Costa Rican International Captain Katherine Alvarado Joins Blue Heat

Costa Rican International Captain Katherine Alvarado Joins Santa Clarita Blue Heat

The defending United Women’s Soccer (UWS) champion Santa Clarita Blue Heat have added another Costa Rican international to their 2017 roster. Santa Clarita are pleased to announce the signing of midfielder Katherine Alvarado for the upcoming summer season in United Women’s Soccer, pending league approval.

“This shows we are all about quality in this league, only the best,” said Blue Heat Technical Director and Club Owner Carlos Marroquin, who could not be more excited to add more international experience to his team. “Someone of Katherine’s experience, passion and drive will be crucial in defending our title in an ever-growing league. I am committed to bringing the best to the city of Santa Clarita and to UWS.”

Currently playing for Deportivo Saprissa in Costa Rica, Alvarado has been a Costa Rican international since playing in the U-17 & U-20 Women’s World Cups in 2008 and 2010, respectively. With fifty international caps to her name, the 25-year-old was a key member in Costa Rica’s first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup appearance in 2015, acting as one of the team captains while starting all of the group games.

Alvarado is excited to join Blue Heat in 2017 and brings a wealth of experience to the team that already boasts two Costa Rican internationals – forwards Melissa Herrera and Carolina Venegas.

“Soccer is my passion, its in my veins,” said Alvarado. “We are a soccer family and I’m happy to have the chance to show the quality our of play and skill with my national teammates in Santa Clarita.”

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