Oct. 6, 2008
FULLERTON, CA - Former Cal State Fullerton women's soccer standout Kandace Wilson was selected by the Women's Professional Soccer's (WPS) Bay Area franchise on Monday morning following the completion of the league's general draft.
Wilson, a Titan letter winner from 2002-05, was selected in the second round by the yet-to-be-named franchise with the 13th overall selection.
Wilson was an NSCAA All-West Region selection and a three-time All-Big West Conference First-Team honoree during her career at Cal State Fullerton, winning Big West Co-Offensive Player of the Year honors in 2005 while helping the Titans to the third round of the NCAA Tournament.
She finished her collegiate career second all-time in points (82), goals (35), shots (206), and game-winners (12), while also ranking among the top 10 in assists (12).
Wilson was the only player from the Big West Conference selected in the draft that featured players from 19 different universities and 11 different collegiate conferences.
Virginia and Arizona State each had three players selected to lead the way while five other schools had two players selected. The Atlantic Coast Conference had five schools with players selected.
WPS is the highest level women's professional soccer league in North America. Formed in September 2007 as the result of the efforts of the Women's Soccer Initiative, Inc., WPS, which will begin play in April 2009, consists of seven teams across the country.
The markets for the 2009 season are Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Jersey/New York, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. WPS will expand to Atlanta and Philadelphia in 2010 and continues to explore additional potential franchises for 2010 and beyond. The WPS team planned for Dallas is now slated to begin play in 2010 as the League continues to work on securing a facility, with the intention that the Team will start play in the League's second season. More markets will be announced as they are added to the League.