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Flash Acquire Leroux, Frisbie from Reign

LEROUX TRADE
03/30/2015 3:09 PM -

The Western New York Flash announced today that the club has acquired forward Sydney Leroux and defender Amanda Frisbie from Seattle Reign FC in exchange for midfielder Amber Brooks, the rights to forward Abby Wambach and the Flash’s natural first round pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft.

“As everyone knows, Sydney Leroux is a top goalscorer who has had both a fantastic club and international career so far,” said Flash general manager and head coach Aaran Lines. “I’m excited about the opportunity that she presents for us and the offensive threat that she adds to our attack.”

A U.S. Women’s National Team allocation, Leroux joins the Flash after spending the 2014 season with Reign FC and 2013 with the Boston Breakers. A native of Vancouver, she appeared in 22 games and totaled five goals last year. In 2013 as a member of the Breakers, Leroux was named to the 2013 NWSL Best XI after posting a club-high 11 goals and two assists.

In her two NWSL seasons, Leroux has been named the Player of the Week a total of three times – the most by any player.

After making her first appearance with the USA in 2011, Leroux has quickly become a fan favorite of the U.S. Women’s National Team. A speedy forward, Leroux scored her first international goal after entering as a substitute against Guatemala on January 22, 2012. She went on to score a total of five goals in that game, all in a 39-minute span.

Leroux, 24, has totaled 67 international caps and scored 33 goals to date with the USWNT.

A 2012 graduate from UCLA, Leroux was a two-time semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy and the team’s leading scorer from her sophomore to senior seasons. In her four years with the Bruins, Leroux earned NSCAA All-America and Soccer America MVP team honors three times.

Frisbie, 22, was selected by the Reign with the No. 7 pick in the 2014 NWSL College Draft but missed her rookie season due to injury.

“Amanda is a young, versatile player who fits the bill here in Western New York,” Lines said. “She had a stellar career in Portland and was, obviously, injured last season but we love that she is young and will want to play a contributing role with our club.”

A native of North Richland Hills, Texas, Frisbie attended the University of Portland where she was a four-year standout with the Pilots. In addition to earning NSCAA First Team All-America honors in 2013, Frisbie was also a MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist in her senior year.

Frisbie scored 31 goals and added 12 assists over her 71-game collegiate career after switching from forward to center back for her final season. She was also named West Coast Conference Defender of the Year.

An allocated player with the Flash since the 2013 season, Western New York retained Wambach’s rights within the League following her announcement last week that she would forgo the 2015 NWSL season to focus on the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The Flash acquired Brooks on November 6, 2014 in a trade with Portland Thorns FC.

“I’ve had the privilege to work with Amber over the last three weeks,” Lines added. “She came in here, worked hard and showed a lot of potential. Obviously the hardest part of the job is sitting down with a very good player that you’ve traded, but this trade fills the void that we had with Abby’s announcement.”

Individual game tickets and all ticket packages are currently on sale. Tickets can be purchased by visiting WNYFlash.com or by calling the Flash at (716) 655-PLAY or Sahlen’s Stadium at (585) 454-KICK.

 

About WNY Flash
The Western New York Flash is one of nine members of the National Women’s Soccer League. The club won the inaugural NWSL Shield after finishing the 2013 with the best regular-season record. Fans can keep up-to-date on the most recent Flash news by following the Flash’s official Twitter account (@WNYFlash) or by liking the team’s Facebook page.

 

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