Melbourne Victory signs American defender Brooke Hendrix

Melbourne Victory is pleased to announce the signing of American defender Brooke Hendrix for the remainder of the 2021/22 Liberty A-League Women’s season.

Hendrix joins from NWSL club Racing Louisville with the 28-year-old previously representing West Ham United in the English Women’s Super League, Brescia in the Italian Women’s Serie A, FC Staad in Switzerland and Fylkir in Iceland.

Melbourne Victory Liberty A-League Women’s Head Coach, Jeff Hopkins, said Hendrix will add defensive experience to his side at the back end of the season.

“We’re incredibly excited to sign a player of Brooke’s calibre for the remainder of the season,” Hopkins said.

“Brooke fits the shape of the type of player we require to continue to push for the title this season and will fill an important gap left by the injury of Kayla Morrison.

“Her experience across the globe matched with her physical prowess and ability to command the defensive line is something we’re really looking forward to see her bring to the team.”

Hendrix was also looking forward to her first foray into the Liberty A-League Women’s.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Melbourne Victory for the remainder of the A-League Women’s season and can’t wait to hit the ground and get started,” Hendrix said.

“I’ve heard a lot about the league from abroad and I’m looking forward to the challenge and helping Melbourne Victory achieve success this season.”

Hendrix will be an injury replacement player for Kayla Morrison. The defender will be available for selection for Friday’s clash with Wellington Phoenix at WIN Stadium.