Katherine Alvarado Joins Santa Clarita Blue Heat
With the second season of the UWS preparing to kick off, 2016 Champions Santa Clarita Blue Heat continue to bolster its roster with another addition for the Costa Rican National Team. Katherine Alvarado will be joining the club for the 2017 season, along with Costa Rican teammates Melissa Herrera and Carolina Venegas.
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UWS Soccer News: The defending United Women’s Soccer (UWS) champion Santa Clarita Blue Heat have added an additional Costa Rican international to its 2017 roster. Santa Clarita announce the signing of midfielder Katherine Alvarado for the upcoming summer campaign in United Women’s Soccer, pending league approval.
“This shows we are all about quality in this league, only the best,” said Blue Heat Technical Director and Club Owner Carlos Marroquin, who could not be more excited to add more international experience to his team. “Someone of Katherine’s experience, passion and drive will be crucial in defending our title in an ever-growing league. I am committed to bringing the best to the city of Santa Clarita and to UWS.”
Currently playing for Deportivo Saprissa in Costa Rica, Alvarado has represented Costa Rica since playing in the U17 & U20 Women’s World Cups in 2008 and 2010, respectively. With fifty international caps, the 25-year-old was a key member in Costa Rica’s first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup appearance in 2015, acting as one of the team’s captains while starting all of the group matches.
Alvarado is excited to join Blue Heat in 2017 and brings a wealth of experience to the squad that already boasts two Costa Rican internationals – forwards Melissa Herrera and Carolina Venegas.
“Soccer is my passion, its in my veins,” said Alvarado. “We are a soccer family and I’m happy to have the chance to show the quality our of play and skill with my national teammates in Santa Clarita.”
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