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Sky Blue FC midfielder Katy Freels announced today that she has made the decision to sit out the 2016 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season.
“We want to thank Katy for all of her contributions over the past three years,” said Christy Holly, Sky Blue FC head coach. “We have been very fortunate to have such a talented player here with us at Sky Blue FC and giving us her full dedication. We understand and respect how difficult it can be for a player to spend so much time away from her family, and we know this was not an easy decision for Katy. On behalf of myself and the entire Sky Blue FC organization, we want to wish Katy and her family nothing but the best.”
A native of Homewood, Ala., Freels came to Sky Blue FC after being selected by the New Jersey club in the 2013 NWSL Supplemental Draft, and she remained with the team for her entire NWSL career. Over three seasons, the Auburn University graduate started 54 total matches and registered 11 goals and 12 assists. Prior to signing with Sky Blue FC, Freels played for the Western New York Flash of WPSL Elite, helping them win a league championship that year.
Read Katy Freels’ full statement about her decision.
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