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Know Your Dash - Becky Edwards

After spending her college days as a defender, Becky Edwards has become a world class midfielder.

Becky Edwards (on the right in the Thorns White Away Kit)
Becky Edwards (on the right in the Thorns White Away Kit)

Becky Edwards grew up in Downington, Pennsylvania.

Coming out of high school Edwards was a top 25 recruit and decided to play for Florida State University. She started 25 games as a freshman and lead the team with 8 assists. She had five game winning assist tying the school record set by three other players. Her first goal came against Clemson in the NCAA quarterfinal sending FSU to the College Cup. As a sophomore she started all 27 game ending the season with 2,448 minutes played. She had 3 goals and 3 assists scoring two of her goals against Troy for her first multi-goal game. In 2008 she played 17 games and had 1 goal and 1 assist for the season. Both she got against Wake Forest in a 5-0 victory where she was part of a double assist combination on the first goal of the game. She was named a NSCAA First Team All American as well as All ACC Second Team. She scored a hat trick the opening day of her senior year against Jacksonville in a 7-0 win. She ended the season with 5 goals and 8 assists. She was once against named NSCAA First Team All American and was also a semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy.

She was drafted as part of the 2010 WPS Draft as the 12th overall pick going to FC Gold Pride. She played 25 games and had 1 goal for the Pride. She helped lead the team to the WPS Championship that season. She then went to the Western New York Flash for the 2011 season. She played in 19 games scoring 3 goals in the Flash's Championship season. Edwards signed a short term deal with Hammarby IF DFF in Sweden and played 7 games for them. She then went to play for Kirstianstads DFF in 2012. She had 17 starts in 18 games scoring 2 goals for the team helping carry the team all the way into the quarterfinal of the Swedish Cup.

She returned to the U.S. in 2013 and signed with the Portland Thorns as a free agent in the newly formed NWSL. She played in 10 games before tearing her ACL in practiced and had to sit out the rest of the season. Edwards was taken by the Houston Dash as part of the 2014 expansion draft.

She has gone from leading the back line at FSU to being a top midfielder for the Thorns. A versatile player she has a great professional experience that will be a huge asset to the Dash as they go forward.