Former University of Oregon soccer standout Danielle Sweeney has signed with the Vancouver Whitecaps of the United Soccer Leagues (W-League). Sweeney, who was added to the Whitecaps' roster on April 1, joins current UO sophomore Julie Armstrong on the team.
Sweeney, from Pleasanton, Calif., started a school-record 80 career matches for the Ducks from 2006-09.
She ranks tied for third in career assists (12) at UO, while also ranking third all-time with two penalty kick goals.
Armstrong, from Delta, B.C., is entering her third year with Vancouver. She's a graduate of the Whitecaps' Prospects Program. Armstrong played in seven matches for the Whitecaps in 2008, scoring two goals.
Last season, Armstrong played in four games for Vancouver.
In her freshman campaign in 2009, Armstrong played in 18 matches and started 13. She ranked second on the team with 12 points (3 goals, 6 assists).
Vancouver opens the 2010 season on May 30 with a home match against the Colorado Force. That match is scheduled for 2 p.m. (PST) at Percy Perry Stadium in Coquitlam.
Whitecaps' 2010 roster | Schedule
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The first and longest-standing women’s league in North America, the W-League is USL’s highest level of women’s soccer in the United States and Canada. The 2010 USL W-League campaign features 29 teams in three regional conferences playing 10 or 12 regular season matches. In addition to featuring international and professional stars, elite amateur players have the opportunity to compete on amateur teams in the league while maintaining their collegiate eligibility. The league is recognized throughout the world for providing superior competition for female players, while offering affordable family entertainment for fans across North America.
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