Jan. 5, 2012
WASHINGTON - Former Georgetown University women's soccer player Ingrid Wells (Montclair, N.J./Upper Montclair) will begin her professional career later this month after signing a contract with a team in Sweden.
Wells, a three-time First Team All-American selection by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), has signed a contract with Koparbergs/Göteborg FC, based in Gothenburg, Sweden.
"This is a great career move for Ingrid," Head Coach Dave Nolan said. "Kopparbergs/Göteborg are one of the top teams in Sweden, which is a fantastic league to play in. In addition she will be able to play for her new club as they prepare for a Champions League against Arsenal FC of England, which is very exciting."
Wells, who has been training with the United States National Team since finishing school in December, will take part in the team's preseason training camp later this month.
"The benefit of being a full time professional means that Ingrid can focus solely on developing her game as she looks to become an integral part of the future of U.S. soccer," Nolan said. "We are very proud of her and wish her well, she deserves everything she gets."
Wells helped lead the Hoyas to their most successful regular season in program history, as the Blue & Gray finished the 2011 schedule with a 15-6-0 overall record. The 15 wins were the most in a regular season and tied for the most in a season overall with the 2010 squad. Georgetown finished in second place in the American Division of the BIG EAST Conference, earned a first round bye and advanced to the semifinals of the league tournament for the second time in program history.
Wells led the Hoyas in scoring this year with 30 points, tallying nine goals and a team-high 12 assists. She was third on the team in goals scored. Wells ranked fourth in the BIG EAST in points (1.43 points per game) and led the league in assists (0.57 per game), while tying for ninth in goals scored. Nationally, Wells ranked No. 12 in the country in assists per game and 50th in points per game.
The 5-3 redshirt senior was named the BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year for the second-straight season and she earned All-BIG EAST First Team honors for the fourth time in her career.
A candidate for the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy, recognizing the top player in the country, Wells is the all-time leading scorer in school history with 31 goals and 46 assists for 108 points, becoming the first player in program history to reach 100 points.
Wells, an anthropology major, graduated from Georgetown as the school's all-time leader in points scored (108) and assists (46) and second all-time in goals scored (34).