Trinity Rodman, daughter of former Hall of Fame NBA player Dennis Rodman, is adding another professional athlete pedigree to the family after being picked second overall by the Washington Spirit in the 2021 National Women’s Soccer League draft.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Trinity Rodman has been selected by the Washington Spirit as the No. 2 overall pick in the NWSL draft ?<br><br>The 20-year-old forward is the daughter of Dennis Rodman and Michelle Moyer <a href=”https://t.co/t0zBmdW5Xs”>pic.twitter.com/t0zBmdW5Xs</a></p>— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) <a href=”https://twitter.com/BleacherReport/status/1349512764889264128?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>January 14, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>
Rodman, just 20 years old, became the youngest player ever selected to the NWSL. She was entering her freshman year at Washington State and decided to enter the draft due to the coronavirus pandemic season cancelation of collegiate soccer.
“The people who I’ve talked to, my family, my mom, all helped me so much to make this decision,” said Rodman in her interview with the Washington Spirits.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>With the 2nd pick in the 2021 NWSL Draft…<a href=”https://twitter.com/WashSpirit?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@WashSpirit</a> selects: Trinity Rodman from Washington State University<br><br> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/NWSLDraft?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#NWSLDraft</a> <a href=”https://t.co/77wZDHvxsj”>pic.twitter.com/77wZDHvxsj</a></p>— National Women's Soccer League (@NWSL) <a href=”https://twitter.com/NWSL/status/1349511942025736193?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>January 14, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>
Rodman’s soccer resume is exceptional and could have easily been the first pick. Part of the US Women’s National team and formerly the No. 1 high school recruit in the country, Rodman is fit for the pros.
The NWSL draft consisted of four rounds and 40 players selected. What’s next is players are scheduled to report to camps on Feb. 1 to prepare for the April Challenge Cup.
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