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ORLANDO, Fla. (Dec. 5, 2022) - The Orlando Pride and defender Carrie Lawrence have agreed to a new two-year contract, signing the player through the 2024 season, it was announced today. Lawrence originally joined her hometown team in 2019 as a training player, before signing her first contract with the team in 2020.

“We are happy to bring Carrie back to the Pride for two more seasons and have her continue to be a part of our process for this Club moving forward,” Head Coach Seb Hines said. “She has been with us since she came out of college and has worked her way up to being a vital member of our team. Her dependability, versatility and tenacity are exactly what we want from our players, so we are delighted to keep her here in the City Beautiful.” 

“I’m excited to play another two years in a city that means so much to me, a city that I love, and for a Club that has so much potential ahead,” Lawrence said. “It’s a dream to be able to play for the best fans, my family and my community every day, and I can’t wait to get started next year. There’s no place like home!”

Lawrence is coming off a productive 2022 season for Orlando, appearing in a career-best 14 games and 12 starts in the regular season while also appearing in four of the Club’s 2022 Challenge Cup games. The Pride were unbeaten in eight of the 12 games in which Lawrence went the full 90 minutes for the team. 

The University of Central Florida product has appeared in 22 games, all of which have come with the Pride since joining the team as a training player in 2019. She has recorded one assist that came back in the 2020 NWSL Fall Series in a 3-3 draw against the North Carolina Courage. The Orlando Fla., native made her professional debut on Sept. 19, 2020 going the full 90 minutes and helping keep a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw also against the Courage. 

TRANSACTION: Orlando Pride signs defender Carrie Lawrence to a new contract through the 2024 season.