A&M’s Spisak Signs With Washington Freedom

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COLLEGE STATION -- Former Texas A&M goalkeeper Kati Jo Spisak has signed a contract to play with the Washington Freedom Soccer Club in the W-League, the club announced.

“I am very excited to have the opportunity to continue playing on the professional level,” Spisak said. “Soccer has been a huge part of my life for so long and I am blessed to be able to move on and play at the next level. I really look forward to the upcoming challenges.”

Spisak started every game of her collegiate career in goal for the Aggies and posted a school record 24 shutouts. In her senior season, Spisak was named to the All-Big 12 first team and the Big 12 All-Tournament team. She was a four-year member of the Soccer Buzz All-Central Region team.

In her four-year stint at A&M, Spisak climbed to the top of the Aggie record books, holding the No. 1 spot for most career saves (291) and most minutes in goal (8559:18). She’s second in career goals against average (0.97).

Spisak was twice-named to the Hermann Trophy Watch List.

“We are very excited for Kati Jo,” A&M head coach G Guerrieri said. “She is one of a long line of Aggies to come through our program and realize their dream of playing on the professional level. We wish her the best of luck and continued success throughout the rest of her playing career.”

Competing in the Women's United Soccer Association from 2001-2003, the Washington Freedom is regarded as the world's premier women's professional soccer club. With the WUSA's announcement that the league was suspending operations in September 2003, the Freedom competed in a series of exhibition events in 2004 through 2006 under the moniker "Freedom Reserves." The Freedom plans to return to the pro league when the league re-launches in 2008.