These Santa Clara soccer stars advance to the professional field.
The welcome couldn’t have been much warmer for Dani Weatherholt ’16 when she made her first professional start with the Orlando Pride in April. Not only because it was in front of a National Women’s Soccer League single-game record of 23,403 fans or that her team won 3–1, but because she was greeted on the opposing sideline by former teammate Megan Crosson ’16, playing for the Houston Dash. Crosson—the second SCU player to go pro this year—signed with the Dash in early March before joining Speranza Takatsuki of Japan’s first division in August. Goalie Andi Tostanoski ’16 also continued her soccer career as a pro, signing a free-agent contract with the Seattle Reign FC minor league soccer team in April.