Jasmyne Spencer is staying in the Seattle-Tacoma area. The veteran forward has re-signed with OL Reign through the 2022 season. The details of Spencer’s two-year contract were not disclosed.
“It’s been a crazy couple of years, but I’m so excited to be back with OL Reign,” Spencer said, via a team release. “It feels good to be heading into the 2021 season at full force. We’re going to achieve big things this season both on and off the field.”
Spencer, a professional since 2012 when she began her career with the New York Fury, has been with the Reign since 2018. In her first season, Spencer started nine of her 23 appearances, netting two goals.
During her sophomore season with the Reign, Spencer tore her ACL in the first match of the year. Her return to the pitch came in Utah at the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup, where she recorded 97 minutes in three matches. She started one match in the Challenge Cup, against the Utah Royals FC on July 8.
During the Fall Series, Spencer added more time to her comeback season, recording three starts in four appearances. She didn’t score but finished the Fall Series with three shots on goal and 10 total shots.
“It is very good to have Jasmyne back with us next season,” OL Reign head coach Farid Benstiti said. “In the Challenge Cup she showed her return from injury is complete, and that she can be a dangerous player for us in the attack. I am very glad she will be with us in 2021.”
While recovering from her ACL injury, Spencer decided to work on her other passion: creating a sustainable clothing line, Jas It Up. During the 2020 season, Spencer publicly spoke up about racism, along with teammates and players across the league. Spencer donned the names of victims of police brutality with a headband during 2020 competitions. The team also wore an OL Reign-branded Black Lives Matter shirt that featured the Jas it Up logo on the right sleeve and the name of Manuel Ellis on the left sleeve.
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