Transcript for Young soccer and baseball stars live out professional league dreams
- Now with our play of the day, Will is back with two young superstars living out their big league dreams, aren't they, Will?
- Yes. Good morning again, Robin. Two young stars with bright futures and brilliant presence. We'll start with 18-year-old Alyssa Thompson of Angel City FC of the National Women's Soccer League scoring an absolute screamer in just the 11th minute of her first game as a professional. Thompson was the number one pick in the 2023 draft the first high schooler, guys, to be selected first in NWSL history.
ROBIN ROBERTS: High Schooler?
- High schooler. She's 18. She's signed a deal to make a bunch of money. We love her. We also-- at least, I love the Yankees. And Anthony Volpe was the Yankees first pick in the 2019 draft. Since then, fans have been clamoring for him to make the big leagues. Manager Aaron Boone had some news for the 21-year-old shortstop as opening day approaches. Take a look.
- We talked about the start of this being a competition. And you killed it. But at the end of the day, you got 20 something games at triple-A. There's always room for development. But at the end, I think that development should happen in the big leagues. Welcome to New York.
REPORTER: How about that fake out there, though, guys?
[ALL SPEAKING AT ONCE]
WILL REEVE: How about here in the major leagues for the New York Yankees? There's Volpe's family waiting for him in the dugout to savor the moment with him. He grew up in the tri-state area. Yankee fan.
Possibly the heir apparent long term to Derek Jeter at shortstop. Volpe-- I know. It's big. I don't mean to put too much pressure on him. But I am a Yankee fan. We got to win. We got to win.
He said afterwards, I'm just so excited, it's hard to even put into words. How do you put that into words? You're the starting shortstop for the New York Yankees. He'll be the first rookie to start for the Yankees on opening day since the guy named Aaron Judge in 2017.
- He's worked out really well.
- He has.
- Yeah. So things are looking up.
- OK. Keep hope alive, Will.
- I will.
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