Angel City FC of the National Women's Soccer League announced that the club has signed midfielder Mackenzie Pluck to a one-year contract.
“Playing professionally has been a dream of mine for a long time,” said Pluck. “I’m beyond grateful for this opportunity with Angel City, and I’m honored to play for a club with such ambition and excellence both on and off the field. I’m excited to compete at the highest level and cannot wait for the journey ahead.”
“We're excited to add Mackenzie into the club's depth of players,” said ACFC General Manager Angela Hucles Mangano. “Our coaching staff identified her on-field strengths during this preseason. She's also been able to integrate very well into the team and environment quickly. We're looking forward to seeing Mackenzie grow and develop in our system.”
Pluck, an alum of Duke University, played in a school-record 107 matches with 78 starts for the Blue Devils. During her collegiate career, she scored 21 goals while also compiling 29 assists for 71 total points on the pitch. Pluck also helped lead the Blue Devils to three straight NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal appearances.
Originally from North Wales, Pennsylvania, Pluck was ranked the No. 2 player in the New Jersey region and No. 9 nationally as a midfielder. Over her high school career at Germantown Academy, she recorded a total of 80 goals and 41 assists, leading her team to the 2015 Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association State Championship. In addition, she also was invited to the U-14 and U-16 U.S. National Team training camp rosters.