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Former UConn Women’s Soccer Goalkeeper Emily Armstrong Signs with Icelandic Club

The former Husky keeper played the 2017 season in Norway.

Ian Bethune - The UConn Blog

Former UConn women’s soccer goalkeeper Emily Armstrong announced she signed with Icelandic soccer club IBV for the 2018 season in the Úrvalsdeild kvenna, Iceland’s top women’s soccer league.

“I am excited to be part of IBV. The team competes in Iceland’s top division, Úrvalsdeild, and won the Icelandic Cup last season,” Armstrong said. “I look forward to helping IBV move ahead in 2018.”

The Collegeville, Pennsylvania native was a four-year starter with the Huskies after transferring from Boston College. Armstrong made 68 starts and played in 88 games total. She ranks third in program history with 288 career saves and ranks second with 28 shutouts. She was a two-time AAC Goalkeeper of the Year as well as a 2016 CoSida Academic All-American.

After graduating last season, Armstrong practiced with the NWSL’s Washington Spirit and played with their reserves squad before signing in Norway during the transfer window.

“I was fortunate to be part of UConn’s success during my time in Storrs. I hoped to enjoy a similar level of success in Norway with Medkila IL. From a wins and losses perspective, that did not happen,” Armstrong said.

“Despite this, I would not change the experience for anything. My mental toughness was put to the test every week. I was surrounded by coaches and teammates who approached every game with determination and fight, regardless of the score line. Along the way, I had an opportunity to learn something about myself as an athlete, a teammate, and a person.”

You can check out her highlights from her 10 games with Medkila IL below: