Howell, N.J – Sky Blue FC Tuesday named Alyse LaHue as general manager.

LaHue was acting GM since the start of the National Women’s Soccer League season.

“Alyse is the consummate professional, a fearless innovator, and a respected leader who has been enthusiastically embraced by our fans and players,” owner representative Tammy Murphy said. “We are proud to have a strong woman at the helm of our franchise. Alyse’s talents and dedication are driving Sky Blue forward as we strive to become a preeminent club in professional women’s soccer.”

LaHue is one of only two women who are general managers in the NWSL and is the first woman in league history to serve as GM in the Women’s Professional Soccer and NWSL.

Her experience in professional soccer began in 2008, when she served in a variety of roles for the Chicago Red Stars (WPS, NWSL), including as the club’s GM from 2012-16. She joined Sky Blue in 2018 as vice president and has been serving as the interim GM since April.

“I am excited and energized to have the confidence of the team, the staff, the fans, and ownership as we institute a new culture for Sky Blue,” LaHue said. “We’ve started taking steps towards a grand vision for this club and will continue to strive every day to bring it closer to reality. The fans and players deserve no less in this incredible market, and I’m honored to have this opportunity to drive women’s soccer forward.”

LaHue is the co-founder of youth non-profit Gonzo Soccer, Girls Soccer & Leadership Academy. The company started as an after-school soccer clinic focused on elite soccer training, academic assistance, and life skills. Over the past decade, Gonzo Soccer has developed programs in 13 communities across three countries. She also serves on the Women Coaches Advocacy Group of United Soccer Coaches, which advocates for the advancement of female coaches and executives.