Washington D.C’s Georgetown University One of Four Teams in this Weekend’s College Cup
It’s College Cup time! The NCAA tournament is down to just four teams. The winners of the semifinals Friday will advance to the Championship on Sunday. The matches will take place in Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California and will be broadcast on ESPNU.
Offseason Update: Nigeria Advances to Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Final
In Cameroon, Nigeria advanced to its tenth Africa Women Cup of Nations Final. In Australia, despite many chances, the Western Sydney Wanderers fell to Brisbane Roar 2-0 over the weekend.
A Spirited Thanksgiving Mission
In the spirit of Thanksgiving and #GivingTuesday, Joanna Lohman went to lift the hopes of a local athlete and her family with a special visit.
NCAA Tournament Continues this Weekend with Elite Eight
The NCAA tournament is down to just eight teams! The winners of this weekend’s matches will advance to the 2016 College Cup in San Jose, California.
Offseason Update: Stengel and Ordega Score Abroad
In Australia, the Western Sydney Wanderers earned its first win of the season, a 2-1 victory against Adelaide United. Katie Stengel opened the scoring in the 59th minute. Over in Africa, Nigeria defeated Mali 6-0 in its first match at the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations. Francisca Ordega scored in the 21st minute for the Super Falcons.
Washington Spirit Re-signs Forward Francisca Ordega
The Washington Spirit has signed forward Francisca Ordega to a new contract for the 2017 NWSL season. Per team and league policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Kelsey Wys to Miss Remainder of Australian W-League Season After Tearing ACL
Washington Spirit goalkeeper Kelsey Wys will miss the remainder of the 2016-2017 Westfield W-League season where she is on loan with the Newcastle Jets after tearing her right ACL. During Newcastle’s match against Perth Glory on Sunday, November 20, Wys jumped up for a ball and came down awkwardly on her knee.
Washington Spirit Acquires Kristie Mewis, Kassey Kallman, and No. 1 Spot in the Distribution Ranking Order from Boston Breakers
The Washington Spirit has acquired midfielder Kristie Mewis and defender Kassey Kallman from Boston Breakers as well as No. 1 spot in the Distribution Ranking Order. In exchange, Boston will receive defender Megan Oyster, the Spirit’s Nos. 3 and 9 overall picks in the 2017 NWSL College Draft, and the No. 2 spot in the Distribution Ranking Order.
2016 Rewind: Midfielders
The Washington Spirit in 2016 was all about one word: team. There were 24 players who contributed to the most successful season in Spirit history. We’re taking a look back at each positional group and their success in 2016.
2016 NCAA Tournament Heading into Second Round
The 2016 NCAA Tournament enters the second and third round this weekend. The Spirit has a number of players who were on the Spirit Reserves and Spirit Collegiate Academy teams in 2016 whose college’s are battling for the national championship.