Just four days after appearing in her first game for the U.S. Women’s National Team, forward Catarina Macario ’21 got her first start on Thursday afternoon for the USA.
Less than a week after receiving FIFA approval to represent the U.S. in international competition, senior forward Catarina Macario earned her first United States women’s national soccer team (USWNT) cap as she entered the match against Colombia in the 45th minute.
Senior forward Madison Haley was selected seventh in the NWSL 2021 Draft by the Chicago Red Stars. Haley and fellow Cardinal senior Kiki Pickett — who was picked fourth overall — became the 43rd and 44th Stanford women’s soccer players to enter the domestic league.
Senior defender Kiara “Kiki” Pickett was selected fourth in the National Women's Soccer League 2021 Draft by Kansas City (previously Utah Royals).
After announcing last week that she would forgo her senior year of eligibility to turn professional, midfielder Catarina Macario signed a 2.5-year deal with Olympique Lyonnais Féminin, the most successful club in the history of the French women’s soccer league (Division 1 Féminine).
On Friday, Jan. 8, star senior midfielder Catarina Macario announced she will forgo her senior season and turn professional.
Since the Cardinal varsity team was founded in 1984, 17 players have gone on to play for the national team. The question for me, then, was why. Why is Stanford women’s soccer so successful?
From foul trouble, to cold shooting, to missed rebounds, Tuesday's semifinal matchup at the Maui Invitational was rocky for Stanford (1-1, 0-0 Pac-12). Despite a strong defensive effort and a stellar performance by senior guard Daejon Davis, the Cardinal came just short of defeating the North Carolina Tar Heels, (3-0, 0-0 ACC) falling 67-63.