NJ/NY Gotham FC of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) has signed midfielder Delanie Sheehan to a National Team Replacement Player contract ahead of the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Sheehan was drafted 33rd overall in the 2021 NWSL Draft by Gotham FC and will officially join the squad as Carli Lloyd (USA), Kailen Sheridan (CAN), and Evelyne Viens (CAN) are away on international duty.
A native of Brentwood, Calif., the 22-year old midfielder is a 2021 graduate of UCLA and recorded 15 goals and 18 assists in 86 total appearances during her tenure with the Bruins. As a senior, Sheehan earned Pac-12 Midfielder of the Year and First Team All-Pac-12 honors. She was named as a semifinalist for the 2020-21 Mac Hermann Trophy, the most coveted individual honor in NCAA Division I soccer.
Internationally, Sheehan has represented the U.S. Women’s National Team at the U-18, U-19, and U-20 levels and was an alternate for the 2018 U-20 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Date of birth: 1/13/99
Hometown: Brentwood, Calif.
About NJ/NY Gotham FC:
Originally named Sky Blue FC, the Club underwent a major rebrand in April 2021 and officially changed its name to NJ/NY Gotham FC. Representing New Jersey and New York, the Club plays its National Women’s Soccer League home matches at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ. The Club has been part of the NWSL since the league launched in 2013. Founded in 2007, Gotham FC originally debuted as Jersey Sky Blue in the W-League of United Soccer Leagues. The Club won its first trophy as Sky Blue FC in 2009 after winning the inaugural Women’s Professional Soccer championship. Most recently, Gotham FC played in the 2021 Challenge Cup Final against the Portland Thorns, the Club’s first ever championship appearance in NWSL competition.
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