Chance Makes Instant Impact for Everton Ladies FC
By TOM ZEBOLD
USF Senior Writer
TAMPA, MARCH 9, 2017 – Former USF women’s soccer star Olivia Chance needed just one outing to make a big impact for Everton Ladies FC.
Less than a week after signing, Chance scored two goals in her Football Association Women's Super League 2 debut, an 8-1 victory Brighouse Town that sent Everton to the FA Cup fourth round on Feb. 8.
Chance, a 23-year-old forward, impressed Everton manager Andy Spence during trials after spending last season with Breioablik, the largest sports club in Iceland.
"She is someone with strong technical ability and has already shown within our sessions she has the ability to create opportunities via clever play," Spence said in a team release.
Chance earned NSCAA All-Northeast Region honors as a senior in 2015 after leading the Bulls with nine goals and 10 assists. The New Zealand native was USF’s leading scorer for three seasons and finished her collegiate career with 31 goals. Chance graduated from USF last May before embarking on her pro soccer career.
Be sure to follow USF women’s soccer on social media (Twitter / Instagram) and visit GoUSFBulls.com for the most up-to-date information. The USF women’s soccer team has posted five consecutive seasons of 10-plus wins and six in the last seven years under head coach Denise Schilte-Brown. The Bulls made their first NCAA tournament appearance in 2010 and returned in 2014 & 2015.