Greetings, football enthusiasts!
Today, we’re shifting our gaze to the heart of Southeast Asia. Let’s applaud the Philippines Women’s World Cup Squad of 2023! Handpicked by the talented head coach Alen Stajcic from Australia, this selection of superb athletes showcases the best of footballing talent, with players hailing from across the globe.
After an exciting wait, the final list of 23 athletes was officially announced on July 9, 2023, offering an inspiring mix of seasoned pros and fresh talent. Among these gifted women, three remarkable players – Inna Palacios, Isabella Pasion, and Maya Alcantara – have earned the honorable title of reserve players.
Guarding the net, we have the formidable Olivia Davies-McDaniel, an experienced goalkeeper from the Philippines Stallion Laguna, and her fellow goalkeepers, Kaiya Jota and Kiara Fontanilla, both bursting with promise. Our defenders’ lineup includes international names such as Malea Cesar, Jessika Cowart, and Hali Long, who has a fantastic record of 18 goals, a rare feat for a defender!
The midfield sees the strategic prowess of players like Jaclyn Sawicki, Tahnai Annis, our inspiring captain, and Ryley Bugay, all ready to control and dictate the pace of the game. Anicka Castañeda, with her impressive tally of 11 goals, is another key player to watch out in the midfield.
Our forwards are just as intimidating, with Sarina Bolden, Isabella Flanigan, and Chandler McDaniel leading the charge. Meryll Serrano, Carleigh Frilles, and Katrina Guillou, who has netted the ball 10 times, make up the rest of the powerful forward lineup.
From the frosty fields of Iceland to the sunny coasts of Australia, and even the bustling stadiums of the United States, our squad boasts a diverse range of athletes, all united under the flag of the Philippines. Each player brings unique strengths and experiences, promising thrilling matches ahead in the Women’s World Cup 2023.
Stay tuned as we delve into the personal journeys and athletic exploits of these remarkable women. Let’s cheer them on as they get set to make their mark on the global stage. So, get your flags ready, folks. It’s time to back our team, the Philippine ‘Malditas,’ in the upcoming Women’s World Cup. Onwards to victory!
To more exciting football ahead!
FIFA Women’s World Cup Philippines Team Squad 2023 – The Final Roster
|GK||Olivia Davies-McDaniel||25||27||Philippines Stallion Laguna|
|DF||Malea Cesar||19||31||Australia Blacktown City|
|DF||Jessika Cowart||23||20||Sweden IFK Kalmar|
|MF||Jaclyn Sawicki||30||21||Australia Western United|
|DF||Hali Long||28||74||Philippines Kaya–Iloilo|
|MF||Tahnai Annis||34||37||Iceland Þór/KA|
|FW||Sarina Bolden||27||36||Australia Western Sydney Wanderers|
|MF||Sara Eggesvik||26||22||Norway KIL/Hemne|
|FW||Isabella Flanigan||18||28||United States West Virginia Mountaineers|
|FW||Chandler McDaniel||25||13||Philippines Stallion Laguna|
|MF||Anicka Castañeda||23||39||Australia Mt Druitt Town Rangers|
|MF||Ryley Bugay||27||21||Germany 1. FC Saarbrücken|
|DF||Angela Beard||25||0||Australia Western United|
|FW||Meryll Serrano||26||8||Norway Stabæk|
|FW||Carleigh Frilles||21||36||Australia Blacktown Spartans|
|DF||Sofia Harrison||24||34||Germany Werder Bremen|
|DF||Alicia Barker||25||10||United States Pacific Northwest SC|
|GK||Kaiya Jota||17||1||United States Los Angeles Breakers|
|DF||Dominique Randle||28||25||Iceland Þór/KA|
|MF||Quinley Quezada||26||48||Serbia Red Star Belgrade|
|FW||Katrina Guillou||29||25||Sweden Piteå IF|
|GK||Kiara Fontanilla||23||8||Australia Central Coast Mariners|
|DF||Reina Bonta||24||11||Brazil Santos|