The Denver Post is reporting that 17-year old USWNT standout Mallory Pugh will not be turning pro this year, rather she will be attending UCLA.
“We did look at her possibly going pro,” Horace Pugh, Mallory’s father, told The Denver Post. “It’s all over the Internet she’s going to play professionally. It was very close to happening, but her gut feeling was that she wanted to go to college.”
With Pugh forgoing playing in the NWSL for the 2016 season, speculation will now begin on who the Portland Thorns FC will pickup with the first pick in the new allocation process.