DURHAM, N.C. – A pair of former Duke women’s soccer standouts are making their return stateside, as Rebecca Quinn and Schuyler DeBree signed with the National Women’s Soccer League’s Reign FC Monday afternoon.
Quinn returns to the States after joining Paris FC prior to the start of the 2019 NWSL season. The Toronto, Canada, native became the highest player in program history and highest Canadian drafted when she was taken with the No. 3 overall pick by the Washington Spirit in the 2018 NWSL College Draft.
The former Blue Devil midfielder wrapped up an illustrious career with Duke in 2017, capturing United Soccer Coaches First Team All-America honors and being named All-ACC First Team and the program’s first ACC Midfielder of the Year. Quinn, who led the Blue Devils to two College Cup appearances in her four years, finished her career with eight goals and nine assists while seeing 5,499 minutes of action as one of the nation’s top midfielders. She enters her time with Reign FC after being a part of the Canadian Women’s National Team that advanced to the knockout stage of the 2019 Women’s World Cup.
DeBree also spent time overseas before returning home to rejoin the NWSL. The Fair Haven, N.J., native was taken with the 11th overall pick in the 2018 NWSL College Draft before joining AC Sparta Praha (Czech Republic) for the past two seasons. There she captured the Czech First Division and Czech Women’s Cup twice.
One of the most decorated players in Duke women’s soccer history, DeBree wrapped up her Blue Devil career after a standout senior campaign in 2017. The defender earned ACC Defensive Player of the Year and United Soccer Coaches Third Team All-America honors en route to the Blue Devils reaching the College Cup for the fourth time in program history. DeBree has also had heavy involvement in the U.S. Youth National Team, making a pair of appearances with the U-23 squad in the fall of 2018 and again this past March.
Quinn, DeBree and Reign FC, a two-time winner of the NWSL Shield, return to action on Sunday, July 28 at 4:00 p.m. ET against the Chicago Red Stars for its World Cup Homecoming Match. That contest will be live streamed on Yahoo! Sports.
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