Washington Spirit Expect to Sign Two Women’s National Soccer Team players
Former UVA goalkeeper Chantel Jones and Ingrid Wells, ‘the Little General,’ are the team’s latest additions.
The roster building continues at Germantown’s new professional women’s soccer team, Washington Spirit, with the signing of two U-23 Women’s national team players, goalkeeper Chantel Jones and midfielder Ingrid Wells.
The signings will not be official until both players pass the league physical and final paperwork is completed, the team announced on Wednesday.
Wells, also known as "the Little General," was Georgetown University’s all-time leader in points scored (108) and assists (46). She started in the 2008 U-20 Women's World Cup Championship game in which the U.S. won 2-1 against North Korea.
Jones played for University of Virginia where she earned the NCAA career shutout record of 47 total and posted a 0.77 goals against average, with 14 shutouts in her 2011 senior year.
Managed by the U.S. Soccer Federation, The Washington Spirit trains and competes at the Maryland SoccerPlex—the former home of women’s pro team the Washington Freedom.
Opening weekend for the National Women's Soccer League is set for April 13 and 14. The league expects to announce its schedule soon.
The Washington Spirit expects to add to its roster through the league’s supplemental draft Thursday. Soccer fans can follow on the league on Twitter @NWSL.