SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Glens Soccer Club announced today that defender Camryn Penn has signed on for the 2023 USL W League season, pending league approval.
A member of the U.S. Youth National Team player pool at Under-19 level, the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo outside back was named to the 2022 Big West All-Freshman Team after starting in 17 of 19 games and helping the Mustangs notch 10 shutouts. Penn also contributed on the offensive end as she assisted on the game-winning goal that earned the program their first conference regular-season title since 2013.
“I am so excited to play for the SF Glens and for the USL W League,” said Penn. “I can’t wait to play with some of my teammates and work with a such incredible coaching staff. I’ll see you all very soon. Up the Glens!”
Hailing from Foster City, California, the graduate of Hillsdale High School was part of three national championship teams at club with the San Jose Earthquakes Academy, and later with Bay Area Surf. Penn will not only be reunited with several club teammates and coaches, but also with Jessie Halladay, who plays with her at Cal Poly.
“Camryn comes to us after a very successful 2022 season at Cal Poly SLO,” said Glens head coach Mike Sharabi. “She played in every match for them and we are looking forward to her strengthening our back line. She has a standout workrate, which is very important as she begins to play at a higher level.”
"Cami is an intelligent outside back with the ability to create the game from her position,” added assistant coach Jovan Yamagishi. “Not only is she skilled with the ball, her ability to read the game before it happens makes her a tough defender to beat. Her work ethic is unmatched which makes her a joy to coach.”
The San Francisco Glens are entering their first USL W League season in the NorCal Division. Open tryouts will take place March 12 at Skyline College. Register now at sfglens.com/tryouts.
ABOUT SAN FRANCISCO GLENS SC
With over 90 total teams and 1,100 youth and adult players, the San Francisco Glens are the largest and most diverse soccer club in The City. Founded in 1961, the Glens have established minor-league men’s team in USL League Two, a women’s team in the USL W League, and a comprehensive youth academy that includes a full pathway in MLS NEXT, the top youth league in America, right down to local micro soccer programs serving kids as young as Pre-K. Last year, the club announced the construction of a soccer-specific facility at Treasure Island with a targeted completion date by end of 2023.
As a community-focused 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Glens are proud to have never turned away a single player or family due to financial hardship thanks to internal fundraising efforts and a scholarship program that distributed over $200,000 last year alone. Visit us at sfglens.com and sfglensacademy.com.
ABOUT THE USL W LEAGUE
The USL W League is the nation’s premier pre-professional league developing the next generation of women’s soccer talent both on and off the field, enhancing the pipeline between college and professional soccer. Since the conclusion of the inaugural 2022 season, 25 W League alums have gone to sign a professional contract. In addition, seven players were drafted in the 2023 NWSL draft, and nine players have been invited to professional preseason training camps home and aboard. The USL W League strives to use women’s soccer as a force for societal good by creating a national platform to increase opportunity, gender equity, and career development. Visit uslwleague.com to learn more.