Sky Blue FC has signed forward Imani Dorsey to a full professional contract, the club announced Friday. Dorsey joined the team last week as a National Team Replacement Player, playing 71 minutes in her first professional start on June 8.
Sky Blue FC has waived defender Kayla Mills to make room on the roster for Dorsey.
“Imani had a very good performance for us this past Friday, which was obviously the first start of her professional career. She plays with a lot of explosiveness, and her movement off the ball provides a great addition to our attack,” Sky Blue FC head coach Denise Reddy said in a statement release by the club. “We also want to take the time today to thank Kayla for all of her contributions to Sky Blue FC, and we want to wish her nothing but success in the future.”
Dorsey was selected with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2018 NWSL College Draft out of Duke. Mills was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft. She appeared in 16 games for Sky Blue FC last season, but did not appear in a match this season.