Written by Oluwaseun Oyediji
The United States of America (USA) National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) side, Houston Dash has agreed to a contract extension with forward Nichelle Prince.
Prince signed a multi-year extension that will see the forward remain in Houston through the 2024 season.
“I am very happy that Nichelle has extended her stay with the Dash,” Head Coach James Clarkson said on Houston Dash website. “Her continued development has been outstanding, and the future is so exciting. She is a match-winner and an elite performer who can bring us success.”
Prince started in 15 matches during the 2021 NWSL regular season. The Canada international finished her fifth season scoring two goals and three assists. Prince was an integral part of the Dash attack in 2021 which collectively scored a club-record 31 goals.
“It’s an honor to get the opportunity to resign with the Dash and to be able to continue to represent this amazing city,” Prince said. “I have so much belief in this club and what we are able to accomplish. To have another three years to be a part of that is a huge privilege, so I look forward to continuing to put in the work to make our fans and this city proud.”
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Prince has been a key piece in the Dash attack for the last five seasons. She has scored seven goals and has had six assists since joining the team in 2017. Prince was the 28th overall pick in the 2017 NWSL Draft.
The player has been a member of the Canadian Women’s National team since 2016. In 2021, she helped Canada Women’s National Team (WNT) defeat Sweden, the United States, and Brazil to an Olympic Gold Medal in the 2020 Toyko Olympics this past summer. In the five years representing Canada, Prince has won three Concacaf medals and scored a goal in the group stage during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. Prince has 73 appearances, 23 starts, 13 goals, and 13 assists for Canada.
Houston Dash has agreed to a contract extension with goalkeeper Jane Campbell, the team. Campbell signed a multi-year extension that will see the goalkeeper remain in Houston through the 2024 season.
“I’m very excited that Jane has committed her future to the Dash,” Head Coach James Clarkson said. “She is an outstanding player and person, who is extremely ambitious. It’s our responsibility to help her achieve all her goals.”
Campbell, who wrapped up the 2021 season with the best goals-against average of her career at 1.05, started in 18 matches during the 2021 NWSL season. In her fifth season with the Dash, the Kennesaw, Ga. native was a pillar in the locker room as well as the last line of defense on the field and had 70 saves and four clean sheets in 2021.
“Re-signing with Houston is an honor,” Campbell said. “The city and the organization are like home to me, so staying here and adding another three years is a tremendous honor. I’m thankful for everyone who’s supported the team thus far and I know we can get back to work to produce a championship-contending team. I’m excited to get back to work. Thank you to Coach James, John Walker, and Ted Segal for having faith in me.”
For the last five seasons, Campbell has been an important member of the Dash. As a co-captain for the 2021 season and one of the longest-tenured players in Dash history, Campbell helped Houston to an extremely competitive NWSL Regular season. Campbell was the first player Houston selected in the 2017 NWSL Draft with the No. 15 overall selection. Campbell was named a finalist for the 2017 Rookie of the Year award after appearing in 24 games and 79 saves.
Campbell is also a member of the United States Women’s National Team and earned a bronze medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Campbell has seven caps with five starts in goal for the USWNT. Four of Campbell’s five starts for the USWNT have been in 2021. Later this month, Campbell and a few of her Dash teammates will travel with the USWNT to Australia for a pair of friendlies to wrap up the 2021 calendar season.
Source: Houston Dash
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