Below is a modified press release from the North Carolina Courage Communications:
CARY, NC — The North Carolina Courage have signed all four players selected in the 2023 NWSL Draft, as announced by the team on March 14, 2023. Olivia Wingate (Round 1, Pick 6), Sydney Collins (Round 1, Pick 8), Clara Robbins (Round 1, Pick 9) and Haley Hopkins (Round 1, Pick 11) have all signed three-year contracts with the club through the 2025 season.
Wingate (Wilmington, Massachusetts) is a five-year member of the Notre Dame women’ soccer team, appearing in 95 games and making 74 starts. She scored 26 goals, erupting for 14 in her final season with the Fighting Irish, and dished 11 assists for her career, totaling 63 points.
She earned third team All-ACC and All-Region in 2021 before her breakout 2022 season that earned first team All-ACC and United Soccer Coaches third team All-America status. She has U.S. Women’s National Team youth experience with both the U-16 and U-18 squads.
The four first-round picks tied the NWSL record for most in a single draft. With the four official signings, the Courage roster is now at 26 active players.
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