Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Kecia Morway Jumps at Chicago Red Stars Opportunity

Kecia Morway
As the National Women’s Soccer League’s Chicago Red Stars prepare for their 2014 season, a familiar face is hoping to make her leap to the professional ranks.

Defender and Lake Villa, Ill., native Kecia Morway just wrapped up her tenure at Colorado College, and the Eclipse Select alumna is now testing her game to the fullest with the hopes of joining the Red Stars.

“I have never banked on having a soccer career after it was over,” Morway said. “But right now, I’m not ready to leave my cleats behind. This is a good opportunity, and I can’t pass it up. You never know how many opportunities you’re going to get.”

Morway’s name was up for consideration during the 2014 NWSL Draft in January, though she said that she was not expecting a team to select her. Following the draft, Morway reached out to her longtime club coach, Eclipse Select President and Red Stars head coach Rory Dames.

“I expressed interest to him that I still wanted to try and continue to play,” Morway said. “Obviously having Rory as a coach for so many years growing up, he knows my capabilities and didn’t want me to stop playing. I am willing to put the time and effort into doing this, and so I decided after my spring semester to give this a shot.”

For more, visit EclipseSelect.org.