San Diego Wave Fúbol Club announced the signing of 17-year-old midfielder Jaedyn Shawn through the 2023 season. Shaw, a starter for the U-20 USYNT, is choosing to forgo her college eligibility in order to start her career as a pro as soon as possible. Due to these unique circumstances, the NWSL opened the Discovery Process for Shaw rather than having her wait until the 2023 Draft to join with the league.
“I Believe wholeheartedly in the development and investment in young players, and as a club, we are passionate about giving them a platform to perform,” Casey Stoney, Head Coach for Wave FC, said. “We are extremely excited to sign Jaedyn. She has a bright future, and I look forward to working with her and supporting her pathway to the highest level.”
Shaw spent the 2022 NWSL Preseason training with the Washington Spirit in order to gain more experience. She has also trained with Paris Saint-German FC. The midfielder also played for FC Dallas and Solar Soccer Club at the youth levels.
“First, I want to thank the Washington Spirit for providing me a professional training environment for the past six months,” Shaw said. “I am very grateful for their support. I couldn’t be more excited to join San Diego Wave. I’m looking forward to learning from Casey Stoney and the staff while helping the team contribute to win games and hopefully bring home a championship in the club’s inaugural year!”
The signing of Shaw adds additional strength for the top team in the NWSL (6-3-3). Head Coach Stoney has a proven track record with helping develop young talent and also has the club tied for second in the league with Kansas City Current for NWSL rookie starts.
🎯 The pass and the finish…
Great teamwork by USA 🇺🇸, from @MissimoLexi for the assist to Jaedyn Shaw for the finish, to make it 3-0 against Mexico 🇲🇽
— Sud Ladies Cup (@SudLadiesCup) June 27, 2022
Wave FC’s next home game is against the Kansas City Current on Sunday, August 7.