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OCT 27
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Boston Breakers sign Swedish defender/midfielder Lotta Ökvist
Ökvist played for Sweden’s U-19 and U-17 women’s national teams
The Breakers will have Swedish international Lotta Ökvist suiting up in Boston blue next season. (Photo: Tim Bouwer/isiphotos.com)
The Breakers will have Swedish international Lotta Ökvist suiting up in Boston blue next season. (Photo: Tim Bouwer/isiphotos.com)

On Tuesday, the Boston Breakers announced they have signed Swedish defender/midfielder Lotta Ökvist, pending receipt of her P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC), for the 2018 season.

Ökvist, 20 years old, has Damallsvenskan experience under belt already – having featured for Piteå IF, with 25 appearances during the 2016/2017 season. She also earned 11 appearances with Umea during 2016. She also played for Sweden at the international level with two of its youth teams, the U-19 and U-17 sides. She was on the Swedish U-19 team that won the UEFA U-19 Women’s Championship in 2016.

 

“Lotta is a very technically gifted player with a wonderful left foot,” Boston Breakers head coach Matt Beard said in the team’s official release. “She is a versatile player, who plays in defense and attack and will be a great addition to our roster.”

“I’m really excited to play in the NWSL, and I’m thankful I got the opportunity to play with the Boston Breakers,” Ökvist told the Boston Breakers. “I have a really good impression of the club, from the coach to the medical staff, the team, the whole organization, everyone seems really professional. I am a team player and a fighter. I love to win, so I will always give 100 percent for my team. I hope the fans come out and support us next season and help us reach our goal of making the playoffs.”

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