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Utah Royals FC offer new contracts and exercise contract options for 2020

URFC offers new contracts to 10 players, exercises options on 17 players, & keeps allocated players for 2020.

Nikita Taparia

Utah Royals FC elected not to waive players as the National Women’s Soccer League announced today its list for the 2019 Re-Entry Wire. The club chose to retain rights to all 27 players on the roster.

Utah offered new contracts to the following players:

  • GK Nicole Barnhart
  • DF Katie Bowen
  • FW Makenzy Doniak
  • MF Gunny Jónsdóttir
  • MF Lo’eau LaBonta
  • FW Taylor Lytle
  • DF Becca Moros
  • FW Katie Stengel
  • MF Erika Tymrak
  • FW Mallory Weber

URFC exercised options for the following players:

  • MF Vero Boquete
  • DF Rachel Corsie
  • MF Mandy Laddish
  • GK Melissa Lowder
  • DF Michelle Maemone
  • DF Madeline Nolf
  • DF Sydney Miramontez
  • FW Brittany Ratcliffe
  • FW Amy Rodriguez
  • GK Abby Smith,
  • FW Raisa Strom-Okimoto
  • DF Gaby Vincent

U.S National Team members DF Kelley O’Hara, FW Christen Press and DF Becky Sauerbrunn and Canadian National Team members MF Diana Matheson and MF Desiree Scott all remain on the current roster as Allocated Players. The list of allocated players for the 2020 season will not be finalized until a later date.

URFC’s active roster as of November 4, 2019:

Goalkeepers (3): Nicole Barnhart, Melissa Lowder, Abby Smith

Defenders (9): Katie Bowen, Rachel Corsie, Michelle Maemone, Sydney Miramontez, Becca Moros, Madeline Nolf, Kelley O’Hara, Becky Sauerbrunn, Gaby Vincent

Midfielders (7): Vero Boquete, Makenzy Doniak, Gunny Jónsdóttir, Lo’eau LaBonta, Mandy Laddish, Diana Matheson, Desiree Scott

Forwards (8): Taylor Lytle, Raisa Strom-Okimoto, Christen Press, Brittany Ratcliffe, Amy Rodriguez, Katie Stengel, Erika Tymrak, Mallory Weber