The Washington Spirit has officially signed 2017 NWSL College Draft picks Arielle Ship and Cameron Castleberry to pro contracts. Per team and league policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) unveiled today the 2017 broadcast schedule on Lifetime including a milestone package of 22 regular-season matches, both playoff semifinal games and the NWSL Championship game. The Washington Spirit wil be featured three times in the NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime this season.
Saturday’s preseason match at Evergreen Sportsplex in Leesburg, VA was not only a historic first appearance for the Washington Spirit in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but it was also a homecoming of sorts for Spirit players DiDi Haracic and Whitney Church, who both grew up playing soccer in Loudoun County.
A trio of Washington Spirit players – goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé, forward/defender Lindsay Agnew and defender Shelina Zadorsky – have been named to the Canada Women’s National Team roster for upcoming friendlies against Sweden and Germany.
The Washington Spirit has released the club’s updated National Women’s Soccer League preseason roster, as teams around the NWSL cut their training camps down to a maximum of 25 players ahead of the historic fifth season.
The Washington Spirit has launched single game ticket sales for all 12 of the club’s 2017 NWSL regular season matches.
The Washington Spirit has announced the club’s 2017 NWSL preseason roster, consisting of 32 new and returning players. The 2016 NWSL Championship finalists will bring four goalkeepers, eight defenders, 11 midfielders and 9 forwards into preseason training camp, featuring a mix of youth and veteran talent.
The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced today the schedule for the 2017 NWSL season, including the Spirit’s twelve home games at Maureen Hendricks Field at the Maryland SoccerPlex. The Spirit will host and visit every team in the league at least once, play six teams three times overall, but will only face Seattle Reign FC, Chicago Red Stars, and FC Kansas City twice.
Tickets to the April 15, 2017 home opener of the fifth season of National Women’s Soccer League play at Maryland SoccerPlex’s Maureen Hendricks Field are now on sale to the general public following an early sales period reserved for groups and season ticket holders.
U.S. Soccer has announced forward Arielle Ship as a member of the 22-player roster for the U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team trip to La Manga, Spain from February 25 to March 7. The team will play three matches against their U-23 counterparts from Japan (March 2), England (March 4), and Norway (March 7).
The Canada Soccer Association announced Washington Spirit players Shelina Zadorsky, Stephanie Labbé, and 2017 draftee Lindsay Agnew as part of the 22 player roster for the Algarve Cup which will take place in Portugal from March 1-8.
Arielle Ship did not have the usual path to finding her rookie team. After Seattle Reign FC selected her with the No. 26 overall pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft, she was traded to the Spirit just 11 days later. Her plans may have taken a detour to the other Washington, but now the former Cal Berkeley star is focused on where she can fit in with last year’s NWSL Championship finalists.
Cameron Castleberry spent the first 21 years of her life living and playing soccer in her home state of North Carolina. In March, she’ll be embarking on a new adventure in the Washington D.C. area to pursue her dream of playing professional soccer.
While many rookies go into their first professional preseason having no idea what to expect, 2017 NWSL Draftee Meggie Dougherty Howard, will actually be returning the same Maryland SoccerPlex facility and professional environment she already knows following two summers leading our Reserves squad. Learn more about this Florida Gator and how to come see her this preseason on both sides of the Potomac.
The Washington Spirit has added Baltimore Armour as a U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy partner for the state of Maryland, which will now be called “Washington Spirit Baltimore Armour.” This partnership adds to the relationship already in place with Montgomery Soccer Incorporated (MSI), creating a direct “path to the pros” for over 11,000 female players in one of the nation’s top soccer player development markets.
National Women’s Soccer League founding member club Washington Spirit has named additional professional coaching staff members ahead of historic 5th season.
The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and A+E Networks have entered an historic partnership whereby A+E Networks will become the league’s newest investor with an equity stake in the National Women’s Soccer League, joining the existing team ownership groups.