Grand Rapids FC Add Marti Corby for 2017 UWS Season
Marti Corby will be the latest addition to Grand Rapids FC’s roster for the 2017 UWS Season that kicks off in the coming months. The Grand Valley State University alumna ended her collegiate career as a three-time DII National Champion and back-to-back Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year (2015 & 2016).
UWS Soccer News: Grand Rapids Football Club has announced midfielder Marti Corby as its latest addition for the upcoming United Women’s Soccer (UWS) season. Corby was eligible for the recent National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Draft after the end of her stellar Grand Valley State University career and was called up to U.S. U23 Women’s National Team training camp last year.
“Marti is one of West Michigan’s top players. She is someone we have pursued from day one and we are very excited she has decided to play with us this summer,” said GRFC women’s head coach Lewis Robinson. “She is an attacking midfielder that can create and score goals, but, most importantly, she has great experience at the high levels and knows what it takes to win. Having worked with Marti before, I am really looking forward to having her with us this summer!”
Corby ended her GVSU career as one of the most prolific Division II players of all time with a total of three National Championship titles. A native of Ada, Michigan, Corby is at the top of many career records: first in program history in assists (61) and games played (102), third in total points (183), fourth in total goals (61) and game-winning goals (18) and second in games started (96).
Marti became just the second two-time recipient of the NSCAA Player of the Year award when she was awarded the title in 2014 and 2015, and was named the 2015 D2CCA Player of the Year as well. She is a four-time NSCAA and D2CCA All-American, and became a four-time All-Midwest Region First Team selection. She repeated as the GLIAC Offensive Player of the Year in 2016.
“I’m overjoyed to be able to continue my soccer career with this organization,” said Corby. “The men’s side has done tremendous things, and I have belief that with the talent of the players that the team has signed thus far, the women can continue that trend. I’m unbelievably excited to work with the coaching staff; each and every one of them are amazing leaders and teachers of the game.”
“I can’t thank GRFC enough for giving us women the opportunity to play the game we love, right here in Grand Rapids. I’m really looking forward to representing my hometown and playing with some of my best friends!”
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