121820 Sophie Schmidt Resigns

Dash re-sign Sophie Schmidt to multi-year contract

The Houston Dash have agreed to a new multiyear contract with midfielder Sophie Schmidt, the Club announced today. The contract will see Schmidt remain with the Dash through the 2022 seasonwith a Club option for 2023. 

I’m very excited to re-sign Sophie  she’s a really important player for us on and off the field”, said Head Coach James Clarkson. “She had an outstanding year and scored some really important goals. We want to continue pushing her to new levels.” 

Schmidt started in nine out of 11 games played in the year, scoring four goals and tallying one assist. The midfielder scored in four consecutive matchesbeginning when she converted a penalty kick that proved to be the match-winner over Chicago in the NWSL Challenge Cup Final on July 26. Schmidt continued her goal streak when she scored in Houston’s next three games in the NWSL Verizon Community Shield, helping the team earn second place in the league after bringing home the Challenge Cup trophy in the summer.  

"This makes my heart so happy! This club is moving in a great direction,” said Schmidt. “The expectation is to build off of a very successful last season and I am excited to keep pushing with this amazing group of humans and players.” 

During the Fall Series, the Canadian international earned NWSL Player of the Week honors during the second week after scoring a goal, tallying an assist and playing a crucial role in the Dash’s 3-1 victory against the Orlando Pride on Sept. 28. 

Schmidt has been part of Canada’s national team since 2005 and made her fourth World Cup appearance last summer in France. The 32-year-old is one appearance shy from earning her 200th cap for Canada and has tallied 19 goals and 20 assistsSchmidt was inducted into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame last fall on October 23, 2019. 

The Dash currently have 23 players on the roster ahead of the 2021 season. 

 

HOUSTON DASH PLAYERS CURRENTLY UNDER CONTRACT (23)   

GOALKEEPERS (3)   

No.    

Player   

Pos.   

NSWL Exp. 

Age   

Ht.   

FIFA Nationality   

1   

Jane Campbell   

GK   

4   

25   

5-9   

USA   

20 

Lindsey Harris 

GK 

1 

26 

5-7 

USA 

99 

Amanda Dennis 

 

1 

22 

6-0 

USA  

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

DEFENDERS (4)   

No.    

Player   

Pos.   

NWSL Exp.   

Age   

Ht.   

FIFA Nationality   

2   

Allysha Chapman  

DF   

6   

31   

5-3   

Canada  

11   

Megan Oyster   

DF   

6   

27   

5-8   

USA   

23   

Ally Prisock  

DF   

2   

23   

5-8   

USA   

25   

Katie Naughton   

DF   

5   

26   

5-10   

USA   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIDFIELDERS (10)  

No.    

Player   

Pos.   

NWSL Exp.   

Age   

Ht.   

FIFA Nationality   

4   

Maegan Kelly  

MF   

3   

28   

5-5   

USA/Canada  

6   

Shea Groom   

MF   

6   

27   

5-6   

USA   

9   

Haley Hanson   

MF   

3   

24   

5-5   

USA   

10   

Christine Nairn   

MF   

8   

30   

5-5   

USA   

13   

Sophie Schmidt   

MF   

4   

32   

5-7   

Canada   

14   

Bri Visalli   

MF   

2   

25   

5-2   

USA  

19   

Kristie Mewis 

MF   

7   

29   

5-7   

USA   

28 

Cami Privett 

MF 

5 

27 

5-8 

USA 

 

Emily Ogle 

MF  

2 

24 

5-5 

USA 

 

Gabby Seiler  MF  2 26 5-5 USA

FORWARDS (6)   

No.    

Player   

Pos.   

NWSL Exp.   

Age   

Ht.   

FIFA Nationality   

 

Rachel Daly 

FW   

5   

29   

5-6   

England  

7 

Katie Stengel 

FW 

5 

28 

5-9 

USA 

8   

Nichelle Prince  

FW   

4   

25   

5-4   

Canada 

12   

Veronica Latsko   

FW   

3   

24   

5-8   

USA   

24   

Jamia Fields  

FW   

5   

27   

5-4   

USA   

26   

Bridgette Andrzejewski  

FW   

1   

23   

5-8   

USA 

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