Liz Dalton, Managing Director of Competition and Player Affairs

Elizabeth “Liz” Dalton played soccer collegiately at Texas A&M and then embarked upon a career in collegiate athletics that spanned nearly three decades, before returning to the beautiful game when she joined the staff at the National Women’s Soccer League in 2018 as the director of operations and player affairs.

In her role at the NWSL, Dalton oversees all league events, including the 2020 Challenge Cup presented by P&G and Secret, the annual NWSL College Draft and the NWSL Championship. Liz also leads the team responsible for processing all player transactions within the league, including contracts for all 200+ of the league’s players.

During her time on campus, Dalton worked with the football programs at Texas A&M University and the University of Notre Dame. Liz then returned home to Texas to help build the athletics program at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she was instrumental in the addition of women’s soccer, women’s golf and football programs. While at UTSA Dalton served in a leadership role, hosting eleven NCAA Division I regional and national championships, including the 2002 and 2010 Women’s Basketball Final Four, the 2004 and 2008 Men’s Basketball Final Four, and the 2005 and 2011 Women’s Volleyball National Championship.

Following her time at UTSA, Dalton spent five years as director of athletics at St. Mary’s University (Division II). Under her leadership, the Rattlers improved 94 places in the Learfield Directors’ Cup, raised student-athlete GPA, increased fundraising and established a licensing program.

Liz earned her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in kinesiology from Texas A&M University. She is a native of San Antonio and was inducted into the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame in 2018. Liz has spent nearly two decades assisting our nation’s active duty and military veterans, particularly serving those wounded in action.

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