For Racing Louisville FC's vice captain, Savannah McCaskill, joining the expansion team came at the perfect time to reinvigorate her career.
In a recent interview with Rohtas Wadera on Give N' Go the Podcast, McCaskill discussed her career journey and her aspirations to return to the United States Women's National Team.
"There have been ebbs and flows of my career of me performing really well and me falling off," McCaskill said. "I think the last year, I have really focused on what I can do to get myself back with the national team. Everything from what I do in the offseason to come into training every single day with the mindset to grow. That has always been in the back of my mind."
McCaskill, along with fellow former Chicago Red Stars forward Yuki Nagasato, was the first piece of Racing's inaugural roster. So far this season, McCaskill has led the team in minutes played, plus netted her first goal in lavender against her former club. Along with her on the field impact, she is also embracing her role as a leader in the young team.
"I think it has been a welcomed change and challenge for me," McCaskill said. "It is making me better as a person and as a player to continue to push in how I communicate to some of the younger players or hold myself to standard so I can hold others to those same standards."
As the season continues to roll along, McCaskill wants to maintain the high standard and mentality found in the Racing locker room so they can reach its full potential.
"It would be an injustice to ourselves if we start overlooking teams instead of going in focusing ourselves and getting the job done."
McCaskill joins the episode, which can be heard in full above, at the 32:50 mark.