Former Penn State women’s soccer player Ellie Jean joins Gotham FC

Penn State women’s soccer graduate and former team captain Ellie Jean returns to the United States to play for Gotham FC in the NWSL employment in the Netherlands.

“I’m so excited to join this club,” Jean said in a statement. “I think this program and this team is focused on doing great things on and off the field, which is what I aspire to be. I’m really looking forward to doing whatever I can to positively impact the team and show how great NY/NJ is. Let’s go!”

During her time at Jeffrey Field, the former team captain won a national championship, two Big Ten titles and three Big Ten tournament championships. She has also been recognized as an Academic All-Big Ten Honoree three times and as a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar twice.

After a two-year contract with PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands, Jean returns to the United States to play for Gotham FC in Harrison, New Jersey. The club also recently signed former Penn State soccer star Ali Kriegerso the Nittany Lions will be well represented in Gotham’s roster.

“Ellie Jean is a player I’ve admired since her Penn State days and have kept an eye on from afar,” said Gotham head coach Scott Parkinson in a release.

Jean, Krieger and the rest of the Gotham FC team will kick off the 2022 NWSL season on Saturday, March 19 at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.

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