She’s one of the top young midfielders in the game, and she’s coming back to Boston. The Breakers have signed midfielder and Longmeadow, Mass. native Bianca D’Agostino. Per league and team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
"I’m very excited to be with the Breakers for the upcoming season and the beginning of this new league," D’Agostino said. "I think the Breakers have a great organization and extremely supportive and dedicated fans, and I really loved being a part of that last season. I’m happy to be able to say that I am a Boston Breaker again and am looking forward to getting back on the field. Boston is such an amazing city with an unbelievable sports culture that makes playing here even more enjoyable."
The Breakers selected D’Agostino in the third round (No. 19 pick overall) in the Feb. 7 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Draft.
Bianca D’Agostino (19) returns for her second season in Boston
D’Agostino made her Boston Breakers debut last season in WPSL Elite. She played 13 games, making 12 starts for the WPSL Elite regular season champions. She played 1,082 minutes and scored one goal, which came in a 4-0 win on the road against FC Indiana. The 24-year-old made her professional debut in 2011 with the Atlanta Beat in Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS). She played in 10 games for the Beat. She was initially drafted by the Philadelphia Independence in the 2011 WPS Draft.
D’Agostino starred at Wake Forest University, scoring seven goals and adding 18 assists in three seasons. She played her freshman year of college at Penn State before transferring to Wake Forest. D’Agostino played with the U-23 U.S. Women’s National Team in 2012 and won the Four Nations Tournament with the U23s in 2011. She also has experience on the U-14 and U-17 teams.
"We’re excited to have Bianca back in Boston," Boston Breakers Head Coach Lisa Cole said. "She’s from the area. She’s a fan favorite. She’s versatile, can play in the midfield, she can play wide, and she could be a good outside back if needed. She’s just a good soccer player. I’m excited about her progression over the last couple years. Not only is she skilled as a player, but she works hard in the offseason to improve her game."