By Tom Nader
Publisher and Editor
Kent Roosevelt graduate Kayla Fischer is now a professional soccer player.
The Rough Riders alumni (Class of 2018) was drafted by Racing Louisville FC on Thursday night in the National Women’s Soccer League.
The league was founded in 2012, currently includes 20 teams and is considered one of the premier professional soccer league for women in the United States.
Fischer was selected with the 16th overall pick (second round) during Thursday’s draft, which was hosted in Philadelphia.
Fischer, a midfielder and forward, was a standout at Ohio State, appearing in 84 games and starting in 79.
She finished her career with 28 goals, which ranks eighth all-time in Buckeyes history. She also had 20 assists, which rank fifth all-time and her 304 attempted shots are second-most in the history of the school. She finished her career with the Buckeyes with 76 points.
Fischer, who was named team captain for the Buckeyes twice, was named All-Big Ten three times. She earned her degree in Biology in the spring of 2022 and is currently in her first year of Ohio State’s nurse practitioner program.
Fischer holds Kent Roosevelt’s career scoring record with 73 and was named the Suburban League Player of the Year in 2017.