SEATTLE, WA––(Reign FC release) Seattle Reign FC announced today the signing of New Zealand international Rebekah Stott pending receipt of her P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC). Per league and team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Stott has spent the 2016-2017 season with Melbourne City FC of the Australian W-League, playing with Reign FC’s Jessica Fishlock, Lauren Barnes, and Beverly Yanez. The defender also featured for City during their 2015-2016 campaign, helping them to a W-League Championship.
“Rebekah has experience playing in multiple positions, which is something that we need across the backline.,” said Seattle Reign FC head coach and general manager Laura Harvey. “Obviously she’s now had a bit of a relationship with Lu [Barnes] out in Australia so I think that will help her fit in real quick. Speaking to her she sounds like a fantastic character that will fit into our group really well.”
Stott played in all three matches for New Zealand during the women’s national team 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, starting every game and scoring one goal in the group stage. The 23-year-old currently has 42 caps and three international goals for New Zealand.
“I am excited to join the Seattle Reign for the 2017 season,” said Stott. “I’ve heard great things about the club and can’t wait get started.”
Stott previously played for the Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory of the W-League, and spent time playing in Germany for SC Sand.
Hometown: Papamoa, New Zealand
Last Club: Melbourne City FC
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.