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Bompastor named WPS Player of the Week

Posted by iamhannah on May 6, 2009

BOYDS, Md. – For the second time in as many weeks, a Washington Freedom player has been named the WPS Player of the Week. With two goals, including the game-tying goal in the 90th minute, in a 3-3 draw with Saint Louis, midfielder Sonia Bompastor was awarded the honor by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR).

Bompastor’s two goals on Sunday were her first as a member of the Freedom, although she did record the assist on the team’s first WPS goal back on April 11 against Chicago. Both of Bompastor’s goals were scored with her head.

This is the second straight week a two-goal scorer has been named Player of the Week. Abby Wambach won the award the previous week for her two goal, one assist performance against FC Gold Pride, which included the game-winner in stoppage time.

Courtesy of: Washington Freedom

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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

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