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31-player roster features six 2023 draftees, two U18 trialists.
Washington, D.C. (01/25/2023) – The Washington Spirit has released its 2023 preseason roster, the club announced today. The roster features three goalkeepers, seven defenders, 11 midfielders and ten forwards.
This year’s preseason roster features four players who were called up to the USWNT’s January camp in New Zealand: midfielders Ashley Sanchez and Andi Sullivan and forwards Ashley Hatch and Trinity Rodman. Also on the roster are the Spirit’s six 2023 draft picks: goalkeeper Lyza Bosselmann (Gonzaga), midfielder Delaney Graham (Duke) and forwards Nicole Douglas (Arizona State), Civana Kuhlmann (Colorado), Lena Silano (Long Beach State) and Riley Tanner (Alabama).
The Spirit will welcome two under-18 trialists to preseason camp as well: 17-year-old midfielder Melina Rebimbas and 15-year-old forward Chloe Ricketts. Rebimbas will graduate high school this year and has committed to play for the North Carolina Tar Heels this fall.
2023 Washington Spirit Preseason Roster
Goalkeepers (3): Nicole Barnhart, Lyza Bosselmann (DRAFT), Aubrey Kingsbury
Defenders (7): Camryn Biegalski, Amber Brooks, Gabrielle Carle (INTL), Anna Heilferty, Katie Murray (NRI), Sam Staab, Jordan Thompson (NRI)
Midfielders (11): Jordan Baggett, Dorian Bailey, Abbey Burdette (NRI), Bayley Feist, Delaney Graham (DRAFT, NYR), Tori Huster, Paige Metayer (NRI), Melina Rebimbas (U18, NRI), Ashley Sanchez, Marissa Sheva, Andi Sullivan
Forwards (10): Nicole Douglas (INTL, DRAFT), Maddie Elwell, Ashley Hatch, Tara McKeown, Trinity Rodman, Civana Kuhlmann (DRAFT), Chloe Ricketts (U18, NRI, NYR), Lena Silano (DRAFT), Mariana Speckmaier (NRI), Riley Tanner (DRAFT)
Key: INTL (international), DRAFT (2023 NWSL Draft pick), NYR (not yet reported to camp), U18 (under-18), NRI (non-roster invitee)
Beginning this season, your favorite Washington Spirit players will take the field at DC’s 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 NWSL season will kick off on Saturday, March 25.
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 www.WashingtonSpirit.com, follow the club on Twitter @WashSpirit and on Facebook at facebook.com/washingtonspirit.