Boston Breakers

Boston acquires Lisa De Vanna from Sky Blue

The Boston Breakers acquired Australian forward Lisa De Vanna the team announced last Monday.

In return Sky Blue FC received a 2014 international roster spot and a first round pick in the 2015 NWSL College Draft.

Lisa De Vanna“I am delighted to be joining the Boston Breakers this season and cannot wait to arrive to start the new campaign,” De Vanna said. “I played against Boston last season and saw that they are a young team with lots of talent, so I hope with my experience and the recruiting of new head coach Tom Durkin and moving to the famous Harvard Stadium sets us up for the challenge of winning the league this season.”

The Perth native, is coming off winning the Westfield W-League Grand Final with Melbourne Victory FC. De Vanna scored 8 goals in 14 appearances for Melbourne.

“I am very excited to bring Lisa to Boston. She is without a doubt one of the top strikers and goal scorers in the women’s game,” Lee Billiard, Boston Breakers general manager  said. “She is exactly the kind of talent I wanted to bring in. She’s passionate about the game, a winner, and an incredible talent.”

De Vanna scored five goals in 12 appearances last season for Sky Blue FC. The forward was a crucial member during Sky Blue’s playoff push where the team lost in  the NWSL semifinals.

De Vanna has made 75 appearances for the Australian Women’s National Team. She’s played in the 2007, 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The 29 year-old was named 2013 Australian Female Footballer of the Year.

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