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Meagan McClelland kicks the ball after making a save for the Scarlet Knights. (Photo by Michael Franco - JSN)

Rutgers' Meagan McClelland Gets Shot at NWSL

Another former Rutgers women's soccer star is getting a chance at making a National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) roster. Goalkeeper, Meagan McClelland, has accepted an invitation to preseason training camp with the Chicago Red Stars where she will work out a group of current players and prospects.

McClelland has a stand out five-year career in net for the Scarlet Knights. She was a mainstay, finishing her college career second all-time in NCAA history with 9,482 goalkeeper minutes. 

She recorded 43 solo shutouts, 49 team shutouts, a 0.69 goals-against average and an .801 save percentage.

McClelland appeared in 102 games, including 101 starts. She was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2018.

McClelland Reports to Camp Jan. 23

The Kearny, New Jersey native is expected to report to camp on Monday, Jan. 23, McClelland will compete for a roster spot with the Red Stars. Chicago currently lists Alyssa Naeher and Emily Boyd as it's goalkeepers. 

McClelland is not taking the opportunity for granted.

"I am so grateful that the Chicago Red Stars have given me an opportunity to pursue my childhood dream," she told Jersey Sporting News. "I can't wait to get there, get to work, and learn from such great players and coaches. I'm so excited to be in the environment of such an amazing organization, and will play any role the team needs in order to be successful. Go Red Stars!"

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