American defender Jazmin Wardlow joins Mariners from Fiorentina

The Central Coast Mariners are extremely excited to announce the signing of American defender Jazmin Wardlow for the 2023/24 A-League Women’s season. 

The 25-year-old joins the club from Serie A side Fiorentina, having spent the past 12 months at the Italian club. 

Wardlow attended Santa Clara University between 2015-2016, lining up for the Santa Clara Broncos. After success in the NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Tournament, the defender took her talents to the University of Oregon, making 38 appearances for the team. 

In 2019, she was 21st in the National Women’s Soccer League draft, becoming the first ever player from her University to be drafted in the competition. 

Wardlow moved to Europe in 2021, joining Serbian SuperLiga champions ZFK Spartak Subotica. She made her debut for the club in the 2021/22 UEFA Women’s Champions League shortly after. 

A year later the defender moved to Italy, linking up with Serie A club Fiorentina. She played 21 matches throughout the 2022/23 campaign, with her side finishing fourth in the league as she scored one goal. 

The American now heads Down Under in search of a new challenge, joining up with the Mariners as we enter the A-League Women’s competition this season. 

Head Coach Emily Husband is thrilled to have Wardlow joining the club, seeing her as an extremely valuable addition to the squad. 

“I am very excited to be able to welcome Jazmin to the Coast. She will be a really good addition to the group that we are building ahead of the upcoming season,” Husband said. 

“She has a lot of flexibility in where we can play her, which is great for our versatility. She has a fantastic left foot, a brilliant engine as well as good attacking and defensive output. She brings experience to this team which will be huge for us this season.”

Wardlow is extremely excited to be joining the Coast, eager to get started as the season approaches quickly. 

“I am super excited to be able to play for the Central Coast this season. I wish we were already starting; I am looking forward to meeting all of my teammates,” she said. 

“Speaking to Emily it just made the decision to sign for the Coast super easy. I felt so much love and support from her and Shaun which is amazing being so far from home. As a footballer I am extremely passionate, physical, technical, tactical, hard working and a great leader. I honestly just can’t wait to get started.”