Madison Costner (middle) scored two against Ann Arbor on June 30, 2019 to help the Eagles past the Lumberjills 3-0. | Daniel Herlensky

Playing for the Eagles – a pathway to pro

Whether you’re a current high school or college player or a post-graduate looking to continue your soccer career, the Eagles are the place for you to grow your soccer career. Playing for the club ensures you’ll get top-quality coaching and mentoring at one of the premier women’s soccer clubs in the nation.

Eagles head coach Matt Ogden | Claire Kilbarger

Taking your game to the next level

Eagles boss (and Preston, England native) Matt Ogden is one of the most respected coaches in the area. He’s the head coach of the Capital University women’s soccer program and won a OAC title with the Crusaders in 2015. He and the Eagles coaching staff will work with you in the spring and summer months to make you a better, more well-rounded soccer player.

Columbus Eagles FC become the first all-female partner club in Celtic Football Club's history

Part of the Celtic FC family

In 2018, the Eagles partnered with Celtic Football Club, one of the most storied football clubs in the world. The Celtic International Soccer Academy brings its coaches to Columbus once a year to run a camp and identify players who could rise in their ranks, potentially all the way to their senior women’s team, which plays in the Scottish Women’s Premier League.

EAGLES WHO’VE PLAYED PRO/OVERSEAS

Sydney Blomquist

Sydney Blomquist

Sydney Blomquist, a Maryland native, played for the Eagles in 2015 and has gone on to play for Västerås BK30 in Sweden, for Aland in Finland, and for Sporting Lisbon in Portugal.

Andrea Vera

Vera, who played more than 200 minutes in goal for the Eagles in 2019, made Ecuador’s World Cup roster in 2015 and currently plays abroad in Italy.

Ashley Gogolin

Ashley Gogolin

The current Eagles captain graduated from Wright State University and made the Chicago Red Stars preseason roster in 2017 before playing a season for the Red Star Reserves.

Megan Minnix

Megan Minnix

Megan Minnix – a University of Charlotte alumna and a standout Eagles defender since 2018 – played a season for FC Sport in Vaasa, Finland in 2011.

Shannon Flower

Shannon Flower

Shannon Flower, an Indiana University graduate, played for the Eagles from 2016-2018 and currently plays in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Want to join the Eagles and be a part of one of the most exciting women’s soccer clubs in the nation? We want you!