The Sky Blue roster has been trimmed to 25 players. (Dennis Schneidler, DBJ Sports Photos)
Sky Blue FC has cut six players and is awaiting the arrival of a starter from the 2016 National Women’s Soccer League side as it trimmed its roster down to 25 players Tuesday.
The team cut goalkeeper Tori Corsaro, defender Cassidy Benintente, midfielder Jackie Bruno and forwards Rachel Breton, Alexis McTamney and Erica Murphy.
Forward Tasha Kai has not yet reported to New Jersey as she finishes up rehabilitation in Hawaii for an offseason ankle procedure.
Sky Blue FC, which defeated St. John’s Unviersity in its preseason opener Saturday, 3-0, will meet the University of North Carolina at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, N.J. Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
The final game will be an April 9 4 p.m. pairing with Penn State University April 9 at 4 p.m. The venue is still to be determined. Admission for all preseason matches is free.
The preseason roster
GOALKEEPERS (3): Caroline Casey (William and Mary), Kristyn Shea (Providence), Kailen Sheridan (Clemson, FP-CAN),
DEFENDERS (6): Mandy Freeman (Southern California), Kayla Mills (Southern California), Christie Rampone (Monmouth), Domi Richardson (Missouri), Erin Simon (Syracuse), Erica Skroski (Rutgers)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Catrina Atanda (Clemson), Kelly Conheeney (Virginia Tech), Daphne Corboz (Georgetown), Sarah Killion (UCLA), Taylor Lytle (Texas Tech), Raquel Rodriguez (Penn State, CRC), Nikki Stanton (Fairfield), Madison Tiernan (Rutgers)
FORWARDS (8): Kim DeCesare (Duke), Leah Galton (Hofstra, ENG), Maya Hayes (Penn State), Sam Kerr (AUS), McKenzie Meehan (Boston College), Kelley O’Hara (Stanford, FP-USA), Danielle Schulmann (Connecticut), Catherine Zimmerman (Providence)
NOT YET REPORTED (1): Tasha Kai (Hawaii), offseason ankle surgery