After breaking through for their inaugural W-League finals series, Caitlin Cooper says the Wanderers are keen to "finish what we started" next season.
Western Sydney announced on Monday that they had re-signed the defender for 2020/21. Cooper, 32, is in her second stint with the club, having joined Western Sydney in 2013 before playing one season at Sydney FC. She returned to the red and black in 2018.
Cooper said the Wanderers were keen to taste success after reaching last season's semi finals, where they fell 5-1 to eventual premiers City.
"I just want to finish what we started last season. What [coaches] Dean [Heffernan], 'Megsy' [Michael Beauchamp] and Cath [Cannuli] have put together with the team is awesome. It's never been seen by the Wanderers women before," Cooper said.
"We do have a core group of girls coming back so we're hoping to go one step further and make the final this season."
In the meantime, Cooper will continue to play a key role for the Illawarra Stingrays in the Women's National Premier League One comp.
As an experienced member of both teams, Cooper said one of her key roles was to mentor young talent.
"I like to lead by example, both on and off the field," Cooper said. "I like to mentor and guide - especially the Wanderers girls - into being the best players and people they can be."