IRVINE, CA - LA Galaxy OC have announced their preliminary roster signings for their inaugural season in the West Conference of United Women's Soccer (UWS). Head Coach Scott Juniper has successfully recruited a diverse group of top players from around the country as well as top local talent. LA Galaxy OC's goal is to create not only soccer fans but folks who want to support high level, home grown, female athletes.
The team's vision is to create a successful, highly competitive experience in a community based, family friendly venue in the heart of Orange County. We are proud to introduce you to first members of the Orange County Women's Team, brought to you by LA Galaxy OC. Welcome to the family! The OC Women's Team is delighted to announce the signing of the following players:
D Hanna Armendariz (West Covina, CA - University of Portland)
D Morgan Batcheller (Carlsbad, CA - Cal State Fullerton, Seattle Reign, Beach FC)
MF Connie Caliz (Norwalk, CA – Cal State Fullerton, U-20 Mexico Women's National Team)
MF/F Grayson Galbraith (Irvine, CA – UC Irvine)
D CoCo Goodson (Ramona, CA – UC Irvine, Sky Blue FC, FC Twente)
F Carina Hendley (Irvine, CA – Rutgers University)
F Angelina Hix (Oceanside, CA – Miracosta College, San Diego Sea Lions, UC Club Tijuana Xolos)
D/F Natalie Jacobs (Coto de Caza, CA – USC, U-20 & U-23 U.S. Women's National Team)
F Sherifatu Sumaila (Tamale, Ghana – University of Maine at Fort Kent, U-20 Ghana Women's National Team)
D Natalie Ward (Newport Beach, CA – University of Notre Dame)
D Brianna Westrup (Corona del Mar, CA – University of Virginia)
"We have signed some excellent players for our inaugural season," said LAGOC Women's Team Head Coach Scott Juniper. "They represent every corner of Orange County, multiple colleges and national teams. Our community should be excited to see this team come together and represent all the hard work they have done for soccer in Orange County over the years."
To complete the roster, Coach Juniper will be hosting a Combine at the Orange County Great Park on March 23rd-24th. For more details including registration, please visit our official web site by clicking HERE. For more information on LA Galaxy OC, visit lagalaxyoc.com and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest on the LA Galaxy OC Women's Team.
About United Women's Soccer (UWS): UWS is a national women’s soccer league sanctioned by U.S. Soccer. UWS is a professionally operated league created for teams that meet high minimum standards. The season runs from May until the end of July, culminating in a National Championship match. The UWS player pool is comprised of college players, aspiring & former professionals and international stars. You can follow UWS on social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Media can contact UWS Director of Communications Jorma Kansanen by e-mail at UWSPress@gmail.com. You can visit the league’s official website at UWSSoccer.com. Interested team applicants can contact League Commissioner Joe Ferrara, Jr. by e-mail at Joe@UWSSoccer.com.