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Former UConn Goalkeeper Emily Armstrong Signs with Norwegian Club

The former Huskies keeper is headed overseas.

Ian Bethune - The UConn Blog

Former UConn women’s soccer goalkeeper Emily Armstrong will continue her professional career overseas in Norway. The Collegeville, Pennsylvania native signed with the Medkila IL club in the Toppserien, the top tier of Norwegian women’s soccer.

“I am looking forward to becoming part of [Medkila IL] in a few weeks,” Armstrong said on Instagram. “I am incredibly grateful for everyone along the way (coaches, family, friends, teammates) who helped to make this dream a reality!”

Armstrong had been playing with the Washington Spirit Reserves, a tier below the NWSL. Playing overseas gives her the opportunity to continue playing professionally and gain experience in a top-tier league.

During her four-year career at UConn, Armstrong amassed 68 starts and 88 games played. Her 288 career saves rank third in program history and her 28 shutouts are the second-most all-time.

Armstrong, a two-time American Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Year, made the game-winning save in penalty kicks to win the 2014 AAC Tournament for the Huskies. In 2016, she was named a 2016 CoSida Academic All-American.