Former Ram Molly Allen Inks Pro Contract in Austria

RICHMOND, Va. – Playing at the professional level is a dream every athlete has growing up.

Former VCU soccer player Molly Allen is now living out her dream after signing to play professional soccer in Austria for LUV Graz.

"My experience so far in Austria has been quite positive," Allen said. "I was looking for an opportunity to continue to play soccer while I was taking a year off before continuing with graduate school. LUV Graz has given me the opportunity to play at a high level overseas, and experience a new culture and style of play."

LUV Graz competes in the country's top league, the ÖFB Women's League. Its season is split into two halves with LUV Graz set to kick-off its second half schedule this weekend.

Allen, who spent four years playing on the Rams' backline, appeared in 54 games, earning starts in all but two contests, and recorded two assists. In 2011, Allen and VCU concluded the season with eight shutouts in its final 11 games, including a run to the CAA Championship match. The nine shutouts on the year were the most in a season since 2007.

During her career with the Rams Allen also spent time playing with the Canadian youth national teams.