CHICAGO — The Chicago Red Stars have announced their roster for the 2020 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) preseason.
Joining the Red Stars for preseason will be five players from the 2020 NWSL Draft; defenders Julia Bingham (University of Southern California), Camryn Biegalski (University of Wisconsin) and Aerial Chavarin (Yale University) along with midfielders Zoe Morse (University of Virginia) and Ella Stevens (Duke University).
Head Coach Rory Dames called in three players from February’s tryouts; midfielder Jaci Jones, midfielder Arianna Veland, and forward Brenna Lovera.
Additionally, goalkeeper Ella Dederick, defenders Julie Lester, Mary Meehan, and Lauren Sajewich, midfielder Cassie Rohan, and forwards Maddie Pokorny, Zoe Redei and Taylor Timko have been included as non-roster invitees to preseason camp.
U.S. Women’s National Team players Julie Ertz, Tierna Davidson, Alyssa Naeher, and Casey Short will join the Red Stars for preseason after international duty. Goalkeeper Cassie Miller will report to preseason following her season overseas.
Chicago will play their first preseason match on March 15 in a closed scrimmage against DePaul University. The team will then travel to Breese Stevens Field for a preseason match against the University of Wisconsin on March 25.
Dames will look to narrow down the roster before the team kicks off the regular season on the road against the North Carolina Courage on April 18. The next weekend the Red Stars will host Portland for their 2020 home opener on April 25 at SeatGeek Stadium.
2020 Red Stars Preseason Roster By Position
Goalkeepers: Emily Boyd, Ella Dederick (NRI), Cassie Miller (NYR), Alyssa Naeher (NYR, FED-USA)
Defenders: Camryn Biegalksi (CDP), Julia Bingham (CDP), Aerial Chavarin (CDP), Hannah Davison, Tierna Davidson (NYR, FED-USA), Sarah Gorden, Julia Lester (NRI), Mary Meehan (NRI), Lauren Sajewich (NRI), Kayla Sharples, Casey Short (NYR, FED-USA), Bianca St.Georges, Arin Wright
Midfielders: Morgan Brian (FED-USA), Danielle Colaprico, Vanessa DiBernardo, Julie Ertz (NYR, FED-USA), Zoey Goralski, Jaci Jones (NRI), Zoe Morse (CDP), Cassie Rohan (NRI), Ella Stevens (CDP), Arianna Veland (NRI)
Forwards: Chandra Davidson (NRI), Makenzy Doniak, Rachel Hill, Katie Johnson, Brenna Lovera (NRI), Alyssa Mautz, Savannah McCaskill, Yuki Nagasato, Maddie Pokorny (NRI), Zoe Redei (NRI), Taylor Timko (NRI), Michele Vasconcelos, Kealia Watt
CDP– 2020 NWSL College Draft Pick
NRI– Non-Roster Invitee
NYR– Not Yet Reported to Camp