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Beverly Goebel







Beverly Goebel is currently a midfielder/forward for INAC Kobe Leonessa in Japan’s L1 League. In her first season with the team, Goebel played as a forward and scored 13 goals in 17 matches, helping the side to win the Championship. She has previously played in the WPS for Washington Freedom and Western New York Flash, with whom she won the 2011 WPS Championship. Following the end of the WPS season Beverly played for Finnish champions PK-35 Vantaa. Goebel played college soccer for Miami University, during this time she started in 51 of 53 games. Check out her blog here: Beverly Goebel’s Blog

Didi Haracic






Didi Haracic is currently a goal keeper for the Washington Spirit Reserves in the W-League and the starting goal keeper for Loyola University. For the 2011 and 2012 seasons she kept goal for the Washington Spirit Reserves’ previously named DC United Women. Haracic started in seven matches in the 2011 season for DC United Women, pitching two shutouts and allowing an average of just one goal per game. She racked up 21 saves in her first season. In 2012, Haracic only allowed 5 goals in 8 games. So far, as a Junior for the Loyola Greyhounds, Didi has made a career-high 12 saves in one game and was named to Preseason All-MAAC team. She is definitely one to look out for! Didi Haracic’s Blog

Meghan Klingenberg







Olympian: Meghan Klingenberg is a midfielder for Tyresӧ FF in Sweden and is regularly called up to the USWNT roster. Meghan is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and during her time there she notched up 18 goals and 24 assists for the Tar Heels.  She is a 2010 NSCAA All American and will be an impromptu blogger for Pitchside Report! Meghan Klingenberg’s Blog

Ella Masar







Ella Masar has recently returned from playing professional football in France as a striker with Paris Saint Germain to play for her former club Chicago Red Stars. Ella, an Illinois native, graduated from the University of Illinois where she was a team captain and in her senior year was named All-Big Ten First Team and Lowe’s All-American First Team. The Red Stars selected her in the second round of the inaugural WPS draft and Ella finished the 2010 season with a team high of 8 goals. After Chicago’s WPS team departed the league Ella spent one more season in the WPS with magicJack before heading to France. Ella was a part of US U-21 and U-23 teams and earned her first cap in 2009 as a part of the US Women’s Senior National Team in a game against Germany. Check out her blog here: Ella Masar’s Blog

Nikki Marshall

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Nikki Marshall is a versatile player who can cover defense as well as perform as a striker.  Nikki currently plays for NWSL team, Portland Thorns FC. Marshall spent the 2011 WPS season with the magicJack and the Boston Breakers. In 2010 she played for the Washington Freedom. In 2008 Marshall was a member of the U.S. U-20 Women’s World Cup champion team. Nikki Marshall’s Blog

Rebecca Moros







Rebecca Moros is currently playing in her second season as striker/defender for INAC Kobe Leonessa in Japan’s L League. Becca played in all 10 games for INAC in 2012, helping the team win the Championship. Becca played at right back in the WPS for Washington Freedom starting in all 23 games of the 2010 season; in 2011 she made 8 appearances for magicJack before joining Western New York Flash, helping them to win the Championship. Moros played at Duke from 2003-2006, recording 14 goals and 20 assists as a Blue Devil and tying her fifth for career assists. Check out her blog here: Rebecca Moros’ Blog

Beckey Sauerbrunn







Olympian: The 2007 ACC Defensive Player of the Year has become known as the “iron woman” in the world of women’s soccer. She is the only player to have played every single minute of every game during the two WPS seasons. The highly disciplined and skilful Sauerbrunn captained the USA at U-19 level and has shown the ability and versatility to play in the center or outside back line. Becky made her debut in Pia Sundhage’s first match in 2008, but was out of the national team picture until last fall when she was a late replacement in a training camp due to an injury to another player. She took full advantage of the opportunity and has deservedly earned her place in the first team squad. Becky is currently the team Co-Captain for FC Kansas City in the NWSL. Becky Sauerbrunn’s Blog

Lauren Sesselmann






Olympian: Lauren Sesselmann is a defender on the Canadian Women’s National team, she made her Olympic Games debut in London 2012 and was a member of the Bronze medal winning team. She played for the Atlanta Beat during the 2010 and 2011 seasons. Prior to that she was with SkyBlue FC and the Chicago Red Stars. Sesselmann was a striker during her career at Purdue University, where she set 6 different records in points, goals, assists, game-winning goals, multiple-goal games and shots on goal registered. Make sure to check out her blogs right here on Pitchside! Lauren Sesselmann’s Blog

Ingrid Wells







Ingrid Wells is a midfielder currently playing in the NWSL for the Washington Spirit. She spent the 2012 season in Sweden with Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC making 19 appearances. Wells is a graduate from Georgetown University and brought it’s women’s soccer program to light. While at Georgetown Wells earned, The BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year, An All-BIG EAST First Team selection for the third time in her career, A First Team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, An NSCAA All-Northeast Region First Team selection, A BIG EAST Academic All-Star in 2010 alone. Ingrid Wells’ Blog

Hannah Wilkinson






Olympian: Hannah Wilkinson is a striker for New Zealand. Somewhat of a late arrival to the Football Ferns, she first played for New Zealand’s U20′s in 2010 where after scoring 5 goals in 3 games, including a hat-trick in her first; she earned a call up to the senior team. She also represented her country at the 2010 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup where she scored 1 game in 3 appearances. Hannah is currently attending the University of Tennessee. In 2012 she played in 16 games for the UT Vols, starting in 13 and scoring a 8 goals. Check out her blog: Hannah Wilkinson’s Blog

Caitlin Miskel

Former Blogger: Caitlin Miskel is a former blogger for Pitchside Report. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Sport’s Industry Management at Georgetown University. Miskel spent last summer in DC playing for the DC United Women in the W-League. She has played professionally for the Washington Freedom in the WPS, as well as, Valur in Iceland. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and has helped the Cavaliers attain several awards during her four years there including: All Mid-Atlantic Freshman team, Santa Clara All-tournament team, Arizona State All-tournament team and University of Virginia All-tournament team. Caitling Miskel’s Blog

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