McCall Zerboni

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McCall Zerboni
McCall Zerboni.jpg
In WPS league, on July 8, 2009
Personal information
Full name McCall RaNae Zerboni
Date of birth (1986-12-13) December 13, 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Camarillo, California, United States
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
North Carolina Courage
Number 7
Youth career
1996–2005 Southern California Blues
2000–2002 Clemente Wildcats
2003–2004 Laguna Beach Breakers
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 UCLA Bruins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Vancouver Whitecaps 1 (0)
2009 Los Angeles Sol 10 (0)
2010 Atlanta Beat 20 (0)
2011–2014 Western New York Flash 46 (4)
2015 Portland Thorns FC 18 (2)
2016 Boston Breakers 8 (0)
2016 Western New York Flash 12 (0)
2017– North Carolina Courage 1 (1)
National team
United States United States U-17
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of January 10, 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 30, 2009

McCall RaNae Zerboni (born December 13, 1986) is an American professional soccer midfielder who plays for the North Carolina Courage in the National Women's Soccer League.

Early life[edit]

Born in Camarillo, California, to parents, James and Lindy, Zerboni was a four-year letter-winner at San Clemente High School (San Clemente, California) in San Clemente, California. She was named CIF Offensive Player of the Year during her freshman and sophomore years. She was a three-time South Coast League MVP and four-time first-team All-Orange County selection. In 2005, she was named Gatorade Player of the Year. She was ranked as the number 17 overall recruit and fifth best midfielder in the nation by Student Sports Magazine.[1]

In addition to her high school playing experience, Zerboni was an Olympic Development Program (ODP) State and Region-IV team member and played club soccer for the Southern California Blues for several years, helping them to League Cup Championships in 2001 and 2002, a Region-IV Championship in 2000 and their first-ever Surf Cup title in 2004.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Collegiate[edit]

Zerboni attended UCLA and played for the Bruins women's soccer team from 2005–2009.[2] She scored a goal in her first collegiate match at UCLA, a 3–0 opening day victory over Long Beach State in 2005. Zerboni became the 16th player in UCLA history to register a hat trick in a 5–0 victory over Fresno State in the first round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament. She was named MVP for UCLA’s 2008 season.[citation needed]

Club[edit]

Los Angeles Sol (WPS)[edit]

Zerboni was chosen as the 47th pick overall in the 2009 WPS Draft by the Los Angeles Sol. In her first season with the Sol, she made 10 appearances with four starts, tallying both a goal and an assist.[citation needed]

Atlanta Beat (WPS)[edit]

Zerboni signed to the Atlanta Beat during the 2009 WPS Expansion Draft.[3]

Western New York Flash (WPS, WPSL Elite, NWSL)[edit]

Zerboni signed with the Western New York Flash for the 2011 season.[4]

After the WPS folded in early 2012, Zerboni played for the Western New York Flash in the Women's Premier Soccer League Elite as the team captain.

In January 2013, the Western New York Flash announced that Zerboni would return to the team its inaugural season of the National Women's Soccer League.[5] During the 2013 season Zerboni scored 1 goal in 20 games for the Flash.[6] In her final season with the Flash, she added another 24 appearances of which 23 were starts while playing 2,036 minutes (ranked seventh overall in the league), scoring three goals, and adding a pair of assists.[7]

Portland Thorns FC (NWSL) 2015[edit]

The Portland Thorns FC acquired Zerboni in a trade alongside Kathryn Williamson in exchange for midfielder Amber Brooks on November 6, 2014 in an attempt to give the team more available full-time players for the coming 2015 season, during which the Thorns anticipated needing to fill in for players called up to the national team to participate in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.[7]

Boston Breakers (NWSL) 2016–2016[edit]

On October 26, 2015, Boston Breakers announced that they had obtained Zerboni from Portland Thorns FC in a package deal along with Sinead Farrelly for first-round (No. 2 overall) and second-round (No. 20 overall) picks in the 2016 National Women’s Soccer League College Draft.[8]

She was traded to WNY Flash on June 14, 2016.[9]

Western New York Flash[edit]

McCall played the remainder of the 2016 NWSL season with the Western New York Flash, starting in all 11 of her 12 caps.

North Carolina Courage[edit]

It was announced on January 9, 2017, that the Western New York Flash was officially sold to new ownership, moved to North Carolina,[10] and rebranded as the North Carolina Courage.

International[edit]

In 2003, Zerboni was a member of the United States women's national under-17 soccer team.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "McCall Zerboni player profile". UCLA. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Alumna McCall Zerboni auctions signed sports bras for breast cancer research". UCLA Daily Bruin. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Beat Signs Nonen and Zerboni". Atlanta Beat. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Akron coming ... McCall Zerboni signs ... awards". ESPN. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Zerboni returning to WNY Flash". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 7, 2015. Retrieved December 23, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Thorns FC acquire defender Kat Williamson, midfielder McCall Zerboni from Western New York Flash in exchange for midfielder Amber Brooks". Portland Thorns FC Communications. November 6, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Breakers acquire midfielders McCall Zerboni and Sinead Farrelly from Portland Thorns FC". Boston Breakers. October 26, 2015. Retrieved October 27, 2015. 
  9. ^ http://nwslsoccer.com/mccall-zerboni-returns-to-wny-flash
  10. ^ "North Carolina Courage joining NWSL signals long-term ambition for young league | FOX Sports". FOX Sports. 2017-01-10. Retrieved 2017-01-10. 

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