May 17, 2012

ALLEN, BOUCHARD INK CONTRACTS WITH PHILADELPHIA FEVER OF WPSL

RICHMOND, Va. – Two former VCU women's soccer standouts will be continuing their soccer careers professionally this summer. Molly Allen and Myraim Bouchard have each inked contracts to play with the Philadelphia Fever this summer.

The Philadelphia Fever is in their first year as a team. The Fever team combines some of the best colligate players as well as a group of pros, and compete in the Women's Premier Soccer League.

"It's a great opportunity to play in this league after my college career, because it will be among one of the most competitive pro-am leagues in North America," Allen said. "This will be a great start for me if I want to continue to play soccer."

The signing will give two former Rams a chance to reunite on the field of play. Allen just concluded her VCU career this past season, while Bouchard finished her playing career in 2010, but served as a graduate assistant in 2011.

Since 2006, when Bouchard began her career with the Rams, the Black & Gold were consistently one of the best defensive units in the CAA, piling up 44 shutouts. Over that same span, VCU's goals-against-average was just 1.14.  This past season alone, the Rams allowed just two goals during a 10-match unbeaten streak, and held an opponent scoreless eight times in the final 11 games of the season.

"Playing alongside Myriam again, my former teammate at VCU and a fellow Canadian, makes the transition that much easier," Allen said.

The Fever start play on May 20th against the New England Mutiny.

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