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CFC signs national champion defender to 2022 season

By Staff, 05/04/22, 7:15PM EDT


Chattanooga Football Club has signed defender Kaitlyn Caminiti to their 2022 roster. 

Caminiti, a junior at UT Southern, is from Pickerington, Ohio. She is looking forward to playing for the Chattanooga fanbase. 

“I am so excited to be a part of the relaunch of this team,” Caminiti said. “I know we’re going to do our best to make our mark with this relaunch and make Chattanooga proud.” 

Caminiti played in 17 games for the RedHawks this season. She was part of a defensive unit that allowed just 19 goals in 27 games in the 2021-22 season. 

“We’re getting a player in Kaitlyn that can play a lot of different places on the field and be effective,” said Head Coach Randy Douglas. “Her versatility will enable her to compete for different positions on the field and I feel with her speed she’ll be utilized right away.” 

Caminiti and the RedHawks won the NAIA National Championship this past season.

“Kaitlyn is a dynamic, athletic player who is excellent defensively and capable of playing multiple positions, said UT-Southern Head Coach Will Austin. "She was a big part of our National Championship winning squad this past Fall.”

She is double-majoring in biochemistry and psychology with plans for a master’s degree after soccer. 

Birthplace: Columbus, OH
Hometown: Pickerington, OH
Most recent team(s): UT Southern, Columbus Eagles, Club Ohio
Favorite soccer team: Manchester United
On the playlist: Trophies by Drake
Instagram: @k_caminiti
Twitter: @kaitcam27

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 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.