DDL, Wright State player signs with European team

Former Wright State University soccer standout Emilie Fillion has signed a professional contract with Dutch Premier League club FC Twente.

Fillion, who played last year for Dayton Dutch Lions FC, will travel to Holland on Friday and join the team for the second half of their season. She was an all-league player for DDL and received national attention for her bicycle kick goal during a game.

“I am really excited to have the opportunity to go to Holland and play for one of the best clubs out there.” Fillion said. “I am hoping the things I have learned while playing here will help me bring something extra to the team. i am very lucky to join such a quality organization and their high standards for excellence can only make me better.”

Fillion, a native of Canada, played for several national youth teams until she left to play and study at Wright State. She played for DDL’s W-League team in 2012 and 2013.

“Having Emilie signing a professional contract with our partner club FC Twente is great not just for Emilie but also for the club and our women’s program,” DDL technical director Sid van Druenen said. “Playing for the Dayton Dutch Lions FC will give players the opportunity to develop toward the dream of playing professional soccer and I am sure Emilie will do well in European professional soccer. She is a very determined and strong player with the ability to decide games not only by scoring decisive goals but also with a tremendous work rate and team spirit.”

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