Top 5: International players for our Jets Women

In addition to our fantastic international male stars, there’s been many in our Liberty A-League team that have travelled overseas and shone wearing Jets colours – just like Elizabeth Eddy and Marie Dolvik are doing right now.

We’ve once again dived into the archives to highlight five of our most notable and influential players, in no particular order.

Please note: Current players were not considered.

Honourable Mentions

With so many great internationals featuring for our Women’s side, it was hard to fit everyone into the top five but there are still a couple that are worthy mentions.

We have to highlight Swedish midfielder Sanna Frostevall who, although only played seven games in our inaugural season, was a key player in helping us to a second-placed finish and finals appearance.

Sanna Frostevall

American Jen Hoy also made a statement in her one season – scoring five goals in her 12 games played in 2016/17 – which could also be said of Englishwoman Hannah Beard from her 2013/14 season, and other American Angela Salem from 2012 to 2014.

Hannah Beard


We’ll start with our most capped international player.

Lively and dynamic midfielder Tori Huster spent three seasons playing in Newcastle over the course of six years, played a total of 36 matches for us, started every game, and scored eight goals.

The American finished her career with us after our successful finals-qualifying 2017/18 season.


One of the best goalkeepers our Club has seen, Eckerstrom was a brick wall for us from 2017 to 2019.

She proved to be a top college athlete in her time and joined from the Portland Thorns before making an instant impact making 61 saves from her 13 games to help us to the finals.

She back the next season for what would prove her swansong season finishing with many clean sheets from her 25 matches.


Another American who was a proven leader and figurehead for the team, Arin Wright (formerly Gilliland) had a geart strike rate in front of goal and is still one of our best scorers to date.

In 22 matches, she managed 10 goals and spent time with the Club over three consecutive seasons.

She was particularly formidable in our 2017/18 season and is one of only three women to score a hat-trick.


A strong and sturdy defender, Meg Oyster was a force to be reckoned with at the back across the two seasons she played.

Joining in 2015 after winning the national women’s college soccer cup, and in between seasons playing in the National Women’s Soccer League in America, Oyster helped keep eight clean sheets from her first 15 games.

She even managed to score two goals from her defending role, and went on to make two appearances for the United States national team.


Last, but certainly not least, is an American who made us cheer for joy on countless occasions thanks to her impressive efforts in front of goal.

Despite playing just 19 games with the team, she currently sits third on our women’s goal-scoring tally with 13 goals, which included ten goals from her first 11 appearances.

Stengel was critical in helping us qualify for the finals in 2017/18, finishing second on the golden boot list that season, and although she also shone when playing in Canberra and Western Sydney, her best years in the league were definitely experienced with the Jets.

The striker currently plays with Valarenga in Norway where Marie Dolvik is her teammate.