Steinlage, a Midfielder who will wear the number 10, is originally from Spring Lake and played collegiately at MSU and Virginia, starting every game over her four year career. She was named All-Big Ten First team Twice and led Virginia to a Final Four appearance. In 2013 she was drafted by the NWSL’s New York Flash before playing overseas with Finnish side Vaasa IFK. She also has W-League experience playing with Ottawa Fury and Seattle Sounders.
“As a West Michigan native I am thrilled for Grand Rapids FC to shine some light on to the women’s side of the game here” said Steinlage. “It is an exciting time to be a soccer fan in Grand Rapids because the potential for growth is huge. I am looking forward to getting on the field with a new team in a community that I love”.
GRFC Women’s Coach Lewis Robinson commented: “Annie is a player we are thrilled to have with us this summer. She has vast amounts of experience in the highest collegiate levels and in the professional game which will make her a leader for us on and off the field. Annie is a center midfielder that can dominate the game with her excellent passing range and great vision. She is a player that fits in well with what we are trying to build at GRFC and we can’t wait to get started this spring”.
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