Atlanta Beat signs Stacy Bishop



Atlanta Beat signs Stacy Bishop

Atlanta, GA (Nov. 17, 2009) – Atlanta Beat General Manager Shawn McGee announced free agent Stacy Bishop as the newest member of the expansion team’s roster. Bishop is a midfielder from Land O Lakes, Florida, who spent the 2009 Women’s Professional Soccer season with the Boston Breakers.

“Stacy is quite versatile,” said Beat Head Coach Gareth O’Sullivan. “I saw her play for Boston last season, and she has some strong attacking qualities. We are looking to use her as more of a holding midfielder although she does give us many options going forward.”

“This really means a lot to me, and I realize that it is a special opportunity," said Bishop. "This is something I always dreamed of doing as a kid, so it’s pretty amazing to be able to do it for a living.”

Prior to playing in WPS, Bishop was a member of the U-23 National Team Pool and was a W-League All-Eastern Conference selection. She played with two Southeastern Conference Universities and earned All-SEC honors at both.

Bishop held a top five ranking in goals, assists and overall points at LSU and then later became an NSCAA Academic All-American, a Soccerbuzz All-American, and a MAC Herman Trophy Semi-finalist at the University of Florida.

“Stacy has a great attitude and she wants to be successful in Atlanta,” said Coach O’Sullivan. “She is a team player who will fit right in with all the other girls. Plus, it’s great that she has WPS experience to draw upon as we prepare for our 2010 season.”