Seattle: OL Regin acquire USWNT star Rose Lavelle

May 20, 2021
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Seattle: OL Regin acquire USWNT star Rose Lavelle
Source: Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP

⚽️OL Reign: Guess who’s coming to town?! USWNT star Rose Lavelle. Just before Lavelle went overseas to play for Manchester City last August, OL Reign acquired her NWSL rights from the Washington Spirit in exchange for a future draft pick and $200,000. Money well spent.

  • Rose is set to join the Reign on May 26th, so she won’t play in Sunday’s match against the Portland Thorns. But she could make her Reign debut on May 30th against the Spirit, her old NWSL squad. We can’t make this sh!t up.

🏀Storm: The tables were turned for the Storm on Tuesday, losing 96–80 to the Las Vegas Aces. The closest the Storm came to giving the Aces a run for their money was at the end of the third quarter, when newcomer Katie Lou Samuelson hoisted a deep 3-pointer to cut the deficit to four.

  • The Storm take on the Minnesota Lynx tonight at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, though they’ll be without Samuelson. She’ll miss the rest of May to help Team USA qualify for the Olympics in 3x3.

🥎UW: No. 16 (we’re still salty about that) UW softball open the postseason tomorrow at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT, hosting Portland State, Seattle U and Michigan at NCAA Regionals in a double-elimination tournament. With back-to-back-to-back Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year Sis Bates leading the charge, the Dawgs are in good hands.