HOWELL, N.J. — Sky Blue FC defender and New Jersey native Erica Skroski agreed to a new one-year contract with a one-year option for the National Women’s Soccer League season.

As per team and league policies, further details were not disclosed.

“I am so excited to be back with Sky Blue and to continue to represent the club and New Jersey,” Skroski said. “It’s an extremely exciting time for the club and I think it’s going to be a very fun and competitive season. See you all at Red Bull Arena!”

Skroski, 25, will enter her fifth season with Sky Blue. Last year she started in all 24 matches on the backline and completed 85 clearances, 46 interceptions and 20 blocks.

“We are thrilled to re-sign Erica and have her compete at Red Bull Arena in front of her local crowd,” head coach Freya Coombe said. “Erica brings such strength and speed to our backline and is ferocious in the tackle.”

A Rutgers University project, Skorski was selected as the No. 23 overall pick in the 2016 NWSL college draft and has appeared in 85 games (84 starts) for the club.

“Erica brings versatility and grit to our backline,” general manager Alyse LaHue said. “As a New Jersey native she has spent her whole playing career in the State and we are happy to have her continue with her home club for another season.”