Motor City FC is U.S. Women’s Soccer’s Best Kept Secret

The 2015 Motor City Football Club roster is full of elite players with high achievements. Let’s run through the numbers:

  • Eight players rostered with the U.S. National U17, U20 and U23 teams
  • Four College All American player recognitions
  • Four College Player of the Year awards
  • Six All Big Ten players
  • Two former professional players

Motor City FC is pleased to announce the signing of the players below as the team continues to recruit top-quality players across U.S. Women’s Soccer organizations and internationally.

In addition to the talented U.S. player signings, Motor City FC will sign two players from the French National Team seeking an opportunity to play in the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL).

Jackie Carron is currently rostered on the U.S. Women’s U-23 National Team after graduating from the University of Michigan with several awards including All-Big Ten first team, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award and Three-time Academic All-Big Ten. Carron was a two-time Team Captain and was also recognized with U-M’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.  

Mallory Weber will be a Senior as well as Team Captain at Penn State University for the 2015 season with several previous achievements including NSCAA All-Great Lakes Third Team, All-Big Ten First Team and Academic All-Big Ten. Weber was also rostered on the  U20 U.S. National Team winning the Concacaf Women’s Championship with the team in 2013.

Emily Ogle was recruited by U.S. Head Coach Michelle French to participate in the 2015 U-20 Women’s National Team Training Camp and will be joining Motor City FC for the 2015 Season. Ogle just completed her Freshman year at Penn State University where she received Big Ten Freshman of the Year and All-Big Ten Freshman Team awards.

Kelly Sweeney was also rostered for the 2015 Women’s National Team Training Camp. The group was selected to focus on qualifying for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. Following the Motor City FC 2015 Season, Sweeney will be attending the University of Michigan as a Freshman.

Emily Dzik was named MAC Co-Defensive Player of the Year and also collected NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region Third Team and All-MAC First Team honors. Dzik has also been recognized for athletic and academic success earning Capital One Academic All-District Second Team and Academic All-MAC awards.

Olivia Brannon played at the University of Michigan as well as two years at the University of Virginia during her college career and was rostered on the U.S. Women’s U20 National Team. Brannon was recognized as 2011 Michigan Miss Soccer, Gatorade Michigan State Player of the Year and was a member of the 2010 U-17 World Cup qualifying team.

Nikki Read played four years at the University of Illinois where she started all 23 games for the Illini during her senior season and recognized with Chicagoland Soccer News Player of the Week and College Soccer 360 Primetime Player. Read rostered with the Chicago Red Stars, a Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) team in 2014.

Mary Kathryn Fiebernitz just completed her Junior year at Michigan State University and was named to the 2014 NSCAA All- Great Lakes Region Second Team, All-Big Ten Team and Academic All-Big Ten for the second time.

Madisson Lewis just completed her sophomore year at the University of Michigan. She started all 20 games last season and was recognized with the Academic All-Big Ten and U-M Athletic Academic Achievement awards for the 2014 season. Lewis was ‘crowned’ 2013 Miss Soccer in the state of Michigan as part of the All-State Dream Team and was previously rostered with the U17 U.S. National Team.

Taylor Timko just completed her Freshman year at University of Michigan where she was recognized with Big Ten All-Freshman Team, Big Ten Freshman of the Week and Michigan’s Female Rookie of the Year awards.  Timko was recognized as the 2014 MLive Detroit Player of the Year.

Laura Blanchard is part of the French national academy Clairefontaine, which is a house of the French National Team. She was a Champion of the World in 2012 in Azerbaidjan with the French National Team and won the Under 17 World Cup while representing France.

Melissa Naudot comes to Motor City FC with several athletic achievements including two-times winner of the French Championship, two-times Deborah Jeannet’s Cup finalist and four-times winner of the ‘Division Honeur’ championship.

Don’t miss this talented lineup take on the Columbus Eagles in their first Home game on May 17th at Wisner Stadium (441 Cesar E Chavez Ave, Pontiac, MI 48342).

Motor City FC is establishing partnerships with youth clubs and local restaurants that will make for a family-friendly, action-packed atmosphere for summer nights at Wisner. Children under 13 years old are welcome to all games, free of charge.

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