Sky Blue FC has signed added 2019 National Women’s Soccer League college draft pick and forward Paige Monaghan to its roster.
As per team and league policies, terms of the contract were not announced.
Monaghan, 22, returns to her home state of New Jersey after being selected No. 10 overall by Sky Blue.
“I am beyond blessed to have been drafted and now signed with Sky Blue FC,” Monaghan said. “I’m absolutely ecstatic for this journey, and I’m ready and looking forward to being the best version of myself for my teammates, coaches, fans and organization. Jersey Strong. I’m coming home!”
A graduate of Butler University, Monaghan recorded 22 goals and 19 assists in 80 appearances.
“Paige is a very talented player that can play both outside back and as an attacking flank player,” head coach Denise Reddy said. “She is very ambitious and has the talent, desires and character to be very successful in the league.”
While at Butler she was named to the 2018 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List. As a junior she was named the 2017 Big East offensive player of the year after recording 10 goals and six assists, both team highs.
“We are thrilled to have Paige on board as part of Sky Blue and even more excited to be able to help bring her home to New Jersey, the state where she was born and raised, and where she found incredible success while playing club soccer at PDA,” president and general manager Tony Novo said. “We are confident that she will contribute greatly to our success as a club.”
Monaghan has had four call-ups to the Under-23 U.S. women’s national team.