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Husker Great Eleanor Dale Joins Everton

Husker alum and forward Eleanor Dale has officially signed with Everton to play in the Women’s Super League back on her home soil. 

“This opportunity is amazing,” Dale said. “I have always dreamed of playing in the WSL, and I am really excited to be joining Everton. My time in the US put me in the best position possible to get a professional contract and I can’t thank Husker soccer enough for everything it has given me.”

“The program pushed me both as a player and a person, allowing me to work on my weaknesses and get even better at my strengths. Being part of that team was special and something I will be proud of for the rest of my career.”

A native of Billingham, England, Dale turned in one of the best overall seasons in NCAA Division I soccer in 2023 with 61 points, 28 goals and five assists. She leads the country in total goals and now ranks third in Big Ten history in single-season goals and is just the fourth player in Big Ten history to total 60 points in a season.

In an outstanding senior season, Dale scored her nation-leading 27th and 28th goals in the third-round of the NCAA Tournament to post her 11th multi-goal match of the season, while helping Nebraska (17-4-3) to the third Elite Eight appearance in program history. With her total goals, she broke the Nebraska record for goals in a season with Kim Engesser, who previously held the record with 27 goals in 1998. Additionally, she is tied for first in the Husker record books in game-winning goals and her total shots this season place her at the top of the list.