NWSL Players in W-League, 2017 Edition

The Westfield W-League begins its 10th season on Thursday, October 26. The league’s regular season runs from late October through February, with the each team playing through 14 regular-season rounds. The regular-season winner earns the Premiers title. The top four teams advance to the knockout rounds — playoffs for us Yanks — with the top two teams meeting in the wonderfully named Grand Final and the winner crowned Champion.

The W-League’s five-month season corresponds to the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) offseason and several players have been making their way to Australia after their NWSL seasons end for several years.

Last season, ESPN3 streamed a weekly game in the United States. No word on official broadcasts for U.S.-based fans as of yet.

Updated: For international supporters, matches are available via the Oz platform. There is a per-game fee, monthly pass, or 30-day trial option available.

For complete coverage of all things W-League, visit The Women’s Game.

NWSL Players in W-League

Information is based on official releases, and will be updated as further information becomes available. The list contains players who played in the 2017 NWSL season and thus reflects a player like Laura Alleway, who was released from Orlando midway through the season. Send any corrections, omissions, and updates to info@ourgamemag.

PlayerW-League TeamCurrent/Most Recent NWSL TeamPosition
Natasha DowieMelbourne Victory FCBoston BreakersForward
Amanda FrisbiePerth Glory FCBoston BreakersDefender
Katie StengelNewcastle Jets FCBoston BreakersForward
Danielle ColapricoAdelaide UnitedChicago Red StarsMidfielder
Arin GillilandNewcastle Jets FCChicago Red StarsDefender
Alyssa MautzAdelaide UnitedChicago Red StarsMidfielder
Katie NaughtonAdelaide UnitedChicago Red StarsDefender
Christina GibbonsMelbourne Victory FCFC Kansas CityMidfielder
Lo'eau LaBontaWestern Sydney Wanderers FCFC Kansas CityMidfielder
Makenzy DoniakAdelaide UnitedNorth Carolina CourageMidfielder
Ashley HatchMelbourne City FCNorth Carolina CourageForward
Laura AllewayMelbourne Victory FCOrlando PrideDefender
Steph CatleyMelbourne City FCOrlando PrideDefender
Rachel HillPerth Glory FCOrlando PrideForward
Alanna KennedyMelbourne City FCOrlando PrideDefender
Toni PressleyCanberra United FCOrlando PrideDefender
Celeste BoureilleBrisbane Roar FCPortland Thorns FCMidfielder
Britt EckerstromNewcastle Jets FCPortland Thorns FCGoalkeeper
Hayley RasoBrisbane Roar FCPortland Thorns FCForward
Emily SonnettSydney FCPortland Thorns FCDefender
Ashleigh SykesCanberra United FCPortland Thorns FCForward
Lauren BarnesMelbourne City FCSeattle Reign FCDefender
Jessica FishlockMelbourne City FCSeattle Reign FCMidfielder
Larissa CrummerMelbourne City FCSeattle Reign FCForward
Haley KopmeyerCanberra United FCSeattle Reign FCGoalkeeper
Carson PickettBrisbane Roar FCSeattle Reign FCDefender
Kristen McNabbMelbourne Victory FCSeattle Reign FCDefender
Rebekah StottMelbourne City FCSeattle Reign FCDefender
Lydia WilliamsMelbourne City FCSeattle Reign FCGoalkeeper
Sam KerrPerth Glory FCSky Blue FCForward
Raquel RodriguezPerth Glory FCSky Blue FCMidfielder
Nikki StantonPerth Glory FCSky Blue FCMidfielder
Tori HusterNewcastle Jets FCWashington SpiritMidfielder

 

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