Sky Blue FC have signed Imani Dorsey to a full pro contract and waived defender Kayla Mills.
Dorsey, 22, was the No. 5 overall selection by Sky Blue FC in the 2018 NWSL College Draft this past January. The Duke University product made her professional debut for Sky Blue FC last weekend against the Washington Spirit at Yurcak Field, where she was in the Starting XI and played 71 minutes.
“Imani had a very good performance for us this past Friday, which was obviously the first start of her professional career,” said Denise Reddy, Sky Blue FC head coach. “She plays with a lot of explosiveness, and her movement off the ball provides a great addition to our attack.”
Dorsey was named the ACC Offensive Player of the Year in 2017 and received United Soccer Coaches First Team All-America accolades. Last fall, she had a standout senior campaign at Duke, leading the Blue Devils with 47 shots, 38 points and a team-best 14 goals. Additionally, she recorded five game-winners and made 25 starts. She also went on an incredible offensive run where she scored a goal in six straight contests.
Internationally, the Maryland native has competed within the U.S. Women’s National Team system at the U-15, U-17, U-18 and U-19 levels.
Mills was in her second season with Sky Blue FC after the team selected her with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft. During her time with the club, she made 13 starts over 16 appearances.