Washington Spirit Kicks Off Training Camp Today

Washington SpiritThe Washington Spirit opened its National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) 2016 training camp today in Boyds.

It will be a week of training in advance of the team’s first preseason match at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Maureen Hendricks Field at the Maryland SoccerPlex against the University of Virginia.

The Spirit acquired a few new players in the off season, including forward Katie Stengel and defender Alyssa Kleiner. The Spirit also received two new Canadian allocations – defender Shelina Zadorsky and goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé.

Check out the full preseason roster, below:

Goalkeepers (3): Stephanie Labbé (NYR), Kelsey Wys, DiDi Haracic*

Defenders (9): Ali Krieger (NYR), Crystal Dunn (NYR), Megan Oyster, Whitney Church, Estelle Johnson, Shelina Zadorsky (NYR), Alyssa Kleiner, Sam Lofton*, Mary Kathryn Fiebernitz*

Midfielders (13): Diana Matheson (NYR), Joanna Lohman, Christine Nairn, Tori Huster, Caprice Dydasco, Alli Murphy* (Draft pick), Kara Wilson* (Draft pick), Sarah Adams*, Katharina Wyrich*, Haley Rosen*, Yanara Aedo*, Jordan Roseboro*, Laila Spamer*

Forwards (10): Estefania Banini, Tiffany Weimer, Laura del Rio, Katie Stengel, Francisca Ordega, Hayley Raso, Cheyna Williams* (Draft pick), Cali Farquharson* (Draft pick), Sarah Zadrazil*, Melissa Downey*

*Non-roster invitees
(NYR) Not Yet Reported

Shelina Zadorsky, Stephanie Labbé, and Diana Matheson are expected to report on March 18th. Ali Krieger and Crystal Dunn are scheduled to report on March 16th.

Get your tickets now:  the Washington Spirit kicks off its 2016 season on Saturday, April 16 at Maureen Hendricks Field at the Maryland SoccerPlex at 7 p.m. against the Boston Breakers.

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Sonya Burke

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