Sky Blue FC adds Daphne Corboz, a Manchester City star

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By TOM SLATER

Two years after drafting her, Sky Blue FC is finally getting to bring Daphne Corboz back to New Jersey.

Sky Blue FC announced that the New Jersey native would be joining the team from Manchester City of the FA Women’ Super League once the transfer paperwork is completed.

Sky Blue had originally selected Corboz in the 2015 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) draft, despite the player’s intent on signing with Manchester City.

“We are delighted to have signed Daphne Corboz,” said Christy Holly, Sky Blue FC coach. “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 was a standout at Watchung Hills High School and the Players Development Academy (PDA), which is the U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy partner of Sky Blue FC.

She played collegiately  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 stand as the highest mark ever in the Georgetown record books. During her collegiate career, she was named an NSCAA All-American on three occasions, including a First Team nod following her sophomore campaign.