Dash Player Spotlight

Dash Player Spotlight

Get to know the players of the Houston Dash as Jen Cooper sits down with a new player each week to find out what makes them tick on and off the field.

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October 3, 2019 14 min
Jane Campbell stops by Player Spotlight to take a look back on the season, her history with Mexico on the youth and full national team in preparation for the Dash's upcoming historic match against Tigres, and her offseason plans.
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Sofia Huerta returns to sit down with Jen Cooper to talk about her brace against Utah, playing eight games in three days, and the growth of the NWSL since her rookie season. Huerta also previews the upcoming historic Tigres match and the growth of the Australian W-League.
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September 6, 2019 18 min
Cami Privett talks about her return to the Houston Dash, her original path to the Houston Dash in 2015, and every place she's been in between with Jen Cooper.
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August 30, 2019 15 min
Ari Romero chats with Jen Cooper about playing her rookie year with the Houston Dash in 2014, how playing with the Mexico Women's National team prepared her for her professional career, playing overseas, and now returning back to Houston this season.
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August 23, 2019 21 min
Jamia Fields sits down with Jen Cooper and talks about playing collegiately at Florida State and how playing for the Orlando Pride felt like an extension of her Florida State experience. She also talks about playing abroad and how she found herself here with the Houston Dash.
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August 17, 2019 18 min
Jen Cooper talks with Canadian midfeilder Sophie Schmidt about her experience in the 2019 World Cup and the Dash season so far.
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August 10, 2019 12 min
Allysha Chapman talks with Zac Emmons (who fills in for Jen Cooper) about her season with the Dash so far and also on her World Cup experience this past summer in France.
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August 2, 2019 10 min
Center-back and rookie Ally Prisock joined Matt Pedersen to talk about her first year in the league as a professional player coming out of the University of South California. Born and raised in California, Prisock also opens up her love for her hometown and adjusting into a new city.
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July 19, 2019 15 min
Haley Hanson joined Cooper for the first time to talk about the transitions she has made as a soccer player from college to her rookie year as a professional. This year, as she has become a pivotal part of the team, Hanson explains what it’s like to becoming a leader and mentor for the rookies coming in to the Dash.
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July 16, 2019 20 min
Cooper welcomed Satara Murray to her show to talk about her journey of going to the English league after a successful career at the University of North Carolina, staying to play with Liverpool for four years and transitioning into her home-state with the Dash.
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July 5, 2019 12 min
Aussie international Kyah Simon joins Pedersen to talk about her career in Houston and Australia, and the challenges that she has faced in the past six months. Simon opens up about the mental and physical preparations of recovering from an injury and missing her first World Cup.
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July 3, 2019 8 min
Forward Ariana Calderon joins Pedersen to talk about her international career before coming into Houston. Calderon opens up about the challenges that come with playing in different places all over the world, and how to overcome one of her biggest setbacks: Missing a world cup due to an injury.
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June 25, 2019 22 min
In this episode of Player Spotlight, Kealia Ohai recaps her career up to this point as she nears her 100th appearance this weekend and how far the Houston Dash has come since 2014.
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June 18, 2019 21 min
Dash goalkeeper Bianca Henninger caught up with Cooper about her career with the Dash, and the role that comes with being a veteran that made her debut when the club became part of the league in 2014. Henninger also talks about the challenges of being a goalkeeper, competing for the starting spot against her own teammates and the love she has for the city of Houston.
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June 10, 2019 19 min
Dash forward Cece Kizer sat down with Jen Cooper to talk about her NWSL debut and her record-breaking collegiate career in the SEC at Ole Miss. Kizer opens up about coming into Houston and adjusting to the city and the atmosphere in professional soccer with the team.
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June 3, 2019 20 min
Kristie Mewis sat down with Cooper to talk about her time playing since the inaugural year of the NWSL and her personal challenges faced during that time. Mewis also touches on the 2019 FIFA World Cup and the support system her and her sister and USWNT player Sam Mewis share.
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May 28, 2019 19 min
Dash forward Sofia Huerta joined Cooper to talk about her transition of moving to Houston from Chicago where she spent three seasons playing for the Red Stars. Huerta shared her personal goals with the Houston Dash and her growing experience playing for the USWNT and in the W-League.
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May 17, 2019 19 min
Dash defender Clare Polkinghorne sat down with Jen Cooper to talk about her transition from her 10-year career in the W-League to the NWSL and the city of Houston. Polkinghorne also shared her thoughts on this year’s Australian team and her preparation for her third World Cup appearance this upcoming summer in France. Finally, the two previewed the upcoming game against the Chicago Red Stars and the challenges that’ll come facing h...
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May 10, 2019 21 min
Dash forward Rachel Daly sat down with Cooper to talk about her journey coming to the U.S. to become a professional soccer player in the NWSL. Daly expresses what it means to get called up to the England National Team for the Women’s World Cup this upcoming summer, and recaps her journey coming to Houston and becoming a face for the Dash.
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May 3, 2019 21 min
Jane Campbell sat down with Jen Cooper to talk the pressure of facing penalties, and her success against them so far this season. The goalkeeper also looks back at her journey coming to Houston and becoming a face for the Dash.
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