DAYTON, OH, April 17 2014 – The Dayton Dutch Lions FC (USL W-League) is proud to announce the signing of three players: goalkeeper Brooke McCurdy, defender Abby Pearson and midfielder Brittany Charles.


“I am delighted with how the squad is shaping up so far, and it is especially nice to be able to showcase the best of the talent from the local area,” Dayton Dutch Lions FC head coach Gavin MacLeod stated.  “The buzz around the club in regards to the W-League team builds every week. With other major signings to announce shortly, I am very confident that we will be in a good position to build on last season’s success and give the Oranje Legion and the Dayton soccer community a W-League team to really get behind.


”McCurdy is a Canadian goalkeeper out of Wright State University, where she was named Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year and  Horizon League All-League First Team in 2013.  This was in addition to being named to the Horizon League All-Tournament Team and Horizon League All-League Second Team in 2012 after finishing eighth in NCAA Division I for individual save percentage.


McCurdy has two years experience with the Dayton Dutch Lions W-League team in addition to a season spent with the Ohio Galaxies of the WPSL.


“I am elated to be playing for the Dayton Dutch Lions for a second season in a row and a third season all together,” McCurdy added. “Last year was a great learning and playing experience and I am looking forward to repeating it again this summer.


“Pearson is a Xenia, OH native who attended Urbana University.  She was awarded NCAA D-II Daktronics All-Midwest Region Second Team honors in 2012.


This was in addition to being named to the All-Conference and All-Ohio First Team after leading the G-MAC in assists and serving as team captain.


“I am excited to play another season with the Dayton Dutch Lions,” Pearson commented. “Last year was such a great learning experience and I am ready to improve upon that and enhance my game even more. The success of last season really gives us a strong platform to build on and I can’t wait to get back out on the field with everyone and see how far we can take it this year.


”Charles is a St. Bonaventure standout that hails from Cuyahoga Falls, OH.  She started all 19 games for the Brown and White in 2013, registering ten assists and one goal.  This was her third consecutive year leading the team in assists.


“After the success we had last season I’m looking forward to playing for the Dutch Lions again and am happy to have the opportunity to play under Gavin this season,” Charles remarked.


In high school Charles earned All-America honors as a four-year letterwinner at Woodridge and Walsh Jesuit HS.


We are happy that the players are returning to play for Dayton Dutch Lions FC. We wish them all the best this season.

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