Lexington Sporting Club has announced its intent to bring professional women’s soccer to central Kentucky. 

Led by Lexington Sporting Club owner Bill Shively and his wife, Donna Shively, along with business partner Stephen Dawahare, Lexington Sporting Club was announced as one of the initial markets launching the USL Super League in 2024. 

Inclusion in the Super League—which intends to launch as a first division women’s professional league—will realize the club’s ambition to provide the full women’s soccer pathway, including a USL Academy team and a USL W League team.

This article appears on page 4 of the June 2023 issue of HJ. To subscribe to the digital edition, click here.