METUCHEN, NJ – A quintet of players with United Women’s Soccer experience have inked professional contracts, including the first ever UWS League Two alumna to ink a pro deal.
Megan Warner (Unity FC) became the first UWS League Two alum to jump to the professional ranks, signing a deal with UMF Sindri in Iceland. The Watford, England native joined Unity FC for the 2020 season, and notched an assist in the inaugural UWS-2 league match – a 4-1 victory over Orlando FC Royals. In her last two seasons at Webber International University, the forward amassed 16 goals, six assists, and 38 points.
Ellie Jean (New England Mutiny) is continuing her professional career in the Netherlands, signing a two-year contract with PSV Eindhoven. Jean earned 2019 All-UWS Second Team and UWS East First Team selections after dropping four dimes in eight games for the Mutiny. The Penn State graduate originally signed with FC Nordsjælland after the end of her senior season, but her initial season was cut short. A former United States youth prospect, Jean will have a chance to shine on the international level in the Women’s UEFA Champions League, which the PSV Women qualified for with their first place finish this past season.
Catalina Perez (New England Mutiny) turned her 2019 campaign with the East Conference regular season champs into a contract with Napoli. The Columbian-national backstop originally signed with ACF Fiorentina in Italy’s Serie A, before moving to Napoli. Perez has spent time in the Columbian youth system, seeing time in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and 2019 Pan American Games. She originally graduated from Mississippi State in 2017, posting a 1.00 GAA, six shutouts, and two assists in a Third Team All-American effort.
Alex Lamontagne (Calgary Foothills WFC) parlayed her stellar 2019 UWS Offensive Player of the Year season into a contract with Rodez Aveyron Football in the top-flight of France. It’s a return to the league for the former Syracuse forward, who had a stint with FC Fleury 91 the year prior. The Canadian international netted six goals with Calgary this past season, helping them reach the UWS National Championship and clinch their second straight West Conference crown.
Sabrina Flores (LA Galaxy OC) signed a two-year deal with Sky Blue FC prior to the NWSL Challenge Cup. This marks the New Jersey native’s second contract with her local club, as Flores saw time in four matches on a National Team Replacement contract. Prior to her current contract, Flores played with Sevilla FC Femenino in Spain’s Primera División for the 2019/2020 season. Flores followed up a successful career at Notre Dame with a spot on the All-UWS Second Team in 2018. She’s continuing to make her mark on the defensive end, starting four out of six games for Sky Blue this season.