Everton have announced that Elise Stenevik has signed a new two-year deal until 2026 with the Women’s Super League club.

The 24-year-old defender moved to Merseyside in summer 2022 and has since become a key component of Brian Sorensen’s backline.

The first half of her season was disrupted by injury, but in the last six months, the Norway Under-23 international has flourished as a Blue, to make her mark in the Everton team.

Stenevik told EvertonTV: ”I’m very pleased to extend my stay here.

”I always wanted to stay at Everton so I’m very happy we could make it happen.

She added: ”I’m really enjoying my football here, especially when you look at our last few games and the results we’ve picked up.

”It’s been really good for the team.”

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In March, Stenevik scored her first goal for the club, becoming the first Norwegian to net for Everton.

And despite missing half of the Women’s Super League season, she ranked in the top five for Everton players for tackles, clearances and dribbles tackled in 2023/24.

Toffees head coach Brian Sorensen said: ”Elise has been unlucky this year in terms of injury after an excellent pre-season.

”She played the opening game against Brighton & Hove Albion and then was out for six months… I feel she has grown a lot, she’s extremely strong on and off the ball.

”Defensively she’s really solid, and she can play across the backline.”

He added: “I’m looking forward for to have a full season of consistency and I feel we will see a new level to her game.

“As a coach, she’s great to work with, she gives 100-per-cent every day and she supports her teammates really well.

”You can’t ask for a better player and person.”

Featured image courtesy of Everton FC.

By Emilie Mwanza

Founder of Beyond The 90. Trainee multimedia journalist based in Preston.