HARRISON, N.J. – Rookie goalkeeper Amanda “Mandy” McGlynn Friday agreed to a one-year contract with Sky Blue FC prior to the 2020 National Women’s Soccer League Challenge Cup.
As per team and league policies, further details were not disclosed.
“I’m beyond thrilled to officially be part of Sky Blue FC,” McGlynn said in a statement. “Training at the professional level has been so exciting and I’ve already learned so much. I’m grateful for this opportunity and I can’t wait to give this Club all I’ve got.”
McGlynn, 21, was selected as the 20th pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft. A standout goalkeeper at Virginia Tech, McGlynn made 75 starts and finished with a 41-23-11 record. She was named as a 2019 United Soccer Coaches second team All-American as a senior. McGlynn finished her collegiate career first all-time in shutouts (32) and goals-against average (0.99), as well as second in wins (41), save percentage (.794) and goalkeeper minutes (7,014).
The Jacksonville, Fla. native has been a member of the United States Under-18, U-20, and U-23 women’s national teams. She helped the U.S. qualify for the 2018 U-20 FIFA Women’s World Cup and started in the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship.
“I am thrilled to offer Mandy her first professional contract,” Sky Blue head coach Freya Coombe said. “We have been thoroughly impressed with her transition into the professional environment following the NWSL draft in January. I think she has a bright future in the game.”
Sky Blue FC kick off the Challenge Cup in Utah against OL Reign June 30. All Sky Blue preliminary round games will be broadcast on CBS All Access and available on Twitch for fans outside the U.S. and Canada.