Chicago Red Stars Update 2022 NWSL Roster



Chicago, Ill. (March 2, 2022) – The Chicago Red Stars have made the following updates to their roster ahead of the 2022 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Challenge Cup.

The Red Stars’ roster now sits at 33 players, with two players on loan, nine NWSL College Draft picks from 2021 and 2022 and three non-roster invitees.

This offseason the club prioritized keeping the core roster together. A core that helped lead the team to the 2021 NWSL Championship match, the 2020 Challenge Cup Championship match and the 2019 NWSL Championship match. Rejoining the club this offseason was forward Yuki Nagasato, who spent last season with Racing Louisville FC, and who also was part of the team during the 2019 and 2020 playoff runs.

Joining the players is the Red Stars’ new Head Coach, Chris Petrucelli. Petrucelli joins the club from Southern Methodist University (SMU). The New Jersey native spent nine years at SMU and achieved a 427-182-54 record in his 31 years as a college coach. Since 2013 Petrucelli has served as a scout and training center coach for the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).


The Red Stars begin 2022 competition Sunday, March 20, against the Houston Dash in the opening game of the 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup. Kickoff from PNC Stadium is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. CT.

Chicago Red Stars 2022 Preseason Roster

GOALKEEPERS (3): Emily Boyd, Alyssa Naeher, Bridgette Skiba (NRI)

DEFENDERS (12): Brianna Alger, Tierna Davidson, Jayda Hylton-Pelaia (CDP), Amanda Kowalski (NRI), Casey Krueger (ML), Mikenna McManus (NRI), Tatumn Milazzo, Zoe Morse, Kayla Sharples (LOAN), Bianca St. Georges, Haley VanFossen, Arin Wright

MIDFIELDERS (7): Danielle Colaprico, Vanessa DiBernardo, Samantha Fisher (CDP), Morgan Gautrat, Regan Steigleder (NRI), Ella Stevens, Sarah Woldmoe (ML)

FORWARDS (11): Jill Aguilera, Ava Cook (CDP), Channing Foster, Sarah Griffith (CDP), Madison Haley (NYR), Rachel Hill, Sarah Luebbert (LOAN), Alyssa Mautz, Yuki Nagasato, Mallory Pugh, Kealia Watt (NYR)

Key:

CDP – 2022 NWSL Draft Pick

ML – Maternity leave

NRI – Non-Roster Invitee

NYR – Not Yet Reported

LOAN – Player on loan