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Corby Joins Grands Rapids F.C. For 2017 Season

03/01/2017, 3:30pm EST
By Admin

The GVSU legend ended her stellar collegiate career last fall

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Grand Rapids Football Club is proud to announce that midfielder Marti Corby has been added to their women’s squad for the upcoming United Women's Soccer (UWS) season. Corby was eligible for the recent National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Draft after the end of her stellar Grand Valley State University career and last year was called up to U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team training camp.

“Marti is one of West Michigan’s top players so she is someone we have pursued from day one and we are very excited she has decided to play with us this summer,” said GRFC Women’s Head Coach Lewis Robinson. “She is an attacking midfielder that can create and score goals but most importantly she has great experience at the high levels and knows what it takes to win. Having worked with Marti before I am really looking forward to having her with us this summer!”

Corby ended her GVSU career as one of the most prolific Division II players of all time with three National Championship titles. The Ada, Michigan native is at the top of many career records: 1st in program history in assists (61) and games played (102), 3rd in total points (183), 4th in total goals (61) and game-winning goals (18) and second in games started (96).

Marti became just the second two-time recipient of the NSCAA Player of the Year award when she was awarded the title in 2014 and 2015, and was named the 2015 D2CCA Player of the Year as well. She is a four-time NSCAA and D2CCA All-American after becoming a four-time All-Midwest Region First Team selection, and repeated as the GLIAC Offensive Player of the Year in 2016 after earning the same title one season prior.

“I’m overjoyed to be able to continue my soccer career with this organization,” said Corby. “The men’s side has done tremendous things, and I have belief that with the talent of the players that the team has signed thus far, the women can continue that trend. I’m unbelievably excited to work with the coaching staff; each and every one of them are amazing leaders and teachers of the game.

“I can’t thank GRFC enough for giving us women the opportunity to play the game we love, right here in Grand Rapids. Really looking forward to representing my hometown and playing with some of my best friends!”

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About United Women’s Soccer (UWS): UWS is a national women’s soccer league sanctioned by U.S. Soccer through the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA). UWS is a professionally operated league created for teams that meet high minimum standards. The season runs from May until the end of July, culminating in a National Championship match. The UWS player pool is comprised of college players, aspiring & former professionals and international stars. You can follow UWS on social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

UWS is managed by EDP, a leading soccer management company that runs a number of leagues and tournaments. In addition to UWS, EDP operates youth leagues that includes an NPL league, the EDP Super Club program, the EDP Premier League and the EDP Championship League. EDP also runs EDP Futures programs for U-7’s to U-12’s and it conducts more than 20 youth tournaments, including tournaments within its EDP Cup Series and EDP Showcase Series.

Media can contact UWS Director of Communications Jorma Kansanen by e-mail at You can visit the league’s official website at Interested team applicants can contact League Director Joe Ferrara by e-mail at

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