Women's Soccer vs Iowa, Riehl (3)

Defender Kaleigh Riehl (3) defends against Iowa midfielder Josie Durr (25) during the Big Ten quarterfinals against Iowa at Jeffrey Field on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. The Nittany Lions defeated the Hawkeyes 2-0.

Just nine months into her professional career, former Penn State women's soccer player and NCAA champion Kaleigh Riehl will soon play for her third club.

Racing Louisville FC, the National Women's Soccer League's newest club set to begin play in 2021, selected Riehl with the eighth pick in the league's Expansion Draft Thursday.

Sky Blue FC selected Riehl with the 11th overall pick in January's NWSL College Draft. She made one appearance for the club during the NWSL Challenge Cup in July.

The center back from Fairfax Station, Virginia currently plays for Paris FC in Division 1 Féminine on a six-month loan that began in September.

Riehl started all 101 games of her Penn State career from 2015-19 and holds the NCAA Division 1 record for minutes played by an outfield player with 8,847.


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