Eagles In The Pros
|Kim McMullen (2002-05)||Sarah Windham (2001-03)|
A number of former Eastern Washington University women’s soccer players have been successful in continuing their playing careers following their time on the Cheney campus.
Kim McMullen, who was on the EWU squad from from 2002-05, started her professional career with the Vancouver Whitecaps, before joining the Hampton Roads Piranhas. While playing with the Piranhas, McMullen tallied two goals and a pair of assists on the offensive end of the field. She earned mention on the W-League Team of the Week after playing outstanding defense and scoring a goal in the team’s 1-0 road win over West Virginia on July 12 - the team’s only shutout of the season.
In 2009, she returned to the Whitecaps, and her native country of Canada. During that year, McMullen helped Vancouver to a fifth-place finish in a challengingWestern Conference with a 3-4-5 mark. The talented defender saw action in nine of the 12 games Vancouver played during the 2009 campaign.
Both the Whitecaps and the Piranhas play in the W-League, an organization that includes international and professional stars, as well as elite amateur players.
In 2010, McMullen became a member of the Quebec City Amiral, where she not only played, but started all 12 games. As a defender, she scored two goals and took five shots. Her team claimed fourth place in the Great Lakes Division.
Most recently, McMullen joined the Crusaders Strikers F.C. - a semi- pro team out of Belfast, Ireland. The Crusaders compete in the Premier League of Ireland and since its inception into the league in 1994, the club has captured four NIWFA Premier League titles, with the most recent coming in 2009. In 2011, McMullen and her club qualified for the Union of European Football Associations Women’s Championship in Crotia.
Prior to McMullen joining the professional cicuit, former Eagle Sarah Windham became the school’s first-ever professional player when she signed with the Cleveland Internationals in 2004. Windham scored a goal in her first game with the Internationals and finished that season with three goals and an assist.