Andrea Willis led BYU's defense to the second round of the 2009 Women's Soccer College Cup. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
PROVO -- After finishing her senior season as a BYU Cougar, Andrea Willis is now looking to play at a professional level with a team in the Women's Professional Soccer league.
The WPS is the highest level of women’s professional soccer in North America and was formed in 2007 from efforts of the Women's Soccer Initiative, Inc. The organization consists of seven teams across the country.
The Boston Breakers is one of those seven teams and has shown interest in Willis after she became a free agent.
"It's going to be a great oppportunity to go out there and play with the team," Willis said, "and to show them what I can do and see if I'd be a good fit in Boston."
The Breakers were formed in 2008 under head coach Tony DiCicco. For six years before coming to the Breakers, DiCicco was the head coach of the U.S. Women's National Team.
"We were attracted to Andrea Willis from game tapes, conversations with her BYU coaches but also when speaking to other coaches about the best players they played against during the season, Andrea’s name continued to pop up," Coach DiCicco said. "We are excited to offer her this opportunity to make the Boston Breakers and the WPS."
Willis was named an All-American for her performance on the field a Scholar All-American for her performance off the field. She graduated with a 3.63 GPA in the Exercise Science major and is looking to go into nursing.
"I really enjoyed my time at BYU," Willis said. "I'm excited to try playing at the next level."
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