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Sesselmann Signs with Sky Blue FC

May 21, 2009 - Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) - Sky Blue FC News Release

Somerset, N.J. (May 21, 2009) - Sky Blue FC announced three roster moves today including the signing of forward Lauren Sesselmann to a developmental contract. In addition, the New Jersey/New York Women's Professional Soccer team promoted Noelle Keselica to the full roster and waived Jenny Hammond.

Sesselmann joins Sky Blue FC after playing for FC Indiana in the W-League in 2008. The Purdue University product was drafted by the Chicago Red Stars in the seventh round (44th pick overall) of the WPS 2009 Draft in January. She was one of the last cuts from the Red Stars roster before the start of the season.

"Obviously, at this point our forwards are banged up so Lauren provides an option," said Sky Blue FC General Manager and Head Coach Ian Sawyers. "She is a possession forward, and a physical player - brave, courageous and good in the air."

Last summer with FC Indiana, Sesselmann contributed nine goals and four assists in 14 regular season games before leading the team to a runner-up finish in the W-League Championship match. At Purdue, the Green Bay, Wis. native finished her career with six school records including most career points, goals, assists, game-winning goals, multiple-goal games and shots on goal registered. She ended up with 90 points on 34 goals and 22 assists and was named to the All-Big 10 first team in 2003 and 2005.

Sky Blue FC closes out a run of five-straight road games on Saturday when it travels to face the Washington Freedom at 4:30 p.m. at RFK Stadium. The team returns to New Jersey on Sunday, May 31 when it hosts the Boston Breakers at 6 p.m. at Yurcak Field on the campus of Rutgers University in Piscataway, N.J. (888-SBFC-TIX |

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