Provo, Utah (Feb. 5, 2001) -- BYU All-American Staci Reynolds was the third player drafted in this year's supplemental draft for the WUSA, the Women's Professional Soccer League.
Reynolds, a four-year starter on the Cougars defense was drafted on Sunday by the Carolina Courage, headquartered in Morrisville, North Carolina. She will join another BYU All-American, Maren Hendershot who was drafter earlier this year.
The WUSA League was formed last year and will start its inaugural season this April with eight women's professional soccer teams. The kick off is scheduled for April 14 at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C., when the Washington Freedom hosts the Bay Area CyberRays. The Carolina Courage open their season on April 21, hosting the Boston Breakers.
Reynolds had been in Florida this past weekend participating in the Umbro All-Star Select
Tournament at Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The tournament is specifically designed to bring together the outstanding seniors in collegiate women's soccer.
"I'm excited because I'll get to play with my former teammate Maren, and I'm looking forward to being able to continue playing once I'm done with school," said Staci Reynolds. "I was really surprised that I went as high as I did," she added.
All-American Reynolds, from Salt Lake City was part of the BYU defense that held opponents to just 22 goals on the year and had a total of eight shutouts during the 2000 season. Reynolds also contributed on offense with two goals and seven assists on the year.
Tryouts for the Carolina Courage will be held the first two weeks of March.