ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 31, 2022) — Leading into the 2022 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season, the Orlando Pride has signed 2022 NWSL Draft First Round selection Caitlin Cosme to a two-year contract, it was announced today.

“We are all excited to bring Caitlin into the fold at the Club. She is a young player who impressed us with the maturity of her leadership at Duke, highlighted by her communication and the way that she holds both herself and her teammates accountable on the pitch,” Orlando Pride General Manager Ian Fleming said. “She is positionally sound and has the technical ability and vision to distribute out of her own half — key qualities which will help her make the leap to the pros. We are looking forward to working with Caitlin now and in the years to come.”

Cosme, 22, was selected by the Pride at No. 10 overall in the 2022 NWSL Draft via a pick acquired from OL Reign on draft day

In five years in Durham, Cosme appeared in 70 matches, 62 of which were starts, scoring 10 goals and adding an assist. In 2021, Cosme led the Blue Devils in minutes played with 1,829 and earned United Soccer Coaches All-Atlantic Region First Team honors the year prior as a senior in 2020.

Internationally, Cosme has been a member of the U.S. U14 and U15 Youth National Teams.

TRANSACTION: Orlando Pride signs 2022 NWSL Draft selection Caitlin Cosme to a two-year contract.

Caitlin Cosme
Position: Defender
Height: 5-5
Born: Jan. 19, 1999 in New York, N.Y
Hometown: New Hyde Park, N.Y.
College: Duke University
Citizenship: USA/Puerto Rico