Melbourne Victory signs McKenzie Weinert

Melbourne Victory is pleased to announce the signing of American forward McKenzie Weinert for the 2023/24 Liberty A-League season.

The 24-year-old joins the Club from American NWSL side OL Reign where she made two appearances for the Club as a National Team Replacement Player during the Women’s World Cup period.

Weinert is a graduate of the University of Washington, making 37 appearances and scoring eight times for the Huskies and was a part of OL Reign’s extended squad in the 2023 pre-season where she scored against Club America.

Melbourne Victory Head Coach, Jeff Hopkins said he was looking forward to adding more firepower to his final third.

“We’re thrilled to have McKenzie join the Club for the upcoming season,” Hopkins said.

“McKenzie is an exciting, young forward who is coming to us fresh from her stint with OL Reign in the NWSL and we believe she will have the attributes to be a force in the A-League.

“We’ve built an incredibly competitive squad for the upcoming season that is going to push each other to be better every day. McKenzie’s addition will add to this further and we’re excited to see what she has in store for the season ahead.”

Weinert was also excited to be heading to the A-League with Melbourne Victory.

“I’m excited to be heading to Australia and representing Melbourne Victory this season,” Weinert said.

“This is my first experience abroad and I’m really looking forward to the challenge ahead with this Club and this team.

Weinert is the seventh new signing of the 2023/24 A-League Women’s season, joining Tori Hansen, Rachel Lowe, Emma Checker, Jamilla Rankin, Kurea Okino and Ella O’Grady as the side returned to training this week ahead of their first match of the season on Sunday 15 October against Brisbane Roar at the Home of the Matildas.