DAVIS, Calif. - England standout Mahlah Catline will continue her academic and athletic career as member of UC Davis women’s soccer after signing a National Letter of Intent, as announced by Twila Kaufman on Friday.
In addition to competing for Reading FC and Chelsea FC throughout her 10-year club career, Catline also competed for her native country’s National Team at the U15, U17 and U18 levels.
“I think UC Davis will suit my personality very well. I also love what the coaches at UC Davis are trying to do with the program, and I hope I can help this team achieve its goals," said Catline.
Said Kaufman, “Mahlah is a very important piece for the direction the program is moving. She brings elite athleticism coupled with a very high soccer IQ and soft feet. Her exposure to the international game will help this staff continue to diversify the team’s overall player toolbox, we are excited to watch her become the best version of herself at UC Davis.”
Hailing from Reading, England, Catline competed for The Sixth Form College (Farnborough) the last three years and became the youngest player selected to Chelsea Reserves’ roster when she joined the organization as a 16-year-old.
While with Chelsea FC, her teams won 23 of 32 games and earned a draw in five of those other nine matches. For the three seasons that she was on roster, Catline led Chelsea to a first place league finish and a berth in the FA Cup’s semifinal round.
Catline, known for her goal-scoring abilities, found the back of the net five times in three international fixtures before returning Reading FC for the 2016-17 season. Last year, she set a new single-season record by scoring 52 goals.