Danesha Adams has decided to retire and start coaching
I know I have not made it official but I have decided to retire from soccer and step into a new role. I want to first thank my mum LaVonne Head Adams for the many sacrifices you made over the years to allow me to follow my dreams. I also want to thank all of the wonderful organizations I have had the pleasure of playing for. It was an amazing ride. I want to Thank Jill Ellis for giving me the opportunity to play for an amazing University. I learned a lot about myself as a player and person over those 4 years. Thanks to Chicago Red Stars for drafting me and allowing me to further my career. I have given this game over 20+ years and so excited about my new adventure. I want to continue to grow this game and share my experiences and hope I can help someone else accomplish their dreams. Over the years I have had some amazing supporters and fans I want to say THANK YOU! The ride wasn’t always smooth but it was amazing and I am truly blessed.
Danesha Adams joins the Villanova Women’s Soccer coaching staff after recently completing a celebrated playing career.
Collegiately, Adams led UCLA to four NCAA Final Four College Cups, was a three-time Pac-10 Conference First Team selection, two-time Herman Trophy finalist, an was a finalist for the Pac-10 Player of the Year. While playing at UCLA, Adams also represented the U.S.A, playing with the U-20 and U-23 Women’s National Teams, earning her first cap with the Full Women’s National Team in 2006.
Following her career at UCLA, Adams was selected as the 6th pick in the 2008 WPS Supplemental Draft and played professionally from 2009-2010 with the Chicago Red Stars, before joining the Philadelphia Independence from 2010-2012. Following time with the Independence, Adams played professionally in Sweeden with Vittsjo GIK, before joining Sky Blue FC of the NWSL from 2013-2014, and also spent time during that span on loan with Atasehir Belediyesi in Turkey. In 2014-2015, Adams joined the Washington Spirit of the NWSL and also spent time on loan with Apollon Ladies in Cyprus. Following a season with Medkila IL Harstad in Norway in 2015, Adams decided to retire from an illustrious playing career and transition into the coaching profession.
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