Daphne Corboz will finally take the pitch as a member of Sky Blue this upcoming NWSL season. After being the 22nd pick in the 2015 NWSL draft for SBFC, Corboz decided to play for Manchester City in the FA Women’s Super League instead, where she made 15 appearances and scored two goals and helped her team win their first FAWSL title.
The Georgetown Hoya was one of the best attacking players during her college days. In 2013 she racked up 27 points–7 goals, 13 assists–in 16 games played. She was named as a Second Team All-America selection by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America as well as being the Big East Midfielder of the Year and being an All-Big Eat First Team selection.
👉 NJ native
👉 2 yrs at Manchester City
👉 Georgetown all-time leading goal scorer
Sky Blue FC signs Daphne Corboz! https://t.co/33XhVNoEa8
— Sky Blue FC (@SkyBlueFC) January 19, 2017
Head coach Christie Holly was quoted in the Sky Blue press release as saying, “We are delighted to have signed Daphne Corboz. She is going to be a key piece to what we are trying to achieve over the next number of seasons, and she is an attractive player to us for many reasons. For starters, she is a New Jersey girl and has a full appreciation of what it means to wear the Sky Blue FC crest. She is someone who brings a huge amount of qualities on the field, and she also has a great personality off the field as well.”
Jen Muller from Cloud 9, when asked for comment said, “Not a bad way to start the day. When it was announced that Corboz would not be returning to Manchester City we hoped Sky Blue would find a way to bring her home to New Jersey. Very excited to see what the team can accomplish with this addition, especially now that it seems like O’Hara will be part of the attack. Between our returning players, our draftees, and now Corboz, it’s going to be a fun season.”
Needless to say, Sky Blue expects big things from this talented midfielder.