West Virginia soccer alumni sign professional contract in USL Super League

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Two West Virginia women's soccer alumni have signed contracts to compete in the inagural season of the United Soccer League (USL) Super League set to begin in August 2024.

Julianna Vallerand and Jaydah Bedoya, both members of the 2023 WVU roster, earned deals to compete in the new professional league, bringing WVU's women's program to 40 alumni who have played professionally all-time. Vallerand will join Spokane Zephyr FC while Bedoya will join Carolina Ascent FC.

With Vallerand contributing on the back line last season, WVU notched nine shutouts on defensive. During her five-year career in Morgantown, Vallerand appeared in 80 matches, starting 73 of those and tallying over 6,000 career minutes on the pitch. Vallerand also scored 16 goals --six of those game-winning scores -- during her time at WVU.

Bedoya's stint at WVU was shorter, joining for one season in 2023 after spending time at UConn. She played in 18 matches and logged 302 minutes on the pitch as a key piece of the WVU offense.She would take 13 shots and placed eight on goal.