Photo by Jeffrey Auger.
Tinton Falls, N.J. (March 19, 2018) – With the 2018 Preseason Presented by Sportika Sports now in the books, Sky Blue FC of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced its regular season roster on Monday. The Sky Blue FC regular season roster consists of 20 players plus forwards Adriana Leon and Savannah McCaskill, who were acquired via the 2018 NWSL Dispersal Draft and do not count against the 20-player active limit.
At the goalkeeper position, Caroline Casey and Kailen Sheridan are the two options for Sky Blue FC head coach Denise Reddy.
The Sky Blue FC defender corps consists of Mandy Freeman, Christina Gibbons, Kayla Mills, Amandine Pierre-Louis, Domi Richardson, Erica Skroski and Rebekah Stott. Additionally, Erin Simon has been placed on the 45-day disabled list, while Amanda Frisbie is currently out-of-market (acquired via NWSL Dispersal Draft).
Options at the midfielder position are Sarah Killion, Carli Lloyd, Raquel Rodriguez, Thaisa Moreno and Madison Tiernan, with Daphne Corboz currently playing on loan with FC Fleury 91 in France.
Michaela Abam, Janine Beckie, Shea Groom, Jen Hoy, Katie Johnson, Adriana Leon and McKenzie Meehan comprise the group of forwards available to Reddy. Sky Blue FC is currently negotiating a contract with Savannah McCaskill, who the team acquired via the 2018 NWSL Dispersal Draft.
Transactions that occurred prior to today’s roster announcement include the release of defenders Cassidy Benintente, Mary Fiebernitz, Monica Flores and midfielder Kelly Conheeney.
Additionally, Sky Blue FC retains the NWSL rights to its 2018 College Draft picks. Among those players are goalkeeper Casey Murphy, who is playing in France for Montpellier Hérault; midfielder Kiana Palacios and forward Imani Dorsey, who is finishing up her education at Duke University.
2018 SKY BLUE FC REGULAR SEASON ROSTER (22 of 20 spots filled)
GOALKEEPERS (2): Caroline Casey, Kailen Sheridan (FED-CAN)
DEFENDERS (8): Mandy Freeman, Amanda Frisbie (PEN), Christina Gibbons, Kayla Mills, Amandine Pierre-Louis (INTL-CAN), Domi Richardson, Erin Simon (D45), Erica Skroski, Rebekah Stott (INTL-NZL)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Daphne Corboz (LOA), Sarah Killion, Carli Lloyd (FED-USA), Raquel Rodriguez (INTL-CRC), Thaisa Moreno (INTL-BRA), Madison Tiernan
FORWARDS (7): Michaela Abam, Janine Beckie (FED-CAN), Shea Groom, Jen Hoy, Katie Johnson, Adriana Leon (FED-CAN, DD), McKenzie Meehan
Federation Players (FED): 4
International Roster Spots Filled (INTL): 4
FED – Federation Player
INTL – International Roster Spot
ROSTERED PLAYERS NOT COUNTED AGAINST ACTIVE LIMIT:
D45 (45-Day Disabled List): Player on the 45-Day disabled list
LOA (Loan): Player is loaned out to another club
PEN (Pending): Player will join club on a future date
DD (Dispersal Draft): Contracted players acquired via the Dispersal Draft
Following the 2018 Preseason Presented by Sportika Sports, Sky Blue FC now shifts its focus to the regular season. First up, the team travels to the North Carolina Courage for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff on Saturday, March 31. Sky Blue FC then returns to New Jersey on Sunday, April 15, hosting Seattle Reign FC for a 5:00 p.m. kickoff in its home opener at Yurcak Field. Tickets for that match are available now online or by calling 888-SBFC-TIX (888-723-2849).
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