WHAT A DISCOVERY: Gotham FC sign Tucker from Brigham Young

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HARRISON, NJ – NJ/NY Gotham FC announced Wednesday that it has signed forward Cameron Tucker from Brigham Young University to a two-year contract with a third-year option.

Tucker was eligible for the 2021 NWSL Draft and opted to play an additional year at BYU, which would ultimately see the team advance to the 2021 NCAA College Cup Finals against Florida State University.

Gotham FC acquired discovery rights earlier in the season.

“We are really excited to have Cameron join our team here,” Gotham FC head coach Scott Parkinson said in a statement. “She fits our style perfectly and has the ability to influence play with and without the ball. She enjoys running and pressing as much as dribbling and scoring. We believe Cameron will add to our firepower up top and my staff and I have can’t wait to start working with her.

A native of Highland, Utah, Tucker joins the pro ranks after an impressive career at BYU under longtime head coach Jennifer Rockwood. The 22-year-old striker has recorded 5,621 minutes in 99 appearances and bagged 43 goals and 31 assists.

Tucker had his most productive season in 2021 with 16 goals and 10 assists, earning him multiple NCAA Division I and Conference honors including NCAA All-American, NCAA All-Tournament Team, WCC First Team and NCAA West Region First Team. She scored the game-winning goal against No. 1 seed University of Virginia to move the Cougars to the Elite 8 for the fourth time in school history.

In 2016, Tucker was voted Utah Payer of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and was named to the NSCAA All-America team.

“Having the opportunity to play with Gotham FC is a dream come true,” Tucker said in a statement. “I am impressed with Gotham FC’s reputation for its commitment to player development and team culture. I am excited to learn and grow as a player and as a person under the guidance of coaches and my teammates. I can’t wait to get started, to work hard and to be the pride of my new team!

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