by Photo from SD Loyal

San Diego Wave FC strengthens its offense by signing ex-Chicago Red Stars forward, Rachel Hill, to their 2023 season roster. 

The team confirmed the acquisition of the 27-year-old striker this week, adding more firepower to an offense that finished within the top five in scoring this past season. Rachel Hill and Wave have agreed on a two-year contract going through the 2024 National Women's Soccer League season. 

Previously, Hill played two complete seasons with the Chicago Red Stars after joining the Windy City in 2020 through a trade from the Orlando Pride. Wave FC coach Casey Stoney says that the signing of Hill will be beneficial for the team on and off the field. 

“I’m really pleased to have secured the signing of Rachel,” San Diego Wave FC Head Coach Casey Stoney said. “She will bring experience and great attacking qualities to our team and hugely add off the field to our culture and environment.”
Casey Stoney, San Diego Wave FC Head Coach

Internationally, the New Hampshire-born soccer player has also played for the U-20 and U-23 U.S. Women's National Teams. Rachel partook in the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, and also five games for the CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship, where she led the team in assists. 

The University of Connecticut graduate says she is looking forward to being part of the soccer culture being built in San Diego, and she also admires the work that has been done already after just one season of existence. 

“I can’t wait to get out to San Diego and join the Wave family. It’s exciting to see the culture they’re building at the club and everything they’ve accomplished in their inaugural season. I’m honored to now be a part of it, and I’m looking forward to doing whatever I can to help the team win and continue the success.”
Rachel Hill, San Diego Wave FC Forward

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