Headlined by 37 year old captain Kristy Moore, Adelaide United coach Ross Aloisi has added more names to his 2014 W-League squad.

The squad sees the return of several of the top performers who assisted the Lady Reds to their best W-League season to date, as well as promising new players.

Moore, who was the heartbeat of the team, returns for her third W-League season after spending the off season playing for the third place finishing Ottawa Fury in the North American USL W-League.

“As captain last year I was very proud of what we achieved, setting new standards for the Lady Reds and this year it would be great to top that and bring home some silverware,” said Moore.

“Last season we showed glimpses of what we are capable of under Ross and his coaching staff. We were a little inconsistent at times, however that is expected with a group of young players and we had to get to know each other as a team and learn each others strengths and weaknesses."

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Returning with Moore is young defender Jenna McCormick. McCormick was one of the key pieces in the United defence with her efforts earning her the Player of the Year ahead of a strong field that included Moore and Melissa Barbieri.

Adelaide have also retained the services of Tiarn Powell, Jessie Wharepouri, Daila Borg, Monique Iannella, Emily Condon, Isabel Hodgson and former Norwegian international and influential midfielder Lisa-Marie Woods.

Aloisi has also promoted several players from his SA National Training Centre program with young South Australians Lauren Steer, Dylan Holmes (17) and Alexandra Chidiac (15) set to make their first W-League appearances.

Both Holmes and Chidiac have impressed in their NTC season. Chidiac, in particular, has created some buzz in recent years with the attacking midfielder named the Women’s Premier League Player of the Year and Rising Star Player of the Year in 2013 as well as being selected into the U17 Matildas, at just 14 years of age.

Georgia Campagnale has also been recruited from Women’s Premier League side Adelaide City WFC while ex-Melbourne Victory player Rachel receives another shot at the W-League.

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Aloisi notes that keeping a core group from the past season was important.

“It is great to have those girls back and it is like any other professional sport, if you perform you gain a contract," stated Aloisi.

“Because we have a lot of young girls coming through, our plan is to develop our top young players and create a culture here for the Lady Reds that in 3-4 years time that our majority of players have come through our programs."

“That is how you build a strong culture and we started that last year, hopefully we can build on that and continue to be successful.”

While Aloisi has been able to recall the core squad, there have also been some losses including that of foundation player Racheal Quigley who looks set to join Melbourne Victory after spending the off-season playing in the Victorian Women's Premier League.

Like last season, Adelaide United's W-League campaign commences away from home against two time champions Sydney FC.