NJ/NY Gotham FC announced Monday that defender Caprice Dydasco has signed a two-year deal that will keep her with the club through the 2023 National Women’s Soccer League season.

Dydasco was acquired by Gotham FC in a trade with the Washington Spirit in 2019.

“It’s a great day for our club,” head coach Scott Parkinson said in a statement. “Caprice was lights out last year and very important to our team on and off the field. We are so excited to have her back!”

She enjoyed one of her most productive seasons in the league, that saw her earn defender of the year honors, in addition to being named to the team of the month on five occasions. The 28-year-old defender appeared in every match and logged a team-high 2,073 minutes in 24 regular season matches.

A mainstay on the backline, Dydasco completed 62.7 percent of her tackles, finished the season with a 79.8 percent passing accuracy while averaging 57 passes per match, and collected a team high 49 interceptions.

Dydasco scored her first career NWSL goal against Orlando in June and contributed five assists, finishing third overall on the league.

“I’m happy to sign and return back to Gotham FC this season,” Dydasco said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to building off of last season both on and off the field. I believe we have a special group of players, staff, and ownership to make this year really great.”