The Houston Dash have re-signed defender Ally Prisock and midfielder Cami Privett to new contracts, the team announced today. Prisock signed a multi-year contract that will see the defender remain in Houston through the 2022 season, and Privett will remain with the Dash through the 2021 season.
“Ally played a major role in our success last season and I’m excited to continue to work with her. She will continue to develop and become a top defender in the league,” said Head Coach James Clarkson. “Cami plays a major role within the squad and we are delighted to have her back for another season.”
Prisock, who earned the Dash Young Player of the Year award last November, started in seven of nine games played during the 2020 season. In her second year with the Dash, Prisock helped reinforce the backline in the team’s four clean sheets posting 22 clearances and seven tackles.
“I’m really grateful for this opportunity to stay in Houston and play with some really amazing girls,” Prisock said. “The city has definitely grown on me and I look forward to growing as a player and person here. I’m excited for the future with the Dash.”
Privett rejoins the Dash for her sixth season with the club. During 2020, the midfielder started in her lone appearance for the Dash against Sky Blue FC. In total, the midfielder has 20 starts in 35 appearances, Privett has seen action as both a defender and midfielder.
“The Dash have become family, and I’m so excited to be back for another year,” Privett said.
Prisock joined the Dash in 2019 after being selected the 12th overall pick in the NWSL Draft. In her rookie year, the 23-year-old started in 15 games making her professional debut on June 15, 2019 against the Orlando Pride.
The defender led the Trojans at the University of South Carolina to four consecutive NCAA tournament appearances and was a Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy semifinalist in 2018. The Fontana, Calif. native was named to the United Soccer Coaches 2018 All-American First Team, All-Pac 12 First Team and Top-Drawer Soccer First Team in her senior season. The defender started in 90 games for the Trojans over four years and won the 2016 National Championship after a historic season in which the defense allowed just 11 goals in 25 games, the second fewest in school history.
Prisock also joined the U-19 and U-20 U.S. Women’s National Teams in 2016 for training camps in California and Florida.
Privett initially joined the team as an amateur player in 2015 and made four appearances that season. Before the 2016 NWSL season, Privett signed a first-team contract with the Dash and appeared in 15 games.
Additionally, Privett spent the 2015-16 NWSL offseason with Norwegian side Kolbotn, where she made 11 appearances and scored three goals.
After initially announcing her retirement before the 2018 NWSL season, Privett returned to professional soccer with Spanish club EdF Logroño of the Primera División, where she spent the 2018-19 season. Privett made 12 appearances for the club, scoring one goal and adding an assist as she helped Logroño remain in the Primera División in their first top-flight season.
Before beginning her professional career, Privett played four seasons for the University of California, Irvine, where she was named the Big West Conference Freshman of the Year after scoring five goals and helping the Anteaters to their second NCAA Division I Tournament appearance.
The Dash now have 23 players on their active roster ahead of the 2021 NWSL season. Houston also has two picks in the third round of the upcoming NWSL Draft, the 26th and 27th overall selections. The Draft will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 6:00 p.m. CT and will be streamed live on Twitch.