Another Solar SC player is making waves. U.S. Youth National Team and Solar ECNL star Ainsley McCammon announced via Instagram on Wednesday that she has signed an endorsement deal with Nike.

McCammon, who will turn 17 in August, is being represented by Wasserman (known as “Team Wass”), which has facilitated numerous major deals between Nike and rising U.S. women’s soccer stars over the years, including McCammon’s former clubmates at Solar, Kennedy Fuller. and Jaedyn Shaw. A native of Bedford, Texas, McCammon helped lead her Solar SC 2007 squad to an ECNL National Championship last season, and was named an ECNL Girls All-American. She served as a captain for the U.S. U-17 Women’s Youth National Team side which captured the Concacaf U-17 Championship title in February 2024.

“So grateful to be joining the Nike family,” McCammon stated in her announcement post. “I am so excited to continue my journey with a brand that empowers and inspires so many.”

While McCammon has yet to officially turn pro, this week’s announcement could potentially end up preceding the next Under-18 signing by a National Women’s Soccer League club, or perhaps an international club if she chooses to go abroad instead. She previously verbally committed to the University of Virginia as a member of the Class of 2025, and thanks to the NCAA’s reformed NIL policy, should still have her eligibility in tact if she ultimately chooses to play college soccer.

If she does turn pro in the near future, McCammon would be the third Solar SC player to do so directly from the youth level in 2024. Fuller joined the NWSL’s Angel City FC ahead of the start of the 2024-25 season, while 17-year-old forward Emeri Adames signed with Seattle Reign FC. Back in 2022, Shaw signed with NWSL club San Diego Wave at the age of 17. Still only 19 years old, Shaw has been on a remarkable run with the senior U.S. Women’s National Team, piling up 7 goals in her first 11 caps.

(View the announcement on Instagram, via ainsley.mccammon)