Plainview, NY – Former professional WPS player and New York native Sue Alber-Weber has signed for her 6th consecutive year with the Long Island Rough Riders of the USL W-League. Alber-Weber plays center defense and will continue to lead the team as their captain.
During Alber-Weber’s tenure with the Rough Riders, Alber-Weber has earned several individual awards including all conference, all league and defender of the year on multiple occasions.
“We are delighted Sue will once again be leading our W-team as our captain,” said Rough Riders General Manager Flavio Ferri. “Sue’s leadership qualities and overall performance on the pitch makes her one of the top players in the league and an invaluable asset to our team.”
Alber-Weber is best known for her time with the Boston Breakers of the National Women’s Soccer league where she played professionally in 2009 being coached by former US Women’s National Team and World Cup champion coach Tony Dicicco.
“I am very excited for the upcoming 2015 W-League season,” said Alber Weber. “We have a good amount of young talent coming in and with our returning veterans I expect to compete for a spot at the W-League final 4.”
Graduating from Hofstra University in 2008, Alber-Weber was an All American selection both in college as well as in High School, winning the CAA conference championship twice whilst being named defender of the year in all 3 years. Moreover she was selected as tournament MVP twice, made the Hermann trophy watch list in 2006 and was identified for the US Youth National Team. Her jersey #20 was officially retired by Hofstra University and remains a fixture of the Hofstra Soccer Stadium to honor her accomplishments and contribution to the school.
The coaching staff is expecting Alber-Weber to continue to have a huge impact on the team and lead them to a winning 2015 W-League season.
About the W-League
The W-League is the first and longest-standing women’s soccer league in North America. The 2015 W-League will include 18 teams in three regional conferences, featuring current and former international and professional stars.