NWSL Preseason I Sky Blue FC Updated Roster

GOALKEEPERS (3): Caroline Casey (William and Mary), Kristyn Shea (Providence), Kailen Sheridan (Clemson, FP-CAN)

DEFENDERS (6): Mandy Freeman (Southern California), Kayla Mills (Southern California), Christie Rampone (Monmouth), Domi Richardson (Missouri), Erin Simon (Syracuse), Erica Skroski (Rutgers)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Catrina Atanda (Clemson), Kelly Conheeney (Virginia Tech), Daphne Corboz (Georgetown), Sarah Killion (UCLA), Taylor Lytle (Texas Tech), Raquel Rodriguez (Penn State, INT’L-CRC), Nikki Stanton (Fairfield), Madison Tiernan (Rutgers)

FORWARDS (8): Kim DeCesare (Duke), Leah Galton (Hofstra, INT’L-ENG), Maya Hayes (Penn State), Sam Kerr (INT’L-AUS), McKenzie Meehan (Boston College), Kelley O’Hara (Stanford, FP-USA), Danielle Schulmann (Connecticut), Catherine Zimmerman (Providence)

Not yet reported (1): Tasha Kai (Hawaii), Offseason Ankle Surgery
No longer on the roster: Tori Corsaro (GK), Cassidy Benintente (D), Jackie Bruno (M), Rachel Breton (F), Alexis McTamney (F), and Erica Murphy (F)

A really intelligent nation might be held together by far stronger forces than are derived from the purely gregarious instincts. A nation need not be a mob of slaves, clinging to one another through fear, and for the most part incapable of self-government, and begging to be led; but it might consist of vigorous self-reliant men, knit to one another by innumerable ties, into a strong, tense, and elastic organisation.
—  Sir Francis Galton


GOALKEEPERS: Caroline Casey (William and Mary), Tori Corsaro (Le Moyne), Kristyn Shea (Providence), Kailen Sheridan (Clemson, FP-CAN),

DEFENDERS: Cassidy Benintente (Rutgers), Kayla Mills (Southern California), Mandy Freeman (Southern California), Kelley O’Hara (Stanford, FP-USA), Erica Skroski (Rutgers), Christie Rampone (Monmouth), Erin Simon (Syracuse)

MIDFIELDERS: Catrina Atanda (Clemson), Jackie Bruno (Massachusetts), Kelly Conheeney (Virginia Tech), Daphne Corboz (Georgetown), Sarah Killion (UCLA), Taylor Lytle (Texas Tech), Domi Richardson (Missouri), Raquel Rodriguez (Penn State, INT’L-CRC), Nikki Stanton (Fairfield)

FORWARDS: Rachel Breton (Rutgers), Kim DeCesare (Duke), Leah Galton (Hofstra, INT’L-ENG), Maya Hayes (Penn State), Tasha Kai (Hawaii), Sam Kerr (INT’L-AUS), Alexis McTamney (Monmouth), McKenzie Meehan (Boston College), Erica Murphy (Rutgers), Danielle Schulmann (Connecticut), Madison Tiernan (Rutgers), Catherine Zimmerman (Providence)

The most sceptical scientific reader may therefore accept as a flat fact, carrying no implication of unsoundness of mind, that Joan was what Francis Galton and other modern investigators of human faculty call a visualizer. She saw imaginary saints just as some other people see imaginary diagrams and landscapes with numbers dotted about them, and are thereby able to perform feats of memory and arithmetic impossible to non-visualizers … the mind’s eye is more or less a magic lantern, [and] the street is full of normally sane people who have hallucinations of all sorts which they believe to be part of the normal permanent equipment of all human beings.

