Sky Blue drafted forward Madison Tiernan as their fourth pick in the third round at the 2017 NWSL Draft held at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles, CA.
Tiernan, a Rutgers forward, will help Sky Blue’s offense in the upcoming season. Having played 88 games for the Scarlet Knights, in which she scored 25 goals and recorded 16 assists, Tiernan might be exactly the player Sky Blue needs. For the 2016 season, Tiernan was named South Jersey Soccer Coaches Association (SJSCA) College Player of the Year, as well as coming in second for Rutger’s all-time shots with 275.
Growing up in Voorhees, NJ, Tiernan accumulated an impressive amount of awards and honors including being ranked as the number one Girl’s Soccer Player in New Jersey and Region 1, making the All-Olympic Conference First Team from 2009-2012, and being named the NSCAA NJ Girl’s Soccer Player of the Year.
The Rutgers player will join former teammate Erika Skroski at Yurcak, having last competed together in the 2015 season where the Scarlet Knights played in their first ever NCAA College Cup. It’s safe to say that Tiernan will bring the home field advantage to head coach Holly’s promising second season.