Freedom signs Huffman, Singer, Gilbeau, Eyorokon
Posted by iamhannah on February 26, 2009
BOYDS, Md. (Feb. 26) – The Washington Freedom announced today midfielder Sarah Huffman, defender Alex Singer, defender/midfielder Jill Gilbeau and midfielder/forward Parrissa Eyorokon have each signed contracts with the club.
“These player signings represent a significant step in the development of our roster,” Freedom Head Coach Jim Gabarra said. “All four players will provide versatility and excitement to our team in this WPS inaugural season.”
Huffman and Singer rejoin the Freedom after playing for the team’s W-League squad in 2007 and 2008, in which they helped the team win the W-League North American Championship in 2007 and win the W-League Eastern Conference title in 2008. Huffman and Singer both played collegiately at the University of Virginia. Huffman was the No. 1 overall pick in October’s general draft while Singer was the team’s second round pick (No. 8 overall) in the 2009 WPS draft in January.
Gilbeau, the team’s third pick (22nd overall) in the 2009 WPS draft, also returns to the Freedom after playing with the W-League squad in 2008. Gilbeau was a four year starter for the University of Texas.
Eyorokon, the team’s fourth pick (23rd overall) in January, joins the Freedom having previously been named the Big 10 Player of the Year in 2007 and was recently part of the U.S. U23 Women’s National Team that competed in a three team competition in Spain.
Courtesy of: Washington Freedom