Sky Blue FC has signed forward Mikaela Howell to a short-term contract for the remainder of the NWSL Fall Series.
“I am extremely grateful for this opportunity and to have the chance to join a talented group of players,” said Howell. “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.”
Howell, a Basingstoke, England native, excelled at Monroe College during her two years playing there before moving into an assistant coaching role with the team. In two years with Monroe, Howell scored 43 goals in just 26 matches. She was named a NJCAA All-American twice and a NSCAA All-American in her second year. Howell still holds records for most goals scored, most points earned, and most assists in a single season at Monroe.
Before moving stateside, Howell was a member of the English U15 and U17 National Teams while playing for Arsenal LFC. After being with Arsenal LFC for seven years, Howell had stints in England with Chelsea LFC, Birmingham City LFC, and Reading WFC. After moving to the United States to attend Monroe College, Howell played for D.C. United Women scoring five goals and notching seven assists.
Sky Blue has two remaining matches in the 2020 NWSL Fall Series against the Washington Spirit on October 3 and the Chicago Red Stars on October 10. Both matches are being played without fans due to COVID-19 at Montclair State University, home of New York Red Bulls II.
Hometown: Basingstoke, England