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Defender Sue Weber

Sue Weber has led a stingy Long Island Fury defense which has conceded less than one goal per game in each of their first two seasons. Defense truly builds championships as the Fury went on the capture the national title in 2006 as an expansion team. It was Sue's assist off an indirect kick which led to the only goal of the national championship match, scored by Rebecca Moros in the 88th minute.

The 22-year-old Islip resident was named by Newsday as the Female Athlete of the Year for 2005. This award takes into acccount all sports, not just soccer. 2005 was a very good year as she was also named the Player of the Year. Because of her exceptional play for the Fury as well as Hofstra University, she has been tabbed as well as Long Island Press Hero of the Week.

"Sue is a marvelous defender with great physical qualities. She understands the game and has prolific organizational abilities. Sue is tough to beat, loves to overlap and has excellent vision. She's a complete defender which is a rarity in today's game," commented Fury head coach Paul Riley. "A local product with vast experience and terrific technical ability."

Weber grew up playing for the LIJSL's Massapequa Spirit, leading them to the State Cup championship in 1999 and 2000. She was named a NSCAA/adidas High School All-American and McDonald's All-American as a senior at Islip High School in 2003. She led Islip High to the league championship four times and Suffolk County championship twice. She led the Hofstra Pride to their first-ever Colonal Athletic Association (CAA) title and first-ever NCAA tournament appearances, twice being selected as both a NSCAA All-American and Soccer Buzz All-American.

The awards continue as she was twice named CAA Women's Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year, recently named CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-American and was a Finalist for the NCAA Women's National Player of the Year.





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