Women’s World Football Show, Episode 154 features exclusive interviews with Washington Spirit Midfielder Jordan DiBiasi; Stanford University Midfielder Beattie Goad; and Soundbites from USWNT Strikers Christen Press and Rose Lavelle.
Only the top high school athletes make it to the level of playing women’s college soccer. During the 2016-2017 school year, there were about 38,873 women playing collegiate soccer and of these college players, 1,155 were international recruits.
How has playing collegiate soccer helped prepare players for the professional ranks, and more than that, how does it bring out the best in these young women and shape their futures as world changers? In this episode, we talk with one of the brightest young stars in the NWSL – in her first pro season after a stellar college career at Stanford, Washington Spirit midfielder Jordan Dibiasi.
Also, Stanford defender from Australia, Beattie Goad. We’ll also hear from one of the most famous Stanford players of all time – Christen Press; and a cameo by Washington Spirit forward Rose Lavelle.
Washington Spirit rookie midfielder Jordan DiBiasi stops by to talk about her stellar career at Stanford, how playing college soccer helped prepare her for the professional ranks, her seamless transition from college to pros, and more.
Jordan shares how she’s handled being drafted 3rd overall by the Washington Spirit in the 2019 NWSL College Draft and the challenges that come with that – all with a positive attitude! Jordan DiBiasi is part of the young crop of USWNT U-23 players you need to watch and this interview will show you why! (9’)
All the way from Melbourne, Australia, Beattie Goad is making a name for herself as a standout footballer at Stanford University. A combination of brains and brawn, Beattie has been working hard at expanding her horizons at Stanford, forging friendships and interests away from just school and soccer.
A two-time W-League champion and NCAA Women’s National Champion, Beattie give us insight on what it takes to balance playing football at a highest level while Majoring in Human Biology with a minor in medical anthropology. Get to know this exciting and interesting player and person only on Women’s World Football Show! (42’)
Check out Patty’s article on Beattie Goad for Beyond90.
Rose Lavelle and Christen Press
Washington Spirit striker and USWNT star Rose Lavelle stops by to chat about the new-look Spirit team, how the young players are affecting the team, and the challenge of going from national team to club team. (34’)
One of the most famous Stanford players of all time, USWNT striker Christen Press chats to Patty about her college experience, the magical atmosphere at Stanford, and her advice to student athletes. (39’)
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Original Broadcast Date: September 8, 2019
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