New Hampshire native and U.S. Women’s National Team U-20 star Morgan Andrews is among 15 players on the New England Mutiny’s preliminary 2014 roster, which was released on Monday.
Andrews, who also played for the Mutiny for parts of the past three seasons, will be joined by 2013 All-WPSL selection Sarah Brochu, 2013 WPSL National Championship Best XI honoree Alie Fitzsimmons, 2013 All-WPSL East selection McKenzie Hollenbaugh and leading scorer Tori Sousa.
“In 15 seasons, only the 2008 Mutiny returned more players from the previous season than this year’s team, which is a testament to the professional environment instilled by Roy Gurnon, and the chemistry and camaraderie of last year’s team,” said Mutiny Team Owner Joe Ferrara, Jr. said in a statement on Monday. “We have also added some quality depth and being able to utilize local area talent is gratifying. Selecting four players from American International, right here in the Springfield area, is important for us and kudos to coach Matt Johnson for resurrecting the program into a national contender.”
The WPSL has not released its 2014 master schedule, but the regular season typically kicks off in May and runs through July.
The Mutiny, who recorded an 8-1-5 (29 points) in 2013, clinched the East Conference last year. They booked a trip to the WPSL Semifinals in Elk Grove, Calif. before they were knocked out by the Houston Aces in the first semifinal.
2014 PRELIMINARY MUTINY ROSTER
Name – Pos. – Hometown / College
Morgan Andrews – MF – Milford, NH / University of Notre Dame
Sonia Basma – F – Silver Spring, MD / American International College *
Sarah Brochu – D – Wilbraham, MA / Southern Connecticut State University
Shauna Edwards – MF – Southington, CT / Quinnipiac University
Jenna Fisher – F – Longmeadow, MA / Boston University
Alie Fitzsimmons – D – W. Springfield, MA / American International College
McKenzie Hollenbaugh – D – Glastonbury, CT / Boston University
Mikaela Howell – MF – Basingstoke, England / Monroe College *
Roxy Lee-Stewart – MF – Southampton, England / American International College *
Lauren MacLellan – D – Wilbraham, MA / Boston University
Jessica Margaretta – MF – Coloniers, France / American International College *
Alyssa Martino – MF – Plainville, CT / Providence College
Jewel Robinson – D – Farmington, CT / Central Connecticut State University
Tori Sousa – MF – Nashua, NH / Central Connecticut State University
Rachel Ugolik – F – Hamden, CT / Providence College
*first year w/Mutiny