WSOC Pro and National Team Experience

Marquette has had a number of former stars play on national teams and professionally in recent years.

Proffitt Headshot Luba Headshot M. Kelly Legault-Cordisco Headshot
Morgan Proffitt
Mary Luba
Maegan Kelly

Jacobson Headshot Sloan Headshot Philbin Headshot Kulla Headshot
Emily Jacobson
Rachael Sloan
Lisa Philbin
Natalie Kulla
Malone-Povolny Headshot Bares Headshot K Kelly Headshot Boyer Headshot

Ashley Bares
Katie Kelly
Laura Boyer
Mallams Headshot Zwolski Headshot Uyenishi Gordon Headshot
Allison Mallams
Christy Zwolski
Sarah Uyenishi
Kate Gordon

Morgan Proffitt (2013-16)

Chicago Red Stars - USA - 2017-present
US U23 Women's National Team (2016)
GP: 3, GS: 1
US U18 Women's National Team (2012)

The 2016 BIG EAST Conference Defensive Player of the Year was chosen by the Chicago Red Stars with the 12th overall pick in the 2017 NWSL draft. 

With the U.S. National Team, Proffitt earned an invitation to attend the 2012 U-18 team camp, but suffered an injury prior to attending and could not participate. However, Proffitt was given another opportunity to play soccer on the national stage when she joined the U-23 team in 2016. As part of that team, Proffitt played in three games as a midfielder and started one, helping the team to a gold medal in a Nordic tournament. She most recently played with the U-23 team in a 2017 training camp.

She was named to the All-BIG EAST First Team in 2015 and 2016 and earned second team recognition in 2014. In her time with the Golden Eagles, Proffitt started 83 total matches and notched 10 goals while playing defense and midfielder.

Mary Luba (2011-14)

Chicago Red Stars - USA 2015-present
US U23 Women's National Team (2014)

Luba signed a professional contract to play for the Red Stars in 2015 and has been with the team ever since. In her time with Chicago, Luba appeared in three games in 2015 and one in 2016. 

In 2014, Luba earned an invitation to participate in a summer training camp for the US U-23 National Team.

While playing at Marquette, Luba racked up 58 total points on the strength of 21 goals and 16 assists in her time as a midfielder.

Maegan Kelly (2010-13)

FC Kansas City - USA - 2014, 2017-present
Aland United - Finland 2015
GP: 20, GS: 19, Goals: 4
UMF Stjarnan - Iceland 2014
GP: 8, GS: 5

US U23 Women's National Team Camp (2013)

FC Kansas City drafted Kelly in the fourth round of the NWSL Draft in 2014 as Marquette's first-ever NWSL draftee. Kelly then transferred to play for UMF Stjarnan in Iceland, where the forward made five starts in eight total appearances. In 2015, Kelly signed with Aland United in Finland where she started 19 of 20 matches and scored four goals. Kelly was then re-signed by FC Kansas City for the 2017 season. Kelly also was a part of a US U-23 National Team Camp in 2013.

In her time at Marquette, Kelly shares the all-time assist record (33) and was named to the All-BIG EAST First Team three times in her collegiate career.

Vanessa Legault-Cordisco (2011-13)

Canadian Women's National Team (2010-11)
GP: 2, GS: 1
Canada U20 Women's National Team (2009-12)
GP: 11, GS: 10, Goals: 2
Canada U18 Women's National Team (2010)

Legault-Cordisco played for the Canadian National Team in some capacity from 2010, when she made the U18 Team to 2012 when she played for both the U20 and the senior national team. In her time with the team, Legault-Cordisco played in the 2010 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, won a gold medal in the 2011 Pan American Games, won silver in the 2012 CONCACAF U-20 Championship and represented Canada in the 2012 U-20 Women's World Cup.

Emily Jacobson (2010-13)  

US U23 Women's National Team Camp (2013)

Jacobson earned an invite to a US U-23 Women's National Team Camp in 2013 after a season with Marquette when she made the All-BIG EAST First Team.

Rachael Sloan (2008-12)

US U23 Women's National Team Camp (2010)

Sloan earned an invitation to train with the US U-23 Women's National Team in 2010. As a Golden Eagle, Sloan made the All-BIG EAST First Team twice and the second team once.

Lisa Philbin (2008-12)

Kvarnsveden IK - Sweden - 2013

Philbin signed with Kvarnsveden IK of Sweden after her time with the Golden Eagles ended in 2013.

At Marquette, Philbin scored seven goals and dished ten assists over 85 games.

Natalie Kulla (2007-11)

US U23 Women's National Team Camp (2009-11)

Kulla was invited to the US U-23 Women's National Team Camp three years in a row from 2009 to 2011. In her time at Marquette, Kulla won back-to-back BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year awards and earned All-BIG EAST First Team recognition.

