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BOYDS, Md (Apr 11, 2016) – The Washington Spirit has announced its 20 player roster to begin the 2016 National Women’s Soccer League season.
The roster includes three players who have been with the Spirit since the inaugural 2013 NWSL season – FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion Ali Krieger, Olympic bronze medalist Diana Matheson, and the player who has made the most all-time appearances for the Spirit, Tori Huster. Crystal Dunn, 2015 NWSL MVP and Golden Boot winner, will return for her third season with the team. The roster also includes promising newcomers including Canadian Federation Players Shelina Zadorsky and Stephanie Labbé as well as forward Katie Stengel.
ROSTERED PLAYERS (20 of 20 spots filled):
GOALKEEPERS (2): Stephanie Labbé (FP-CAN), Kelsey Wys
DEFENDERS (7): Whitney Church, Caprice Dydasco, Estelle Johnson, Alyssa Kleiner, Ali Krieger (FP-USA), Megan Oyster, Shelina Zadorsky (FP-CAN)
MIDFIELDER (5): Estefania Banini (INT’L-ARG), Tori Huster, Joanna Lohman, Diana Matheson (FP-CAN), Christine Nairn
FORWARDS (6): Laura del Rio, Crystal Dunn (FP-USA), Cali Farquharson*, Francisca Ordega (INT’L- NGA), Katie Stengel, Cheyna Williams*
FEDERATION PLAYERS (FP): 5
INT’L ROSTER SPOTS FILLED (INT’L): 2
*Pending league approval
The Washington Spirit will begin its 2016 season this Saturday, April 16 at Maureen Hendricks Field at the Maryland SoccerPlex at 7:00 pm against the Boston Breakers. Be a part of the NWSL soccer experience by calling 301-337-8579 or visiting our website.