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Corboz Most Recently Played Abroad with Manchester City
Sky Blue FC of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) officially announced today that it has signed New Jersey native Daphne Corboz, pending receipt of her International Transfer Certificate (ITC). Most recently, Corboz spent the past two seasons with Manchester City of the FA Women’s Super League.
“We are delighted to have signed Daphne Corboz,” said Christy Holly, Sky Blue FC head 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.”
As a youth player, Corboz attended Watchung Hills High School and flourished within the Players Development Academy, which is the U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy partner of Sky Blue FC. She then 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 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.
“Bringing Daphne into our club is especially gratifying because I have personally known her and the Corboz family for quite some time,” said Tony Novo, Sky Blue FC President & General Manager. “It has been fantastic to watch her development throughout the years, both as a player and a person.”
Corboz, 23, was originally selected by Sky Blue FC as the no. 22 overall pick in the 2015 NWSL College Draft. Although she had already proclaimed her intent to join Manchester City, Sky Blue FC still opted to secure her NWSL rights at the time.
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