Sky Blue FC has retained a veteran presence on its backline with the resigning of defender Gina Lewandowski to a new one-year contract with a one-year option.
“I am really excited to be back with Sky Blue for another season,” she said. “There have been some great things developing with this club and I am looking forward to being a part of it.”
Lewandowski, 34, made her first appearance for Sky Blue at Yurcak Field on May 25, 2019, against the Portland Thorns, where she started and played for 90 minutes. In the 2019 season, Lewandowski played in 13 games (12 starts) for a total of 1,079 minutes.
“Gina is a fantastic player for Sky Blue who brings a wealth of experience and leadership to the team,” said Freya Coombe, Sky Blue Head Coach. “She reads the game well and is a fierce competitor both in the air and on the ground.”
Before joining Sky Blue, the Pennsylvania native played for German club FC Bayern Munich (2012-2019) of the Frauen-Bundesliga where she won the German League title in 2015 and 2016. Lewandowski played for FFC Frankfurt (2007-2012), taking home the treble (German League title, the DFB Cup, and the UEFA Women’s Cup) in the 2007/2008 season. She was also a part of the team that won the DFB Cup in 2011.
In 2015, she earned her first cap for the United States in an international friendly match against Brazil during the Victory Tour.