Savannah McCaskill is on the move.
The South Carolina women’s soccer legend was traded on Wednesday to the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women’s Soccer League. In exchange, McCaskill’s now former team, Sky Blue FC (a team that plays its home games in Piscataway, N.J.), received Chicago’s highest first-round pick and a second-round pick in the 2020 draft.
Tweeted McCaskill, “First, to all of my incredible teammates, you guys are absolute rock stars and it’s been an honor to play with y’all! I can’t tell you how much every one of you mean to me. Lastly, thank you to all of my rock of friends that I didn’t get the chance to play with but made Jersey feel like home!
“You are forever family/homies! Here’s to you guys and here’s to a new opportunity to continue my career with @chicagoredstars!! I can’t wait to get to work!!”
The deal was first reported by Front Row Soccer.
McCaskill appeared in 26 matches over a season and a half for Sky Blue FC, a team that had one win, 23 losses and eight draws during her time there. She scored three goals and assisted on four in 1,896 minutes.
Chicago, on the other hand, finished fourth in the nine-team league in 2018 and currently sits in sixth place in the 2019 standings.
The Chapin native finished her South Carolina career with 114 points (third all-time in program history) and reached two Elite Eights and a Final Four. She also finished second in assists (34) in program history and third (40) in goals.
Her junior season was historic, as she set single-year school records for points (45) and goals (17) and ranked second in Division I with an SEC-leading and program record 10 game-winners. She was named a MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist, an NSCAA All-America first teamer and the SEC Offensive Player of the Year. She finished third nationally in points and sixth in goals.