HOWELL, N.J. – Sky Blue FC announced today that beginning April 1, the team will train at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, N.J. for the remainder of the 2019 National Women’s Soccer League season.
“We have an excellent relationship with Georgian Court University and are thrilled they will serve as our official training facility,” president and general manager Tony Novo said. “In the past few months, we worked closely with the Georgian Court athletic administration to ensure that our players have all the resources they need to succeed.”
“We at Georgian Court University are delighted about the return of Sky Blue FC to our beautiful campus in Lakewood Township,” said Laura Liesman, assistant vice president for athletics and recreation. “These top-level athletes will have full access to the high-end amenities we maintain on campus, including our turf and grass soccer fields, our fitness center, and our athletic training suite. The players are terrific role models who set an example for our young student-athletes, both male and female, about the hard work, commitment, and sacrifice needed to be successful. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Sky Blue.”
In addition to two grass fields and newly-finished turf field, which the team will use for daily training, Georgian Court also offers a fully outfitted wellness center that include a training room, hydro room, fitness center, laundry room, ice baths, team meeting spaces and full locker rooms.
Founded in 1908 by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a Catholic coeducational university with a liberal arts core. It occupies a 156-acre campus and is home to about 2,300 students.
Georgian Court competes at the NCAA Division II level and is a member of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.
Sky Blue will open the regular season against the Washington Spirit at Maryland SoccerPlex April 13. The home opener will take place on Saturday, April 20 against the Houston Dash at Rutgers’ Yurcak Field.