Utah Royals FC on Wednesday announced the roster and coaching staff for its newly formed Reserves squad. Of the 26 players on the roster, 19 are either currently attended or graduated from a university in Utah.
Five players — Carly Nelson, Holly Daugirda, Ireland Dunn, Haylee Cacciacarne and Hailey Stodden — attend the University of Utah, while Hailey Skolmoski-North and Max Flom both gradated from Utah.
Cameron Tucker, Elise Flake, Mikayla Colohan, Alyssa Jefferson and Danika Serassio all go to Brigham Young University. Ashley Cardozo and Amber Marshal attend Utah State University, while Hannah Bruce, Madeline Moore, Katie Haskins and Sadie Brockbank are at Utah Valley University. Kaytlin Bradley is at Weber State University.
The Reserves also officially have coaching staff, two of whom come straight from the Royals. Amy LePeilbet, who is the second assistant for the Royals, will serve as head coach. Royals goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart will be the goalkeeper coach.
The Reserves team was announced in January and is a semi-professional team that competes in the summer months. It will compete in the Women’s Premier Soccer League.