#8 Erica Skroski - Defender
Hometown: Galloway, New Jersey
Date of Birth: 2/14/1994
College: Rutgers University
How Acquired: No. 23 overall pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft
BIO: Defender Erica Skroski was selected no. 23 overall in the 2016 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) College Draft. She came to Sky Blue FC after anchoring the Rutgers University back line to its most successful season in program history in the fall of 2015, where the Scarlet Knights reached the NCAA College Cup semifinals.
The Galloway, N.J., native received 2015 Big East Defender of the Year honors and was also named to the All-Big East First Team and NSCAA All-America Second Team. Despite her defensive position, the four-year starter still contributed five goals and four assists on the offensive end as well during her college campaign.
Upon arriving at Sky Blue FC, Skroski immediately worked her way into the Starting XI, playing all but six minutes of her rookie year in 2016. The young defender scored the first goal of her professional career on July 17, 2016, when she finished off a Kristin Grubka assist in the 72nd minute of a match against the Boston Breakers. During her 2017 sophomore campaign, she started in 20 of 21 matches and added another goal to her professional resume.
On the international front, Skroski was a member of the U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team pool and played in a pair of Four Nations Tournaments in La Magna, Spain.