Former Beach FC and Cal South ODP midfielder Samantha Witteman has signed with the Orlando Pride ahead of the 2016 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season. The Pride will begin its season this Sunday as they travel to face Portland Thorns FC at 7 pm PT at Providence Park.
Witteman, who was selected as the 10th overall selection in the 2016 NWSL College Draft following a standout career at the University of California, Berkeley, joined the Pride for the preseason camp that begun in early February. Along with Witteman, Southern California talents and former Cal South players Christian Burkenroad and Dani Weatherholt joined the Pride for camp.
The following is the complete 2016 Orlando Pride roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Aubrey Bledsoe, Ashlyn Harris (FP-USA)
DEFENDERS (7): Laura Alleway (INT’L-AUS), Josée Bélanger (FP-CAN), Steph Catley (INT’L-AUS), Kristen Edmonds, Monica Hickmann Alves (INT’L-BRA), Cami Levin, Toni Pressley
MIDFIELDERS (5): Becky Edwards, Maddy Evans, Kaylyn Kyle (FP-CAN), Lianne Sanderson, Sam Witteman
FORWARDS (4): Jamia Fields, Sarah Hagen, Alex Morgan (FP-USA), Jasmyne Spencer