An AFL Champion, junior hockey and the W-League's very own 'Sister Act'. The upcoming season has all the ingredients for a very spicy summer. As always, there are an abundance of fantastic stories to follow and superstars to watch.
You probably haven't heard about the 22-year old American defener the Wanderers announced last month.
If her breakout season i the NWSL is anything to go by, we are in for a big year watching Sam Staab for Western Sydney.
She played all 24 matches at centre-back for Washington Spirit earlier this year as they recorded a fifth place finished. She played every single minute of Washington's season and isn't afraird to get on the end of things in attack, scoring a goal and getting an assist.
She's already fostered a partnership with former Spirit and now Wanderers teammate Amy Harrison as Western Sydney begin a new chapter under Dean Heffernan.
Staab will be flexing her defensive muscle when the comes up against bitter rivals Sydney FC in their derby at Bankwest Stadium in December.