LA Galaxy Orange County women’s team to begin competition in United Women’s Soccer League

LOS ANGELES (Friday, May 25, 2018) – The LA Galaxy Orange County Alliance Club has launched the LA Galaxy Orange County Women’s Team, which will compete in United Women’s Soccer (UWS), the second-highest division for women’s soccer in the United States. The LA Galaxy Orange County Women’s Team will kick off their inaugural UWS season this Saturday, May 26 at 6 p.m. PT at Master’s College.

The LAGOC Women's Team roster is made up of top-class female athletes who are graduates of many local clubs and high schools. The team consists of 26 players from Orange County who are currently enrolled in or recently graduated from Division I colleges around the country such as USC, UCLA, Notre Dame and many more. The LAGOC Women’s Team also includes international players from Japan, Ghana, and Australia, who all have National Team experience with their respective countries.

Scott Juniper, who is also the Women’s Head Coach at University of California, Irvine, is the LAGOC Women’s Team Head Coach. His staff is rounded out by assistant coaches P.J. Woolridge, Justine Sauder and Janelly Farias.

The team will play in the Championship Stadium at Orange County Great Park, which seats up to 5,000 on the campus of Orange County’s premier recreation destination. Championship Stadium at OC Great Park offers professional locker rooms and training facilities, concession areas and an interactive Fan Zone and a club-level party loft viewing deck.

The LAGOC Women’s Team will play a total of 10 games in UWS this season, traveling to Calgary (CAN), Colorado, Utah, Crescenta Valley and Santa Clarita. A full schedule can be found on uws.lagalaxyoc.com/schedule. They will make their home debut on Saturday, June 2 at 7 p.m. PT against the Real Salt Lake Women.

Tickets to home games can be purchased on the LA Galaxy Orange County Women’s Team website, uws.lagalaxyoc.com, at the inexpensive price of $10 per adult, $5 for kids (children under 3 are free).

2018 LA GALAXY ORANGE COUNTY WOMEN’S TEAM ROSTER

First Name

Last Name

Position

School/Club

Morgan

Batcheller

Defender

Cal State Fullerton

Alina

Cheatham

Defender

UCR

Brooke

Goodrich

Defender

Brisbane Roar

Tala

Haddad

Defender

Cal State Fullerton

Natalie

Jacobs

Defender

USC

Caroline

Ladaga

Defender

Martin Methodist

Andrea

Mensen

Defender

UC Irvine

Jocelyn

Orejel

Defender

Colorado

Leesa

Stowe

Defender

UVU

Natalie

Ward

Defender

Notre Dame

Brianna

Westrup

Defender

Virginia

Lauren

Bohaboy

Forward

Notre Dame

Carina

Hendley

Forward

Rutgers

Angelina

Hix

Forward

MiraCosta

Tiffany

McCarty

Forward

FSU

Amber

Munerlyn

Forward

UCLA

Aaran

Parry

Forward

West Virginia

Sherifa

Sumaila

Forward

UMFK

Ashley

Webb

Forward

UCR

Becca

Wilson

Forward

Cal State Fullerton

Sonest

Furtado

Forward

Hawaii

Sarah

Davis

Goalkeeper

UVU

Hillary

Beall

Goalkeeper

Michigan

Hanna

Armendariz

Midfielder

Portland

Connie

Caliz

Midfielder

Cal State Fullerton

Sabrina

Flores

Midfielder

Notre Dame

Grayson

Galbraith

Midfielder

UC Irvine

Kaycee

Hoover

Midfielder

Cal State Fullerton

Alea

Hyatt

Midfielder

USC

Jordan

Marada

Midfielder

USC

Nicole

Molen

Midfielder

USC

Ayesha

Norrie

Midfielder

Brisbane Roar

Chelsey

Patterson

Midfielder

Cal State Fullerton

Kylie

Wright

Midfielder

UCLA

Miku

Sunagu

Midfielder

Martin Methodist

 

The LA Galaxy Orange County Women’s Team begins a year following the launch of the LA Galaxy Girls’ Academy, the first and only program to be fully funded by a Major League Soccer side, allowing talented local athletes to join free of charge. The LA Galaxy Girls’ Academy features the LA Galaxy Girls’ U-14/15, U-16/17, and U-18/19 Academy teams that compete in the U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy League.

ABOUT LA GALAXY ORANGE COUNTY WOMEN’S TEAM

The LA Galaxy Orange County Women’s Team began play in 2018 in United Women’s Soccer, the Division 2 League in U.S. Soccer, just below the NWSL Professional League. The LAGOC Women's Team roster is made up of top-class female athletes are graduates of many local clubs and high schools. The goal of the LA Galaxy Orange County Women’s Team is to create sports fans, not only of soccer, but of those wanting to support high level, homegrown, female athletes. The vision of the LA Galaxy Orange County Women’s Team is for the team and games to create a successful, highly competitive team in a community based, family friendly venue at the heart of Orange County.

ABOUT UWS

United Women’s Soccer (UWS) was formed late in 2015 under the belief that there was a gap in the development of the female soccer player between the collegiate game and the professional & international game. A dedicated Tier 2 league was needed. UWS fills that gap with a summer competitive season that will help the collegiate player evolve & enhance their game for fall competition while giving the post-collegiate player a chance to further develop for the professional & international ranks.

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