Chattanooga Football Club has signed dynamic striker Damaris Gaines to the squad for the 2022 season. After a fine season at University of South Carolina Beafort, Damaris transferred to NAIA nationally ranked Georgia Gwinnet College to play for Dr. Mike Guiliano.
"Damaris will be bringing some goalscoring ability with her to Chattanooga," said CFC Women's head coach Randy Douglas. "We look forward to seeing how Damaris develops in the CFC attack."
Gaines grew up not far from Chattanooga and spent her entire youth soccer career in the GSA club system of North Georgia.
"To be apart of the relaunch for the CFC women's team means a lot to me personally because this is my chance to come in and make an impact on a team that is being newly relaunched," said Gaines.
She is looking forward to playing in front of Section 109 and the great fans who support the club.
"It feels great to know there Is a fan base ready to support the CFC team because having fans always makes playing the sport I love even more exciting!"
Birthplace: Snellville, GA
Hometown: Lilburn, GA
Most Recent Team: University of South Carolina Beaufort, Georgia Gwinnett College
Favorite Team: US Women's National Team
On the Playlist: Nobody Special by Hotboii and Future
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.