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Former A-B Star Drafted by Pro Soccer Team

Hayley Brock, a legend of A-B girls soccer, has been drafted by the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women’s Soccer League following an outstanding career with the Maryland Terrapins.

A-B graduate Hayley Brock, who went on to star at the University of Maryland, has been drafted by the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women's Soccer League. Photo courtesy Maryland Athletics
A-B graduate Hayley Brock, who went on to star at the University of Maryland, has been drafted by the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women's Soccer League. Photo courtesy Maryland Athletics

Clever commercials and thoughtful ESPN columns correctly suggest the vast majority of the NCAA’s 400,000 student athletes will go pro in something other than sports. 

But let's be honest here: We can all agree that it's pretty awesome when a local athlete makes it, and earns the chance to make a living as a professional playing the sport he or she has loved for a long time

Hayley Brock, an Acton-Boxborough alumnae and two-time All-ACC honoree as a Maryland Terrapin, was selected by the Chicago Red Stars last week in the third round of the National Women’s Soccer League draft.  

Beyond the legacy she created at Acton-Boxborough, Hayley Brock made an unforgettable mark as a Terrapin starring for the university of Maryland.

Brock's legend at Maryland, according to UMTerps.com was built upon: 

  • Two-time All-ACC honoree who earned her 2013 selection after leading the Terrapins in points (29), goals (11) and shots (67) and tied for third in assists (5). Despite missing two conference matches due to injury
  • Brock finished her three-year Terrapin career ranked third in points (80) and goals (32) and tied for 11th in assists (16)
  • Nine of Brock’s goals were game-winners during her career at Maryland

With her draft status, Brock will join Terp alums Ashley Grove (Western NY Flash), Domenica Hodak (Washington Spirit) and Jasmyne Spencer (Washington Spirit), who were on 2013 NWSL rosters, in the league, which enters its second season this spring with nine teams.


David Holland January 22, 2014 at 12:07 PM
Congratulations to Hayley. She has had a storied soccer career already. I remember her from her days in community ed basketball way back in elementary school. Look forward to seeing her on the big stage if women's professional soccer.

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