SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Glens Soccer Club announced today that forward Jessie Halladay has signed on for the 2023 USL W League season, pending league approval.
A versatile forward with a penchant for creating chances for others as well as herself, Halladay played all 17 games as a freshman for Loyola Marymount University before transferring to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
“I’m super pumped to be playing for the San Francisco Glens alongside some awesome players and some great coaches,” said Halladay. “I’ll see you all out there. Up the Glens!”
A native of Los Gatos, California and graduate of Los Gatos High School, she enjoyed an illustrious club career with the San Jose Earthquakes Academy and Bay Area Surf, winning three combined national championships. She later earned WPSL Pac North Conference Offensive Player of the Year and Best XI honors at senior level for Surf.
"Jessie is a dynamic player that is sure to showcase what she can do on the pitch this summer," said Glens head coach Mike Sharabi. "We will be looking for her to play a creative role in our attack, while combining with her teammates in the final third."
“Jess is a magician with the ball,” added Glens assistant coach Yvan Trevino. “One of the most creative players I have seen. Just wait until you see what this athlete brings to the table on attack. Relentless, joyful and a passionate athlete. Innate fuúbol. Truly can't wait to share the experience with her again!”
The San Francisco Glens are entering their first USL W League season in the NorCal Division. Open tryouts will take place March 12 at Skyline College. Register now at sfglens.com/tryouts.
ABOUT SAN FRANCISCO GLENS SC
With over 90 total teams and 1,100 youth and adult players, the San Francisco Glens are the largest and most diverse soccer club in The City. Founded in 1961, the Glens have established minor-league men’s team in USL League Two, a women’s team in the USL W League, and a comprehensive youth academy that includes a full pathway in MLS NEXT, the top youth league in America, right down to local micro soccer programs serving kids as young as Pre-K. Last year, the club announced the construction of a soccer-specific facility at Treasure Island with a targeted completion date by end of 2023.
As a community-focused 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Glens are proud to have never turned away a single player or family due to financial hardship thanks to internal fundraising efforts and a scholarship program that distributed over $200,000 last year alone. Visit us at sfglens.com and sfglensacademy.com.
ABOUT THE USL W LEAGUE
The USL W League is the nation’s premier pre-professional league developing the next generation of women’s soccer talent both on and off the field, enhancing the pipeline between college and professional soccer. Since the conclusion of the inaugural 2022 season, 25 W League alums have gone to sign a professional contract. In addition, seven players were drafted in the 2023 NWSL draft, and nine players have been invited to professional preseason training camps home and aboard. The USL W League strives to use women’s soccer as a force for societal good by creating a national platform to increase opportunity, gender equity, and career development. Visit uslwleague.com to learn more.