OL Reign sign Rose Lavelle to two-year extension

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Rose Lavelle has signed a two-year deal with OL Reign, keeping her with the club through the 2023 season.

“Rose is an individual with unlimited potential who has all the tools and talent to be one of the very best players on the planet,” said OL Reign CEO Bill Predmore. “We are excited to have her with the club for the next two seasons. Laura and the entire technical staff will be working to support Rose in any way she needs in an effort to help her accomplish her individual objectives and our collective goals.”

Lavelle’s rights were first acquired by the Reign in a trade with the Washington Spirit in 2020. The midfielder returned to the NWSL from Manchester City in May 2021 and signed with the club. During the 2021 season, she played and started in 12 matches. Through 1,026 minutes, Lavelle connected 382 passes, notching a goal and an assist.

A member of the USWNT, Lavelle won a bronze medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. In total, she has made 68 appearances, scoring 18 goals and tallying 12 assists.

She was OL Reign’s one U.S. Federation player that the club opted to protect during the expansion draft in December.

“I’m really excited for this season and for what’s to come with the Reign,” said Lavelle. “Playing at Lumen Field is a big step for the club and I know we all are ready to put on a good show for the Seattle fans who have been so supportive for so long. I have so much confidence in Laura and my teammates and I can’t wait to get started in 2022.”