Washington State freshman Trinity Rodman, one of the top high-school soccer recruits in the nation last year, is reportedly turning pro. According to ESPN's Jeff Carlisle, Rodman has declared for the upcoming National Women’s Soccer League (NSWL) draft.
Rodman’s athletic prowess should be no surprise given that her father, Hall-of-Fame forward Dennis Rodman, was one of the most feared defenders in basketball during his NBA heyday with the “Bad Boy” Pistons, Spurs, Mavericks, Lakers and, most notably, the Chicago Bulls. “The Worm,” as he was known, earned five titles over a memorable career that spanned 14 NBA seasons. Known for his erratic behavior both on and off-the-court, Rodman was, at the height of his fame, one of the most polarizing figures in sports, ruffling feathers with his eccentric outfits, penchant for hard-partying and highly-publicized relationships with celebrities including Madonna and Carmen Electra.
Rodman was married to Trinity’s mother, Michelle Moyer, for nine years before their divorce in 2012. Trinity’s brother D.J. also attends Washington State, averaging 5.2 points per game as a reserve forward for the Cougars' basketball squad. A 5’10” striker with experience on the international circuit (she helped the United States defeat Mexico in last year’s Under-20 CONCACAF Championship), Trinity never saw the field for Washington State, a result of the Pac-12 deciding to scrap its fall sports season amid the COVID pandemic. Though she never got to wear it, Rodman chose 91 for her uniform number at Washington State, the same number her father donned playing alongside Michael Jordan in the late 90s.
Rodman is expected to go in the first round of Wednesday night’s draft, which will be streamed live on Twitch at 7 PM ET.