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Manchester bound: Hanson’s Samantha Mewis signs with Manchester City Women

Hanson, Mass. native Samantha Mewis has signed a contract with the Manchester City Women’s team in the FA Women’s Super League, the team announced Monday morning.

Terms of the deal were not announced.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Sam to Manchester City and we’re thoroughly looking forward to working with her,” City coach Gareth Taylor said. “As well as being a World Cup winner, she will bring a wealth of experience and quality to our squad and I’m really pleased that she feels she can fulfill her ambitions with us.”

“I’m so excited to be joining Manchester City,” Mewis tweeted shortly after the announcement was made. “This is an incredible opportunity for me to step outside my comfort zone and play overseas for a world-class club. I’m looking forward to getting out on the field with my new teammates and competing in the WSL.

“Soccer has brought me the purest joy, so much of which has been felt here. North Carolina will always have a piece of my heart, and I’m hoping there will be an opportunity to return whenever my time in Manchester concludes.”

Mewis spent the last three seasons with the North Carolina Courage in the NWSL, where she scored 11 goals in 53 appearances. Prior to her time in North Carolina, she made 34 appearances with the Western New York Flash, the outfit that became the Courage, scoring nine goals.

With the US Women’s Nation Team, she has scored 18 goals with 67 caps to her credit, including goals in last summer’s Women’s World Cup.
Born in Weymouth, the 27-year-old Mewis graduated from Whitman-Hanson Regional in 2010 before playing intercollegiately at UCLA, where she scored 31 goals in 87 appearances en route to an NCAA title.

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