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Jade Flory Signs With Professional Soccer Team in Iceland

Mar 11, 2015

Credit MSU Athletics

Morehead State soccer standout Jade Flory has signed a professional contract to compete for Prottur Reykjavik in the Icelandic Women's Premier Division.

The Premier Division is the highest level of professional soccer on the island, in conjunction with the Futbol Association of Iceland. The club is also known as Throttur FC.

"I am so excited, it's hard to even put it into words right now," Flory said. "I get to live out my childhood dream playing the sport I love, and I couldn't be more grateful for this opportunity."

A transfer from Youngstown State, Flory was a First-Team All-Ohio Valley Conference choice in 2014 after being named OVC Player of the Year in 2013. She recorded 27 goals and 13 assists for 67 points as an Eagle.

Flory was also named Second-Team Capital One Academic All-America by the College Sports Information Directors of America following the 2014 campaign.

"I am so happy for Jade and her accomplishments," Head Coach Warren Lipka said.

"When she came to Morehead State she said she wanted to win a championship, earn her degree in four years, and have the chance to play professionally. I am so proud and happy she has been able to attain those goals. I look forward to seeing her play at the professional level,” added Lipka.

MSU won the OVC Tournament Championship in 2013. She is on track to graduate with a bachelor's degree in business administration.

A native of Chambersburg, Pa., Flory ranks third in school history for goals and points despite playing just 44 matches in a Morehead State uniform. She also places fourth in assists.

As a senior, Flory ranked among the league leaders in assists (T-1st, 8), goals (2nd, 13), points (2nd, 34), points per game (2nd, 1.55), game-winning goals (3rd, 4) and assists per game (5th, 0.36).

Flory recorded three goals against Eastern Kentucky as a junior and three more at Illinois-Chicago as a senior. She posted six multi-goal performances in her two seasons at MSU.