The Long Island Rough Riders women’s team is pleased to announce the signings of Sabrina Blaskovic, Mia Rose Daly, Shannon Gray and Kerianne Scorce for the upcoming 2019 United Women’s Soccer season.
Blaskovic, a defender/midfielder, logged 290 minutes in five matches last season for the Rough Riders. She was limited to six matches (two starts) her junior season at Adelphi University due to an injury.
“Sabrina was part of our defensive rotation last year but was in and out of the lineup because of an injury,” head coach Karim Diallo said. “She was one of the youngest players on the team, so I believe having that one UWS season under her belt will help her maturation this year.”
Joining Blaskovic again this summer is Adelphi teammate Scorce. The forward had a goal and an assist in the 3-1 win against New York Surf on June 6 and made three appearances for Long Island in 2018. Scorce led Adelphi with 10 goals and added three assists last fall.
“Kerianne is another unselfish player,” Diallo said. “Naturally she’s a center forward but did what was needed for the team when her name was called. She gets on the field and does her job; she’s great to have on the team.”
Daly, a rising sophomore defender, made 18 appearances (16 starts) for LIU Brooklyn last fall.
“Mia is a good defender with good attacking instincts,” Diallo said. “She is disciplined and will give us more depth and versatility on defense.”
Gray is a rising junior goalkeeper at Colby College in Maine. She was second in the conference with 76 saves in 14 games (seven starts) last fall, while recording a .844 save percentage.
“Shannon will be competing with veteran Melissa Guglielmo for the starting goalkeeper position,” Diallo said. “She is a good shot stopper with good distribution skills.”
The Rough Riders open their 2019 UWS campaign against the Connecticut Fusion on Saturday, May 11. Kickoff is 5:30 p.m. from Hofstra University Soccer Stadium.
BY: Michael LoRé