The Carolina RailHawks, a professional soccer club based in Cary, have announced plans for a women's team this spring. The roster will consist of players with college, W-League and National team experience and two of them have very local ties.
Sarah Winslow, a sophomore at Wake Forest University and a 2006 Fike High School graduate, and Allie Wilkerson, a senior at Barton College, are part of the 20-woman roster.
Wilkerson is the only non-NCAA Division I player on the team, which also includes such prominent names as Casey Nogueira of North Carolina, Kelly Attayek of UNC Greensboro and Molly Baird of Tennessee.
The RailHawks begin the season May 10 in Greensboro against the Carolina Dynamo and will play their home opener at WakeMed Soccer Park on Friday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m.
The Carolina RailHawks Football Club plays in the United Soccer League First Division, which will have 11 men's teams this spring. The RailHawks Women will play in the USL W-League which will have 41 teams this spring, including the Greensboro-based Dynamo and the Charlotte Lady Eagles.