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Dennis Rodman’s Daughter Trinity Selected Second Overall In The NWSL Draft

Dennis Rodman’s Daughter Trinity Selected Second Overall In The NWSL Draft

It's the surname known by sports fans around the globe.

During his decorated career in the NBA, Dennis Rodman won five Championships on the court and became an international superstar off it.

But despite retiring decades ago, it seems the Rodman legacy in sport lives on.

And rather than seeing the name 'Rodman' on the back of a basketball jersey, it looks like we'll be seeing it regularly on a football kit instead.

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Trinity Rodman, daughter of former Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons enforcer Dennis, has just been drafted into the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) after a stellar collegiate stint.

Not only was she one of the top draft picks this year, but Washington State Cougars freshman Trinity was actually selected second overall by the Washington Spirit.

Oh, and at 18 she's also the youngest ever player to be drafted.

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"To even just be in the draft with my situation and my age is insane, but to be number two to an amazing team is out of this world, like I couldn't ask for anything more," she told ESPN.

"D.C. has just got an awesome program, awesome team. The coach is amazing. I've talked to him a couple times. I know he's a hard head coach, but I'm so excited to be his player and learn and get better."

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And while her father was a beast in defence, it turns out Trinity's talents lie down the other end of the court (or field for this matter).

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Her nine goals helped the United States Women's National Team Under 20s clinch the CONCACAF championship in March of 2020.

But despite having a father who's widely regarded as one of the greatest pure athletes of all-time, Trinity insists she wants to carve out her own path.

"He was an amazing athlete, and I got those genes from him, but I'm excited to be known as Trinity Rodman and not just as Rodman's daughter," she said.

"I'm excited to pave my own path and get better throughout this journey."

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Dennis Rodman while playing for the Chicago Bulls. Credit: PA
Dennis Rodman while playing for the Chicago Bulls. Credit: PA

When you think of the name 'Rodman', you instantly think of box office entertainment, an abundance of success and an extraordinary amount of hard work.

And judging by the way Trinity has burst onto the scene, it looks like we should be expecting the same thing from her too.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Football News, Football, Basketball News, NBA, united states, Women's Football, Chicago Bulls, Australia

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