January 19, 2017
THEY DIDN'T LET HER GET AWAY
Sky Blue signs Jersey native Daphne Corboz
Sky Blue FC of the National Women’s Soccer League announced Thursday that it signed New Jersey native Daphne Corboz.
Her signing is pending receipt of her International Transfer Certificate.
Corboz spent the past two seasons with Manchester City of the FA Women’s Super League in England.
“We are delighted to have signed Daphne Corboz,” Sky Blue head coach Christy Holly said. “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.”
Corboz, 23, attended Watchung Hills High School and flourished with the Players Development Academy, which is the U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy partner of Sky Blue.
She attended Georgetown University and had one of the most decorated careers in program history. Making 80 starts in 82 appearances, Corboz accumulated 134 points over four years, registering 47 goals and 41 assists. The 47 goals still are a program record. She also was named a National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-American on three occasions, including a first team as a sophomore.
“Bringing Daphne into our club is especially gratifying because I have personally known her and the Corboz family for quite some time,” Sky Blue president and general manager Tony Novo said. “It has been fantastic to watch her development throughout the years, both as a player and a person.”
Corboz was selected by Sky Blue as the 22nd overall pick in the 2015 NWSL college draft. Although she had already proclaimed her intent to join Manchester City, Sky Blue still opted to secure her NWSL rights.