SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Glens Soccer Club announced today that Oregon midfielder Alice Barbieri has signed on for the 2023 USL W League season, pending league approval.
A native of San Jose, Barbieri started 17 of 18 games in 2022 for the Ducks and netted twice in important situations—one of them against then-No. 1 UCLA.
“I’m so excited to play with the SF Glens this upcoming season,” said Barbieri. “Hope to see you out there. Up the Glens!”
The Leigh High School graduate led her alma mater to a conference title and the state championship game during her time with the Longhorns, earning All-Central Coast Section First Team honors. At club level, she led her MVLA team in assists and was selected twice for ECNL’s Player Development Program.
“I'm thrilled to add Alice to our roster. She is a versatile midfielder with two years of Pac-12 experience. I'm looking forward to seeing her link up play with our attack,” said Glens head coach Mike Sharabi.
"I’m excited to have Alice with us this season," added Glens assistant coach Heath Piper. "She's a talented player that can play many positions for us. She can score from anywhere on the pitch at anytime and is relentless defensively as well. Another great addition to this Glens team!"
The San Francisco Glens are entering their first USL W League season in the NorCal Division. Open tryouts will take place March 11 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.