highlights? Here is a compilation of 23 goals from the 2013-14 season.
Congratulations, and here's to a long professional career - and English National Team career, as well!