May 2, 2013
PULLMAN, Wash. - Former Washington State University women's soccer standout Kiersten Dallstream is currently a member of the National Women's Soccer League's Seattle Reign.
Professional soccer is nothing new for the former Cougar great. After leading Washington State to back-to-back NCAA postseason appearances in 2008-09, Dallstream was a first round selection (ninth overall) by the Los Angeles Sol in the now defunct Women's Professional Soccer.
Less than two weeks after the draft, the Sol discontinued operations. Dallstream was then selected by Sky Blue FC in the WPS Dispersal Draft. She started six of 12 matches in which she appeared and contributed an assist in her rookie campaign while playing 567 minutes.
After overcoming an injury, the Fountain Hills Ariz., native was traded to the Boston Breakers in 2011 and wound up playing 212 minutes over four matches with the Breakers. The WPS folded prior to the 2012 season.
With the inaugural season of the NWSL came another opportunity for Dallstream. She has appeared in all-three of the Reign's matches this season, including one start. That came in the season-opener against Chicago when she logged 57 minutes in a 1-1 draw. A forward at Washington State, Dallstream has been a defender throughout her professional journey
Success has been a staple of Dallstream's soccer career. She left Pullman ranked in the Washington State all-time top five for single season and career goals, assists and points.
In 2008, she was a member of the United States U-20 National Team that captured the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Chile. Next up for the Dallstream and Reign is a home match with Kansas City, Saturday.