Eagan, MN – Minnesota Aurora defender Tianna Harris has signed her first professional contract with FC Fleury 91 who play in Division 1 Féminine, the first division of women’s football in France. The women’s section of FC Fleury 91 was created in 1997 in Fleury-Mérogis, France which is in northern France.
Harris was a key part of the Aurora defense this season leading the team with 1,125 playing minutes in 13 games and helping Aurora hold the opponents to only 4 goals all season and 2 in the postseason. Harris was named to the USL W All-League Team and was selected defender of the year for the entire league in 2023. She added 4 goals to Aurora’s offense scoring several headers from corner kicks to help Aurora go 12-0 in the regular season and win the Heartland Division title and the Central Conference title.
“I am extremely blessed and excited to start this next chapter of my soccer career,” said Harris. “I can only thank God, my mom and everyone who has been in my corner to help me get to this point and it’s only the beginning.”
Harris was named the 2023 USHarris is a native of Whitby, Ontario and came to Aurora from Kent State University where she was named to the 2022 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List and the All-MAC First Team.
“Tianna is truly a one of a kind player and person,” said Aurora head coach and sporting director Nicole Lukic. “FC Fleury 91 is gaining an intelligent, skilled defender who plays from the heart. I am grateful for everything she gave to the team in the 2023 season and look forward to watching her making a name for herself in the professional game.”
Minnesota Aurora is a pre-professional soccer team in the USL W League that plays at TCO Stadium in Eagan, MN. The team is community owned with 3080 community investors.
In its first two seasons, Aurora is undefeated in the regular season at 23-0-1 and has won the Heartland Division title both years. Aurora averages 5800 fans per game. The team was founded by a group of Twin Cities residents to develop the next generation of women’s talent, both on and off the field. For more visit MNAurora.com.