May 9, 2014
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Just over a week shy of her Loyola University Maryland graduation, Didi Haracic received some welcome news. The four-year starter in goal for the Greyhounds women's soccer team was called up to the National Women's Soccer League by the Western New York Flash.
Haracic, who finished her career as Loyola's all-time leader in saves, received the news earlier this week and joined the Flash before their game Sunday, May 11, against Sky Blue FC.
In four years at Loyola, Haracic logged 315 saves in more than 5,478 minutes in goal. She posted a career 1.68 goals against average while stopping .755 shots on goal. Haracic finished her career with 10 clean sheets for the Greyhounds.
The Round Hill, Va., native was a two-time All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference honoree, earning MAAC Goalkeeper of the Year honors in 2012 when she helped Loyola reach the NCAA Women's College Cup.
Haracic spent the last three years as a member of the Washington Spirit Reserves of the W-League and was slated to play for them again this year prior to receiving the call to the Flash.
As the mainstay keeper for the Spirit Reserves, she played in all 12 regular-season games a year ago and finished fifth in the league with a 0.580 goals against average. Haracic went 5-0 in net during her 2012 stint for D.C. United Women, making 20 saves and posting a GAA of .868, and she posted a pair of W-League shutouts in 2011.