Melbourne Victory is pleased to announce the re-signing of goalkeepers Casey Dumont and Melissa Maizels ahead of the 2021/22 A-League Women’s season.
Dumont returns to the squad for the upcoming campaign after spending 2020/21 on the sidelines with a ruptured Achilles tendon.
The two-time A-League Women’s Champion has made over 103 appearances in the league, notching 35 clean sheets in her domestic career and playing a crucial role in the Club’s 2018/19 Championship season.
Maizels has also re-committed to the Club for the upcoming season with the goalkeeper deputising to Gaby Garton during the 2020/21 Championship campaign.
A-League Women’s Head Coach Jeff Hopkins said he was delighted to lock in his goalkeeping stocks for his side’s title defence.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Casey back to the squad for the upcoming season and know she will bring a level of experience and leadership we will need to go back-to-back,” Hopkins said.
“She was with us every step of the way last season and to have her back on the pitch - leading our defensive line - will be invaluable to us and the goals we have set this year.”
Dumont was also excited to be returning to the squad after making a full recovery.
“Watching from the sidelines last season was tough for me but I was proud of what the team accomplished and I have the hunger to achieve even more success with the squad this season,” Dumont said.
“Jeff and his team have supported me since I arrived at the Club and to be back between the sticks for Melbourne Victory shows the faith they have in me to deliver on the pitch.”
Melbourne Victory will continue their pre-season preparations ahead of the Round 1 clash against Adelaide United on Sunday 5 December.