Women’s World Football Show, Episode 185 features an exclusive interview with UCLA defender Lucy Parker; with soundbites from Canada Women’s National Team midfielder Sophie Schmidt and Houston Dash defender Megan Oyster
There’s something about starting anew! Whether its a new year, a new season, a new semester, or a new job, it’s always a time to hit the refresh button and restart. And new adventures in life also allows us a time to reflect a little and learn.
On this episode we do all that and more as we welcome one of the brightest young players in the game to day, UCLA defender Lucy Parker! We’ll also hear from a couple veterans in the NWSL who have some sage advice for the young players coming into the league.
One of the most exciting collegiate players in the game today, UCLA’s Lucy Parker joins us at a very pivotal moment in her career. Entering her final season with UCLA, Lucy is gearing up for her entry into the pro ranks when she joins Kansas City in the summer. Selected 16th overall in the draft by KC, Lucy takes us through her journey from growing up in Cambridge, England to finding herself on the West Coast in California.
The 3-time Arsenal Player of the year and 2-time FA Youth Cup Winner, Lucy has 22 international caps under her belt w/ the England Youth National Team from U15 to U21. What made her decide to give it all up to play college soccer in the States? And what did she learn from the experience. Lucy share it all with us and more. Do not miss this opportunity to get to know the young star as she stands on the edge of what’s sure to be a long and successful career! (12′)
Megan Oyster and Sophie Schmidt
Former UCLA defender and NCAA National Champion Megan Oyster and former University of Portland standout Sophie Schmidt bring us back to their college days and the experiences that shaped them on and off the pitch. The Houston Dash stars also give their advice for the young players transitioning into the professional leagues. (40′ & 43′)
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Photo Courtesy of: UCLA
Original Broadcast Date: February 14, 2021
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