Chad Severs

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Chad Severs
Personal information
Full name Chad Severs
Date of birth (1982-08-13) August 13, 1982 (age 31)
Place of birth Vineland, New Jersey, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
2001–2004 Penn State Nittany Lions
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003 Jersey Shore Boca
2004 Reading Rage 12 (5)
2005 Harrisburg City Islanders 20 (14)
2006–2007 Rochester Raging Rhinos 16 (3)
2006 Wilmington Hammerheads (loan) 1 (0)
2006 Harrisburg City Islanders (loan) 5 (4)
2007 Harrisburg City Islanders (loan) 7 (4)
2007–2008 Otago United 11 (1)
2008 Rochester Raging Rhinos 11 (0)
2009 Harrisburg City Islanders 19 (9)
2010–2011 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 42 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 4, 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).

Chad Severs (born August 13, 1982 in Vineland, New Jersey) is an American soccer player.


College and Amateur[edit]

Severs attended Ocean City High School in Ocean City, New Jersey where he is currently the second all-time leading scorer in New Jersey prep history. His 159 career goals are just two shy of Tab Ramos' record of 161. Severs once scored 8 goals in a high school game, a South Jersey record. In 1999-2000, during his junior and senior seasons, at Ocean City High School, he helped capture two New Jersey Group 3 State Co-Championships. During his youth, he played his club soccer for the seven-time New Jersey State Cup Champions, Mercer United Warriors. In 2000, he would end his youth career with the newly founded Match Fit Academy. He was also a regular on the Region 1 Olympic Development Team and is a 2000 Adidas Elite Soccer Program Alumni.

Severs accepted a full athletic scholarship and played his college soccer at Penn State University from 2001-2004. While with Penn State, he led the team in scoring for three straight years, from 2002-2004. He finished his Nittany Lion career ninth in all-time career goals (38) and points (90). This achievement also places him sixth in the Big Ten Conference record books. In 2001, he earned Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Year honors and was named Penn State Freshman Male Student Athlete of the Year. He was selected to Second-Team All-Big Ten and College Soccer News National All-Freshman Second Team. During that same year, the Nittany Lions would make it to the NCAA Tournament "Sweet Sixteen". In 2002, Severs had a breakout year scoring 17 goals while he led the Nittany Lions to a Big Ten Tournament Championship and onto the NCAA Tournament "Elite 8". For his efforts in his sophomore campaign, he garnered First-Team All-Big Ten honors and Honorable Mention on the College Soccer News All-American Team. In 2003, Severs totaled 7 goals and added 3 assists. In the same year, Penn State would fall one game short of capturing their second straight Big Ten Tournament Championship and losing out on the NCAA tournament for the first time in Severs' career. They lost in the Big Ten Championship game to Indiana University in penalty kicks. Although, a mediocre year by the Nittany Lion squad, Severs would get attention on the Middle-Atlantic All-Region Second-Team.

Prior to his senior season, he was a College Soccer News Third-Team Preseason All-American. He went on to lead the Nittany Lions in goals(9) and points(21) for the third straight year and received Second-Team All-Big Ten. Penn State would eventually lose in the NCAA tournament "round of 32". Shortly after his final year at Penn State, he was one of 66 seniors invited to participate in the 2005 Adidas Major League Soccer Combine at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Ca. In 2004, he was also named the South Jersey Soccer Coaches Association College Player of the Year. In an effort to make his dream become a reality much quicker and concentrate fully on playing professional soccer, Severs would graduate in just 3 and 1/2 years, with a B.S. in Kinesiology.

During his college years Severs also played in the USL Premier Development League with Jersey Shore Boca and the Reading Rage.


Severs turned professional in 2005 when he with the Harrisburg City Islanders of the USL Second Division and was named USL2 Rookie of the Year. Severs moved on to the Rochester Rhinos for 2006, but the Islanders brought him back for a five-game loan stint over which he scored four goals. He was more of a presence for Rochester in 2007, scoring 3 goals and 7 points over 14 appearances, but still found time for another productive loan spell in Harrisburg (3 goals, 8 points in five games) as he helped the Islanders on their championship run. In 2007, he also appeared in 11 games with Otago United of the New Zealand Football Championship.

He transferred back the Islanders in 2009, and enjoyed the most productive season of his career, scoring 9 goals in 19 games for the team.

Despite playing only 51 games in a Harrisburg uniform, Severs ranks as the club’s all-time leader in goals (31), points (70), and game-winning goals (6). On February 11, 2010 Pittsburgh Riverhounds announced the signing of Severs to a contract for the 2010 season.[1]


In his spare time, Severs enjoys traveling, bodyboarding, and playing golf in his hometown of Ocean City, New Jersey.[2]


  1. ^ "Riverhounds sign Severs". Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  2. ^ Chad Severs player profile page

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