Washington Spirit Announces 26-Player Roster

Washington Spirit  |   March 20, 2023
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Final roster of contracted players takes shape ahead of season kickoff.

Washington, D.C. (03/20/2023) – The Washington Spirit has released its start-of-season 26-player roster, the club announced today. The roster features three goalkeepers, eight defenders, 11 midfielders and four forwards. 

Midfielder Tori Huster and defender Anna Heilferty are designated with a season-ending injury (SEI) and will not occupy a full roster spot to begin the season though Huster is expected to come off the SEI list and re-join the active roster in 2023. Defender and 2023 draft pick Delaney Graham has still yet to report as she continues rehab from knee surgery. 

Washington will kick off its 2023 campaign with 17 returning players including 11 who signed new contracts in the offseason. Dorian Bailey and Sam Staab each signed new three-year deals while Aubrey Kingsbury and Tara McKeown inked three-year deals with a fourth-year option. Jordan Baggett and Anna Heilferty signed on for two more seasons with a third-year option and Nicole Barnhart, Camryn Biegalski, Amber Brooks, Tori Huster and Marissa Sheva all committed to new one-year deals. 

Also on the squad are a total of nine team newcomers. Canadian defender Gabrielle Carle signed with the club in December and French midfielder Inès Jaurena signed on in February. The Spirit also signed midfielders Paige Metayer and Chloe Ricketts this month in addition to five of the club’s 2023 draft picks: goalkeeper Lyza Bosselmann, midfielders Nicole Douglas and Riley Tanner and forwards Civana Kuhlmann and Lena Silano.

2023 Washington Spirit Final Preseason Roster 

Goalkeepers (3): Nicole Barnhart, Lyza Bosselmann, Aubrey Kingsbury 

Defenders (8): Dorian Bailey, Camryn Biegalski, Amber Brooks, Gabrielle Carle (INTL), Maddie Elwell, Anna Heilferty (SEI), Tara McKeown, Sam Staab 

Midfielders (11): Jordan Baggett, Nicole Douglas (INTL), Bayley Feist, Tori Huster (SEI), Inès Jaurena (INTL), Paige Metayer, Chloe Ricketts (U18), Ashley Sanchez, Marissa Sheva, Andi Sullivan, Riley Tanner 

Forwards (4): Ashley Hatch, Civana Kuhlmann, Lena Silano, Trinity Rodman 

Key: INTL (international), U18 (under-18), SEI (season-ending injury) 

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.  

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