WPSL

WPSL: Eight FC Dallas Women's Players Named 2016 WPSL All-Stars

Eight players from FC Dallas' inaugural Women's Professional Soccer League team were named 2016 WPSL All-Stars earlier this week. 

Dallas finished the 2016 season with a 15-1 overall record and took home the Southwest Conference Championship before falling in the Elite 8 of the WPSL national championship to NWSL Reserve-side Chicago Red Stars. 

From the first season's roster, five players went on to represent NWSL clubs with Caroline Van Slambrouck (Sweeden) and Meg Crosson (Japan) earning full-time professional contracts overseas after their season in Frisco. 

Here are the eight WPSL All-Stars from the 2016 FC Dallas team: 

Kelsey Devonshire, Goalkeeper 

  • Fort Worth-native, former University of Oklahoma goalkeeper (2009-2012) and current FC Dallas ECNL Goalkeeper Coach 

Victoria Swift, Defender 

  • Trinidad & Tobago Women’s National Team Player 

Caroline Van Slambrouck, Defender 

  • Houston-native, played at University of Kansas and was named an NSCAA All-American, a Houston Dash (NWSL) reserve player in 2016 and went on and signed in Sweden 1st Division with Sunnanå SK after WPSL campaign

Taylor Schneider, Defender/Midfielder  

  • Southlake-native, former University of Notre Dame standout and U.S. U-20 Women's National Team member  

Jade Bell, Defender/Forward 

  • Ramsey, England-native and former Texas A&M Commerce NSCAA All-Region player

Chestley Strother, Forward 

  • Whitehouse, Texas-native, lead FC Dallas with 10 goals and had 4 assists in 2016, played at University of Texas at Tyler and named NSCAA All-American, a Houston Dash (NWSL) reserve player in 2016  

Bianca Brinson, Forward

  • Austin-native, former Texas A&M forward and finished second in FCD scoring with 7 goals and 2 assists during WPSL season, a Houston Dash (NWSL)  reserve player in 2016 

Casie Ramsier, Midfielder 

  • Plano-native, current senior at Auburn University and 2016 Hermann Trophy watch list player