Canberra United will push towards a W-League finals return under the leadership of Nikola Orgill, after the defender signed deal for the 2019-20 season.
Orgill was unveiled as one of Canberra United's co-captains on Wednesday, with the 26-year-old to take the reins having played one season with the club.
Orgill made 11 starts in as many games last season and coach Heather Garriock says her consistency makes her a reliable and promising leader.
"Nikola brought us consistency and stability last season, and she will play a critical role in the leadership of Canberra United this season," Garriock said.
"Nikola will be balancing her day job as a young lawyer as well as committing to Canberra United. This highlights that it's possible to be an elite athlete as well as have a career, so she's a great role model."
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Orgill is the third player to strike a deal with Canberra United for the upcoming season, joining local star Karly Roestbakken and Norwegian international Elise Thorsne in what will be another rebuilt roster.
Garriock is yet to name her full leadership team but Roestbakken is a strong contender after being named co-captain last season.
Orgill's new deal will make her one of the core players of the new-look side as she prepares to take on the co-captaincy for the upcoming season.
"I am really looking forward to stepping up into a leadership role with the club," Orgill said.
"I've played with most of the girls before and I'm really excited by the opportunity to co-captain such a great group of players.
"Being in Canberra for a year, I feel like a true local now and I can't wait to represent the club and play in front of our amazing fans."
Canberra United are expected to make several squad announcement in the coming weeks, with preseason set to kick off on October 13.
Football Federation Australia is yet to finalise the draw for the 2019-20 season with kick-off less than two months away.
Canberra is hoping to kick off their 2019-20 campaign at McKellar Park.