Three Mean Green Soccer Student-Athletes Playing In Summer League
Cable, Bradley, Torres Playing In Women's Premier Soccer League
DENTON - Mean Green soccer players are taking advantage of the summer break. Not by taking a break, but by playing in a competitive women's soccer league to stay sharp for the upcoming fall season.
Senior midfielder Alexsis Cable, sophomore goalkeeper Brooke Bradley and sophomore forward Taylor Torres are playing in the Women's Premiere Soccer League this summer. The WPSL is an amateur, national league that is focused on the development of competitive premier soccer teams.
The WPSL is a great opportunity for collegiate players to enhance their game in preparation for the fall season. All three players will start playing games for their respective teams this weekend. The WPSL holds a championship weekend at the end of July.
Cable will start her fourth season in the WPSL and her second season with the Texas Spurs FC. Cable was invited to a WPSL tryout when she was a high school senior and wanted to be prepared for college soccer.
"Every year I've continued to return, continued to learn, improve, stay fit and get more touches on the ball before college season starts," Cable said. "It's also fun traveling and playing against others who I may have never had the opportunity to play against without this team."
Cable convinced Bradley to take a look at the Spurs. The goalkeeper went to a practice and was invited to play with the team for the summer. She is looking forward to staying sharp and learning from the older players.
TopDrawerSoccer.com named Torres as a collegiate "player to watch" in the WPSL this summer. The sophomore forward was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team after tying for third on the team with 10 points in 2015.
Torres signed with the FC Dallas women's team this summer after playing with the FC Dallas club program as a youth player. The forward will play her first game on Saturday, May 21st against the Texas Titans at McKinney High School at 7 p.m.
"I'm very excited, and I know this will be a great opportunity and experience for me," Torres said. "FC Dallas has always been a part of my soccer career and having the opportunity to come back to my hometown, Frisco, and be a part of a great program in front of friends and family, I knew this was the team for me. It is an honor to play for coaches like Ben Waldrum and Chris Ring."
The WPSL is also a good avenue for players to get exposure for life after collegiate soccer.
"My ultimate goal is to be seen by as many soccer coaches, recruiters and eventually scouts, so that I may pursue a professional career in soccer after my senior year here at UNT," Cable said.
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