Beat Sign India Trotter
KENNESAW, GA (December 17, 2010 ) - Atlanta Beat General Manager Shawn McGee today announced the signing of free agent India Trotter to the Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) club's 2011 roster.
Trotter joins the Beat from Sky Blue FC where she started 7 of 10 games for the New Jersey based club after beginning the season with the Saint Louis Athletica. She made three appearances with the Athletica before a trade sent her to Sky Blue.
"India is obviously a physical type of player that comes with a lot of experience," said Beat head coach James Galanis. "She is a versatile player that we can utilize in various positions, and I think she is going to be a great addition to the team. We are excited to have her on our squad."
Prior to playing in WPS, Trotter started and played in every match for FFC Frankfurt in Germany's Bundesliga following a strong collegiate career at Florida State University.
While at FSU, she had a breakout season in 2005, scoring 13 goals and adding 9 assists. She was named to the NCAA All-Tournament team, voted to the NSCAA All-American second team, selected as a Soccer Buzz Second Team All-American, and voted 2005 FloridaSoccer.com Player of the Year. Trotter became the first FSU player in school history to be named either a first or second team All-American by the NSCAA and the first FSU player to ever receive an All-ACC honor in each of her first three years.
She was a standout with the youth national teams as early as U-13's and earned two caps as a member of the full squad in 2008. Trotter reports to preseason training on March 1, 2011.
Note: All team transactions must be approved by WPS before becoming official.
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