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Remi Olalere joins Tormenta Women ahead of inaugural season

By Edwin Pintor, 01/12/22, 11:45AM EST


Forward becomes fourth signing after impressive open trial

Tormenta Women's newest talent competing at the open trial on Dec. 12 in Statesboro, Ga. Photo Courtesy of Aaron Cranford // South Georgia Tormenta FC

STATESBORO, Ga. – South Georgia Tormenta FC continues to recruit local talent and adds Charleston, South Carolina, native Remi Olalere to its inaugural 2022 USL W League roster, pending league and federation approval.

“Remi was identified and chosen for our 2022 Tormenta Women team through our inaugural open tryout back in December,” Head Coach Jim Robbins commented. “She is an excellent attacking player and will be another fantastic addition to our program.”

Olalere stood out at Tormenta Women’s open trial and is the team’s first player to earn a spot on the inaugural roster through a tryout. A versatile and dynamic midfielder, Olalere joins forwards Amy Andrews and Elise Holcey and midfielder Madison Foshee as the roster continues to strengthen.

“She is confident with the ball at her feet, can beat defenders one-on-one and can bring other players into the game with her distribution,” Robbins said. “She also scores goals from outside the box with power and accuracy, and she has the technique and skill to score goals in a crowded box and against the goalkeeper."

Olalere currently attends South Carolina State University and brings two outstanding seasons of experience with Spartanburg Methodist College where she scored 28 goals and recorded 31 assists in 40 matches.

Olalere listening to Head Coach Jim Robbins at the open trial. Photo Courtesy of Aaron Cranford // South Georgia Tormenta FC

“I am so excited to be playing for Tormenta’s USL W team this summer, and I cannot wait to show fans what I can do on the pitch,” Olalere said.

Tormenta Women will host a final open trial on Sunday, Feb 6, at the Tormenta FC Training Grounds at The Clubhouse in Statesboro, Georgia.

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. For two decades between 1995 and 2015, the W League saw some of the biggest names past and present in the sport compete on the field, and this new era will build on the legacy of its predecessor. In alignment with the USL League Two season, the W League will kick off in May and end with the W League Playoffs and W League Final in late July.

To stay up to date on Tormenta FC’s new women’s team, fans can follow Tormenta Women on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. To learn more about the USL W League, visit or follow the W League on Twitter at @USLWLeague.

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