(June 18, 2014) – The Boston Breakers have acquired defender Bianca Sierra from the Washington Spirit as well the Spirit's third and fourth round picks in the 2015 NWSL College Draft. In exchange, Boston traded Lisa De Vanna and an international roster spot until the end of the 2014 NWSL season to the Spirit.
"We had several options as to who we could bring in and we are very pleased to add Bianca, as she is a young hungry player who is constantly developing," Breakers general manager Lee Billiard said. "She will be able to come in and help us positionally, and of course we always have one eye on building our roster for the future."
In 2014, Sierra has appeared in nine games with the Spirit, and registered 520 minutes on the field. A member of the Mexico Women's National Team since 2009, she played in the U-20 CONCACAF Championships in Guatemala in 2010 and went on to help Mexico advance to the quarterfinals at the U-20 World Cup. In 2012, Sierra was selected to represent Mexico at the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Vancouver, B.C.
A graduate of Auburn University (2010-2013), Sierra played in 85 matches, starting in 66. She scored five goals and added seven assists as a defender, including recording a total of 6,457 minutes played.
"On behalf of the Breakers, I would like to thank Lisa for the work she did here and wish her all the best with Washington," added Billiard.
In 2014 with the Breakers, De Vanna earned just one assist in six appearances in 448 minutes on the field. Originally, Boston acquired De Vanna from Sky Blue FC in a trade during the 2013-14 off season.
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