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CFC signs Golden Boot winner with local ties to 2022 roster

By Staff, 05/03/22, 1:30PM EDT

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Chattanooga Football Club is thrilled to announce the signing of another proven goal-scorer with college experience to the 2022 roster.

Brianna Smotherman is a Ringgold native who played three years with Reinhardt University before transferring to Dalton State to finish her degree and playing career.

She was the Golden Boot winner in the Southern States Athletic Conference last year and Second Team All-Conference. As a high school player at Heritage a few years ago, she scored 31 goals her senior year.

“Brianna Smotherman is a proven goal scorer and I’m happy she’s with us," said Head Coach Randy Douglas. 

"She’s been a part of the AAC and now the SSAC and in each league she’s been either the leading goal scorer or very close to the top. Her game has been improving over her time in college and I look forward to seeing what she can do in the WPSL."

Smotherman grew up going to all the CFC home games and is ready to wear the uniform she looked up to for so long.

"This is a huge accomplishment to me to join the CFC women’s team," said Smotherman. "It’s amazing to think that I will now be a part of this team."

One thing she remembers well about watching CFC games as a youth player is the fan support.

"I've always loved the Chattahooligans," she added. "I love heir amazing support that they give to the Chattanooga Football Club. I cannot wait to be part of the new era for the women’s team."

Birthplace:  Ringgold, GA
Hometown:  Ringgold, GA
Most Recent Team:  Reinhardt University (3 yrs), Dalton State (current)
Favorite Team:   FC Barcelona
On the Playlist:  Colors by Jason Derulo
Social Media: Instagram @brianna.smotherman 

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.