Former Long Island Rough Riders women’s team captain Sue Weber-Alber has been named to the Hofstra University Athletics Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019, the school announced.
The Class of 2019, which includes Weber-Alber, Larry Bloom (athletics department), Trevor Dimmie (football), Shellane Ogoshi (volleyball), Jay Wright (men’s basketball), and the 1960 baseball team, will be inducted into the Hofstra Athletics Hall of Fame on June 17, 2019, at the Huntington Crescent Club in Huntington, N.Y.
Weber-Alber, who played defense with the Rough Riders for eight seasons (2010-17), lead the Pride to Colonial Athletic Association championships and NCAA Tournament berths in 2005 and ’07 during her three-year career at the university from 2005-07. She became the first player in program history to earn All-America honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) in 2005, and repeated the feat two years later.
A native of Islip, N.Y., Weber-Alber was named CAA Defensive Player in each of her three seasons with the Pride and was the CAA Championship Most Outstanding Player in 2005 and ’07.
Not only did she succeed on the soccer field, but Weber-Alber also excelled in the classroom. She was named a 2007 CoSIDA Academic All-American and was a two-time Academic All-District selection. The Pride retired her No. 20 jersey in 2008.
After graduating from Hofstra, Weber-Alber was an all-league defender in the USL W-League and was named the league’s Defender of the Year in 2008. She also played for the Boston Breakers of Women’s Professional Soccer in 2009 under head coach Tony DiCicco, the former United States Women’s National Team coach, who won the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Graphic credit: Hofstra University athletics department
BY: Michael LoRé