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  • Writer's pictureEmma Treptow

Rookie Profiles: Orlando Pride

Updated: May 31, 2022

Viviana Villacorta-

Photo courtesy of UCLA Athletics

Team: Orlando Pride


Position: Midfielder


Hometown: Lawndale, California


College: UCLA


College Number: 13


College Major: Sociology


College Awards: All Pac-12 Second Team (2018, 2019)


Draft Pick: #9 overall in 2021


Pro Contract: signed a one-year deal with the option for a second, tore her ACL in preseason of 2021, and did not appear for the Pride.


Quote: General manager Ian Fleming commented on the signing of Villacorta back in August of 2021 stating, “Viviana has a very bright future ahead of her, and her current injury does not change her ability to grow and develop into the player we all know she can become. In the meantime, we're going to monitor her progress and provide her with the resources necessary to regain her health and fitness, all while being in our Club’s environment where she can integrate into the squad this year. We're very pleased to have her join the Club and be a member of the Pride.”




Mikayla Cluff (née Colohan)-

Photo courtesy of BYU Athletics

Team: Orlando Pride


Position: Midfielder


Hometown: Kaysville, Utah


College: BYU


College Number: 8


College Major: unknown


College Awards: MAC Hermann Semifinalist (2019, 2020), United Soccer Coaches All-America First Team (2019, 2020), WCC Offensive Player of the Year (2020), All-WCC First Team (2018, 2019, 2020), United Soccer Coaches All-West Region First Team (2018, 2019), WCC Player of the Year (2019), Honda Sport Award Finalist (2019), United Soccer Coaches All-America Second Team (2018), All-WCC Freshman Team (2017)


Draft Pick: #14 overall in 2021


Pro Contract: signed a two-year contract


Quote: General manager Ian Fleming commented on the signing of Cluff in January of 2022 stating, “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. 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.”




Kerry Abello:

Photo courtesy of Penn State Athletics

Team: Orlando Pride


Position: Defender


Hometown: Batavia, IL


College: Penn State


College Number: 2


College Major: Premedicine


College Awards: CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year (2020-21), All-North Region First Team (2021), All-Big Ten First Team (2019, 2021), Big Ten Medal of Honor Recipient (2021 spring), Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award (2021 spring), All-North Region Second Team (2019), All-North Region Third Team (2018)


Draft Pick: #24 overall in 2021


Pro Contract: Two-year supplemental roster contract with the Pride


Quote: “Her versatility and history of playing across a number of positions at Penn State is an asset, while her natural left foot is a luxury that I'm sure many teams in our league would love to have. We are confident that she has a bright future ahead of her at this level.” -Ian Fleming, Orlando Pride General Manager




Caitlin Cosme:

Photo courtesy of Duke Athletics

Team: Orlando Pride


Position: Defender


Hometown: New Hyde Park, NY


College: Duke


College Number: 6


College Major: Psychology


College Awards: United Soccer Coaches All-Atlantic Region First Team (2020-21)


Draft Pick: #10 overall in 2022


Pro Contract: Two-year contract with the Pride


Quote: “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. 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.” -Ian Fleming, Orlando Pride General Manager




Julie Doyle:

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Team: Orlando Pride


Position: Forward


Hometown: Laguna Niguel, CA


College: Santa Clara University


College Number: 13


College Major: Communications


College Awards: All-West Region First Team (2020), All-WCC First Team (2017, 2020), All-WCC Second Team (2019), WCC All-Freshman Team (2017)


Draft Pick: #11 overall in 2022


Pro Contract: One-year contract with an option for an additional year.


Quote: “We were fortunate enough to have Julie train with us for a short period over the summer and what we saw first-hand, beyond what we already knew of her accomplishments in college and at the youth national team level, gave us the confidence to make her a priority target in the draft this year. We are glad that the opportunity did indeed present itself and look forward to seeing her in purple soon.” -Ian Fleming, Orlando Pride General Manager




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