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Erica Skroski

Erica Skroski

American association football player
Erica Skroski
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Quick Facts

Intro American association football player
Is Athlete Football player Association football player
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 14 February 1994, Galloway Township, Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA
Age 27 years
Star sign Aquarius
Stats
Height: 1.68 m
Education
Absegami High School
Sports Teams
NJ/NY Gotham FC
Rutgers Scarlet Knights women's soccer
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Erica Skroski (born February 14, 1994) is an American soccer player who plays as a defender for Sky Blue FC in the NWSL.

Early life

A native of Galloway Township, New Jersey, Skroski played soccer at Absegami High School. In 2011, she was named to the All-South Jersey Girls' Soccer First Team, and was named The Press of Atlantic City Girls Soccer Player of the Year.

She played club youth soccer for NJSA under coach Kris Anderson.

College

From 2012–2015, Skroski played college soccer at Rutgers University, where she majored in exercise science and sport studies. She was selected to the 2012–13 Big East All-Academic Team, and was selected to the Academic All-Big Ten team in 2014 and 2015. For the 2014 season, she was selected to the All-Big Ten Second Team, and the 2014 Big Ten All-Tournament Team. In 2015, Skroski was named Big Ten Defender of the Year and was a First Team All-Big Ten selection. She was also a NSCAA Second Team All-American.

In the 2015 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Tournament, Rutgers reached the college cup for the first time in school history. Rutgers had built around defense, and Skroski and Brianne Reed anchored the back line for the team. In the quarterfinal, Rutgers held the No. 1 seed Virginia, the highest scoring team in the country, to a 0–0 draw, then advanced by defeating Virginia 7–6 in a penalty shoot-out. For the season, Rutgers set school records with 19 wins and 19 shutouts; their season ended with a loss to Penn State in the semi-final.

Professional career

Skroski was drafted by Sky Blue FC in the 3rd round of the 2016 NWSL College Draft. As a rookie, she played in all 20 games, playing all but six minutes during the 2016 NWSL season. She scored her first professional goal against the Boston Breakers on July 17, 2016. In October 2016, Sky Blue FC exercised Skroski's 2017 option.

Skroski played in 21 games with 20 starts during the 2017 NWSL season. She scored her first goal of the season on September 30 against Boston. After the 2017 season, Sky Blue FC extended a new contract offer to Skroski.

She made the Sky Blue FC opening-day roster for the 2018 NWSL season.

International career

She was called up to the United States women's national under-23 soccer team in January 2016 for a friendly against the Republic of Ireland. She was then called up to the United States under-23 team for the 2016 Istria Cup in March.

In January 2017, Skroski was called into a U.S. under-23 team training camp; she was one of four NWSL players named to the roster. She was named to the U.S. U-23 team rosters for the 2017 La Manga Tournament in March and the 2017 Nordic Tournament in June.

Career statistics

College

Club Season Apps Goals
Rutgers 2012 20 0
2013 22 3
2014 20 0
2015 26 2
Career totals 88 5

Club

Club Season League
League Apps Goals
Sky Blue FC 2016 NWSL 20 1
2017 21 1
2018 20 0
2019 24 0
Career totals 85 2
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 17 Aug 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/sports/local/college/n-j-pro-soccer-team-drafts-jersey-girl-erica-skroski/article_c90d9dd4-bbb4-11e5-8ad4-ef20da0b5d71.html
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/high_school/20111208_All-South_Jersey_Girls__Soccer_NO_HEAD_SPECIFIED.html
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/sports/local/highschool/absegami-s-erica-skroski-does-whatever-team-needs-wins-press/article_eba5468c-cff9-5e08-82d0-1040e2b62296.html
http://www.skybluefc.com/sky-blue-fc-spotlight-skroski-tiernan-embody-new-jersey-pride-and-work-ethic/
http://scarletknights.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=1482
http://www.seniorclassaward.com/athletes/erica_skroski/
http://scarletknights.com/news/2013/8/9/RU_Women_s_Soccer_Qualifies_19_Athletes_for_Big_East_All_Academic_Team.aspx?path=wsoc
https://web.archive.org/web/20180529130507/http://www.bigten.org/genrel/121014aaa.html#
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http://scarletknights.com/news/2014/11/10/Skroski_Named_to_B1G_All_Tourney_Team.aspx?path=wsoc
http://scarletknights.com/news/2015/10/30/WSOC_Earns_Two_B1G_Players_of_the_Year_Six_League_Honors.aspx?path=wsoc
http://scarletknights.com/news/2015/12/5/NSCAA_Names_Murphy_Skroski_Second_Team_All_Americans.aspx?path=wsoc
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