BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY DUO SIGN WITH THE ROUGH RIDERS
Harrison Weilbacher and Stephen McKenna sign with the Rough Riders
PLAINVIEW, NY- (Monday, March 27 2017) – The Long Island Rough Riders are pleased to announce that Harrison Weilbacher and Stephen McKenna from Binghamton University have signed for the 2017 season. Binghamton sophomores join the Rough Riders in their rookie seasons in the PDL.
Midfielder, Harrison Weilbacher left a lasting impression during his freshman season at Binghamton University. Appearing in 20 games and starting 16, Weilbacher held a team-high goals and assists record (5). He was named to the America East All-Rookie Team, and named Rookie of the Week twice in his debut season. Preforming the same in his second season with the Bearcats, Weilbacher appeared and started in 18 games and lead the team with 4 assists.
After a redshirt freshman year, defender, Stephen McKenna didn’t waste anytime in getting himself on the pitch. McKenna appeared and started in all 19 games for the Bearcats and helped contribute to the team’s six shutouts. The Binghamtom duo is expected to have the same effect on the Rough Riders as both did their rookie seasons with the Bearcats. General manager Flavio Ferri is excited for the duo to sign and states, “They play at a top-level college program and we have high expectations for them this season. Harrison provides quality and creativity going forward and Stephen should add depth to the back line.”
Harrison Weilbacher and Stephen McKenna, join Junior Rosero, Jeff Media, Andre Morrison, Tom Wharf and Daniel Gwyther as the team’s signings for the 2017 season. The club will host open tryouts on Long Island on April 15 at Cantiague Park for current college players and graduated players who are looking to compete at a high level.
The Long Island Rough Riders open their season at home on Saturday, May 13th at 7:30 pm against the Westchester Flames. Tickets are available at www.liroughriders.com. The Rough Riders offer many ticket options for home games in order to provide interactive fun and excitement for family and friends. Choose between family, team, and party packages to make your Rough Riders experience one to remember!