Kelsey Wys picked by National Women's Soccer League

Kelsey Wys was a member of the Coral Springs United squad (formerly Coral Springs Renegades) that captured the Florida Youth Soccer Association state championship in 2005.


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South Florida Sun-Sentinel  January 17, 2014


Former Coral Springs’ Kelsey Wys got an early birthday present on Friday and will have an opportunity to play alongside the world’s leading scorer in Abby Wambach following her selection in the National Women’s Soccer League draft.

Wys, who will turn 23 on February 4, was selected in the second round (18th overall) by the Western New York Flash in the NWSL Draft as part of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Convention in Philadelphia.

Wys, tied the state record with 22 shutouts and led Douglas High School to the FHSAA Class 6A state championship game, was the 2009 Sun-Sentinel Class 6A-5A Player of the Year.

“I’m excited,” said Wys, who recently concluded a stellar career at Florida State University where she helped the Seminoles reach three consecutive College Cup appearances (2011, 2012 & 2013), two ACC titles (2011 & 2013), a conference regular season championship in 2012 and a berth in the national title game in 2013.

“I’m excited for this opportunity to start a new chapter in my life and in my soccer career,” Wys added. “It’s just an honor to be selected by the Flash and I’m looking forward to training and playing with my new teammates.”

Wys, a member of the US U-23 Women’s National team, holds 17 goalkeeping records at Florida State including minutes played (8,518), wins (74), shutouts (45.0) and starts (96).