Long Island Fury


Forward Marie Curtin
CurtinMarie Curtin plays as a defender
and midfielder for the Hofstra women's soccer team but she was switched to
forward with the Long Island Fury with very emphatic results.

Curtin scored the first three goals in the Fury's history to complete that rarest of soccer feats, a first half hat trick. Long Island defeated the Northampton Laurels, 5-0, in Easton, Pennsylvania on May 20 to get their inaugural Women's Premier Soccer League season off on the right foot.

"Marie has an explosive shot and is very crafty around the goal. Plays well with her back to the goal, excellent vision and can change the game in a split second," commented Fury head coach Paul Riley, " She will lead our attack and our expectations for her are very high."

Curtin, a native of County Limerick in Ireland, has played for the Irish Girls National Teams and Irish Women's National Team. She received the Under 19 Eircoms International Player of the Year Award in 2002. In Irish club soccer, she grew up playing for the Lifford LFC.

At Hofstra University, Curtin was selected the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year in 2004 and made the All-Conference team in 2004 and 2005 as the Pride took the CAA championship last year.