Boyds Md., (6/13/19) – The Washington Spirit have signed midfielder Grace Cutler to a National Team Replacement contract. Per team and league policy, the terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Cutler has a decorated history as a player despite being so young, as she began to garner national attention in High School when she was nominated for the 2014 Gatorade Player of the Year during her senior season at Fossil Ridge. Cutler led Fossil Ridge to an undefeated record in 2014 and earned multiple All-State First Team accolades.
In addition, Cutler was a member of the 2014 Elite Clubs National League Player Development Program (ECNL). During her time in the program, Cutler was ranked the fifth-best U-17 player during the 2013-14 ECNL Regular Season. Cutler also spent time at the United States Soccer Federation Training Centers in 2013 and 2014.
Cutler captained the West Virginia Mountaineers in 2018 and was named to the All-Big 12 Second Team. During her time as a Mountaineer, Cutler helped the WVU defense post 12 clean sheets in 2018 season and finish with a 0.541 goals-against average, the second-best mark in the Big 12 Conference and the 11th-best mark nationally.
Professionally, Cutler was the 22nd pick in the 2019 NWSL draft, chosen by the Houston Dash last January.