30-player roster features eight new signees.
Washington, D.C. (03/08/2023) – The Washington Spirit has released an updated 2023 preseason roster, the club announced today. The roster features three goalkeepers, ten defenders, 11 midfielders and six forwards.
Since January’s initial preseason roster was announced, the Spirit has signed eight players to professional contracts. Midfielder Inès Jaurena, who arrived in camp this week, joins the NWSL after playing professionally in France for the past ten years. Fifteen-year-old Chloe Ricketts began training camp as a non-roster invitee (NRI) before becoming the youngest-ever contracted NWSL player last week. Draft picks including goalkeeper Lyza Bosselmann, midfielders Nicole Douglas and Riley Tanner and forwards Civana Kuhlmann and Lena Silano all signed with the club to officially begin their respective NWSL careers. Midfielder Paige Metayer has also signed a contract to join the Spirit.
Rounding out the NRI group are 17-year-old forward Melina Rebimbas, forward Mariana Speckmaier and defender Jordan Thompson. Defender Delaney Graham has still yet to report as she continues rehab from knee surgery.
2023 Washington Spirit Updated Preseason Roster
Goalkeepers (3): Nicole Barnhart, Lyza Bosselmann, Aubrey Kingsbury
Defenders (10): Dorian Bailey, Camryn Biegalski, Amber Brooks, Gabrielle Carle (INTL), Maddie Elwell, Anna Heilferty (SEI), Tara McKeown, Sam Staab, Delaney Graham (DRAFT, NYR), Jordan Thompson (NRI)
Midfielders (11): Jordan Baggett, Nicole Douglas (INTL), Bayley Feist, Tori Huster, Inès Jaurena (INTL), Paige Metayer, Chloe Ricketts (U18), Ashley Sanchez, Marissa Sheva, Andi Sullivan, Riley Tanner
Forwards (6): Ashley Hatch, Civana Kuhlmann, Lena Silano, Trinity Rodman, Melina Rebimbas (U18, NRI), Mariana Speckmaier (NRI)
Key: INTL (international), U18 (under-18), SEI (season-ending injury), DRAFT (unsigned 2023 NWSL Draft pick), NYR (not yet reported to camp), NRI (non-roster invitee)
Beginning this season, your favorite Washington Spirit players will take the field at Audi Field for every home match. Fans can secure their tickets to all 2023 Spirit home matches with a season membership. Available here, the season membership grants fans access to priority seating, an exclusive gift from the Spirit, access to special events throughout the season and more. The 2023 Washington Spirit season will kick off on Sunday, March 26 when the team hosts OL Reign at 4 p.m. EST. Tickets to the home opener are available now.
About The Washington Spirit
The Washington Spirit is the professional women’s soccer team based at Audi Field in Washington, D.C. Launched in 2012, the Spirit plays in the National Women’s Soccer League, the premier women’s soccer competition in North America. For more information about the Spirit, visit WashingtonSpirit.com and follow the club on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.