Sky Blue FC released eight players. (Jeffrey Auger Photo)
TINTON FALLS, N.J. – Sky Blue FC reduced its roster Monday as the team enters its third week of preseason.
The active roster has been cut down to 25 players, with five additional players who are contracted but are out of market.
Eight players were released by the club.
At the goalkeeper position, Caroline Casey and Kailen Sheridan will be the two options for head coach Denise Reddy. Preseason camp invitees Tori Corsaro, Kaycee Gunion and Christiana Ogunsami are no longer on the roster, while the National Women’s Soccer League rights to 2018 college draft pick Casey Murphy remain with Sky Blue FC while she is playing in France for Montpellier Hérault.
The defender corps consists of Cassidy Benintente, Mary Fiebernitz, Monica Flores, Mandy Freeman, Christina Gibbons, Kayla Mills, Amandine Pierre-Louis, Domi Richardson, Erin Simon, Erica Skroski and Rebekah Stott, while Amanda Frisbee is out of market. Preseason invitees Christa Neary and Jessica Vigna are no longer on the roster.
Options at midfield are Kelly Conheeney, Sarah Killion, Carli Lloyd, Kiana Palacios, Raquel Rodriguez, Thaisa Moreno and Madison Tiernan, with Daphne Corboz remaining an out-of-market contracted player while she is competing with FC Fleury 91 in France. Preseason invitees Nicole Baxter, Alli Magaletta and Ani Sarkisian are are gone.
Michaela Abam, Shea Groom, Jen Hoy, Katie Johnson, Savannah McCaskill and McKenzie Meehan comprise the forwards, while Janine Beckie and Adriana Leon are out of market with the Canada women’s national team in the Algarve Cup. The NWSL rights to 2018 college draft pick Imani Dorsey remain with the club as she finishes her education at Duke University.
Sky Blue FC preseason roster
GOALKEEPERS (3): Caroline Casey, Casey Murphy (CDP), Kailen Sheridan (OOM)
DEFENDERS (12): Cassidy Benintente, Mary Fiebernitz, Monica Flores, Mandy Freeman, Amanda Frisbie (OOM), Christina Gibbons, Kayla Mills, Amandine Pierre-Louis (CDP), Domi Richardson, Erin Simon, Erica Skroski, Rebekah Stott (NYR)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Kelly Conheeney, Daphne Corboz (OOM), Sarah Killion, Carli Lloyd, Kiana Palacios (CDP), Raquel Rodriguez, Thaisa Moreno (NYR), Madison Tiernan
FORWARDS (9): Michaela Abam (CDP), Janine Beckie (OOM), Imani Dorsey (CDP), Shea Groom, Jen Hoy, Katie Johnson, Adriana Leon (OOM), Savannah McCaskill, McKenzie Meehan
NYR – Not Yet Reported
OOM – Out-of-Market Contracted Player
CDP – College Draft Pick
Sky Blue FC will host West Virginia University in a preseason match Saturday at 1 p.m.. The team will conclude its preseason docket when it welcomes St. John’s University into Sportika Sports for a 2 p.m. kickoff Sunday, March 18.