Former Hofstra Star Galton Joins Manchester United

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Leah Galton is now a member of Manchester United.

Three years after playing her last match for Hofstra University, Leah Galton has signed with one of the biggest soccer clubs in the World.

The native of Harrogate, England, who spent four years on the Hofstra Soccer Stadium pitch has signed with Manchester United’s Women’s Football Club for the team’s inaugural season. She was previously with Bayern Munich women’s team and prior to returning to play in Europe spent two seasons with Sky Blue FC of the NWSL.

On Twitter, Galton said of joining Man United, “Pumped for the season. So happy to have signed with this amazing club and an even more amazing team.”

In announcing the roster for Manchester United on the team’s website, Casey Stoney, the team’s head coach, said of Galton, “Left footers are rare and good ones ever more so. Having Leah gives us really good balance and the opportunity to attack quickly both sides. (She’s) extremely hard working and driven to make Manchester United to the next level.”

In four years at Hofstra, Galton appeared in 82 games scoring 46 goals and adding 26 assists. Among the many accolades earned during her time with the Pride, she was named an NSCAA Second Team All-American and won three consecutive Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Player of the Year Awards. In addition, Galton was also a four-time NSCAA All-Mid Atlantic First Team selection and in 2012 was the CAA Rookie of the Year.