NCE Soccer’s very own Mikaela Howell is singing the blues after signing for the Sky Blues.
She joins the women’s pro team for the culmination of the National Women’s Soccer League Fall Series Challenge Cup.
Mikaela Howell, Director of Operations at NCE Soccer, answered a call to train with the New Jersey based outfit and has impressed enough to be offered a contract with Sky Blue FC.
She goes straight into the squad to face the Washington Spirit this Saturday at Montclair State and the Chicago Red Stars next Saturday.
Mikaela, said: “I am extremely grateful for this opportunity and to have the chance to join a talented group of players.
“I would like to thank Freya Coombe and her staff for believing that I can add value to the squad. I have enjoyed watching the NWSL grow over the years and am excited to now be part of it on the field.”
Sky Blue FC are a pro team based in Harrison, New Jersey. They have been competing in the NWSL since 2013 and the Women’s Professional Soccer league from 2009 to 2011.
Her debut, against Washington Spirit, will be presented digitally by Provident Bank for Sky Blue fans and you can follow the action from 12:30pm Eastern Time on Twitch.
Mikaela joined the NCE staff as the Director of Operations in July 2019. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and a master’s in business administration.
Prior to a three-year spell with Asphalt Green as their Director of Soccer Operations, Mikaela spent several years at Monroe College in New Rochelle, NY.
Having played for two years at the school as a forward, during which she became Monroe’s first women’s soccer player to earn an “All American” title, she joined the Monroe Mustangs coaching staff in 2013.
A two-time NJCAA All-American, as well as, an NSCAA All-American her final year, Mikaela was one of the nation’s most prolific players during her years as a student-athlete at Monroe.
Her accomplishments for most goals scored, most points earned, and most assists in a single season still stand as college records.
As an assistant coach in Monroe’s women’s soccer program, Mikaela was part of the coaching staff that led the team to its first NJCAA National Championship in 2014.
In addition to her role helping to build and direct the women’s soccer program, she partnered with Monroe’s international admissions team; using her expertise to recruit and guide students from Europe, Canada and Australia.
In addition to her stalwart play at Monroe, the British born striker, from Salisbury, England was a member of her the England Women’s National teams at the U15 and U17 level.
On the club side, she played for seven years at various levels with Arsenal LFC, as well as spells at DC United, Chelsea LFC, Watford LFC, and Reading WFC.