WNY Agree to Terms With Three
The WNY Flash of the WPS has announced today that they have agreed to terms with free agent midfielder McCall Zerboni, goalkeeper Brittany Cameron, and defender Candace Chapman.
Zerboni spent the 2010 season with the Atlanta Beat, starting 15 of 20 games she appeared, logging 1252 minutes during the season. Zerboni added two goals to the campaign in her second year in the league. Zerboni was drafted 47th overall in the 2009 WPS draft and appeared 10 times for the 2009 Regular Season Champions, the Los Angeles Sol. Of those 10 games, the UCLA alum started four times with one goal and one assist on the campaign. "McCall is a great addition to the squad. Not only does she bring WPS experience from over the last two years, but she is an extremely versatile player who has the ability to play in either the back four or midfield," Head Coach Aaran Lines says of Zerboni.
Cameron, 24, is no stranger to Championship teams. Cameron was drafted as the 52nd pick in the 2009 WPS Draft and like Zerboni spent the 2009 season with the Regualr season Champions LA Sol. After the Sol folded, Cameron found herself downstate playing for the FC Gold Pride, who won the 2010 Championship. Cameron started and appeared in 3 games for the Pride, playing 270 minutes and boasting a 1.00 GAA in between the pipes. "Brittany is a very athletic goalkeeper who I expect to push US National team goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris. Brittany has some experience in the league and has clearly shown she can compete by being a member of two championship WPS squads," Lines says of Cameron.
Canadian International Candace Chapman rounds out the latest Flash signings. Chapman is recently coming off a CONCACAF Championship with Canada and an automatic 2011 World Cup Berth. Chapman has 65 caps with the Canadian National team, scoring five goals for her country. In addition to her recent successes internationally, Chapman was an integral part of the 2010 WPS Champions FC Gold Pride. Chapman started all 21 games she appeared in this past year playing center back for the Pride. Prior to the 2010 season, the Toronto, Ontario native played for the Boston in the 2009 season, appearing in 11 games for the Breakers. "Candace is a solid, reliable central defender with great international and WPS experience. She has good size and athleticism and great character to top it off. It will also be nice to bring a Toronto area native to our squad as the Golden Horseshoe is so close to WNY," Lines states.
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