Wanderers sign NWSL Champions Hamilton, O’Sullivan and Williams

Western Sydney Wanderers FC are today very proud to announce the signings of National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Champions Kristen Hamilton, Denise O’Sullivan and Lynn Williams from North Carolina Courage for the upcoming Westfield W-League season.

Attacker Kristen Hamilton comes to the club with a wealth of experience having plied her trade in the national competition since 2012, signing her first professional contract with Colorado Rapid Womens. 

After featuring in 20 matches over two seasons for the Rapids, Hamilton made the switch to Western New York Flash before the club was relocated to North Carolina and became the Courage. 

Hamilton has made over 50 appearances for the Courage and this season has had a career-best after playing in 24 matches and scoring nine goals.

The forward has a number of accolades to her name and has won the NWSL on three occasions – in 2016, 2018 and 2019 respectively, and has also won the Women’s International Champions Cup in 2018. 

It can be argued that 2019 was Hamilton’s year, with the forward scoring the first hat-trick of her career followed by a four-goal game against Houston to tie the league record for most goals in a single match. 

Hamilton was also called into the United States senior team for the first time in her career and earned her first cap in a friendly against Portugal.

This Westfield W-League season with the Wanderers will be Hamilton’s first season outside of the United States.

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Irish international midfielder Denise O’Sullivan signs with the club on a guest stint for the upcoming Westfield W-League season.

Having started her youth career in her native country at Wilton United, O’Sullivan worked her way through the Women’s National League with clubs such as Peamount United, Cork and Scottish Champions Glasgow City before moving to Houston Dash in the NWSL.

The gifted midfielder played in 29 matches for Houston Dash before also moving to North Carolina in 2017 where she has played for the last three seasons.

O’Sullivan has represented the Republic of Ireland since 2011 and played in eight matches in Ireland’s qualification run to the FIFA Women’s’ World Cup.

This will be O’Sullivan’s second stint in the Westfield W-League having signed as a guest player last season for Canberra United.

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US striker Lynn Williams also joins the club this season and will no doubt dazzle during her time with the club.

The lethal forward started her professional career at Western New York Flash where she made 36 appearances, scoring 15 goals.

During her stint with the Flash, not only was Williams crowned a Champion of the NWSL competition, but the striker on a personal note won the Golden Boot, Most Valuable Player and was named in the Best XI of the national competition.  

In 2017, Williams like Hamilton followed the club’s move to North Carolina and since then has been a force to be reckoned with.

During the 2017 season Williams scored nine goals, before matching her personal best with 15 in 2018 and 12 in 2019.

All three players featured in North Carolina Courage’s match over the weekend where they defeated Chicago Red Stars 4-0 to be named Champions for the second season in a row.

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