Orlando Pride women’s soccer team reports ten positive COVID-19 tests; Three former ‘Hoos on roster

Emily Sonnett, Courtney Petersen, and Phoebe McClernon are on the roster of the NWSL's Orlando Pride, which had six players and four staff members test positive for COVID-19.

Orlando Pride women’s soccer team reports ten positive COVID-19 tests; Three former ‘Hoos on roster
Emily Sonnett with the UVA women's soccer team (Source: wvir)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Three former Virginia women’s soccer players are on the roster of the National Women’s Soccer League Orlando Pride, which reported ten positive COVID-19 tests on Monday.

The team announced six players and four staff members tested positive for the virus, though all ten were asymptomatic.

The Pride are also withdrawing from the NWSL Challenge Cup, which is scheduled to begin on Saturday in Utah, due to the positive tests.

The team did not release the names of the players who tested positive.

Former UVA soccer stars Emily Sonnett, Courtney Petersen, and Phoebe McClernon are all members of the NWSL franchise in Florida.

All three former Cavaliers are in their first season in Orlando.

After four years in Portland, Sonnett was traded to the Pride for the Number-One overall pick in the 2020 Draft.

Petersen and McClernon were Orlando’s first and second round selections in the draft.

McClernon officially signed with the team on Sunday.

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