Tech soccer duo sign on to play professionally

March 22, 2012


Sports Reporter


For the first time in Lady Techsters’ history, seniors of the Louisiana Tech soccer team will join professional teams once they complete their degrees in May.


Senior Scotti Culton will be joining the Colorado Rapids Women of the W-League, while senior Olivia Lukasewich will head to the Spartans Women’s and Girls’ Football Club of the Scottish Women’s Premier League.


The W-League is known as the top women’s professional soccer league in the country with star players from the U.S. National Team hailing from the league, such as Alex Morgan and Hope Solo.


“Continuing soccer is a dream of mine I honestly didn’t think I would have a chance to continue,” Culton said in a press release. “It is pretty tough after college is over and if you don’t go to a school that is in a major conference it is tough to get noticed.”


Spartans finished second to Glasgow City LFC in 2009 and 2011 and also won the Scottish Women’s Premier League Cup in 2007.


“I am looking forward to this opportunity and how it will make me a more rounded player,” Lukasewich said in a press release. “The game is more technical in Scotland than what I am used to, which will challenge me to develop a higher level of ball control.”


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