Alex Singer, a defender for Perth Glory of the Westfield W-League in Australia, is off to Sweden after the W-League season. She will play for Dalsjöfors of Damallsvenskan. Singer previously played in Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) for the Washington Freedom where she made 20 appearances (13 starts) in two seasons.
“I’m really excited about joining Dalsjöfors and having the opportunity to play in Damallsvenskan,” Singer said. “It’s a very competitive league, one of the best in the world, and I look forward to the challenges ahead. Playing for Perth Glory in the Australian W-League has been a great experience because it’s afforded me training on a consistent basis, as well as competitive games with and against Australia’s top players. With the work I’ve been putting in here at Perth for the past few months, I feel well-prepared going into preseason with Dalsjöfors, ready to make an impact, and hopefully will help the team to a successful season.”
In the U.S., Singer played for the 2007 W-League champions Washington Freedom and 2006 Women’s Premier Soccer League champions Long Island Fury. The Rye, N.Y. native was the eighth overall pick in the 2009 WPS Draft after starting four years at the University of Virginia. An All-SCC Second Team selection in 2008 for the Cavaliers, Singer helped Virginia’s defensive back line lead the nation in goals against average (0.40), and the team set a school record for shutouts (15) in 2007. This will be her first time playing in Damallsvenskan.
“I’ve never been to Sweden, however two of my teammates on Perth, Alex Nilsson and Kate Gill, have both played in Damallsvenskan for the past few seasons, so they shared some of their insights with me about the league and the country,” Singer said. “I am eager to live in a new place, experience the culture, and am very much looking forward to joining the team.”