STATESBORO, Ga. – South Georgia Tormenta FC has announced the addition of goalkeeper Keara Fitzgerald to its 2023 USL W League roster, pending league and federation approval.
“Keara possesses all the qualities to play at this level. She has great hands and can make all the tough saves. She can also play with her feet, punt, and drop-kick for distance and accuracy. She is a strong leader at the back and is not afraid to command her team. She is a great addition to our goalkeeper group as we try to replace our three excellent goalkeepers from 2022.”Jim Robbins, Tormenta FC’s USL W League Head Coach
Despite only playing two seasons at UC San Diego, Fitzgerald has proven to be a natural leader on the field. With a total of 27 games played, Fitzgerald has earned the starting position for UC San Diego.
In 2022, Fitzgerald co-captained the tritons, setting a new program Division I record for most saves in a game with 10 stops against San Francisco. Fitzgerald played a total of 14 games, totaling 1,170 minutes.
Fitzgerald is set to make her W League debut with Tormenta FC in 2023, and will look to lead the team to its second W League title in one of the toughest divisions in the nation.
In June of 2021, Tormenta FC was named a founding member of the USL W League, an elite pre-professional pathway for women looking to build their careers both on and off the pitch. Tormenta FC won its first-ever USL W League title in 2022 after defeating the Minnesota Aurora in front of 6,500 fans in Eagan, Minnesota.
Tormenta FC provides an opportunity for local and national players to develop and start their professional careers in Statesboro, Georgia. In just one year, Tormenta FC’s USL W League team has produced five professional players with Jenae Packard joining Emily Burke, Kelly Giddes, Abigail Wolf and Jodi Medina as the latest player to sign a contract in Europe.
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- Name: Keara Fitzgerald
- Pronunciation: key-er-uh fits-jeh-ruld
- Position: Goalkeeper
- Height: 6’
- Birthdate: 8/11/2002
- Hometown: Ventura, California
- Citizenship: USA
- Currently University: University of California San Diego
- Instagram: kearaafitzgerald
- Twitter: @kearaafitz