ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 26, 2022) — Orlando Pride has signed 2022 MAC Hermann Trophy finalist Mikayla Cluff (née Colohan) to a two-year contract ahead of the 2022 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season. Cluff was selected by the Pride at No. 14 overall at the 2021 NWSL Draft, but elected to return to finish out her eligibility at Brigham Young University (BYU) that year.
“Mikayla is one of the most exciting and promising young talents in our game, so we are thrilled to welcome her to our Club and the city of Orlando,” Orlando Pride General Manager Ian Fleming said. “Over the last year, as she chased a national championship and continued to garner collegiate accolades, we made sure to keep in regular communication so we can quickly familiarize and integrate her into our group this season. We look forward to Mikayla's continued development and can’t wait to see her suit up as a member of the Pride.”
The reigning Top Drawer Soccer Player of the Year, Cluff enjoyed a decorated five-year career at BYU and led the NCAA in total points last season (51), culminating in a run to the NCAA Championship this past year. In that span, the midfielder appeared 93 times for the Cougars, all but two of which were starts, scoring 53 goals and adding 39 assists.
Earning the most first team honors in BYU women’s soccer history, Cluff was a four-time All American, three-time WCC Offensive Player of the Year and a three-time First Team All-Region selection throughout her collegiate career. She was also named a MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist three times at Brigham Young, the most in program history.
The Pride begin their 2022 preseason at the Orlando Heath Training Ground at Sylvan Lake Park on February 1, with the NWSL Challenge Cup beginning play the weekend of March 19. More information on the 2022 regular season will be announced at a later date. Season ticket memberships are currently available at Orlando-Pride.com or by calling 855-ORL-CITY.
TRANSACTION: Orlando Pride signs midfielder Mikayla Cluff to a two-year contract through the 2023 NWSL campaign.
Born: Feb. 25, 1999 in Layton, Utah
Hometown: Kaysville, Utah
College: Brigham Young University
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