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Rookie Profiles: Gotham FC

Hensley Hancuff-


Hensley Hancuff in her green clemson uniform
Photo courtesy of Clemson Athletics

Team: Gotham FC


Position: Goalkeeper


Hometown: Edmond, Oklahoma


College: Clemson University (2020-2022) Villanova (2018-2020)


College Number: 51


College Major: Sports Communication


College Awards: 2021 Third Team All-ACC, 2021 Preseason All-ACC Team, 2021-22 All-ACC Academic Team, ACC Defensive Player of the Week 9/22/2020, 2018 All-BIG EAST Freshman Team.


Draft Pick: 34th overall pick in 2022 NWSL Draft


Pro Contract: One year with additional year option


Quote: Head Coach Scott Parkinson on the signing of Hancuff from the Gotham press release, “Hensley is a fierce competitor and wonderful human. She’s improved our club already in six weeks of being here. Seeing her grind and compete everyday with Ashlyn (Harris) and Michelle (Betos) has been a joy to watch. We feel we have special talent on our hands and are excited to see her blossom and develop into a top goalkeeper in our league.”



Taryn Torres-


Photo courtesy of University of Virginia Athletics

Team: Gotham FC


Position: Midfield


Hometown: Frisco, Texas


College: University of Virginia


College Number: 10


College Major: Kinesiology


College Awards: 2021 All-ACC third team, 2021/22 ACC Academic Honor Roll, 2019 All-ACC second team selection, 2019 All-ACC Academic Team, 2019 ACC Academic Honor Roll, 2018 All-ACC third team selection, 2018 ACC Academic Honor Roll, 2017 All-ACC third team selection, 2017 ACC Academic Honor Roll.


Draft Pick: 21st overall pick in 2021 NWSL Draft


Pro Contract: One year with additional year option


Quote: Torres on joining Gotham FC after returning to UVA for a fifth year “I am really looking forward to joining Gotham FC in 2022. I feel so grateful for the opportunity to work with this amazing club. I cannot wait to get started, work hard, and learn from the best.”



Kelly Ann Livingstone-


Photo courtesy of Georgetown Athletics

Team: Gotham FC


Position: Defender


Hometown: Glenridge, New Jersey


College: Georgetown University


College Number: 27


College Major: Unknown


College Awards: 2020 BIG EAST defensive player of the year, 2020 All-BIG EAST first team, 2020 All-East region team, 2019 preseason All-BIG EAST team, 2018 BIG EAST All- tournament team, 2018 Most outstanding defensive player, 2017 BIG EAST All-freshman team


Draft Pick: 24th overall in 2022 NWSL Draft


Pro Contract: One year with additional year option


Quote: Head coach Scott Parkinson on Livingstone joining Gotham FC “She brings that grit we pride ourselves on. She's a tough and hard defender who's great in the air and has a lovely left foot. We are excited to see her develop into what we think can be a very good defender in this league.”




Cameron Tucker-


Photo courtesy of BYU Athletics


Team: Gotham FC


Position: Forward


Hometown: Highland, Utah


College: Brigham Young University


College Number: 20


College Major: Unknown


College Awards: 2020 All-WCC first team, 2020, All-WCC academic honorable mention, 2019 All-WCC honorable mention


Draft Pick: Discovery rights acquired in 2021


Pro Contract: Multi year contract starting in December 2021.


Quote: Cameron Tucker on joining Gotham FC “I am impressed with the reputation that Gotham FC has for their commitment to player development and team culture. I am excited to learn and to grow as a player and a person under the guidance of the coaches and my teammates. I can’t wait to get started, to work hard, and to make my new team family proud!”




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