Leesburg, Va., (04/05/2021) – The Washington Spirit has announced the final 22-player roster ahead of the 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup Presented by Secret Deodorant.
Defenders Kelley O’Hara and Emily Sonnett and midfielder Andi Sullivan have been called up by the United States Women’s National Team for April friendlies against Sweden and France. Midfielder Saori Takarada has been called up to the Japan National Team ahead of April friendlies against Paraguay and Panama. Forward Mariana Speckmaier has been called up to the Venezuela National Team ahead of the Basque Country International Women’s Cup
Forward Averie Collins tore her ACL in late January and is rehabbing after successful knee surgery. Collins has been added to Season-Ending Injury Reserve.
2021 Washington Spirit Roster
Goalkeepers (3): Aubrey Bledsoe, Devon Kerr, Sydney Schneider (CDP)
Defenders (7): Sam Staab, Natalie Jacobs, Kelley O’Hara (ALL-USA), Emily Sonnett (ALL-USA), Tegan McGrady, Paige Nielsen, Tori Huster
Midfielders (7): Julia Roddar, Saori Takarada, Jordan DiBiasi, Andi Sullivan (ALL-USA), Bayley Feist, Dorian Bailey, Anna Heilferty (CDP)
Forwards (5): Trinity Rodman (CDP), Ashley Sanchez, Kumi Yokoyama, Mariana Speckmaier (CDP), Ashley Hatch
CDP – 2021 NWSL Draft pick
ALL – 2021 Allocated Player