Announcement of Emma Rice

Published Apr 24, 2024

Emma Rice named Oklahoma City FC player/coach

USAO All-American returns for sixth WPSL season


            OKLAHOMA CITY (April 24, 2024) –  Emma Rice has added assistant coach to her role as a player as she returns for her sixth season of play for Oklahoma City FC in the WPSL.  Oklahoma City FC opens its season May 29 versus FC Wichita at Mustang High School.


            Rice concluded her collegiate career at University Science and Arts of Oklahoma in 2022 as one of the most decorated student-athletes in the history of USAO, including being named SAC Offensive Player of the Year three times, an NAIA All-American, and was named the 2022 SAC Women’s Soccer Student-athlete of the Year.  The all-time USAO record-holder in a number of offensive categories ranks fifth all-time in the NAIA for goals (130) and points (310). 


            Rice holds a National D Coaching License and coaches two boy’s teams with Oklahoma Energy Football Club.  The Norman High School product led the state in goals, assists and points during her senior season and was named 2018 Girls Soccer Player of the Year by The Oklahoman.


The WPSL is the longest tenured and largest women’s soccer league in the world with 142 active team in all four U.S. time zones.  In the most recent NWSL College Draft, nearly two-thirds of the selections were WPSL alumnae and half of the current U.S. Women’s National Team honed their skills in the WPSL


Oklahoma City FC is hosting its second session of tryouts for its WPSL and WPSL U21 teams on May 5.  For more information go to