George Bernard Shaw, Preface to Saint Joan


Lewis Hine, Composite Photographs of Child Laborers, 1913

from The Public Domain Review:

Between 1908 and 1911, the photographer and social reformer Lewis Hine travelled the U.S. for the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) documenting child labor — in factories, textile mills, canneries, and coal mines — focusing in particular on the Carolina Piedmont. Amongst the hundreds of photographs he made in this time is this unique set of composite photographs of Southern cotton mill workers featured below. Each image was created by purposively rephotographing several workers upon the same photographic plate. The idea of overlaying portraits in this way was not without precedent. The technique was invented in 1880s by Sir Francis Galton who used multiple exposures to create an “average” portrait from many different faces. For Galton, the primary purpose of the method was so as to advance his views on human ideal types, and it could be argued that Hine used it in a similar way (albeit divorced from the somewhat suspect context of phrenology), to generalise his observations regarding the damaging physical effects of the back-breaking factory work on young bodies. However, the fact that Hine overlays faces of quite different physicality perhaps implies a subtler motive, one perhaps more orientated around the haunting quality of the final image. The composites were never published in Hine’s lifetime, although the portraits of the same children used in the process do appear in posters for the NCLC alongside such headlines as “Making Human Junk: Shall Industry Be Allowed To Put This Cost On Society?”. In general, Hine’s heart-rending images from his time with the NCLC — often the result of putting himself at great personal danger — helped to influence the change in several laws, including the Keating-Owen Child Labor Act of 1916.

At a livestock exhibition at Plymouth, England, in 1907, attendees were invited to guess the weight of an ox and to write their estimates on cards, with the most accurate estimates receiving prizes. About 800 tickets were issued, and after the contest these made their way to Francis Galton, who found them “excellent material.”

“The average competitor,” he wrote, “was probably as well fitted for making a just estimate of the dressed weight of the ox, as an average voter is of judging the merits of most political issues on which he votes, and the variety among the voters to judge justly was probably much the same in either case.”

Happily for all of us, he found that the guesses in the aggregate were quite accurate. The middlemost estimate was 1,207 pounds, and the weight of the dressed ox proved to be 1,198 pounds, an error of 0.8 percent. This has been borne out in subsequent research: When a group of people make individual estimates of a quantity, the mean response tends to be fairly accurate, particularly when the crowd is diverse and the judgments are independent.

Galton wrote, “This result is, I think, more creditable to the trustworthiness of a democratic judgment than might have been expected.”


GOALKEEPERS: Brittany Anghel (Syracuse), Caroline Casey (William and Mary)

DEFENDERS: Lindsi Cutshall (Brigham Young), Caitlin Foord (Australia), CoCo Goodson (UC-Irvine), Kristin Grubka (Florida State), Maya Hayes (Penn State), Meg Morris (North Carolina), Kelley O’Hara (Stanford), Christie Rampone (Monmouth), Erin Simon (Syracuse), Erica Skroski (Rutgers)

MIDFIELDERS: Nicole Baxter (William and Mary), Rachel Breton (Rutgers), Kelly Conheeney (Virginia Tech), Kim DeCesare (Duke), Theresa Diederich (Alabama), Shawna Gordon (Long Beach State), Sarah Killion (UCLA), Taylor Lytle (Texas Tech), Raquel Rodriguez (Penn State), Domi Richardson (Missouri), Nikki Stanton (Fairfield)

FORWARDS: Krystyna Freda (Winthrop), Leah Galton (Hofstra), Kelsey Haycook (La Salle), Tasha Kai (Hawaii), Sam Kerr (Australia), Danielle Schulmann (UConn)



2008 | Television Film | BBC
Featuring Sophie Hunter

In the early 1960s aspiring stage actor Harry H. Corbett jumps at the chance to play junk-dealer Harold Steptoe in a television comedy show ‘Steptoe and Son’. However, the show’s success proves to be a poisoned chalice for him, type-casting him and thwarting his stage ambitions. Wilfrid Brambell, the actor playing his father, is marginalized in a different way. He is a gay man in an England where homosexuality is still illegal. The show runs for several years, incorporating film spin-offs but both, in their own way, feel that they have invoked the curse of Steptoe. 

Directed by: Michael Samuels
Roger Allam as Tom Sloane
Jason Isaacs as Harry H. Corbett
Zoë Tapper as Sheila Steafel
Burn Gorman as Ray Galton
Rory Kinnear as Alan Simpson
Philip Davis as Wilfrid Brambell
Sophie Hunter as Maureen Corbett

*In May 2009, the BBC Trust concluded that the programme had been inaccurate and unfair by implying that the child of Maureen and Harry had been conceived as a result of a casual relationship.
*Maureen had two children with Harry: Susannah and Jonathan. They remained married until his death in 1982.