Feb. 18, 2013
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State defender Natalie Norris was invited to participate in the Invitational Combine for FC Kansas City as part of the newly formed National Women's Soccer League.
The team held open tryouts at UMKC's Durwood Stadium on Feb. 16- 17. Over 65 players braved the snow and cold weather in hopes of fulfilling life-long dreams of playing professional soccer at the highest levels. FC Kansas City head coach Vlatko Andonovski and his technical staff picked nine players from the open tryouts to take part in the combine, including Norris.
FC Kansas City will now invite 20-25 players for the Invitational Combine March 2nd and 3rd, including the nine players from this weekend's Open Tryouts. The list of players invited from this weekend's event are:
F - Arrieta, Gisela GK - Boyd, Colleen F - Calderon, Ariana D - Carter, Natalie MF - Dreska, Molly MF - French, Jamie D - Norris, Natalie F - Rodriguez, Andrea MF - Strnadova, VendulaThe Sandy, Utah native had a highly decorated Utah State career. Norris was named the Western Athletic Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player after leading Utah State to its second-straight WAC tournament title in November. Norris earned the WAC Defensive Player of the Year award for the third consecutive season and led the Aggies to a 13-3-6 record. A three-time all-WAC first team selection, Norris was the mainstay of a Utah State defense that allowed 13 goals.
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