Former Sun Devil Soccer Players Oldenkamp and Tullock Selected in WPS Draft

Jan. 20, 2009

Former Arizona State soccer players Stacey Tullock and Alissa Oldenkamp, were among 70 players chosen in the inaugural Women's Professional Soccer Draft held on January 16 in St. Louis.

Tullock (1998-2001) was selected by the Chicago Red Stars with the 30th pick while Oldenkamp (2004-07) was taken by the FC Gold Pride with the 59th selection.

A former member of the U.S. National Team and U-21 National Team, Tullock concluded her career as the most decorated player in Sun Devil soccer history. Named an All-American each season of her Sun Devil career, Tullock remains the only player in ASU history to earn First Team All-Pac-10 honors four times. She was named the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year in 1998 and the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year in 1999. After her Sun Devil career she played for the Philadelphia Charge of the WPSL for three seasons (2002-04).

Oldenkamp is only one year removed from the ASU soccer program after graduating in May of 2008. She culminated her Sun Devil career with being named First-Team All-Pac-10 in 2007. Oldenkamp, who was named to the Pac-10's All-Academic Team three times and earned recognition as a NSCAA/adidas Women's Scholar All-American in 2007, started 57 of the 74 matches she played during her ASU career.

Tullock and Oldenkamp will be joining former Sun Devil players Elizabeth Bogus (FC Gold Pride), Manya Makoski (Los Angeles) and Amy LePeilbet (Boston) and former Sun Devil assistant coach Nancy Augustyniak Goffi (Boston) who were selected in the WPS General Draft last October.

WPS is the highest level women's professional soccer league in North America. Formed in September 2007 as the result of the efforts of the Women's Soccer Initiative, Inc., WPS, which will begin play in April 2009 consists of seven teams across the country.

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