Congratulations to Kirsten Davis who was the #13 pick in the NWSL draft Wednesday evening, chosen by Racing Louisville who are an expansion team that will begin play this Spring for the first time. Kirsten has a year of eligibility remaining due to the impact of Covid-19 on the NCAA D1 season and two sources have indicated that she plans using it to play for Texas Tech in 2021. I’m assuming that means the Fall 2021 season and she’ll join Racing following that period. Kirsten Davis Drafted Racing Louisville
I began a bio page for Kirsten in 2015 when she was invited to the U19 USWNT Training Camp. Rather than repeating much of the information here, I suggest you check it out and consider bookmarking it if you want to stay up-to-date on our newest professional.
Kirsten is a 2017 graduate of Westminster Academy and was the Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior as well as an All-American. She was an All-American for Texas Tech last year as a junior and a semi-finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy as well.
Kirsten will join Becky Sauerbrunn and Alyssa Mautz as St Louis players in the top professional division.
Youth National Team:
2015, Selected to U19 USWNT July Training Camp
2013, Selected to All – Australia National Team (by U17 Australian NT Coaches)
2013, Invited to train with U19 Australia NT
2013, Australia National Champions, U15 with New South Wales State Team
2012, Australia National Champions, U14 with New South Wales State Team
2011, Australia National Champions, U13 with New South Wales State Team
As noted, Kirsten plans on playing one more year of college per the tweet below as well as this report from Lubbock, home of Texas Tech.
— Howard Megdal (@howardmegdal) January 14, 2021
— Kirsten Davis (@kirstendavis22) January 15, 2021
Check out the stadium she’ll get to play in, on a team that could include Christen Press and Tobin Heath
We're No. 1 … with tonight's first pick in the @NWSL Draft.
✅ out the full @sports_cj preview!
— Racing Louisville FC (@RacingLouFC) January 13, 2021
Kirsten Davis Drafted Racing Louisville