Local standout soccer goalie Shelby Money realized her biggest dream last week when she signed a contract with Racing Louisville FC, a new team in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL).
The NWSL is in the top tier of women’s pro leagues.
She joined Louisville as it expanded its roster for the Challenge Cup, a pre-season tournament where the team played the first game in its history last Saturday.
In college, Money, 23, of Vineland, led the Division III Rowan University Profs and posted a career record in goal of 50-10-7 with 36 shutouts. She was a United Soccer coaches All-American in 2018.
She is a former coach herself at the Keeper Institute in Sewell, NJ, a training school founded by former U.S. National Team member and Vineland native Jill Loyden, which aims to educate young and aspiring goalies.
Money is a granddaughter of former Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers star Don Money of Vineland, a four-time all-star in his big league career. She is one of the few Division III players ever in the women’s pro league.