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Sky Blue FC re-signs defender Gina Lewandowski

Lewandowski signed a one year deal with a one year option. 2020 will be her second season in NWSL.

Orlando, FL - Saturday July 20, 2019: Ali Krieger #11, Gina Lewandowski #12 during a regular season National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) match between the Orlando Pride and the Sky Blue FC at Exploria Stadium. (Roy K. Miller/isiphotos.com)

NEW YORK — Sky Blue FC continues to reward its veterans with new contracts, announcing Wednesday that defender Gina Lewandowski signed a new one-year contract with the club, which also comes with an additional one-year option.

The Pennsylvania native joined the club last May after spending the majority of her career in Germany, with a desire to be closer to home. The defender, who can play across the back line, immediately became a staple in the Sky Blue defense, playing 13 National Women’s Soccer League matches. She demonstrated her flexibility in that time, showcasing an ability to advance the attack while demonstrating a reliability in defense.

Lewandowski came to Sky Blue after spending the majority of her career in Germany, primarily with Bayern Munich.

After winning the title three times and playing in the UEFA Champions League, she is one of Sky Blue’s most experienced players in addition to being one of the team’s most relied upon options.

“I am really excited to be back with Sky Blue for another season,” Lewandowski said in a statement issued by the club. “There have been some great things developing with this club and I am looking forward to being a part of it.”

While the team has been busy picking up young and new talent in the college draft and through trades, Sky Blue has also made sure to include veterans in its next phase.

Lewandowski is the latest Sky Blue player to agree to a new deal with the team, one fully looking to advance its reputation both on and off the field ahead of its big Red Bull Arena move for the 2020 season.

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