Plainview, NY – The Welsh soccer sensation and Middle Tennessee State standout Shan Jones has signed with the Long Island Rough Riders of the USL W-League. Shan will be playing up top and was recruited for her proven goal scoring prowess.
Graduating from the Division 1 Middle Tennessee State University in 2012, Jones earned many team and league honors such as being selected Sun Belt Freshman of the Year (2008), All-Sun Belt First Team (2008 and 2009), NSCAA All-South Region Third Team (2009), Preseason All-Sun Belt Team (2009 and 2010), and Sun Belt Player of the Week (August 2009). She ended her impressive collegiate career ranked as one of the top players in program history.
In 2013, Jones won nearly every possible award in the W-League. This included League Rookie of the Year and MVP in addition to being named to the W-League All-Conference and All-League team as well as leading the league in scoring and goals scored. “I am delighted to be part of the W -League for the third year running,” Jones added. “This year I will be representing the Rough Riders Soccer Club, and confident that as a team we will find success throughout the season”.
Jones is also known for her time with the Wales Women’s National Team, having represented the team at the U-13, U-16, U-19, and senior levels. She even had the honor of representing her country in the 2013 Algarve Cup.
“We are excited to bring Shan on board with us this season”, said Rough Riders General Manager Flavio Ferri. “Shan has international experience and is a proven goal scorer which will add fire power to our attack.”
Her international experience and all over success landed her a professional contract with Luv Graz in Austria, where she played from August to November 2013. Moreover Jones played for Caernarfon Ladies FC of the North Wales Women’s Football League, where she earned Player of the Year honors in 2007.
The coaching staff is expecting Shan to have an immediate offensive impact.