Three more players will be returning to OL Reign for the 2021 season, with the team announcing new contracts for Leah Pruitt, Nicole Momiki and Rosie White.
Pruitt, whose contract was announced by the team on December 9, has been signed to a three-year deal. She was acquired by the Reign in June after being waived by the North Carolina Courage, who had drafted her with the 5th overall pick in the 2019 NWSL College Draft. She appeared in all four Fall Series games for the Reign, scoring a goal against Utah Royals FC on October 17.
“Leah has exceeded all expectations since she joined our club before the Challenge Cup,” said OL Reign head coach Farid Benstiti in a team release. “She worked incredibly hard to recover from injury, which enabled her to make impact in each of our matches in the Fall Series. We believe Leah has tremendous potential and I am excited to be working with her this season.”
Nicole Momiki had her contract extended an extra year, with her new contract lasting through the 2022 NWSL season. She joined the Reign shortly before the NWSL Challenge Cup and appeared in all five Challenge Cup matches, notching the assist on Bethany Balcer’s game-winning goal against Utah in that tournament. She was loaned to Linköpings FC before the Fall Series, but made only one appearance for the Swedish club before suffering a season-ending foot injury.
“Everything about this club became special to me this year,” Momiki said in a team release. “I’m happy to announce this news, and I’m so excited to try and make history with OL Reign as we look to win an NWSL Championship. I will do my best to make it happen.”
Finally, New Zealand international Rosie White has signed a new one-year contract with the Reign. White first joined the club in mid-2019, following the end of the Women’s World Cup. She has scored three goals and added an assist in all competitions.
“I am really excited to stay with the club next year,” White said in a team release. “It has become a home away from home for me. I love the team and am genuinely excited by the staff. I truly feel like I have a chance to grow and take my game to the next level here.”