Soto taking her game to the next level

Soto taking her game to the next level

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern women's soccer senior Brittany Soto has been named a member of the Gulf Coast Texans, an amateur women's soccer team based in Pensacola, Fla., which is part of the Women's Premiere Soccer League (WPSL).

Soto's teammates include top players from all levels of collegiate play, including Shakira Duncan, one of the most decorated players in UWF soccer history, a two-time NCAA National Scoring Champion and two-time All-American.

Soto, a chemistry major from Ball Ground, Ga., was a two-year starter for the Panthers after playing at Winthrop University for two seasons. This past year, she earned Second-Team All-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference honors, and was named Second-Team Scholar All-South Region by the NSCAA.

The Women's Premier Soccer League is an independent national league whose main focus is on the development of highly competitive amateur women's soccer teams.

The WPSL also makes every effort to bring quality soccer to all levels of the community and to promote the stature of female athletes as role models for our youth.

The WPSL was formed in 1998. It is sanctioned by the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) as an affiliate of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the ruling body of soccer in the United States and FIFA the world's ruling body for soccer.

Opening day for Soto and the Texans will be at home in Pensacola in Ashton Brosnaham Stadium against the Florida Sol on May 31, 2011, at 6 p.m. For more information on the team, visit