Louise Schillgard will not return to the Boston Breakers in 2017

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The Boston Breakers announced that Louise Schillgard will not return in 2017 due to personal reasons. She scored 1 goal and 2 assists in 18 games.

On Thursday morning they sent out the following press release.

The Boston Breakers announced today that midfielder Louise Schillgard will not return for the 2017 season due to personal reasons.

“I would like to thank Louise for her efforts on and off the pitch last year,” Boston Breakers head coach Matt Beard said. “She is a special player, and of course I am disappointed that she isn’t able to return, but her family comes first. I wish her, Johan, and Matteus all the best for the future.” 

The 27-year-old Schillgard, a native of Stockholm, Sweden, joined the Breakers prior to the start of the 2016 NWSL season. She made her NWSL debut on April 16, 2016 against the Washington Spirit.

She started 16 of the 18 matches she appeared in for the Breakers in 2016, logging 1,429 minutes. Schillgard scored one goal and tallied two assists on the season. Her goal came on June 10, 2016, in a 1-1 draw at home against the Washington Spirit.