Hope Hisey became the second Arizona soccer player to be drafted in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) after she was selected in the fourth round by the Kansas City Current. Hisey was the 46th overall pick.
During her five-year collegiate career at UA, Hisey broke the program’s record in career saves (366), set the record for career games started (88), and ended ranked second for career shutouts (24).
She was named to the 2022 All-Pac-12 Third Team and was the 2023 Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
The Current were already familiar with Hisey since she trained with the Current during the 2023 season and played for the Current II development team.
Hisey wasn’t the only keeper the Current drafted. They also drafted Halle Mackiewicz out of Clemson University in the third round with the 32nd overall pick. The Current also used their second-round pick on defender Ellie Wheeler out of Penn State University.
Hisey goes to the Current after a (8-2-12) season which left the Current second-worst in points in the NWSL.
The Current have two goalkeepers on their existing roster, but Cassie Miller is a restricted free agent.
Hisey joins former Wildcat Iliana Hocking as the only two Arizona players to ever be drafted by NWSL teams. Hocking was taken by NJ/NY Gotham FC in last year’s draft. Former Arizona star Jill Aguilera is currently in the league. She was signed by the Chicago Red Stars after going undrafted.