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CFC signs standout defender from UTC Mocs

By Staff, 05/02/22, 12:44PM EDT

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Chattanooga Football Club has announced the signing of Avery Catlett, a standout on the record-breaking defense for the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. 

Catlett started all 11 games at defender in the 2020-21 season, and helped lead the Mocs to a third place finish in the Southern Conference. She was part of a defense that allowed just five goals and recorded six shutouts, averaged a 0.48 goals-against average - which was the best in school history.

Head Coach Randy Douglas is excited that Avery has decided to play for CFC this summer.

"Getting a two-year starter from UTC to go along with what we already have signed on the back line and goalkeeper is a tremendous start to having a competitive roster this summer," said Douglas. 

Avery is a regular at CFC Men's games and says she is thrilled to be part of the relaunch of the Women's team.

"CFC has a great history and fanbase in Chattanooga," said Catlett, a native of Knoxville.

“The atmosphere at CFC games is electric. It means a lot to be able to have this type of fan base for the relaunch and I’m excited for the season ahead.”

In high school, Catlett was a two-time All-State selection and four-time All-District; she also led Webb School to two district titles. She played club soccer with FC Alliance and won a State Championship.

Birthplace:  Knoxville, TN
Hometown:  Knoxville, TN
Most Recent Team:  UT Chattanoona
Favorite Team:   Liverpool
On the Playlist: Jack Harlow, Juice Wrld, Zach Bryan, Morgan Wallen 
Social Media: Instagram @averycatlett1, Twitter @averycatlett1

The 2022 season begins on May 22 with an away game in Nashville. The first home game for the Women's team is June 4 against North Alabama Soccer Club (Huntsville) at Finley Stadium. Reserved seats are on sale now at ChattanoogaFC.com/tickets. Admission to all Men's and Women's games is included in the 2022 Club Pass

About Chattanooga Football Club
Chattanooga Football Club was founded in 2009 with a Men's team and established a Women's team in 2013 to begin play 2014. In its most recent season of 2018, CFC Women went undefeated in the regular season to become the WPSL’s Southeast Conference Champions. The Women's team went on hiatus for three years during a club reorganization and during the pandemic. Chattanooga Football Club became the first soccer club to offer true ownership to the fans in 2019 with 3,200+ investors from Chattanooga, all 50 states, and 31 countries.

About the Women’s Premier Soccer League
In its 24th season, the WPSL is the longest active women’s soccer league and with more than 125 clubs from coast to coast in 35 states and, serves as the largest women’s soccer league in the world. WPSL rosters feature elite collegiate, post-collegiate, international, and standout prep student-athletes. Many of the United States’ most accomplished women’s players have played in the WPSL, including household names such as Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach, Megan Rapinoe, Julie Foudy, and Brandi Chastain.