Hailie Mace to play on loan at Kristianstads DFF in Sweden
Cary, NC (Aug 14, 2020) – Hailie Mace was loaned to Kristianstads DFF in Sweden announced the North Carolina Courage today. Mace signed with Courage on January 22 and is currently under contract until 2021.
“The past few months have given Hailie a glimpse of Courage’s expectations,” said NC Courage head coach Paul Riley. “She has grown a lot since she came here and more games will do her a world of good. She is a great talent and I am really excited to see how our environment can help her make her dreams come true. She needs games to continue her development and we are delighted to see her go to Europe to find these games.
Mace made his Courage debut in the NWSL Challenge Cup. On June 27, she entered the game against the Portland Thorns as a substitute in the 71st minute. His first contact with the ball led to an assist on a goal from Debinha.
Throughout the Challenge Cup, Mace played all five matches for 85 minutes. She had a 100% success rate on tackles and a 76.5% success rate on passes.
“Hailie understands the intensity, the thought process and the demands of our environment and I hope she can add and adopt these elements in her loan house,” said Riley.
Kristianstads DFF plays in the Damallsvenskan, the highest division of professional women’s football in Sweden. The team are currently 4-3-2 and sit fourth in the league. Mace will return to North Carolina after the Damallsvenskan season ends in November.