Several big names have joined the Wanderers for the new season | Credit: Eric Berry
The Western Sydney Wanderers have announced their squad for 2013/14 with Matildas vice captain the latest confirmed signing.
After spending the last two seasons with the Newcastle Jets, and a short stint with Seattle Reign in the NWSL, the 20-year-old midfielder believes that the Wanderers will be the best place to take her game forward.
“I’m really looking forward to playing with the Wanderers and the squad we have this season,” said van Egmond.
“The Wanderers offer a very competitive training environment so when I got the opportunity to come here and play I took it."
That competitive environment includes nine current and former Matildas with the signings of Heather Garriock, Kyah Simon, Alanna Kennedy and Mackenzie Arnold earlier this month.
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The Wanderers have also signed experienced Illawarra Stingrays duo Michelle Carney and Caitlin Cooper. Cooper, who played three seasons with Canberra United, rejoins her former Central Coast Mariners coach Stephen Roche while Carney, a championship winner with Sydney FC, returns to the national competition following a three season hiatus.
Striker Jenna Kingsley also makes a welcome return after the 21 year old completed her rehab from an ACL injury. While American and Washington Spirit's Tori Huster commences a second season in the W-League after spending last year at the Newcastle Jets.
The Western Sydney Wanderers kick off their Westfield W-League campaign against Adelaide United on Sunday 10 November at Marconi Stadium 2pm.
Western Sydney Wanderers W-League Squad
Teigan Allen, Mackenzie Arnold, Catherine Cannuli, Michelle Carney, Caitlin Cooper, Heather Garriock, Shawna Gordon, Tori Huster, Alanna Kennedy, Jenna Kingsley, Linda O’Neill, Georgia Rowntree, Jessica Seaman, Kyah Simon, Rachael Soutar, Samantha Spackman, Servet Uzunlar, Emily van Egmond