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  • Writer's pictureEmma Treptow

Rookie Profiles: Kansas City Current

Updated: Apr 29, 2022

Alex Loera-

Photo Courtesy of @thekccurrent /twitter

Team: Kansas City Current


Position: Midfielder


Hometown: Thornton, Colorado


College: Santa Clara


College Number: 22


College Major: unknown


College Awards: Honda Award Winner (2020), Second Team All-American (2020), First Team All-West Region (2020, 2019, 2018), WCC Defensive Player of the Year (2020, 2019), First Team All-WCC (2020, 2019, 2018), Second Team All-WCC (2017), WCC All-Freshman (2017)


Draft Pick: #36 overall in the 2020 NWSL College Draft; opted to stay a fifth year with Santa Clara


Pro Contract: signed with the club until the 2024 season


Quote: “We are pleased to welcome Alex to our KC Current family, she enjoyed a stellar college career, winning both team and individual awards and was one of the top three players in collegiate soccer over the past two years. We are looking forward to seeing her build on that success at the professional level.” from Director of Soccer Operations Huw Williams.

“I am so blessed, humbled, and excited to be starting my professional career with such an authentic and rapidly growing club, with all the great things in motion, KC is the perfect place for me, and I can’t wait to contribute and be part of this city that celebrates soccer!” -Alex Loera




Elyse Bennett-

Photo Courtesy of Washington State University Athletics

Team: Kansas City Current


Position: Forward


Hometown: De Pere, Wisconsin


College: Washington State University


College Number: 13


College Major: Biology


College Awards: All Pac-12 Third Team (2021 spring), USC Scholar All-Region Second Team (2021 spring), Pac-12 Honor Roll (2019, 2021), Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention (2018), Pac-12 All-Freshman Team (2017)


Draft Pick: #7 overall


Pro Contract: in preseason camp as a training player


Quote: “We’re excited to add a high-quality player of Bennett’s caliber, I had the pleasure of watching her live this past season and I’m confident that she has the potential to become an immediate impact player for us and in the league in general.” -Huw Williams




Chardonnay Curran-

Photo Courtesy of UO University

Team: Kansas City Current


Position: Midfielder


Hometown: Ewa Beach, Hawaii


College: Oregon


College Number: 4


College Major: General Social Science


College Awards: Holds UO career record for both matches played and consecutive matches played at 92, UO career record 84 games started


Draft Pick: #17 overall


Pro Contract: in preseason camp as a training player




Jenna Winebrenner-

Photo Courtesy of Notre Dame Athletics

Team: Kansas City Current


Position: Defender


Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri


College: Notre Dame, TCU (fifth year)


College Number: 19


College Major: School of Business


College Awards: 2020 All-ACC Academic Team


Draft Pick: #41 overall


Pro Contract: in preseason camp as a training player




Izzy Rodriguez-

Photo Courtesy of Ohio State University Athletics

Team: Kansas City Current


Position: Defender


Hometown: Canton, Michigan


College: Ohio State


College Number: 9


College Major: unknown


College Awards: Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2019, 2021), 2020-21 United Soccer Coaches First Team Scholar All-American, 2020-21 (spring) United Soccer Coaches All-North/Central Region, United Soccer Coaches Third Team All-American (2021), United Soccer Coaches First Team All-North Region (2018, 2021), First Team All-Big Ten (2018, 2021), Big Ten Defender of the Year (2021), Third Team All-Big Ten (2017, 2019), Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2017), Academic All-Big Ten (2018, 2019, 2020)


Draft Pick: #43 overall


Pro Contract: in preseason camp as a training player



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