As Juventus Women’s existence has gone on the last four years, Lisa Boattin has gone from one of the youngest players on the roster to one of the team’s most important pieces. And considering she’s still just 24 years old, there’s reason to believe that Boattin’s emergence as such an impactful player is only going to continue to be a trend in the future.
It will also be coming in a Juventus jersey.
Juventus Women announced Thursday that Boattin, the club’s talented and ever-improving left back, has agreed to a contract extension through the 2022-23 season. Boattin, the only Juventus player to start every one of the team’s 22 league games last season, has quickly become one of the most consistent and most reliable players in a starting lineup full of talented players despite the fact she is one of the youngest members of the starting lineup.
Boattin might not have finished with a Juan Cuadrado-like total in terms of assists last season, but it was her steady presence in the left side of the defense that made her so valuable. She has made massive strides in terms of her overall play defensively over the last couple of years, and she was still able to contribute plenty in the build-up and attack.
She finished the season with three assists — which, to some, might not be all that impressive, but it obviously doesn’t tell the whole story of just how good Boattin has become over the last couple of years.
With plenty of talented players around, it might be easy for a fullback to get lost in the shuffle when you’re surrounded by some of the best forwards in the league as well as a midfield that’s incredibly deep and has so many quality players. But Boattin truly took the next step toward being one of the best players at her position in the league last season, and she continues to prove that she deserves the spot she has so rightly earned.
And while there might have been some reported interest from abroad where Boattin could have followed her good friend Auroro Galli to England, she chose to stay right where she is and continue to play for the team she grew up watching. Sounds like a good idea to me.