Rosie Malone-Povolny (2007-10)

KR Spotkan -Iceland - 2011
GP: 7, GS: 7, Goals: 2
Hammarby - Sweden - 2012
GP: 21, GS: 20, Goals: 5
Medkila - Norway - 2013-15
GP: 62, GS: 62, Goals: 12
Chicago Red Stars - USA 2016

Malone-Povolny began her professional career with KR Spotkan in Iceland in 2011, where she started all seven games she appeared in and scored a pair of goals. In 2012, she moved to Hammarby located in Sweden, where she started 20 of 21 games and picked up five goals. For the next three years, Malone-Povolny played for Medkile in Norway, starting all 62 games and scoring 12 goals. In her time with Medkila, Malone-Povolny earned top scorer recognition and player of the year. After her success overseas, Malone-Povolny appeared on the 2016 preseason roster for the Chicago Red Stars

In her time at Marquette, Malone-Povolny was a four-year starter and holds the team record for most minutes played for a midfielder.

Ashley Bares (2007-10)

Stjarnan FC - Iceland 2011-12
2011 Golden Boot and Foreign Player of the Year
GP: 36 GS: 32 Goals: 31

In her two seasons as a member of Stjarnan FC, Bares racked up 31 total goals and started all but four of the 36 games in which she appeared. As a key member of the club, she helped her team win the 2011 Icelandic Cup. For her efforts, Bares received the Golden Boot as the top striker in Iceland and won foreign player of the year. She was also a 2011 all-star and participated for Stjarnan in the 2012 UEFA qualifier. While playing in Iceland, Bares also coached club teams for Stjarnan.

During her time at Marquette, Bares played in 86 games, notching 19 goals and 10 assists. She was named to the All-BIG EAST First Team her senior season and won consecutive BIG EAST titles in her final two seasons.

Katie Kelly (2005-08)

Kristianstad DFF - Sweden 2010
GP: 20, GS: 12
Hammarby IF DFF Sweden 2011
GP: 10, GS: 10, Goals: 1
FC Lokomotive Leipzig - Germany 2011-2012
GP: 11, GS: 10, Goals: 1
FC Kansas City - USA 2013-14
GP: 7, GS: 2
Kokkola F10 - Finland 2014
GP: 23, GS: 23, Goals: 6
Aland United - Finland 2015
GP: 23, GS: 23, Goals: 2

Following a successful Marquette tenure in which she notched five goals and 25 assists over 89 games, Kelly launched her professional career in 2010 in a stint with Kristianstad DFF, where she appeared in 20 matches, picking up 12 starts. In 2011 season, Kelly continued her time in Sweden by playing for Hammarby, starting in all 10 matches and picking up a goal. Kelly then moved to Germany to play for FC Lokomotive Leipzig, starting all but one of 11 games and notching a goal.

She then returned to the United States to play for her hometown FC Kansas City, where she appeared in seven games, picking up two starts. Kelly wrapped up her career in Finland playing for Kokkola F10, starting all 23 matches and recording six goals before moving to in 2015 Aland United where she started all 23 games and notched a pair of goals to end her professional career.

Laura Boyer (2005-07)

Qbik - Sweden - 2008

Following her career with Marquette, Boyer received offers to try-out with Swedish teams FC Kopparbergs and Qbik.

In her time as a Golden Eagle, Boyer ranked near the top of almost every goal-keeping statistic and holds the school single-season record for saves in a season with 112.

Allison Mallams (2005-07)

Qbik - Sweden - 2008
US U23 Women's National Team (2008)

Mallams made the US U-23 Women's National Team following an invitation to training camp and played with the squad in 2008.

She also saw playing time professionally with Swedish team Qbik after a Marquette career in which she made the All-BIG EAST Second Team two consecutive years.

Christy Zwolski (2004-07)

New Jersey Sky Blue - USA 2008
USASA National Team -- USA - 2008

After her time with Marquette when she scored 22 goals to go with 15 assists, Zwolski signed with the New Jersey Sky Blue of the United Soccer League's W-League. Zwolski also played with the USASA National Team in 2008 when the squad traveled to Mexico to take on the national team for a pair of games.

Sarah Uyenishi (2001-05)

AIK Fotboll - Sweden - 2006

After her Marquette career ended, Uyenishi signed with AIK Fotboll in Sweden for the 2006 season.

In her time at Marquette, Uyenishi started 63 of 78 matches as a defender, scoring six goals and recording an assist.

Kate Gordon (1999-02)

Carolina Courage - USA - 2003

The Carolina Courage drafted Gordon in 2003 in the Women's United Soccer Association draft where she made the team as a reserve.

In her Marquette career, Gordon scored 48 goals and dished 18 assists, racking up a total of 114 points over 94 matches.




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