ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 26, 2022) - Orlando Pride has completed a two-year deal with defender Haley Hanson, inking the player with the Pride through the 2024 season. Hanson originally joined the Club in the middle of the 2022 campaign after being acquired via trade with the Houston Dash.
“We are thrilled to be able to extend Haley's time in Orlando,” Pride General Manager Ian Fleming said. “Haley has embedded herself quickly and seamlessly into a new group of teammates and tactical system of play, and did so while exhibiting a work ethic and professional attitude that we want to be the standard at our Club. We are all looking forward to seeing much more of her as we move into 2023 and beyond.”
A product of the University of Nebraska, Hanson was traded to the Pride in exchange for $75,000 in Allocation Money and a 2023 NWSL Draft Second Round pick that was previously acquired from the OL Reign. Hanson would go on to appear in six games, making four starts to close out the season, including appearances both on the backline and in the midfield.
Prior to joining the Pride, Hanson spent four and half seasons as a member of the Dash. She made 100 appearances across all competitions for Houston, scoring one goal and adding three assists during that span. Hanson played an integral role in helping lead the Dash to their first trophy, as the team became champions of the first-ever NWSL Challenge Cup in 2020.
Hanson originally entered the league as the No. 7 pick in the 2018 NWSL Draft.
Orlando Pride signs defender Haley Hanson through the 2024 season.