Caprice Dydasco is the reigning NWSL Defender of the Year. (Jesse Louie/Just Women's Sports)

Caprice Dydasco has signed a two-year deal with NJ/NY Gotham FC, keeping her with the club through the 2023 season.

“It’s a great day for our club,” said Head Coach Scott Parkinson. “Caprice was lights out last year and very important to our team on and off the field. We are so excited to have her back!”

Dydasco had a breakout season for Gotham FC in 2021, earning NWSL Defender of the Year honors. Appearing in every match for Gotham, she logged a team high 2,073 minutes across 24 regular season matches.

On the backline, Dydasco completed 62.7 percent of her tackles and finished the season with a 79.8 percent passing accuracy. On average, she completed 57 passes per match and collected a team high 49 interceptions. Additionally, Dydasco finished third overall on the league leaderboard in assists with five.

“I’m happy to sign and return back to Gotham FC this season,” said Dydasco. “I’m looking forward to building off of last season both on and off the field. I believe we have a special group of players, staff, and ownership to make this year really great.”

Gotham has been busy this offseason, adding veteran star goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris and defender Ali Krieger in a deal with the Orlando Pride. In a trade with San Diego, the club acquired Kristie Mewis. Additionally, they named Yael Averbuch West as general manager.