Local soccer star joins professional team in Sweden

Feb 14, 2016 9:34 PM by Ross Field

Former Chico High soccer star Lauren Prott has inked a contract with Vasteras BK30, a professional soccer team in Sweden.

Prott first started playing soccer when she was 3 years old, and has loved the game ever since. After suiting up for Chico from 2006-2009, Prott went to Milwaukee School of Engineering, but returned home to the Northstate after things did not work out. She then enrolled at Butte College and played one season with the Roadrunners before heading to Mount Olive University in North Carolina. Prott played two seasons for the Trojans and graduated in May of 2014 with a degree in Business Administration.

But rather than hang up the cleats, the 23-year-old defender decide to pursue her dream of playing pro ball. She kept training and began participating in various combines hoping to catch an opportunity.

After standout performances at both the 2015 San Diego and Salinas combine events respectively, that opportunity came.

Prott received a call from Pro Soccer Consulting agent Simon Deely who informed her that she could head overseas and play ball in Sweden with Vasteras BK 30. Prott jumped at the offer and recently signed her first professional contract. She says the phone call from Deely led to an emotional exchange between her and her mother.

"I went and found my mom right away who was in the bathroom. I said 'mom you're never going to guess what just happened, I got signed!' She came over to me and we started hugging and then she started bawling," said Prott.

Vasteras BK30 is a professional women’s soccer team located in the town of Vasteras, Sweden, approximately 30 minutes outside of Stockholm.


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