Congrats to alumni Jocelyn “Jo” Blankenship for signing a pro contract. Jo recently played with the Orlando Pride for the 2017 season. Below is a translation of the article and link as well.
Piteå IF DFF has signed a contract with midfielder Jocelyn “Jo” Blankenship, as the last season played with Orlando Pride in the US Premier League, NWSL. The contract is valid for the 2018 season.
The 23-year-old midfielder Jocelyn “Jo” Blankenship is ready for Piteå IF’s damall Swedish team. She comes closest to Orlando Pride in the American Premier League and is described by coach Stellan Carlsson as a midfielder who is good at ball, good fit and good at both right and left foot. She has a good attitude and is committed to learning new things. In the United States, you play a little different way here, but she learns quickly and will be exciting to follow in the future, says Stellan.
It is already in place in Piteå and has been training with the team in the last few days. She is expected to be ready at the beginning of March and the contract is written for the 2018 season.
“It feels great fun to be here. Piteå seems to be a nice city and the girls have welcomed me in a very good way. I’m really looking forward to playing here, says Jo, who is impressed by the snowmobile in Piteå. “It’s good that we can practice indoors today, so much snow I’ve never seen before.