Pair of USF alumni called up to Canadian National Team for SheBelieves Cup

Evelyn Viens and Jordyn Listro played one season together at USF in 2016 when Viens was a freshman and Listro was a senior. USF ATHLETICS PHOTO

USF women’s soccer alumni Evelyne Viens and Jordyn Listro both received call-ups to the Canadian National Team on Tuesday to participate in the 2021 SheBelieves Cup.

Both players were part of the initial roster consisting of 29 players that was announced in late January, and both will remain on the team after Canada was forced to trim the squad down to 23 players.

In Viens’ time at USF, she enjoyed multiple record-breaking seasons. 

She scored 25 goals in 2019, a program high, and holds the record for most career goals scored in the AAC, with 73. She was also named the AAC’s co-offensive player of the year in 2019.

After her time with the Bulls, Viens was the fifth overall pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft and was selected by Sky Blue FC. She went on to make six appearances and score one goal before being sent out on loan to Paris FC in the Division 1 Feminine. 

Viens has scored eight goals and provided one assist in 12 league games this season.

Listro also logged a successful USF career during her four years with the Bulls. In 2016, she was named to the second-team all-conference and played in a school-record 82 games. 

She entered the 2017 NWSL College Draft but was not selected. She signed with UDG Tenerife in the Spanish Primera División in the same year and played one season with the team.

After her time in Spain, Listro went on to sign a short-term contract with NWSL side Orlando Pride in 2020. She started three of the four matches played in the NWSL Fall Series. 

Listro was able to impress coach Marc Skinner during the Fall Series and signed a one-year contract with an option for an additional year in January. 

The 2021 SheBelieves Cup consists of four teams and will be the first time that Canada takes part. The other three teams participating include the U.S., Brazil and Argentina. 

The tournament kicked off Feb. 12 and concludes Feb. 24. It will be hosted at Exploria Stadium in Orlando.