Skip To Content
JEWISH. INDEPENDENT. NONPROFIT.

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe
Breaking News

Women’s Soccer Star Dana Schwartz Joins Tel Aviv Team

Dana Schwartz, a member of two U.S. teams to win the Maccabiah Games gold medal in women’s soccer, moved to Israel and will play professionally there.

Dana Schwartz

Schwartz, 21, of Nashville, Tenn., became an Israeli citizen on Sunday with the assistance of Nefesh B’Nefesh. She will play for the ASA Tel Aviv club, part of Israel’s Women’s First League and the Union of European Football Associations.

The Vanderbilt University graduate played on the U.S. teams that won Maccabiah gold last summer and in 2008.

Schwartz is joining Jenna Brand and Sarah Friedman, Jewish Americans who moved to Israel in the past two years and played for ASA Tel Aviv

Engage

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.