National Team Replacement Player earns contract with Wave FC
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (August 25, 2022) – San Diego Wave Fútbol Club has signed forward Jackie Altschuld to its 2022 NWSL roster. After joining San Diego Wave FC as a National Team Replacement in July 2022, Altschuld has earned a contract with the club for the remainder of the season.
“It’s honestly a dream come true. To be in this environment has been absolutely amazing. I couldn’t have gotten here without my teammates and everyone on the coaching staff. Everyone has pushed and challenged me to become a better player everyday and I’m just excited to do whatever it takes to help the team achieve our goal.”
Jackie Altschuld, San Diego Wave FC Forward
Altschuld graduated from the University of San Diego where she was named to NSCAA All-West Region Third Team and 1st team All-WCC in her 2016 senior campaign. The forward joined San Diego Wave FC after competing for UMF Tindastóll in Iceland where she played 55 matches in three seasons and scored 20 goals.
As a National Team Replacement Player, Altschuld appeared in one match for Wave FC.
“Jackie has been in our environment for a few months now and has worked hard with an incredible mentality and is very deserving of being added to our roster.”
Casey Stoney, San Diego Wave FC Head Coach
Altschuld joins the squad ahead of this weekend’s road match against the Portland Thorns on Saturday, August 27, in a top-of-the-table clash, before continuing on the road against the Washington Spirit on Saturday, Sept. 10.
After much anticipation and excitement, the club then returns home for its historic opener at Snapdragon stadium on Saturday, Sept. 17 with single-game tickets going fast. Announced on Tuesday, San Diego Wave FC has officially sold more tickets than the NWSL attendance record for a single game with over 27,000 tickets sold for September 17. With less than a month until the historic home opener against Angel City FC, the club now sets its sights on shattering the record with a complete sell out of Snapdragon stadium.
About San Diego Wave Fútbol Club
San Diego Wave Fútbol Club is the 12th and newest member of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). The club’s vision is to be a force for good through the game we love and is led by President Jill Ellis, former head coach of the US Women’s National Team (USWNT) and two-time World Cup champion. Together with Head Coach Casey Stoney, the club will bring the highest level of world-class, professional soccer to San Diego. USWNT standouts Alex Morgan and Abby Dahlkemper were two of the first players signed to the club that consists of athletes representing six international soccer federations, including US, Mexico, Canada, Sweden, England and Australia. The team played the first 11 home games in the 2022 inaugural season at its temporary home, University of San Diego’s Torero stadium. The new Snapdragon stadium will serve as Wave FC’s permanent home starting in September 2022. Learn more about the club and players at www.SanDiegoWaveFC.com.
About Snapdragon Stadium
Snapdragon stadium is San Diego’s newest expertly-designed sports venue with optimized viewing and new VIP experiences. Located on the campus of San Diego State University at Mission Valley, Snapdragon will feature a unique array of food and beverages, including coastal-inspired cuisine and game day favorites. When not in use for sporting events, Snapdragon will serve as a year-round entertainment destination and community hub for San Diego with concerts, festivals and more.