Rouse, 23, joins Whitecaps FC after last playing with Minnesota Kings in the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) in 2011, making seven appearances. Prior to that, the Cambridge, Minnesota, native played four successful seasons of NCAA Division I soccer at the University of Minnesota. During her senior season in 2010, Rouse started all 22 of her appearances, scoring seven goals and recording five assists. That year she also was named the team’s Most Valuable Midfielder for the second straight season, and in 2009 she earned All Big-Ten First Team honours. In total, Rouse started 80 of her 87 appearances with the Illini, scoring 18 goals and recording 17 assists.
WOMEN'S PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE
2011: The Cambridge, Minnesota, native played for her hometown Minnesota Kings FC of the WPSL where she made seven appearances.
2010: Rouse started all 22 of her appearances where she tallied seven goals and five assists. The midfielder/ forward helped her team win 14 games in her senior season. 2009: The junior season was one to remember for Rouse as she earned her first team All-Big Ten honours, earned the Gophers midfielder MVP award as voted by her teammates and was named to the Academic All-Big Ten team. Rouse was tied for second on the team for points with 12 and goals with five. 2008: As a sophomore, Rouse started all 26 of her matches for the Gophers. The Minnesota native, totaled four goals and seven assists. Rouse earned Academic All-Big Ten honours and was named a U of M gold scholar athlete. 2007: Rouse started 12 of her 19 freshman appearances for the Gophers where she tallied two goals and three assists. The midfielder/ forward was named to the Big Ten's All-Freshman team.