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.
- 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.