HOWELL, N.J. – Sky Blue FC defender Gina Lewandowski has agreed to a new one-year contract with a one-year option, the National Women’s Soccer League announced Wednesday.
As per team and league policies, further details were not disclosed.
“I am really excited to be back with Sky Blue for another season,” Lewandowski said. “There have been some great things developing with this club and I am looking forward to being a part of it.”
Lewandowski, 34, made her first appearance for Sky Blue on May 25, 2019, against the Portland Thorns as she started and played 90 minutes. Lewandowski played in 13 games (12 starts) for 1,079 minutes.
“Gina is a fantastic player for Sky Blue who brings a wealth of experience and leadership to the team,” Sky Blue head coach Freya Coombe said. “She reads the game well and is a fierce competitor both in the air and on the ground.”
The Pennsylvania native played for German club FC Bayern Munich (2012-2019) of the Frauen-Bundesliga. She won the German League title in 2015 and 2016. Lewandowski played for FFC Frankfurt (2007-2012), taking home the treble (German League title, the DFB Cup, and the UEFA Women’s Cup) in the 2007-08 season. She was also a part of the team that captured the DFB Cup in 2011.
In 2015, she earned her first cap for the United States in an international friendly match against Brazil during its Women’s World Cup Victory Tour.
“We’re so glad to have Gina re-up her commitment to the club,” Sky Blue FC general manager Alyse LaHue said. “Having a player come back to her ‘home’ club after an illustrious international career brings an invaluable perspective to a club with tremendous growth aspirations like ours.”