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Germantown Has Become Home-Base for the Washington Spirit’s Tori Huster

Tori Huster is the only player on the Washington Spirit roster who has been a member of the team for every season of the professional women’s soccer team’s existence. Huster has been a part of the team which started in the NWSL’s debut year in March 2013 — and the 28-year-old Huster has lived in Germantown during all six seasons with the Spirit.

“This is my sixth season in the Germantown area,” said Huster, who grew up in Cincinnati. She recently spoke to Germantown Pulse after a team training season at the Maryland SoccerPlex. “My first impression was Germantown was actually a lot like home. When I first got here in March it was cold, but there are four seasons, just like home, although I am only here for three seasons most of the time. When everything greens up in the summertime, it is a lot like home.”

The fiery redhead has become a staple playing midfield for Spirit fans attending games at the Maryland SoccerPlex. Back on March 31, Spirit owner Bill Lynch honored Huster with an honorary No. 100 jersey ahead of the team’s 2018 home opener. Huster hit the milestone on the weekend before in Spirit’s season-opening road game against Seattle Reign FC. In addition to her 100 regular season appearances with the club, Huster has played in four postseason matches, including the 2016 NWSL Championship. She was called up to the U.S. Women’s National Team for matches in France and England in February 2015.

Huster has worn the No. 23 for her entire career with the Spirit. In 2013, she was the Spirit’s second pick in the NWSL Supplemental Draft. She was a four-year starter at Florida State University. Huster played the most minutes of any Spirit player in 2016. She has scored three goals as a member of the Spirit.