SEATTLE, WA––(Reign release) Seattle Reign FC announced today that the club has signed goalkeeper Madalyn Schiffel for the 2017 NWSL season. Reign FC obtained the rights to Schiffel via trade with the Washington Spirit in November. Per league and team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Schiffel was originally selected by the Washington Spirit in the 2016 NWSL College Draft as the 34th overall pick, after graduating from the University of San Francisco. While at San Francisco, Schiffel set single-season school records for wins (13), shutouts (9), and minutes played in goal (1,865).
Schiffel most recently spent the 2016 season playing with Avaldsnes IL in the Norwegian Toppserien, helping the club finish in second place on the league table. Avaldsnes won 18 of their 22 matches and qualified for the UEFA Champions League.
“I am excited for many reasons to have signed with the Reign,” said Schiffel. “Working and playing every day with top players, coaches, and club will provide phenomenal experience on and off the field. Also, to be back in the States on the west coast, in a beautiful and progressive city, could not be any more ideal. As a person and player, this upcoming season will bring many opportunities for growth. I am thankful for this privilege and I can’t wait for the season to start.”
On Wednesday, Schiffel was one of 30 players named to the U-23 Women’s National Team Roster for the team’s January camp. Schiffel has previously participated in U.S. Youth National Team camps at the U-20 and U-23 levels.
Hometown: Citrus Heights, California
Last Club: Avaldsnes IL
Seattle Reign FC season tickets for 2017 are now available. To purchase tickets, visit reignfc.com/seasontix or call the Reign FC ticket office at (855) REIGN-FC.
About Seattle Reign FC:
Seattle Reign FC is one of ten teams in the National Women’s Soccer League. The NWSL is the premier women’s professional soccer league in North America, featuring many of the top players from the United States, Canada and around the world. Seattle Reign FC train and host home matches at Memorial Stadium, located in the shadow of the Space Needle on the Seattle Center campus. For more information on the club visit reignfc.com.