ATLANTA- Málaga CF Femenino has been promoted to the Primera División of the Spanish women’s fútbol league, six years after being relegated to Segunda División. Former Panther Siobhan Wilson is a starting defender for the team, signing her professional contract in January.

Wilson was a mid-year transfer from Clayton State and joined the Panthers prior to the 2016 season. She took a medical redshirt in 2016 and sat out for part of 2017 due to injury, but Wilson was still a big part of the Panther defense.

The London, England native fired 15 career shots and accumulated over 700 minutes on the field, scoring one goal and helping lead the team to four of its shutouts.

The Malaguista secured the promotion with a 1-0 victory over CD Femarguín in the third match of the promotion playoffs.

The Primera División is the highest league of competition in the Spanish women’s fútbol league. It was founded in 1988 and reformatted for the 2012-2013 season to include 16 teams.

Women’s soccer head coach Ed Joyce will welcome 15 freshmen to the squad for the 2018 season.