The LA Strikers would like to congratulate Zakiya Bywaters on her 1st Round Selection to the Chicago Red Stars. Bywaters had played for the Strikers in our 2012 season, contributing to much of our success. Also, a standout at UCLA, she had received the top honors of being named player of the year for the Pac 12 women’s college soccer conference as well as a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy.
The Chicago Red Stars is part of the new NWSL (National Women’s Soccer League) which is comprised of 8 teams across the US. The National Women’s Soccer League Draft was held this morning (January 18th) with 17 former W-League players chosen by the professional teams. Bywaters leading them with the number 1 draft pick overall.
The LA Strikers would like to wish Bywaters and the Chicago Red Stars all the best in their 2013 season.