OL Reign continues building their roster for the 2021 NWSL season and beyond. The club announced on Monday afternoon that midfielder Dani Weatherholt has signed a two-year contract to remain with the club.
Weatherholt was one of the new faces acquired by OL Reign for the 2020 season after the team traded a second round pick in the upcoming 2021 NWSL College Draft to the Orlando Pride. Obviously 2020 was anything but normal for anyone in the NWSL, but Weatherholt still logged four starts for OL Reign between the NWSL Challenge Cup and NWSL Fall Series.
“Although last season was short, it shed light on the incredible players, staff and ambition of this club. I am looking forward to getting more connected with the Tacoma community and working toward bringing a title home to the fans in 2021,” said Weatherholt in the team’s announcement.
Back in April, Weatherholt appeared on “Coffee & Valkyries” and expressed appreciation about the trade that brought the Laguna Beach native back to the west coast, after spending her first four years as a pro in Orlando. With Weatherholt singing on for two more years, OL Reign head coach Farid Benstiti can continue to work with and develop the versatile midfielder as part of his grand vision for what OL Reign can be on the field.
“Dani has been an important player for us on and off the pitch. She gives us great leadership in the group and always shows her quality in matches. I am very happy that I will work with Dani again next season,” said Benstiti in the team announcement.
Paired with the team announcement of acquiring forward Ally Watt in a trade with North Carolina Courage, OL Reign’s roster continues to restocked for what everyone hopes will be the return of a full, regular season in 2021. More re-signings are expected to be announced soon, as well as the anticipation of new additions when the calendar turns over to the new year and the U.S. transfer window opens.