The Sky Blue FC roster will have 20 players, plus two who were acquired in the NWSL dispersal draft. (Photo by Jeffrey Auger)
TINTON FALLS, N.J. — Sky Blue FC Monday announced its regular season roster, which consists of 20 players plus forwards Adriana Leon and Savannah McCaskill, who were acquired via the recent National Women’s Soccer League dispersal draft and do not count against the active player 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. Erin Simon has been placed on the 45-day disabled list, while Amanda Frisbie is out-of-market (acquired via the dispersal draft).
Options at the midfielder position are Sarah Killion, Carli Lloyd, Raquel Rodriguez, Thaisa Moreno and Madison Tiernan, with Daphne Corboz playing on loan with FC Fleury 91 in France.
Michaela Abam, Janine Beckie, Shea Groom, Jen Hoy, Katie Johnson, Adriana Leon, Savannah McCaskill and McKenzie Meehan comprise the group at forward.
Sky Blue FC Monday also released four players — defenders Cassidy Benintente, Mary Fiebernitz, Monica Flores and midfielder Kelly Conheeney.
The New Jersey side also retained 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 her education at Duke University.
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 (8): Michaela Abam, Janine Beckie (FED-CAN), Shea Groom, Jen Hoy, Katie Johnson, Adriana Leon (FED-CAN, DD), Savannah McCaskill (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