- HometownJackson, New Jersey
Date of Birth: 6/12/1994
College: Rutgers University
How Acquired: NWSL Discovery Process
Benintente, 23, is a native of Jackson, N.J. She is also a graduate of Rutgers University, where she played alongside Sky Blue FC defender Erica Skroski and midfielder Madison Tiernan. The trio were members of a Scarlet Knights side that reached the NCAA College Cup Final Four in 2015, the most successful season in program history. Before she arrived on campus in Piscataway, Benintente played for Sky Blue FC Development Academy partner PDA and also won a pair of Region I championships while representing New Jersey ODP.