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Hurricanes' Beverly Goebel Selected in WPS Draft

Hurricanes' Beverly Goebel Selected in WPS Draft

Jan. 15, 2010

PHILADELPHIA – Beverly Goebel a three-year starter on the University of Miami soccer team was selected in the in the third round of the 2010 Women’s Professional Soccer Draft on Friday at the Philadelphia Convention Center.

The Moreno Valley, Calif. native was selected by the Washington Freedom with the seventh pick of the third round, 27th overall.

“It’s been a dream of mine since I was a little girl to be drafted and I was shocked when I found out,” said Goebel. “I thank God for the opportunity and I know that I’m going to have to work very hard to fit in with all the talented players already in the league.”

A captain on the 2009 Hurricanes, Goebel scored the game-winning goal over the eventual national champion North Carolina Tar Heels on Oct. 25. Known for her ability to find the weaknesses in the opponents’ defense, Goebel was tied for second on the team with three goals and also added a pair of assists.

“I am very proud of Beverly and wish her success playing professionally for the Washington Freedom,” said Miami head coach Tricia Taliaferro. “I can remember our first conversation and how adamant she was to be in a program and conference that would challenge her to develop the necessary tools to play at the next level. She has done the work to create the opportunity and I am fortunate to be part of the experience.”

Goebel started 51 of her 53 games at Miami and is the first player that has been drafted by any professional league in school history.

The Atlantic Coast Conference was well represented in this year’s draft. Of the 63 picks, 18 came from the ACC. The next closest conference was the Pac-10 – with nine selections.

For more information on the 2010 WPS Draft or Goebel’s new team, please visit womensprosoccer.com and womensprosoccer.com/dc.