NEW YORK – For the second time, Santa Clara women's soccer alum Julie Ertz has won an ESPY. She won the award as Best National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) on Saturday. Her first ESPY was the 2018 Female Athlete of the Award.
Ertz plays professionally for the Chicago Red Stars of the NWSL. The team drafted her third overall in the 2014 College Draft. She was the 2014 Rookie of the Year and Best XI in 2015. In 2016, 2017, and 2018 she was Second XI.
She was recently named one of 18 players on the roster for the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games this summer.