Women's Soccer Alumni Set to Shine in WUSA

April 12, 2001

Fourteen former Santa Clara soccer players are taking part in the newly-formed Women's United Soccer Association, with five Bronco alumni kicking off the inaugural season in the league's first-ever match this Saturday, April 14, when the Bay Area CyberRays visit the Washington Freedom.

The game will air live on Turner Network Television at 11 a.m. PDT.

In addition to the Bay Area, the WUSA is launching in seven other markets: Atlanta, Carolina, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego and Washington D.C. Santa Clara alumni are spread over each of the eight WUSA rosters.

Saturday's match-up will feature five Santa Clara standouts, four of which will be on the Bay Area CyberRays' roster: Brandi Chastain '90, Jacqui Little '99, Lisa Naņez `98 and Megan Horvath '00. 1996 graduate Emmy Barr will be the Broncos' lone representative in the Freedom lineup.

More information on the WUSA can be found on the league's official website at www.wusa.com.

Former Santa Clara athletes now in the WUSA

PlayerPositionYears at SCUWUSA TeamHow Selected to League
Nikki Serlenga MF 1996-99 Atlanta Beat Allocated at League Formation
Brandi Chastain D 1989-90 Bay Area CyberRays Founding Player
Mandy Clemens F 1996-99 Philadelphia Charge Allocated at League Formation
Jennifer Lalor MF 1992-94, '96 New York Power Drafted in Round Two, Pick 13
Kylie Bivens D 1996-99 Atlanta Beat Drafted in Round Two, Pick 16
Heather Aldama MF 1997-2000 Boston Breakers Drafted in Round 4, Pick 28
Kimberly Pickup D 1996-99 San Diego Spirit Compensation Pick in Round 4, Pick 32
Emmy Barr F 1994-96 Washington Freedom Drafted in Round 5, Pick 39
Jacqui Little MF/F 1996-99 Bay Area CyberRays Drafted in Round 6, Pick 41
Mikka Hansen F 1993-96 Carolina Courage Drafted in Round 9, Pick 71
Lisa Naņez D 1995-98 Bay Area CyberRays Drafted in Round 10, Pick 74
Megan Horvath F 1997-2000 Bay Area CyberRays Drafted in Round 12, Pick 90
Erin Montoya MF/F 1993-96 San Diego Spirit Drafted in Round 12, Pick 95
Dayna Smith D 1995-96 Atlanta Beat Drafted in Round 15, Pick 114

Santa Clara athletes by WUSA Team

Atlanta Beat
Nikki Serlenga midfielder
Kylie Bivens defender
Dayna Smith defender
Bay Area CyberRays
Brandi Chastain defender
Jacqui Little midfielder/forward
Lisa Naņez defender
Megan Horvath forward
Boston Breakers
Heather Aldama midfielder
Carolina Courage
Mikka Hansen forward
New York Power
Jennifer Lalor midfielder
Philadelphia Charge
Mandy Clemens forward
San Diego Spirit
Kim Pickup defender
Erin Montoya midfielder/forward
Washington Freedom
Emmy Barr forward

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