The Houston Dash have announced their roster decisions following the 2022 NWSL regular season, the team announced today.
The Dash exercised the contract options for GK Ella Dederick and MF Marisa Viggiano. The Dash exercised the option to purchase the contract and make forward Paulina Gramaglia's transfer permanent, who was on loan from Argentinian club UAI Urquiza.
The contract option for FW Valerie Gauvin was not exercised. Midfielder Elizabeth Eddy and Cali Farquharson are free agents.
Forwards Michelle Alozie and Michaela Abam; midfielders Makamae Gomera-Stevens, Kelcie Hedge, Emily Ogle; and defenders Ally Prisock, Annika Schmidt and Natalie Jacobs are out of contract. Goalkeeper Lindsey Harris and midfielders Tierrny Wiltshire and Bri Visalli are out of contract and will not return in 2023. The team is currently in talks with select players about returning for the 2023 season.
The team has an additional 12 players under contract for the 2023 season.
“Each player on this roster played a key role in the club's most successful season to date,” general manager Alex Singer said. “I want to commend and thank each of the players for their contributions, and we wish those that won't continue with us good luck with their next opportunities. Looking forward, the goal is to retain our core and continue our momentum, building into 2023.”
Houston enters the offseason with the following players under contract: forward Joelle Anderson, defender Julia Ashley, goalkeeper Jane Campbell, defender Allysha Chapman, defender Caprice Dydasco, forward Ryan Gareis, midfielder Shea Groom, defender Katie Naughton, forward Nichelle Prince, midfielder Sophie Schmidt, forward Ebony Salmon and forward Maria Sanchez.
The current Houston Dash roster can be found listed below in alphabetical order and by position:
Goalkeepers (2): Jane Campbell, Ella Dederick
Defenders (4): Julia Ashley, Allysha Chapman, Caprice Dydasco, Katie Naughton
Midfielders (3): Shea Groom, Sophie Schmidt, Marisa Viggiano
Forwards (6): Joelle Anderson, Ryan Gareis, Paulina Gramaglia, Nichelle Prince, Ebony Salmon, Maria Sanchez