Erin Kane, Milwaukee's starting goalkeeper for the last four seasons, has made the opening day roster with St. Louis Athletica of Women's Professional Soccer (WPS). Kane was invited to training camp after a strong tryout with the club and will now start the season as one of three goalkeepers on the roster.
Kane is joined in the Athletica nets by U.S. National Team keeper Hope Solo and Jillian Loyden. She is the first Panther woman to break camp with a professional team in the States since Lisa Krzykowski. Krzykowski played with Atlanta and San Diego of the now-defunct WUSA and was the first woman from the state of Wisconsin to play professional soccer.
In her UWM career, Kane set school records for minutes, GAA, shutouts and wins. She holds minutes, GAA and shutout records for the Horizon League and is the only GK in league history to earn all-league first team honors all four years.