Association Football Club Ann Arbor is happy to announce Alayne Nyboer, midfielder, to the women’s team. This Grandville, MI native currently plays for Lawrence Technological University (LTU) where she is completing her junior year. She’ll be no stranger to our home pitch at Concordia University this summer as LTU plays against the Cardinals in the same division.
In the past, she has jumped between summer teams as a way to stay in shape and get touches on the ball. Playing for AFC this summer gives her the chance to not only stay in shape but she is “hoping not just to maintain my game, but improve it” to carry her through her senior year at LTU. She’s excited to play with high-level players and grow individually with the team.
After hearing nothing but good things about the men’s program Noyber knew the standard with the women’s program would be the same and was something she knew she wanted to be a part of. Through conversations with the coaching staff, she said, “it was obvious they want both the team and the players to be as successful as possible so I know that I’ll be in good hands.”
As the women’s team gears up for their inaugural season Nyboer is ready to set a successful tone for seasons to come and considers it a great honor to be a part of the first year. She can’t wait to experience the game atmosphere that the men’s program and the fans have already created.
About AFC Ann Arbor
Founded in 2014, Association Football Club Ann Arbor launched it’s men’s semi-pro team in 2015 and has competed in the NPSL since 2016. Led by Head Coach & Sporting Director, Eric Rudland, the team has found great success winning back to back Great Lakes Championships (‘17 & ‘18) and earning US Open Cup bids three straight years (2017-2019). In October 2018, the club announced the launch of the women’s side, who will be skippered by Andy “Pritch” Pritchard in their inaugural season of the United Women’s Soccer national league. Owned and operated by a group of local soccer fans and entrepreneurs, AFC Ann Arbor has become a fixture in the greater Ann Arbor community.