Sky Blue FC have re-signed defender Mandy Freeman and midfielder Madison Tiernan to new contracts ahead of the 2019 National Women’s Soccer League season. Per team and league policies, terms of the contract were not announced.
“I am really excited to have both Mandy and Madison back this season, both of whom have contributed greatly to our club in the past two years,” said Denise Reddy, the team’s Head Coach. “They both bring with them a great mentality and character and the ability to have an immediate impact on a game.”
Freeman, 23, made 21 appearances in 2018 for Sky Blue, all of them starts. During that time she recorded the second-most interceptions on the team with 41, behind fellow defender Sarah Killion.
During her rookie campaign Freeman played in 21 matches, 20 of them starts, tallying one assist. That same season she led the team in clearances (71) and interceptions (42).
Drafted No. 10 overall in the 2017 NWSL College Draft, Freeman was a stand-out at the University of Southern California where she garnered the 2016 PAC-12 Defensive Player of the Year award and helped lead her team to an NCAA College Cup Championship.
Tiernan, 23, appeared in 22 matches during the 2018 season, during which she scored two goals and recorded one assist. Additionally, she had the second-most tackles (47) on the entire squad.
As a rookie in 2017 Tiernan played in 20 matches for Sky Blue, scoring three goals and recording one assist.
Prior to being drafted No. 24 overall in the 2017 NWSL College Draft, Tiernan spent four years at Rutgers University where she received All-Big Ten Second Team accolades.