Canberra United have lost all-time leading goalscorer Michelle Heyman for the upcoming W-League season as Heather Garriock sets out to build a new team.
Heyman along with Grace Maher, Amy Sayer, Caitlin Munoz have all departed the clubs while imports Laura Bassett, Toni Pressley and Haley Kopmeyer are not expected to return state capital.
Garriock spoke with The Sydney Morning Herald last week and told the outlet that as few as three players have been retained.
"I know it was my first season but in terms of implementing my philosophy and values, it was hard, coming in late," Garriock told The Sydney Morning Herald.
"I’ve been recruiting for the past three months and I've done 75 per cent of my roster.
"Ultimately I want to get players that want to come to Canberra and fit with my DNA," she said.
In her first season as W-League coach, Garriock was brought in to side in August after her success with NSW Women’s NPL 1 side Sydney University, which hosted a number of W-League players.
Last season was the second time in the history of the W-league Canberra had not made the final series finishing fifth, the last time being the 2012/13 season, where they also finished fifth.