Get to know: URFC latest signings

Get to know Utah Royals FC's newest signings: Maegan Kelly, Sydney Miramontez, Brittany Ratcliffe, Alexa Newfield, and Lo’eau LaBonta.

Maegan Kelly: 

  • Born and raised in Kansas City, but her father is from Toronto, Canada 
  • Last club: FC Kansas City
  • In 2017, Kelly scored 5 goals and earned 1 assist
  • Made her Canada’s WNT debut in November 2017
  • Played in Iceland with UMF Stjarnan where she scored four goals in eight games
  • In 2015 Kelly played in Finland for Aland United, where she appeared in 20 games
  • Attended Marquette University
  • During her senior year she tied the all-time MU assist record with 33 career assists
  • As a freshman was named to the BIG EAST All-Rookie Team
  • Played with her sister Katie Kelly on multiple teams 


Sydney Miramontez: 

  • From Lenexa, Kansas
  • Last club: FC Kansas City
  • Trained at the U-23 USWNT camp in November 2017
  • Played at the University of Nebraska, where she scored 6 goals and had 14 assists
  • Majored in Advertising and Public Relations
  • Three-time member of the Academic All-Big Ten team
  • Played in the WPSL with the GSI Pride
  • Was a runner-up for the Kansas Gatorade Player-of-the-Year award
  • Named the All-Sunflower League Offensive Player of the Year in 2011

Brittany Ratcliffe: 

  • Was raised in Williamstown, New Jersey
  • Last club: FC Kansas City
  • Started in 12 games at FCKC, earning 1 goal
  • Played for the Boston Breakers in 2016
  • Was the 17th overall pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft
  • Attended the University of Virginia, where she scored 26 goals and notched 16 assists
  • In 2013 was named ACC Women’s Soccer Player of the Week

Alexa Newfield:

  • Atlanta, Georgia native 
  • Attended St. Pius X Catholic High School where she led the team to a Georgia 4A runner-up title
  • In 2008 was named to the ESPN Rise Top 50 players to Watch list
  • Attended the University of Georgia from 2010 to 2012 where she scored 27 goals in 46 appearances.
  • After two years with the Bulldogs, she transferred to the University of North Carolina where she was named to the Hermann Trophy Watch List prior to her junior season.
  • Totaled 1694 minutes in two seasons with the Tar Heels, scoring 11 goals and registering six assists.
  • Was drafted by FC Kansas City in the 2016 NWSL College Draft.
  • Appeared 25 times for FCKC in two seasons with the club, starting 10 times to log 897 total minutes, scoring twice.

Lo’eau LaBonta:

  • Rancho Cucamonga, California native who earned ALL-CIF Southern Section Best Offensive Player accolades after notching 17 goals and 11 assists her senior season of high school
  • Played at Stanford from 2011 to 2014 where she appeared 78 times, scoring 22 goals and assisting seven times in her college career
  • Was drafted 37th overall by Sky Blue FC in the 2015 NWSL College Draft after a successful career at Stanford
  • Has spent time with the United States Women’s U-23 and U-17 National Teams in 2015
  • Signed with FC Kansas City ahead of the 2016 season after one season spent with Sky Blue FC
  • While with Kansas City she made 33 appearances with 28 starts, scoring twice
  • Was loaned to Western Sydney Wanderers FC Women in Australia after the 2017 season where she made one appearance