Sky Blue’s Corboz Loaned To French Side FC Fleury

Sky Blue FC, Corboz, Daphne Corboz
Daphne Corboz. Photo: Photo by Jeffrey Auger

Jersey girl Daphne Corboz will be spending the National Women’s Soccer League’s offseason in Europe.

Sky Blue FC said Corboz, the midfielder from Greenbrook, N.J., will join French side FC Fleury 91 on loan. During the just completed 2017 NWSL season — her first with Sky Blue — she had 19 appearances with 12 starts with a goal and five assists, which tied for the team lead.

This will not be her first time playing professionally in Europe. Prior to joining Sky Blue FC, Corboz spent two seasons with Manchester City of the FA Women’s Super League.

FC Fleury 91 currently plays in the Division 1 Féminine, which is the first division of women’s soccer in France. The club won the Division 2 championship earlier this year, earning a promotion to the Division 1 Féminine.

As a youth player, Corboz attended Watchung Hills High School and flourished within the Players Development Academy, which is a U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy partner of Sky Blue FC.

She then attended Georgetown University where she made 80 starts in 82 appearances and 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 a NSCAA All-American on three occasions, including a First Team nod following her sophomore campaign.

Corboz will return to New Jersey prior to the start of the 2018 season.