Women's Football

OL Reign sign goalkeeper Laurel Ivory to 1-year contract

Lizzy Becherano
OL Reign have a new addition
OL Reign have a new addition / Jane Gershovich/ISI Photos/GettyImages
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OL Reign have signed former University of Virginia goalkeeper Laurel Ivory to a one-year contract with a second-year option, the club announced on Monday. 

Ivory stands as a Discovery signing after going undrafted in 2021. 

“Getting an opportunity with this club and in a fantastic city is something I have dreamed about and have worked towards for as long as I can remember," said Ivory in a team release.

"I’m super grateful for Laura [Harvey] and the coaching staff who believe in me enough to have me join this team and I’m excited to get started,”

She joins Phallon Tullis-Joyce as an OL Reign goalkeeper in the pre-season. 

“I’m really pleased to have Laurel joining the club,” said head coach Harvey in the release. “She is a great goalkeeper and hard worker; she has proven her qualities over the past five years at UVA. She will make an excellent addition to our goalkeeper group.”

Ivory also has experience with the US women’s national team youth programs, having been involved with both the Under-17 and Under-20 teams. She was the starting goalkeeper for the Under-17 women’s national team at the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

Ivory was recently called into this month’s USWNT Under-23 camp, taking place concurrently with the senior USWNT camp in Austin, Texas.

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