Kansas City, MO - Sunday September 11, 2016: Mandy Laddish during a regular season National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) match between FC Kansas City and the Chicago Red Stars at Swope Soccer Village.

Mandy Laddish signs new contract with FC Kansas City

Midfielder Mandy Laddish will continue to play with FC Kansas City through the 2018 season of the National Women’s Soccer League. The franchise announced their decision on Monday after agreeing to terms on a new contract. The details of the contract were not disclosed.

“It’s very exciting to be recognized and I’m very thankful to be able to play in front of friends and family in my hometown,” said Laddish. “I’m thankful to continue playing for (Head Coach) Vlatko Andonovski and learning and playing alongside some of the best players in the league.”

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Laddish was drafted into the NWSL in 2014 and she was selected by FCKC in the third round. The product of Notre Dame University appeared in two matches during her rookie season but saw much more action the following year. In 2015, she started in 13 games and played 16 total. This season, despite her injuries, Laddish started in all but one game.

During this offseason, Laddish underwent hip surgery and is scheduled to be able to return to play by spring training next year.

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