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Racing Louisville signs Texas Tech star forward Kirsten Davis


Racing Louisville continues to re-stock its roster, signing Texas Tech forward Kirsten Davis on Wednesday.

The club acquired Davis’ playing rights through the 2021 NWSL Draft with the 13th overall pick, however the forward opted to return to college for one more season. During that season she was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year after registering 14 goals and 6 assists in 19 appearances. She became just the second player in Texas Tech history after Janine Beckie to win the award twice.

The deal spans two years with the option for a third.

“We are thrilled to have Kirsten join us,” said James O’Connor, Racing’s executive vice president of development. “We have watched her have another standout season in college and are excited to agree to this deal. We can’t wait to see what she can add to our club.”

Over her entire college career, Davis scored 45 goals and was named an All-American twice. She leaves Texas Tech second all-time in points (112), goals (45) and game-winners (16). Additionally, Davis has spent time in the U.S. national team system, playing internationally at the U18, U19 and U20 levels. She was among one of Racing’s nine protected players in the recent 2022 NWSL Expansion Draft.

“It was a dream come true to be drafted earlier this year,” Davis said. “That’s just something I’ve been looking forward to since I was a little girl. Staying for my fifth year of college, I knew in the back of my mind I’d have an opportunity after that and just needed to develop and be the best person I can.

“Now it feels real. I’m excited to get to Louisville, meet everyone and do whatever I can to help the team.”