By Celia Balf
Houston Dash defender Cami Privett announced her retirement from professional soccer on Thursday.
Privett appeared in 35 games for the Dash over the last three years. In 2017, she played in 16 games earning eight starts. Privett announced her retirement from the NWSL in a post on her Instagram. Privett thanked her family, teammates, former Dash head coach Randy Waldrum, and fans in her message.
“You guys have showered me with so much love and support since day one,” she wrote to the Dash fans. “Without you guys this league wouldn’t be where it is today.”
This past week has been a tough one with soccer coming to an end. I am retiring from the NWSL and moving to the next chapter of my life. First of all, I want to say thank you to my family for making my brothers sit through all of those “miserable” club soccer games. You guys always manage to make my day a little better, and I am so thankful to have such an amazing family. Thanks to all of my teammates for pushing me to be my best self, and making everyday memorable. I can’t wait to watch you guys kick butt this year. Thanks to my coaches (especially Randy) for giving me this amazing opportunity that I will remember forever. Last but not least, thanks to the dash fans. You guys have showered me with so much love and support since day one. Without you guys this league would be nothing. Now I am apart of the dash fans, and I can’t wait to see what the dash future has in store. I will forever bleed orange. #dtfo #houstonsCP23
Privett’s time in Houston started in 2015 where she first put on orange as an amateur player. During the Dash’s offseason of that year she played overseas for the Norwegian club Kolbotn and scored three goals in her 11 appearances. The UC Irvine alum later returned to the United States and signed a professional contract with the Dash ahead of the 2016 NWSL season.