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  • Writer's pictureEmma Treptow

Rookie Profiles: Racing Louisville FC

Updated: Apr 29, 2022

Kirsten Davis-

Photo Courtesy of Texas Tech Athletics

Team: Racing Louisville


Position: Forward


Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri


College: Texas Tech


College Number: 22


College Major: unknown


College Awards: 2019 First Team All-American, 2019 First Team All-Midwest, 2019 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year, 2019 First Team All-Big 12, 2019 First Team Academic All-Big 12, 2018 Second Team All-Midwest, 2018 Big 12 All-Tournament Team, 2018 First Team Academic All-Big 12, 2018 Texas Tech Team Offensive MVP


Draft Pick: #13 overall in 2021 NWSL College Draft; opted to stay with Texas Tech one more year


Pro Contract: signed to a two-year deal with an option for a third


Quote: “It was a dream come true to be drafted earlier this year,” Davis said. “That’s just something I’ve been looking forward to since I was a little girl. Staying for my fifth year of college, I knew in the back of my mind I’d have an opportunity after that and just needed to develop and be the best person I can.




Jaelin Howell-

Photo Courtesy of Karl B DeBlaker, The Associated Press

Team: Racing Louisville


Position: Midfielder


Hometown: Lone Tree, Colorado


College: Florida State University


College Number: 6


College Major: unknown


College Awards: Honda Sport Award Winner (2021), MAC Hermann Trophy Winner (2020, 2021), United Soccer Coaches First Team All-American (2020-2021, 2021), United Soccer Coaches All-Atlantic Region First Team (2020-2021, 2021), ACC Midfielder of the Year (2020, 2021), All-ACC First Team (2019, 2020, 2021), Honda Award Finalist (2021), United Soccer Coaches All-Atlantic Region Second Team (2019), MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List (2019), United Soccer Coaches All-Atlantic Region Third Team (2018), All-ACC Second Team (2018), All-ACC Freshman Team (2018)


Draft Pick: #2 overall


Pro Contract: signed a three-year contract


Quote: “I’m extremely grateful for Racing Louisville drafting me and giving me the opportunity to play for a club with such a promising future," Howell said. "I’m excited to help the team compete for championships while learning from some of the best players in the world in this league. I hope to make a positive impact on and off the field for our club, and I’m looking forward to getting started.”




Savannah DeMelo-

Photo Courtesy of USC Athletics

Team: Racing Louisville


Position: Midfielder


Hometown: Bellflower, California


College: University of Southern California


College Number: 10


College Major: health and human sciences


College Awards: All-Pac-12 Second Team (2020-21), United Soccer Coaches All-American third team (2018), All Pac-12 First Team (2017, 2018), All-Pacific Region First Team (2018), Pac-12 All-Freshman (2017)


Draft Pick: #4 overall


Pro Contract: signed a two-year contract


Quote: “I am super excited to be part of the team, I can’t wait to put everything I can into it and get prepared for the Challenge Cup and the regular season." -DeMelo




Charmé Morgan-

Photo Courtesy of OSU Athletics

Team: Racing Louisville


Position: Defender


Hometown: Frisco, Texas


College: Oklahoma State University


College Number: 18


College Major: nutritional sciences


College Awards: All Big-12 Second Team (2019, 2020-21), United Soccer Coaches All-Midwest Region Third Team (2020-21), United Soccer Coaches All-Midwest Region Second Team (2019)


Draft Pick: #16 overall


Pro Contract: in preseason camp as a training player




Jordyn Bloomer-

Photo Courtesy of UW-Madison Athletics

Team: Racing Louisville


Position: Goalkeeper


Hometown: Hartland, Wisconsin


College: University of Wisconsin-Madison


College Number: 24


College Major: unknown


College Awards: United Soccer Coaches Second Team All-American (2020-21), Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year (2019, 2020-21), First Team All-Big Ten (2019, 2020-21), United Soccer Coaches All-North First Team (2020-21), Senior CLASS Award Finalist (2020-21), First Team All-American (2019), First Team All-North Region (2019)


Draft Pick: #26 overall


Pro Contract: signed to a one-year contract with an option for 2023


Quote: “It’s been a dream," Bloomer said. "I am wildly excited to be here. It has been everything I could’ve hoped for so far. I am looking forward to get rolling with the rest of preseason.”




Sydney Cummings-

Photo Courtesy of Georgetown Athletics

Team: Racing Louisville


Position: Defender


Hometown: Millstone Township, New Jersey


College: Brown University, Georgetown University (fifth year)


College Number: 6


College Major: unknown


College Awards: With Brown: Earned All-Ivey Honors (2017, 2018, 2019), Second-team All-American (2019), First-team All-Ivey (2019), First-team All-East Region (2019), First-team NEWISA All-New England (2019), Second Team All-Ivey (2017, 2018) Second Team NEWISA All-New England (2018)


Draft Pick: #42 overall


Pro Contract: in preseason as a training player


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