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ASU in the Pros Series: Washington Spirit Forward Cali Farquharson

One of Sun Devil soccer’s best is set for a big return in 2017.


Cali Farquharson was a dominant force throughout her Sun Devil career. She found the net consistently, scoring at a massive rate while leading the team in goals and points in each of her four years at Arizona State.

Farquharson concluded her collegiate career as the program’s second all-time leading scorer with 44 goals.

Time at ASU

2012: Led team in goals (10) and points (24) — both marks fifth in Pac-12. Earned Pac-12 All-Freshman honors and won Sun Devils’ Newcomer of the Year Award.

2013: Named Second-Team All-Pac-12, Pac-12 All-Academic First Team. Also named Second-Team NSCAA All-Region. Scored 10 goals and totaled 22 points.

2014: Named First-Team All-Pac-12 and First-Team NSCAA All-Regional. Drew Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team honors. Led ASU with 14 goals and 32 points.

2015: Named First-Team All-Pac-12 and First-Team NSCAA All-Regional. Earned Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention. Led team in goals (10) and points (24), in lieu of missing over four games because of injury.

Time in the Pros

2016: Drafted by Washington Spirit with 12th overall pick of 2016 NWSL College Draft. Appeared in 16 games (eight starts), amassing 561 total minutes. Rookie season was cut short when she tore her ACL on Sept. 7, 2016.

Farquharson has yet to open her professional scoring account. However, her early involvement with the Spirit’s senior club is reason to believe that shouldn’t remain true much longer, despite having suffered a season-ending injury and the club’s recent addition of U.S. Women’s National Team forward Mallory Pugh.